The Roxburghe

38 Charlotte Square Edinburgh EH2 4HG United Kingdom
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Hotel The Roxburghe


The Georgian elegance of The Roxburghe makes for an unforgettable experience.

Guests can choose from 199 rooms and suites, many located in the original Georgian building, all affording luxury with good sized beds, air conditioned comfort and sumptuous bathrooms.

As a wedding venue The Roxburghe is unsurpassed, giving the opportunity to create a record of the important day with photos taken in elegant settings, including Charlotte Square Gardens. There is a choice of seven meeting rooms with natural light that can accommodate groups from 6 to 300 delegates.

The George Street Bar and Grill offers the opportunity to dine in an elegant and fashionable atmosphere. Fresh seasonal ingredients and the best Scottish produce combine to delight the gourmet. Alternatively guests can relax in the comfort of their own room, ordering from the extensive room service menu.

Princes Street is within a two minute walk whilst Edinburgh Castle is nearby.

Price range

from ‎$116 to ‎$125


The Roxburghe


38 Charlotte Square, EH2 4HG, Edinburgh United Kingdom | 0.5 miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +44(844)8799063 | Fax:+44(131)2405555 | Official Homepage

Suitable for

  • Business People

Top 9 Features

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • TV
  • A/C
  • Terrace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hotel bar
  • Safe

Room features

  • Bathroom with bathtub,
  • Bathroom with shower,
  • Ironing board,
  • Windows that open,
  • Television,
  • Hairdryer,
  • Central heating,
  • Electric kettle,
  • Air conditioning,
  • Cosmetic mirror,
  • Mini-bar,
  • Radio,
  • Satellite TV,
  • Desk,
  • Small lounge,
  • Telephone,
  • Cable TV,
  • Refrigerator

Hotel features

  • Business center,
  • Cafe,
  • Entrance hall/ lobby,
  • Express check-in / out,
  • Elevator,
  • Gym,
  • Parking lot,
  • Garden or park,
  • Terrace,
  • Porter service,
  • Pets allowed,
  • Hotel bar,
  • Indoor swimming pool,
  • Hotel safe,
  • Conference rooms,
  • Non-smoking rooms,
  • PC with internet,
  • Restaurant,
  • 24-hour reception,
  • Snack bar,
  • Laundry service,
  • Wellness Center / Spa,
  • WiFi in Lobby,
  • Room service,
  • 24-hour room service,
  • Shoe cleaning service,
  • Fax,
  • Pants press,
  • Car rental at the hotel,
  • Concierge,
  • Number of floors,
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Sports Facilities

  • Boats to Rent,
  • Golf Course,
  • Minigolf,
  • Sailing,
  • Squash,
  • Indoor tennis court,
  • Tennis Court,
  • Yoga

Review Highlights
Positive Reviews
  • Superbly Located
    The Roxburghe is quietly located in the heart of the city, a short walk from the castle, conveniently placed for shopping, and the attractions of Edinburgh A superb venue for ...
  • Excellent Accommodation
    Guests who stay in a club room have access to the club lounge free tea, coffee and soft drinks and free wine, beer and canapés each evening Rooms are of good size, and well ...
  • Attentive Staff
    Nothing seems to be too much trouble for the excellent multinational staff The price of food and drink at the Roxburghe is reasonable, and the quality of a very high standard ...
Negative Reviews
  • Noises Off
    In one of the rooms you can hear everything happening out on the street, especially in the early hours Noise of music from an event held in the hotel intruded until late The ...
  • Update needed for Swimmers
    The pool needs to be updated The fee for car parking is over priced even for Edinburgh However there is free parking on the roads around the hotel and the square opposite from ...
  • The Infamous Grouse
    Did not like the breakfast: everything was over cooked “Why was porridge called oatmeal?? This is Edinburgh the capital of Scotland, not North America...
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Test Score

out of 100
Excellent Result from 20 Quality Tests
90% recommend this hotel (18 out of 20 testers)
95% say the hotel is suitable for couples
90% say the hotel is suitable for business travellers

Good To Know

  • The area surrounding the hotel is idyllic
  • There are lots of museums and attractions in the area
  • There are good shopping opportunities nearby
  • The hotel entrance is not handicapped accessible

Results in detail (Data is based on the average of all hotels on trivago)

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84 out of 100 based on 5026 reviews
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