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Royal British Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2AN, Scotland (New Town)
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Ranked #130 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room itself was decent. I was on my own and had more than enough space. The bathroom in particular was quite large (albeit very slightly dirty - nothing too horrendous though). There was no view to speak of, but the hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of almost all of Edinburgh's major sights. Unfortunately, my customer service... More

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a difficult time finding rooms in Edinburgh(just post 'Fringe") and happened on the Royal British Hotel.Booked it over the phone and requested quiet rooms as Princes Street is the main thoroughfare.We were given 2 quiet and perfectly functioning rooms (some upgrading still to be done but everything worked fine) and a really good, half price full breakfast if you... More

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General M, General Manager at Royal British Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Great to hear that you found our staff so helpful and friendly. Hope to welcome you again! Many thanks, General Manager. More

LA
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had to spend three nights in Edinburgh, and because of the location and price, I picked the Royal British. It is IMPOSSIBLE to pick a better site, across the street from the train station and right on Princes Street. The best part, however, was that if you request a quiet room, you will get a perfectly adequate room... More

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General M, General Manager at Royal British Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Fantastic to hear that our location suited the needs of your stay so well. Hope to welcome you again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Many thanks, General Manager. More

Kirkwall
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not recommend this place if you want a nights sleep Trams clattering till all hours followed by Drunks then a good hour of the road sweeper going up and down . I honestly thought if you took the windows out it would not be any quieter . On the plus side nice staff and nice rooms except for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here on Friday 29th August our room was £95 for the night we found the staff to be very friendly and helpful our room had just be redone you could still smell the fresh paint this did not bother us at all as the room it's self was absolutely lovely and we'll worth the money I would definitely... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unclean, mould on curtains, patchy decoration, bathroom facilities didn't work properly, windows didn't open. The prices are extortionate and they charge for breakfast on top of that, I'm glad I managed to get a decent deal because I would have regretted paying full price. The staff were very friendly and the view and location were very nice but the hotel... More

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General M, General Manager at Royal British Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Great to hear that you found the staff so helpful and friendly. The hotel is currently under going and extensive refurbishment, I do hope you will return upon it's completion. Many thanks, General Manager. More

Dubai
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent location, right in front of the edinburgh waverley station. All the major attractions were within walking distance. The hotel was going through a renovation and we were given the old rooms. They really did need refurbishment. The hotel was quite pricey compared to the condition of the room and facilities it offered. The best thing about it was... More

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General M, General Manager at Royal British Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for letting us know about your recent stay. Great to hear that you found our location so convenient. Hope to welcome you again soon. Many thanks, General Manager. More

London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Port in a storm, literally. I exited the railway station without any clear idea of my geography, but conscious of the driving rain. I couldn't believe my fortune when I saw the Royal British Hotel across Princes Street in front of me. A warm welcome from Tony on reception who helped me with directions to where I was meeting my... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are at all particular about the hotel you are staying in please avoid this one! Run down, dated, dirty and actually rather smelly. Location was ideal but the description on the website was so inaccurate. This is obviously your choice, but don't say I didn't warn you folks. Big Mistake.

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General M, General Manager at Royal British Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay. The hotel is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment, we do hope you will return upon it's completion. Many thanks, General Manager More

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Address: 20 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2AN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal British Hotel 3*
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Royal British Edinburgh
Hotel Royal British
Royal British Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

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