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Britannia Edinburgh Hotel

69 Belford Road, Edinburgh EH4 3DW Scotland
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#156 of 164 hotels in Edinburgh
Situated on the banks of the Waters of Leith in the West end of Edinburgh City Centre, the Britannia Hotel Edinburgh has 223 bedrooms and is conveniently located within easy reach of many of the city's major attractions.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
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Eva B wrote a review Nov 2021
Dumfries and Galloway Scotland uk31 contributions29 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights, wasnt cheap either,absolutely nothing good to say about this place. 45 mins of queues to check in,dirty outdated room with rust dirt and mould,food is appalling and its beyond over priced.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Peter H wrote a review Nov 2021
Tarporley, United Kingdom57 contributions83 helpful votes
We ended up here because it was a convenient location when visiting our granddaughter. What a disaster! What a mistake. We don’t need to travel first class and often use Premier Inn or Travellodge but they were full this weekend. We know Britannia don’t have a big reputation e.g the ex Adelphi Hôtel in Liverpool. They lived up to their standards here alright and at £318 for 2 night’s that’s not cheap. Check in took two hours to start with. We were told that due to COVID the room would not be serviced during our stay. There were two empty tissue boxes in the room and only two teabags and two little milks. There was only one pillow each and it was hard. The bottom of the shower curtain was filthy as was the rotting skirting board in the bathroom. There was no shower mat and one of the hand towels had a small hole in it. Thank goodness we didn’t have to use the very small food buffet area, The hotel was a disgrace. Never again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Kaitlain wrote a review Nov 2021
Sunderland, United Kingdom2 contributions
Me and my mam booked this hotel through a coach holiday website. It was the first weekend away since covid started so we weren’t bothered about the Hotel stay just what was included in the package. The greeting: So we stayed at this hotel on the 27th of November Through to the next morning. We got there around 6 in the evening alongside a coach full Of people where were standing outside for a good 15 minutes waiting to be given our key cards to the rooms. The room: Once we got inside the room we were quite pleased with the state of the room. It was clean with minor marks on the walls which you wouldn’t of seen unless you looked hard. It was cold with the window open, bearing in mind it had been snowing over the weekend due to storm Arwen. We managed to out the radiator on and the room got warm pretty quick. Beds were comfy and the bathroom was a decent size for 2 people. There was a slight burn mark on the bath but it didn’t bother us as it was the only thing that noticeable in the room. Food: For a 3* hotel we were both expecting decent hot food, a pretty nice bar and a lovely seating Area where there’s enough room for everyone staying there… oh how wrong were we. We were greeting by a lovely man who asked us for our room number and told us to help ourselves to the food available. We picked up the plate (which wasn’t even warm) and looked at the poor choice of food. I’m a chef myself and I wouldn’t of served this food to paying customers. We were greeted to spring rolls first that didn’t really taste nice. In one corner was a spicy tomato’s soup which was probably the only thing that I enjoyed. The meat choices were pork in a watery gravy, I didn’t have it but my mam did and she said It didn’t have much taste. A beef lasagne that had no beef at all, a fish dish that didn’t look very appealing and over cooked broccoli and cauliflower. On the side was overcooked fries and a mix of 3 different salad options. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all. The only thing I enjoyed was the soup as I couldn’t eat any of the desserts as I am lactose intolerant and they were mostly Cheese cakes and chocolate cake. None of the food had labelling of what ingredients was in each dish or any allergen sign which is against the law now as Natasha’s law came into force not long ago. What topped it off was that we went to get a drink of orange from the machine and water came out. There was no orange in the orange juice machine, there was no apple in there either so we all started laughing about it as it was the weirdest thing to happen. We couldn’t even go and get food somewhere else as we were 20-30 minutes away from princes street and because of the weather and cold temp we didn’t want to walk at 9 at night. The bar: We thought we would get a drink after the meal just to get over how bad it was. Although the alcohol options were poor, there was no lager/beer options. There was only wine and cider in the fridges, with a few whisky’s/liqueurs on the shelf behind the bar. We asked the women on the bar, tbh I think she worked at the desk and as one of the waitresses during meal times, If we could get a glass of white wine with soda water mixed in. She gave us merlot wine and asked if this was okay, wasn’t even white wine and so we had to correct her and ask Mrs for Pinot Grigio instead. We got told there was no soda water so had to mix normal water in instead. And I got a bottle of cider which I thoroughly enjoyed. We ended up leaving after that one and went back to the room with a bottle of white wine from the bar…. £17 for the bottle but we didn’t want to walk 20 minutes to go get one from the shop. Morning breakfast: After a night of being really warm and comfy in the bed, we thought we’d go down for breakfast. Went down for about 8:30 to be greeted by a young girl who again asked for the room number but she just walked away afterwards. Nothing about enjoying breakfast or any greeting whatsoever. We went over to the cereal section as that’s how we start the brekkie session, and I felt a bit uncomfortable asking for lactose free milk or dairy free milk… I didn’t ask for it and I ended up getting a bowl of cereal With milk, luckily I didn’t fall unwell but I shouldn’t feel like that asking for something I need. We then entered the dining room and we had to sit on a table that wasn’t cleared as there wasn’t any room for to sit. We then proceeded to go get a hot breakfast and surprisingly it was pretty nice. Although the Fried Eggs were cold but all in all the breakfast was decent. There was orange in the machine now however it was watered down. We then got some fruit and honey pots and took them to the room. Overall the weekend away to Glasgow and Edinburgh was really good. Honestly the best weekend away with my mam so far this year, just the hotel was a big let down and we will not be coming here again. I would avoid this hotel at all cost and the stories we’ve heard over the weekend by other hotel stayers I wouldn’t recommend taking young children to this hotel. The mangers and workers were not happy with the complaints we put in and one of the managers actually told another person from our coach to exit the hotel because he complained 3 times about the food and their room. Never staying here again, next time we’re going to choose a hotel we know is better than this one 👌🏻
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Victoria D wrote a review Nov 2021
Bury, United Kingdom1 contribution
On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by a rude member of staff to tell us we had no booking. They proceeded to claim that our booking did not exist despite us having the paperwork with us. She snatched this out of my hand and finally gave us our room key no other info given. When we were going to our room we came across a corridor full of leaves not cleared up and this was on the third floor. Once we were in out room the room smelt disgusting like sweat. The floor was not hoovered and everywhere was dirty. We then went for our meal which was down as a 3 course meal however when we queued up it was set out like buffet style but we was told to take all our food at once and not return to the food area. The food provided was inedible in the first night it was cold and tasted bland. And it was obvious that no fresh ingrediant was used in the preparation of any food. Very disappointed with this as we paid alot of money for the weekend and expected better from a hotel using the britannia name. We will not be staying there again. Edinburgh as a whole is amazing and that made up for the terrible disappointment that this hotel was. All in all visit Edinburgh but avoid this hotel at all costs.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Alex wrote a review Nov 2021
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Greeted by super rude staff members into a hotel that looks nothing like the pictures advertised. This place looks like a prison. Everything is completely unorganized. We paid for dinner and breakfast for two nights but the food is inedible. Buffet style which was always empty and the food was cold. Ordered a bottle of wine and the staff took 25 minutes to open it and we were left with bits of cork in our drink. The rooms are horrendous. Beds so stiff it is impossible to sleep and the shower drips down the wall. Basically avoid coming to this place at all costs. Edinburgh is lovely though!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Britannia Edinburgh Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. Mary's Cathedral (0.4 km), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) (0.2 km), and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include No. 35 at The Bonham Hotel, Cafe Braw, and Cafe Modern One.
Are there any historical sites close to Britannia Edinburgh Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (3.1 km), The Real Mary King's Close (2.0 km), and Gilmerton Cove (7.4 km).
Does Britannia Edinburgh Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Britannia Edinburgh Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.