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The Rutland Hotel
Ranked #10 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in the hotel for two nights for my fiancée 30th birthday and from the moment we arrived to check in I knew this was a magical little boutique hotel . The lobby was small but very clean with funky furniture and decor and beautiful flowers . The reception staff were very friendly throughout our stay helping with directions and general info .. We staying in room 10 a castle view room which did not disappoint the view of the castle was amazing . The room itself was a lovely size with a huge comfortable bed . The decor in the room was also very modern with a fab chandelier lovely dressing table and a large chair . The complimentary muffins in the room were a lovely touch and tasted lovely .. Bathroom was spacious and clean with great products . The location of the hotel is great a short walk to wherever u need to go . Thanks to the hotel staff for the card and prosecco in the room for my fiancée 30th birthday was a really nice touch . We also had a fab meal in kyloe which I would def recommend if your staying in the hotel . Thanks again for a great stay will def stay again next time I'm in edinburgh.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

We traveled with a family of 6, my wife and 4 children (21,19,17 and 13), and we stayed at the serviced apartment at the Rutland. It is right down the road from the hotel lobby. The accommodations were great, as was the location. Easy walking distance to everything. Very modern furnishings and very nice decorations. Staff was very helpful with any questions we had around activities and restaurant options.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Rob M
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed here in June this year. Excellent hotel located right at the end of Princes Street which is the main shopping street of Edinburgh. From an accommodation perspective, rooms are very very comfortable and well stocked. The bath has an in-built jacuzzi and is spacious. The check-in process was smooth and the ladies at the reception are very helpful. The hotel also has two restaurants that are always buzzing.

The only little negative is that location is not old town. It is about a 15 mins walk from the Castle / Royal Mile. However, it is on Princes Street right close to the Gardens which is probably the 2nd best location. It is a 10 min Walk from Waverley station.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank kabramayank
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Reviewed July 4, 2014

We absolutely love this hotel. Staff are very friendly, room is very clean and comfortable. Love the idea that they even have a hair straightener (a GHD) in the room as well! Welcome gift is a nice touch. Each one of us receive a muffin (even the baby).

Staff are very thoughtful, saw that we have a baby with us, and prepared a baby cot in the room, when i forgot to request for it.

Love the food at the restaurant, too. The steak is highly recommended!

Would love to stay here again one day!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank LidyaT10
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just returned from a terrific stay. We enjoyed everything about the Rutland--great location, beautiful rooms, lovely staff--except that there's no one up front to help you with maps, public transit, reservations, etc. There is one person up front, but if (s)he's busy or on the phone you're out of luck, especially if you're pressed for time. For example, we needed help finding a bus station to make an 8 pm dinner reservation and only got scowled at by the woman behind the front desk, who was on the phone with someone booking a hotel room for later in the summer. We missed our bus and had to cough up for a taxi.

Normally this would be ok as people have smartphones/Internet, but the hotel's WiFi is spotty and has a convoluted login process and, being from the US, we did not have cell phone service while out and about in Edinburgh. I expressed my frustration to a hotel staff member, who explained that the hotel does not offer concierge service because of its size. I have stayed at boutique hotels across the US and Europe and have never encountered one without someone up front to help guests with their plans. This is something The Rutland should definitely look into. Otherwise, everything about our stay was top-notch.

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Rutland is ideally situated at the west end of Princes Street so everything is within easy walking distance. The reception staff could not be more friendly or helpful and the room was very clean and comfortable with all the amenities one would expect, plus some extra touches like complimentary muffins! The air-conditioning could be more effective but thanks to the double-glazing you won't be troubled by any noise from the street below.The Rutland bar downstairs is great if you don't want to go too far for a drink in the evening and the breakfasts served there offer a good choice. Have stayed here twice and would do so again. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Rutland is absolutely gorgeous, our room (junior suite) was stunning. I chose the rutland as the hotel to take my fiancé to on the night of our engagement and it did not disappoint, with views of Edinburgh castle, tremendously helpful staff this hotel is the perfect place for that special night! Highly recommend!!

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Additional Information about The Rutland Hotel

Address: 1-3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#11 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#17 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: $155 - $487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rutland Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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 5 luxury serviced apartments. Three are 2-bedroom and 2 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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