Royal Overseas League  3 stars

100 Princes Street ,Edinburgh Eh2 3Ab, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 3AB  show mapSave
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Overview

Centrally located in the heart of Edinburgh, the elegant Royal Overseas League hotel is just a short stroll away from Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens.

Built in the late 19th century the accommodation offers contemporary meeting rooms with high-tech equipment and internet connectivity.

The hotel’s 20 comfortable guestrooms feature signature furnishings, premium fabrics, temperature control, cable television, in-room safes, telephones, desks and internet connection.

The Restaurant 100 and the Observation bar serve contemporary Scottish cuisine.

Edinburgh International Airport is 10km away.

Number of rooms   20.

Distance to:

  • City center Edinburgh - 2700 ft
  • Airports: Turnhouse (EDI) - 6.2 mi, Dundee (DND) - 35.3 mi
  • Train stations Edinburgh Waverley station - 2300 ft
  • Bus stop - 1400 ft
  • Restaurants: Castle Terrace (Cuisine: Scottish) - 1800 ft, Kanpai Sushi (Cuisine: Japanese) - 2000 ft
  • Parks Princes Street Gardens - 500 ft
  • Ski areas Midlothian Ski Centre - 1100 ft

Rooms

All 20 spacious guestrooms with panoramic city views offer stylish furniture, natural linen, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, direct-dial phones, safety deposit boxes, working desks, separate bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and free high-speed internet access.

Standard double room comes with a double bed, natural bedding, a desk, a coffee-maker, a hair dryer and wake-up calls.

Superior double room has a double bed, blackout drapes, natural fabrics, a coffee-maker, a hair dryer and turn-down service.

Classic room features a double bed, blackout drapes, premium fabrics, a coffee-maker, an iron, a clock and pay movies.

All children under the age of six may stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Dining options

Continental breakfast is served for free at the Restaurant 100 from Monday to Saturday from 7.30am till 9.30am and on Sundays from 8.30am till 10.30am.

The Restaurant 100 offers innovative Scottish delicacies with magnificent views over the Edinburgh Castle and stunning Old Town daily from 7.30am till 9pm.

The Observation bar serves classic cocktails and light snacks every day from early morning till 6pm.

Work

The modern meeting rooms convenient both for small business events and large conferences and accommodating from 10 up to 100 delegates come with high-tech office equipment.

Free wireless internet connection is available in the entire hotel.

Additional features

The hotel offers luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, daily newspapers and magazines, dry cleaning, laundry, room facilities, non-smoking rooms, room service, ironing facilities, heating, in-room safes, dining facilities, in-room breakfast, business facilities, fax/photocopying service, facilities for people with disabilities, meeting and banquet facilities.

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Facilities

General
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area

Policies

Check-In

from 15:00-23:00 hours

Check-Out

until 07:00-11:00 hours

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

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All 20 spacious guestrooms with panoramic city views offer stylish furniture, natural linen, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, direct-dial phones, safety deposit boxes, working desks, separate bathrooms with complimentary toiletries and free high-speed internet access.

Standard double room comes with a double bed, natural bedding, a desk, a coffee-maker, a hair dryer and wake-up calls.

Superior double room has a double bed, blackout drapes, natural fabrics, a coffee-maker, a hair dryer and turn-down service.

Classic room features a double bed, blackout drapes, premium fabrics, a coffee-maker, an iron, a clock and pay movies.

All children under the age of six may stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Superior Double Room
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Royal Overseas League Superior Double Room
Royal Overseas League Superior Double Room
Royal Overseas League Superior Double Room
Royal Overseas League Superior Double Room

The room with private bathroom is nicely appointed with one Double or Twin bed, comfortable work and day-rest furniture. The interior is classic with soothing pastel colors.

Executive Suite
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Royal Overseas League Executive Suite
Royal Overseas League Executive Suite
Royal Overseas League Executive Suite
Royal Overseas League Executive Suite

The spacious suite with private bathroom is nicely appointed with a Double bed, comfortable work and day-rest furniture. The suite is decorated and furnished in its own unique style.

Single Room
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Royal Overseas League Single Room
Royal Overseas League Single Room
Royal Overseas League Single Room
Royal Overseas League Single Room
Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed

The room with private bathroom is nicely appointed with a Single bed, dressing table, mirror. The interior is classic with soothing pastel colors.

Double Room
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Royal Overseas League Double Room
Royal Overseas League Double Room
Royal Overseas League Double Room
Royal Overseas League Double Room
Royal Overseas League Double Room
Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed

The room with private bathroom is nicely appointed with one Double or Twin bed, dressing table, mirror. The interior is classic with soothing pastel colors.

Royal Overseas League LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

What's nearby.

Edinburgh Castle, a well-known historic site is just 200m away from the hotel.

Doggerfisher Art Gallery, a popular cultural landmark is about 400m away.

Scottish Gallery is distanced approximately 800m away.

Arthurs Seat, a noted historic monument is less than 1km away.

Victoria Park, a famous recreation place is within 800m from the residence.

Princes Street Gardens, a well-known place of tourists’ attraction is about 200m away.

Edinburgh Playhouse, a popular theatre is just 1.2km away.

Waterloo Place, a famous historic site is approximately 1.4km away.

Tourist attractions
  • Scott Monument
    400 ft
  • German Christmas Market
    700 ft
  • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art
    700 ft
  • Edinburgh Castle
    1400 ft
Places of interest
  • Sir Walter Scott Monument
    400 ft
  • Speakers Corner
    700 ft
  • National War Museum Of Scotland
    1000 ft
  • New Club
    1000 ft
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    1000 ft
  • Mons Meg
    1000 ft
  • Saint Margaret's Chapel
    1000 ft
  • One O'Clock Gun
    1000 ft
  • Camera Obscura
    1400 ft
  • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill
    1400 ft
  • Tron Kirk
    1400 ft
  • James' Court
    1400 ft
  • The Georgian House
    1400 ft
  • 1400 ft
  • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk
    1400 ft
Convention centers
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    1400 ft
Shopping areas
  • Princes Mall
    400 ft
Amusement
  • Booth Enterprise
    400 ft
  • Nobles Amusements
    1000 ft
Museums
  • The Writers Museum
    1400 ft
  • City Art Centre
    1400 ft
Theaters
  • Assembly Rooms
    400 ft
Galleries
  • National Galleries of Scotland
    700 ft

Local Attractions

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One
    5100 ft
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden
    1.0 mi
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • The Queen's Hall
    5200 ft
    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
  • Our Dynamic Earth
    5300 ft
    112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
  • The Scottish Parliament
    5300 ft
    Horse Wynd, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Edinburgh Castle
    1200 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • University of Edinburgh
    200 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • Princes Street Gardens
    500 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • General Register House
    400 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • Princes Street
    500 ft
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum
    600 ft
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery
    900 ft
    The Mound, Edinburgh

Restaurants Nearby

  • Castle Terrace

    95% likes this, based on 903 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

    1800 ft
    33-35 Castle Terrace
  • Kanpai Sushi

    70% likes this, based on 243 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 34

    2000 ft
    8-10 Grindlay Street

    Phone: 0131 228 1602

  • Affogato

    86% likes this, based on 86 reviews
    Cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream

    2000 ft
    36 Queensferry Street
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

    78% likes this, based on 408 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 23

    2100 ft
    25-27 Cockburn Street

    Phone: 01312252832

  • The Pompadour by Galvin

    83% likes this, based on 131 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: USD 96 - USD 311

    2200 ft
    Princes Street

    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

Getting there.

Edinburgh International Airport EDI is within 10km from the hotel.

Dundee Airport DND is about 52km away.

Glasgow Airport GLA is approximately 76.2km away.

Getting around.

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is within 800m from the hotel.

The nearest bus stop is just 200m away.

Royal Overseas League Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Royal Overseas League

Average guest rating

8.4
out of 10
Exceptional
Based on 157 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
8.9
Location
8.8
Dining
8.5
Rooms
8.1
Value
8.5

Individual guest reviews

  • Single

    Great location and magnificent views of the castle from my room! Very easy to find and access to trains and buses. Staff very friendly and had great advice for exploring Edinburgh in two days.

    • Average rating
      10.0
  • Older travelers

    My wife and enjoyed the the friendly and informative approach of the staff who went that extra bit to see that we had a good overnight stay so much so that we would use the hotel again. We must also compliment your chef on our scottish breakfast, the quality and the presentation of the food was second to none and also pass our thanks to the gentleman who served our breakfast he was great.

    There were bits of the hotel which needed a bit upgrading

    • Average rating
      9.2
  • Couple

    We were in an attic room which was lovely with a round window overlooking the castle - a perfect view. Staff were so friendly.

    • Average rating
      9.6
  • Older travelers

    Location and view. Restaurant was good too.

    The rooms are a bit tired, but not a problem, especially with the location and view

    • Average rating
      7.4
  • Single

    Great location! Staff was very nice, and always there to answer and questions.

    Defiantly under renovations, seems like a transistion time for them. Might be better to go back in a year when they are finished the external work.

    • Average rating
      7.8
  • Single

    Very friendly and helpful staff, both at Reception and in restaurant. Location couldn't be bettered.

    My room and en-suite need updating, also the restaurant , corridors, etc. Lift gates did not open fully - difficult to get luggage in and out.

    • Average rating
      7.8
  • Older travelers

    the staff we excellent and very informed on the local area and if they didn't know did their utmost to find out.superb location for all local attractions as well as the pubs,restaurants and shops.

    • Average rating
      7.8
  • Single

    Old beautiful building with a comfortable room with beautiful castle view. Good location in the center and easy to reach by airport bus. Tasty, but quite heavy, breakfast with castle views.

    Elevator was not working, but fortunately they had other elevator for the staff in back of the hotel which could be used. Floors had whole floor carpeting and squeaked a lot and rooms were not soundproof. There was no safe deposit box in the room.

    • Average rating
      8.8
  • Group of friends

    One of our three rooms (a suite) had excellent view of the castle. Dinner was very good. Excellent location.

    Dusting and vacuuming in the rooms was poor. The lift was tiny. Breakfast took a long time to serve.

    • Average rating
      7.4
  • Family with children

    I like Michael who is the one who serves the breakfast, he is wonderful guy, makes you feel as if you are in 7 stars hotel. All the staff are wonderful and helpful, the young lady who greeted us by name once we stepped in the hotel to cleaning staff, all are wonderful really

    Not more really, but refrigerator and safe box might be considered. Also, I requested suite that looks at the castle, but they did not inform me that a scaffolding is hanging out side the windows. But those are not complaints those are comments really

    • Average rating
      8.2
  • Group of friends

    The view of the castle from the bedroom, even though there was scaffolding outside the window it did not block the view. Beds were very comfy, bathroom was clean and modern and the breakfast was excellent.

    The lift, but they were in the process of installing a new one.

    • Average rating
      7.8
  • Group of friends

    Reception staff very friendly and helpfull, excellent location. Bed very comfortable.

    Had to wait thirty five minutes for breakfast, only one person serving.

    • Average rating
      8.2
  • Older travelers

    Location

    No bathrobes Very low water pressure for shower skylight window shutter broken Small basic executive suite? Expensive basic room

    • Average rating
      5.4
  • Single

    Everything in the hotel is very narrow (passages, elevator etc.) which doesn't make it easy if you're travelling with big luggage. Castle views room are noisy (busy street) and wall insulation between rooms poor (I could hear squeaking floors from next door's neighbour). Bathrooms cry for refurbishment unless you like the old school look.

    • Average rating
      6.2
  • Single

    Friendly staff great position , lovely bed linen

    Trains can be heard till late at night- not too bad noisy fan in bathroom

    • Average rating
      8.8
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