Travelodge Edinburgh Central Rose Street

Written by Karen Bryan

I paid £31.50 for a Thursday night stay in mid November 2018 at the Travelodge Edinburgh Central Rose Street. The room was originally priced at £37 on the non-refundable Saver rate. As I booked during a 15% off promotion, the price was discounted by £5.50.

Travelodge Edinburgh Central Rose Street is in a good location. It takes fewer than 10 minutes to walk to the hotel from Waverley Rail Station. It takes a couple of minutes to walk to either Princes Street or George Street.

I checked into the room a few minutes after the earliest check-in time of 3pm. I was allocated a room on the first floor at the front of the hotel overlooking Rose Street. I prefer to open or tie up the net curtains in my hotel room to let in more natural light. But as there was a Premier Inn Hub hotel opposite, I felt that I would be too overlooked,

I did wonder if I might here some exterior noise, as there was outdoor seating at adjacent restaurants and bars. I didn’t hear much, maybe because of the time of year and it being a Thursday night. Although Rose Street is pedestrianised, vehicular access during specific hours is permitted. I did hear a couple of delivery vans in the morning.

I thought that the room was a good size. I liked the large window and high ceiling. The bed was comfortable.

I did have some issues with the room. There was no light above the desk. The lighting consisted of a recessed light in the middle of the ceiling, a bedside light at either side of the bed and a light strip at the top of the bed’s headboard. The ceiling light in the bathroom didn’t work, I assume that the bulb had broken. Fortunately, the strip light above the bathroom mirror was working.

There was a constant drip from the shower. I think that there must have been a leak in the shower base, as there was quite a bit of water on the floor next the shower. I reported the ceiling light and shower problem to the receptionist when I checked out.

I thought that at under £32 my room at Travelodge Edinburgh Central offered good value for money for a weekday stay. It’s quite unusual to find a cheap room in the Edinburgh city centre on a weekday. The room could have done with more regular maintenance and a light over the desk.