Edinburgh's 10 worst hotels

These are the 10 worst Edinburgh hotels according to Tripadvisor reviews

Almost everyone has a bad hotel story from their travels - whether it was dirty sheets, poor management or terrible food.

These are the ten hotels in Edinburgh that come out bottom on Tripadvisor for guest reviews. Check out the 10 best-rated hotels in Edinburgh here.

This riverside hotel has over 750 one-star reviews on Tripadvisor, with several guests complaining that the rooms were "dirty" and smelled of "damp" and one commenting "I wish I could rate it with 0 stars."

1. The Britannia Hotel, average rating of 2.5 stars

This riverside hotel has over 750 one-star reviews on Tripadvisor, with several guests complaining that the rooms were "dirty" and smelled of "damp" and one commenting "I wish I could rate it with 0 stars."
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One of the 167 guests who gave this hotel a one-star rating called the Northumberland "like Fawlty Towers without the fun management," while another reported it to be "diabolical."

2. The Northumberland Hotel, average rating of 2.5 stars

One of the 167 guests who gave this hotel a one-star rating called the Northumberland "like Fawlty Towers without the fun management," while another reported it to be "diabolical."
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One displeased guest who gave Merith House Hotel a one-star review warned other guests that they'd be "better off staying in a homeless shelter." Some other of the 115 one-star reviews complained of poor customer service.

3. Merith House Hotel

One displeased guest who gave Merith House Hotel a one-star review warned other guests that they'd be "better off staying in a homeless shelter." Some other of the 115 one-star reviews complained of poor customer service.
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Perhaps somewhat ironically named, the Ritz Hotel has 99 one star reviews on Tripadvisor, with one guest writing "the place is a scruffy shambles and a rip-off." Another said they "Definitely would not recommend ever staying."

4. Ritz hotel, average rating of 3 stars

Perhaps somewhat ironically named, the Ritz Hotel has 99 one star reviews on Tripadvisor, with one guest writing "the place is a scruffy shambles and a rip-off." Another said they "Definitely would not recommend ever staying."
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