$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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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 3, 2009

Nice

Great location for seeing Edinburgh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
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
jvt87
Business
New Jersey
Jun 12, 2009

Prime location

The Radisson SAS offers a super location toward the upper, castle, end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, two blocks uphill from Waverly Station. It is within easy walking distance of many of the city's principal attractions and museums. Its immediate surroundings are filled with restaurants, bars and nightspots, although the neighboring one can be noisy into the wee hours. The building is designed in a faux medieval style, which at least tries to blend in with the surroundings. The interior can be dark, although that is also a function of location and climate. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, sized more typically of North America than Europe. But the carpets are starting to show signs of wear throughout the property, and the bathroom, while acceptable, could have done with a more thorough cleaning. The main elevators are small and, like the rest of Edinburgh, not particularly geared for handicapped access. The front desk staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. I did not use the ground-floor bar/restaurant, which seemed to attract more cocktail drinkers than diners. That may be because there are many good alternatives in the space of a couple blocks. If you are traveling without a laptop or other device, there are two computer terminals off the lobby; they are not lightning fast. There is a charge for morning newspapers delivered to your room.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Try The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street off Cowgate, about two blocks from the hotel.

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Leza
Business
Raleigh
May 9, 2009

Phenomenal location, great price

The location of this hotel - right on the Royal Mile - was unbeatable. Our room was huge, the property was very clean and well-maintained and the staff were exceptionally professional and friendly. Being able to walk out the front door of the hotel and be right in the center of all that is happening in Edinburgh is amazing. Not only is the hotel on the Royal Mile, it is right at the cross street of New Bridge Street, which takes you over to "new" Edinburgh. No doubt about it, we would stay here again when we are in Edinburgh AND we will be back to Edinburgh! Its a captivating, beautiful city with loads to do.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Hike up Arthur's Seat, in the Holyrood Park. The hike is a little steep, but the fantastic views at the summit are worth the effort.

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indianapolis
Aug 27, 2008

Great location

Except for a missing desk light bulb, the room was very comfortable and better than your average Radisson in the States. Free in room internet worked well. The location couldn't be better--an easy, albeit uphill, walk from the train station and right in the middle of everything you want to see. The consierge staff was very helpful and everyone was friendly. We didn't eat there because there were too many pubs all around. We went in August during festival time when rates all over the city are high. We felt this hotel was a good value and would definitely stay there again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

walk to the castle in less than 10 minutes

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles
Jul 5, 2008

Great location.

Warning: Breakfast was a huge buffet (no options to order from a menu) cost $31 a person!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Located on Royal Mile, a short walk to the Castle.

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Sep 18, 2007

beautiful, convenient place to stay

The Radisson SAS in Edinburgh was wonderful! The layout of the room was pleasant, the staff was more than helpful, meeting our every need. There even were free computers for our use in the lobby. Being halfway from end to end of the Royal Mile was super, we could always stop and drop off parcels, or take a rest. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone touring Scotland!

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 walk from hotel

Dining at Deacon Brody's tavern was first class Scottish, Italian dinners at Bella Italia were unbeatable!

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