My husband and I had booked one night in the Rutland on a recent trip to Edinburgh. When we arrived at reception to check in we were told that there was a problem with our room which they were doing some maintenance on. My heart sank as I thought this was not a good start. However from there on things only got better as they had upgraded us to the apartment. It was not quite ready (we were a little early) so the receptionist offered to take us through to the Huxley Bar for a complimentary tea/coffee. The apartment is not actually in the hotel, but a basement flat further along the street. It has two bedrooms - the main bedroom is quite spacious, very modern with red & silver wallpaper and red bed accessories, and a TV. The second bedroom is smaller and decorated in a blue colour. The bathroom has a free standing bath and a separate open shower, with underfloor heating - very cosy. There were plenty of towels and bathroom toiletries from Arran Aromatics. One note of caution - be careful when washing in the sink not hit your head on the shelf which is above it. There is also an open plan sitting room/kitchen area with a breakfast bar, where there is a large sofa, chair, and TV. French doors lead out on to a secluded garden area which would be nice in the summer. There are complimentary muffins and bottled water and tea and coffee (nespresso capsules).The hotel, and apartment is very centrally located at the bottom of Lothian and the end of Princes Street but despite its central location we found it very quiet and heard no noise during the night.
Just one or two minor things - the noise from the bathroom pipes is quite loud when you are sitting in the living area, and it would be better to have an electric kettle which would boil water much quicker than putting a kettle on the hob. But these are minor points in what was a very enjoyable stay. Our only disappointment was that we were only staying for one night so could not really make full use of the facilities in the apartment.
All the staff that we encountered at Reception and in the bar were excellent, very polite and helpful.
Would definitely recommend it and would book the Rutland again if staying in Edinburgh.
- 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 9 luxury serviced apartments. 5 are 2-bedroom and 4 are 1-bedroom, 2 with a private garden. 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