Needs some work to improve the experience here. Some storage would help, and unsticking the windows would be very easy and would have made it more bearable. Very, very small room. Very challenging conditions for a 4 night stay. We arrived on the hottest day of the year to find the windows were all painted shut, and so it was impossible to get any ventilation into the room. The painting had obviously been completed recently, so not only could we not open the windows, the heat and the fresh paint had produced very strong paint fumes which set off my allergies, so I had puffy eyes each morning. There was a standard type electric fan in the room, however this was unusable as it made a loud noise like a pneumatic drill so you certainly couldn't have it on for more than a few seconds at a time. To be fair, on the last night we noticed that some sort of cooling had been engaged in the hallway outside so we were able to get some relief by wedging the door open, obviously had to close it overnight though. There is no storage and there are no flat surfaces in the room, so anything you lay down ends up on the floor. There is one "antler type", hanger on the wall for jackets, and that's all, so we just lived out of a suitcase for 4 nights. There was no remote control for the TV, which wasn't working anyway and couldn't be used even manually. The shower room is tiny, camper van style, so your feet are in the shower when on the toilet, which is diagonal to the door leaving little room to dry yourself when stepping out of the shower. There is however, hot water for showering if you wait 5 minutes for it to run hot. The hotel is very basic with no restaurant however only a short walk to McDonald's down the road for break fast. We had what was described as the best room in the hotel. I imagine this is due to the view which is good. There was a good view out over Princes Street and the castle which was the one redeeming feature. We booked 4 nights here 9 months ago in anticipation of the tatoo which of course was cancelled. I would have felt better about it i think had we not been held to paying twice as much as the room is worth, (obviously during the tatoo people accept more privations due to the numbers of people staying, but we weren't allowed any leeway ( such as a voucher for the extra cost to use on another occasion, or to change the booking to 2021. The reception staff were pleasant enough and I don't blame them, they didn't design the hotel after all. We have stayed in lots of budget hotels so our expectations are managed, however this place is a design nightmare. Not designed for customer experience so much as number of rooms they can cram into limited space with minimum square feet per unit. If only we could have got some ventilation into the room we would have felt much better.