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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

I choose the ROSL London over a hotel for better personal security as an older woman travelling alone. I wanted reception staff to recognise me and be aware of when I came and went in case anything happened to me. After an eight night stay, the only staff member who recognised me was the breakfast room manager! A very expensive... More 

1 Thank Carol0743
Pearland, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Pros: Great view of Edinburgh Castle. Nice hotel stay. Breakfast is very good. Close to bars. Quirky: You literally get a metal key to your room. Late night checkin is greeted by actual person so make sure you let them know prior to showing up. Or door is locked. If you stay at the top floor you will need to... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2015

The hotel is about 7/9 blocks from the train station, at Princess Street, facing the Princess Gardens and the Castle. The restaurant is at the 2nd floor also facing the castle with excellent food and wine. We had a spacious and confortable room and ensuite bathroom also with a great view. Breakfast was fantastic but the best of all is... More 

4 Thank isaberra
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

Although not one of the cheapest hotels, the view of Edinburgh castle itself is worth paying a bit more. There always deals on the price to be found, as we did The rooms were clean, if in need of refurbishment but the beds were comfortable. The man serving breakfast gave us a map and marked out the sites we wanted... More 

1 Thank SusannahR-53
Isle of whithorn
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

Room was small and disappointing. Room 14 has no view and is very small and basic. Dominated by a flat screen TV on the wall. To be avoided. The Hotel, however, is in a perfect situation but parking is non existent. The staff, from reception to maids, cleaners and waiters were polite, friendly and extremely helpful. Nothing was too much... More 

1 Thank Richard4850
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We got a last minute deal at the Royal Overseas League hotel on a Saturday evening which in turn lead to a further couple of nights due to a self catering place in piershill edinburgh being a complete dive. The rooms were spotless in the Royal Overseas league, the views on our extra nights of the Castle were superb, the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Under Edinbrugh Castle, the League is centrally located. During the Fringe the fireworks viewed from ROSL roof are incomparable. Staff is possibly finest in Edinbrugh. Some Fringe events are actually held on premises but at any time this is a wonderful place to stay.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stayed here for the beginning of the festival. This is a lovely, quirky, hotel right in the centre of things, on the main shopping street and just around the corner from the best of the New Town. Good sized rooms, friendly staff and good food - although service could be a little slow at times. The only issue I... More 

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Derry N Ireland
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Brilliant hotel in great location staff excellent breakfast fantastic . Room lovely pity not on view facing side as missed the fireworks but brilliant none the less. Comforting bed massive tv with all the channels best coffee facilities with bottled water and hot chocolate.

2 Thank KerryGKP
middx UK
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

The hotel is in a great position, a nice cooked breakfast, however our room was basic and had a large stain on the carpet at the entrance to the bathroom. The reception staff were lovely however the barman was dodgy tried to charge us and another couple for drinks we did not have so watch your bills.

1 Thank susan m

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Princes Street and Gardens
Glaswegians tease Edinburghers that their High Street is only half one, since buildings only line one side. But what they don’t say is how extraordinary the views are from Princes Street as a result. From here you look onto expansive and decorative public gardens beneath the mighty basalt cliffs on which Edinburgh’s Castle stands proud above the rest of the dramatic old town skyline. Yet many of those on Princes Street look the other way, as they’re concerned with chain store shopping or catching the tram or a train at main train station Waverley. But it’s not all utility here; the Scottish National Gallery rewards purposeless wandering, and December’s huge winter market in the gardens begins a season of revelry which ends with Hogmanay, Britain’s largest New Year’s street party.
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Address: 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 3AB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Princes Street and Gardens
Price Range: $109 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Overseas League 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Castle view room fab but noisy”
 of 5 bubbles welldaws, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room to the front of hotel for view, back for a quiet room.”
 of 5 bubbles sandyandcath, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“View of the Edinburgh castle from front of hotel are spectacular.”
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 of 5 bubbles 178marcic, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Suites are a great size and have wonderful views. Can be a bit noisy though due to main road traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles SCU70, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay in rooms on 1-4 floor so you don't have to haul luggage up.”
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