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Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Kasbah Tamadot Suite | Living area | Smart TV
Grand Chamber Junior Suite | Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Grand Chamber King | Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

5.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Top rated for cleanliness (4.6/5)

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
1 India Buildings, Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2EX

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh5 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrinces Street5 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle7 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)39 min drive

Room options

About this area


Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is located in Old Town Edinburgh, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is near a train station. Edinburgh Castle and Usher Hall are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Grassmarket and Royal Mile. Don't miss out on a visit to Edinburgh Zoo.

What's nearby

  • Greyfriars Kirk - 2 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 4 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 5 min walk
  • Princes Street - 5 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 39 min drive


  • The Bow Bar - 3 min walk
  • Made in Italy - 3 min walk
  • Petit Paris - 3 min walk
  • Michael Neave Kitchen And Whisky Bar - 3 min walk
  • Grain Store - 4 min walk

About this property

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh
Close to Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile, Virgin Hotels Edinburgh provides a coffee shop/cafe, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a bar. Enjoy a meal at the two onsite restaurants. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, with speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices), and guests can find other amenities such as a 24-hour gym.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), concierge services, and luggage storage
  • A 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and smoke-free premises
  • An elevator
Room features
All guestrooms at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh have thoughtful touches such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and bathrobes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and free cribs/infant beds
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Wardrobes/closets, free tea bags/instant coffee, and electric kettles


English, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Romanian

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • In-room WiFi speed: 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Offsite parking for GBP 13.00 per night; discounts available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: GBP 25 per person
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Commons Club Restaurant
  • Commons Club Bar
  • Funny Library Coffee Shop

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lever door handles
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 50-inch Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: GBP 25 per person (approximately)
  • Offsite parking fee: GBP 13.00 per night (1 mi away)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 50.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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, debit cards, and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh Hotel
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh Edinburgh
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh Hotel Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Is Virgin Hotels Edinburgh pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh?

As of Sep 30, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh on Oct 19, 2022 start from $225.75, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Virgin Hotels Edinburgh located?

Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Grassmarket and Royal Mile. University of Edinburgh and Princes Street are also within 10 minutes. Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) is 9 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 9 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh and receive a full refund?

Yes, Virgin Hotels Edinburgh offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Virgin Hotels Edinburgh cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 41 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 41 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 41 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 41 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 41 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Shuang, New York
Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
no review
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I was very disappointed to arrive for a two-night stay and be put into a room with glass doors looking out on a row of green garbage bins and a construction site. The picture on the website showed blue sky and attractive buildings outside the window. The room I got was nothing like this. I think the hotel has to either charge less for the type of room they put me in or make it clear that the window view in the promotional picture is unlikely to be the view you actually get. I paid a lot of money to stay and I did not want my visit to be marred by having to watch hotel staff continuously bringing garbage out to the bins and letting the lids of the bins slam shut, plus construction workers looking in my window - it was basically slightly above ground floor. So to fellow travelers, I suggest you make some noise if the room you are assigned does not meet your expectations. To Virgin, change the picture outside the window to a dreary mess of green garbage bins and construction, not a shred of blue sky or historic buildings in sight.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff are absolutely amazing. Was able to check in early and it was a very smooth process
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Abbey was amazing!! Property was beautiful and right exactly where you want to have your hotel located!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
considering what I paid for this hotel over 550 us dollar per night I expected a. wonderful experience. what we got was horrible, We arrived at 10pm tired in need of a good night sleep as we had an early start the next morning. what we got was loud pulsating music in our room until way after 1:30. WE WERE exhausted the next day and it ruined our day in Edinburgh. I would not recommend this hotel at all! stay far away from it. Oh yes and the staff were so "sorry"
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
In short, skip this hotel. Virgin Edinburgh is “all design” and very little substance and service. For the cost, aim for something with a track record in the city. They are too new and their management and staff are under skilled and frankly, overwhelmed. It’s not worth the cost nor the trouble.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice and clean place.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We loved that the outside retained the history of the limestone while the inside has a modern fun twist. The staff and service were helpful and enjoyable.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The bed was small (not a king at all). Limited choice of tv channels. Unpleasant check-in
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022