We booked the Royal Scots Club to stay for my wife's birthday, it was our 2nd visit the last being 4 years ago. We booked the 4 poster room, initially for 2 nights but we got a 3rd night for £12 (total) inc breakfast so felt it was very good value for such a calibre of room which worked out at £112 per night for 3 nights. The room was spacious and well kept with good views towards Queen Street gardens. Only minus point was I felt it could have done with another radiator, the room was not cold but not roasting either. Unlike a previous reviewer we didn't hear any undue external noise and we also were at the front of the building. We ate in the restaurant on the Saturday evening and the meal was lovely, 3 courses inc bottle of wine - £54 very good value. Sarah, the waitress, was very attentive.
The bar is just off the lounge and as the hotel was quiet you have to ask the receptionist to have bar staff attend. Emma the barmaid was really nice and pleasant, she also organised an ice bucket for the birthday champagne and further went to the trouble to get strawberries for the glasses, very nice example of staff going the extra mile.
The hotel has a military background and is full of photographs of former Royal Scots of all ranks, my own personal interest is my Gt Grandfather served in the Royal Scots in WW1 and was KIA at The Somme. We met a Finnish army Captain and his wife who were dining at the next table and spent a very enjoyable evening with them after dinner in the lounge.
The RSC is also excellently located for visiting the attractions of central Edinburgh, all you need is within walking distance.
Another example of good customer relations is after we left I realised I had left some documents in the room next to the safe I phoned Aurore, the Receptionist to see if they were still there and she phoned back to say they had been found and would send them to me, which she did. Aurore is a lovely French lass who also took the time to chat with my wife which she undertook her reception duties.
There is no private parking and you have to park in street, it is currently £2 per hour Monday to saturday on Abercromby Place but if you head 100 yards to the right turn left down to next street it is £1.20 per hour Monday to Friday, beware the blue meanies hunt in packs here!
We hope to return to stay at RSC again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Scots Club Hotel Edinburgh
- The Royal Scots Hotel
- Royal Scots Hotel
- The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh, Scotland