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The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here for one night in December as we were attending a very special family event in one of the private dining rooms. The catering for that event was extremely good - and took into account several dietary issues - and the staff all pleasant and helpful. The same applied to our stay. The room (although it could have been slightly less tight) was clean, comfortable and smartly appointed. It had a generously sized ensuite bathroom with all the necessary modern fittings. The breakfast was diverse, generous and well-prepared. We would certainly look to repeat the exercise if the opportunity arose.

Opened 100 years ago as a club for members of The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment), and still a members' club but now open to non-members too, this establishment maintains a high standard of traditional comfort and elegance in a beautiful, centrally located Regency terrace. The rooms, food and service are all excellent.

Within close walking distance of Central Edinburgh and tram stops. Excellent Hotel if you want something a bit different steeped in Military history. Breakfast and dinner are more formal than other hotels but its a nice change. Food and service excellent. Rooms excellent and refurbished since we last went there. Very comfortable and quiet. Draw back is that it doesn't have any parking and only meter parking close by. If you have accessibility issues this might not be hotel for you as a bit of a rabbit run with loads of stairs and doors although there are lifts to the rooms

This is a well situated and very relaxing hotel in the centre of Edinburgh. Very warm and welcoming. The bed itself had a softer mattress than I'm used to but it was a nice size. I'd certainly stay there again.

Located very centrally but just of the hustle-bustle of Edinburgh city centre. The RSC was very comfortable and great value for money. I would definitely stay for breakfast. Staff all very pleasant and helpful.

The room was perfect, except for the fact it was on the lower ground floor. Noise from above was a problem for me. I'm not sure what was above me but there was no consideration for anyone trying to sleep below. I did not appreciate being woken several times in the early hours.

Was so looking forward to this meal but strangely disappointed. We had recommendations from friends, the food is traditional but very well prepared & tasty which suited us. The meal was overlooked, vegetables undercooked & service average. To be fair, the cost was average but we were disappointed. We were given a discount of a free bottle of wine ( we had two bottles between 6 people).

We had a lovely room overlooking the gardens. The bed was king size and very comfortable with a TV on the wall. There was a separate room with chairs, writing desk, TV, coffee machine, tea making facilities and biscuits. The bathroom was spacious with a bath and seperate shower with robes, good size towels and moulton brown toiletries. Would recommend.

A excellent hotel in a quite neighborhood. Very clean with a big room. Walking 5-15 min can reach most of the sites in the old town center. I spent two very happy days in the city and enjoy this hotel very much.

History of the Club gives further polish to this venerable institution, whose impressive facilities are centrally located. Do not be intimidated by the Club's considerable prestige and military tradition, they are welcoming of travelers and visitors and extend their renowned hospitality and service to all guests. Friendly staff at reception respond to any inquiry, rooms are quiet, spacious and well appointed - upper floors are sought after as they offer views. In addition to a generous and accommodating dinning room, a comfortable guest's lounge and adjacent bar offer a selection of whiskies and ales and a warm retreat from snow and sleet.

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.

Room options

Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room (Four Poster)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Classic Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 987 reviews