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Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

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7.7
Good
8,171 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
7.7
Good
Location
"Hotel location is superb" "Car park ticket properly"
97% liked the proximity to shopping.
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Service
"Staff were faultless" "Check in was smooth and effortless"
95% found the staff to be very friendly.
73% said the reception staff was great.
WiFi
"Free wi-fi" "Free computer"
100% thought it was a great value.
Breakfast
"Breakfast was plentiful and delicious" "Delicious dinner and breakfast"
63% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Room
"Toilets in reception area very dirty" "Chairs are shabby and dirty"
90% thought the view was good.
81% complained about the bathroom.
Cleanliness
"Clean and excellent facilities" "Chairs are shabby and dirty"
Only 60% said rooms were clean enough.
55% thought it was rather dirty.
Value for money
"Had to pay full price for car park" "Prices for non alcoholic drinks are unreasonable"
63% said the breakfast was too expensive.
The price was too high for 53%.
Comfort
"Some tiles and it was quite cramped" "Toilets there were very small carpets"
77% said the beds were comfortable.
57% said rooms were small.
Vibe
"Overall hotel was very tatty and dated" "General decor was becoming shabby"
90% criticized the unstylish hotel.
77% didn't like the unstylish hotel.
Amenities
"Stained wallpaper and floors" "Lounge chairs were dirty"
73% thought the building wasn't nice.
89% didn't like the architecture.

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Rooms in need of an update
Hotel could use some updating
Great reception
Expert Reviews
Frommer's
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