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Edinburgh - Royal Scots Club

Hi all - I've booked (not paid for) a place called The Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh for 3 nights in June. I read very good reviews on Tripadvisor - which I usually trust - but I found nothing on RickSteves website - bad sign I guess. After looking at TA again, I see that
most of the reviews are from reviewers with only 1 or 2 postings - again - not good sign. I hate to cancel without confirming further, but if anyone has any knowledge of this property, I'd appreciate it!!

Many thanks

Posted by
5678 posts

I like the location. I wish I could tell you more than that. I did find a review on The Telegraph site that is quite positive. I wouldn't use lack of info on this site as a reason to cancel. It may just be that no one has discovered this hotel.

Posted by
89 posts

I searched more TA reviews and although there are many 1st time posters on there, there are also very frequent posters who liked it.
It seems like a good value at $150gpb for family of 4. Thanks for the encouragement

Posted by
11294 posts

" I found nothing on RickSteves website - bad sign I guess. "

No, the fact that a particular hotel is not listed in Rick's books, or not discussed on his website, means nothing.

Rick cannot possibly list all the hotels in a big city. And posters here only post occasionally about places they've stayed. (I usually do so only in response to direct questions).

Posted by
650 posts

Last August my husband and I (retired) were in Edinburgh during the Military Tattoo. We "befriended" three middle-aged Scots (one was a doctor) who were staying at the Royal Scots Club, and walked back to the Club with them for drinks in the small lounge. Whenever they come to Edinburgh, they stay at the club because prices are reasonable. It is several blocks from Princes Street and The Royal Mile, but I'm sure you already know that. Their comment about the club was that it didn't have a lot of amenities, but it was in a quiet area, and rooms were adequate. Having seen the Royal Scots Club, I wouldn't hesitate to stay there. The only reason I wouldn't is because I like being on Princess Street and closer to the Royal Mile. Hope that helps.

Posted by
89 posts

Wow carol that was great information. Where do you like to stay on princess?

Posted by
650 posts

We've stayed at the Apex Waterloo on Princess Street because of the proximity to the Waverly Street bus stop (to airport). I justify staying there because we always say we are "celebrating our anniversary." Anniversaries are special.
Royal Scots Club: I asked my husband how he would describe the "lounge" area and his response was like a military officer's club. It was late at night, after attending the Military Tattoo, when we walked in for a drink, which our friends put on their tab. The lounge was no bigger than someone's living room, so there was just a very small bar, few tables which were occupied with people speaking quietly.

I think Edinburgh is a very walkable city, and the Royal Scots is close to New Town.

Posted by
3246 posts

Pedantic, but the street is "Princes" Street. :)