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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Just stayed the one night to visit nearby Christmas market. Great location. Very friendly staff. Good breakfast. A little dated perhaps but still cosy. Ideally located for the shops on Princess Street and 15 mins walk from old town. Our room had great view of the castle.

2Thank Steve G
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

This is my second time of staying here which says it all. The tram from the airport stops almost outside and the view of the Castle from the restaurant must be one of the best in Edinburgh. Very cheerful, friendly and helpful receptionist on arrival. We had a large double room, perhaps a little dated but very comfortable. We enjoyed...

2Thank MDS24
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is a quirky place to stay on Princes Street at an unbelievably good price. It has the atmosphere of a gentleman's club (or at least how I imagine one would be - I've never been to one!). It is an old building but clean, comfortable and well-maintained. The staff could not have been more friendly - even offering to...

2Thank sp1000_12
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2015

we stayed here for one night on the 30th november and were very impressed with the welcome.Unfortunately my wife was taken ill while in the hotel.The staff were excellent and very attentive,They made what was a traumatic time easier, The hotel is situated in the perfect position for visiting this lovely city but what makes it special is its staff.We...

2Thank Laxygirl
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night only, the Hotel is slightly dated and could benefit from a Bathroom update (assuming all are the same) my bathroom was clean, but the shower was more of a "dribble" and the shower screens again need replacing, I find it very annoying that some hotels don't spend money on providing a decent shower Well enough...

2Thank Dazzgedd
Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Booked this hotel via a booking site on the day we decided to stay overnight on a Tuesday in Edinburgh. Couldn't believe our luck at finding a hotel on Princes Street, with breakfast included. Checkin was quick and easy, and the receptionists were very friendly. Our room was on the top floor and it had everything you could need -...

Thank Raistllynn
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Found this on a booking site for an on the day booking. Couldn't believe its location when I arrived. The door is up a red carpet between two shops on Princes Street. At the right time of year it is great value. Give a lovely double room over looking Edinburgh Castle. Very nice breakfast included.

Thank BristolDjp
Ellon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2015

Party of 20 prebooked for lunch.most their first visit to edinburgh. private room with amazing views over the castle. food fantastic and service friendly and very efficient. building located right in the heart of princess street so handy for all and a wee bit shopping after.

1Thank aileen m
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Reviewed 19 November 2015

The location on Princes Street is excellent, with rewarding view of Edinburgh Castle. However, building layout is archaic and with no lobby. Although not advertised as disabled friendly, it really isn't -- someone with a cane would struggle to get past the narrow gap past reception desk; steps before the lifts. Food is pretty good. Here you are paying for...

Thank mrulster
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2015

This hotel has a great location on Princes Street with great views across Princes Gardens to Edinburgh Castle. The rooms are comfortable and the right size, with free WiFi and complimentary water and tea/coffee facilities. Also, with cooked breakfast included this stay was excellent value for money.

Thank OP1129

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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Guest rooms available to members and member-referrals. Function rooms for Conferences, Weddings and Dinner or Lunch parties are available to non-members. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Overseas League

Address: 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: RM412 - RM1,108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Overseas League 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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