Very good location and attentive service. Some of our group did have much more spacious rooms than... See full review
Oct 21, 2013
Great Hotel, Great Location
Excellent hotel within walking distance of the castle, great food and tours. It was a pleasure to... See full review
May 1, 2013
Recently refurbished hotel in Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town
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.
Overlooks the famous Charlotte Square
Fitness and leisure facilities
On-site restaurant and bar
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.
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.
Edinburgh Airport (7.2 mi/11.58 km)
Edinburgh Rail Station nearby
Transfer bus from airport to city center
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)
Seven stylish meeting rooms
Full secretarial and conference support
Largest capacity room seats 300
Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
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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.
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):
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.
I wrote the following to the hotel on January 23rd giving them the opportunity to reply. no response, hence they confirmed my impression regarding customer service:To: "customer services" Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 6:26:18 AMSubject: Recent
Stay at the Macdonald Roxburghe Hotel in EdinburgI would like to share my recent experience at your Charlotte Square property. My stay was five nights. January 15 check in.The hotel was clean and what I expected. However, my experience was note.Aside from the concierge(?) [...], who was wonderful ---the staff was less than warm. They did not greet anyone upon entry, their responses to inquires was brief and terse.For example: I rented the computer in the lobby (at a very expensive rate) to print out a boarding pass. There was no ink in the printer. When I asked the front desk if he could replace he advised, don't have any....after prompting, he told me to send an email to him and he would print, and then left the desk. I had to start over with some one else.The front desk did not answer their phone on two occasions; room service failed to answer as well. I walked to the bar to place a room service order and received no apology or comment as to why they did not answer their phones.There was construction in the hotel Monday through my departure. Each day I was woken with drills, banging, etc. There was no posting or information shared at booking or check in that the hotel was under construction.There was a fire alarm due to the construction, the hotel was evacuated. There was no answer at the front desk when the alarm first went off, there was no attempt by staff to alert anyone in their rooms.There was no one at the front desk at departure.All in all, the customer service experience was lacking. The staff in general is quite young and could do with some training.This is not what I expected from your hotel rating.I booked via [...]and they have asked for my opinion, I will wait to hear form you before I reply.Thank you for your review of this visit.
This was a relatively late Festival booking so I was a little worried - but it was lovely! The rooms are not surprisingly small since it's in an older building but they've been renovated nicely. The location is perfect - Princes, George and Rose
St are all right there but being around the corner makes things quieter. Plus you're in easy walking distance to just about anything in the City Centre. I would absolutely stay there again.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Rose St is a pedestrian street with pubs and restaurants - Gourmet Grub (about two blocks down) was a fantastic breakfast.