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86 out of 100

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Luxury

Pet-friendly

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

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8.8

Good (3,717 ratings)

City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom - 

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Nearby Grassmarket

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350 m University of Edinburgh

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490 m Royal Mile

Hotel Overview

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh offers a unique blend of historic charm and modern luxury, nestled in the heart of Edinburgh. Drawing guests with its innovative design and exceptional service, this hotel provides an experience that blends the area's rich history with the comfort and convenience of modern amenities. User reviews frequently highlight the distinct appeal of its accommodations, dining options, and attentive staff, making it a beloved destination for both leisure and business travelers.

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Hotel highlights

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  1. Location: Centrally located, making it convenient for exploring the city's attractions.
  2. Unique Design: Blends historical charm with modern amenities, offering a memorable experience.
  3. Comfortable Rooms: Well-appointed and spacious rooms ensure a comfortable stay.
  4. Attentive Staff: Exceptional service from a friendly and helpful team.
  5. Dining Options: Varied and high-quality dining experiences available on-site.
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Area for improvement

  1. Price: Considered pricey by some guests, affecting the overall value proposition.
  2. Noisy at Times: Some areas can be subject to noise, affecting guest comfort.
  3. Limited Parking Facilities: Parking can be a challenge, which might inconvenience guests with vehicles.
  4. Room Availability: Popular times can lead to limited availability, requiring early booking.
  5. Check-in Delays: Some guests have experienced delays during check-in, impacting their first impressions.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pet friendly

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

Gym

Gym

Restaurant

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RateScore

Total 3,717 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.8

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9.0

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booking

3,340 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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expedia

377 Reviews

9.0 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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200+ People Are Talking

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Location was mentioned 69 times

3% Negative97% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Judith X3 months ago
5/5Google icon

I really like the decoration and service of this hotel. The lobby bar is also great, and I particularly enjoy their bar. However, some of their cocktails are the most expensive I've ever had, at 50 Pounds a glass. The rooms are also very spacious, with a separate dressing table, which is a plus. The location is extremely advantageous, situated on Victoria Street, with lots of dining and drinking options just outside. Next to it is a very famous fish and chips place. I recommend staying at this hotel as it's very close to various attractions, all within walking distance.

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Rahul Karmakar4 months ago
5/5Google icon

Great experience staying in Virgin Edinburgh! Rooms are super clean and modern looking with beautiful views all around. Common areas are such a vibe and we enjoyed drinks in the common club area. Will absolutely come back as the location is perfect for anyone visiting Edinburgh for a few days. Only negative was that the rooms were not completely soundproof as we could hear some drunken conversations multiple times from people drinking around the street.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 222

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

46

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103

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17

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Grassmarket

Nearby

University of Edinburgh

350 m

Royal Mile

490 m

Edinburgh Castle

560 m

Princes Street

770 m

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Getting around

Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station)

630 m

Princes Street Tram Stop

700 m

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Airports Nearby

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

13.5 km

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Restaurants

Finnegan's Wake

210 m

George IV Bar

350 m

Bertie's Restaurant & Bar

210 m

Howies Restaurant

280 m

Frankenstein Pub

280 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

83 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

62 out of 100

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City of Edinburgh safety index

Safety

Crime

86

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

86 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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70

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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97

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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57

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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97

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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97

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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31

Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

31 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

43

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Mugging or robbery  24/100

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Car theft  21/100

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Car break-ins  28/100

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Home break-ins  28/100

Violent crime severity

Low

29

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Physical attacks  28/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  20/100

Other crime severity

Low

30

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Insult or harassment in public  37/100

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Corruption or bribery  25/100

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Drug problem  49/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $1.9

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Coffee

$2.9 - $5.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.5 - $2.3

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14 - $29.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $2.3

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.4 - $1.7

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$58.3 - $134.1

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7 - $12.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$7 - $11.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Public transport, monthly pass

$65.3 - $81.6

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.7 - $35

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$23.3 - $87.5

Weather In City of Edinburgh

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Precipitation In City of Edinburgh

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.56

PM109

26

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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