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“Unforgettable !!”
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The Rutland Hotel
Ranked #8 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Unforgettable !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

I stayed at The Rutland Hotel this weekend with a group of 22 of us to celebrate my sister getting married (hen event) . I do not normally write reviews on places but I feel that on this occasion I just had to as the experience was nothing short of amazing !!

The best thing about this hotel has to be the staff and the service you get. Everyone is so friendly and nothing that we asked for was too much trouble. Even though we were a big hen group the staff were completely un-phased by it and treated us really well.

The rooms were all clean, beautifully decorated and all had lovely individual touches including muffins, books, chocolates and ghd's etc.in the rooms.
As we pretty much had every room for our group, I got to see almost every room in the hotel. Each room was different in terms of decoration, all beautifully done but all cleverly stuck to a central elegant theme which I loved.

The location was perfect if you want to be near the city centre as all amenities (shops, castle and other attractions are within walking distance from the hotel which was great as we did not have to rely on taxis to get about.

The restaurant, Khyloe, which we ate in on the first night, has a great menu and the food was fantastic, the steak has to be eaten to be believed it was great ! The only downside was possibly the breakfast as the sausage that I had was quite underdone but that was an absolutely minor point and I am sure if I had mentioned it they would have cooked another one for me ......as that is what their service is like.

We also attended a Cocktail Making masterclass which was run by the hotel in 'The One Below' , Anthony who ran this (apologies if got his name wrong) was brilliant he has won awards and you could definitely tell as he and his team all appeared very experienced and got us all making cocktails by the end of the night, not as well as he did but we tried at least !! :-)

Finally again I come back to the service at the hotel which was the most unforgettable part of our stay. If you want to stay in a hotel which is clean, local attractions on your doorstep, where the food is amazing but at really reasonable prices (20% off when staying at the hotel), where the staff are welcoming and nothing that you ask for is too much trouble then this is the place for you.

The entire party, including the 'bride to be' came back absolutely raving about the place and the service and how they would definitely go back again. I have stayed in a number of hotels around the world from 3 - 5star and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel all around as one of the best if not the best that I have stayed in and I think that the staff service is the main contributing factor to this.

Thanks to everyone at the Rutland for making my sister's hen event an absolutely unforgettable experience !

Room Tip: If you need to sleep three in a room i.e. to include a Z bed, then room 6 is preferable. If you a...
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

Don't be put off by the decor of the lobby this is one great experience. The room was large, bed extremely comfortable and the amenities plenty but the very best thing about this hotel is the service you will receive from its staff, any problem, any advice, any recommendations they are there to help. The location is perfect walking distance to all attractions and great restaurants nearby. We also enjoyed there in house restaurant for a delicious evening meal. Would we come back, absolutely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

Stayed here our last night in Scotland. Perfect location for exploring Edinburgh on foot. Friendly and helpful staff, Hannah was great. Clean and comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012 via mobile

The Rutland is an amazing hotel! The rooms are clean and comfortable - comfy beds and gorgeous decor. The bathroom had jacuzzi bath and shower - only small negative i would say is that shower is in bath which is fine but bath sits quite high. I'm 5ft 6 so not particularly short but it was almost a struggle to get out without falling! So hold onto bath rail... However don't let this minor thing put you off staying here as it more than makes up for it with friendly staff, welcome muffins and complimentary water and wifi! We also were kindly given a bottle of prosecco for our anniversary celebrations ;-) nice touch! We also made use of the 20% discount in Kyloe, gormet steakhouse into hotel which was excellent! Then to top off a brilliant stay, a very tasty full Scottish breakfast the next morning before check out. The atmosphere was perfect, very relaxed and soothing tunes playing in the background! Keep up the good work Rutland! We will definitely be back and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be central to all Edinburgh's sights, shops & bars! However just be prepared for the heat in the corridors and staircase... It can be very warm!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

Fabulous. Small and quiet with only 12 rooms. Didn't see or hear another guest for our stay to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Beautiful rooms. Great bar downstairs. Central location with views up to the Castle.

The staff (Isobelle) was so helpful and showed us to our room on arrival rather than being directed like in so many other places. She sorted out a request I made from our room by phone it seemed like before I put the receiver down.

The whole experience was great and the hotel gives the impression that they would move Heaven and Earth to do whatever you asked for.

I will have no hesitation in staying again.

Room Tip: Room 6. Big room, great Castle views. Lovely decor.
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Additional Information about The Rutland Hotel

Property: The Rutland Hotel
Address: 1 - 3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#6 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#11 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#17 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,594 - ₹ 33,450
Hotel Class:4 star — The Rutland Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rutland Hotel is set right in the heart of the city centre at the west end of Princes Street boasting exceptional views of Edinburgh Castle. An elegant boutique hotel with twelve beautifully appointed guest rooms and 5 luxury serviced apartments. Three are 2-bedroom and 2 are 1-bedroom, 2 with a private garden. Our guests comfort and enjoyment is at the forefront of our minds with Arran Aromatics toiletries and Nespresso coffee machines coupled with little curios and a well-stocked mini bar in every room. The Rutland Hotel is also home to Kyloe Restaurant and Grill - a glorious gourmet steakhouse and The Huxley, a friendly, homely bar serving great burgers & dogs with carefully crafted cocktails. ... more   less 
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