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The Royal Scots Club
Ranked #18 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
gateshead
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84 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Stayed here October half term hols for a 4 nights with 12 year old son (mum in law also joined us for first two nights). Both of the rooms we were allocated were on the second floor close to each other despite a very late booking for the second room, both were decorated differently but
very nicely and were very clean. Staff here were very nice and knew which rooms we had as we returned each day, placing our room keys (yes proper keys) on the desk as we entered the door
each evening after our Edinburgh explorations, nice attention to detail I feel. We did not eat in the restaurant in the evening as we arrived on the Saturday and planned to meet a Canadian cousin currently studying at Edinburgh Uni that evening for a meal in the Grassmarket and the restaurant is closed on Sunday evenings. Mum had to leave on the Monday and the rest of our stay was spent eating at various restaurant with my eldest son and his lovely girlfriend, a pretty packed 4 days!! We did eat breakfast every morning in the restaurant which was lovely with a good selection of cold and and excellent choice of cooked all cooked to order (no buffet here thank goodness). Some reviewers have commented on the military theme as a negative but I actually found it quite interesting having had a father who was in the Coldstream Guards (a champion young solider at shooting) and in later life a reservist involved in the Falklands conflict, my youngest son who never met his grandfather also showed a keen interest in the military objects displayed around the hotel. I understand that this hotel is classed in parts as a members club which attracts certain privileges i.e private members and guests only areas (and why not) but I was a little unsure if the guest sign meant hotel guests or members guests causing me to stray into these areas as I like to look around, but no one appeared to object. Being naturally inquisitive mum and I ventured to the newer part of the hotel and discovered a different feel to the older part with a large cellar bar area, function rooms and more bedrooms, no one bothered us and we thoroughly enjoyed our adventure, this is a great place. An added bonus, I know it was October but the weather was kind to us, is the small outdoor decked seating area adjacent to the bar where you can sit with a glass of wine,(smokers do not need to stand out in the street). To conclude I feel that the best asset this hotel has apart from the beautiful building and excellent location not that far from Princes St, is the staff employed there, they are friendly, attentive, courteous and very professional, we cannot wait to go back, not cheap but well worth a visit (try booking .com)

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We had our wedding & reception here & I could not recommend the place highly enough, the staff are all very friendly & extremely helpful, they contributed hugely to a perfect day. The venue is beautiful & if you're looking to get married in central Edinburgh, look no further.

My Wife & I were also invited to try the restaurant prior to the wedding & the food was amazing.

We also stayed at the hotel on our wedding night & the room was stunning.

5/5 all round.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights over a weekend for the wife to go to the Romantic Authors and Readers event and found the hotel to be excelent Value.
Room was large with fourposter bed and very clean.
Breakfast was great and filling for a long day ahead.
Hotel is only a short 5 min stroll to centre of Edinbrugh (princess street).
The feel of this hotel is of an Oficers club/mess which it more than likely wasin the 1930's
staff were all friendly nd polte and if I come back to stay in Edinbrugh I would book again

Room Tip: Room 3 on second floor is large looking out to queens gardens and has fourposter bed
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Three couples stayed at the Royal Scots Club on June 21-22, and we were all pleased with the accommodations & location. Two ground floor double rooms were spacious with large bathrooms; the third room was on the second floor and had a great view of the Firth of Forth, but its size made it less desirable. Breakfast was expensive but well done, except the poached eggs had a bit of a vinegary taste. The staff was very accommodating. The lounge, bar area, terrace and main foyer were very beautiful and well appointed, honoring the Royal Scots nicely.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

We had our wedding reception here and all the guests stayed in the hotel. We couldn't have wished for a more perfect place. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Ayesha the wedding co-ordinator is very professional and made our day perfect....wish we could do it all again. Thank you to all the staff you were fab:)

Mr & Mrs James:)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Suzanne J
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

What a great place! Historical itself and walking distance to Old and New Town attractions. The room was fresh and very clean as well as quiet. The front desk staff, especially Paul, helped us find tickets and transportation. The breakfasts were very good, and the bar staff very friendly and personable. The price is great for such a good location. We would go back!

Room Tip: We had a great room on the second floor with a view over the rooftops. It was something out of Mary...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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stonehaven
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We arrived eventually after I got us lost a few times to a very warm welcome from the receptionist. She was very efficient in booking us in and directing us to our room (num 20) which was very spacious as there was 2 adults and three children. We were there for a 1Direction concert at Murrayfield She booked us a Taxi which was prompt and got us there on time. On returning to the hotel we filled the parking meter on the street so we did not have to get up to early. The breakfast was very good with lots of choice and my Grandson (aged 6)decided he would like to stay a bit longer until we reminded him that all good things must come to an end.
I will be sure to recommend this lovely venue to my friends.

Room Tip: For a family you cant go wrong with room 20.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Royal Scots Club

Property: The Royal Scots Club
Address: 30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#60 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Scots Club 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in one of Edinburgh's finest Georgian streets this is a rare combination, the charm of a country house hotel with a cosy club atmosphere. Founded in 1919 as a tribute to those who fell in The Great War The Royal Scots Club is proud of its heritage. Courtesy, personal service and warm hospitality are at the very heart of the Club. ... more   less 
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