Royal British Hotel - Edinburgh

Princes Street 20, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2AN  show map
 3 stars
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Royal British Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The Royal British Hotel enjoys exceptional setting in the very heart of historical Edinburgh with its medieval and award winning modern architecture, vibrant festivals, numerous museums and art galleries, as well as ritzy boutiques.

Behind its beautiful historic façade, this three-star property combines contemporary features whilst retaining traditional level of comfort and style, and includes business amenities and free wireless internet access.

The Royal British Hotel boasts 72 comfortable gusts rooms equipped with private bathrooms and spacious working desks with internet connection.

On-site dining options include Glendale Restaurant and Bar with a wide choice of beverages and traditional dishes.

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is within 100m from the property.

Number of rooms:   70.

Rooms

Guests will love warm and inviting accommodations with generous space and modern conveniences. They will find comfortable beds, private bathrooms with shower/bath tub and complimentary toiletries. Besides, all rooms feature radio, alarm clock, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial phone, hair dryer and make up mirror, working desks with wireless internet access. Cribs, iron and ironing boards are available upon request.

The choice of rooms includes Single, Double, Twin, Triple and Quad Rooms, as well as Suites.

Dining options

Continental or full Scottish breakfast is served between 7.30am and 10am every morning in the in-house restaurant.

Glendale Restaurant carries warm ambiance and offers a variety of local dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Glendale Bar invites guests to choose from a wide choice of beverages and unwind in casual environment.

Heidi's Pantry provides a lot of snacks, high teas, bar lunches and evening meals from 10am to 9pm.

Guests may take advantage of in-room dining service.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of GBP 9.95 per person per night. 

Services

This business friendly hotel features four flexible meeting rooms with the largest capacity of 120 seats.

Fax and photocopying services are provided.

Complimentary high speed internet access is available in public areas and all guest accommodations.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Princes Street 20, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2AN

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    400 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    100 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    100 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    490 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    750 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    70

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Rooms and availability

Guests will love warm and inviting accommodations with generous space and modern conveniences. They will find comfortable beds, private bathrooms with shower/bath tub and complimentary toiletries. Besides, all rooms feature radio, alarm clock, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial phone, hair dryer and make up mirror, working desks with wireless internet access. Cribs, iron and ironing boards are available upon request.

The choice of rooms includes Single, Double, Twin, Triple and Quad Rooms, as well as Suites.

Royal British Hotel Single RoomRoyal British Hotel Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 15m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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The room with private bathroom offers a Single bed, writing desk, rest zone.

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    Twin Room
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 15m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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    The room with private bathroom offers two Single beds, writing desk, rest zone.

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      Royal British Hotel Double RoomRoyal British Hotel Double Room
      Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 15m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Private bathroom
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      The room with private bathroom offers a Double bed, writing desk, rest zone.

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        The room with private bathroom offers three Single beds, writing desk, rest zone.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Royal British Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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        Hotel Address:

        Princes Street 20, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2AN

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          400 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          200 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
          100 m
        • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
          100 m
        Parks
        • Princes Street Gardens
          490 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          750 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          70

        Hotel Awards

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        City center is about 300m away.

        Princes Mall is within 100m.
        St. Andrew Square is within 200m.
        Scott Monument is about 200m away.
        City Art Centre is 200m from the hotel.
        Edinburgh Dungeon is about 200m away.
        Fruit market Gallery is 200m from the property.
        City Chambers is 400m away.
        Loch Ness Discovery Centre is within 400m away.
        Real Mary King's Close is 400m away.
        St. Giles' Cathedral is about 400m from the hotel.
        Royal Scottish Academy is within 400m.
        Princes Street Gardens is within 400m.
        Parliament House is 400m away.i
        Gladstone's Land is 400m away.
        Writers' Museum is within 400m.

        Tourist attractions

        • Edinburgh Dungeons - 200 m
        • Stills Ltd - 200 m
        • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 200 m
        • winter wonderland - 200 m
        • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh - 300 m
        • Brass Rubbing Centre - 300 m
        • Saint Giles' Cathedral - 300 m
        • edinburgh festival fringe - 300 m

        Places of interest

        • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 200 m
        • New Club - 200 m
        • Saint Anthonys Chapel - 300 m
        • bruntsfield evangelical church - 300 m
        • Speakers Corner - 300 m
        • Walk along the Royal Mile - 300 m
        • The Tron Kirk - 300 m
        • David Hume Statue - 300 m

        Train stations

        Convention centers

        • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 300 m

        Shopping areas

        • Multrees Walk - 200 m

        Amusement

        • Nobles Amusements - 200 m
        • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard - 300 m

        Museums

        • City Art Centre - 300 m
        • Museum of Childhood - 300 m
        • Edinburgh Police Centre - 300 m

        Parks

        Local Attractions

        • Summerhall - 1.6km
          1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
        • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.8km
          The Garden, Edinburgh
        • Inverleith Park - 1.9km
          Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh
        • Holyrood Abbey - 1.7km
          Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
        • Holyrood Park - 1.9km
          Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 60 m
          3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
        • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 240 m
          31 Market Street, Edinburgh
        • Massa - 220 m
          36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
        • Scottish National Gallery - 390 m
          The Mound, Edinburgh
        • Church of St John the Evangelist - 120 m
          Princes Street, Edinburgh
        • Waterloo Place - 200 m
          Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
        • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 320 m
          1 Queen St., Edinburgh

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Number One - 100 m

          Address: The Balmoral Hotel
          Phone: 01315576727

          76% likes this, based on 453 reviews
          Cuisine: Scottish
          Price Range: GBP 69 - GBP 92

        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 300 m

          Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
          Phone: 01312252832

          84% likes this, based on 391 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian
          Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 18

        • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 540 m

          Address: 267 Canongate
          Phone: 0131 558 8737

          79% likes this, based on 978 reviews
          Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 67

        • The Pompadour by Galvin - 100 m

          Address: Princes Street
          Phone: +44 131 222 8975

          79% likes this, based on 107 reviews
          Cuisine: French, British
          Price Range: GBP 72 - GBP 235

        • Dubh Prais - 410 m

          Address: 123B High Street
          Phone: 0-131 557 5732

          81% likes this, based on 450 reviews
          Cuisine: Scottish

        Getting there.

        Edinburgh Airport is located about 10.8km away.

        By bus: take bus from outside the Airport terminal to Waverley railway station which is 2 minutes walk from the hotel.

        Getting around.

        Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is only 100m from the property.

        Parking is possible five minutes from the hotel.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          70

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        Royal British Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal British Hotel

        Average guest rating

        7.2out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 695 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        8.0
        Value
        9.0
        Rooms
        8.8
        Service
        9.5
        Dining
        6.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          The location is ideal for anyone travelling without a car. It is right on Princes Street.

          The Hotel is a bit dated, but I believe it is being renovated over time

        • Older travelers
          5.8

          It's central location and reasonable price

          The reception was not helpful. In fact it seemed they were understaffed. Room wasn't made even by afternoon. No newspapers were delivered even when requested and rooms were not at lift level. We had to lug our luggage up 2 flights of stair!

        • Single
          7.4

          good location,value for money.

          hotel corridors need freshened up as they look a little tatty.

        • Single
          6.6

          It was in a central location close to bus station and close to my meeting place

          Noise. The bathroom radiator did not have a thermostat control and it was full on heat which made the room too warm (end of June). The windows were left open but this let in lots of street noise until the small hours (glass bottle recycle collection at about 1..00 am - imagine how noisy that was) and we must have been near a night club or something. The hotel was being renovated and I was warned of this with the booking. And the main street was being worked on for the trams - thankfully this did not start until 8.00, but when it did it was deafening in my room, so did not feel like lingering there until my bus at 10.30

        • Group of friends
          9.2

          The location was excelent, the staff very pleasant and the room was very clean, the price wasn't expensive, so in general very good choose. When I will be back to Ediburgh I will go back to this hotel

          Everything was fine

        • Single
          9.2

          Location! I thought that was the best word to best describe the hotel but not mentioned above. If some features were lacking I thought the good rate made up for them

          On reflection, I think the suggestion to bill in my currency was to increase the cost over the bank's currency rate;

        • Older travelers
          6.0

          The best thing about the hotel was its location. Otherwise it was a little tired and dated and needed a major clean and reburbishment. We also went out every day for breakfast as the price and dining room was not really condusive to making us hang around there.

          The rooms were not really very clean, the carpets were worn and we did point this out, and the room was not cleaned properly each day, you could tell.

        • Group of friends
          5.8

          I liked the location and the staff.

          Rooms are very dated and oldfashioned , they were not clean and were dusty.

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          staff were friendly and helpfull,the food was good

          room stayed in was very dingy,needed refurbished and the bed was the creakiest i have ever slept in,shower didn't work very well

        • Group of friends
          4.6

          Situation is perfect, 100 meters from Waverley Station, so comunication is easy, also with Edinburgh's airport.

          The hotel is old, and has only 1 elevator for all the rooms, sometimes is quite difficult to have. Toilet wc flush is very weak, so can't be very clean. The beds are small and the bed spread look not very clean, as the rest of the furniture. But what really is amazing is that water in the rooms are not drinkable, and I can forgive this in case it was due to a repair in the street (as it was) but them only left two bottles of 20cl per person in the room. How much is the cost of a pair of bottles of 1'5l? In a 60 pounds/night single room? Never will repeat this hotel.

        • Couple
          7.4

          the hotel is very near to the city center and not expensive

          there was cool in the hotel room

        • Single
          7.4

          + staff - friendly, helpful, professional - I arrived early and was allowed to keep my baggage there before checking in; same for after checking out; both for free and as long as it's convenient to me. + great location + quite freshly furnished, well-equipped with facilities like kettle, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, free snack, toiletries, towels + good heating

        • Couple
          5.8

          Unbeatable Edinburgh location. Just across the street from the 5-star Balmoral, right at the heart of Edinburgh.

          Tired, shabby, dowdy. Needs some money spent on it. Looked like British hotels looked 20 years ago.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Wanting to spend a few days at the Edinburgh Fringe we were impressed with the relative value of this hotel compared to others. We found the Royal British to be a good hotel in a brilliant spot (no walking miles in the rain from the Station this year!) with a very friendly and helpful staff. My wife wants me to book again next year, which I will do if the prices remain affordable.

        • Single
          7.8

          The breakfast room and bar - nice views!!

          My room just looked out on another building

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Royal British Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Princes Street 20, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2AN

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          400 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          200 m
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
          100 m
        • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
          100 m
        Parks
        • Princes Street Gardens
          490 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          750 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          70

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghRoyal British Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

        Use Badge