Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Princes StreetEdinburghEH2 2DGUnited Kingdom
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About Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street is situated in the New Town area of the city, close to the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

Every guestroom is equipped with flat-screen cable TV, while some offer stunning views of the castle and of Princes Street Gardens. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, a work desk and 24-hour room service.

Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the entire hotel. Dry cleaning/laundry services are on hand as well.

Guests can relax at the hotel’s bar/lounge, while the restaurant is another location from which magnificent vistas can be enjoyed through floor-to-ceiling picture windows. A brasserie serves everything from light snacks to filling British meals.

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel is excellently positioned along the main shopping route and is five minutes' walk from Waverley train station. Edinburgh Castle is a 10-minute walk through Princes Street. The Scottish National Gallery is close by, as is the famous Royal Mile.


Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2DG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(844)8159017 | Fax: +44(131)2204671 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel bar on the beach
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

It’s worth requesting a room with a view

The view across the gardens towards Edinburgh Castle is absolutely fantastic You can breathe this vista in while you dine in the restaurant, or from your own window if you are fortunate enough to be given a room facing in the right direction.

The location is great It simply cannot be faulted

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street is ideally situated in that you can get a real feel for the city on foot It is very central to the main tourist attractions, especially the castle and Princes Street Gardens The train station is just minutes away, meaning you can easily walk to and from the hotel on arrival and departure.

The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful

You’ll certainly receive a warm Scottish welcome on arrival and will be treated in a friendly manner for the duration of your stay.

Negative Reviews

The dated décor could do with changing

While charming, Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street feels undeniably old and tired It could certainly do with some refurbishment of its décor and furniture to bring it more up to date.

You won’t feel the pressure – in the shower

The bathrooms could seriously do with an update too Not least the showers, which are not the best in terms of water pressure If you are tall, you’ll need to duck to fit your head under!

You might be left feeling hot, hot, hot

The guestrooms can get a little hot and stuffy Furthermore, the standard double rooms are a little on the small side, so you might want to consider an upgrade.

Parties might keep you up at night

The hotel sometimes hosts private functions on Friday and Saturdays, which can lead to high noise levels.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2044 reviews across the web
7.5 /10
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    7.6 /10
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  • SuperBreak
    8.0 /10
    7.8 /10
  • Zoover
    6.8 /10
  • other websites
    7.2 /10
7.5 out of 10 based on 2044 reviews