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Royal Overseas League

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Guest rooms available to members and member-referrals. Function rooms for Conferences, Weddings and Dinner or Lunch parties are available to non-members.
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Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
227Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
129Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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Great location on Princes Street in the heart of Edinburgh, but the old lady was getting tired. I always enjoy the Festival events and know 2019 will be better than ever.Looking forward to seeing the renovated property.
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Yes, the castle view is pretty spectacular (if you book a castle view room), and the airport bus stops literally across the street. My room was spartan, complete with a poorly-made bed, dim lighting, and a drab, tiny bath. Looks like from other reviews that the place is being
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First things first this is a clubhouse not a hotel, and it has a great atmosphere and a quaint building. The location and views are wonderful. Also if you are a member then the members room is a real highlight - a quiet place to read the paper or a book and enjoy coffee and cake
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Booked this hotel for an Easter break around 2 months ago and paid in full. Received an email on 23rd dec to say my booking was cancelled. I got on to the hotel and they explained they were closing for refurbishment. Very poor planning on their part, this should be decided long
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Be aware this hotel took our booking and confirmed it in about Oct for June 2018, then on 23rd Dec we get a message saying the property had cancelled our booking with no explanation of why. I find this not acceptable when it was very difficult to get a booking in CBD. Surely
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Single room(no.4) with castle view
Single room(no.4) with castle view
View from my single room(no.4)
Are the bedrooms air conditioned in the summer
How well does the restaurant price itself ? expensive ? Reasonable ?
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Can we leave luggage at hotel before and after check in /out for a few hours .
Yes definitely. We left ours on the day of departure for hours. Was no problem for the staff.
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Are hair dryers provided in the rooms?thank you
Just curious what the daily resort fee is? What does it include and how much is it daily?
"Castle view rooms"
"Single room no.4 for a great view"
"Ask for a castle view room but expect some traffic noise"
"Suites offer one of the best views in Edinburgh but are noiser than the rooms at the back of the hotel"
"If you like a view - street. If you like sleep - somewhere else."
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