I stayed at Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place for 2 nights over the Easter weekend. I’d been swithering about spending some time in Edinburgh that weekend. When I spotted a 20% off Travelodge discount code, reducing the price for a two night stay on the Sunday and Monday night to £72 (on the non-refundable Saver rate), I decided to book,
The Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place is in a great location. It’s a five minute walk from Waverley Station, virtually opposite the St James shopping centre, yet in a fairly quiet street.
There are some on street parking spaces close to the hotel, which are free overnight. I arrived after 7pm so I was able to park on a single yellow line right outside the hotel to unload my luggage and check-in.
The lobby at the Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place is small. It has a couple of chairs and vending machines.
I was allocated a room on the top floor at the back of the hotel, with two large windows overlooking a side street. This was perfect for me, as it was nice and quiet.
I generally try to book a family room at Travelodges, in order to have a bit more space. But there were only family rooms available when I booked.
The bed was very comfy and curtains shut out most of the light in the morning.. Travelodge offer 30 minutes free WiFi, it’s £3 per 24 hours. I used my own WiFi hotspot using tethering from my mobile phone.
I thought that a strip light above the desk would be a good idea, as the lighting wasn’t adequate when I was working on my laptop at the desk.
When I arrived back at my room around 3.30pm on the Monday, my room hadn’t been clean. A member of staff did arrive around 4.30pm to service the room, but I said not to bother as I was only there for another night.
I was very happy with the location and my room at the Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place. I thought that at £36 a night, it offered good value for money.