4.5 out of 5

"Very central. 2 minutes away from train station and Princes St " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 01 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the bar at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a bar and breakfast (surcharge). Built in 2013, this hotel has 208 rooms over 7 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • All rooms offer flat-screen TVs, Egyptian cotton sheets and rainfall showerheads
  • Free WiFi
  • Relax with a drink at the lobby lounge
  • Continental breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include multilingual staff, a lift and coffee/tea in a common area
  • Guests speak favourably about the comfortable guestrooms and the location's nightlife
  • Steps from Princes Street and St. Giles' Cathedral
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Classic Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£104 per night

Basic Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room With View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal ratings based on 14 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

Everyone (13) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Location was totally accessible to all we wanted to see and do.

Posted by on 29 Apr 2019

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5 out of 5
Excellent in every regard. Very convenient location for Railway Station Princes Street and tourist attractions. Reception staff very friendly knowledgeable and polite. Paid a few more pounds for a room with a view overlooking Princes Street Gardens which was great with the Christmas Market fairground etc going on. Room was double glazed which meant very quiet despite being on a busy junction and bathroom spacious and all spotlessly clean. Able to leave bags in their left luggage room when checking out which was a great bonus and we were able to check in much earlier than the stated time as our room was ready. Would not hesitate in staying there again!!

Posted by on 6 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5

Great location

Very central. 2 minutes away from train station and Princes St

Posted by , from Cork Ireland on 1 Aug 2018

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4 out of 5


I needed somewhere for an overnight stay and this was perfectly adequate and staff were friendly. The room was comfortable and modern. The only odd thing was the height of the plugs in the room, so when I tried to boil the kettle, the cable wasn’t long enough so I had to find a a stool in the room to sit it on - which I thought was inconvenient and a bit odd.

Posted by , from edinburgh on 24 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel and very good stadd

I really enjoyed my stay at your premises . Your staff were very nice and helpful . They made our stay very comfortable . But maybe you guys could provide complementary waters in the room . :)

Posted by , from oxford on 18 Dec 2017

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5 out of 5

Another excellent stay at a great central hotel

Have been staying at this hotel for a few years now and would highly recommend. Hotel is clean, staff friendly and great location

Posted by on 22 Apr 2017

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4 out of 5

Central to everything you need and want

This hotel is modern, clean and comfortable. The location is ideal, you can walk to anywhere you need to and there's a bus stop close by which takes you directly to the airport. Seconds away from a train station, minutes from the royal mile. Perfect for a tourist and also convenient for business. I would happily return. The only thing which I would improve on is the breakfast, an option for a cooked breakfast would make this the perfect hotel. Hotel staff are polite and helpful.

Posted by , from Birmingham on 16 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 13 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Wir kamen spät mit dem Zug von London in Edinburgh an und waren froh um die zentrale Lage (gleich neben dem Bahnhof). Ein super netter Barkeeper machte uns spät ein Toast und führte uns in die Whiskey-Kultur ein ...

Posted by on 4 Aug 2018

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4 out of 5
Schönes Hotel um Die Stadt zu entdecken.

Posted by , from Zürich Swiss on 26 Sep 2017

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Property Features

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in common area. Public spaces have free WiFi. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. The business-friendly Motel One Edinburgh-Royal also features express check-out and a lift. This Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 208 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 2013
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.4 km / 8.3 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal offers 208 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

One Lounge – This lobby lounge only serves light fare.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: GBP 5 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 9.50 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 5 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Motel One Edinburgh-Royal Hotel
  • Motel One Hotel
  • Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
  • Motel One
  • Motel One Edinburgh-Royal Scotland

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.