Radisson Blu Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

80 High St., The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1TH, United Kingdom

3 Reviews

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 81% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Good For Families
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    I never stayed here, I stayed in Royal Mile Backpackers across the street for months though. I can only offer a story about it...basically its haunted.

    Unique Quality: This hotel is haunted. Back, long before it was the Crowne Plaza, this hotel had a fire. There were people that climbed into the food elevator (forget what they are called, but the elevator which takes food from the kitchen in the basement to the restaurant on the main floor) to try and escape the fire and burned to death.
    Ever since, there has been random times when the fire alarm goes off for no reason. Not only that, they find it impossible to shut it off. I saw this happen twice in 6 months while I was there.
    It may be cool, or an annoyance to you, depending on what you are looking for and your personality, but be prepared for it. It may happen at any time.

    I would recommend staying here though, just for the reason that it may happen to you and it would be a good story.

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    Quality Hotel


    My mother stayed here a few years back and still has fond memories of the visit. The hotel is a new build that easily blends into the High Street architecture.

    All rooms are well laid out and an extra bonus is the free broadband access. There is complimentary access to the Leisure Club and pool.

    Unique Quality: The hotel has an underground car park ttat is rare in a city centre hotel. The is a chargeof ?7.50 per day for this service.

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    Enjoyable and comfortable hotel in the "Old Town"


    The hotel is excellent, rooms comfortable and friendly staff.

    The restaurant and bar area is good and has a lively atmosphere.

    Unique Quality: Located on the Royal Mile next to St giles Cathedral and a short walk down to the High Street and Holyrood Palace.

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Good location

by TripAdvisor Member tinka14

We got a good rate for this hotel at £43 each for 1 night compared to some hotel prices, we weren't bothered about breakfast as we had to get up early to catch our flight back home and it wasn't included anyway.The hotel is being refurbished at the moment and there was some noise till about 5.15pm while we stayed there.Our room wasn't ready when we got there but the staff were extremely friendly and our luggage was stored away so we could explore Edinburgh.We came back over an hour later as asked and were able to get into our room.The hotel is very centrally located on the Royal Mile, about a 5 minute walk to Princes St and a little further to the train station.The room was adequate but nothing special, the best thing about the hotel would be the friendly staff and good location.I certainly wouldn't pay a lot of money to stay here and the other hotel we stayed in in Edinburgh was definitely a 4 star and much better value for money and included breakfast!!!! I would rate this hotel as being a 3 star at the moment, maybe when they have finished renovating it, it will be a 4 star.

great location but........

by TripAdvisor Member norfolk1

Just returned from a break at the radisson sas in edinburgh. the hotel location is excellent and must be the best feature. everything is right on the doorstep - directly on to the royal mile - excellent.
we stayed in a newly refurbished family room on the fourth floor. the room was enormous, comfortable and very clean. on the minus side, it was very sparsely furnished and lacked storage space. the temperature control unit was not working and the room was a little on the cold side. but apart from those minor points we were very pleased with the room.
the main thing that we were very unhappy about was that on checking in we were informed that the rate we were paying did not include a breakfast. this was not made clear to us on booking and does not tell you this on their web site. most of the rates mid week do not include breakfast. we were told that should we like a breakfast it would be £14.50 per person including any children over 7. so double check your booking. we thought the rate we were paying should have included breakfast. we have stayed in other hotels and paid less and the rate has included breakfast. we stayed in this same hotel 2 years ago (although was then the crowne plaza), paid less per night and received breakfast. so beware - should you find yourself without breakfast, we found an excellent restaurant up the hill towards the castle on the left called 'ciao ragazzi' - they do a fantastic full cooked breakfast (cooked fresh to order) for £5.25 - no comparison! they are open at 8.30 whereas most of the other cafes open at 9.00. all in all we had a fantastic break - edinburgh is a wonderful place to visit and the people are friendly and inviting.

Disappointed by refurbishment

by TripAdvisor Member allric

Stayed in one of the newly refurbished rooms but very disappointed.

The room (409) was an attic room and seemed smaller than many of the others.

Although the windows were double glazed there were gaps in the frames which caused a cold draught. ( And in Edinburgh cold is cold....) Not helped by the fact that the heating/air conditioning system was not working properly throughout the refurbished area of the hotel. The room was quite chilly at times throughout our stay. We eventually managed to get a heater from them and I noticed that other guets had also resorted to this.

I don't know if it was the fact that the windows had not been sealed properly but the room was also extremely noisy from the traffic outside on Royal Mile and in this part of town this is a 24 hours per day problem.

There was no mirror above the dressing table or within reach of any power point which made it impossible for my wife blow dry her hair. The mirror in the bathroom was unuseable because the extractor fan did not work and so it was misted and impossible to use. They eventually brought us a mirror but only after being asked several times.

The bulb in one of the side lights in the room flickered throughout our stay and was not fixed despite our requests.

The TV movie system had not yet been activated at the time of our visit.

Worst of all the hotel twice deactivated our room keys during our stay and told us this was because they had not taken a proper credit card swipe at the time of our check in. They were kind enough to leave a message for us on the room phone telling us that they had done this - but only after they had shut us out of the room!

The £14.50 additional charge for breakfast, which is a mediocre buffet, is just ridiculous.

The front of house manager tried to be be helpful and sort out our problems and this was appreciated but several members of staff openly blamed the poor quality of the refurbishment for the problems we were having.

Hopefully these will all be teething problems that will be sorted out but we are disappointed enough to exclude Radisson from the list of companies we are considering for a cruise in a few months time.

Highly recommended

by TripAdvisor Member Adventurer

Stayed her in June, 2005, for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The location just could not be bettered as it sits at the busy end of the Royal Mile. You step out of the hotel into one of the most interesting and lively roads you are ever likely to visit.
The room we had was great. The hotel is at the heart of Edinburgh in the midst of lively, city noise. Our room was equipped with interior double glazing and when it was closed you could not hear a sound from the street.
The room was spacious and spotlessly clean.
The staff at the Radisson could not have been more helpful or friendly.
The breakfast was excellent and dining room staff were welcoming and efficient.
We are going to Berlin in September and staying at the Radisson there. If it is half as good as Edinburgh, it will be good enough for me.


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 Radisson Blu Hotel

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Address: 80 High St., The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1TH, United Kingdom