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Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

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7.5
Good
7,214 reviews
+44 844 815 9017

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar or Lounge
Business Center

Moderate Hotel With Access to Everything

Start Exploring As Soon As You Arrive

Mercure Edinburgh City Hotel is located on Princes Street, in the heart of Edinburgh. The airport shuttle bus stops nearby, and the train station is only a two-minute walk away. Since arriving at the hotel is so easy, the hotel's willingness to offer early check-in or store bags means visitors don't waste time before they start exploring the town.

Main Sights of Edinburgh Within Walking Distance

The hotel's street, Princes, is the main shopping street of Edinburgh. The street has views over Old Town and Edinburgh Castle; some hotel rooms and the restaurant also have castle views.

It's pleasant to walk through Princes Street Gardens on your way to the Castle, where the Scottish crown and scepter are displayed. Scottish plaids are explained in the Tartan Weaving Mill near the Castle.

Enjoy modern culture at the National Gallery of Modern Art, which is within walking distance of the hotel. The entertainment and nightlife on the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket area is only a short walk away. You can choose from a variety of theaters and pubs to visit.

Free Movies in Your Room

Rooms have double or single beds, and all rooms include free WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and tea and coffee makers. In Privilege and Superior Rooms, movies are unlimited, and Nespresso coffee machines are provided. Some rooms have views of the Castle and Princes Street Gardens; superior rooms on the seventh floor have private balconies looking toward the Castle.

Cribs are also available for infants and children.

Typical British Fare

Take part in British tradition when you enjoy the Mercure Edinburgh afternoon tea. Taste a variety of scones and finger sandwiches, and have a glass of Prosecco if tea isn't your cup of tea.

Earlier in the day, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the dining room. The dining room also offers lunch and dinner, with menu options that include Cumbrian steak, British pies, and Indian and Mediterranean flavors. The room service menu lists similar choices, which is available during limited hours. Room service serves basic sandwiches all day long.

At the bar, you can enjoy Scottish whisky, specialty coffee, or hot chocolate, paired with a light meal. Other bar drinks include cocktails and draft or bottled beer.

The Bottom Line

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel is an old-fashioned hotel in one of the best locations in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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53 Princes Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2DG
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User Highlights
7.5
Good
Location
"Hotel location is superb" "Hotel room and location were phenomenal"
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
Service
"Restaurant staff are efficient and thoughtful" "Staff and location are superb"
93% found the staff to be very friendly.
68% said the reception staff was ok.
Breakfast
"Eggs on the deck were a disgrace" "Breakfast was very poor"
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Cleanliness
"Spotlessly clean accommodation" "Clean and excellent facilities"
Only 57% said rooms were clean enough.
80% said the bathroom was dirty.
Room
"Chairs are shabby and dirty" "Very dirty and damaged tiles"
89% thought the view was good.
80% complained about the bathroom.
Value for money
"Like an absolute thief by your restaurant staff" "Price of the room was overpriced"
67% said the breakfast was too expensive.
The price was ok for 56%.
WiFi
"No signal" "Poor signal"
61% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
Comfort
"The fan was deafening" "Bathroom fan broken"
76% said the beds were comfortable.
60% said rooms were small.
Amenities
"Common areas were poorly maintained and damaged" "Stained and chipped chairs in the lounge"
70% thought the building wasn't nice.
84% didn't like the architecture.
Vibe
"Overall hotel was very tatty and dated" "General decor was becoming shabby"
90% criticized the unstylish hotel.
69% didn't like the unstylish hotel.

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There aren't necessarily a lot of frills with the Mercure, but the comfort is genuine in the streamlined guest rooms. The second floor reception area offers floor-to-ceiling windows that...
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
169
Fees
Add-ons
  • Breakfast Fee: GBP 13.95 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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