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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 1 week ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived for a 2 day business trip having not been into Edinburgh for some time, thankfully the staff at this hotel were courteous and brilliant and made some recommendations about where to eat, drink, etc. Nice little place, thoroughly recommend it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal British was not my first choice on Princess Street but the location was right. Perfect for Waverly Train station ....up the steps and across the road........and shopping........out the door and turn left or right!! All in all it was very good value. The reception staff was helpful and the two lovely, cheery ladies in the breakfast room were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Royal British Hotel has the perfect location! Just a few step away from the Weaverly train station. We took the Caledonian Sleeper train from Easton Train station. We requested for a room with the view of the old town and it was magnificent. The downside, though is that the hotel was right smack at the middle of everything that you... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very warm reception from Fiona Randell she was so kind And friendly, last minute booking and got to say a fabulous spot! Great location and fantastic bar called juniper! It was buzzing! Thanks for a great stay! Went onto Nice the following day but will always remember our night in Edinburgh!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights, went up on the train out of the station and crossed Princess Street and we were there, lovely room and bathroom fully modernised ,friendly staff and the bar and restuarant with spectacular views made you sit and watch the world go by.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated just opposite the train station and a short walk from the royal mile and the castle, the hotel couldn’t be in a better spot. Although currently under renovation this did not cause us any issues whatsoever, we got a free upgrade to a double executive room (don’t know why, we didn’t ask for it but we were happy to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of this hotel as perfect as it was just across the street from the train station. I had booked a double room but once in the room, I realised that there was a double and two single beds. Since I paid quite a bit of money for the room, I wanted to utilize what I could and managed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel many times this past ten yrs or so but always with my partner,this trip I was on my own visiting friends. I has a newly modernised double executive corner room at front of hotel,views just amazing.from check in to check out all staff were so lovely,friendly & helpful . Last wks stay was my... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This hotel is on the one of the main streets of Edinburgh and next to the Edinburgh Train station. I found it very helpful because I only travelled for one day and there was the main station for all public transportation you need to anywhere you like. The room itself was perfect. I ordered the "small" double room and expected... More 

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Falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Yes the hotel is in the middle of a refurbishment but you are told before you book. The refurb in no way disrupted our stay. My husband booked a double executive room. It was spotless with all mod cons and every facility you could ask for. Nicola was wonderful helping us celebrate our anniversary and we ate in the restaurant,... 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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