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Rated from 2 to 5, Red Star ‘Inspectors’ Choice’ hotels are the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 1557 reviews

Prestigious hotel with a castle view and a top notch whisky bar

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At a glance

4 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Indoor parking
Dogs welcome

This elegant hotel enjoys a prestigious address at the top of Princes Street, with fine views over the city and the castle. Bedrooms and suites are stylishly furnished and all boast a thoughtful range of extras and impressive marble bathrooms. Hotel amenities include a Roman-style health spa, extensive function facilities, a choice of bars and two very different dining options – Brasserie Princes is bustling and informal, while Number One offers excellent Scottish and international fine dining.

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  • En-suite rooms: 188
  • Family rooms: 22
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £156
  • Double room, minimum price: £156

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Indoor parking spaces: 100 (charged)


  • Accessible bedrooms: 3
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 252
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 350
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 180
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 60


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 120

Getting here

Follow city centre signs. Hotel at east end of Princes Street, adjcent to Waverley Station.

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Nearest airport


Nearest train station

Edinburgh Waverley

Nearest motorway junction

M8 junction 1
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