We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Ettrick Hotel

13 Ettrick Road | Polwarth, Edinburgh EH10 5BJ, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Royal Ettrick Hotel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to have a weekend away with my partner to relax and visit Edinburgh attractions, this hotel was lovely,staff were lovely and very helpful with directions and room was an alright size for the both of us :) no complaints! Visited the bar one evening before making it up to bed and it was a lovely atmosphere. Very warming. Was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisa R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel, rooms clean, quiet, staff friendly, sociable bar and easy parking. About 25-30 mins walk to castle and other attractions. We had some chips from restaurant which were nice, so can't really speak about the food as a whole, seemed busy.

Helpful?
Thank Earthgate
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large bedroom with very comfy bed and crisp linen and large bathroom with soft fluffy towels. All staff were friendly and very helpful and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it or to stay again when visiting our family.

Helpful?
Thank RobT T
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Stayed for new year and had a fab time, hotel is 10 minutes taxi ride to the city. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Cooked breakfast was hot and yummy. Our room was clean and bed comfy. Would definitely come back.

Helpful?
Thank 31debs2014
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This hotel is very easily accessible to the city centre. There is a bus stop just across the road. The room we stayed in was very nice and had a lovely bathroom. The breakfast was very nice. Staff we very friendly and helpful.

Helpful?
1 Thank Lucie O
Leigh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Checked into the "hotel" earlier this evening to find an issue with our reservations and was unfortunately double booked and double charged. The desk staff, Will, whom increasingly became more rude and arrogant as the issues kept rolling in offered us an upgrade to make up for the error between the hotel and the booking companies. The so called suite... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BigPhil0587
royalettrickmanager, Manager at Royal Ettrick Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BigPhil0587, When you arrived you were asked what the booking name was and claimed that the second booking was made by your father. One was pre-paid and the other, your original booking, was to be paid on arrival, there is no mention on the site of a free breakfast and you opted for the cheaper room only rate. As... More 

Travelers are raving about these Edinburgh hotels

4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Third visit to this hotel, interesting to see if my previous review is still applicable: Room: spacious, clean, warm, comfortable, serviced daily, good decorative order, super King (I am a little on the tall side) most welcome. Public rooms: spacious, clean, warm, comfortable. Staff: pleasant, helpful, smartly turned out, efficient and professional. Food: good selection on offer, more than ample... More 

Helpful?
Thank 63BB63
royalettrickmanager, Manager at Royal Ettrick Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 63BB63, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent return stay at the Royal Ettrick. We are very pleased to read that this is your third trip to the hotel and we have continued to deliver the high standards you have come to expect when staying here. It is also good to see that you have experienced all aspects... More 

Aberdeen
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The hotel was really nice, cosy bar area. I chose an executive bedroom and was expecting a little more for the price, I was also shocked when I found out breakfast wasn't included. Location was great, bus stop across the road where you could catch number 27 into city centre which took 10 minutes for £1.40. Some staff could of... More 

Helpful?
Thank joannereidxo
royalettrickmanager, Manager at Royal Ettrick Hotel, responded to this review

Dear joannereidxo, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Royal Ettrick. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff are normally all very friendly, helpful and approachable so we are sorry that this was not the case with all your interactions. The executive rooms are shown on the sites in picture form... More 

North Tyneside
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel. Great room for 3 Service friendly and welcoming. Breakfast 9 out of 10. Good location as only 30 min walk to Princess st. Plus regular bus service. Would like to visit in summer next time.

Helpful?
Thank dottygiggle
royalettrickmanager, Manager at Royal Ettrick Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dottygiggle, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Royal Ettrick. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in your triple room. Our location is ideal for easy access to the city centre whilst being far enough away to allow for a peaceful nights sleep. We look forward to welcoming you back in... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The hotel that I usually stay at in Edinburgh was full and having gone online found The Royal Ettrick which was close to where I usually stay in Morningside. From the moment I arrived the staff and service was excellent and was actually upgraded to a suite for my two night stay. The room was perfect with additional comfy chairs,... More 

Helpful?
Thank John M
royalettrickmanager, Manager at Royal Ettrick Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John M, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Royal Ettrick. We are very pleased that you chose to stay with us when your usual hotel was full and that you enjoyed the service and accommodation that we provided for you. It is good to see that you opted to dine in with us one... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

76 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (70)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (21)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Other (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
Murrayfield
Murrayfield Hotel and House
Murrayfield Hotel and House
#41 of 150 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 1,213 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
West End
The Bonham
The Bonham
#63 of 150 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 1,071 reviews
West End
The Dunstane Hotel
The Dunstane Hotel
#15 of 150 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 960 reviews
Channings Hotel
#58 of 150 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 862 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay