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Royal Ettrick Hotel
Ranked #128 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Frome, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“In need of some basic maintenance”
Reviewed 30 April 2013

We were in room 12, the extractor fan in the bathroom was broken, so was the glass in the (beautiful) porthole window, not attended to when we reported it to reception. Only one pillow on the bed. Rather than spending so much money on massive flat screen TVs (they were everywhere!) maybe some general maintenance would be better. One teabag in a pot is a bit tight and the coffee is not good. Overall not value for money, rating would be "average" if reception had agreed to reduce the price due to the above problems. Friends staying at the same time reported similar issues.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor are not suitable for anyone over 5ft tall.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

stayed one night for business. got a ground floor internal room. long and narrow with a skylight, but no window. mechanism to close blind on skylight broken, so woke up with the sun. There is no thermostat on the shower, so difficult to get temperature right. Breakfast v. limited. Cereal, a few yogurts and some tinned fruit. hotel decor is basic and tired. So Ok for one night, but not tecommended.

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Grantown-on-Spey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Best hotel in Edinburgh,excellent. Friendly staff,great food and drink, as a son of Edinburgh,for me this is without doubt the best hotel iv stayed in ,I have no hesitation in recommending this Hotel and its staff,great value for money ,located in a lovely part of the city

  • Stayed December 2012
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

This hotel is in a great spot. It is clean, has great parking- a real plus in Edinburgh. Close to Napier University, Tasty breakfast. Helpful manager. Rooms in the attic smallish and no lift and the walls are thin so if you are a light sleeper this may present a problem - but reasonable value for money. Go for a first floor room if you have the option.

Room Tip: First floor
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Having never stayed there overnight I cannot comment on the rooms however my partner and I had a meal there about a year ago and I cannot recommend it as it was really bland and extremely tasteless. We go there on average about once a month maybe on a Friday or a Saturday afternoon and the best I can say about the Royal Ettrick is that it is always moderately busy and you don't get any trouble however the drinks are not exactly cheap and the coffee comes in small cups but with a big price!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Very reasonably priced and friendly hotel.Staff were helpful and friendly.Good choice on the menu and the food was very nice .Good service at the bar. The room was of a decent size room and was clean and comfortable.It takes around 10mins on the bus into the centre of Edinburgh I would definatly use this hotel again and would reccomend to others

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

The Royal Ettrick was a good place to stay. We had a massive TV on the wall in our twin room. Very clean accommodation.The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Good atmosphere. The cooked breakfast is good and the hotel serve freshly cooked food all day.The meals were delicious ,real good value and we just had to compliment the chef.
There were a few little things that could have been better,the sink tap was very loose,there were a couple of cracked tiles,the light didn't work properly in the bathroom,the beds were too hard. However,we enjoyed our stay and would go back.It was in a nice quiet suburb,bus routes near by to Edinburgh town centre .There were plenty of shops and good resturants within 15mins walking distance from the hotel. The hotel has free private parking. Would recommend a stay at the Royal Ettrick to anyone.

Room Tip: The twin rooms are spacious
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Royal Ettrick Hotel
Address: 13 Ettrick Road | Polwarth, Edinburgh EH10 5BJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#61 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Ettrick Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Ettrick Hotel offers 3 star accommodation in Edinburgh within the mature, leafy, Victorian suburbs to the south of Edinburgh city centre. The Hotel provides the perfect getaway from the bustle of Edinburgh whilst still being within walking distance of The Old Town. Whether you're a business traveller looking for corporate accommodation or a family enjoying a fun filled break or family occasion in Edinburgh, you'll receive a warm welcome at The Royal Ettrick Hotel. With free parking in our private car park and ease of access to the Edinburgh bypass any travelling is simple and relaxed. Superb public transport links also service the hotel, with two main bus services into the heart of the city stopping directly in front of the hotel. Guests can also enjoy free WiFi via fibre optic broadband throughout the hotel which is of great benefit to guests and especially for corporate events. ... more   less 
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