$157 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 20, 2015 Check-out: Sep 21, 2015

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
View map of 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
41 reviews
Evening with no kids

Only fault was the pillows. Nearly faultless hotel with the worst possible pillows See full review

  • Philip Z.
  • Jan 27, 2015
Garry

Very good . Rooms clean , food good and staff very helpful . See full review

  • Garry F.
  • Jan 27, 2015

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.

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.

Property 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.

Highlights
  • Beautiful hotel and environs
  • In the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site restaurant and health club
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)
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.0 mi/12.87 km)
  • Edinburgh Rail Station nearby
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center

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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.

Ratings and reviews for Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
4

98% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mom w Teen
Family
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ryan
Couples
Huddersfield
Mar 8, 2011

Location is Ideal

The hotel is in an ideal location on the royal mile. Equal distances between the castle and the palace. It is only a sort walk across the bridge to the new part of the city with endless shops and restaurants. There are bars, restaurants and coffee shops immediately outside the hotel. The hotel looks spectacular from the outside and nice and tidy in side, room was nice with basic amenities nothing special. The swimming pool and leisure facilities were a bonus but small. Very expensive to eat and drink in the hotel- eat out lots of fantastic restaurants near by. only downside of our room it seemed to be noisey at night!

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

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Make sure you are at Edinburgh Castle for the 1pm gun fire.

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fran5477
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
outer banker
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ryan
Couples
Huddersfield
Mar 8, 2011

Location is Ideal

The hotel is in an ideal location on the royal mile. Equal distances between the castle and the palace. It is only a sort walk across the bridge to the new part of the city with endless shops and restaurants. There are bars, restaurants and coffee shops immediately outside the hotel. The hotel looks spectacular from the outside and nice and tidy in side, room was nice with basic amenities nothing special. The swimming pool and leisure facilities were a bonus but small. Very expensive to eat and drink in the hotel- eat out lots of fantastic restaurants near by. only downside of our room it seemed to be noisey at night!

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

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Make sure you are at Edinburgh Castle for the 1pm gun fire.

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Abdcsh
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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.

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Four star
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ExpressTraveler
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aunt B
Couples
New York, NY, USA
Oct 18, 2011

Great location!

We visited with our nephew at Edinburgh University recently and stayed 3 nights at the Rad Blu. Truly a great location for the old town, the castle, the train station and of course the university. Hotel lounge is spacious, comfortable, a good place to sit and plan the day. Hotel was clean, staff friendly, and the breakfast was ample. What more do you need for short visit!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Even on a Tuesday evening in October, in this area, it is best to reserve a table for dinner. We were only a party of 2, but had to try 5 restaurants before we found one with a free table.

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ise 58
Couples
Blackpool
Dec 14, 2011

Birthday trip

Excellent location, very helpful and friendly staff - well worth a visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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