$124 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 16, 2014 Check-out: Nov 17, 2014

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
36 reviews
Excellent hotel - superb location

Wonderful 4-day stay, the hotel is right in the middle of the Royal Mile so all Edinburgh... See full review

  • rafolimen
  • Jun 9, 2013
Excellent Location and Superb Staff

The hotel location was perfect. Right on Royal Mile we were able to reach the Edinburgh Castle and... See full review

  • ExpressTraveler
  • May 7, 2014
Beautiful 238-room hotel in the center of the Scottish capital city

This four-star hotel, in a fantastic 16th-century building, is less than a five-minute walk from major shopping and business areas. Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament, and other top Edinburgh tourist attractions are also nearby. The hotel features 238 luxurious guest rooms with first-class amenities, free high-speed Internet, in-room safes, and mini bars. This Edinburgh hotel also offers fine dining, a health club, and superb event facilities.

Highlights
  • Beautiful hotel and environs
  • In the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site restaurant and health club
Rooms

Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh has 238 contemporary rooms. Guests can choose among standard, business class, and family rooms, or the luxurious classic and turret suites. Free high-speed Internet, cable television, laptop-sized safes and air conditioning are available in all rooms. Business class and above also have a coffee machine. Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh enforces a strict no-smoking policy throughout, but external smoking areas are provided. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Features

The hotel has two dining venues, The Restaurant and Itchycoo Bar and Kitchen. The Restaurant is open daily for a breakfast buffet featuring over 120 dishes, including all the ingredients of a traditional Scottish breakfast. Itchycoo Bar and Kitchen serves breakfast, dinner, and a lounge menu daily. Food is made with local, seasonal ingredients. The bar serves cocktails, wines, and traditional malt whiskies.


Guests also enjoy access to the Pace Health Club, which includes a gymnasium, sauna, swimming pool, and wellness treatments.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.0 mi/12.87 km)
  • Edinburgh Rail Station nearby
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center
Nearby attractions
  • St. Giles Cathedral (0.2 mi/0.32 km)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (0.4 mi/0.64 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.4 mi/0.64 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (0.6 mi/0.96 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.7 mi/1.12 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3.5 mi/5.63 km)
Business
  • Eight conference and banquet rooms
  • Dedicated meeting coordinator
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Translation services available
  • ISDN lines available
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.1 mi/1.77 km)

Hotel Map

55.9497 -3.1864
Area served
City Centre Shopping
Nearby airports
TURNHOUSE ARPT, (EDI), 11.50, KM, W; GLASGOW INTL, (GLA), 90.00, KM, W;
Area description
Downtown, This hotel is located near downtown.

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Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
24 hour security
Phone service
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Live entertainment
Casino
Sauna
Disco
Night club
Play ground
Driving range
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Barber shop
Boutiques
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Copy service
Currency exchange
Parking
Indoor parking
Truck parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Ramp access to buildings
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Fire alarm with light
Turndown service
In room movies
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors

Nearby points of interest

  • Underground City: 0 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.1 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.2 mi
  • People's Story: 0.3 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.3 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.3 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Underground City: 0 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.1 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.1 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.2 mi
  • People's Story: 0.3 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.3 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.3 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.4 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.5 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.5 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.5 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.6 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.7 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.8 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.8 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.8 mi
  • Marchmont: 0.8 mi
  • Newington: 0.9 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.9 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.9 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1 mi
  • Lochrin: 1 mi
  • Canonmills: 1 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1 mi
  • Pilrig: 1.1 mi
  • Easter Road: 1.1 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Arthur's Seat: 1.1 mi
  • Meadowbank: 1.2 mi
  • Powderhall: 1.2 mi

Dining

CARRUBBER'S
Bistro Style restaurant with private dining room available
ITCHYCOO
Distingtive and fresh flavours from the area.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (36)

Ratings and reviews for Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
outer banker
Business
Southern Shores, NC, USA
Jun 8, 2014

Attention Needed

The drawback to the Edinburgh Radisson Blu was that the room's carpet had multiple ripples (i.e., needed to be re-stretched) and there was a large (6" - 8" diameter) dark spot on the carpet between the bed and and the desk. When I reported these problems in writing, the desk clerk apologized, but noted these were recurring issues (at least with this room). Accordingly the carpet problems reduced the overall rating of the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ExpressTraveler
Business
New York, NY
May 7, 2014

Excellent Location and Superb Staff

The hotel location was perfect. Right on Royal Mile we were able to reach the Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Park with ease. From the moment we arrived until we left the staff was top notch. Extremely helpful and informative. I would recommend staying here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Four star
Business
Birmingham, England
Mar 4, 2014

Perfect weekend break

Great location on the royal mile, lovely staff, very clean and great food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mom w Teen
Business
New York , NY
Mar 1, 2014

Great location, nice staff but not very clean

Very helpful staff and excellent location for sites, shopping and catching trains. Safe too. Room decorated nicely but not very clean. Hallways on my floor were dirty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Abdcsh
Business
Brielle nj
Jan 5, 2014

Highly recommend.

Fantastic location, helpful staff. Wonderful trip. Simply can't beat the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Be sure to go to the whiski bar across the street. If you want a quieter room, request one in the back. We were fine with the noise and lived looking out on the Royal Mile.

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rafolimen
Business
Omaha, NE
Jun 9, 2013

Excellent hotel - superb location

Wonderful 4-day stay, the hotel is right in the middle of the Royal Mile so all Edinburgh attractions are within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cairngorm
Business
Los Angeles, California
Apr 14, 2013

Central location, free parking, fine hotel

We were in Edinburgh for a family party and my nephew recommended the Radisson. It was the perfect central location. It looks and feels like a renovated traditional building, but an architect friend told me it isn't. The room was moderate sized, everything worked, the staff was friendly and helpful, the bar was comfortable and we enjoyed the spa. The best hotel we stayed in on a four-hotel trip. We'll be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

The hotel validates parking in the structure on Blackfriars Street. The street is one-way from south to north, so you have to approach uphill from the Cowgate.

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fran5477
Business
Belmont, California
Apr 12, 2013

Pretty nice stay

This hotel is in a great location, right on the Royal Mile and close to the castle. The rooms were fine, nothing really special or luxurious. The staff was extremely helpful and accommodating though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GreatTravels
Business
Los Angeles
Apr 8, 2013

Perfect!

LOVED the Radisson Blu! First time in Edinburgh and after an extremely long trip we arrived exhausted in the early morning. They had our room ready by late morning and their warm friendly welcome was awesome. Probably my most favorite hotel stay ever.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Dined at the Olive Branch in Broughtam. Wonderful food, great wine, fantastic value.

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WhiskyAdmirer
Business
Washington DC
Jul 21, 2012

Easy living in Edinburgh

We arrived from an overnight flight, tired, sore, and dragging bags. The Radisson is an easy walk from the Airlink terminal, if a bit uphill. We were able to check in early, shower, nap, and still walk to Edinburgh Castle well before closing time. This hotel is very centrally located, has a beautiful exterior, spacious rooms, and nice amenities (coffee/tea service with a surprise or two, nice tub/shower combination, lovely shampoo, etc). We could open the window in our room, to see Arthur's Seat and hear the gulls cry. The staff are very attentive, and willing to explain almost anything. I think the hotel is a very lovely place to stay. Regrettably, I can't afford to stay here more often.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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