Reviewed by Jo Hardy
Travelodge Edinburgh Central is in the perfect place if you are visiting the city for some sightseeing, if you are traveling by train it’s only a ten minute walk (max) from Waverley station. If driving, they do have a car park which is operated by a separate company and you would have to pay for.
Situated in the “Old Town” just a few minutes from the Royal Mile, this is such an interesting part of Edinburgh there are lots of quirky shops, bars, cafes and lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore.
The Travelodge is quite an unassuming building from the outside but as soon as you go through the doors you are in a bright modern lobby, the reception is directly in front of you and the staff are there to give you a warm friendly greeting. Checking in is quick and easy. We were a little earlier than the check in time, but our room was ready. We were also given a simple street map of the city which was very useful.
We were on the third floor in one of the ”Super Rooms”. Throughout our visit we never had to wait long for the lift, as soon as we exited the lift onto the third floor there was a lovely fresh/clean smell and it was the same when we entered our room. The room was a good size, fresh, modern decor and all spotlessly clean, I felt like I could have been the first person to ever use the room. Some of the features I liked were the hairdryer on a stand next to the full length mirror, the adjustable lighting, plenty of USB sockets, a television with Freeview that was properly tuned into every channel and the lovely coffee machine with proper coffee pods. The bathroom was compact but had everything I wanted. The walk-in shower worked well, plenty of hot water and adjustable shower head. The beds were very comfortable, and I had a great night’s sleep. The room was a comfortable temperature but there was a wall heater and a fan available if needed.
Downstairs next to reception there was a bar with plenty of seating, a nice place to have a drink and chat before heading out into the city or do a bit of people watching. Next to the bar was the buffet breakfast area with plenty of tables and seating, like all the other areas this was spotless clean and looked very new.
I got a lovely cheery greeting from the reception staff when I went for breakfast. It was an all you can eat breakfast buffet and had a good selection of hot and cold breakfast items all well-presented and fresh. I am sure this is the only toasting machine that has toasted my bread perfectly the first time.
I enjoyed my stay so much I’ve already looked at the other towns and cities on the Travelodge website and compiling a list of places I’d like to visit.
Life is so busy these days, how about booking a room for you and your mother as a Mother’s Day gift where you can have some quality time together just you and her with no interruptions. I think it could be very therapeutic for both of you.
For more information or to make a booking, visit www.travelodge.co.uk.
Travelodge Edinburgh Central, 33 St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TA | 08719 846137