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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
18-21 Market StreetEdinburghScotlandEH1 1BLUnited Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near St. Giles' Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free*!
Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
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From 2,511 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

from Rs8,591
  • Classic Room
  • Basic Room
  • Room With View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 208 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Elevator/lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


One Lounge - This lobby lounge serves light fare only.

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom’s small print

Also known as

  • Edinburgh-Royal Motel One
  • Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
  • Motel One Hotel Edinburgh-Royal
  • Motel One Edinburgh-Royal Scotland


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 9.50 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


  • In Old Town
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 3 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 6 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 8 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 12 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 29 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 25 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 15 min drive
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 883 reviews

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Edinburgh City Break
Very enjoyable stay in this centrally located hotel, just a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley railway station. The room was spacious, quiet and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. We asked for a room with a city view and were very pleased we did (see photo from room attached), great location minutes from many attractions. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Colin, gb2 night trip
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Very Good8.0
a short stay
a short stay, good location, the service was good and friendly, the room not up to much very plan, sink cracked and leaking, room needing a makeover....
David, gb1 night trip
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Very Good8.0
The television didn't work
Russell, gb1 night trip
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good Design? Not so much.
The hotel was designed by a schizophrenic. Half of the three plugs in the hotel room were standard European plugs, the other standard UK plugs. But near the tea kettle, not a plug was to be found. The only one near a shelf (where one would put a kettle) was a European plug, yet the kettle was UK. Dumbfounded, when I asked the front desk for help solving this simple conundrum, I was told that they permitted me to move furniture?! The public bathroom was only half constructed. The walls were a bland white matching the ceiling; 40% of TV stations were in German; the shower sprayed into the bathroom with no possible remedy. Such was the ridiculousness of the interior design. The location is amazing, everything else, confounding.
Peter, us3 night trip
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Motel 1 review.
Hotel is well situated being a short distance from the railway station. Check in was quick and friendly. The room was disappointing, very Spartan with no where to put clothes other than a few hangers on a rail. There was tea/coffee facilities but nowhere near the table they were on to plug the kettle in so it had to go on the floor. A few more furnishings would have made all the difference. This was pointed out when I checked out and was told that this would be addressed when the rooms are refurbished early next year.
Hugh, gb2 night trip

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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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