Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
What We Love
- A memorable escape on the Royal Mile itself, including breakfast and welcome proseccoThe unbeatable location on the Royal Mile, near all the main attractions
- The full Scottish breakfast, with all the trimmings, including haggis, and welcome prosecco
- The lack of traffic noise in the guest rooms – surprising for such a central hotel
What To Know
- The hotel is currently undergoing a $6 million renovation, which is expected to be completed in March
- The restaurant has gluten-free and celiac menu items
- There's an on-site fitness center and indoor pool
A warm Scottish welcome awaits you at this grand hotel, in a buzzing central location that’s hard to beat. Step out the door of the Radisson Blu Edinburgh and you’re right in the heart of the old city, on the famous Royal Mile, within a Highland Fling’s distance of all the main attractions.
Back at your base, behind a 16th-century-style facade and sturdy stone walls, you’ll find a calm lobby with polished floors, shiny surfaces and dove-gray accents. Elsewhere, generously sized rooms have recently undergone a slick multimillion-dollar facelift and are surprisingly quiet, considering the lively setting below.
With more than a hundred choices, the breakfast buffet at this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is also fantastic, while the authentic Scottish treats at Itchycoo restaurant are no less impressive. A cozy leisure center, with a tranquil indoor pool and well-equipped gym, completes the picture of what you’ll get inside – when you’re not steps away, listening to a bagpipe player or shopping for a new tartan, that is.
You’ll stay in a comfortable Standard room with soothing hues, plush bedding and all the
Each morning, you’ll be treated to an authentic range of Scottish treats at the Super Breakfast Buffet in The Restaurant. For lunch and dinner, Itchycoo Bar and Kitchen offers quality traditional fare with a modern twist, such as Arbroath smokie fishcakes. Gluten-free/celiac diets are catered for upon request. In the summer, you can watch the world go by from the outdoor terrace.
The enviable location on the Royal Mile allows easy access to Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Other attractions include the iconic Scottish Parliament, National Museum of Scotland and the Scotch Whiskey Heritage Center. Waverley Station is steps away.
How to Get There
We had such a great experience at this hotel! It’s a perfect location, right on the royal mile and surrounded by many restaurants, shops, and bars, while never being too loud. Staff was very friendly and hotel was clean and modern. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Edinburgh!
Managed to get tickets for the Scotland Wales 6 Nations game, so decided to make a weekend of it. We opted to travel to Edinburgh by train rather than drive and the Raddison is quite close to Waverly Station. The whole train thing turned out to be a bad decision, but choosing the Radisson Blu turned out a much better decision.
Thanks to cancelled trains we got to the hotel late Friday night, not in the best of moods. However, the check in was simple and the staff friendly. The room was excellent and after a bracing dream from the bar, I felt much better. It was cold and wet as well as late, so no exploring Edinburgh that night, but after a good nights sleep, we were looking forward to the rugby.
Breakfast at the hotel was unhurried and very tasty. The porridge was good as were the kippers and full Scottish. The girls decided to visit the pool after breakfast whilst I wandered out for an hour. The hotel staff were helpful in offering advice on where to go and on the quickest way to Murrayfield.
A great experience and a great dinner in Edinburgh was capped off by another few relaxing drinks in the Radisson and another good nights sleep.
The room was well equipped and had some great facilities for our daughter whom was most impressed with her ‘special area’. This included a blackboard and chalks plus a selection of toys. The staff also provided her with enough sweeties to sink a battleship, which was kind, even if it had her on a massive sugar rush most of the time.
In summary it was a good fun weekend despite Scotrail and the hotel helped significantly. We re already planning a return visit later in the year to explore more of Edinburgh from the Radisson.
I cannot really begin to say how wonderful our stay at this hotel was. From the moment we stepped through the door until the time we left. Radisson Blue know how to make you feel truly special. They made a romantic stay extra special. We also used the Spa and can recommend the foot, indian head massage and the deep tissue massage. We have to mention the receptionist that checked us in AYAT for the care, professionalism and curtousy with which she does her job. She set the standard and expectation for our stay and Raddison did not disappoint. Thank you for you smile.
Thank you Raddison. We will leave today and will definitely return soon!
We gave 5 stars for everything and everyone. This is what staying in a hotel should be.
Stayed at the beginning of March - weather was freezing, hotel was very central for everything - and was a haven from the bitter cold outside, cozy & charming & staff very welcoming and friendly.
Breakfast was exceptional with good quality produce lots of choice and attentive staff. Special shout out for the concierge who went out of his way to be helpful and friendly during our stay and booked us into a great little indian restaurant around the corner that was bustling and full of life - just what we wanted when we had walked round and round in circles trying to find somewhere ourselves. There were nice touches such as the rack of umbrella's available for guest's use - after all this is Scotland!
But most of all - the pillow menu....OMG. Best. Sleep. Ever!!! Thank you so much Radisson - we will most certainly be returning next time we are in town.
Had a great stay with some excellent staff who were really helpful with an unexpected delivery we had. The location is great too. Rooms were quiet and we were able to get an early breakfast to help us on our way to the next leg of the journey.