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The Royal Scots Club features grand country-house charm, a cozy club atmosphere and free Wi-Fi in central Edinburgh. In the peaceful New Town district, there is a hotel elevator with access to all floors. The Royal Scots Club has individually designed, traditional rooms with toiletries and plenty of facilities, and some have views of the rooftops to Fife. The Club has a quiet yet friendly atmosphere, a bar and a smart dining room overlooking Queen Street Gardens. Local restaurants and bars are a 5-minute walk away. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery of Modern Art are both just a 10-minute walk away. Shops at the St. James Centre are half a mile away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Royal Scots Club has been welcoming guests since Aug 5, 2005

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 full bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Joseph
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Distinguished club hotel. Excellent location for sightseeing. Very quiet at night. Delicious breakfast choices. Friendly staff. Comfortable room on second floor with view of the Forth. Good value for a city hotel!
  • Adams
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Even though it was only3star,I thought it was luxurious .lovely decor&a quiet room.dressing gown&slippers ,molten brown toiletries,plenty of tea&coffee&nice biscuits provided &nonslip shower was the attention to detail which made it a...
  • Lisa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    I loved the small guesthouse feel even though it was a full-service hotel - it felt homey. The staff was very helpful and personable. It was exceptionally clean and quiet and the rooms were a good size with very large windows. The beds were very...
  • Stephanie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    A beautiful, historic building in a quiet neighborhood but close to shops and transit.
  • Ursula
    Very nice location, very nice building, very nice room Excellent bed and pillows.
  • Megan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    This place has lots of character and was better in person! Pleasantly surprised at larger bedroom suite and view of courtyard, great location in New Town area (downhill from Old Town Edinburgh), staff was super friendly and helpful, and the common...
  • Jennifer
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    nearly 200 years old property. decorated very well. staff are very friendly. breakfast was very good. the waitress seemed a little rough.
  • Marcy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Lovely location. Friendly ambiance. The beds were exceptionally comfortable and the room was very clean. We met some wonderful people who quickly became our newest travel companions! Excellent value.
  • Fay
    The location was perfect, close to everything in the city core. The common areas of the club are very nice and the dinning room was beautiful with a lovely breakfast and dinner menu.
  • Adele
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very nice.

Property questions and answers
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  • Is there parking nearby?

    There is parking on street outside with a 4 hour maximum stay. The Q-Park at the Omni Centre is 10 minutes walk away.
    Answered on 30 September 2020
  • Hi, do all your king rooms have baths?

    Good evening, Yes, all of our king rooms located on the second floor have baths. Kind regards, The Royal Scots Club
    Answered on 10 May 2021
  • Are there lifts to upper floors?

    Good Evening. Yes we do have a lift to all floors
    Answered on 27 October 2021
  • Looking forward to our stay! Is there an iron and board in the room?

    Good morning, Thank you for your message and choosing to stay with us. Yes all our rooms have an iron and ironing board. We look forward to welc..
    Answered on 2 October 2020
  • Hello, do you any elevator ?

    Yes we have an in house elevator to all levels.
    Answered on 3 June 2022
  • How do I submit a cancellation?

    Good afternoon, I am sorry to hear that you need to cancel your booking. The cancellation needs to be done via If you sign into booking.c..
    Answered on 14 March 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Abercromby Dining Room
    • Cuisine
    • Ambience
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Royal Scots Club
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Elevator
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Royal Scots Club takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

Dress code: Smart casual attire is acceptable in all areas of the club.
Jacket and tie only required for lunch in the dining room Monday to Friday. In the dining room jeans are only acceptable at breakfast.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult

When booking 5 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply. ,

FAQs about Royal Scots Club

  • The prices at Royal Scots Club may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Royal Scots Club offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at Royal Scots Club include:

      • Twin/Double
      • Double
      • Family

    • Royal Scots Club has 1 restaurant:

      • The Abercromby Dining Room

    • Guests staying at Royal Scots Club can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish

    • Check-in at Royal Scots Club is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Royal Scots Club is 3,100 feet from the center of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.