Ratings based on 582 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Denver, CO USA

Great location 50 meters from the Royal Mile.

Posted 23-Aug-2014
Cons: Nothing comes to mind.
Well managed very clean hotel. Spacious rooms, excellent service and staff. Will definitely return.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Newcastle

Good hotel in excellent location

Posted 16-Aug-2014
Pros: Location and comfort.
Cons: Coffee supplies in room stingy. Avoid breakfast in the Bistro We waited 25 mins for cooked breakfast of poor quality and missing part of our order.!!
Location: Great location next to Royal mile and close to Castle.
Rooms were v good if a little smaller than expected. Excellent staff who tried hard to please.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from leicestershire

Great location just off the royal mile

Posted 14-Aug-2014
Booked for the tattoo 5 minute walk from bus stop 5 minute walk to castle friendly staff breakfast was clumsy though and quite poor quality would stay again but go elsewhere for breakfast
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Location, location, location...

Posted 09-Aug-2014
Pros: Location
Location: The royal Mile, the new town, the train station
The Fraser has an excellent location, near St Gilles Church in the Royal Mile. Tired? Return to the hotel, take a nap and return to the action. Good bed, free tea and coffee carafe, refrigerador, microwave, iron, etc. Helpful and nice personal. Walking distance to the train station.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Emsworth, England

Superb hotel, centrally located

Posted 08-Aug-2014
Pros: Classic appearance, convenience of location and generally high standard of accommodation. Polite, attentive staff dealt promptly with any issues.
Cons: The restaurant experience
Location: Excellent location just off the Royal Mile. Superb for Tattoo and Fringe! Here you really are in the heart of the action!
A three night stay during the Edinburgh Festival inorder to experience the Tattoo and some Fringe events as well as a visit to Holyrood Castle . A good sized room (Classic De Luxe) with comfortable bed and excellent shower and bathroom facilities. Very good tea making/mini kitchen. Good breakfasts with ample choice from cold buffet/continental style/cooked breakfasts, although on one morning there was some slow service and confusion over orders, which appeared to be caused by the lack of leadership on that particular morning. Ate dinner on a Sunday evening - starters and mains very good, but disappointed as only a few items on dessert list available! The bistro is apparently run by a franchise.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

In the centre of most things !!!

Posted 06-Aug-2014
Pros: The hotel was in area for seeing everything, and in the old part of the city, so a excellent position.
Cons: The wooden floor in the entrance to our room, was very uneven and needed relaying, two cracked cups which should of been changed.Shower was dirty.
Location: The castle was just up the road, as well as a lot of the places to visit.
The staff were very friendly, offered us a towel on arrival as it was pouring of rain, so very helpful, left our cases with them as we unable to go to our room as it was to early. The Fringe was brillant and the Edingburgh Tatoo was Brillant, excellent and well worth the flight up to see it. I would suggest to remember raincoats if you go to scotland. LOL. we did have ours.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

hotel in Edinburgh old town

Posted 21-Jul-2014
Pros: location and decor
The room was vey hot and uncomfortable. also the Wi-Fi was so slow that it was impossible to use.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Bahrain

Great location near Royal Mile

Posted 18-Jul-2014
Pros: Great location near many sightseeing spots, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Very nice room.
Cons: Laundry facilities.
We had a very nice room, we were told it was the largest in the hotel (we were traveling as a family), so we had a bedroom, bath and living area with a sofa bed and kitchenette. Unfortunately, the windows in the bedroom are on the stairs coming up from down the hill and since it was very warm and we kept the windows open, we were awakened very early in the morning by people going home from their night out. Also, they told us they had a free guest laundry room. This consisted of two washers and two dryers but the cleaning staff were using the facilities to wash face clothes and other towels and the dryers were not working properly. I was lucky I got my washing done and then dried for the most part before they completely gave out, I would have hated to have been the person behind me, who's laundry was in the washing machines when the dryers both quit working.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Austin, TX

Amazing location, great accommodations

Posted 15-Jul-2014
Pros: Location was perfect. Good value for the money.
Location: This is the main tourist area of Edinburgh! So many things are less than a 5 minute walk away - St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, many, many more
The location of this hotel is superb. I walked outside, turned the corner, and was immediately looking at the St. Giles Cathedral. It's situated in the middle of the Royal Mile (the high street), and I was able to walk here from the train station, and walk everywhere I wanted to go in Edinburgh from the hotel. The accommodations are lovely as well. The room was very clean, well kept, and had all of the amenities I needed. It doesn't have AC but you don't need it - I stayed in the middle of summer and open windows were all I needed for cooling. Very clean and roomy (although you won't need to spend much time in the hotel in such a beautiful city). They had complimentary on-site self-serve laundry facilities as well, which is huge since hotel laundry service fees are always exorbitant.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Nova Scotia

Near the Royal Mile

Posted 14-Jul-2014
Location: One would never be bored if staying here for one night or a week with many attractions, castles, shoos, pubs and restaurants within walking distance.
My wife and I had a wonderful stay here in the heart of Edinburgh. So close to many attractions and such a wonderfully kept hotel. The room, although not spacious had a luxurious comfort and pleasantness about it. It was clean and well kept.