$205 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 13, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

4 stars
80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
58 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
Central location, free parking, fine hotel

We were in Edinburgh for a family party and my nephew recommended the Radisson. It was the perfect... See full review

  • Cairngorm
  • Apr 14, 2013
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)

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

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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.

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 (58)

Ratings and reviews for Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
58 out of 58
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.1

98% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ryan
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
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
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
Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
outer banker
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
Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mom w Teen
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
Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Lyndhurst, NJ
Jun 11, 2011

Great hotel at a great location

The hotel is around the middle of the Royal Mile, and with quick and easy access to Weaverly train station and Airport bus transportation. The rooms are modern and very comfortable. Breakfast was very good and not too pricey. Overall a very good hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
Aug 14, 2010

Excellent location and great service

We were in Edinburgh for 3 days and because of our great location right in the heart of the Old Town we were able to see quite a few things. We also easily booked a tour to Loch Ness and the highlands that started a block away from the hotel. The restaurants in the area were all fantastic. We also visited London and Dublin on this trip, and our hotel contributed to making Edinburgh the best stop on our journey!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Always pre-book any tours or events you'd like to see!

Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dallas, TX
Jul 6, 2009

Solid Hotel

Booked the Deluxe room - very large for London standards. Large bathroom, excellent amenities. Breakfast room was very nice, staff friendly. About a 8 minute walk from the Marble Arch tube stop. Oversized bed with tons of pillows and luxurious bedding. Extra towels, robes and slippers included. Didn't have a tea/coffee maker in room which was annoying. Housekeeping could have been a little more detail oriented.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Tacoma, Wash.
Aug 3, 2009

Very nice hotel, great location

The hotel was very nice. Location was probably the best on the Royal Mile. Right in the center of the mile with a taxi pick up right out front. The business center computers were slow and didn't always work. My key card often didn't work. The staff was helpful.

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