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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Love popping in here for coffee & a piece of cake of the day to go - the cake never disappoints! Must sit down for a proper meal soon. The staff are lovely and the artwork is amazing. Bit of a hidden gem.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice friendly hotel great location. We enjoyed our stay there and would recommend to others. All the staff were very pleasant and made us feel very welcome. The room was very well equipped and the little extras like the quality of the toiletries was a nice touch.

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Roman P, General Manager at 24 Royal Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay; I'm glad that you enjoyed it. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Kind regards, Roman Petrik

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting again, we were pleasantly surprised to find that this hotel has kept up its amazing standards. The room was wonderful, the staff extremely helpful, chatty and nice and the amenities in the room are fabulous. 10/10 would recommend, always!

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Roman P, General Manager at 24 Royal Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay; I'm delighted that you enjoyed it as much as you previous visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Roman Petrik

Galway City, Ireland.
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at 24 Royal Terrace for 3 nights over Halloween. Enjoyed everything about this boutique hotel. We stayed in room 16 on the third floor, yes there are quite a few steps as there is no lift, but the journey is very entertaining with quirky oil paintings adorning the walls. Our room was on the cosy side but extremely comfortable...

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Roman P, General Manager at 24 Royal Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay; I'm glad that you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Roman Petrik

West Drayton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from 4 wonderful days at 24 Royal Terrace. in burgh has to offer. dGreat food, very comfortable and very caring service from all the staff - knowledgable, friendly and welcoming. Would recommend to anyone.

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Roman P, General Manager at 24 Royal Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay; I'm delighted that you enjoyed it. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Kind regards, Roman Petrik

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been into the building before and looked forward to a perfect 3 night stay. I was so disappointed, we paid something like £140 a night, but at this time of year I could easily have paid £65 in the City and breakfast and a lift would have been included. The front steps were dirty, reception/check in poor. A...

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Roman P, General Manager at 24 Royal Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay; I am disappointed that your stay was not as enjoyable an experience as it should have been. We hugely appreciate your feedback and have taken it all on board so that we can attend to each of the issues raised. If you wish to discuss...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great hotel; unique and far from the boring corporate style and service of larger chains. The hotel has great Georgian character and proportions and the room was fantastic. Service was friendly and attentive.

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Roman P, General Manager at 24 Royal Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay; I'm glad that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Roman Petrik

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic boutique hotel. Great location & excellent attention to detail. We stayed in room 14 on the top floor. Excellent view & we got to see all the fantastic art. We arrived on a Sunday and found free on road parking right outside the hotel. From 08:30 on Monday that changes from £2/hour for a maximum of...

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Roman P, General Manager at 24 Royal Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay; I'm glad that you enjoyed it. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Kind regards, Roman Petrik

Oxford
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a cold Tuesday afternoon in November, slightly before check in time. The welcome shown by staff was warm and friendly, and this hospitality continued throughout our stay. They made every effort to prepare the room as quickly as possible - we were travelling with a slightly grumpy 3 month old baby who needed to rest. We enjoyed...

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Roman P, General Manager at 24 Royal Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay; it is disheartening to learn that the experience was not as it should have been. We are lucky to have our hotel located on such a historic and beautiful street, in a listed building which is part of the World Heritage Site; unfortunately it does...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy bar, good food (the lamb shoulder is so tasty!), great liquor selection. Especially for whiskey, it has an impressive huge collection of rare single malts. Can't miss it. Breakfast seems also fantastic.

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Roman P, General Manager at 24 Royal Terrace, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for writing a review of rt's bar here at the hotel; we like to offer something unique and different to the usual 'hotel bars' so I'm delighted that you enjoyed our venue and offerings. Kind regards, Roman Petrik

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighbourhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicentre Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
24 Royal Terrace is a new hotel on one of Edinburgh’s most iconic Georgian terraces. Designed by the famous architect William Playfair in the 1820s, the 16-bedroom hotel retains the original architectural features of the building whilst introducing a bold contemporary interior design. Situated in close proximity to the town centre, the hotel backs onto the Royal Gardens of Holyrood Palace and Calton Hill with commanding views across to the Firth of Forth. All rooms offer beautiful views, either of the hotel’s garden or onto the majestic Royal Terrace itself. Suited to both business and leisure guests, the rooms vary from spacious apartment suites to affordable single rooms. Our elegant rooms are designed for comfort and relaxation with stylish contemporary fabrics, heavenly beds, White Company toiletries, plump white towels and Egyptian cotton sheets. Mixing the old with the new, the suites comprise antique furniture with modern touches. Some rooms feature cast iron baths in the bedroom, whilst others have rain showers in the bathroom. All bedrooms offer wireless and wired internet connection to ensure guests can tap into our high speed internet, have Samsung Smart TVs fitted with amplified Soundbars and Apple Airport Express, enabling guests to stream audio and video from their own devices or from their NetFlix accounts, plus USB power sockets for charging devices. The entertainment isn’t limited to the bedroom; in the en-suite bathrooms, guests can control their music from a keypad to play over high quality Blucube speakers. The hotel features a private, original art collection including works by Scottish artists John Bellany, Peter Howson, Steven Campbell, Henry Kondracki and John Bratby. 24 Royal Terrace’s facilities include rt’s bar, a stylish meeting point for guests serving a carefully selected menu, from Scottish and continental breakfast in the morning, to tapas in the evening. A champagne afternoon tea is also on offer at rt’s between 2 and 5pm daily. rt’s serves a fine range of whiskies, playing to Royal Terrace’s historical nickname, ‘Whisky Row’, a reference to the number of spirit merchants who lived on the terrace when it was newly built. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 24 Royal Terrace

Address: 24 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $126 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 24 Royal Terrace 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Avoid the top rooms unless you are fit as there isn't a lift”
 of 5 bubbles Bachyoung, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a ground-floor room if you have mobility issues.”
 of 5 bubbles Dejavu000, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 3 next reception!”
  • Cramped and poor lighting
  • Couch too close to screen, single mattressx2
  • Unheated and poor
 of 5 bubbles f2s, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room at the back to avoid street noise”
 of 5 bubbles edinburghtrip, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Street facing rooms are potentially a little noisier, but worth it for the view”
 of 5 bubbles TravelGirlUK89, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
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