Royal British Hotel - Edinburgh

20 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2AN  show map
 3 stars
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Royal British Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The traditional Royal British Hotel is a great place in an entertainment area of Edinburgh. The hotel was opened in 1992 and remains an example of original architecture in Edinburgh ever since.

It lies within 20 minutes' walk of Holyrood Park, Parliament House and St. Giles Cathedral. Guests will find Edinburgh city center within a 10-minute walk from the property.

Royal British Hotel offers a great view to its guests.

Royal British Hotel can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Offering a view over the garden, 75 rooms feature modern décor, television, central heating, a wardrobe, climate control and a DVD player along with en suite bathrooms. Other comforts include a dishwasher and an electric kettle for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can quench their thirst at Attached Juniper bar with a favorite drink. The Pompadour by Galvin and Number One serve a selection of meals within 100 meters from the venue.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of GBP 9.95 per person per night. 

Services

Parking, a baggage storage and a safe deposit box for general use and a conference room, a business center and a photocopier for work can be found on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   64.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange

Services

  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Living room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

20 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2AN

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.6 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    300 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1700 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    64

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Rooms and availability

Royal British Hotel photos Room Double Room
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Single room with child extra bed

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Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|King Bed - Accessible Nonsmoking Room

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King Suite
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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Room Description:

Suite|1 King Bed - Nonsmoking Suite

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Superior Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

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Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

KING SUPERIOR NONSMOKE

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • winter wonderland700 ft
  • Edinburgh Dungeons700 ft
  • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd700 ft
  • Stills Ltd700 ft
  • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh1000 ft
  • Saint Giles' Cathedral1000 ft
  • edinburgh festival fringe1000 ft

Popular areas

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions700 ft

Places of interest

  • The Edinburgh Dungeon700 ft
  • New Club700 ft
  • Speakers Corner1000 ft
  • bruntsfield evangelical church1000 ft
  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House1000 ft
  • David Hume Statue1000 ft
  • Walk along the Royal Mile1000 ft

Train stations

  • Edinburgh Waverley station400 ft
  • Edinburgh Waverley station400 ft

Shopping areas

  • Multrees Walk700 ft
  • Multrees Walk700 ft

Amusement

  • Nobles Amusements700 ft
  • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard1000 ft

Parks

  • Dunbars close garden1000 ft

Public parking

  • Waterloo Place400 ft

Local attractions

  • Summerhall5200 ft
    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden1.1 mi
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • Inverleith Park1.2 mi
    Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Abbey1.0 mi
    Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Park1.1 mi
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • ScotlandsPeople Centre200 ft
    3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
  • Waterloo Place700 ft
    Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
  • Massa800 ft
    36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
  • National Museum of Scotland1800 ft
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Church of St John the Evangelist500 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • The Edinburgh Dungeon900 ft
    31 Market Street, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery1100 ft
    1 Queen St., Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Number One300 ft

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    76% likes this, based on 453 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant1000 ft

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    84% likes this, based on 391 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 25

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant1800 ft

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    79% likes this, based on 978 reviews
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 89

  • The Pompadour by Galvin300 ft

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    79% likes this, based on 107 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

  • Dubh Prais1400 ft

    Address: 123B High Street
    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

    81% likes this, based on 450 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    64

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Royal British Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal British Hotel

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 696 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.0
Value
9.0
Rooms
8.8
Service
9.5
Dining
6.0

Guest reviews

  • 0.6

    Location (with reservations).

    An utter rip-off. We had an enjoyable stay here last year, in a quiet room at a reasonable price, so we booked again this year. My husband and I paid over £270 a night for room 604, which turned out to be a single room posing as a double. It was equipped with only one bathrobe, one locker and lamp (there wasn't room for another locker) and one bottle of water. There was no stool or chair at the desk where I needed to work on a talk (I was there to speak at the Edinburgh Festival). There was only a trickle of water from a very badly designed tap, and a dangerously slippery shower. We complained. The housekeeper who came to see what was wrong told me - when I mentioned the size of the room - that the hotel won't allow single rooms. She said they had got rid of one locker because someone trashed it. They did provide a lamp on a stand for that side of the bed, a chair for the desk, and another bathrobe. This should all have been in place before we arrived, and I should not have had to waste time chasing things - when we had limited time to enjoy the city anyway. They offered another room, but I had unpacked and just wanted to make the most of the afternoon. But we spent a dreadful night. The room overlooked Princes Street, and it was noisy late at night. That settled down, but before 4am a huge lorry drew up outside and men began unloading piles of large boxes for one of the shops, talking and laughing loudly and making a lot of noise just under our window. It went on for ages, and we could not get back to sleep. I had to give my talk at 10am, and was feeling shattered. We called reception to ask what was going on, and they clearly knew about these noisy deliveries, so they should not be using these rooms as bedrooms - they didn't until this year, we were told. They offered again to change rooms, but when I got back from my event and a working lunch, all I wanted to do was sleep. Fortunately, the second night was quieter. At the price we paid, I expected a far higher standard. I don't know what's happened since last year, apart from the hotel being renamed Indigo for some unfathomable reason, but we couldn't wait to get out this time. Give me a quieter location a little further away any day. We feel totally ripped off.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    The location is ideal for anyone travelling without a car. It is right on Princes Street.

    The Hotel is a bit dated, but I believe it is being renovated over time

  • Older travelers
    5.8

    It's central location and reasonable price

    The reception was not helpful. In fact it seemed they were understaffed. Room wasn't made even by afternoon. No newspapers were delivered even when requested and rooms were not at lift level. We had to lug our luggage up 2 flights of stair!

  • Single
    7.4

    good location,value for money.

    hotel corridors need freshened up as they look a little tatty.

  • Single
    6.6

    It was in a central location close to bus station and close to my meeting place

    Noise. The bathroom radiator did not have a thermostat control and it was full on heat which made the room too warm (end of June). The windows were left open but this let in lots of street noise until the small hours (glass bottle recycle collection at about 1..00 am - imagine how noisy that was) and we must have been near a night club or something. The hotel was being renovated and I was warned of this with the booking. And the main street was being worked on for the trams - thankfully this did not start until 8.00, but when it did it was deafening in my room, so did not feel like lingering there until my bus at 10.30

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    The location was excelent, the staff very pleasant and the room was very clean, the price wasn't expensive, so in general very good choose. When I will be back to Ediburgh I will go back to this hotel

    Everything was fine

  • Single
    9.2

    Location! I thought that was the best word to best describe the hotel but not mentioned above. If some features were lacking I thought the good rate made up for them

    On reflection, I think the suggestion to bill in my currency was to increase the cost over the bank's currency rate;

  • Older travelers
    6.0

    The best thing about the hotel was its location. Otherwise it was a little tired and dated and needed a major clean and reburbishment. We also went out every day for breakfast as the price and dining room was not really condusive to making us hang around there.

    The rooms were not really very clean, the carpets were worn and we did point this out, and the room was not cleaned properly each day, you could tell.

  • Group of friends
    5.8

    I liked the location and the staff.

    Rooms are very dated and oldfashioned , they were not clean and were dusty.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    staff were friendly and helpfull,the food was good

    room stayed in was very dingy,needed refurbished and the bed was the creakiest i have ever slept in,shower didn't work very well

  • Group of friends
    4.6

    Situation is perfect, 100 meters from Waverley Station, so comunication is easy, also with Edinburgh's airport.

    The hotel is old, and has only 1 elevator for all the rooms, sometimes is quite difficult to have. Toilet wc flush is very weak, so can't be very clean. The beds are small and the bed spread look not very clean, as the rest of the furniture. But what really is amazing is that water in the rooms are not drinkable, and I can forgive this in case it was due to a repair in the street (as it was) but them only left two bottles of 20cl per person in the room. How much is the cost of a pair of bottles of 1'5l? In a 60 pounds/night single room? Never will repeat this hotel.

  • Couple
    7.4

    the hotel is very near to the city center and not expensive

    there was cool in the hotel room

  • Single
    7.4

    + staff - friendly, helpful, professional - I arrived early and was allowed to keep my baggage there before checking in; same for after checking out; both for free and as long as it's convenient to me. + great location + quite freshly furnished, well-equipped with facilities like kettle, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, free snack, toiletries, towels + good heating

  • Couple
    5.8

    Unbeatable Edinburgh location. Just across the street from the 5-star Balmoral, right at the heart of Edinburgh.

    Tired, shabby, dowdy. Needs some money spent on it. Looked like British hotels looked 20 years ago.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Wanting to spend a few days at the Edinburgh Fringe we were impressed with the relative value of this hotel compared to others. We found the Royal British to be a good hotel in a brilliant spot (no walking miles in the rain from the Station this year!) with a very friendly and helpful staff. My wife wants me to book again next year, which I will do if the prices remain affordable.

How to reach hotel

hotel Royal British Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

20 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2AN

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.6 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    700 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    300 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1700 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    64

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghRoyal British Hotel

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