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Royal Ettrick Hotel
Ranked #130 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
lockerbie
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27 reviews
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“Good hotel...could be better! ”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We had a couple of nights here and found the hotel quite good. The room was large and spacious as was the bathroom. The breakfast was good and the evening meal portions large. The bar is good but not everyone in the hotel wants to watch the football at full sound with the locals and the owners make it a bit off putting by being in the bar all evening. Ample car park, but some better cleaning needed in out of the way places like wall lights etc. All said we would stay here again.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We had a great stay at the Royal Ettrick Hotel. Lovely Spacious room. Staff were very friendly and helpful and especially good with our 4 year old son. Breakfast was really good and we couldn't fault a thing! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Was in Edinburgh visiting a friend who lives near the hotel, we had a lovely meal on my first night and decided to go back on the Friday night as well, staff were very pleasant and service was prompt, only downside I found the Conservatory a bit chilly. Will definitely eat there again on my next visit.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

This is a great value hotel close to the centre of Edinburgh. The location is quiet, in Merchiston, which is just on the outskirts of the main centre. The breakfast was good, the bacon and scrambled eggs I ordered well cooked and so much of it I couldn't finish it. Although reception was manned when I arrived they quickly appeared and were apologetic. The room was very comfortable and clean with an excellent ensuit with a large shower and lashings of hot water. The bar was welcoming, although the two large sports screen tellys showing american baseball wasn't to my taste they weren't up loud and you could easily have a conversation. £5 taxi ride into all the attractions of the city. well worth the money I paid for it. I will go back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Excellent value in Edinburgh, all round great stay, fabulous cooked breakfast, staff helpful and friendly, location quiet while central. Evening meal plentiful and tasty. Would definitely return and recommend to family and friends.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Callander, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Attended a recent surprise birthday party at the Royal Ettrick and have to say that the food was pretty basic. The service was ok, but when people first arrived there was a lack of initiatives shown in getting drinks orders. Pub was busy and good fun but don't think I would go in for a "sit down" meal.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

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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Additional Information about Royal Ettrick Hotel

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:
#60 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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Also Known As:
Royal Ettrick Edinburgh
Hotel Royal Ettrick
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