£56.67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 9 Nov 2014 Check-out 10 Nov 2014

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

3 stars
53 Princess St, Edinburgh, EH2 2DG
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
17 reviews
Theatre Weekend

Myself my daughter and my daughter-in-law were in Edinburgh to see the Jersey Boys at the... See full review

  • Annies
  • 20 Oct 2014
Lesser than 3 start hotel

Smaller rooms and no any lobby area are negative part of this hotel. I wouldn't rate this hotel as... See full review

  • Sumanan
  • 15 Jun 2014
Views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens

This basic comfortable hotel is located in a prime spot. Guests enter Ramada Edinburgh Mount Royal from world-famous Princes Street. The Scott Monument is across the road, and Edinburgh Castle can be seen rising above Princes Street Gardens. New Town, the business district, Usher Hall, the National Galleries of Scotland, and Waverley Station are all within walking distance. Rooms overlooking Princes Street have all been recently refurbished and some feature balconies. Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available in the lounge and meeting spaces.

Highlights
  • Overlooks Princes Street and Gardens
  • Restaurant with stunning views
  • Free Wi-Fi access in lounge and meeting rooms
Rooms

Ramada Mount Royal has 158 guest rooms. The 70 toward the front, facing Princes Street and the Castle, have been refurbished with light woods and warm tones. Standard rooms include private bathroom with tub, shower and complimentary toiletries, television with on-demand movies, high-speed Internet access (fees apply), tea- and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, work desk, and iron. Feature bedrooms offer views of Edinburgh Castle. Executive feature bedrooms have balconies. Disabled-access, triple, single, and family rooms are available. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Features

Diners can take in views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens through the floor-to-ceiling windows in Princes Dining Room, which offers a menu including fresh fish and local seasonal produce. Princes Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner daily. Princes Bar has comfortable sofas and pours fine wines and whiskies, with a lounge menu of light snacks. Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available in the lounge.

 

Five meeting rooms offer free Wi-Fi access. Skyline Suite has a private balcony and views of Edinburgh Castle and can accommodate up to 60 conference attendees.

 

Pets welcome in some cases; guests should inquire when booking.

Transportation
  • Waverley Rail Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.1 mi/13.0 km)
  • Airport shuttle bus stop (492 ft/150m)
Nearby attractions
  • Princes Street Gardens (just outside)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Usher Hall (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Dynamic Earth (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (4 mi/6.4 km)
Business
  • Five meeting rooms with free Wi-Fi access
  • Skyline Suite with capacity of 60
  • Charlotte square business district (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Convenient to Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.3 mi/2.1 km)

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel Rooms

1 Db bed Std Panorama V
Classic room with 1 double bed and castle view. Classic castle view bedroom with 1 double bed, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2 adults.
3 Sg beds Std
Classic room with 3 single beds. Classic bedroom with 3 single beds, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 3 adults.
2 Sg beds Classic
Classic room with 2 single beds. Classic bedroom with 2 single beds, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2 adults.
1 Db+1 Sg beds Clc
Classic family room for 2 adults and 1 child. Classic family bedroom for 2 adults and 1 child with flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child.
1 Db bed Dlx
Privilege room with 1 double bed. Upgraded bedrooms, many of which have view of Edinburgh Castle, with flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, unlimited movies, Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers. Sleeps 2 adults.
1 Db bed Sup Panorama V
Superior room with 1 double bed and castle view. One of our best rooms! Superior room with with views of Edinburgh Castle, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, unlimited movies, Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers. Sleeps 2
1 Db bed Clc
Classic room with 1 double bed. Classic bedroom with 1 double bed, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2 adults.
1 Sg bed Clc
Classic room with 1 single bed. Classic bedroom with 1 single bed, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 1 adult.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Doctor on call
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Safe
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Iron
Bath tub
Trouser press

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Hotel Map

55.9529 -3.1945
Nearby airports
EDI, (EDI), 12.87, KM, E;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0.1 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.3 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.4 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.1 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.3 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.4 mi
  • Underground City: 0.4 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.5 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.5 mi
  • People's Story: 0.6 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.6 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.6 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.6 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.7 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.7 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.7 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.7 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.8 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.8 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.9 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.9 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.9 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.9 mi
  • The Grange: 0.9 mi
  • Powderhall: 1 mi
  • Haymarket: 1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1 mi
  • Pilrig: 1 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 1 mi
  • Marchmont: 1 mi
  • Warriston: 1.1 mi
  • Sciennes: 1.1 mi

Dining

PRINCES DINING ROOM
The hotel's friendly, professional team make sure dishes from the Princes Dining Menu are served just the way you like. Order afternoon tea with scones and tempting snacks from the lounge menu, or take advantage of room service 24 hours a day.
PRINCES BAR
The Princes bar offers a range of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks with helpful and experienced bar staff to ensure that you have everything you need. Light meals are available in the bar allowing you to continue relaxing.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (17)

Ratings and reviews for Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
17 out of 17
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.6

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Annies
Business
Troon
20 Oct 2014

Theatre Weekend

Myself my daughter and my daughter-in-law were in Edinburgh to see the Jersey Boys at the Playhouse, we found the hotel an excellent location for the station, restaurants and the Playhouse, no problem with booking and staff were very friendly in both reception and bar. Hotel is very mixed regarding decor etc. our room was good, clean, and with everything you would expect from a hotel chain. Some public areas need a bit of an upgrade but nothing that would affect your stay unless you are looking for luxury in which case you should be paying more money and going somewhere else. Enjoyed the breakfast and will be booking this hotel again when we go back to Edinburgh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several good places to eat within walking distance and with plenty of choice

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sumanan
Business
Singapore
15 Jun 2014

Lesser than 3 start hotel

Smaller rooms and no any lobby area are negative part of this hotel. I wouldn't rate this hotel as 3 start.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Samduck
Business
Fife
1 Apr 2014

Excellent stay

Very impressed with hotel facilities and staff were very polite and courteous. Excellent location and superb views. Will definitely stay again next year when visiting Edinburgh

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TimP
Business
Amsterdam
27 Dec 2013

Comfortable, Clean, Cheap, and Central

This was my second stay at the Mercure hotel in Edinburgh. About a minutes walk from Waverly station, and with access to all local highlights and transport, the Mercure sits in a prime location for a brief or longer stay. The room was on the whole clean, albeit what appeared to be some stains at the top of one of the walls. The bed was comfortable, and other facilities as you would expect. Staff are friendly, but i did find the bar staff speaking to each other and some of the waitresses in their own language (dont know what one it was) to be somewhat unprofessional. I was able to get a double room with an advance booking for four nights for less than two hundred euros. At these prices, it's a no brainer. Recommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to the Abbotsford, round the back of Marks and Spencers, for some fantastic scottish ales and hearty food.

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Elle01
Business
Renfrewshire
8 Jan 2013

Over night theatre break

On arriving we found our rooms were not available till half past 3 even though check in was 2 o'clock .i booked 5 rooms and they overlooked the carnival and had castle view which was great .rooms were lovely and comfortable .only other mishap was that the restaurant staff never had a booking for us because reception forgot to add us to list which meant 2 missed out on breakfast as they went before rest of us .staff were quite rude to them and never bothered to sort the problem out .manager on desk seemed un interested in what was going on and never once appologised .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Right next to station ,shopping and pubs and restaurants

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LABIT
Business
ISTANBUL
4 Sep 2012

good place

I stayed there just one night but i have been in edinburgh before and this hotel was realy at the centre of the city. it is just walking distance to both edinburgh rail station and bus(number 100) stop to go airport. you can walk to scott monument, national gallery and royal miles as well. just one important criticism for the hotel is receptions place. it is at the first floor not the entrance. even to use elevator to go reception people should use stairs. not convenient for disabled person.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

in august fringe festival is fantastic. one of the ticket sale and street performance area was front of the national museum and it is walking distance to the hotel.

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
umm000
Business
Seoul, Korea
28 Aug 2012

Good location

It is too close to the trail station and old town of Edinburgh. Room and bath room are littlebit small and old style but clean and comport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Abe 2
Business
Renfrewshire, Scotland
19 Aug 2012

Fantastic location

We just stayed one night in this hotel but have stayed several times in the past. The location is fantastic - shops, bars and restaurants right on the doorstep. Old Edinburgh can be reached quite easily too - about 15 minutes walk and you will be at the castle or in the middle of original Edinburgh with its cobbled lanes and amazing history. No car park at this hotel therefore more suited to those travelling by train or bus. Only had afternoon tea this visit - which was lovely and reasonably priced. Views from the restaurant are amazing and if you are lucky enough to get a castle view room, you can enjoy these views even more. Room was clean and comfortable and we were able to check in early for no additional cost. This hotel also allows you to leave luggage there on check out which is really handy to allow you to enjoy the delights of Edinburgh on your departure day too. I got a good deal to stay at this hotel so it was definately worth the money. Will go again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Visit the Dome in George Street for amazing cocktails and lovely food

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
macleod
Business
france
17 Aug 2012

overbooking

our room had been booked on via internet. Upon arrival, the room had been allocated to somebody else (not yet arrived). 15 min. later, we were allocated a new room. Unfortunately, this room overlooked the inside "yard" with an excellent view on the air conditionning system. The noise generated by the system was such, that we were kept awake the whole night!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nemofin
Business
Northern Ireland
3 Aug 2012

Lovely central hotel

A girlfriend and I spent two nights at the Mercure at the end of July. We had a fantastic time, as it's close to everything. We were placed in a room at the back of the hotel, but after asking to be moved to the front, with a view of the castle, the hotel receptionist did this no problem. Overall a pleasant stay, I would definitely stay again. I'd def recommend the Dungeon tour as we laughed so much.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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