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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Good location, friendly staff and reasonable prices, combined with a hearty breakfast, make this a good place to stay. The parking is a little tricky however. It is a short taxi ride from Haymarket station.

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Los Altos, California
Reviewed 20 November 2015

This is an older building. Not quite Fawlty Towers. But, that's what initially comes to mind. We were here during Hogmanay. The breakfast was decent and hearty. The staff was friendly. Our room had everything we needed. The rooms are older and the bathrooms are kind of funny. But, clean enough and warm enough. We were traveling with family and...

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1Thank SpideyLisa
Konstanz, Germany
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We started our journey across Scotland with a booking at the Cumberland Hotel via Visit Scotland - and we ended it here as well after a car trip through the lowlands and highlands. Wi-Fi is available in the public rooms, not in the guest rooms sadly. The rooms are neat and clean, just the water pressure in the showers was...

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1Thank Nicky W
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2015

we arrived late in the evening to be greeted by a lovely woman who made us feel very welcome! Our room was clean and warm unfortunately the only thing i didnt like was the slant in the bathroom ceiling/wall due to being in the attic so kept hitting my head. The breakfasts were lovely and fresh and they catered for...

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1Thank Staceyb8355
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This is a great location to walk around Edinburgh on a budget. A 15 minute walk to princess st and the golden mile and parks . hotel comfortable with a good breakfast at reasonable prices and easy access to and from the airport.

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1Thank stewart l
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

This is exactly the type of hotel for which I am always looking and rarely find: old, charming, old fashioned. Clean, professionally run, with a little personal touch. Free WiFi. Affordable but pretty, comfortable and welcoming. Airport link to the doorstep. Desk manned until late. Coffee and tea making facilities. Breakfast perfectly cooked in a sunny breakfast room. I loved...

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3Thank Hester M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This hotel was lovely with nice clean tidy rooms.The staff were very helpful and the service was excellent.Great breakfast as well and the hotel is close to the train station and the buses run right past it.I would thoroughly recommend staying here ,I will be the next time I go to Edinburgh.

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1Thank jmcg26956
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I booked 2 rooms here on 11 September and both rooms were like a time machine from the 70's. Wallpaper peeling off the wall, dreadful decorating, and a completely useless layout. The staff I don't think smiled once at check in or at breakfast, although the cooked breakfast was OK, the environment wanted me to leave as soon as possible....

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2Thank Doug U
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful last minute stay here at the cumberland we were greeted by a lovely friendly blonde lady the hotel room was large and the beds were comfortable there was no elevator though you have to carry your bags up the stairs wasn't really an issue for us we were on the first floor the hotel is not...

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London
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

My first trip to Scotland and my first hotel, so I was a little disappointed to be greeted by an Eastern European accent but hey ho it is a big city! He was very friendly and helpful. He was basically doing everything including some linen cleaning, reception and the bar. Car park is small and the hotel is fairly large...

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cumberland Hotel is a 'B' listed detached stone Victorian house of character and architectural interest. Built in the 1850's, it has been carefully refurbished to retain many of its original features, and lies in its own attractive grounds overlooking the main A8 tourist route into Edinburgh, within 10 minutes walk from Princes Street and within 10 minutes drive of Edinburgh Airport. Featuring free wi-wifi in rooms. Limited private parking on a first come first serve basis. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cumberland Hotel

Address: 1 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: RM383 - RM1,047 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cumberland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Do not stay in room 14, its right next to the kitchen, very noisy evening time and also from 6am when they prepare for breakfast.”
ShaunMartin, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best for Murrayfield events.”
TattooDubai, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 was massive. Great for a family.”
Sine6, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 14 for peace and quiet”
kenquinn50, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“choose a quieter room at the rear of the main hotel.”
BrianH935, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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