Since I am in the mood of writing reviews on budget hotels , I thought I’ll just lump Tune Hotels and Easyhotel after one another. To those of you who are not aware, the Easyhotel chain of accommodation are just like our Tune Hotel – budget, simple and you pay for what you need.
I was on a business trip to the UK and thus, decided to extend my stay and take a trip to Scotland. I was initially deciding between Amsterdam and Scotland, but looking at the costs and all, decided on a Scottish Adventure! The tour departs from Edinburgh and travelling from Liverpool, I had to find somewhere to bunk in. Hotels in Edinburgh are indeed pricey and I didn’t know how I stumbled across EasyHotel Edinburgh. The hotel is conveniently located on Princes Street, which is a shopping area overlooking the Edinburgh Castle!
Their rooms are very very small – in fact, I chose the cheapest one without a window. Those which are larger and with windows are more expensive. And since this is NOT a business trip and I am paying in GBP, I thought I will choose the cheapest. The picture above is taken with the door (entrance) right behind me, so you can imagine the size of the room. The bed takes up almost half of the room and there will be no space for you to walk if you are bigger in size or if you are a couple staying in this tiny one.
Furniture and fixtures
There isn’t much to describe here as there are no other furnitures. Yes, there is a small mirror provided and several hooks attached to the wall for your clothes. No cupboards, no luggage racks. You will just need to place your luggage on the floor and try jump across it every time you want to go to the loo.
The bed is comfy and clean, sheets white, dust-free and pillows so-so. I did not pay extra for the TV but just internet access. The room is equipped with at least 4 plug points, so, you can charge whatever you want to charge.
The attached bathroom is equally as small – basically, you can sit on the toilet bowl and brush your teeth at the same time. It was alright for me, since I am not too ‘big’ anyway.
The shower ‘cubicle’ is located right next to the wash basin, in front of the toilet bowl. The size of the whole place reminded me of the toilets inside an airplane. The shower space is is just separated by a curtain and even a fitting room is larger. Anyway, if couples think they could shower together, they should forget it.
Well, I would say worth my money overall, I wouldn’t be able to afford hotels anyway. And, even though hostels are available, I am still not too keen on cramming myself into bunk beds. At least I had my privacy for two nights.