US$65 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 22 Mar 2015 Check-out 23 Mar 2015

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

3 stars
View map of 53 Princess St, Edinburgh, EH2 2DG

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
14 reviews
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

The room was splendid and the price very good. The only thing that annoyed us was the far too loud... See full review

  • Aarhus
  • 28 Oct 2012
The hotel is in an excellent location.A

The hotel is in an excellent location.A little noisy at night because we had to keep the windows... See full review

  • Michael
  • 27 Jul 2010
The Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel offers a perfect location right on the world famous Princes Street close to numerous attractions and shops. Major sights surrounding the hotel include the Playhouse Theatre, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. This property's location is ideal for business as well as leisure travellers.
General

The Summit Conference Centre comprises 5 flexible conference rooms suitable for hosting discreet boardroom meetings or conferences for up to 50 delegates. Combined with its great location, the hotel's business services and conference facilities make it an ideal venue for a corporate event. Health conscious guests can visit the nearby fitness centre to keep themselves fit throughout their stay in the hotel.



Location

Conveniently located just 200 yards from Edinburgh Waverly Train Station and less than a kilometre from the bus station, the hotel is placed 6 miles from the airport and offers all its guests a warm and pleasing welcome.



  • 10 km to the Airport (Edinburgh)
Dining

The Arts Brasserie provides great views of the city and serves a cosmopolitan menu to suit all the tastes. At the end of the day, unwind and enjoy a drink in the friendly surroundings of the bar.
Rooms

With 158 rooms spanning over seven floors, the hotel offers an intimate feel. All the guestrooms are elegantly decorated and come with a host of modern amenities to make your stay more delightful.

Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel Rooms

1 Db bed Std Panorama V
Classic room with 1 double bed and castle view. Classic castle view bedroom with 1 double bed, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2 adults.
3 Sg beds Std
Classic room with 3 single beds. Classic bedroom with 3 single beds, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 3 adults.
2 Sg beds Classic
Classic room with 2 single beds. Classic bedroom with 2 single beds, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2 adults.
1 Db+1 Sg beds Clc
Classic family room for 2 adults and 1 child. Classic family bedroom for 2 adults and 1 child with flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2 adults and 1 child.
1 Db bed Dlx
Privilege room with 1 double bed. Upgraded bedrooms, many of which have view of Edinburgh Castle, with flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, unlimited movies, Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers. Sleeps 2 adults.
1 Db bed Sup Panorama V
Superior room with 1 double bed and castle view. One of our best rooms! Superior room with with views of Edinburgh Castle, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, unlimited movies, Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers. Sleeps 2
1 Db bed Clc
Classic room with 1 double bed. Classic bedroom with 1 double bed, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 2 adults.
1 Sg bed Clc
Classic room with 1 single bed. Classic bedroom with 1 single bed, flat screen TV, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathroom, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Sleeps 1 adult.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Safe
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Iron
Bath tub
Trouser press

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Hotel Map

55.9529 -3.1945
Nearby airports
EDI, (EDI), 12.87, KM, E;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0.2 km
  • Princes Street: 0.2 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.3 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 km
  • Parliament House: 0.5 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 km
  • Underground City: 0.6 km
  • Grassmarket: 0.6 km
  • Cowgate: 0.6 km
  • Princes Mall: 0.2 km
  • Princes Street: 0.2 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.3 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.4 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 km
  • Parliament House: 0.5 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 km
  • Underground City: 0.6 km
  • Grassmarket: 0.6 km
  • Cowgate: 0.6 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.6 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.6 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.7 km
  • Royal Mile: 0.7 km
  • Trinity House: 0.7 km
  • Georgian House: 0.9 km
  • People's Story: 0.9 km
  • Calton Hill: 0.9 km
  • Lauriston: 0.9 km
  • The Canongate: 0.9 km
  • Canonmills: 1.1 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 1.1 km
  • Stockbridge: 1.2 km
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.2 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 1.3 km
  • Meadow park: 1.3 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1.3 km
  • Holyrood: 1.4 km
  • Fountainbridge: 1.4 km
  • Dean Village: 1.4 km
  • Lochrin: 1.4 km
  • The Grange: 1.5 km
  • Powderhall: 1.5 km
  • Haymarket: 1.6 km
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.6 km
  • Pilrig: 1.6 km
  • Abbeyhill: 1.6 km
  • Marchmont: 1.6 km
  • Warriston: 1.7 km
  • Sciennes: 1.8 km

Dining

PRINCES DINING ROOM
The hotel's friendly, professional team make sure dishes from the Princes Dining Menu are served just the way you like. Order afternoon tea with scones and tempting snacks from the lounge menu, or take advantage of room service 24 hours a day.
PRINCES BAR
The Princes bar offers a range of wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks with helpful and experienced bar staff to ensure that you have everything you need. Light meals are available in the bar allowing you to continue relaxing.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (14)

Ratings and reviews for Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.7

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Robi
Business
Peebles, Scottish Borders
22 Nov 2012

Special hen weekend

Had a lovely time in Edinburgh always do but on our arrival the receptionist Lola was very rude and she was the only person there on check in. Rooms and the overall hotel was very nice but our arrival changed our minds as it was a special treat for my friend. Had a fantastic night out!! On our departure we gave the receptionist our parking card and they scanned it for us, when we phoned about parking the said it would b £3.00 even as we were staying at a weekend, went to pay for it and it was £6.70 and way too far to walk back so wasnt pleased with that. The wedding is at the mercure barony castle that you have recently taken over and I am really reconsidering my stay there as wasn't happy with the staff on the hen night don't want that to be the same on the wedding! Have to stay though our view from room was amazing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Cocktail making at tigerlily was a fabby night with all the girls!!

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aarhus
Business
Denmark
28 Oct 2012

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

The room was splendid and the price very good. The only thing that annoyed us was the far too loud music in the breakfast room, which has fantastic views.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Emma412
Business
Leven Fife
12 Sep 2012

Fantastic location

Fantastic located hotel right in the middle of Princes Street. Our hotel room looked right onto the Castle and the Scott's monument. Had a little panic at reception when we went to check in but after leaving our luggage in the luggage room and doing a bit of shopping our room was sorted. We stayed in a standard twin room which was fine, basic but with tv, coffee machine, iron etc...great view. Only thing I would complain about was there was no fan in the bathroom which ade the room fairly hot after we both had had showers. I would defiantly stay at this hotel again simply for the location! Emma C

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: In Hotel

The shops are on your door step as the hotel in bang in the middle of Princes Street! Fantastic location!

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
solotasha
Business
uk
5 Sep 2012

OVERBOOKED

We were on a 2 night break pre-booked at this hotel. On arrival they told us they had over booked and moved us across the road to another hotel. But still expected us to move back the next day which obviously incurred disruption to our plans etc. Very poor service with no hint of recompense for our trouble.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
melamine
Business
Hong Kong
14 Aug 2012

Best location, good price for Edinburgh in August.

Price of accommodation in Edinburgh is crazy during festival time. The deal we find here is great in terms of this period, only slightly higher than sleeping in youth hostel dorm beds! We watched tattoo in it's only a short walk back to hotel from Edinburgh Castle, which is a bonus at 23:00. Hotel location is only across the street from the train station and airport bus station, perfect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Techy
Business
London
6 Aug 2012

Great Location, terrible beds

The location was very convenient being literally 2 minutes away from the train station. Unfortunately the hotel is old and is in need of a facelift. The worst part however was the bed which has probably not been replaced in 20 years. Typical sub-standard European hotel which just serves to confirm my feelings of rather vacationing in Asia than in Europe where you need to spend a king’s ransom for descent night sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary.
Business
Ireland
21 Jul 2012

Solo traveller.

As a solo traveller,i spent 5 days in the Mercure Hotel on Princess street.It was a very pleasant trip overall.The staff were extremely pleasant and very helpful.It is my third time to stay at the Mercure and have thoroughly njoyed each visit.Location is perfect for everything to do and see in Edinburgh.And lastly a big thank you to Gramham on desk who very kindly helped me to download my return ticket.Tnks Gramham.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael
Business
Not Provided
27 Jul 2010

The hotel is in an excellent location.A

The hotel is in an excellent location.A little noisy at night because we had to keep the windows open.The breakfast choice was excellent.We werent impressed with the evening meal .It was only average for the price we paid.The staff were excellent and very obliging.Would definitly return to this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
24 Mar 2010

Very convenient location in the

Very convenient location in the new town but the room is quite small and compact.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tamara
Business
Not Provided
7 Feb 2010

When I initially arrived I was

When I initially arrived I was given a very small dingy room which looked out onto a brick wall. After requesting a move the staff were more than pleased and helpfull to assist. The location is excellente, would recommend it to anybody wanting to sightsee in the city as it is very central..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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