Royal British Hotel ★★★

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$65
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 16, 2016 Check-out: Feb 18, 2016
3.6 /5
Overall score
83%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.7
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Room types

Show Prices Single Room
  • Size: 96 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Executive En-suite - Executive floor
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Double Room
  • Size: 160 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Twin Room
  • Size: 149 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

Royal British Hotel, on world famous Princes Street, meets the needs of both business and leisure visitors. The hotel, located less than 400 yards from Waverley Station, offers convenient access to many of the city's most famous attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Galleries, the Festival Hall, and the Old and New Towns. Guests choose from 72 bedrooms on five floors, as well as five executive rooms and six suites. Glendale Restaurant and Bar, situated on the first floor, affords views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street.

Rooms

Royal British Hotel offers 72 bedrooms on five floors, including 61 standard rooms (17 single, 28 twin, six double, one quad, and nine triple rooms). Five executive rooms, six suites, and several smoking rooms are also available. Amenities include 24-hour room service, same-day laundry service, and free wireless Internet access. Most rooms offer excellent views over downtown Edinburgh.

Property features

Princes Street Coffee House offers premium coffee and a wide selection of Paninis, sandwiches, pastries, and ice cream in contemporary surroundings on the ground floor. The stylish Glendale Restaurant and Bar, situated on the first floor, serves breakfast (from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.), lunch, and dinner. Heidi's Pantry offers snacks, high teas, bar lunches, and suppers at any time of day. Business travelers make use of four conference rooms and a variety of syndicate rooms.

Highlights

  • Close to business and tourist districts
  • Choice of formal or informal dining
  • Free Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Executive rooms and suites available

Nearby attractions

  • Royal Mile (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Old Town (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • National Museum of Scotland (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Usher Hall (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3.2 mi/5.1 km)

Business

  • Four conference rooms accommodate 350 people
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.0 mi/1.6 km)
  • Business and financial district (0.8 mi/1.4 km)

Transportation

  • Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.1 mi/13 km)

Dining

On-Site Dining
Situated on the first floor the Twenty Princes Street Restaurant and Juniper Bar offer stunning views of the Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. Juniper is the perfect rendezvous for pre dinner drinks serving a wide range of beverages to suit all testes. The bright airy atmosphere of Twenty Princes Street is stylish and is open for breakfast (Continental or Full Scottish Breakfast served from 7.30 until 10.00am), Lunch and Dinner. **PLEASE NOTE: The hotel restaurant will be closed from 23rd February until 31st March 2015. Between this time, Continental Breakfast will only be available at a price of 5.00 per person.**

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service

Services

  • Laundry service
  • Childcare Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Conference facilities

Internet

  • WiFi

Accessibility

  • Service dogs allowed
  • Brailled elevators

Reviews

3.6 /5 Overall score

83% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.3/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.7/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.1/5
  • Comfort: 3.5/5
  • Location: 4.8/5
  • Value: 3.7/5

Very satisfying trip

Would recommend Sat, Nov 28, 2015
I was very satisfied with my choice of hotel: friendly staff, cleanliness, availability of bar and restaurant facilities and, especially the location.

| N/A Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location

Would recommend Sat, Jun 13, 2015
Right in the centre of the city, literally. Fantastic location. And actually a great property with a lovely atmosphere.

| N/A Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great location

Would not recommend Tue, May 12, 2015
The location was great, so to was the staff. The Entrance to the hotel, reception and bar was lovely. Very clean and modern, however the rooms were not like this. The rooms were clean however they were very tired and old fashioned.

| Sutton Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

LIA

Would recommend Wed, Apr 29, 2015
very nice location, love the service and the room. the hotel itself is very beautiful too

| St Davids Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Short Holiday

Would not recommend Thu, Apr 16, 2015
This was a budget hotel, which I get... and at the end of the day you always get what you pay for. The location was excellent and the limited interaction that I had with the staff was great. They were friendly and very helpful, but the amenities of the hotel itself are lacking. It is going through renovations, so hopefully they get rid of the issues... it is musty. The windows are particularly functional (the one in my room at least). Hot water was an irregular, and the general cleanliness seemed to be an issue.

| Havre de Grace Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

June 2014

Would recommend Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Stayed for couple nights. More than perfect location. Nuff said :-)

| Kiev Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Perfect City Centre Location

Would recommend Sat, Dec 27, 2014
Not only does the Royal British Hotel have the perfect city centre location it also has very friendly, helpful staff and spotlessly clean well appointed rooms. And all at a very reasonable price. In addition it also has Juniper bar with stunning views across the city centre and a very well stocked bar. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.

| Auchengray Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

overnight stay

Would recommend Sat, Dec 13, 2014
We had a beautiful meal at the hotel, the room was basic but good enough for sleeping in. Great location for shopping and sightseeing. The staff were very friendly.

| leven, fife Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location

Would recommend Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Great friendly staff, conveniently located within walking distance of major attractions and straight across from Central rail station.

| Minneapolis Minnesota Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Shabby, and not in a chic way

Would not recommend Tue, Sep 23, 2014
I chose this hotel because it's across the street from Waverly train station. That is pretty much the only thing it has going for it. (Well, also that they provide shampoo AND conditioner, which practically no one does these days.) The hotel hallways smelled weird. The bedspreads looked like they were about 40 years old. The room was very shabby (but clean, as far as I could tell). The tub was very out-of-date, and the sink had spots in it. Weirdly, there is what seems to be a rather trendy and expensive bar/restaurant in this hotel. It makes no sense. The hotel was relatively inexpensive, but I would not stay here again under any circumstances. We were only there one night, and we spent the absolute bare minimum amount of time in the room. I couldn't wait to check out the next day.

| Washington, DC Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

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Nearby points of interest

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

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

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.

$65
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 16, 2016 Check-out: Feb 18, 2016