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24 Royal Terrace

24 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AH Scotland
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24 Royal Terrace is situated on one of Edinburgh’s most iconic Georgian terraces. The 14-bedroom hotel backs onto Calton Hill with commanding views across to the Firth of Forth. Ideally suited to both business and leisure guests, the rooms vary from spacious apartment suites to affordable single rooms. All bedrooms feature en-suite Shower Rooms and our two Superior Double rooms boast luxurious cast iron baths in the bedroom. All bedrooms offer wireless and wired internet connection, have Smart TVs fitted with amplified Soundbars, plus USB power sockets for charging devices. The hotel features a private, original art collection including works by renowned Scottish artist John Bellany. The hotel's bar is a stylish meeting point for guests serving food all day. From Scottish and Continental breakfast in the morning, and a grazing menu in the evening. The whisky bar takes pride of place serving a fine range of whiskies, living up to Royal Terrace’s historical nickname, ‘Whisky Row’.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Ironing service
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Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Bulgarian, Greek, Hungarian and 1 more
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peter293997 wrote a review 23 Feb
Manama, Bahrain18 contributions27 helpful votes
Simply the best hotel in Edinburgh, not Corporate, just extremely well run, brilliant people and an excellent location. Our company have used this hotel for the last6 years and the consistency of the experience is epic. Its a bit like an extended family.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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John O wrote a review Jan 2024
Dublin, Ireland34 contributions67 helpful votes
What a wonderful hotel., with lots of modern art hanging on the walls. Comfortable room, although the only downside is that being a listed building there is no lift/elevator so lots of stairs to climb if you are on the upper floors. Lots of good restaurants nearby as the hotel only serves breakfast and light snacks the remainder of the time. Princess street is a brisk 15 minute walk although there are regular buses going in that direction down the bottom of the terrace. Staff were marvelous, Arturo was very helpful and Tony - a Scottish gem. Do book a whisky tasting with Tony if you ever stay here - highly recommended. Breakfast each morning was exquisite and a great start to the day. Overall a great experience but do book a room on the lower floors if you don't like stairs
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gilly O wrote a review Dec 2023
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This is a fantastic place to stay. Jonathan and his Staff are friendly and attentive, nothing is yo much trouble. The breakfast is the best we've had for a long time . Location is perfect . All in all would recommended. We certainly shall return . But will request a lower floor next time . Thanks for a great stay .
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Julia K wrote a review Dec 2023
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Perfect location for a city break to Edinburgh. Easy to reach by public transport. The room was very quiet and clean, comfortable beds. Everything we needed was there, including cosmetic products. Good selection at breakfast. Staff is very friendly and helpful. A suitcase lost by the airline was kept. I was very satisfied and would come again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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angusbtp wrote a review Dec 2023
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom67 contributions49 helpful votes
Stayed at this very nice Hotel for two nights in early December. Royal Terrace is a very nice location in Edinburgh, but will take about 15 minutes walk to the main Princess Street area. The staff were extremely polite and welcoming. The interior decor was extremely nice and the breakfast area was very pleasant. The cooked breakfast was served to order, and was one of the best Hotel breakfast I have eaten. The down side for me was the extremely small single room. Not much room to hang clothes in the open wardrobe, but for two nights it was adequate. Nice walk-in shower in the small bathroom. The reception staff indicated the they had a larger single room which was already taken by another guest. Overall a nice two day break. I would point out that there is no lift and my room was on the 5th floor.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Bear in mind there is no lift and the Hotel does not serve evening meals...only small snack plates.
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AWKERR wrote a review Dec 2023
United Kingdom10 contributions
Lovely small boutique hotel in the centre of Edinburgh. Staff are very friedly and the food was great. Our room was unique and quirky with a lovely view on the top floor. We would definetley go again
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Date of stay: December 2023
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tex1022 wrote a review Dec 2023
Seattle, Washington3 contributions
We were gifted the experience of a cold when we arrived in London. So Scotland has that up on their southern neighbor. Anyway, we were in the amazing hotel bar enjoying a nightcap and Arturo noticed that we were getting over a cold, he took it upon himself to provide us a magic tea that really helped us out and helped us sleep without annoying our fellow guests. I cannot speak highly enough of Arturo and the rest of the amazing staff at this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rroofus_o8o wrote a review Dec 2023
Lisbon, Portugal22 contributions22 helpful votes
The hotel is beautiful and in a quiet location but still close to all sorts of sights and restaurants. The experience that really sold me on this establishment was Tony, he provided an amazing whisky tasting full of knowledge and really really opened my mind and palate to all five Scottish whisky regions. Absolutely a must do.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do the whisky tasting. You won’t regret it.
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annakZ5275XL wrote a review Dec 2023
Lund, Sweden4 contributions
A hotel with personality combining a modern art gallery style with a Victorian townhouse architecture. Lovely rooms and staff. Great location and tasty breakfast. The whisky selection is superb for a drink in the bar.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Keep the curtains down during cold weather to keep the room warm. Heating works but it is a...
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Shona S wrote a review Nov 2023
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The hotel was within walking distance of playhouse and princess street. Quiet street and lovely hotel. The room was spacious and spotless, loved the decor, bed was very comfortable and bath in the room was pure luxury. Breakfast was one of the best we have had in Edinburgh, ingredients were first class and plenty of it. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming and nothing was a bother to them. Jonathan was so helpful on front desk when we arrived, Peter, who was working at night was good company and told us about his travels. Arturo, was our waiter at breakfast and service was excellent, he also gave us a history lesson about the area which was very informative and interesting. Gold star to everyone.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No lift but to be expected in older buildings but staff willing to carry cases
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about 24 Royal Terrace
Which popular attractions are close to 24 Royal Terrace?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.3 miles), Edinburgh Treasure Hunts (0.2 miles), and Calton Hill (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at 24 Royal Terrace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at 24 Royal Terrace?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at 24 Royal Terrace?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 24 Royal Terrace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mamma Roma, Pera - Turkish Mangal & Meze Bar, and The Shezan Indian Cuisine.
Is 24 Royal Terrace located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 24 Royal Terrace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to 24 Royal Terrace?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.7 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.4 miles), and Gladstone's Land (0.8 miles).