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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.

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....

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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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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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We wanted somewhere reasonably cheap where we could stay one night whilst attending a wedding in Edinburgh. The hotel is comfy, not swish but clean and our mattress was new and gave us a very good night's sleep. Veggie breakfast includes samosas which suited my taste! The staff were really helpful allowing us to change in a room before check-in...

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Chamonix, France
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

The room was spacious but the furniture too old very soft and uncomfortable beds with overused bed linens . The tiny bathroom was mouldy , not very clean and we even found a worm on the floor ... The worst was the breakfast , first remember that even on Sunday it is served only till 9 am , but this...

1Thank Lella P
Forfar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Good location and building looks impressive. Half hour walk to Princes st Gardens. Parking available or not far from Haymarket station. Our room had double and single beds although we had booked twin.Adequate space in bathroom and shower worked ok. Furniture and paintwork round windows very tacky. Single glazed windows but our room was at rear so no noise. Very...

Limoux, France
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We were an Anglo-French couple on a trip around the UK, we booked online a double room for a 2 night stay and got instead an box room with just enough space to squeeze in a small double bed. This bore no resemblance to the rooms advertised on the Best Western Cumberland web site – so be warned. In the...

2Thank David B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Where to begin Week off from work therefore, we decided to drive from Essex to Llandudno then onto Edinburgh therefore, We booked two hotels with booking.com. . Hotel in Wales £50 Edinburgh £79 Hotel in Wales sea front room with parking etc Cumberland hotel booked on booking.com stated ..Parking and breakfast .Location and building great . We arrived at the...

1Thank essexguys
Thunder Bay
Reviewed 1 August 2015

The hotel is two lovely old Victorian houses linked together. It is in a good part of town about 10 minutes walk from Haymarket station. Another 10 minutes gets you to Princes Street. In the other direction 10 minutes gets your to Murrayfield Stadium. Bus service is also good if you don't want to walk. We had our rental car...

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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

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Address: 1 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $66 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cumberland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“choose a quieter room at the rear of the main hotel.”
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“If you are too bothered by noise avoid the room right next to the Reception downstairs(no 2). You may hear people come and going!”
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