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The Rutland Hotel

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1 - 3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AE, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wiltshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have previously stayed at the Balmoral when in Edinburgh but the cost during the last weekend of the Fringe was frankly ridiculous. The Rutland was less than half the price although still expensive. I booked a castle view room which was lovely but I probably didn't need it given the little time we were in the room. Room 11 looks... More 

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Sammamish, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really wanted to give the Rutland 5 stars. The accommodations could not have been better. We stayed in the 2 BR apartment, which was completely lovely and frankly, huge! It was well-equipped, including full kitchen, and everything felt fresh and new. 2 bathrooms, plus a guest 1/2 bath felt positively indulgent. Clogged shower drain was fixed promptly. The location... More 

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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just arrived home from a 2 night stay at The Rutland Hotel and we loved it!! We booked on a whim as we were visiting The Fringe and we couldn't have picked a better located or nicer hotel. Our room was beautiful and the staff were very friendly. They have thought of everything with lovely Arran Aromatics toiletries... More 

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Wiltshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is ideally located at the end of Princes Street. We took the tram from the airport and it was easy quick and efficient and the hotel is within walking distance of two stops. We were able to walk up to Edinburgh Castle easily enough in about 10 minutes (it is up hill tho)...all the sights are within easy... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central to Princes Street, an easy hit, 2 or 3 minute walk from the tram stop, all in all, a perfect location for a visit to Edinburgh City. Outstanding welcome, and perfect Customer Service from the Day Team on reception, and from the Night Guy too. Arrived early, bags were secured and placed in our room by the time we... More 

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Louise M, Manager at The Rutland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review of your recent stay at The Rutland Hotel. It's great that you found the service to be so exemplary and I shall ensure that the reception day & night team are aware of your lovely comments. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night in a Junior suite(room 12)with a view of the castle.The room was a decent size with large bed but found it strange that the toilet was in a separate room with no sink for washing hands(had to go to the main bathroom).The main stairs could do with a new carpet as it is well worn and... More 

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Louise M, Manager at The Rutland Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us at The Rutland and thank you too for your positive comments. As you pointed out, The Rutland Hotel does indeed enjoy glorious views of the Castle and occupies a prime location at the end of Princes Street but we are a listed building and with that comes architectural and... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 days/2 nights after our wedding and booked the romance package, glad we did. Lovely touches in the room like rose petals, champagne (jouet Perrier, my new fave), chocolates & shortbread. We stayed in one of the junior suites with a great view of the castle. The room was a good size and the decor was really... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small but very well-run hotel with several "apartments" which are floors of a townhouse just a couple doors down the street. Our No. 4 was a very well furnished 2-bedroom, living room, full kitchen and bath. Third floor, 46 step walkup. [The main part of the hotel has a lift.] Very spacious, especially for a UK hotel. Exceedingly friendly... More 

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment at The Rutland Hotel for 5 nights. The rooms were very spacious and the beds were comfortable. The living and kitchen area were great place for us to gather at the end of the day as we were a group of three couples. Two of the couples stayed in the ground floor apartment.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm satisfied from Scotland. And from hotel too. Hotel is very good located in the heart of Edinburg. Rooms were very clean and bed was comfortable and nice prepared for new visitors. Hotel had beautiful accessories inside. :-)

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