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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 #126 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is superbly located, a 2-minute walk from the train station or Airlink (airport) bus stop, and in the heart of the action directly on Princes St, and a few minutes from the Royal Mile and with the Castle in direct view from the restaurant. I needed help with a few things and the staff duly obliged in a... More

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

Thanks for the great review! Delighted to hear that you found the staff so helpful! Hope to welcome you again soon! Many thanks, General Manager. More

Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in July. The (very) small double room was stiflingly hot. The blind for the sloped window did not attach to the wall so staff walking on a gangway outside our room could see in. The towel rail in the tiny bathroom was scalding hot, not a good place to be naked. I also rang... More

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

Thanks for your review. I am disheartened to hear that your stay was less than perfect. Should you wish to discuss this in greater detail, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via manager@royalbritishhotel.com Many thanks, General Manager. More

St. Petersburg, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, very central but not as noisy as I expected. The rooms were clean and spacious, the restaurant on the ground floor turned out to be quite nice and cheap. Staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay there again.

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

Thanks for the great review! Fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful time! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Many thanks, General Manager. More

Leven, fife, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

breakfast very good bar prices very expensive but the hotel is in need of a face lift inside strange smell inside the lobby.the upside is there is security on the door at night so no unwanted guest can get in

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

Thanks for your review. The hotel is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment. We also have a 24 hour reception, our front doors are locked from 1am, which Reception will let guests only in. Thanks for letting us know about your stay! General Manager. More

Rakkestad, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Royal British several times, and the refurbishment (which is still going on) had turned it to a very nice hotel! The bar area has been modern with good and trendy barceepers. The rooms are still not very large, but the room we got at the last visit was very nice with a big and well functional... More

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

Thanks your review about your recent stay with us! Great to hear that our location suited the needs of your stay. Hope to welcome you back to stay with us upon the completion of the refurbishment. Many thanks, General Manager. More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Royal Edinburgh is an old tatty hotel, not cleaned properly with leaky plumbing (shower and toilet). The rooms are noisy the carpets threadbare and a sewage stench greets you from the basement. The rooms have no fridge or DVD, just a cheap TV nailed to a wall. Worse by far than a Travelodge. My complaint resulted in us being moved... More

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

Thanks for your review. If you would like to discuss your stay in greater detail, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via manager@royalbritishhotel.com. Many thanks, General Manager. More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hotel because of its location right on Princes Street. It was fairly basic, reminded me of a room I had when at Uni! Basic is all you need though when you're choosing a hotel simply for somewhere to sleep for the night. It was good value too, and not a bad breakfast either (although the addition of... More

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

Thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. Delighted to hear that you found our location so convenient to your stay. Hope to see you again. Many thanks, General Manager. More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why the leaking problem in the bathroom is customer's false? When the next day they found out the leaking problem is because the toilet pipe is broken, no one say sorry about being impolite at the day before. The bed is uncomfortable. The only good thing is close to the train station. The wifi in the room is poor, is... More

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

Thanks for your review, should you wish to discuss your stay in greater detail, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via manager@royalbritishhotel.com Many thanks, General Manager. More

Glasgow, Scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was at a wedding reception, so was looking for a room for 2 nights, now I had a certain budget for the 2 nights, and a lot of the other hotels in the area were out of my reach cost wise, but I was really surprise at the cost for 2 nights...£128 Now I knew it was a first class... 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 us such good value for money and our location so convenient. Hope to welcome you again soon! Many thanks, General Manager. More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this hotel based on location and its right in the heart of everything you'll do in Edinburgh & opposite Waverley station, . Plenty of shops, restaurants, sights, and tour meeting points on Princes street, and only a couple of blocks from the Royal Mile. Bar/restaurant had a great view. Staff was helpful (apart from Mr brown at 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 your found our location so central and our staff so friendly. Hope to welcome you again. 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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Hotel Royal British
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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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