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Rick's
Ranked #125 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Bromley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This hotel is set in a really good location for a stay in Edinburgh. The rooms are very clean and the bed comfortable with lots of added extras (Ipod, hairdryer, GHDs, complimentary bottled water, White Company toiletries etc - lots of nice finishing touches). Good power shower. The staff were charming - polite, cheerful and very helpful.
Breakfast was really good and we also had a £10.00 evening meal, which was very good and excellent value (with added on some very well made cocktails and dessert).
Although I agree with previous reviewers, that this can be noisy (unfortunately there was roadworks and drilling going on during out stay - not a hotel issue), I always prepare myself for some noise when staying in a city centre hotel and this would not stop me from staying here again when I next visit Edinburgh.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rick's, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you very much for your very kind review.
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Livingston, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014

I had wanted to stay at Rick's for a whiIe - the marketing made the hotel looked stylish and chic. I was, however, disappointed with my experience of the boutique hotel. I felt that the rooms here are not representative of a 4 star venue. They were dark and dingy with cheap fittings. Bathrooms are badly designed, poorly maintained and not particularly clean. There were more cracked tiles than complete ones.
The only saving grace was friendly staff and a nice restaurant/bar. The downstairs area seemed to be a totally different venue from what was upstairs. The service we received from the girl on the bar was brilliant – very friendly and attentive.
The staff were gracious with our complaint and tried to help, but unfortunately I just felt that the standard of rooms was not acceptable for a “4 star” venue.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rick's, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for taking time to write your review.

Since your stay we have had an over hall of all the rooms, to bring them back to a standard to match the bar and restaurant.

It is very nice to hear that your experience in our and restaurant was an enjoyable, and I hope you will come back to give us another try.

Thank you again for your review.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Great feel to the bar Food good Rooms fab and great value but the bin men in the lane to the rear are louder than the One O ' Clock Gun .....at 7 am collecting empties ! Overall though keep coming back

Room Tip: Top floor Ear plugs for a long lie
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rick's, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for review, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I stayed here last week with my boyfriend and our 8 yr old son. The hotel is beautiful, from the bar to the bedrooms. The bed is extremely big and comfy and the room has everything, mini bar, I pod, DVD player, high power hairdryer and GHDs. We didn't eat in the hotel, but did have a few drinks, which were lovely and in a nice atmosphere.

Its in a great location, near the shops, attractions and Rose Street.

But .... with it being in such a central location there is a lot of noise, not people noise but bottle bin noise. You hear the bottles being put in to the bins by the pubs and clubs THEN a few hours later you hear the bin lorry reversing then then bottles being emptied in to the back of the lorry. Very noisy but I'd still go back

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rick's, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for your review.

As we are situated in such a central location there can be some noise coming from the street.

Thank you again for your positive review
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

The jewel in the crown is the staff who are all superb. The rooms are modern and clean and the beds and linen are also superb.Toiletries and bathrobes and everything you could wish for in the mini bar. Our only complaint was the music in the dining room which was head splittingly loud and not music for dining to. It really spoiled our dinner which was very good. Breakfast was also first class. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted a central hotel at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: We had rooms 1 & 2 which backed on to lane.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rick's, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Thank you for taking time to write your review.

We do have different sections in the restaurant, we have areas that are lively and quiet. I am very sorry but you must have been seated in an area which is more lively.

If staying next time please advise this and we will make sure you are seated in a quieter area of the restaurant.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Stayed here Saturday 5th April for my daughters 21st.Arrived too early but the very pleasent receptionist took my case and I had lunch.Room ready for 2.30 and my case had been taken to my room, was in room 5 very modern and clean .The bed was huge and so comfy had a great sleep.
Had drinks at the bar before our table for eight was ready, the bar men were very efficient and friendly.The meal was lovely all had steaks and everyone enjoyed their meals once again service was excellent.
Were offered complimentary v.i.p tickets for lou lou or the opel lounge so we could carry on celebrations.
Breafast lovely and more great service...Thankyou to all at Ricks for a very enjoyable stay ...will return soon
We were told we would get v.i.p tickets for clubbing in lou lou or the opel lounge complimentary...excellent
Breakfast is served from 7.30 till 12 and once again friendly excellent service,

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rick's, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Great to hear that you had such a great experience when you stayed with us.

Yes one of the perks of staying with us the complementary VIP access to both our nightclubs, Lulu and opal lounge!
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Johnstone
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Excellent service from when we checked in until we checked out. It was the second time we'd stayed here and it was faultless again. Room was beautiful, bed extremely comfortable. Impressed with the quality of the furnishings. Dinner was beautiful ( the potato and leek soup was so thick you could stand on it - extremely tasty), all servings on hot plates and service was exemplary. All in all, a great stay and one we'd most definitely do again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Andrew M, General Manager at Rick's, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Wow thank you so much for your amazing review, we all look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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Additional Information about Rick's

Property: Rick's
Address: 55A Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#59 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Rick's 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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