$153 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2015 Check-out: Aug 3, 2015

The Roxburghe Hotel

View map of 38 Charlotte Square, Lothian, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ

Hotel Overview

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Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
44 reviews
Great Hotel, Great Location

Excellent hotel within walking distance of the castle, great food and tours. It was a pleasure to... See full review

  • Seth M
  • May 1, 2013
Ticks all the boxes

Marvellous stay at The Roxburgh. Room available two hours early, good size, massive bed. Staff... See full review

  • WildRover
  • Mar 6, 2013
The prestigious Crowne Plaza EDINBURGH - THE ROXBURGHE, in the heart of the Georgian New Town, overlooks Charlotte Square, home to Scotland's first minister. The premier, four-star hotel, one of the oldest in Edinburgh, recently refurbished all 198 bedrooms. Many rooms have views of Edinburgh Castle and Charlotte Square Gardens. Crowne Plaza EDINBURGH - THE ROXBURGHE has won awards for its dining, bedroom design, and staff.
Rooms

Crowne Plaza EDINBURGH - THE ROXBURGHE has 198 bedrooms, including family rooms, the Adam Suite, and a number of accessible bedrooms. All have bathrooms en-suite and feature an LCD television with over 40 channels, Wi-Fi, and tea- and coffee-making equipment. Featured rooms offer a complimentary half-bottle of wine and a voucher for drinks voucher at the hotel bar. Guests staying in the suite receive complimentary champagne and canapés. Room service is available 24 hours a day, though the menu is limited overnight.

Property features

The award-winning, on-site Melrose Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily. Breakfast is served buffet style, with a traditional full Scottish breakfast also available. The a la carte dinner menu features seasonal specialties and contemporary classics. The Melrose is popular, so guests should reserve a table when making a hotel reservation. The Melrose Lounge Bar serves light food throughout the day. Guests can take traditional afternoon tea there 2 to 5 p.m. each day. Accompanied children are welcome, and a children's menu is available. An adults-only cocktail bar is also on site.

 

Guests have free access to the Vital Health, Fitness and Beauty Club, which features exercise machines, weights, a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and classes such as yoga or aqua aerobics.

Highlights
  • Overlooks the famous Charlotte Square
  • Central location
  • Fitness and leisure facilities
  • On-site restaurant and bar
Nearby attractions
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.1 mi/0.16 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.7 mi/1.12 km)
  • St. Giles Cathedral (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (1.5 mi/2.41 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (2.7 mi/4.34 km)
Business
  • Seven stylish meeting rooms
  • Full secretarial and conference support
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Largest capacity room seats 300
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.2 mi/11.58 km)
  • Edinburgh Rail Station nearby
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center

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The Roxburghe Hotel Rooms

Standard Room - 2 Double Beds
Standard Room - 2 Double Beds
Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
Superior Room
Superior Room
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Standard Single Room
Standard Single Room

Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Sauna
Jogging track
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee shop
Services
24 hour front desk
Guest laundromat
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Copy service
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Mini bar
Electronic door locks
International direct dial
Trouser press

Nearby points of interest

  • Georgian House: 0.1 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.1 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.3 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.4 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.5 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.5 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.1 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.1 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.3 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.4 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.5 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.5 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.6 mi
  • The Grange: 0.6 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.6 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.6 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.6 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.7 mi
  • Comely Bank: 0.8 mi
  • Underground City: 0.8 mi
  • Dean Gallery: 0.8 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.8 mi
  • Dalry: 0.8 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.8 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.9 mi
  • West Coates: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 0.9 mi
  • People's Story: 1 mi
  • Calton Hill: 1 mi
  • The Canongate: 1 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 1.1 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.1 mi
  • Craigleith: 1.1 mi
  • Merchiston: 1.1 mi
  • Marchmont: 1.1 mi
  • Warriston: 1.1 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 1.1 mi

Dining

George Street Bar and Grill
Open all day and inspired by traditional grand European cafes and brasseries- with a stunning interior-its the elegant and contemporary restaurant to experience some of the best dining and eating out in Edinburgh.
Samovar Lounge
At The Roxburghe we believe that afternoon tea is the most civilised meal of the day and ours is famous throughout Edinburgh. Where else can you experience freshly homemade cakes and sandwiches and warm scones with fresh cream and preserves

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 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.

Ratings and reviews for The Roxburghe Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SNOGS
Business
Europe
Oct 21, 2013

Weekend with friends fromaround the world

Very good location and attentive service. Some of our group did have much more spacious rooms than others.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Check out the Sandemans walking tours

Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
GarLiz13
Business
Wolfeboro, NH
Sep 18, 2013

Not worth the money...

The only thing this hotel had going for it was it's location... which is a dime a dozen in the city center. This is a highly over priced hotel with lack luster amenities. The staff was not overly friendly or helpful. PARKING IS NOT FREE AS ADVERTISED. We paid close to $40 (USD) to park in public parking for the night. The room it self was very disappointing with a small, outdated and semi clean bathroom. The hotel room was not fully furnished... as half the room was left just empty. The pool is in small room in the basement with tile falling off the walls in and around it. Definitely not the same pool shown in the pictures advertising it. I am not a Debbie Downer in the least... I just want to make sure you know what your getting into. Hope it helps!

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

Business

Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
GarLiz13
Business
Wolfeboro, NH
Sep 17, 2013

Terrible. Web pics/description very misleading...

Not impressed. Especially for the price. We were led to believe that breakfast and parking were included in our hefty bill...not the case. That tacked on another 50 pounds. The room was shabby. It clearly used to contain two beds. They had not even bothered to redistribute furniture as camouflage. The pool and spa were not at all what they looked like online. Very misleading and not worth the price.

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

Business

Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Seth M
Business
Miami
May 1, 2013

Great Hotel, Great Location

Excellent hotel within walking distance of the castle, great food and tours. It was a pleasure to stay there. Clean, large rooms and a friendly staff.

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

Business

Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
willgoback
Business
cambridge
Apr 26, 2013

a little blow par

there was a mistake as we were put in a single room the first night, but changed easliy enough. However the cleanibg was a little superficial, dust behind the loo, and all over the window. Breakfast was not included and the voucher system was faulty, they tried to charge for meals we had not had. A better deal for breakfast is Filling station in rose street jus round the corner, half the price and better quality. otherwise , a little more care would give better value, but the location is easy for all parts of the city

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

Business

Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SunniDaze
Business
Edinburgh, Scotland
Apr 17, 2013

The Roxburghe Hotel

Hotel itself was very nice, the room I stayed in however, was extremely small and hard to move around in. Practically had to climb over the bed to get from one side of the room to the other. For the money, I felt it was overpriced considering the uncomfortably small size of the single suite.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Catch the green Edinburgh tour bus across Charlotte Square in front of the Scotland Registry building rather than on Waverly Bridge. It's the third stop on the tour and a very short walk from a the hotel.

Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thanks Mum
Business
Surrey, UK
Apr 16, 2013

Fantastic location at this spa hotel

Warm welcome, excellent breakfast - wish we'd taken this every day. Really helpful concierge. Loved the recently refurbished decor in communal areas. Great outside seating area if weather had permitted use. Good spa facilities. We enjoyed massages whilst on this mother/daugher city break made even more exciting by supply of scottish shortbread to room every day. Twin room was a bit tight with drawer space/desk chair in way. Tip to request room that isn't situated above wedding reception. Great central location.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Do go to see the Royal Yacht Britannia. Such an interesting attraction, made even more special as we enjoyed afternoon tea in the Royal deck tea room. They even have their own fudge shop on board.

Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JDMB.
Business
Ny
Mar 13, 2013

Wifi

Souls have free wifi in rooms instead of just in lobby.

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

Business

Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
WildRover
Business
Chorley, Lancs
Mar 6, 2013

Ticks all the boxes

Marvellous stay at The Roxburgh. Room available two hours early, good size, massive bed. Staff chatty, welcoming and helpful. Good numbers of attentive staff in the dining room at breakfast, which was excellently presented and made to order. The hotel fronts onto Charlotte Square but Rose Street is at the side with all the bars and restaurants you could need. Princes Street and George Street are on either side with the full array of shops you'd expect in a major city. Highly recommended!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you like "surf and turf", eat at the "Wildfire" just around the corner on Rose Street. Book first - very small and intimate, first class food.

Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DomB
Business
Amsterdam (NL)
Oct 16, 2012

Great base to explore the city

My girlfriend an I booked this hotel rather quickly and did not spend much time researching before. It turned out to be a great pick. Located at Charlotte Square, one of the more beautiful squares in the city, several bus stops (including the AirLink to the airport) stop within minutes of the hotel. Rose and George street are two main streets in the new part of town. While not the most central location for the Castle or Royal Mile, many things are in walking distance and buses seem to run every few minutes. Hotel staff was very knowledgeable and friendly and provided us with good information about the city and several day-tours. One minor point of criticism is that there was some confusion about whether or not breakfast was included in the rate, although the hotel did resolve the issue swiftly and in our interest. Breakfast was good, although several nearby restaurants offer better value. We did not use the restaurant/bar for other meals. While the hallways seem a bit dated, the room was actually very spacious, clean, and nice. While we didn't have much of a view, there was never any reason to expect one based on location anyway. We did not use the spa/gym facilities. Lastly, it would be nice to have free WiFi also in rooms and not just the lobby area, but again, not a major inconvenience. Overall, this is a great place to stay based on location and service. While I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for families (at least I did not see much along the lines of child entertainment) , it should be fine for most couples and business travelers.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Browns right around the corner (George St.). Good breakfast and seemed to be popular for dinner as well (although we didn't try it for that).

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