£56.67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 23 Feb 2016 Check-out 25 Feb 2016

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

3 stars
View map of 53 Princess St, Edinburgh, EH2 2DG

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
18 reviews
hospital visit

My cousin had a consultation, at The Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and as we are from Greenock we... See full review

  • Rose T.
  • 10 Mar 2015
overnight stay

My cousin had a hospital appointment in Edinburgh infirmary, her sister & I went with her for... See full review

  • Rose T.
  • 20 Feb 2015

The Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel in Edinburgh is a winning combination of Scottish charm and modern convenience. The 158 rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, free Wi-Fi and work desks. Many of the rooms have views of the beautiful Edinburgh Castle.

Guests who have spent a long day touring Edinburgh enjoy sampling the food at the hotel's onsite restaurant, the Princes Dining Rooms. The floor-to-ceiling windows give visitors a perfect view of the castle, and the classic Scottish dishes and drinks certainly add to the atmosphere.

Highlights

Key facts

The Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel in Edinburgh has a 24-hour front desk run by a multilingual staff.

The hotel's dining room serves an afternoon tea that includes cakes, scones and finger sandwiches.

Upgrade to a superior room to ensure a view of the Edinburgh Castle.

Hints and tips

Don't forget to sample the beverages served at the hotel's lounge. Besides the standard coffee and tea, the lounge offers hot chocolate, traditional Scottish liqueurs and other drinks. The hotel is within walking distance of many major transportation hubs, such as the shuttle bus and the railway station.

Nearby attractions

Local neighborhood information

The majestic Edinburgh Castle can be seen from the Mercure, and it is a must-see sight on any traveler's itinerary. The Scottish crown jewels are housed within the castle, which sits atop a vertiginous mound of volcanic rock. On a nice day, travelers should stroll through the Princes Street Gardens. The park sits on the valley between old Edinburgh and new Edinburgh, featuring a great variety of colorful foliage. Guests in search of culture should visit the National Gallery of Modern Art, which is housed in a lovely neoclassical building. The museum is home to a number of excellent installations and artworks and has a fantastic sculpture garden.

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel location and nearby area

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Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel Rooms

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 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, Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers. Sleeps 2 adults.
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, Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers. Sleeps 2 adults.
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.
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 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 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
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Iron
Bath tub
Trouser press

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.

Ratings and reviews for Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RemyS
Business
N/A
16 Mar 2015

Great location, but unorganised.

The hotel was beautiful, very clean and in a lovely location. My room had a partial view of the Castle. I was however extremely disappointed with the reception staff. They didn't seem to know what they were doing. Chaos!! No organisation when large groups arrived and no consideration that as a single traveller, I was put at the back of the que. There should be n area set aside for large groups arriving, or a dedicated business type checkin. Restaurant staff were efficient.

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

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rose T.
Family
N/A
10 Mar 2015

hospital visit

My cousin had a consultation, at The Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and as we are from Greenock we decided to stay overnight at the Mercure, as there was three of us. We were able to get a bedroom with 3 single beds, it was really big beds were a reasonable distance apart room was very clean we had the good fortune to have a front facing room with excellent view of the castle & other beautiful building staff were really very helpful & pleasant, breakfast lovely, can't praise it enough, we had a second occasion to visit the following week and everything was as the first time, would certainly recommend this hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rose T.
Family
N/A
20 Feb 2015

overnight stay

My cousin had a hospital appointment in Edinburgh infirmary, her sister & I went with her for support, we decided as we had a couple hours traveling, to just stay overnight, I booked this hotel as the reviews were good & its location was just what we were looking for, our stay couldn't have been better, the room which was a three bedroom was really big very clean & comfortableness, the staff were extremely helpful, lovely breakfast, excellent, would go back again hopefully for longer

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Annies
Family
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Samduck
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TimP
Family
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

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
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

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
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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