- 26 guest reviews
"My son & his girlfriend came to stay as a birthday treat. The central location was convenient for both business and rail links . Staff were..."
"The staff were helpful and friendly. The previous reviews were varied so I had a vision of what to expect and this was realistic. The hotel..."
"This was the cheapest hotel we could find during festival time, all others were twice as much. Not the hotel for a romantic weekend, but fin..."
"A very friendly welcome at this hotel, with all staff very willing to help. The property itself is not in the first flush of youth, but has..."
"This hotel is functional but in need of updating. We would have preferred the option of an English breakfast. Very convenient for Haymarket..."
About the hotel
Our building dates from 1860, when built amongst the last of the New Town. We are Grade 2 Listed , which means sadly we cannot install a lift and there's a LOT of stairs, great if you are into exercise, but not so great if you aren't able bodied. Our founder was Eliza, who had spent her youth in Service, from Large Estates to Hotels to private residences.
She had vision, and was ahead of her time, when she converted our buildings from National Coal Board Offices in 1962, to an eclectic hotel with en suite facilities, TVs etc ; one of the first to do so in Edinburgh. Eliza had seen that the Ritz in London was founded by Cesar Ritz, who liked her had worked his way up , and with her sense of humour, she couldn't resist calling her hotel The Ritz! She wanted the hotel to remain as true as possible to its heritage, and as you look around, you will see a sympathetic conversion of an 1860 New Town Town House. Also it means, no two rooms are the same! And we have original cornices! It is a philopshy we like to continue in her memory, and we are in the process of some changes, which will take time, but we wish to remain true to her memory and keep it original & quirky!
- 24 Hour Reception , Wake Up Call Available
- Car Parking Available Offsite
- Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
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- Until 11:00 hours
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- Pets are not allowed
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62% would recommend it to a friend
Lovely hotel for a city centre overnight stay
My son & his girlfriend came to stay as a birthday treat.
The central location was convenient for both business and rail links . Staff were friendly and flexible ( they woke 5 mins prior to checkout meaning they were running behind time) the hotel were understanding and no pressure was put on them to leave. The room was satisfactory with them enjoying the traditional feel and in particular the 4 poster bed
Ok for short stay
The staff were helpful and friendly.
The previous reviews were varied so I had a vision of what to expect and this was realistic. The hotel is old with very large high ceilinged rooms and a bit dated. So if city chic is what you are after then this probably isn't the place for you. Despite other reviews, we didn't have any flea bites, the towels were clean and the bedding. I don't make a habit of looking under pillow cases and sheets anyway wherever I stay, so can't comment on bed. The furniture is old but clean, carpets a bit stained but our room had cream so what do you expect. We were on the ground floor so the room was very dark so wouldn't really want to spend too much time in it but we wanted a cheap break to see the Edinburgh Fringe so weren't there all day. The room served it's purpose for us. We aren't too fussy so if you want perfect you wont like it. There was a safe, toiletries, tea tray from the olden days, quaint but worked. We had a complimentary basic breakfast which was a pleasant surprise to us. Filled a hole until lunch. Half an hour walk into the city but on bus tram line and convenient for airport. There's a bar. Its a dog friendly hotel and the foyer smelled a bit of dog and febreze. If you are looking for something special, or for a special occasion, our room wouldn't suit as rather gloomy even with lights on but the pictures of the other rooms look more inviting as they are brighter.