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Royal Ettrick Hotel

13 Ettrick Road | Polwarth, Edinburgh EH10 5BJ, Scotland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in a top floor room. There was Plaster falling off the ceiling, crack in the wash hand basin, damp in the bathroom and around the window, shower tray panel broken and a crack in the wash hand basin. The carpets aren't the cleanest either. I didn't feel I got value for money for the price of the stay.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived at the hotel during early evening and there was no one on reception. A sign on the desk invited people to lift the adjacent telephone handset and someone would be there immediately. No one arrived. Eventually, after 10 minutes or so, I had to ask a barman if anyone was on reception and was told someone would be there... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a triple room for this Hotel for 3 nights for myself, my husband and my daughter.When shown the room it was in such a poor state that I refused to stay there. It had 2 single beds and a put me up bed as the third, as opposed to a proper bed. It looked really old and shabby and... More 

Thank Jan F
Hawick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived near the Royal Ettrick hotel for a number of years and having used their bar area and resturant for family meals and drinks my husband and I have used the hotel a number of times for overnight stays after having moved away from the city to the Scottish Borders. Therefore the Royal Ettrick was my number one choice... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived early as my job took less time than expected but no problem room was ready. A few stairs to negotiate but worth it room was nice and quiet and very clean and relaxing. Bathroom was really modern and gave a feeling of luxury. The bar is very nice and serves a selection of drinks. Staff are very friendly and... More 

Thank theredref
Haywards Heath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This was the second visit to this Hotel and I have greatly enjoyed both visits The Hotel Restaurant has been absolutely first class on both visits and all of the staff represent this Hotel to good ability. The rooms were very comfortable and very clean. Well done to the team for making this a great stay.

Thank nig9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

First of all, don't be put off by the location - Not only does it mean you pay a more than reasonable price for a great hotel, it also means you get a quiet nights sleep. Polwarth is a beautiful residential area, and there are two buses just outside that go downtown every 10mins. The rooms are in the process... More 

Thank mkmidthun
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for one night and received a warm and friendly welcome at reception. We were allocated room 10 on the top floor, accessed by stairs only (not a problem for us). The en suite double room was spacious and light, with plenty of natural light from two skylights (no windows as such to appreciate any... More 

Thank PattyGRMac
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my three days here very much indeed. The food was excellent, so much so that it never crossed our minds to eat elsewhere. The staff were lovely, very kind and helpful; and the bar had a very nice beer on tap. I will be back.

Thank Goathairtish
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The food was above average and always served promptly and the staff were most courteous. However, the rooms are minute, even by British standards, I had to frequently escape the room as there was only a castle style window providing a minimum of air. The shower pressure resembled a leaky faucet. The wifi is intermittent which is an inconvenience for... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Royal Ettrick Hotel offers 3 star accommodation in Edinburgh within the mature, leafy, Victorian suburbs to the south of Edinburgh city centre. The Hotel provides the perfect getaway from the bustle of Edinburgh whilst still being within walking distance of The Old Town. Whether you're a business traveller looking for corporate accommodation or a family enjoying a fun filled break or family occasion in Edinburgh, you'll receive a warm welcome at The Royal Ettrick Hotel. With free parking in our private car park and ease of access to the Edinburgh bypass any travelling is simple and relaxed. Superb public transport links also service the hotel, with two main bus services into the heart of the city stopping directly in front of the hotel. Guests can also enjoy free WiFi via fibre optic broadband throughout the hotel which is of great benefit to guests and especially for corporate events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Ettrick Hotel

Address: 13 Ettrick Road | Polwarth, Edinburgh EH10 5BJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $101 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Ettrick Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
Royal Ettrick Edinburgh
Hotel Royal Ettrick
Royal Ettrick Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#60 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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