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Ritz Edinburgh

14-16 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh EH12 5EG, Scotland
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Ranked #135 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were booked to stay here in September 2014. On arrival to book into the hotel, they could find our reservation but informed us that it had been cancelled by booking.com. This left us stranded after travelling from Ireland on a Saturday evening in Edinburgh. We ended up paying £199 for that night alone! On further investigation after our trip,... More 

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Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The hotel is in the centre near train station and airport´s bus stop. It´s old but charming accommodation with agreeable and nice staff. It´s located in soundless street. We were pleased with this hotel.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My other half and I were looking for a place to stay in edinburgh, where we could also bring our dog. This hotel was the cheapest we found, so we didn't have high expectations, so long as it was clean and warm we were going to be satisfied. With that in mind, we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The staff were friendly .The reception is warm.The location is good for strolling into town.Our room was at the top.It was a trek up with a full suitcase.Our room was clean enough.It provided tea/coffee making facilities,an iron and board and a hair dryer.Very dated old furniture.The sheets were clean and staff made up the beds and left clean towels but... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Superior room it's a scam. We have paied some extra money to have a superior room but we have received a 3 beds room, normal size, not at all king size. After we have complained about it, the poor guy wanted to help us giving us another room, but it was just a garage, so we took the first room.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I`d definitely recommend this hotel for travellers seeking for great and quiet location in a close proximity to the most famous Edinburgh sites. The hotel is absolutely charming! As well as the staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This hotel doesn't do what it says on the tin. It may be names after the world famous brand but that's where the similarity ends. This is a budget hotel, if you are just looking for a cheap place to sleep for the night with clean linen this is the place for you. If you are looking for quality I'd... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I left something at the Ritz Edinburgh and I called the reception from another city and they said they don't have it. I was coming back to Edinburgh anyway so thought I will drop in and check again. I went to the reception and saw the staff were using it!! The reception is always unmanned and I never had anyone... More 

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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

its a lovely old building of the 1850s (approx). so not a surprise no elevator. Staff very nice very helpful. room was comfortably warm. clean, dated decor but who cares?. bed was comfortable and i slept like a log. nice thick walls so no sound issues. only issue i had was had trouble getting any hot water over luke warm... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A perfectly acceptable hotel to stay in - the bed was comfortable, the rooms were clean and the staff were helpful. The décor is a little dated but in no ways does this affect the stay in the hotel. No lift is available if you are on a top floor which can be a hindrance if not able to carry... More 

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.

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