24 Royal Terrace


24 Royal Terrace


24 Royal Terrace was built in 1820 and designed by renowned Scottish architect William Playfair; this historic hotel is situated in the longest row of Georgian townhouses in the city.


The hotel boasts views over the Firth of Forth, backs on to the popular Edinburgh viewpoint Calton Hill and has its own stunning south facing garden. In the afternoons and evenings ‘wee plates’, sandwiches and platters can be enjoyed alongside a local beer or a glass of independently sourced wine. RT’s crowning glory is its whisky list, by regularly sourcing bottles from auction the list is ever changing giving a unique whisky experience every time you visit. The hotel is also home to a private original art collection of both Scottish and international artists, adorning the walls of the bedrooms, bar and central staircase leading to the hotels distinctive cupola.


There are 16 boutique ensuite bedrooms. Executive Single rooms are stylish and cozy with fantastic garden views. Double Deluxe rooms are sophisticated yet homely with a snug seating area. Feature Deluxe rooms have a gorgeous free standing cast iron roll top bath tub in the bedroom. Junior Suites have a sizeable seating area, double sofa bed and high ceilings. The Garden Suite has private access to the terrace and garden. The open plan serviced apartments benefit from a fully equipped kitchenette and sleep up to 4.

• Fluffy bathrobes • TV • BluCube HD speaker • Wi-Fi • White Company toiletries • tea/coffee making facilities

Room choices

  • Executive Single
  • Double Deluxe
  • Feature Deluxe
  • Junior Suite
  • Executive Apartment


PRICING in Petite Double Deluxe, Bed and Breakfast

Low season Mid season High season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 598
£ 1,069
£ 623
£ 1,121
£ On Request
£ On Request
2021 Dates
Jan – May
Sep – 23 Dec
Jun – Jul Aug

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.



How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into many of Scotland’s main airports. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Edinburgh from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Glasgow from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Southend and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Aberdeen from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, London (Heathrow and Southend), Manchester and Newcastle
  • Flying into Inverness from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton), Manchester and Norwich
  • Flying into Kirkwall (Orkney) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester and Sumburgh
  • Flying into Sumburgh (Shetland) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkwall and Manchester

By Ferry – There are numerous smaller ferry routes within Scotland and too many to list here – call us for more details

Top tips

  • There always seems to be a festival happening, certainly in the capital Edinburgh. We recommend you visit the following website to see what coincides with your stay edinburghfestivalcity.com
  • Puffins can be seen on the Scottish islands from early April through to early August
  • Many of our hotels, particularly in the highlands, are dog friendly. Ask us for more information on taking your pet pooch with you.
  • There are many small fantastic driving routes which can be done in a day from lots of different cities in Scotland. We recommend hiring a car for the duration or for part of your stay so you can explore at your own leisure. Suggestions include: The Forth Valley Route from Edinburgh, The Castle Trail from Aberdeen and the Road to the Isles from Fort William.
  • Let us enhance your stay by booking some of the must see attractions in each of your holiday destinations. Ask us for more details.

When To Go

Being a relatively small country it is surprising how much the climate can change from one region to another and add to that how unpredictable it can be, you will often experience all four seasons in one day!

Summer (June-August) – These are normally the warmest months in Scotland and due to the high latitude the summer days are long with often extended twilight. The northern islands normally enjoy about four hours more daylight at midsummer than London. Average maximum temperatures range from 15 – 17 degrees Celsius.

Autumn (September-November) – Travelling to Scotland during the autumn months is a colourful experience as the trees change to eye-catching and vibrant autumnal colours. A great time for photography and woodland walks. Average maximum temperatures range from 8 – 14 degrees Celsius

Winter (December-February) – Temperatures drop considerably to an average maximum temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius and considerably lower in the highlands. Snow falls for much of this period making it the perfect time for a winter sports break. It also the best time to experience Scotland’s designated dark sky areas and take part in astronomy.

Spring (March-May) – One of our favourite time’s to visit. Flowers are in full bloom and the wildlife is starting to stir following the cold winter months. Average maximum temperatures range from 7 – 13 degrees Celsius and you may experience a shower or two but hotel rates are generally cheaper.