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Royal Overseas League
Scotland
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71 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Too good to share!”
Reviewed 23 April 2011

As a Club rather than a hotel you can expect friendly professional service, a great atmosphere and an old world feel about the place. I felt as though I'd stepped back in time! I have stayed in far better rooms, but had been upgraded from a single room to a small double and was blown away by the stunning view of Princes Street Gardens and the castle. Bottled water and delicious shortbread were bonuses with the usual in-room refreshments. The bathroom was really tired but perfectly adequate - and spotlessly clean.

The restaurant dinner was as old-fashioned in style as the Club, but very nice nonetheless: again the view, even at night, of the castle looming above, was mesmerising. The breakfast was 5-star; one of the best I have ever had - huge choice of fresh fruit, yoghurts, prunes/figs, etc., cereals, porridge, scrambled egg with smoked salmon, full Scottish breakfast, etc. etc. And that view again.

On a second night, I fared better with the informal evening meal in the cocktail bar - delicious. The staff are friendly and attentive, especially appreciated when travelling alone. There is an Overseas League magazine to read which would encourage me to join if I stayed in Edinburgh regularly or travelled elsewhere in the world.

I am looking forward to returning as soon as possible. It's a not-so-hidden gem in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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sebastopol, ca
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

For me, this was a 5-star, but I do recognize that a clean, perfectly located hotel with grandma's old furniture may not be everybody's cup of tea! Though everything is very old, they keep it clean clean clean. The Smiles and out-of-the-way helpfulness were as good as the million-dollar view. Watched the noon cannons fire from the castle from my room. Amazing.

The TV was flat screen and mounted on the wall. Handy light switches from the bed. Elevator. Delicious full breakfast with table service. Strong, good coffee. There's an elevator, though it's small and old. They let you use their (slow) computer for free, which was really handy. There's a big drug store next door-- and a grocery store 2 blocks up.

This place is right where you want to be. Shopping, parks, castle, royal mile-- all an easy walk. bus, train or taxi practically out the door.

Negatives? It's worn and grandma-like. It's a busy street, so not for light sleepers-- but I slept with the window open every night and it was ok.

With this location and the extremely friendly and personal service... I can't wait to stay here again. It was the first stop on my month-long adventure and really felt like home. Oh-- and loved the daily bottle of water and cookies.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Notts
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Reviewed 26 March 2010

This hotel/club is right in the centre of Edinburgh. While a little dated, it was good value
and I would not hestitate in staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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Bristol, England
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Reviewed 23 February 2009

We stayed at the royal overseas hotel for my 50th birthday. It was a perfect base for sightseeing. We were lucky enough to have the Pentland suite, it was very clean and comfortable with a wonderful view of the castle. The breakfast was exceptional with a variable choice. The staff are very freindly and helpful. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Belfast
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Reviewed 24 July 2007

This is a club rather than a hotel. That said it is open to the public. The location is tremendous - the view from the breakfast room is first class looking straight up to the Castle.

The rooms corridors etc are small and simply furnished in a 1950's style - well actually they may have been furnished last in the 1950's!

Still homely clean and tidy.

I enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed June 2006, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Royal Overseas League

Property: Royal Overseas League
Address: 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 205 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,075 - ₹ 25,969
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Overseas League 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guest rooms available to members and member-referrals. Function rooms for Conferences, Weddings and Dinner or Lunch parties are available to non-members. ... more   less 
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