10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Not up to usual Travelodge standard.
"Stayed here in order to go to the Joan Baez concert at the Usher Hall. Can't fault the location - perfect for anyone visiting the centre of Edinburgh. However, having stayed in many Travelodges over the the UK, we found this one very definitely lacking! Our room was on the third floor, overlooking the main street. This was fine, except there was a dirty great floodlight attached to the outside of the building shining directly into our room! The curtain wasn't able to keep the light out, so we got very little sleep. There were no bedside tables (most Travelodges, from what I can remember, all have fitted furniture round the bed). This meant that my glass of water, spectacles etc. had to lie on the floor! There was also no luggage rack, or shelving of any description in the room. On our arrival we found the towels on our bed - this was because there absolutely nowhere to put them in the bedroom - no towel rail, shelf or anything. What is so annoying is that the room had ample room for all these little things that can make the difference to an overnight stay. Having said all that - if I was looking for an overnight stay in the centre of Edinburgh - I would stay there again - simply for the convenience."
- Travel date: 13th October 2009
A basic hotel.
"Our triple room was fairly clean and spacious. The edges of the carpet, however had not been vacuumed for a very long time, enough dirt had got collected there. The mugs and spoons provided with the tea-coffee maker had been cursorily rinsed , there were some stains on them. We had had to give them a good wash before using. The attached bathroom appeared clean. The previous occupants long hair were stuck to the wall above the bath tub, indicating perhaps that one mop may have been used to wipe the whole place. It is good , if you only need a place to sleep. The location is very nice. Close to a supermarket, restaurants. Even the bus station is not very far. Angela at the reception was very helpful, informative and pleasant. The taxi driver who got us to the hotel, commented that since this travelodge was new, it would still be nice."
- Travel date: 11th October 2009
Great location and price
"Stayed here Sept 2-5 and loved it. Our room was at the back and very quiet. This is a "no frills" hotel, but that's what we like. The location is great and so is the price. If you are looking for a big luxury room, go elsewhere. But if you are more interested in seeing the beautiful city of Edinburgh (rather than spending time inside a hotel room), the Travelodge is perfect. We'd definitely stay here again."
- Travel date: 25th September 2009
"We stayed here for 2 nights during the Edinburgh Festival. The room was on the top floor with sloping ceilings. It was clean and functional, however the shower was very small and the toilet was so near the shower that your feet could hardly fit between the two. As we were out most of the time and only came back to sleep and shower, it suited us fine. The location was very handy and within a short distance of everything. I would be quite happy to stay there again."
- Travel date: 25th September 2009
Good value for money
"We arrived at this Travelodge last Monday and stayed for three nights, the room was booked well in advance so cheap as chips. This was obviously a hotel of some sort previously and Travelodge have taken it over and tarted it up, the place is very basic but clean, typical Travelodge. Due to the walls not being that thick we had noisy neighbours the first night, second and third night we slept ok despite being at the front of the building. Just a tip, rather than drive to Edinburgh fly, we flew from Birmingham and only in the air for 40 minutes, Â£80 each and Â£15 to park at the airport!!! In addition the bus from the airport stops right outside the building. We paid Â£10.00 to check in early, however we found out that the train station at Waverly Bridge allow you to leave lugguge at Â£7.00 an item, so when checked out on Thursday morning we took our case there and paid the Â£7.00 which was handy. If your happy cheap and cheerful this place is ok, if not then dont book a Travelodge!!!"
- Travel date: 22nd September 2009
worst travelodge ever
"This is the worst travelodge we have ever stayed in. We got a tiny room at the back overlooking rubbish and airconditioners. The window didn't have double glazing and didn't open, there were no curtains,there was no heating or airconditioning. no storage space and wasn't too clean. The plumbing made the most horrendous noise then on our final morning shower,sink and toilet blocked. There was no socket by the mirror for hair products. All in all a very badly renovated building although a good location. I would rather pay double ( we paid Â£56 ) for somewhere better."
- Travel date: 21st September 2009
Not disability friendly
"As a disabled solo traveller, there is nothing I could find to recommend this hotel. There are no on-site parking facilities - this is only mentioned if you delve into the 'More info' link on this hotel's page on the Travelodge website. Immediately inside the hotel entrance is a flight of approximately 4 steps up to the Reception. Considering this hotel was only opened in 2009, I don't know how they 'got around' the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)."
- Travel date: 19th September 2009
Good location - but noisy!!!!
"We stayed at this hotel for one night (saturday) Hotel is just a shop front, so not that easy to spot when you first arrive by car, also not helped by all the diversions in Edinburgh at the moment , due to the building of the new tram system. We found the hotel to be very clean & tidy, & all the staff we encountered were very helpful, especially the receptionist. One minus is that we were at the front of the hotel (facing Habitat) & it was very noisy until around 4 in the morning, with the noise of the buses and people larking around waiting for buses/taxis. If we ever used the hotel again we would ask for a room at the back. Hotel is ideally suited for shopping & visiting the castle. Car parking is VERY expensive in Edinburgh. We managed to park on Rutland Square behind the hotel, & as it was a Saturday you pay until 6.30pm (metered) then its free parking on Sunday, up until Monday morning, you can even park on the single yellow lines ( a nice traffic warden told us that believe it or not!!!!)"
- Travel date: 8th September 2009
Excellent Location and Value for Money
"This hotel is in an excellent location at the end of Princes Street and 10mins walk from the Castle. As a new hotel it was spotlessly clean, although there were no cupboards in the rooms to store clothes? Service desk were polite and the room extension from 10.00am o 2pm allowed us to keep our cases safe for an extra days sight seeing. The hotel is straight opposite the bus stop from the airport that is approx 20miins away. Â£11 return for a family of 4. There are plenty of restaurants within a short distance and MacDonaldâs was 2 mins away and provided an ideal breakfast stop. Would definitely stay again"
- Travel date: 26th August 2009
Perfect location for short stay in Edinburgh
"I stayed here with a colleague the week after it opened. The location at the end of Shandwick Place was perfect for us arriving from the airport as the airport bus stops immediately opposite the hotel. Also being near Princes Street and Rose Street it was ideal for shopping, bars and restaurants. The room itself was typical Travelodge fare clean compact room with comfortable bed, small reception area but very helpful staff. The only critism I would have was that the room was very cold when we arrived due to the setting on the air conditioning, there were no controls for this in the room we had to get a remote from reception to alter it then hand the control back in. This was fine until the middle of the night when the room became very hot and we had no way of adjusting without another trip to reception. Also the windows were locked so we couldn't get any fresh air in the room whether this was because we were at the front of the hotel I'm not sure. On check out I did ask if it was possible to keep the air con control in the room during the night and after some conferring the receptionist agreed this would be possible so maybe something to consider if you are planning on staying at this hotel. Apart from that at Â£35 it was very good value for money. We had breakfast at Ryans which is at the junction of Shandwick Place/Princes Street just over the road from the Travelodge, good value for money food served during the evening as well as breakfast time."
- Travel date: 11th August 2009
Cityroomz Edinburgh is also called
- Travelodge Shandwick Place Edinburgh
- hotel travelodge shandwick place edinburgh
- hotel travelodge shandwick place edinburgh edimburgo