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Royal Overseas League

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100 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AB , Scotland
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room overlooking Edinburgh Castle. It was on the 5th floor, so the windows were large portals. The view could only be seen if standing up. Although on Princes Street, room was very quiet. Plenty of space and a large en-suite. Breakfast is great and the dining room with its castle views is brilliant. Tip - Ask about the evening fixed... More 

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Howard Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like history with clean modern rooms, this is the hotel for you. Although our room didn't have a view, the restaurant/lounge area looks out on the hill and castle. A view that you can't get tired of. It is within walking distance of the castle (although uphill considerably). One of our friends had a room with a view... More 

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Lancashire
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103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Four of us stayed here for mid Xmas break. Ideal location only minutes from Waverley Station walking. If you get front rooms you'll get a good view of the castle. The hotel is a bit tired and in need of a make over but for us it was good value good position and a fantastic breakfast. Everything you could want.... More 

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Just stayed the one night to visit nearby Christmas market. Great location. Very friendly staff. Good breakfast. A little dated perhaps but still cosy. Ideally located for the shops on Princess Street and 15 mins walk from old town. Our room had great view of the castle.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This is my second time of staying here which says it all. The tram from the airport stops almost outside and the view of the Castle from the restaurant must be one of the best in Edinburgh. Very cheerful, friendly and helpful receptionist on arrival. We had a large double room, perhaps a little dated but very comfortable. We enjoyed... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is a quirky place to stay on Princes Street at an unbelievably good price. It has the atmosphere of a gentleman's club (or at least how I imagine one would be - I've never been to one!). It is an old building but clean, comfortable and well-maintained. The staff could not have been more friendly - even offering to... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

we stayed here for one night on the 30th november and were very impressed with the welcome.Unfortunately my wife was taken ill while in the hotel.The staff were excellent and very attentive,They made what was a traumatic time easier, The hotel is situated in the perfect position for visiting this lovely city but what makes it special is its staff.We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night only, the Hotel is slightly dated and could benefit from a Bathroom update (assuming all are the same) my bathroom was clean, but the shower was more of a "dribble" and the shower screens again need replacing, I find it very annoying that some hotels don't spend money on providing a decent shower Well enough... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Booked this hotel via a booking site on the day we decided to stay overnight on a Tuesday in Edinburgh. Couldn't believe our luck at finding a hotel on Princes Street, with breakfast included. Checkin was quick and easy, and the receptionists were very friendly. Our room was on the top floor and it had everything you could need -... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Found this on a booking site for an on the day booking. Couldn't believe its location when I arrived. The door is up a red carpet between two shops on Princes Street. At the right time of year it is great value. Give a lovely double room over looking Edinburgh Castle. Very nice breakfast included.

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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