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42 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EX Scotland
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We would like to offer you a very warm welcome to both the city of Edinburgh and to our hotel situated amidst the Georgian elegance of Edinburgh’s "New Town", and only a few steps from the world famous Princes Street. A warm friendly welcome awaits you at Frederick House Hotel, your home away from home catering for both the business and leisure traveller. Recently refurbished throughout to a high 4 star standard, our well appointed accommodation offers modern comfort at an affordable price. We look forward to welcoming you to Frederick House and making your stay an enjoyable one.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Jennifer F wrote a review Jul 2022
10 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel was great. It was a good location and easy to access the rest of the city. The front desk was nice. The rooms were clean and well supplied. The breakfast each morning that was included was wonderful. It was a fantastic perk. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lindsey wrote a review Jul 2022
Wesley Chapel, Florida29 contributions
The staff was great however the hotel is not great if you are use to hotels in the states. Floors felt like I could fall through and the tub/shower combo is about a foot and a half off thr ground and slick. I almost fell twice getting out! There is no ac and the room are stuffy and hot. The wifi is spotty at best. I know hotels in the uk are older and most do not have ac but this one needs some work. A highlight is that they have a filtered water station for you to fill up your water bottles. So water, location and staff is the pluses for this location. Floors, shower and bed are awful.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GlobeTrotting681426 wrote a review Jul 2022
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The hotel was well furnished and clean. The beds were comfortable, and the bathroom was roomy and well stocked. The staff were all friendly and helpful, and the front desk had someone there every time I went by, no matter what time it was. I didn't get a chance to try Rabble, the restaurant associated with the hotel, but the menu looked like it had something for everyone. The hotel is only a couple blocks walk from the Princes Street tram station, so it's easy to get to from the airport. It's also only about 20 minutes walk from the Royal Mile, so you're right in the center of Edinburgh. (Be warned; much of that walk is uphill.)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you need any sundries or clothing, there are several drug stores and department stores on...
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Caseyestrella wrote a review Jun 2022
New York City, New York80 contributions101 helpful votes
The hotel was in the perfect neighborhood. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby, plus the Scottish Portrait Gallery. We were checked in very quickly and I could not believe how lucky we were that our room happened to be ready early. Plus they upgraded us and we had a room with three beds. When my husband started snoring I could just pop over to the other bed. Breakfast is included at a cute restaurant across the street called Rabble. The only thing that would be nice is perhaps an update in decor, but not a big deal to me. The elevator was small and we were on an upper floor, so we lucked out on that. Taking the stairs down was easy. Everything for tea in the room.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is pricey. If you heading out of town just take a cab to car rentals near the airport. ...
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Megan L wrote a review May 2022
10 contributions3 helpful votes
This was the favorite hotel on all accounts for the group of 11 university students I brought to Ireland and Scotland for 2 weeks. The staff was friendly and helpful (minus one communication which they offered to correct!), the breakfast was delicious, the rooms were very nice, location was perfect, and our students really loved the water bottle filling station on our floor! We all appreciated the eco-friendly hotel and its historic charm.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Daphniesmum wrote a review Apr 2022
21 contributions42 helpful votes
I stayed here for one night to attend a concert. Check in and check out were both easy and quick and the staff were pleasant. My room was in the basement and had all I needed. The bathroom was very clean with an excellent shower and the bed was comfortable. There was an adequate selection of tea, coffee etc. I didn't take the breakfast option but went to Costa just around the corner. I would definitely stay here again as it is in a great location in the centre of Edinburgh and very reasonably priced compared to some other hotels.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Samantha E wrote a review Apr 2022
73 contributions39 helpful votes
This hotel was average. The staff are not friendly or welcoming which is a big no when welcoming new guests. At least pretend you are happy to see people that have spent a lot of money to stay at your establishment! There are absolutely no facilities. No lounge or bar or restaurant. Breakfast is over the road but don’t waste money paying £10 for this, go to the Wetherspoons round the corner for half the price or one of the many cafes. Have no clue how it is a 4 star hotel. Good points are the location and the bathroom being immaculate. Room was ok. No extras. Basic tea coffee milk but no biscuits. No shampoo in the bathroom. Distinctly underwhelming. I would probably book a premier inn next time as they offer exactly the same I am sure for half the cost. Wouldn’t stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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hoblos940 wrote a review Apr 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom31 contributions12 helpful votes
A very good stay overall. Breakfast in restaurant across road good but stingy. No juice. Only allowed coffee and a main course. The French Toast was bland and not what i expected. Only negative in hotel was lack of manners from woman at reception who did not thank me on departure. No welcome on arrival either.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Louise R wrote a review Mar 2022
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom79 contributions61 helpful votes
This hotel was rated as a 4 star hotel which is one the reasons we thought we would stay. However, the room was underwhelming, it had single glazed windows in wooden framed windows which could have done with repair and painting. It was close to center of town and all amenities eg, bus and train stations. The hotel itself did not have a restaurant so we had to walk across the road for our breakfast each morning. This in itself was okay as we had lovely weather, not so nice if it had been raining. On the booking form I was asked if we had any special requests. I typed in that it was my husband's 50th birthday and this was a celebratory trip and if the hotel could do anything to make the trip more memorable. This however was a complete waste of time as his birthday did not receive a mention, extremely disappointing. Be prepared if going to this hotel, location is good, but because of this it can be noisy and the single glazing doesn't help.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Limited parking, no restaurant in hotel, so even though it states bed and breakfast you will have...
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Pauline K wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Lovely hotel and staff rooms are very clean and spacious close to shops bars and sites of Edinburgh this is my second say at Frederick House But their is building work this stay next door it is horrendous they start at 7am shouting and smashing glass banging and drilling on the otherside of my bedroom wall should have been informed at booking as would have chosen different hotel
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$107 - US$267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
frederick hotel edinburgh, frederick house hotel edinburgh
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frederick House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Frederick House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.2 km), Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe (0.2 km), and Georgian House (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Frederick House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Frederick House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Frederick House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Table, The Pakora Bar, and The Perch Restaurant.
Is Frederick House Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Frederick House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.8 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.7 km), and Edinburgh Vaults (0.9 km).