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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful stay at the hotel in the last weekend of November. Room was lovely, staff excellent and the food was amazing. The Cranachan Mousse is to die for. We had a fantastic view over Princess Street, especially with all the Christmas lights. A visit to the cocktail bar is a must after a day's shopping, or in fact...

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Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is all Very disjointed. Very little signage to say that it is Hotel Indigo. The bar is very noisy and the noise travels all the way up the stairs. Our room was small and facing Princes street so quite noisy. Staff were pleasant and helpful though. Great location but you pay for it

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we flew into edinburgh so wanted to stay somewhere in the city centre so we could get around easily,after catching the tram in from the airport we walked about 200 yrds and found the hotel which is being rebranded as hotel indigo,it was a lovely room although it could have done with more hanging space,the bathroom was massive and all...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here this week for one night reasonbly priced, staff couldnt of being more helpful, manager Tony O Donnell more than helpful and friendly, Location couldnt be better and rooms where fantastic. Do alot of travelling around the UK for business, you can tell a lot about the hotel by the atmosphere in the bar which was great.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Has great rooms, Double Room was cheap for a weekend break, parking free WiFi, breakfast and dinner if you desire... Has some hot furniture styles here, with great views on Edinburgh. I would recommend more so around Christmas or new year.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've just returned from a pleasant stay at the Royal British Hotel. The room exceeded my expectations, it was stylish and modern - and the bathroom was everything my interior dreams are made of! That shower! Also, is it just me, or is the scent in reception divine?! Would love to know what brand it is. Only slight niggle was...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed one night. This hotel is very centrally located: being just across Princes Street from the escalator down to Waverley Station and just a block or so from the terminus in St Andrew Sq. of the tram service to the Airport. The bedrooms are well appointed, spacious and comfortable. They are well soundproofed from external and internal noise....

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london
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right opposite the mainline train station, close to all the shops and 10 minute walk to a Q car park. Rooms were very clean and all individually styled. The staff were very attentive and the bar area was comfortable with plenty of private areas to sit in. The building seemed very historic but a mix of modern with traditional inside.

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a couple of days notice to try to book a good hotel in Edinburgh at a weekend which is easier said than done but The Royal British was the perfect hotel for a couple of nights stay in this fabulous city. The location is perfect. Pretty much right over the road from the train station although you...

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Edinburgh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location in Edinburgh for a Hotel. Amazing big bedrooms with excellent aveda products. The library is good to meet guests for a drink and breakfast is a must. The best breakfast and location Edinburgh can offer. Whether visiting on business or leisure this is fabulous hotel with a really helpful team.

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Victorian Hotel situated adjacent to Waverley Station, on Edinburgh's main street, Princes Street. 2012 is going to be an exciting year for the Royal British Hotel. A long awaited and overdue refurbishment is on course for this year. We have acquired a building adjacent to the hotel, which will be accommodating our new restaurant as well as an additional 6 bedrooms, with fantastic views of the Old Town, Princes Street and the Castle. Some of our room have already been refurbished and the remaining rooms will undergo a full refurbishment in phases. ... more   less 

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Address: 20 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2AN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: $175 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal British Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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Hotel Royal British
Royal British Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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“ask for one with a view of the castle”
 of 5 bubbles llizzieg, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“we didnt mind the noise as we wanted a hotel in the city centre so youve got to expect it,we still slept very well”
 of 5 bubbles 376hayleyt, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Both rooms booked were different design”
 of 5 bubbles chardonnaylilac, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the front have the view, the rooms at the back are quiet”
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“210 - no view but quiet. Marvellous bed.”
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