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The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I will confess to being an out-of-town member of the Royal Scots Club but, as they make their club rooms available to members of the public and having used them on several occasions when I've needed to stay overnight in Edinburgh I can say that they provide stylish, comfortable accommodation in the heart of the City, close to many restaurants, theatres and other attractions such as the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The bar and restaurant have a great ambience but it isn't a stuffy old gentleman's club and the food is good, whether a sandwich and soup in the bar or a meal in the restaurant.

A short walk from the centre of Edinburgh (5 mins), I have stayed a few times now - and happy to recommend the Royal Scots Club as somewhere you might want to consider to stay. It is very keenly priced in comparison with other City Centre hotels. If you like modern new build hotels, this is perhaps not the one for you. It has a sense of the past but in a nice nostalgic way. Bedrooms on first and second floor are better than the ones on the floor below ground level. Having said that, the ones below ground level are perhaps larger rooms (but without the views). The Scots Club has a bar area - though you may have to press the bell for service. Nice clean place which is now my 'go-to' place to stay when we stay overnight in Edinburgh.

This was my first stay at the Club but was first rate in all respects. The reception staff were especially helpful such as over boarding pass and other printing and calling a taxi on time. The Club atmosphere was relaxing.

Thus is a cute hotel. Not to big. That’s good. I had the room 16. It was quite and very charming. The breakfast is very good. I loved this hotel and I will come back. The location is great and there are nice restaurants near the hotel.

must be good as I keep coming back. Ideal hotel for the City Centre, large rooms that are well equipped and free wifi. Great cooked breakfast made to order plus a range of continental selection Will def be back

great standard of decor, gorgeous building, helpful staff, comfortable modern bedroom, large clean shower/bath room. impressed all round. only a short walk from countless dinner options. i didn’t eat in the restaurant for dinner but the breakfast was first class - a good selection, excellent presentation, and even swift delivery. can’t fault it.

On the whole, it was a well placed hotel that’s just a short walk to the shops and central attractions. The local area is very nice that feels safe and quiet. The room was an upgraded room on one of the upper floors. The decor was nice enough, not modern or fashionable, but that’s what we expected and appreciated it. Sadly, the bed was clearly worn out and sagged in the middle making it uncomfortable. The bar/lounge area was functional and comfortable. After the first mornings breakfast, we felt that the quality of the ingredients was very poor for a hotel of its type and the cost of that breakfast. I felt it was poor value. Rather than create a fuss, I simply asked if we could change our room from ‘breakfast included’ to ‘breakfast excluded’. Apparently this wasn’t possible because we’d pre-paid for this deal. Whilst I accept this, it wasn’t as if we’d change our minds about staying, we simply objected to poor quality food being served for a relatively premium price. Sadly, the person at reception didn’t appreciate our feedback and claimed that it wasn’t something the ever got complaints about. I quick read of the reviews here suggest this isn’t necessarily true. Again, we didn’t want further arguments about this matter disrupting our weekend so we simply went elsewhere for breakfast. I don’t recall what the difference was in price was but for the sake of refunding that amount for breakfasts we didn’t have, they chose to upset their customers. Poor hospitality, such a shame!

Nice hotel with friendly, attentive staff, a large clean and comfortable room and a very good bar area. I did have some issues, so not a perfect stay - for example, the heating in my room didn't work on the first night, the shower tended to overflow v quickly and there was an issue with the in-room safe (wasn't able to open it and nobody on the premises until the following day to assist) but, even with these in mind, I would happily visit again and recommend to others. Thanks v much.

Amazing and unforgettable place for your stay at Edinburgh. Elena was attentive as ever, always eager to see if I was fine, so if you want to feel yourself being treated as a Royal figure, if you want to feel the true Scot scent, get to this club straight away. You won´t regret it.

We stayed here for two nights over the valentines period and enjoyed our stay very much. We stayed in room 3 which was a four poster room. The overall quality of the room was excellent with only a minor few let downs like a bulb not working in one of the lamps, however this did not deter from the impressive room. The only disappointment was a noise coming through the wall, starting in the evening and ending at about 10 am the following morning. This noise only lasted for a few seconds at a time but woke my girlfriend up at 6am the first morning. Upon investigation the reception staff said it was a fan for the kitchen and it could not be turned off. However the following morning it didn't come on at all so did not affect us. Overall the hotel is very nice to stay if not a little old fashioned, but this is all part of the character of the place. If you want modern gadgets in the room then stay in a mainstream chain hotel. Would recommend.

29-31 Abercromby Place Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in New Town, The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Princes Street Gardens and Scott Monument. This 25-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Edinburgh and also a short walk from Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and National Gallery of Scotland.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh's 25 rooms are individually decorated and provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Guests of The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and conference space. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1011 reviews