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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 #128 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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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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Liverpool, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely breakfasts and helpful, friendly staff. Excellent location, all the city so easy to walk to. Room was a bit run down and in need of a certain amount of makeover, but very clean and well provisioned. Noise and disturbance from builders working on renovations was annoying in the early mornings, but is certain to be of limited time, so... More

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the hotel is ideally situated and the restaurant and bar areas have been refurbished to an acceptable standard. however the room(122) we were allocated was dull and in need of a total make over as out of ten the score would be a 4 and sleep quality not good as springs were sticking proud, also light fittings not working maintenance... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us. The breakfast staff were delighted to hear that you found them so friendly!! We are going through an extensive refurbishment so we do hope that you will return to stay with us upon it's completion. Many thanks, General Manager. More

Scotland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed a a refurbished room at the very top of the hotel, it was quiet, had a great bathroom and lots of great tea/ coffee/ toiletries. The hotel is in a superb location and we found it quite atmospheric and charming. The best thing about our stay was the staff, the staff at breakfast were so friendly and good... More

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

Thank you for your fantastic review!! The team are delighted with your lovely comments and hope to welcome you to stay again soon!! Many thanks, General Manager. More

Scotland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a good hotel in a great location - right in the heart of Princes Street. We had a refurbished double room at the front of the building which did mean there was a lot of noise from the hustle and bustle and the nightlife of Edinburgh. It did however have a great view of the castle and Princes... More

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

Thanks for the review! Great to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us! Hope to see you again on the completion of our refurbishment and try the restaurant on you next visit! Many thanks! General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Central location, fair price, but the room is a bet: you don't know what you will get. Don't trust the official pictures. Our room was OK with a refurbished bathroom but the shower barely worked! Renovated reception and modern bar with great view of the centre completed the setting.

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

Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear that you wouldn't stay again with us. If you would like to discuss your stay with us in greater detail, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via manager@royalbritishhotel.com. Many thanks, General Manager. More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights off-season. Reasonable price, so I didn't expect the room to be top notch and it was a little 'tired' in terms of decor, but comfortable, clean and fairly quiet. I believe the rooms are currently being upgraded so that should address some of the aforementioned. The staff were extremely helpful and the food... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review!! Delighted to hear that you found the staff so friendly and the food so good! We are going through an extensive refurbishment, we do hope you will return to stay with us upon it's completion! Many thanks! General Manager. More

St. John's, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Started off nice in a very modern, clean reception. Then went to the room. S#%hole is an understatement. Thankfully had two beds in the room so I could choose the best of the worst. Mold on the ceilings and curtains. Furniture that belonged at a frat house garage sale. Paint chipping everywhere and by the amount of scuff marks around... More

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

Thank you for your review, I am sorry to hear that your stay was less than perfect. If you would like to discuss your stay with us in greater detail, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via manager@royalbritishhotel.com. Many thanks, General Manager. More

Ibiza, Spain
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
52 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel in Edinburgh city center, Princes St. All shops, restaurants and nightclubs are only a few minutes walk. Location of the hotel opposite from Edinburgh Waverley Station, with handy Coach Stop to/from Edinburgh Airport with 24hrs service. The Hotel is 3stars, but some new rooms and Reception/Lounge are 4 stars. Quality of beds in rooms is very good... More

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

Thanks for your fantastic review! Delighted to hear you had such a great stay with us and found the staff so helpful! Hope to welcome you again soon! Many thanks, General Manager. More

Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location cannot be beat. It's about a 2 min walk from the train station and about 20 mins to get to Edinburgh Castle. We were unable to get a refurbished room however it was still nice and the bed was rather comfy. There was some noise from the club but it wasn't loud enough for me to loose out... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review!! Fiona is delighted with your comments, so happy to hear that you found her so helpful! We hope you will be back to stay with us again soon! Many thanks, General Manager. More

Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

under refurbushment if your lucky enough to have the refurbushed rooms then they are nice bathroom has power shower the room that i booked was number 97 the room looks onto princess street and a side street as its on corner the facilities in hotel were good the staff were friendly i was only 50 pounds for monday night the... 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 have stayed with us more than once and found us such great value for money, we do hope that you will continue to stay with as we go through our transformation!! Many thanks, General Manager. More

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Additional Information about Royal British Hotel

Also Known As:
Royal British Edinburgh
Hotel Royal British
Royal British Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 20 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2AN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #128 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal British Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Victorian Hotel situated adjacent to Waverley Station, on Edinburgh's main street, Princes Street. 2012 is going to be an exciting year for the Royal British Hotel. A long awaited and overdue refurbishment is on course for this year. We have acquired a building adjacent to the hotel, which will be accommodating our new restaurant as well as an additional 6 bedrooms, with fantastic views of the Old Town, Princes Street and the Castle. Some of our room have already been refurbished and the remaining rooms will undergo a full refurbishment in phases. ... more   less 
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