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The Royal Scots Club
Ranked #18 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Charming, timeless quality”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

In a world of endless brown throws, chrome door handles and turquoise accents, stands this beacon of quiet, understated civilisation. Large elegant rooms with traditional brown wood furniture, firm beds, a choice of easy chairs and heavy, swagged curtains. Thick carpets muffle sounds and lend a wonderful calm. Not that they scrimp on the mod-cons, slippers, robes, toiletries, iron and trouser press. For the first time in a while I didn't have to scrabble about on my hands and knees to find a socket under a desk to plug the kettle into. Someone has clearly thought about the important details. Friendly helpful staff and a great breakfast and all in a wonderful clubby atmosphere, just a few minutes walk from the very centre of Edinburgh.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great location. We had a lovely view of Edinburgh Castle and could easily walk to the Royal Mile for historic walks, shopping and pubs. The club itself is in wonderful condition. Very historic, staff was great, room was very nice. We had the pleasure of being there when they were having a reunion of military personnel from past conflicts to present and were able to talk to some very nice people attending the function. It was really very impressive.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view of the city.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Astrakhan, Russia
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151 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Initially it is a club, you know, the place where Lords used to spend their time. Officially the functions of a club still exist but it is basically operated as an hotel. The location is perfect. On the one hand you can see a big park, which protect the hotel from city's noise. On the other hand the opposite side of that park is Queens street, and other popular streets are quite near. There are 10 minutes on foot to Waverley station.
the rooms are comfortable and offer all necessary things. I was impressed with the breakfasts of good quality and perfect service. You can choose Full scottish breakfast there and it will be the best choice ))

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Portrush, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Treated like royalty in this delightful hotel . Located 5 minutes walk from George Street / Princess Street this was an ideal spot for our Rugby international weekend . Rooms were spotless and staff friendly , along with hearty breakfasts . We even had the pleasure of a guided tour of this historic building , with tales and references to the many paintings and artefacts throughout . Also serves a great pint of Caladonian Best .

Room Tip: 1st floor to the front with views over Queen Street gardens
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin
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301 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2013

If you like old hotels you may like this but I didn't.
Why:
They vacuumed the floor above me at midnight! In a normal hotel you wouldn't hear it but here you do.
Hot water cam with an unidentified white silt in it.
Blankets on the bed instead of a duvee.
Practically no sockets in the room, and the one I found was impossible to get to.
Old - cracked paint, safe does not fit laptop etc
It is not 4 star, 3.

Pros;
Friendly staff
Good breakfast

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The hotel was very well furnished and had a really good atmosphere to it! What you would expect from a hotel in the middle of Edinburgh!
Only a few minutes away from Princes Street, but still in a very quiet area.
The rooms are big and modern and nicely put.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Irene S
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dunfermline
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed here with my wife saturday 16th February, check in swift & friendly rooms large bright & very clean.Building itself lovley with a fantastic atmosphere. Only small complaint would be road noise might affect the lightest of sleepers. Breakfast in the morning was a little slow but was worth the wait when it arrived.I would have no hessation of staying in this establishment in the future.

Room Tip: road noise an issue if room facing the entrance to the hotel.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Royal Scots Club
Address: 30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#60 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Scots Club 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in one of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets this is a rare combination, the charm of a country house hotel with a cosy club atmosphere. Founded in 1919 as a tribute to those who fell in The Great War The Royal Scots Club is proud of its heritage. Courtesy, personal service and warm hospitality are at the very heart of the Club. ... more   less 
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