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Royal British Hotel

20 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2AN, Scotland
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Ranked #130 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself and a friend stayed on a wed night, we were going to the Lionel Ritchie concert at the castle. Arriving at 3.30pm to a very warm receptionist, after the usual questions, information exchange and jokes about Lionel still touring. she wished us a great night and off we went to our room. Our twin room was not one which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned from a weekend with 18 ladies staying at the Royal British Hotel, I have stayed here a few times before as it is in a excellent central location right opposite Waverley train station. The hotel has had and is still under going a major refurb, the rooms are gorgeous as is the reception and bar area,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is that bookers need to be vary of this hotel. I was given a very old room that had obviously not been refurbished in decades. When I arrived I had to find out that the toilet seat wasn't attached to the actual toilet anymore. Housekeeping at put a heater on full blast in the middle of... More 

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights, choosing this hotel basically due to the cheap cost (roughly £100 a night) - we found this extremely good value for money considering that it is on Princes Street, directly opposite the train station. You couldn't be in a better location! We did experience a few issues during our stay though.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Royal British Hotel for one night before joining a tour of the Highlands. The hotel was nice enough and is definitely in the centre of things. The girl at reception was really lovely and very helpful. My room was on the first floor and was quite basic. There was no fridge, but two bottles of complimentary... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ask for a newly Refurbed room lot better then some of the other rooms also worth mentioning the cocktail bar within the hotel always very good and reasonably priced! I can see this place doing well with all the Refurbs and the management was happy to pull out all the stops to make our visit one to remember!

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us! Delighted to hear that you found the team so helpful! Hope to welcome you again! Many thanks, General Manager More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at Waverly and was glad that the hotel was right there. The entrance and lobby are inviting! The woman at reception was very kind and check in was quick. We were able to leave our bags with the front desk. The beds were comfortable and the place was very clean! The location is fantastic...Very close to the Royal Mile... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us! Great to hear you found our team so friendly! Also fantastic to hear that you loved the location. Hope to welcome you again! Many thanks! General Manager. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I can't comment on the room or the hotel itself as we never got a chance to stay in it. Myself and my partner booked a room at this hotel through lastminute.com for tuesday 9th June as we were in the city for a music concert. On arrival we filled out the forms and noticed that we had a single... More 

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

Should you wish to discuss this in further detail, please do not hesitate to contact me via manager@royalbritishhotel.com. Many thanks, General Manager. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a brilliant hotel ,food 12/10 ,staff very attentive,rooms beautiful, Not a big entrance ,you could walk by it ,you'd be mad to . A gem ,the dining room is truly magnificent,they are at present doing a refurb ,but don't let that put you off , Right on Princes St ,great location ,can't wait to go back ,wouldn't go... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us! Great to hear that you loved all aspects of your stay with us and that you are looking forward to returning. Many thanks, General Manager. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Excellent location close to station and shops. Was allocated a room on the top floor overlooking Princes Street and the old town, would be hard to think of a better view. That said it was a wee bit noisy when deliveries started coming in early morning but nothing too obtrusive. The room had recently been refurbished and is quite comfortable,... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us! Delighted to hear that you loved the location and views! Many thanks, General Manager. More 

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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