City Travel Inn Edinburgh, Scottish Capital Travel Lodge, Location, Address, Phone, Picture, UK

City Travel Inn Edinburgh

Edinburgh Hotel by Andrew Doolan Architects in Capital of Scotland

Edinburgh City Travel Inn Hotel Contact: 0870 238 3319

Address: Travel Lodge Edinburgh, 1 Morrison Link, Edinburgh

1995; 1997-99

Andrew Doolan Architects

Edinburgh Travel Inn

Edinburgh City Travel Inn is a budget hotel or travel lodge located to the south of Haymarket, west of Edinburgh’s business zone.

Travel Inn Edinburgh Description

The City Travel Inn is built on the edge of a former railway goods yard that has been developed mostly as The Exchange by Farrell & Partners; the north-west section has been partly developed as housing with the remaining section subject to proposals such as the Scottish Architecture Centre (AR Competition won by Narud Stokke Wiig, Norway) and latterly EDI’s Haymarket project led by Reiach and Hall Architects.

Edinburgh City Travel Inn was developed in two phases: the latest – and most interesting – is to the south and features contrasting black granite base and beige sandstone cladding. The Edinburgh Travel Inn Phase 2 is much slicker than the rather pedestrian northern phase and has a finely-detailed glass roof ‘box’.

Travel Inn Edinburgh
Scottish Travel Lodge – photo : Steffen Schefer

Andrew Doolan was famously photographed standing next to this ‘box’ against a blue sky. Inside the Edinburgh City Travel Inn the balustrading is simply detailed and the ‘atrium’ is colourfully lit, each floor having a different colour.

This picks up on the Flavin-inspired lighting of Andrew Doolan’s earlier Point Hotel project, carried through to the Point Conference Centre facade’s vivid patchwork of colours.

The £12m Edinburgh Travel Inn location tends to make it not so popular as The Point Hotel for architects’ events but once the adjacent Haymarket site is developed we may start to read it as integral to Edinburgh city centre.

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Edinburgh Travel Inn – Travel Lodges

51/53 Newhaven Place, Edinburgh 08701 977 093 228
Willowbrae Road, Edinburgh 08701 977 091
Carberry Road, Inveresk, Musselburgh, Edinburgh 08701 977 092
Builyeon Rd, South Queensferry 08701 977 094

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Crerar & Partners worked as Implementation Architects on the Edinburgh Travel Inn with Andy Doolan Architects.

Crerar & Partners Architects other Edinburgh projects include more hotels: Novotel Edinburgh and the Ibis Hotel on Hunter Square, central Edinburgh.

The City Travel Inn was developed by Kantel with Whitbread and Macdonald Orr. It courageously moved into the former Caledonian Railway Goods Yard off Morrison Street.

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Buildings in the area


Haymarket Station

Key Pages for the Scottish Capital City

Royal Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh Castle

Dynamic Earth

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Edinburgh Home Demonstrator Project
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image courtesy of EHDP
Edinburgh Home Demonstrator Project

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Rowanbank Gardens Double Height Apartment interior
image courtesy of Artisan Real Estate
Rowanbank Gardens Edinburgh Housing

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