We stayed 4 nights during the Edinburgh Festival and felt really lucky to have chosen the Rutland from the TripAdvisor description. From the moment we checked in, the staff couldn't have been more helpful and sincerely eager to make our stay pleasant. The staff really sets the tone for the hotel; the tone they set was superb.
Now for the property itself. To say it has a central location doesn't really tell the whole story. It is only a brief walk to anywhere a person visiting the city of Edinburgh could desire to visit. All locales for the Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh Castle, shopping along George Street, Old Town, New Town, Holyrood are pleasant walks from 5 to 20 minutes. Public transportation or the ubiquitous tour buses can take you farther afield if you desire. Edinburgh is a stroller's dream and the Rutland puts one right in the middle.
The building housing the hotel is a refurbished heritage-type building. There is an elevator that takes one as far as the 2nd (U.S. 3rd) floor with a short flight of stairs to the top level. Willing help is available to carry bags to the top floor if that's where your room is but there are many rooms on the floor reached by the elevator if the short flight of stairs is too much. The rooms have been designed to modern standards, with air-conditioning, a well-stocked mini-bar, coffee- and tea-making facilities, delightful modern bathrooms with luxurious Scottish Arran bath products, and city views from large, original windows (unfortunately, they have long since been painted shut, but that probably keeps the street noise out). The drapes really shut out the exterior light in case your room faces east and you desire to sleep late. The refurbishment has been really well done. The result is a clean, comfortable room that puts the guest right in Edinburgh's heart.
Every member of staff really seems to recognize that he / she is key to the hotel's wonderful atmosphere. Thank you ladies and gentlemen. We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rutland Hotel is set right in the heart of the city centre at the west end of Princes Street boasting exceptional views of Edinburgh Castle. An elegant boutique hotel with twelve beautifully appointed guest rooms and 1 stylish two-bedroom apartment with a private garden. By early summer 2014, we will have added another 2 two-bedroom and 2 one-bedroom apartments to the hotel’s accommodation – all designed to the highest luxurious standards. Our guests comfort and enjoyment is at the forefront of our minds with Arran Aromatics toiletries and Nespresso coffee machines coupled with little curios and a well-stocked mini bar in every room. The Rutland Hotel is also home to Kyloe Restaurant and Grill – a glorious gourmet steakhouse and The Huxley, a friendly, homely bar serving great burgers & dogs with carefully crafted cocktails. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rutland Hotel Edinburgh
- The Rutland Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland