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Royal Overseas League Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Room service

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGeorge Street2 min walk
    Popular LocationPrinces Street Gardens3 min walk
    Popular LocationNational Gallery of Scotland5 min walk
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)31 min drive

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Classic Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Classic Single Room (Castle View)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Classic Double Room (Castle View)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Executive Twin Room (Castle View)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Classic Twin Room (Castle View)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Classic Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Executive Double Room (Castle View)

  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Classic Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

About this area


Located in Edinburgh's New Town neighborhood, Royal Overseas League Hotel is in the city center and near a train station. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Scotch Whisky Experience are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street and George Street. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • George Street - 2 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 3 min walk
  • Scott Monument - 5 min walk
  • National Gallery of Scotland - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 32 min drive


  • Restaurant 100 — 1 min walk
  • The Rosehip — 3 min walk
  • Bella Italia — 3 min walk
  • Cadiz — 3 min walk
  • Cafe Andaluz — 3 min walk

About this property

Royal Overseas League Hotel

Victorian Edinburgh hotel in New Town, walk to Princes Street
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and conference space are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a computer station, and express check-in are onsite. All 20 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find premium bedding and free bottled water.
Royal Overseas League Hotel offers 20 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and designer toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available


  • Banquet hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference space


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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Express check-in


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Over-Seas League
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Royal Over-Seas League Edinburgh
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Frequently asked questions

Very Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 116 out of 369 reviews
5 - Excellent 31%
Rating 4 - Good. 178 out of 369 reviews
4 - Good 48%
Rating 3 - Okay. 54 out of 369 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 369 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 369 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great position on main road
This was a great hotel, obviously been in business some time with experienced management. Everything about the hotel was was lovely with one exception. We were in an attic room with two small circular windows and restricted headroom in the bed area and the bathroom - having booked online via a third party I have to say that we were a little dissapointed that the room was nothing like the standard that the photo led us to expect,
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great Location
Hotel was in a great location with a fantastic view of the castle. We could easily walk everywhere we wanted to go. One of us thought the bed wasn’t all that comfortable, but being able to hear the dress rehearsals of the Edinburgh Tattoo was worth it.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Will come back again
Although a little difficult to get around the hotel with a buggy (steps to get to the lift) if was a small price to pay for the large and comfortable room (castle suite), very helpful dn friendly staff and the great view and location.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2017

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Great location but basic
As the hotel is on Princess Street close by to Waverley station, you couldn't get a better Edinburgh location. Room was basic with no ironing facilities in the room which most hotels do cater for nowadays.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Overlooking the castle
We were in Ramsay suite, lovely large room overlooking the Castle, breakfast very good
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017