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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

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
Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
916See all 916 reviews
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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

from €86
  • 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 - 2
  • Year Built 2013
  • 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’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


  • In Old Town
  • Princes Street Gardens - 5 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 7 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 11 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 14 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 25 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 28 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 10 min drive
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 916 reviews

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Had a fabulous time!!!
Jackie, ie2 night trip
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Very Good8.0
Nice stay in the heart of the city
Great location in the heart of the city - walking distance to almost all attractions. We had a great stay at Motel One - the staff were friendly on check in and throughout our stay. The hotel is basic - rooms are small (no luggage racks etc) and there is some noise from the busy streets outside but overall it was a very comfortable stay and I would recommend this hotel. I loved that there is a proper hair dryer in each room, not a standard hotel hair dryer!
A Traveller, ie2 night trip
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Very Good8.0
Very convenient hotel in Central Edinburgh
We really enjoyed our stay at Motel One. The location was excellent, right between Old Town and New Town and right beside the bus stop for the airport. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The only downside was that we had a long walk to our room (we were staying in room 550, which seemed to be in the far corner of the building) and also there was no side window in our room (just a skylight window which could not be opened).
A Traveller, ie2 night trip
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Very Good8.0
Close to everything and staff was great!
This hotel is very simple, yet very "fancy". Amazing location just below the Edinburgh Castle. Everything within walking distance of a maximum of maybe 20 minutes (Arthur's Seat). Staff was very friendly. Only downside was that the WiFi was almost non-existing in the room during my stay. No problem when in the lobby though. Would love to come back and/or visit their hotels in other cities.
Rasmus, ie2 night trip
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
I was so unhappy with the tiny slit for a window in our room which was up by the roof. No view cause you couldn't look out the window and all you could hear was people walking up the steps outside. Not exactly what the pictures show when you look up the hotel. Only good thing was that the hotel was very clean.
Diana, ie2 night romance trip

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