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Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

It's a ok hotel just not for me had no trouble with room just toilet to small carnt get your legs in to sit on toilet but it's ok for a budget hotel . Needed a wardrobe maybe but not enough room. It was quiet and slept ok . Bus liks up to city centre are good and come every...

Thank Snaim36
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Decided to travel to Scotland for the night, stay in a hotel for the night then go see the sights. UR reception closed at 9 for check in so I rang up for a last minture booking, got told 36 pound is 10 pound late fee, so I decided to pay, on arrival he seem to of changed his mind...

1Thank Craig B
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

After reading many a review about the hotel me and my girlfriend became anxious about staying. Much to our pleasant surprise 9 out of 10 of the reviews now seem a load of rubbish! The room was small yet cosy, the shower worked and was pleasant. There was also plenty of stuff for cups of tea. The gentleman and the...

4Thank James G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2014

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Dirty rooms, old lumpy beds, no hand towel in bathroom extremely unfriendly female in charge. She demanded payment before we had even set our bags down and they charge 5% for using a DEBIT card. Clearly if you paid at the end of your stay you would want a reduction....

6Thank taxwoman_uk
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Spent 2 nights at Merlin House Hotel, never again, rooms tired bathroom dirty, shower tiny, bed hard, no wardrobe and to cap it all noisy guests at 2am. Breakfast was continental but passable. £5 surcharge on paying by debit card. Which had to be paid in full on arrival. Spotted blood on walls in landings, which were cleaned next day,...

1Thank HughS639
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2014

I don't usually do reviews but I would advise anyone looking at this dirty hotel to avoid it I was travelling north so last minute sleepover ... A bad mistake ! Was asked to pay on arrival - now I know why It was so bad I actually slept on towels rather than get in a flea pit bed with...

4Thank cottingwood
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I wish I'd read the reviews before booking! I'll start with what I liked, and that was it was somewhere to get me out of the cold weather outside, and somewhere to charge my phone. Having a bus stop for route 25 right outside is most useful (bear in mind a single into Edinburgh city centre is £1.50 as of...

6Thank TechniquestS482
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

Firstly, not the most welcoming people thy seem pretty weird. It's very deceptive from the outside. It's looks nice until you walk in. We booked a double room and ended up with 4 beds. The shower was pathetic, had to bodge it to get hot water but it would be easier to shower using the sinks tap. Untidy, old fashioned,...

4Thank stephtaylor10
St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2014

This was one of the poorest B&Bs I've been in. The room we had (no. 4) was half of an original room divided by a partition which didn't deaden sound at all. Very noisy - when people in the next room (no. 3) walked across the floor there was loud creaking and our bed went up and down. Room was...

2Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Just back from weekend stay in a an suite room at this hotel its basic but good value for the money room was clean bed was comfortable breakfast was lovely couple who ran hotel was very nice and helpful location of hotel is good as well with plenty buses right outside hotel, lovely walks around as well we had great...

1Thank Isabell I

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Public Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Merith House Hotel is a family run centrally located guest house in the City of Edinburgh. Centrally located on a main bus route, No. 25, the Merith is within easy access of all Edinburgh's main attractions and is approx a 10 min bus ride to/from the city centre (1.5km). The Merith Hotel has 14 en-suite rooms, all with LCD TV offering over 50 channels, tea/coffee making facilities, free WI-FI and rooms are maintained daily. Front facing rooms have lovely views of the Leith Links Park famous for being the location of where the first rules of golf were drawn up, playing the game over 5 holes. Free on street parking and complimentary sit down continental breakfast. A Full Scottish Breakfast is Available upon request for an extra charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Merith House Hotel

Address: 2-3 Hermitage Place, Leith Links, Edinburgh EH6 8AF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $49 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Merith House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Merith Hotel Edinburgh
Merith House Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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