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
Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
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 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 breathtaking 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, TV, climate control, a laptop-size safe, ironing facilities and central heating along with en suite bathrooms. Other comforts include coffee/tea makers, an electric kettle and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

The superb restaurant serves fine meals. Guests are invited to the Glendale Restaurant And 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

Royal British Hotel offers a conference room, a business centre and a photocopier along with housekeeping, 24-hour room service and dry cleaning.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • 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
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

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

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
    400 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.6 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.5 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    90 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    90 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    500 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    760 m
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

Royal British Hotel photos Room Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
Size: 15 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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The room with private bathroom offers a Single bed, writing desk, rest zone.

Room facilities
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    Twin Room
    Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
    Size: 15 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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    The room with private bathroom offers two Single beds, writing desk, rest zone.

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      Royal British Hotel photos Room Double Room
      Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Twin beds
      Size: 15 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Private bathroom
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      The room with private bathroom offers a Double bed, writing desk, rest zone.

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        Triple Room
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        The room with private bathroom offers three Single beds, writing desk, rest zone.

        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
          400 m
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          10.6 km
        • Dundee (DND)
          56.5 km
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          200 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
          90 m
        • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
          90 m
        Parks
        • Princes Street Gardens
          500 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          760 m
        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 - 200 m
        • Edinburgh Dungeons - 200 m
        • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 200 m
        • Stills Ltd - 200 m
        • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh - 300 m
        • Saint Giles' Cathedral - 300 m
        • edinburgh festival fringe - 300 m

        Places of interest

        • Waterloo Place - 100 m
        • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 200 m
        • New Club - 200 m
        • Speakers Corner - 300 m
        • bruntsfield evangelical church - 300 m
        • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 300 m
        • David Hume Statue - 300 m
        • Walk along the Royal Mile - 300 m

        Train stations

        • Edinburgh Waverley station - 100 m
        • Edinburgh Waverley station - 100 m

        Convention centers

        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 200 m

        Shopping areas

        • Multrees Walk - 200 m

        Amusement

        • Nobles Amusements - 200 m
        • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard - 300 m

        Parks

        • Dunbars close garden - 300 m

        Business areas

        • Multrees Walk - 200 m

        Local attractions

        • Summerhall - 1.6 km
          1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
        • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.8 km
          The Garden, Edinburgh
        • Inverleith Park - 1.9 km
          Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
        • Holyrood Abbey - 1.7 km
          Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
        • Holyrood Park - 1.9 km
          Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh

        Near the hotel

        • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 50 m
          3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
        • Waterloo Place - 190 m
          Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
        • Massa - 230 m
          36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
        • National Museum of Scotland - 530 m
          Chambers Street, Edinburgh
        • Church of St John the Evangelist - 130 m
          Princes Street, Edinburgh
        • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 250 m
          31 Market Street, Edinburgh
        • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 320 m
          1 Queen St., Edinburgh

        Restaurants nearby

        • Number One - 90 m

          Address: The Balmoral Hotel
          Phone: 01315576727

          76% likes this, based on 453 reviews
          Cuisine: Scottish
          Price Range: CAD 124 - CAD 164

        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 300 m

          Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
          Phone: 01312252832

          84% likes this, based on 391 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian
          Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 33

        • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 530 m

          Address: 267 Canongate
          Phone: 0131 558 8737

          79% likes this, based on 978 reviews
          Price Range: CAD 43 - CAD 120

        • The Pompadour by Galvin - 90 m

          Address: Princes Street
          Phone: +44 131 222 8975

          79% likes this, based on 107 reviews
          Cuisine: French, British
          Price Range: CAD 129 - CAD 420

        • Dubh Prais - 410 m

          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
          400 m
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          10.6 km
        • Dundee (DND)
          56.5 km
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          200 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
          90 m
        • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
          90 m
        Parks
        • Princes Street Gardens
          500 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          760 m
        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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