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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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We stayed overnight at this hotel last weekend. The staff were friendly and approachable and the location perfect for the shops, market and castle. We stayed in room 12 (castle view) which was a little noisy at night due to the ill fitting window but didn't really disturb us. The hotel itself was OK but not amazing - we ate... More 

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Wishaw
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is a perfect location for anyone visiting Edinburgh. It's right in the heart of Princes Street looking over at the castle and the gardens. Santa's Christmas market is just across the street. The room was huge with plenty room for the 3 of us. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The picture is the view from the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from a 2 night break , all I can say is fabulous from the moment we turned up at 10 am to leave our luggage to check out . Everyone was friendly , rooms where homely and breakfast was excellent .you immediately felt at home which made it a really relaxing time . We loved every minute of... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had one night in this hotel and found it to be ok but probably wouldn't stay again as we didn't have a good nights sleep. Room was very small for a double, decor very tired looking and very hot, and although it is handy as it's on Prince street it was very noisy at night. Was pleased only a short... More 

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Golspie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed here for two nights,very comfortable, great views of the Castle and Princess Street, Breakfast was very good with lots of choice, dinner was excellent, and staff very friendly & helpful. we enjoyed our stay very much.

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Tsawwassen, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was our first stop on our Scotland tour and what a nice place to land and get ourselves sorted to a whopping 8 hour time change. The hotel is lovely and even has a lift so you don't need to worry about repacking an overnight bag to carry up stairs. The location couldn't be more handy and the views... More 

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Lancashire
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Perfect location right in the centre, opposite the castle. Interesting old building with great architecture. Very friendly and helpful front desk reception with the facility to leave your luggage before and after check out. Front suite room and ensuite were both spacious with a generous welcome tray with glass bottled water, biscuits and various teas. Beautiful large room with huge... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a really old hotel, I mean hundreds of years old. It does have an elevator to the 4th floor, we were on the 5th and walked up the rest of the way. The view out of the window looked something out of a Dicken's novel. The view from the Bar and Restaurant was absolutely amazing of the Castle.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

To celebrate a Big birthday my family took me for afternoon tea here. It was lovely. Our tea was served in The Observatory Restaurant that has the most wonderful vista of Princes Street and the Castle. It was 3.30 on a Thursday and we had the restaurant to ourselves which meant we had the best table in the place. If... More 

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Preston, Lancs
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Please ignore the whingers who call this little gem of a hotel "tired". When you are staying slap bang in the middle of Princes Street (at a fraction of the price of the surrounding hotels), when you are given the warmest of welcomes by ALL the staff, when you are given a clean room with an immensely comfortable bed, lovely... More 

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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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Additional Information about Royal Overseas League

Address: 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: $116 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Overseas League 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Castle view room fab but noisy”
 of 5 bubbles welldaws, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room to the front of hotel for view, back for a quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles sandyandcath, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“View of the Edinburgh castle from front of hotel are spectacular.”
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 of 5 bubbles 178marcic, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Suites are a great size and have wonderful views. Can be a bit noisy though due to main road traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles SCU70, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay in rooms on 1-4 floor so you don't have to haul luggage up.”
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