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“All six of us thought this is how a hotel should be run, friendly staff,great service,real professionals we'll be back” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rick's
Ranked #125 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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1 review
“All six of us thought this is how a hotel should be run, friendly staff,great service,real professionals we'll be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2010

For special mention Ash, Jon and Steve and the breakfast crew.
This was our fourth outing to the Festival and the best by a street !
Any problem that arose, and with the senior gang that we are 3f,3m no spouses
all drama chums,there were a few, were addressed promptly and professionally
and overall our stay was a delight.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank galileo2010
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dorset
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2010

We are never keen on big city chain hotels so Rick's looked perfect to us. Easy to find and perfectly located. We arrived at about 11am and received a nice welcome from the staff who offered to store our bags until our room was ready. The room was very nice and peaceful. We didn't mind the walk up a few stairs (I must get fit !!) but some people might struggle with that. Great comfy bed and quality bedding, an IPOD (not just a docking station) and lovely towels - makes all the difference. The bar is great. We went out to eat but came back in the evenings to enjoy quality drinks in a trendy place. We also loved breakfast - very chilled, no mad time restrictions, newspapers available and breakfast cooked for you - no buffet in sight - excellent. Anything to disappoint us - only one niggle - hair in the bathroom - not ours !! Easily solved I think - just hoover before mopping ! Sorry don't want to knock this place but it was pretty obvious that the previous occupant had long hair ! Overall we think this hotel is spot on and offers great value for money. We will definately suggest it to others.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank GandSDorset
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aberdeen
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2010

I chose this hotel because it is advertised as being the sister hotel of Tigerlily which I love.
Although nice and stylish it doesn't live up to Tigerlily in many ways.
The rooms are quite small but the decor is fairly nice. We had to call for an iron as our room was apparently the only one that didn't have one. There was an ipod and dock which was a lovely touch.
The girl who checked us in was very pleasant and efficient. Our breakfast was nice and the service for that was ok.
We had lunch outside that afternoon which was delicious, I would recommend the prawn and crayfish salad!
During my stay I left the phone charger in the room (careless I know) however I am positive I left it in the socket. Unfortunately when I called no-one had seen a phone charger anywhere which I find very difficult to believe.
Overall I enjoyed my stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Maisy0901
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middlesbrough cleveland
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2010

When we arrived at Ricks we were really pleased with the location and the look of the hotel - gorgeous decor and the staff were really friendly - however this was during the day! When we were shown to our room we had to go towards the back of the building past the bar restaurant and the kitchen also our room was on the top floor and there was no lift so it was a real struggle with our luggage. When we came back to our hotel on the night after a night out it was horrendous - the bar was ridiculously busy you had to push past a really crowded and busy loud bar full of people to get to the door to take you up to our room it just was not practical as everyone was quite drunk and would not move to let you through, it was just like being in a club.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Michelle P
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London
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51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2010

The good things first - Rick's is in a really great location just off Princes Street and looking down over New Town towards the sea. The staff were polite and helpful,and the beds were comfortable with plenty of pillows. Also, the fact that in the evening you enter the hotel through the downstairs bar gives it a really vibrant atmosphere. It is, however, quite expensive and by no means perfect. The wardrobe door fell off (and almost on to me), there was no remote control for the TV, the bathroom was very small and the grouting was perhaps in need of redoing. It also felt as if it was striving a little to hard to be achingly fashionable, when it should perhaps have concentrated a little more on making sure the details were right. A generally good stay, however.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Miss_Abigaill
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Florence
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2010

Nice location, very clean and stylish place! The rooms are very comfortable and offer some useful services (i-pod dock WITH i-pod touch [!], a full minibar, a modern hairdryer [not attached to the wall] AND a hair straightener, etc). Food at breakfast is excellent.
Overall, a very fine experience. I will definitely go back to this hotel my next time in Edimburgh.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sunnyval73
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Falkirk
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2010

I was organising a girlie weekend for 12 of us and contacted Ricks who put together a really great package for dinner with cocktails, bed and breakfast. Staff were really helpful beforehand and when we arrived. Rooms were great, with lovely touches, like GHD hair straightners and ipod touches. The cocktails and meal were delicious and the staff were attentive and very unobtrusive, just letting us finish off our drinks towards the early hours! Everyone had a brilliant stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank chocotastic
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Additional Information about Rick's

Property: Rick's
Address: 55A Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#59 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Rick's 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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