Good food ,service and facilities ...close to everything.
Decor in the room was very dated and roadworks right outside the room were an unpleasant alarm clock at 6am!! On an up note very handy for the airport bus, zoo and city centre!!
More than I expected absolutely love the room very big and comfortable..friendly staff and very cheap .excellent value I recommend.
Have just got back from the Edinburgh Tattoo and The Ritz was the only hotel that was available in my price range - considering it was August and Festival time. Having read some reviews I was a bit concerned but then it was only somewhere for my friend and myself to rest our heads. Our room had a double and a single bed and both beds very comfortable , best sleep for a long time - was a good size room , bedding was clean and we actually had blankets - loved it.....> really chintzy and a bit dated but we loved the style.......there was a tv, trouser press, hairdryer, iron and board, tea,coffee and biscuits, shampoo etc in bathroom - lovely pink towels that actually wrapped around my body.......ok so was not modern and magnolia but the whole hotel had character and as for the lady running it she was friendly enough when we spoke to her ,we had a few conversations and she told us all about the hotel and the owner is actually not well at the minute ......we loved the big silver buddah in one of the corridors and the big ted with his kilt on in the foyer ..all in all we can wait to go back next year if it hasnt been sold or taken over - plus 5 mins away from Haymarket station, lots of bars, bistros and restaurants 5 mins away and actually could walk to the castle without having to get on the crowded buses.......
I have stayed at this hotel on 2 occasions, once in 1998 and in 2002. I don't know who is managing the hotel now. BUT the staff were not all in your face friendly as we Americans expect (come on, it's not America now, get over yourself) but very helpful and even suggested a few things to do without our asking! We had a glorious suite complete with 1 large queen bed and 2 twins with fire place, couch, recliner, tv and a mini hallway to our bathroom. Utter charm. In 2002 we had a standard double room and it was just as charming. I've spoken to the owner since 2005 and know they were in the process of selling up. Not sure if that happened and perhaps standards have fallen. But the location is GREAT. Breakfast, FULL Breakfast was included then. If they have sold up, then I can only say the location is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Besides, the pricing still seems fair.