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The Rutland Hotel
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    Reviewed 2 September 2011

    We moved here after a very unsatisfactory couple of days at the Roxburghe. The Rutland was really exactly what we needed. The room was a good size, with all the amenities we needed - the jacuzzi was a great treat - and beautifully designed. The staff were always helpful and friendly, and the couple of nights we ate in the restaurant were without fault. The 20% reduction for hotel guests was a very welcome touch which I don't know why all hotels don't imitate. As another reviewer suggested, this is really what all boutique hotels should aspire to, and it was really very reasonable in price.

    Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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    IMRDEdinburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Rutland Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2011

    Thanks for your review. We're pleased that you were able to enjoy the remainder of your stay in Edinburgh with us. The Restaurant is lovely and serves fantastic locally sourced food - glad that you got to experience it, especially with the 20% discount! We hope to see you again soon!

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    Reviewed 2 September 2011

    We stayed at the Rutland during the Edinburgh festival. We were in what they call a standard room. In fact, ours was the one that is pictured when you go to the hotel website and put in standard (greenish decor). We go to Edinburgh every year and each year, try out a new hotel. For those not familiar with Edinburgh-it is divided in to two parts--the old part, where the Castle is located and something they call 'new' town, which is over on the more shopping commercial area (Princess street area). Both are quite nice and even in the new town area, you can walk fairly easily to the old town. We've stayed in the old town area and new town and for us, it has been fairly similar except for hotels. Some are just convenient--such as the Radisson. Some had really lovely rooms, like Prestonfield or Tigerlily. The Rutland was a bit of a mix. We liked it, but did not love it and likely would not return but to be fair to them, it was less about that hotel and more that we just preferred others. Firstly, the hotel is now located in what use to be a pub which had a rather colourful past. The hotel itself is right across from the older Caledonian and right near the prominent Traverse Theater. You are about a 15 min walk to the Castle and a 5 min walk to the start of Princess Street. You enter the hotel from the side. It is a small but nice lobby. We came late but immediately had a warm welcome from a fab receptionist (wish I remembered her name) who showed us to our room. The door locks at night after a certain hour so you are given a fob which allows you to gain access from the street as well as the bar. There is an elevator which goes to the 2nd floor and then for a good number of the rooms, stairs to the higher floor. The receptionist helped us with luggage so for those with limited mobility, just request a 1st or 2nd floor room. The only difficulty with the 3rd floor is if you cannot walk up the stairs. If it is a matter of luggage and not being able to carry, they will help so don't worry. The rooms are nicely decorated, great bathrooms and an okay size (not great, but okay). Beds were comfortable and there is an attempt at making the rooms sound proof (inner glass/plastic barrier before window). We still heard a bit of street noise but it was very faint. Others talked about the banging doors, that is true but didn't bother us. Door are quite heavy and do close with a thud but it did not disturb us. Nice touches are the toiletries from Scotland, very nice. Bed very comfortable. We have a few issues arise during our stay, one of which was our fault (did not switch rooms on the day we were meant to) and they handled it seamlessly. So again, all in all, a good experience but for the cost of the room and the size, etc...for boutique hotels, I still prefer the tigerlilly. One thing, though, that I did like is that the bar at the Rutland, unlike the Tigerlily, actually had a much calmer vibe. It was not such a scene so when you came back at night, you could actually get a drink and a seat, that was a plus. Our only one issue is that we had a rather serious complaint about food in the bar area and although we raised it at the time and wrote to the hotel after, no one ever returned out email or called as they said they would, which given the fact we did not make a big deal of it at the time or even after (outside of raising it with the hotel itself) is extremely disappointing.....

    Room Tip: if mobility is an issue, get a room on floors 1 or 2 but avoid above the bar area....
    • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 23 August 2011

    We stayed at The Rutland Hotel from 18th-20th August, in Room 12 (The red Junior Suite). First impressions of the hotel were fantastic. It was perfectly located just off Princes Street, within five minutes walk of the famous Rose Street (good for bars) and within a ten minute walk of the Old Town. The decor of the property was completely our style - chic, sophisticated yet quirky. We fell in love the second we walked in! We were shown to our room on the top floor (note there were more steps beyond where the lift could take you) and were completely blown away when we got to our room. I'd requested a chilled bottle of Sancerre but in addition to this they had also placed a bottle of bubbly - such a thoughtful touch! The room was amazing - large bed beautifully decorated with a rose and petals. My partner sheepishly admitted this was not at his request but at the discretion of the hotel - amazing! The wonderful Liz gave us a tour of the rooms gadgets and gizmos - of which there were many, including surround sound in the bathroom! We had a fabulous jacuzzi bath and separate shower. I think it's worth mentioning the plastic cord on the shower over the bath was slightly perished and therefore it couldn't be hung properly on it's little holder. The shower also seemed to leak slightly from the right side. Nothing major but worth mentioning for the hotel's benefit alone. It's also worth mentioning our room had excellent air conditioning and a lovely view of the castle from a small window as I don't think all rooms offer this.

    We had trouble getting the iPod dock to work, within five minutes Liz was back and heroically managed to fix/replace the iPod dock - nothing was too much. We enjoyed the trademark muffins which were delicious. We ate in their restaurant the first night and even though it was just the two of us we had a large booth with a panoramic view of Edinburgh and the castle - it was just a perfect ambience and the food was lovely - 20% off the food bill was a bonus, too!

    I've stayed in a lot of five star establishments but never have I received this level of treatment from staff - they deliver everything they promise and so much more. We'd love to return in the near future!

    • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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    IMRDEdinburgh, Public Relations Manager at The Rutland Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2011

    So pleased that you enjoyed your special stay with us. We pride ourselves on offering personal and professional service - I'm delighted that we were able to make your stay a memorable one. We are getting the shower leak looked at - thanks for pointing that out too. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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    Reviewed 22 August 2011

    I hope I get this right. We flew from Vancouver to Amsterdam and then Amsterdam to Edinburgh in one go. Two days at the Rutland got us oriented and over the jet lag. It's wonderfully situated at the end of Princes Street and central to most everything. The hotel is small but delightfully designed and decorated. it verges on the whimsical. The staff are excellent and helpful. There are nice touches like the muffins in the room and the bottle of Prosecco. If you are a fan of Ian Rankin and the Rebus novels then the Caledonia Hotel is right across the street. We simply had to go over and have a drink in the bar and raise a glass to Rebus.
    Minor inconveniences were what we ran into throughout Europe. The rooms generally are small and if you are travelling with six week's worth of luggage it's a struggle to find where to put stuff and how to access it. Also there's this continental habit of the bed having a duvet but no top sheet. Keep the duvet on and its too hot, throw it off and it's too cold.
    We were up on the the third or fourth floor with a nice view. Unfortunately the lift only goes to floor 2 so it's a struggle with cases on narrow corridors with stairs here and there. I might add that the staff were more than willing to deal with cases but that took time and I'm a bit of an impatient sort.
    We didn't have breakfast so cannot comment. The muffin provided and coffee was about our normal morning intake.
    All in all, we would certainly recommend the Rutland. It's a bit different, quirky and fun. The service is excellent and the location perfect.

    • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 22 August 2011

    The staff at this hotel are extremely nice and helpful. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Nice to have tea and coffee making facilities. The basin in the bathroom leaked, and this was not fixed during our two night stay. A hand towel was wrapped around it to stop the water running on the floor. We ate in the restaurant, and it was a lovely meal. We had a discount of 20% which was welcome. We stayed in room three on the second floor. The booming of the music from the cellar nightclub was quite annoying in the early hours of Sunday morning. The excellent staff and comfortable bed, together with clean and well decorated room, made this a very pleasant stay. The location at the end of Princess Street was ideal, and close proximity to the castle and Royal Mile was also good. Ryans bar and cafe opposite the hotel was a nice place to have breakfast.

    Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor in room three. The noise from the nightclub was unacceptable.
    • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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