B+B Edinburgh offers comfortable, contemporary rooms in a Georgian townhouse, within easy walking distance from the heart of Edinburgh.
The Royal Scots Club
Originally a military society founded after WWI to commemorate fallen soldiers of the Royal Scots regiment, The Royal Scots Club is today an elite association whose hotel accommodates both members and non-members alike. Located on a quiet Georgian crescent in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, the property encompasses three adjacent townhouses and is just a five to ten minute walk from Princes Street. The rooms are individually-styled, but decor tends to be fairly simple, with military pictures or portraits adorning the walls. Dining can be in either the informal public lounge bar, which offers lunch, afternoon tea and light bites in the evening, or in the formal restaurant.
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Each of the 28 rooms is dedicated to a member of the Royal Scots military regiment, giving the hotel a real sense of history. The en suite rooms are simply furnished and the décor can seem a little dated in places but everything is well-maintained, clean and comfortable. Blues, greys and russet hues prevail, with tartan patterns evident without being overwhelming. Superior rooms are the same size as executive rooms, but have a slightly better view. All rooms feature a TV, complimentary W-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.
Although just a five to ten minute walk from the shops and museums of Princes Street, The Royal Scots Club is situated in a quiet, residential Georgian crescent. The small independent shops and cafes in the immediate vicinity are excellent, and the Royal Mile is only a 15 minute walk from the hotel.
Food and drink
The main restaurant is only open to non-members for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner, although the informal public lounge bar serves light meals throughout the day. As the hotel is within close proximity to the central areas of Edinburgh, a wide selection of excellent restaurants and cafes are within easy walking distance, and the concierge staff will be happy to recommend their favourites.
The sense of history here is fantastic and we love the central yet quiet location.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
A stylish hotel showcasing the work of local Scottish designers, the Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh offers a vivid, contemporary retreat in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
A lavishly decorated country manor house located just a ten-minute drive from the heart of Edinburgh, Prestonfield House occupies the best of both worlds. Its exceptional service and cuisine, paired with spacious and opulent rooms, make this a highly recommended option.
The Radisson Blu is a contemporary hotel with comfortable, spacious rooms, ideally located on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh.
Located in the heart of Edinburgh, The Balmoral offers guests a deluxe experience from the beginning, with a greeting at the front door by a kilted and bereted doorman.
An elegant Georgian townhouse with 19 butler-serviced rooms, The Howard is an intimate property offering a high level of service in Edinburgh’s New Town.
Situated just below Edinburgh Castle, the Witchery by the Castle is a centrally located restaurant with rooms offering theatrical Gothic glamour to the height of luxury.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore some of the numerous historic monuments that litter the countryside around Edinburgh on a full-day tour of the region's most interesting castles, stately homes and palaces. Visit elaborate chapels, country manors and strategic defence positions as you learn about the region's history.
Discover Edinburgh's thriving food scene on a half-day walk around the city streets, stopping off to sample local, national and international food and drink along the way in the company of a passionate guide and a host of engaging restaurateurs.
Brave Edinburgh's darkest corners on a two-hour walking tour that leads you down narrow laneways and into underground vaults to hear stories of murder, mystery and intrigue and get an insight into the illicit goings on in the medieval city.
Your expert guide leads a walking tour through Edinburgh’s historical districts. Stroll up the Royal Mile and down the narrow side streets, called closes or wynds. Then discover the stylish shopping and elegant architecture located on New Town’s Georgian boulevards.