$104 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 9, 2015 Check-out: Mar 10, 2015

The Roxburghe Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

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Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
41 reviews
Weekend with friends fromaround the world

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

  • SNOGS
  • 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

  • Seth M
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Overlooks the famous Charlotte Square
  • Central location
  • Fitness and leisure facilities
  • On-site restaurant and bar
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.

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.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.2 mi/11.58 km)
  • Edinburgh Rail Station nearby
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center
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)

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The Roxburghe Hotel Rooms

2 Double Bed Non Smoking
2 Double Bed Non Smoking
Single Bed Large Non Smoking
Single Bed Large Non Smoking
Single bed Non Smoking
Single bed Non Smoking
Double Bed Non Smoking
Double Bed Non Smoking
Single Bed Medium Non Smoking
Single Bed Medium Non Smoking
2 Single Bed Non Smoking
2 Single Bed Non Smoking
King Bed Accesible
King Bed Accesible
1 King Bed Club Room
1 King Bed Club Room
King Bed Suite Non Smoking
King Bed Suite Non Smoking
1 King Bed Non Smoking
1 King Bed Non Smoking
King Bed Superior
King Bed Superior

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 maker in room
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
TV
Telephone
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.

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Guest Reviews (41)

Ratings and reviews for The Roxburghe Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 41
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.8

80% would recommend to a friend.

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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.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sendia
Business
South Coast
Nov 18, 2011

Well placed

Good service, friendly, helpful staff. One bad note - bathroom had mould on the tiles and was quite smelly.

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

Business

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Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Leslie B
Business
Gloucestershire
Nov 16, 2011

Quality

An exceptional experience on my first visit to Edinburgh in 40 years. I would unreservedly recommend to anyone who sets store by quality and attentiveness from the moment one steps out of the taxi.

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

Business

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Review of The Roxburghe Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bay Area Northern California, USA
Feb 3, 2011

Rate good, room good, service lacking

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.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
fest
Business
Ann Arbor, MI
Aug 27, 2009

Festival stay

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):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rose St is a pedestrian street with pubs and restaurants - Gourmet Grub (about two blocks down) was a fantastic breakfast.

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