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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the helpful staff at Britannia Hotel Edinburgh. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a snack bar/deli and breakfast (surcharge). This 3-star hotel has 178 rooms over 6 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like WiFi in each room.

  • All rooms offer electric kettles, ironing boards and hairdryers
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at Britannia Hotel
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • WiFi for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, multilingual staff and a vending machine
  • Guests speak favourably about the area's walkability and the value of their stay
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Princes Street and George Street
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Double or Twin Room (Windowless)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£24* Per night/room 1 Mar - 2 Mar

Standard Double Room - Advance Purchase

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Executive Room - Advance Purchase

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room - Advance Purchase

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Britannia Hotel Edinburgh ratings based on 24 verified reviews

Review Summary
2.6 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Britannia Hotel Edinburgh

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3 out of 5
From dirty carpets to being a pub like environment. Outside it looks like a disused warehouse. Inside the carpets are so dirty, the staff looks overworked and rude, although they try to be helpful. No room service, people standing on the front door smoking all day. I’m not going back there again. It’s more of a pub than a hotel.

Posted by on 21 Feb 2020

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2 out of 5
The property needs an extensive overhaul. Curtains in rooms was awful. It was not even hung properly on the windows. Bathroom extremely cold and no heater to warm it up. If this was meant to be a room for disabled people, how are they meant to shower? Someone in a wheelchair would not be able to shower. Must be honest did not rate the bathroom very much.

Posted by , from Dundee on 11 Dec 2019

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3 out of 5
Most hotels that stayed in has free WiFi its a shame that we have to pay 7 pounds for 24 hours also been placed in the basements rooms where there is no phone signal cant call or text or use the internet but had to pay extra 20 pounds just to move rooms. New room was ok just wish that the windows can open abit more.

Posted by on 6 Jul 2019

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2 out of 5
Receptionist very abrupt & unfriendly. General cleanliness very poor & whole site verydated. Needs to be deep cleaned & refurbished.Also send your staff on a customer service cours

Posted by on 31 May 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 May 2019

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3 out of 5
Close enough to walk to the castle nice river trail

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Place was clean & tidy, Room looked like it was newly refurbished, was large and spacious. Bathroom was spotless. Only annoyance was the emergency light above the door, (possibly because room has no window). Bright green glow to the whole room all night... :-( Night porter was helpful and friendly even at 4am! He told me to park at coach area at front of property as there was no parking left at all, so I paid the £5 parking and left car at 4am sat (obviously no coaches were going to arrive after that) I went for car Sunday morning to find some plonker had left a hand written note saying they were going to report me to Police for parking in a coach space??? Even though this was advised by Britannia staff. Breakfast was very good but also very expensive at £12 !!! (Premier Inn are only £8). Apart from this my stay was excellent and would happily book again...

Posted by , from Dalbeattie. on 8 Apr 2019

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3 out of 5

OK for the price.

Pros: The price was ok for a city break.
Cons: Better room service, plus stop the coach drivers from running their engines for 15 mins before they set off right next to the bedrooms at 8-00am.
Location: Near dean village, and the Leith river walk.
We found the staff in the hotel to be friendly, the room was clean, a good breakfast,value for money for a city hotel these are the plus points, the minus points are a little far out 20 mins walk from princes street and same to the haymarket rail station, also on our last night our room had not been serviced when we asked why we were told that they were short staffed, to me that is no excuse, also our room was next to the main road so we had to sleep with the windows closed.

Posted by , from Nelson on 24 May 2017

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3 out of 5

RUGBY WEEKEND

Pros: The staff were helpful.
Cons: The cleanliness of the rooms needs a bit of attention.
Location: For a Rgby weekend it was ideal for access to the local bars and eateries also close to Murrayfield which is a bonus.
The hotel is OK for a short stay with basic accommodation - the cleaners need a bit of instruction on how to clean a room.

Posted by , from South West Scotland on 20 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5

Out of the way but near all major bus routes

Night bar staff not interested in giving you a drink for your room even the you collect at the bar. One chap was OK other Scottish guy not interested in and lacked any form of commission other that no. 3 star service not.

Posted by , from Glasgow on 19 Mar 2017

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Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour or ticket assistance, vending machine, and multilingual staff are also featured at Britannia Hotel Edinburgh. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Edinburgh hotel.

  • 178 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Deli
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (11.2 km / 6.9 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Britannia Hotel Edinburgh offers 178 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. This Edinburgh hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Bathrooms include a shower. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.

  • Electric kettle
  • Shower
  • Cots (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and at the weekend from 8 AM to 11 AM.

Britannia Hotel – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of GBP 50 per stay
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 7 and GBP 7.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 7.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 5.00 per day
  • Pet deposit: GBP 50 per stay
  • Pet fee: GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Britannia Edinburgh
  • Britannia Edinburgh Hotel
  • Britannia Hotel Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Britannia
  • Edinburgh Britannia Hotel
  • Hotel Britannia Edinburgh
  • Britannia Edinburgh Hotel Scotland
  • Travelodge Edinburgh West End Hotel Edinburgh
  • Britannia Edinburgh Edinburgh
  • Britannia Hotel Edinburgh Hotel
  • Britannia Hotel Edinburgh Edinburgh
  • Britannia Hotel Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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