Travelodge Edinburgh Central

Travelodge Edinburgh Central

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#81 of 161 hotels in Edinburgh
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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If you’re looking for a quiet hotel in Edinburgh, look no further than Travelodge Edinburgh Central. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Calton Hill (0.3 mi) and Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.5 mi), guests of Edinburgh Travelodge can easily experience some of Edinburgh's most well known attractions. Rooms at Travelodge Edinburgh provide a flat screen TV, and guests can stay connected with wifi. You can also enjoy breakfast while staying at Edinburgh Travel Lodge. While in Edinburgh, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Edinburgh Travelodge, including The Witchery by the Castle (0.5 mi), The Ivy on the Square (0.5 mi), and Dishoom Edinburgh (0.4 mi). Should time allow, Edinburgh Castle, The Real Mary King's Close, and Royal Mile are some popular attractions that are within walking distance. The staff at Travelodge Edinburgh Central looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Property amenities
Wifi
Paid wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Room features
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

Location

33 St. Marys Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TA Scotland
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Situated in the heart of the city, Travelodge Edinburgh Central garners praise for its prime location, which is a stone's throw away from major attractions. However, guests often mention disturbances due to road noise and internal sounds. Reviews are mixed when it comes to the atmosphere, with many calling the rooms clean and comfortable, though some feel the environment is more functional than charming. The staff receives accolades for their welcoming nature, but the additional fees for amenities like Wi-Fi and parking, as well as variable room maintenance, leave some guests questioning the hotel's overall value.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Basic
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Noise level
Mixed
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Thebrushinverness wrote a review Aug 2020
United Kingdom1,296 contribution52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We needed a change after shielding since March. We came to Edinburgh for 3 nights.
Due to COVID and the festival not taking place Edinburgh is much more affordable than usual. Got a very good deal for this hotel.
I chose it partly due to location as I love Edinburgh old town.
The hotel was clean and fresh. It was explained that due to COVID the breakfast buffet and cafe bar would not be open. We were also told it would mean our room would not be entered by staff during our stay. We were able to get anything we needed at reception where the staff were helpful and friendly. I frequently replenished coffee and milk and got fresh supplies of towels. Staff were friendly and helpful.
We had a large family room at the back on the 4th floor. It had been cleaned to a high standard and despite other reviews and us having the window open there was no noise at night.
We had a huge king size bed which was very comfy and a camp bed. Tea coffee making facilities and a good sized flat screen tv.
The bathroom also clean had a good shower over the bath.
In the morning each day we had a breakfast box which we ate in our room. It was lovely and cool straight from the fridge.
The hotel was easy walking distance for most attractions and bus stops. I would stay again if I got a good price.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Louise W wrote a review Sep 2021
Carterton, United Kingdom47 contributions68 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When we arrived at the hotel we had an easy check in, the room had everything we needed, you can ask the reception for a hairdryer/iron, even though the room wasn't touched over the 4 days we were there you can help yourself to tea/coffee/milk from reception, the only thing I would like was for our bin to be emptied and the sheets changed half way through our stay. The room was at the front of the building which meant lots of road noise, so ask for a room at the back if you are a light sleeper.
Breakfast was extra, there was lots of choice for hot and cold food to eat as much as you like, reception booked us a time to reduce the amount of people at the same time.
Location was very good, 10-15 minutes to the train station, it was on the Royal Mile so lots of choice with pubs and places to eat. Be aware of the cobbled streets if you have had a drink or 2! Talking of drinks I think the bar was a bit overpriced, nearly £13 for 2 drinks...maybe that's Edinburgh prices?
You do get what you pay for, however Travelodge as a brand as I'm sure with other chains make their money with added extras like WIFI, Breakfast etc.
Edinburgh is a really great city, I think next time I would choose a local hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel if you are a light sleeper
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John B wrote a review Jul 2020
Derbyshire, United Kingdom102 contributions75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying from July 18 the many precautions make you feel safe as staff are professional and attentive all through the stay. The dining room is temporarily closed but there are plenty outdoor or indoor places to eat nearby which also take precautions. The room is not entered while you are there to lessen contact which is a great idea. Car park at rear and multi storey not far too. Prices are also fantastic in this quiet period.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Dominic Griffiths wrote a review Feb 2020
Wallasey, United Kingdom12 contributions22 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been saying "it's a Travelodge" to people for years when they complain about the amenities presented to them. I always feel people seem to expect high end services for low end prices, which is ridiculous. But this week I stayed at the OYO Lomond Park Hotel the night before I drove to Edinburgh to stay at this Travelodge. The OYO provided us with a sofa in our room, free parking and free, unlimited WiFi. And they charged us less per night for our stay. I'm starting to feel Travelodge might not even be good for a budget hotel, and next time I visit somewhere new I'll be scouring the local hotel listings for a not-Travelodge.

So what's my problem with them?

1) Single berth accommodation for 2
How much, really, would it cost Travelodge to provide 2 chairs in a room when they know that 2 people are going to be staying in a room for 2 nights? I'm sure we could have requested a 2nd chair, but we should not have to make a special request to be accommodated by a hotel.

2) One cup of tea.
My girlfriend likes to have milk in her tea and immediately used both of the tiny pots of milk provided for our entire stay. How much, really, would it cost Travelodge to provide a well-stocked tea/coffee station in their hotel bedrooms?

3) One towel each.
We both have long hair. Drying our bodies and hair with a single, thin towel is not ideal. I know we could probably have requested additional towels, but how much, really, would it cost Travelodge to provide an extra towel per guest?

4) Broken key card
Every time I stay at a Travelodge, my room key only works for the first night. The next night I have to go to reception and ask them to reactivate the room key. It's like they only want me to stay one night, which makes me feel unwelcome. They have staff who apologise with a smile each and every time they fix this issue, but that does not resolve the issue.

5) Unwelcome for breakfast
While I was eating my breakfast, I went to get more orange juice, and somebody took away my breakfast and my coffee. I was made to feel unwelcome because I was dining alone. This is horrendous and shows a contempt for customers. I didn't bother raising this issue with the staff because they weren't going to bring my food back to me, so I got myself a new coffee and left as quickly as possible, having eaten less breakfast than I wanted (I was literally halfway through eating a sandwich).

6) £34 to park my car
The parking charge of £17 per 24 hours is abominable. It makes Travelodge look like a greedy, penny-pinching organisation that doesn't care about their customers. And I think I'm finally realising this is the truth of the matter. The front desk staff said the carpark was operated by another organisation, so the fees had nothing to do with them. But I searched the Scottish Land Register and discovered (as expected) the carpark lies within the hotel's boundary, so they could provide fee parking if they wished.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TravelodgeUK, Ben from the Social Media Team at Travelodge Edinburgh Central
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our Edinburgh Central hotel. We are sorry to learn that you did not find your room to be of great value, and we are sorry to learn of the disappointment caused by other aspects of your stay. We feel that we offer all that is needed for a comfortable night’s stay, this includes a clean room, comfortable bed, tea and coffee facilities, flat screen T.V and an en suite bathroom. We do not provide extras which other hotels may provide so we can keep our room rates low however we understand your frustration and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We appreciate all the feedback we receive and our Hotel Managers regularly review their TripAdvisor reviews in order to fix any issues raised and pass on feedback to their team. Thank you once again and we do hope you will stay with us in the future.
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Tully2566 wrote a review Jan 2020
Marston Green, United Kingdom211 contributions126 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Where to start ??

No heating in the Bathroom at all so January in Scotland and no heating after you get out shower is NOT good.

The complimentary shower gel well where do I start with this??? I stupidly used it and it stung and smelt like a cross of bleach and sewage. Took some down to reception and it was the assistant manager who came out to see us and he smelt it and said that should not be in the dispenser that's a cleaning product I will go up and swill it through and put the correct shower gel in.

The pod drinks Machine just leaks and floods the desk and floor.

Toilet door has no lock on and door does not close properly.

The heater in the bedroom is a small on the wall one and just about warms the room

No phone in rooms so can not call reception .

Breakfast was cold

The door in corridor every time it closed the door to our room vibrated and disturbed us.

However we did not have any problem with outside noise

If this is the plus quality I would hate to see normal travel lodge and it's standards
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TravelodgeUK, Zack from The Social Media Team at Travelodge Edinburgh Central
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review our Edinburgh Central Travelodge, we are thankful for your comments. Please accept our deepest apologies for the issues encountered during your booking. The experience you received concerns us and we would like to investigate your stay further. Please may we kindly ask you to contact our Customer Service team via the 'Contact Us' page on our website. Please include a link to your review and your booking details. This will enable us to look into your visit more thoroughly with our hotel team. Thank you again for sharing your experience and giving us the opportunity to adjust the service and facilities we provide our guests. We look forward to hearing from you shortly.
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Bin98 wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia19 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We love this hotel and have stayed several times in Edinburgh. The location is perfect, just being off the Royal Mile and the rooms suit us providing for 2 adults and 2 kids... not many places offer this option at such a great price. It does limit the space in the room, but Edinburgh is such a great city, we don't spend much time there. The breakfast is great and we have always found the staff friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Purplelinky wrote a review Feb 2020
Scotland120 contributions100 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Reasonably priced hotel for such a great location. Spotless and well maintained, even though the hotel is on a busy road there was no noise at all during the night. There is tea and coffee in the room but no bottles of water, the wifi is free only for the first 30 mins then charges apply. To my surprise there was no hairdryer!! which you would expect even in a budget hotel? We went to David Bann restaurant across the road for dinner, which was fab and had breakfast at The Holyrood coffee shop - out the hotel across the road and turn right - just a few mins walk, cosy fresh food with great coffee (cash only). Overall a really good stay and would book again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Judy wrote a review Jan 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom365 contributions57 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with my partner and 2 kids to go see the lion king in the playhouse . We had 2 standard rooms and each room was spotless , fresh and looked newly decorated . Comfy bed and bonus we had a bath . The decor inside the hotel was lovely as it’s been done up . We were very impressed and location wise it was perfect as just around the corner from the royal mile and a short walk to the playhouse . Excellent value for money and just as nice or even better than some of the city centre overpriced hotels we have stayed in before when seeing shows . We will definitely return . 10 out of 10
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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willali1 wrote a review Aug 2021
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom20 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great basic hotel, which accommodated us needing 3 separate beds. The location is excellent but don't bother with their own carpark, it's usually full and quite small for big cars. The NCP is just round the corner and you can get a discount card from the hotel front desk so you can park for 24hr for £13.50.
Everything is within walking distance and the only down side is the constant road noise, but that is to be expected in a location like this.
The breakfast was awful, although we paid in advance there were no breakfast slots on one of the days. After the 1st breakfast we got a refund on the others because it was so bad, take a walk into the mile and you can get some really fab food instead.
If you don't bother with the WIFI or breakfast then this is a great value hotel and definitely one to use if you want to explore Edinburgh on foot.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Noisy a the front
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mjm2107 wrote a review Aug 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom265 contributions176 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. It is situated within minutes of the Royal Mile, so very central for many places in Edinburgh.

We were greeted warmly upon arrival, and were in our room within minutes. The room was small, but clean, however the noise from outside was very loud, so we had to sleep with our windows closed. This made the room very hot, but at least a fan was provided.

For myself and my partner the bed was very uncomfortable, so we didn’t sleep great, but clearly different people prefer different types of bed, so don’t let this put you off. If you are looking for a well-priced centrally situated hotel, this hotel is definitely worth a look.

NB. Hand sanitiser is provided within the hotel, and masks must be worn in public areas.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CA asked a question Apr 2024
1 contribution3 helpful votes
What do the reception staff ask for during check-in?
Dianita G asked a question Mar 2024
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Is there a lift in here?
Denise F asked a question Jan 2024
Island of Malta, Malta73 contributions43 helpful votes
Do they offer any gluten and dairy-free breakfast?
Answer from amitdashore
Bolton, United Kingdom47 contributions44 helpful votes
Yes, their menu includes dairy and gluten free options which you can see clearly on their menu. Although I have no allergies so never tried those options.
P. D. M asked a question Oct 2023
10 contributions10 helpful votes
Is there secure parking at this hotel? What is the price?
Answer from Oriordang
Limerick, Ireland1 contribution
We didnt bring any car so cannot help sorry
angelene b wrote a tip May 7
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try the breakfast it sets you up for the day "
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Lara D wrote a tip May 1
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for 4th or 5th floor room - nice and quiet."
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Bluebeard69 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Bispham, United Kingdom278 contributions236 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Got as early as possible to breakfast to avoid queue."
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Jos v wrote a tip Apr 2024
Rome, Italy4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"check wifi before you book"
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Voyage57561648506 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"5 minute walk from waverly station. "
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C$208 - C$363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCowgate / Old Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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Frequently Asked Questions about Travelodge Edinburgh Central
Which popular attractions are close to Travelodge Edinburgh Central?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.5 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.4 km), and Edinburgh Old Town (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Travelodge Edinburgh Central?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Travelodge Edinburgh Central?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Travelodge Edinburgh Central?
Conveniently located restaurants include Solti, 3 Blind Mice, and The Pakora Bar.
Is Travelodge Edinburgh Central located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Travelodge Edinburgh Central?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.4 km), Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.8 km), and Gladstone's Land (0.6 km).
Is Travelodge Edinburgh Central accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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