Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1BL  show map
 2 stars
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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

The comfortable 2-star Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is a great place to stay in Edinburgh. The hotel opened in 2012 and since then remains an example of Egyptian architecture in Edinburgh.

The hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh, near Holyrood Abbey, St. Giles Cathedral and Royal Botanic Garden. Just 1km from the center of Edinburgh known for Greyfriars Bobby Memorial, Edinburgh Castle and City Art Center.

Edinburgh Waverley train station lies within a 5-minute walk. Turnhouse airport is 15 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

This property has 205 guestrooms including Basic Room and Classic Room appointed with satellite TV, a dressing area, ironing facilities, a writing desk and heating. The non-smoking rooms feature city views. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and a shower.

Eat

A buffet breakfast is offered at the bar. Hot and cold drinks are offered in the wine bar.

Services

Guests at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal can take advantage of a baggage storage, a lift and a chapel and such services as tour assistance, 24-hour reception and housekeeping.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   208.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 7 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1BL

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    300 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    80 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    240 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    410 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    800 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    208

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Rooms and availability

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal Classic RoomMotel One Edinburgh-Royal Classic RoomMotel One Edinburgh-Royal Classic Room
Classic Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size bed
Size: 16m2
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  • Private bathroom
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Offering views over Edinburgh, this room has a flat-screen TV, a desk and an en suite bathroom.

Room facilities

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Motel One Edinburgh-Royal Edinburgh location
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    Hotel Address:

    18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1BL

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Edinburgh
      300 m
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Edinburgh Waverley station
      300 m
    • Bus stop
      300 m
    Restaurants
    • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
      80 m
    • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
      240 m
    Parks
    • Princes Street Gardens
      410 m
    Ski areas
    • Midlothian Ski Centre
      800 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      208

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghMotel One Edinburgh-Royal

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    Motel One Edinburgh-Royal Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    Places of interest

    • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 100 m
    • Gladstone's Land - 100 m
    • Real Mary Kings Close - 100 m
    • The High Kirk Of St. Giles - 200 m
    • David Hume Statue - 200 m
    • New Club - 200 m
    • Tron Kirk - 200 m
    • Walk along the Royal Mile - 200 m

    Convention centers

    • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 100 m

    Amusement

    • Nobles Amusements - 200 m
    • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard - 200 m

    Museums

    • Collective Gallery - 100 m
    • Edinburgh Police Centre - 100 m
    • City Art Centre - 100 m
    • Museum of Childhood - 200 m
    • The Writers Museum - 200 m

    Parks

    • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd - 100 m

    Local Attractions

    • Holyrood Park - 1.7km
      Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
    • Royal Botanic Garden - 2.0km
      The Garden, Edinburgh
    • Parliament House - 1.9km
      Royal Mile, Edinburgh
    • Holyrood Abbey - 1.8km
      Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
    • St. Giles Cathedral - 1.9km
      Royal Mile, Edinburgh

    Near the hotel

    • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 50 m
      31 Market Street, Edinburgh
    • Massa - 110 m
      36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
    • Museum on the Mound - 170 m
      The Mound, Edinburgh
    • Royal Scottish Academy - 210 m
      The Mound, Edinburgh
    • National Museum of Scotland - 250 m
      Chambers Street, Edinburgh
    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 330 m
      Castlehill, Edinburgh
    • Writers' Museum - 180 m
      Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 80 m

      Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
      Phone: 01312252832

      79% likes this, based on 416 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian
      Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 17

    • Number One - 280 m

      Address: The Balmoral Hotel
      Phone: 01315576727

      72% likes this, based on 435 reviews
      Cuisine: Scottish
      Price Range: GBP 63 - GBP 83

    • Blackfriars - 410 m

      Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St
      Phone: +(44)0131 558 8684

      72% likes this, based on 83 reviews
      Cuisine: British

    • The Pompadour by Galvin - 240 m

      Address: Princes Street
      Phone: +44 131 222 8975

      79% likes this, based on 106 reviews
      Cuisine: French, British
      Price Range: GBP 64 - GBP 211

    • Dubh Prais - 290 m

      Address: 123B High Street
      Phone: 0-131 557 5732

      70% likes this, based on 432 reviews
      Cuisine: Scottish

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      208

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    Motel One Edinburgh-Royal Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

    Average guest rating

    8.8out of 10
    Exceptional
    Based on 99 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    8.0
    Rooms
    8.0
    Service
    8.0
    Value
    8.0
    Dining
    8.0

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Location was fantastic. Lovely fresh and clean Loved the fire on the tv!!!!

      Would have preferred a cooked breakfast. No soap, just shower gel Possibly a bin in the room as well as the bathroom?

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      Fantastic location - right in the heart of the city. Everything was clean and the breakfast was excellent value for money.

      Not much to dislike about this hotel. It's minimalist so you won't see things like a phone in the room, kettle, etc. but it's great value for money and spotless.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Very comfortable bed and efficient shower. Excellent location - room very quiet indeed.

      Very difficult to find your way about - everywhere looks the same. No instructions in room or corridor about what to do in the event of fire or what the alarm sounded like. Soap in bathroom was in little bottles - unhygienic to remove top each time and danger of knocking over if left undone.

    • Single
      8.8

      Room was well designed and comfortable.

      Weird room numbering. My room 530 is on the 4th floor and I found several people wandering the halls looking for their rooms.

    • Single
      7.8

      Close to bus from airport, close to attractions, shopping, restaurants etc, nice decor, lovely view from room over city , top floor, did have full length mirror as you enter room. Bed comfortable ,

      No tea and coffee in room, no soap only shower jel, bathroom very compact , major problem for me no in room safe.

    • Couple
      8.8

      Wifi is out of order all night. No telephone inside room such that you cannot contact concierge in case of emergency. No water boiler inside room which is inconvenient as we are traveling at cold winter times.

    • Single
      10.0

      Phenomenal location, great value for money, stylish rooms.

    • Couple
      7.4

      Stylish, Bag drop facility, Nice staff.

      Abrasive bedsheets, broken toilet.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      All was good,,and comfy

      Continental breakfast

    • Couple
      8.8

      great location and staff were really helpful. room was lovely and bathroom was amazing

      bar staff were poor at times but understand this as it was the first day of being open.

    • Couple
      8.8

      Location is excellent, especially if you arrive by train (only 1 minute from the train station) and very close to the Royal Mile (2 min walk up the hill). Staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is brand new so everything is clean and tidy and has that 'new' smell. Bathroom is good quality and bath/shower towels are huge.

      Room is very compact. Not a lot of places to put your luggage. No coat hangers on the rail (might just be a teething issue as the hotel had just opened). Needs more hooks/rails in the bathroom to hang wet towels. The bed has two single duvets not one double - I was told that is how they do things in Germany... Not the most comfortable if you're sharing the bed with your partner.

    • Family with children
      9.6

      Great location, literally right next to Edinburgh Waverley Station and Princes Street

      Nothing to dislike.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Good location next to train station. Brand new so everything clean & fresh

      No tea/coffee making facilities Rails to hang clothes on but no coat hangers

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Clean and good price, staff very friendly and professional

      Had to pay £20 deposit for tea making facilities that should be in room as standard bit inconvenient taking back down to reception when checking out along with own bags etc

    • Couple
      9.2

      Great location - will stay here again on location alone. Central to everything and half a block from Airlink bus stop to/from airport. Also very clean and new.

      No closet or clothes hangers in our room.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Motel One Edinburgh-Royal Edinburgh location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1BL

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Edinburgh
      300 m
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Edinburgh Waverley station
      300 m
    • Bus stop
      300 m
    Restaurants
    • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
      80 m
    • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
      240 m
    Parks
    • Princes Street Gardens
      410 m
    Ski areas
    • Midlothian Ski Centre
      800 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      208

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghMotel One Edinburgh-Royal

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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