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All reviews queen street gardens jacket and tie private park members club four poster bed kippers quiet street princes street full scottish breakfast room was large comfortable hotel lovely room central edinburgh high ceilings few minutes walk would definitely stay here again breakfast was excellent
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Reviewed 24 December 2009

Booked the hotel for visit to the Tattoo, We were a little worried about the formality reading some of the other reviews but found the "rules" totally relaxed. Our room was at the back of the hotel and very quiet, not an overlarge room but with the comfortable surrounding you only used it to sleep so not a problem, bathroom and toiletries supplied very good. Front desk staff very helpful checking flights and tours on the internet.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank celesoft
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Reviewed 16 November 2009

We stayed 4 nights at this very quiet and peaceful club (also open to the public) in late November. Excellent full Scottish breakfasts and we had a very comfortable room on 2nd floor (no lift!!) with lovely views of the Firth of Forth. Bedside lighting was rather dim but otherwise would recommend. Ironing boards in all rooms very useful. 10-15 minute walk to Princes Street and all shops. Free wireless internet.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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Thank acn0202
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Reviewed 29 October 2009

hello, i only stayed here one night but i can give the following details of my opinion of this accomodation, its in a street that runs parallel to princes street, from princes street to this hotel it takes 6 or 7 minutes to walk , there are lovely gardens between this hotel and prices street so its peaceful and quiet and pretty the gardens have benches and large trees.On the way from princes street to this hotel you pass over george street and queen street where there are lots of nice restaurants .In the hotel itself, the rooms are old fashioned but clean and comfortable ,the price is very good compared to many other central hotels,breakfast is included in the price and its a real treat in a dining room that has old solid wood features wedgewood crockery a really good choice of foods and good service excellent standard i would say.I had scrambled eggs with oak smoked scotish salmon filter coffe freshly squeezed orange juice toast and butter and a breakfast roll ,FAB, my wife had sausage bacon black pudding grilled tomato and mushrooms and baked beans,you order this from a menu that has four or five other choices including loch fyne kippers, you can self serve cereal dried fruit, prunes , fresh fruit.With the old fashioned decor comes old fashioned rules ..you must wear a shirt and tie and jacket for dinner in the evening and no jeans allowed in the dining room not even at breakfast time there,s a sign up on the door saying what the dress restrictions are , i really dislike this invasion of my choice but i conformed and im glad i did because the dining room for breakfast is something you dont want to miss if you stay here.Its a hotel come club so there are club members who dress up in blue blazers with military insignia etc and the decor and artwork on display is all military too but hey its nice and worth a look just to see a bit of the history of the royal scots brigade.Its not a place for young people .Peace and quiet and manners are the order of the day in a friendly relaxed way.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank terance
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Reviewed 2 October 2009

I booked a room at The Royal Scots Club through laterooms.com and thought it was a reasonable rate for a room in a convenient location of the city until we saw the room, and we were caught totally off guard.. It was the "Mews Cottage" which is inconveniently located a long block and half around the back of the hotel with an outside door double locked . On check- in the receptionist tried to convince us that it was very nice roomy and private...sure. All the windows and the front door faced a construction dumpster which a worker had still been loading on our first afternoon's stay. Even with closed windows it was very noisy. The front desk was helpful enough with other things but would not give us another room in the hotel even though we would have paid extra for another room within the hotel . They certainly would not have been able to re-rent this Mews Cottage so easily. You cannot access the hotel through the back door unless someone walks down 3 flightsof steep stairs and opens it, and the staff seems very limited since no one was ever available. The alley which we had to walk around was not well lighted and so dark in the evening that we carried a flashlight. Taxi drivers had to stop at the front of the hotel to get exact directions to drive around to the back to access the Mews Cottage. The 2 bedroom apartment may work nicely for a family since it was neat and clean but was definitely not an enjoyable stay for my husband and me.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LindaDB
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Reviewed 9 August 2009

Booked the hotel for our annual visit to the Tattoo, Previous stays have been at Radisson or similar but the price hike due to festival got too much (£240 night) The Royal Scots club charged £130 a night and offered a much better experience. We were a little worried about the formality reading some of the other reviews but found the "rules" totally relaxed , people in the breakfast room in jeans and sweatshirts, enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of the library and reading room where you could sit and read through a good selection of current magazines and daily newspapers. Our room was at the back of the hotel and very quiet, not an overlarge room but with the comfortable surrounding you only used it to sleep so not a problem, bathroom and toiletries supplied very good. Front desk staff very helpful checking tours on the internet and ringing bus companies on our behalf. Have provisionally booked for next year.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank FourFriends
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