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Royal Ettrick Hotel
Ranked #131 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Nice hotel, we were given a complimentary upgrade and allowed to check in early when we arrived. Staff very friendly and helpful, they even got gluten free bread for my breakfast. Room was clean, bed very comfy, quiet location and good shower/ bath. Highly recommended!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

Initial impression was very good. Bedroom comfortable but a writing desk would have been helpful.Hallway cluttered with equipment and laundry awaiting collection. Pleasant bar but drinks expensive. Food acceptable. Staff were friendly and helpful although
they had to juggle several tasks - barman, waiter, receptionist etc.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

My wife, two kids and I stayed in the Ettrick Hotel for my birthday. We stayed in the amazing James Suite. The room is enormous luxurious and provides a huge amount of space for a family of four. We didn't eat in the hotel, however if the cooked breakfast was anything to go by your in for a treat. The staff were polite and efficient. I would highly recommend staying in this hotel when visiting Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

What a fantastic hotel. Excellent bedrooms. Food superb. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. A very welcoming hotel to stay in. Excellent bus service into town, buses that go everywhere and very cheaply. Going back again in the summer can't wait.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
1  Thank dawnandjohnb
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

I enjoyed a delicious Christmas Dinner here in a very festive atmosphere followed by a overnight stay in the hotel. The room, although small, was extremely comfortable and of a high standard at a very reasonable overnight rate. I would highly recommend this hotel and it is within easy distance of Princes Street and the centre of Edinburgh as it is close to an excellent bus route and, for those who enjoy walking, it is a very pleasant walk to Edinburgh City Centre.

Room Tip: The stairs to the room which I occupied were rather narrow and the steps rather small and so I would...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Elizabeth K
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

We were in a group of 8, took 4 rooms at this hotel during our holiday to England in July 2013.
Starting from the location, rooms, breakfast everything was perfect. The owners personally took care of all our needs.They had a large parking space, with a bus stop just next to the hotel which took us directly to the city center in 20 mins.,so we had no hassle to park our cars in the city area. Clean, big and airy rooms,nice bathrooms, with excellent views were an added attraction in this peaceful and leafy suburb hotel in this beautiful city. They had a nice garden sitting area too. The staff was very helpful and the bar and the restaurant was also great. Overall, a great place to stay for one and all. Would surely like to visit again and would highly recommend this hotel to all visiting Edinburgh.

Room Tip: The suite was very big and nice and sunny with 4 beds, as well as the other rooms were also good.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Decided to stay over in Edinburgh on a theatre trip... but point blank refused to pay the city centre exorbitant prices!!!
Booked this at 24 hours notice and received a decent discount.
It may seem a bit out... but it is right on the main bus route and coming back, a taxi was only about £6 or £7.
Check in was good... staff helpful and explaining bus routes... even drawing a map.
The room... well, I say room... it was a shoe-box in the attic... was perhaps a tad on the compact and bijou side... but it was clean and comfortable.
Loads of stairs to climb... not for the unfit or people who have mobility issues.
Bar service at night was fine.
Breakfast was more than adequate... not the best I've had but certainly well enough cooked and sufficient.

All in all, if doing another impulsive overnight theatre stop, I would consider this hotel again... I'd just hope for a room that I didn't bang my head off the ceiling!!!

Room Tip: avoid the attic if over 5 foot tall!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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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:
#63 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £65 - £210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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