£42.86 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 21 Apr 2014 Check-out 22 Apr 2014

Royal British Hotel

3 stars
20 Princess Street, --, Edinburgh, EH2 2AN
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
58 reviews
Excellent

Stayed for 3 nights and have no complaints at all about this Hotel. Great location, clean,... See full review

  • jm LDN
  • 20 Jun 2013
Amazing location, awesome staff, just what we were hoping for

This hotel has been great for our 6 night stay. Location is near everything. No matter which way... See full review

  • Dpaigej
  • 13 Apr 2013
Historic hotel close to rail station and Edinburgh attractions

Royal British Hotel, on world famous Princes Street, meets the needs of both business and leisure visitors. The hotel, located less than 400 yards from Waverley Station, offers convenient access to many of the city's most famous attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Galleries, the Festival Hall, and the Old and New Towns. Guests choose from 72 bedrooms on five floors, as well as five executive rooms and six suites. Glendale Restaurant and Bar, situated on the first floor, affords views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street.

Highlights
  • Close to business and tourist districts
  • Choice of formal or informal dining
  • Free Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Executive rooms and suites available
Rooms

Royal British Hotel offers 72 bedrooms on five floors, including 61 standard rooms (17 single, 28 twin, six double, one quad, and nine triple rooms). Five executive rooms, six suites, and several smoking rooms are also available. Amenities include 24-hour room service, same-day laundry service, and free wireless Internet access. Most rooms offer excellent views over downtown Edinburgh.

Features

Princes Street Coffee House offers premium coffee and a wide selection of Paninis, sandwiches, pastries, and ice cream in contemporary surroundings on the ground floor. The stylish Glendale Restaurant and Bar, situated on the first floor, serves breakfast (from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.), lunch, and dinner. Heidi's Pantry offers snacks, high teas, bar lunches, and suppers at any time of day. Business travelers make use of four conference rooms and a variety of syndicate rooms.

Transportation
  • Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.1 mi/13 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Royal Mile (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Old Town (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • National Museum of Scotland (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Usher Hall (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Arthur's Seat (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
Business
  • Four conference rooms accommodate 350 people
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.0 mi/1.6 km)
  • Business and financial district (0.8 mi/1.4 km)

Royal British Hotel Rooms

Twin Room
Twin Room offers 2 single beds along with Bathroom amenities, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board on request, Laundry service, Room service, Telephone, Tea and coffee making facilities.
Single Room
Single Room offers 1 single bed along with Bathroom amenities, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board on request, Laundry service, Room service, Telephone, Tea and coffee making facilities.
Double Room
Double Room Offers 1 double bed along with Bathroom amenities, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board on request, Laundry service, Room service, Telephone, Tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed
Brailled elevators

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Hotel Map

55.9532 -3.1907
Area served
Basing yourself with us in Edinburgh lets you explore the rest of Scotland.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport.
Area description
The Royal British Hotel is among the shops of the famous Princes Street in central Edinburgh. The lounge and restaurant have superb views of Edinburgh Castle.

Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.3 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.3 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.3 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.3 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.3 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.3 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.4 mi
  • People's Story: 0.4 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.4 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.5 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.6 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.6 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.6 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.7 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.7 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.7 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.7 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.7 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.8 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.8 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.9 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.9 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.9 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1 mi
  • Lochrin: 1 mi
  • Easter Road: 1 mi
  • The Grange: 1 mi
  • Dean Village: 1 mi
  • Marchmont: 1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.1 mi
  • Sciennes: 1.1 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.1 mi

Dining

On-Site Dining
Situated on the first floor the Glendale Restaurant and Bar offer stunning views of the Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. The Glendale bar is perfect rendezvous for pre dinner drinks serving a wide range of beverages to suit all testes. The bright airy Glendale restaurant is stylish and is open for breakfast (Continental or Full Scottish Breakfast served from 7.30 until 10.00am), Lunch and Dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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 (58)

Ratings and reviews for Royal British Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
58 out of 58
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Southern Anglophile
Tennessee.
16 Dec 2013

Convenient Location

The hotel facilities were fine but aging with a couple of exceptions. Due to the fact that several restaurants/clubs are located on or near the hotel and there is only one elevator, you will probably have to travel via the stairs on most trips to your room. In addition, it was more than a bit disconcerting to find a sign opposite the bathroom sink that said that the water was not drinkable. Fortunately, the hotel did provide a bottle of water each day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

4
wanderer returns
scotland
20 Nov 2013

excellent location

excellent location, staff friendly, room good but bathroom a little tired, shower poor but would go back. SUPER price****

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

4
oggie
southampton england
20 Sep 2013

royal british hotel

more than happy to go back again very pleasant staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Jess Pettit
Galax, Virginia
6 Sep 2013

3 Night Stay

I didn't stay in my hotel much, I was too busy exploring! But I loved that the staff provided a kettle with tea and hot chocolate and water bottles for my stay. I loved the location and view. The room was nice and comfortable with good lighting. I can see myself staying here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Royal Mile, you can spend days on that alone! Try World's End Bar Fish & Chips and go to the Castle. Amazing and worth it!

Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

1
glyssette
santa Fe
11 Aug 2013

Extremely Dirty!!

Since we made our reservations through Orbtz, they gave us the worst room they had!! The guy at the lobby told us that!... We received an ultra dirty room, with an unflushed WC, a non working phone, non working lights (they had to send somebody to change the bulbs)... since they couldn´t make the phone work, they changed our room to a "better one" but it was dirty as well, the trash bin, was completely full (the cleaning lady missed to empty it).. the carpet eeewwwww, you wouldn´t want to step on it on bare foot!!... the cleaning lady never bothered to shake the sheets ( If you want to make your bed properly you have to shake it out first, to get rid of unwanted objects like hairs).... The location is the best (but there are a lot of hotels in the same Street, it´s not the only one there)... So, you have to decide if you can stand so much dirt because of the location or not!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Bluenose.
Renfrew
24 Jun 2013

Great location for everything could not get better

We did a lot sight seeing and traveling around Edinburgh .So location was very important This hotel suited us down to the ground.Would certainly go back again hope the refurbishment will have been finished Mind you the work did not spoil our break

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

5
jm LDN
UK
20 Jun 2013

Excellent

Stayed for 3 nights and have no complaints at all about this Hotel. Great location, clean, comfortable rooms, friendly staff. Would recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Rome, Italy
13 Jun 2013

Well located but be careful!

We stayed three nights at this hotel and had two problems. First, there were four consecutive false fire alarms in the middle of the second night we were there. Second, and more serious, when we checked out we accidentally left behind in the room two ladies’ blouses. We called the hotel the next day but were told there was no one available from housekeeping to ask at that time but they promised to call us back after checking. We received no reply so we called back the following day and received the same answer and another assurance they would call us back but we received no response. We can only assume the items were stolen by the staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Two nice places to eat in Edinburgh in the center of the New Town: The Dogs and Urban Angel, both on Hanover Street near Queen Street. Excellent food, staff, and good value.

Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

2
GMScott
NM
6 Jun 2013

Stay in the city

It was nice, but the beds are hard and very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Royal British Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Maffia
Cannock
28 May 2013

Great for us

Bargain price, was being refurbished at time but didn't effect us. We had a refurbished room which was a pleasant surprise.

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