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Rick's

55A Frederick St., Edinburgh EH2 1HL, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Perfect location for exploring Edinburgh without being in the thick of the tourist area. Great vibe in the bar. Didn't get to try the food but it looked lovely. Really comfy bed, power shower + GHD in the room an added plus. We were on the 2nd floor and there was a bit of noise from the street in the... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long journey to the capital we were excited to have a quick dinner and a nice room to use before we headed to the concert at the Castle. Dinner was slow. 2 other tables having dinner when we were and it took 20 mins to get the empty starter plates cleared. Food quality was good but service was... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had booked this hotel for 2 nights when I had customers up at St Andrews for the Open. 4 Rooms each night. the customer service has to be some of the best in Edinburgh, from the easy check in to the food and the bar service all outstanding. we had dinner n the restaurant off the new menu and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rick's is in a very central location in New Town, yet quiet (we were there on a Sunday with room facing the road). The rooms are well furnished and clean and the value for the money is optimal. We were very pleasantly surprised by the restaurant, which has convinced both with good food as well as friendly service and an... More 

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

We have eaten at Ricks on a few occassions but this was our first stay. First impression was no lift so if you book ask for a room on lower floor or you may have six sets of stairs and 50 steps to climb . Room was lovely if deco was a little tired. The bed was so comfy I... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We arrived on a Sunday evening after a day's travelling. Rick's was easy to find and was a real bolt hole. Our room was clean, quiet and well thought out. The bathroom was decoratively a little tired, but very clean nevertheless and with one of the best showers I have ever experienced! We ate in the restaurant which was very... More 

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stayed for five nights and had an absolutely excelent stay. The service was good, the room was nice and they had among the best food I tasted in Edinburgh during our stay. walking distance to the royal mile and castle if you have no trouble walking for 15 minutes and a 5 minute walk to the shopping streets. While it... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stayed at Ricks for two nights. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was very comfortable albeit the over bath shower facilities were a little cramped and it was noisy at night. The bar/restaurant area is modern and lively and was particularly busy early evening. The Buffet breakfast was good and the meal included in our DBB... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A lovely boutique hotel in a fabulous location. Clean rooms with attention to detail, well stocked mini bar. Loved the extras in the room such as bath robes, GHD straighteners. Loved the fact that the room numbers were projected onto the room doors. Ate in the restaurant on first night - food very good with plenty of choice. Would definitely... More 

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Gainesville, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We ate at Rick's four times during our stay in Edinburgh. The breakfast buffet is great, with reasonable variety and good service. This made us return for dinner. The place was very busy, with a young professional crowd. We waited a few minutes at the bar, had a drink, then were promptly seated. Both the food and service were excellent,... More 

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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