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The Royal Scots Club
Ranked #20 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Fife, Scotland
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149 reviews
72 hotel reviews
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“Still as good as the last time”
Reviewed 18 May 2009

This is the second time I've reviewed this, and one year on it is still as good as the first time.

This time the room was only £95. The room was at the front this time. This has the advantage that you overlook Queen St gardens, but the disadvantage that it is a lot noisier than rooms at the back.

Service and breakfast remain excellent.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2009

Large spacious rooms with big beds. A taste of old world charm and character. Good location within 5 minutes walk of main shops on Princess Street. Tasty breakfast as well. For the money £100/night you can't beat it!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2009

Well situated in the centre of Edinburgh, 10 minutes walk from the station. The staff were helpful and we were upgraded free of charge to a room with a four-poster bed on our arrival. The room was spacious with a comfortable bed and chaise-lounge and view that over looked a park. Low speed wi-fi was available and this made an excellent base to explore the city.

As this hotel is adjoined to the Royal Scots Club my fiancee didn't feel entirely comfortable with the gentlemen's club atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank JasonPeligro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2008

I booked the Royal Scots Club for a Halloween break and was really pleased with the price, especially when compared with the accommodation deals in larger hotels along Prince's Street.
On arrival we were upgraded to a four poster bed room, and although we had a bit of a climb up the stairs, the room was comfortable and pleasant to spend time in. The hotel was really convenient for both the New Town and Prince's Street but also quiet at night. Ladies, one note - this is a gentlemen's club and as such the soap/shampoo provided are slightly 'unfeminine' in smell!
Breakfasts were fine and we did feel uncomfortable with the dress code in public areas - overall I enjoyed the idea of something different with a sense of history.
The Club was pleasantly busy at night with meetings/parties, and we had a lovely sense of being away from the tourist trail (without disturbing noise).
I would recommend this as a place to stay if you do not mind walking a bit and would like something different...

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Reviewed 12 August 2008

Good location , over the hill from Princes Street .....though this hill is a bit steep for a short while and would be tricky for people with walking problems. Whole hotel is spotlessly clean and furnished in quite a grand and traditional style. Fabulous soft white , large bathroom towels , Molten Brown shower and hair "stuff" and a superb power shower. On the down side , the Scottish breakfast is poor with very bland sausages, bacon and black pudding . A better alternative is to order 2 poached eggs with smoked salmon and wholemeal brown toast. William at reception was utterly charming and helpfull.

  • Liked — bathroom with power shower, thick towels and high quality bath products
  • Disliked — poor tasteless sausages, bacon and black pudding despite fantastic local Scottish produce
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 August 2008

My husband and I stayed for one night at the hotel to attend my Graduation Ball in Edinburgh. From the moment we arrived we were treated to a wonderful experience. The staff were friendly and discreet. The room was sumptuous and elegant, and the breakfast was perfectly cooked.
It was so nice to escape the sound of mobile phones when enjoying a drink in the lounge as the use of them is frowned upon.
We were so impressed that we are applying for membership so we can take advantage of the wonderful facilities that the hotel affords.
The dress code adds to the feeling of old fashioned values, and after all, isn't it nice to dress up once in a while?

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Stirling
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2007

Nice hotel although we had a BIG let down in the morning when we were told we couldn't enter the dining room for breakfast because we had jeans on...very disappointing, we heard the breakfast was great...and of course we had payed for it! Maybe this should be advertised when booking? We weren't prepared for formal dress at breakfast although we had been to a Céilidh the night before but we weren't going to change back into our glad rags again....

A nice stay and location was fab!
but we went home hungry!! ;-(

  • Liked — Nice big room and very clean
  • Disliked — not getting breakfast!
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled on business
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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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