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The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great boutique hotel, excellent breakfast, nice staff, BUT.. All rooms are different. They have the same cost for very nice rooms on the third floor and some not nice at all rooms in the basement. We got lucky and had beautiful room with the view on the third floor, when our friends got the room in the basement and it wasn't nice: dark, small, windows opened to back yard with some noise (maybe air conditioner, not sure). We tried to change their room, but hotel was full; we asked to give them at least any discount, and were refused it too. So, my advise would be ask for the floor when you are making the reservation and never agree to the basement, at least for the same cost.

Ideal location in the city Easy walk to main streets and taxi ride to train Nice and quiet with a great breakfast included This is a great living memorial to those who died in WW1 While it is not cheap it is a great place to have a break from travels

I visited for one night to attend a business meeting in New Town. I stayed in one of the four posters, which was very comfortable and elegant. The building is beautiful and steeped in history. I was beside the lift motor, which was a bit intrusive, but it is used rarely and ear plugs deal with the noise. The staff seemed a little over run at breakfast although it was quite busy. Overall, a great spot though, and sorry I couldn’t stay longer.

Great location on quiet street. Attentive staff. Good value. Great fun being surrounded by The amazing history of Scotland and her great regiment. Added significantly to our enjoyment of the vacation.

A lovely Club with excellent decor, helpful and smiling staff and good facilities. A good place for a Private Dinner Party as well as everyday lunches. There is a good bar with an small outside terrace (largely for smokers!) and the Private dining room is comfortable and smart, much like a formal dining room at home. Staff serve quickly and efficiently and do not disturb the running conversations - no unnecessary and annoying

We had a wonderful stay. Our room was spacious, beautifully appointed, immaculate, and very comfortable. We enjoyed the selection of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits which were in our room. Our room #11 had a beautiful view of Queen Park across the street. From the moment we checked in until we checked out, every staff member we encountered was friendly helpful and accommodating. Fiorina, who worked at the front desk, was exceptional in all she did to make our stay so pleasant. Even the young lady who served breakfast was so gracious when we mistakenly arrived early for breakfast. Our mistake since the breakfast hours were clearly posted. The hotel is a lovely historical building only a short walk to restaurants, pubs, and cafes. We highly recommend the Royal Scots Club.

The staff we’re courteous and helpful. The rooms are large with good bathrooms including a tub. It is conveniently located and near bus stops. We did a Scottish Highland your and were picked up and dropped at the Club. We found a good Indian restaurant Pakora Bar 2 mins from the Club.

A historic building that has retained its original club atmosphere. It is smart yet friendly, with extremely comfortable (although not huge rooms), outstanding food and enormously helpful staff. Highly recommended for adults, not for children.

This is a classic, historic hotel which we found to be very comfortable and pleasant. I highly suggest you book a bed and breakfast rate, as the breakfast was enjoyable each day. It is not extremely close to popular attractions, but what it lacks in proximity, it makes up for in style.

Everything was great! My room overlooked the park, the TV worked fine, loved the electric tea kettle and cookies. Shower was larger than I expected but very nice. I was looking for artificial sweeteners or loose sugar on my table at breakfast but made do with sugar cubes. Hotel was far from center for bus tours and I couldn’t exactly walk into town with my cane. Had to rely on taxis but that was expected.

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 Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. 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 Scott Monument 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. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee 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 1051 reviews