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All reviews queen street gardens jacket and tie private park four poster bed kippers quiet street princes street full scottish breakfast room was large comfortable hotel lovely room central edinburgh few minutes walk would definitely stay here again breakfast was excellent enjoyable stay train station
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Reviewed 7 March 2010

We arrived at the hotel on New Years day late in the evening. It is in New Town but within easy reach of the center and all the sights. It's at a safe distance from the hustle and bustle so that peace and quiet are guaranteed. They had a full house so we were given room 15 which must be the smallest and most shabby room of the hotel. It was so disappointing that my heart dropped as soon as I entered the room. When I asked for a change, the receptionist told us that we could move to a better one not until the next day. We spend our first night in room 15 and next morning we were moved to room 6. Significant improvement! No 6 is on the second floor and overlooks the street and the park. It was spacious and it had a very comfortable huge bed. On the other hand, closet space was tiny, the overall air of the room felt stuffy and outdated due to the somewhat dirty carpet and the not so well preserved old furniture. I know that it's old and original but I could see the signs of neglect. The bathroom was a good size but it too showed signs of neglect (see pictures). The day of our departure a crew of workers moved in the hotel to start renovation works so I expect it will be improved.
Breakfast was prepared within minutes of order but it didn't have much variety. We only had breakfast in the hotel and never had problems with the dress code. All members of staff were excellent to the point of being obliging. Check-in and check-out were swift and with no problems.
Last but not least, I want to point out that Booking.com offers this hotel at a very high price. I reserved a room using the hotel's own site at a fraction of the price. Paid 88 GBP/night breakfast included.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank eleniaggeliki
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Reviewed 24 February 2010

Just got back from 2 nights at the Royal Scots Club, this is a very good place to stay, staff were very welcoming and helpful, room was one of the best l have stopped in for a long time. very light and airy, overlooking the roof tops of Edninburgh towards the Firth of Forth, breakfast was very good, with a choice of dishes, which were served hot, a nice dinning room, would recomend this if you are prepared to dress in an acceptable way, no shorts or jeans etc, there is no lift, but plans are being made to install one. Handy for the Royal mile and Princess street about a 10min walk.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Theairman
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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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