Convenient location, but that's about it
Posted Jan 6, 2015
Close to everything you need to get to in Edinburgh. We never had to walk more than five minutes to get to a tour pickup, and it's a ten minute walk to the train station, Edinburgh castle and Holly Rood palace. Tons of restaurants and shops around as well.
Once you enter the bedroom hallway, and in the room itself, everything smells horrible - like sewage.
There's no lift. Which, if you're in rooms 7-9 as we were, means 90 stairs to get to your room. I counted. If you're not able bodied, or if you're tuckered out from climbing and walking on tours all day like we were, the stairs aren't nice.
I know European hotel rooms are tiny, but this room was TINY. Like, we had to turn sideways to get along the wall to the bathroom.
The shower is trying to kill you. It's an open one with a smooth stone floor and its slippery as all get out.
Turns out Edinburgh has a rollicking night life. Not only will you hear everyone yelling on the busy street that you're next to, you'll hear pumping music from clubs, angry taxi drivers, etc. Also, the bottom of the inn is a rather popular bar so the noise from there drifts up too. Plan on not going to sleep until 3 am, and bring some earplugs.
Speaking of the bottom being a bar, good luck getting prompt check in service if the bar is busy.
Honestly, I could've forgiven everything else if it weren't for the horrendous smell. If we hadn't been there only two nights, we would have moved hotels.