Hotel Royal British 3 Stars

  20 Princes Street - EH2 2AN - Edinburgh, United Kingdom View Map
Location: Old Town - New Town

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Works are taking place on all areas of the hotel, floors will be blocked off during works and scaffolding will be in place on the outside of the hotel. Completion is expected in summer 2010 but no confirmed date advised yet. An Edinburgh institution, the Royal British still offers comfort in an unbeatable
This hotel is situated on Edinburgh's famous Princes Street opposite the grand North Bridge.

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Hotel Details


The hotel is has a small lobby area which is modern in design.


From the front entrance it is only possible to see a doorway, with stairs leading up to the reception. A lift has now been installed to reach the reception on the first floor.


The bedrooms are well equipped and there are some suites. All rooms are in good condition although are relatively basically furnished. All are small to medium in size.


The eating area has recently been renovated and offers great views over Princes Street to the Old Town opposite. There is also a bar which is popular in the evenings.

Hotel facilities

  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Lifts 1
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 12:00
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Lightboard available
  •  Projector available
  •  Meeting room
  •  Other Facilities TV, VIDEO
  •  Single rooms 17
  •  Twin rooms 31
  •  Double rooms 8
  •  Triple rooms 9

Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Royal British offers a laundry service. Guests have access to an overhead projector to better support meetings, etc.. There is a projector available for the use in meetings. The hotel offers business facilities.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Radio
  •  Movies

The Hotel Royal British offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Hotel Royal British rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests. The Hotel Royal British offers a movie service.

 Public transport

  • Airport: EDI
  • Time to the Airport: 30 MIN
  • Railway Station: EDINBURGH WAVERLEY
  • Distance from the airport: 8 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 1 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 5 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Killamarsh Sheffield, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4/5 More Details

Royal british hotel edinburgh

The hotel is under a refurbishment program allthough this is suspended for the summer season so no disruption.we had a newly refurbished room which was very nice and comfortable.the breakfast is not large but is adequate the cooked part is not a buffet and served to you the buffet part is the usual ceral,fruit yogarts etc and is all ok.i would use the hotel again.



Co. Dublin, Ireland

Very Good: 3.6/5 More Details

Royal british edinburgh

Excellent location - staff very friendly and helpful.
excellent breakfast - lunch very poor.
room clean but could do with updating.

Cirencester, United Kingdom

Good: 3.4/5 More Details

Tattoo week

A good hotel but having to carry luggage from car park
not good for elders.
it lacks a drop off point or porters to help elderly.
we enjoyed our stay food very good & would use again.

Swansea, United Kingdom

Good: 3.5/5 More Details

Edinburgh wedding

Having being invited to a local wedding the hotel was ideal as it fullfilled all my requirments, very central, as a single traveler a really good price,good facilities, and very clean.

Cork, Ireland

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Edinburgh experience

Very central, a bit disappointed with the approach to the reception and rooms, quite old, but everyone were exceptionally friendly and the room had everything. must say couldn't have been better and location was perfect.

York, United Kingdom

Good: 3.3/5 More Details

Girlie stay!

No frills stay in edinburgh! does exactly what is says on the tin. if you're looking for somewhere to lay your head between shopping and drinking then this is as good a hotel as any. perfect location.

Ayr, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.3/5 More Details

Location location location

This hotels location is the best thing about it. perfect spot right in the heart of the city, convenient for all the attractions. clean enough, friendly, helpful staff. only downside of the location is the noise which is pretty awful, especially if you get a room facing onto princes street. my only gripe is that my three bed room had gaps between the windows and the window frames which not only made an awful racket, it was freezing. in summer, with earplugs, highly recommended if looking for prime location on a budget.



Weymouth, United Kingdom

Good: 3.1/5 More Details

First edinburgh experience

This was our first experience of edinburgh & we had chosen the hotel on the internet. the position was brilliant for all local attractions, shopping, restaurants & bars, all within easy walking distance. however, we were disappointed with the general look of the hotel & 1st impressions were that it was rather shabby. the executive double was very spacious & could have been made more comfortable with new furniture & furnishings.



Grantham, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.8/5 More Details

1 night business trip

The hotel is 3 minutes walk from waverley station. there are loads of stairs to climb if you don't have all day to wait for the eccentric lift. the decor is tired. my room was more than adequate. the tv, kettle and shower all worked. the price was pretty good by city standards. the reception staff were very helpful - they looked after my bag all day after i checked out. breakfast was good, but i felt i might be told to eat everything up before i'd be allowed to leave! i didn't use any of the other facilities.



Cannock, United Kingdom

Average: 2.3/5 More Details

Two days in edinburgh

We arrived at the royal british on princes street monday morning, 11th august. the entrance has an awkward step which several people were tripping over. the receptionist was pleasant, informative and efficient.

the room was classed as an "executive" room and was a huge disappointment. the hotel is 4 star and at near £150 a night is not good value. no sports facilities, no mini bar. seven tv channels with unbelieveably poor reception. no air conditioning, no soundproofing.

the room was in desperate need of a makeover. smelly curtains, stained carpets, old bed, very very 1930's.

breakdfast the next morning was a delight, but didn't make up for the continual noise from princes street.



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