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 rooms

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 grand 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 Summerhall, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One and Holyrood Park. 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

The hotel has non-smoking guestrooms include king suite, superior single room and standard twin room that come with television, climate control, a private safe, ironing facilities and central heating. Royal British Hotel offers rooms with the garden view. They are furnished with a traditional décor.

Eat & Drink

Guests are invited to the Attached Juniper bar to unwind with a drink. Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant and Number One are located within 100 meters away.

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

Services

Business facilities at Royal British Hotel include a conference room, a business centre and a photocopier.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   75.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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:
    75

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Rooms and availability

Deluxe Spacious King Room
Bed type: King-size bed
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Double room

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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: Twin beds or King-size bed or 1 Single bed
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  • Air conditioning
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    Standard King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 1 Single bed
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    Standard|King Bed - Accessible Nonsmoking Room

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      King Suite
      Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
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        Suite
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
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        Superior|Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

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          Superior King Room
          Bed type: King-size bed
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          KING SUPERIOR NONSMOKE

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            Luxury Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed
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            Double room

            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:
              75

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • winter wonderland - 700 ft
            • Edinburgh Dungeons - 700 ft
            • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 700 ft
            • Stills Ltd - 700 ft
            • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh - 1000 ft
            • Saint Giles' Cathedral - 1000 ft
            • edinburgh festival fringe - 1000 ft

            Popular areas

            • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 700 ft

            Places of interest

            • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 700 ft
            • New Club - 700 ft
            • Speakers Corner - 1000 ft
            • bruntsfield evangelical church - 1000 ft
            • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 1000 ft
            • David Hume Statue - 1000 ft
            • Walk along the Royal Mile - 1000 ft

            Train stations

            Shopping areas

            • Multrees Walk - 700 ft
            • Multrees Walk - 700 ft

            Amusement

            • Nobles Amusements - 700 ft
            • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard - 1000 ft

            Parks

            • Dunbars close garden - 1000 ft

            Public parking

            • Waterloo Place - 400 ft

            Local attractions

            • Summerhall - 5200 ft
              1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
            • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.1 mi
              The Garden, Edinburgh
            • Inverleith Park - 1.2 mi
              Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
            • Holyrood Abbey - 1.0 mi
              Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
            • Holyrood Park - 1.1 mi
              Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh

            Near the hotel

            • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 200 ft
              3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
            • Waterloo Place - 700 ft
              Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
            • Massa - 800 ft
              36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
            • National Museum of Scotland - 1800 ft
              Chambers Street, Edinburgh
            • Church of St John the Evangelist - 500 ft
              Princes Street, Edinburgh
            • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 900 ft
              31 Market Street, Edinburgh
            • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 1100 ft
              1 Queen St., Edinburgh

            Restaurants nearby

            • Number One - 300 ft

              Address: The Balmoral Hotel
              Phone: 01315576727

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

            • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 1000 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 Restaurant - 1800 ft

              Address: 267 Canongate
              Phone: 0131 558 8737

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

            • The Pompadour by Galvin - 300 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 Prais - 1400 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:
              75

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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 695 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            8.0
            Value
            9.0
            Rooms
            8.8
            Service
            9.5
            Dining
            6.0

            Guest reviews

            • 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.

            • Single
              7.8

              The breakfast room and bar - nice views!!

              My room just looked out on another building

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Royal British Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
            Show big map »

            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:
              75

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghRoyal British Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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