Ricks Hotel - Edinburgh

55A Frederick Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 1LH  show map
 4 stars
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Ricks Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The comfortable Ricks is a great place in a shopping area of Edinburgh.

The hotel is located in New Town district, 650 meters from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh Castle and Craigmillar Castle. The property is set 10 minutes' walk from Royal Mile, City Art Centre and Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Shoppers will appreciate boutiques and shops at a short distance from the hotel.

Ricks is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Edinburgh. Due to its location 10 km from Turnhouse airport, it will take about 10 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

Ricks comprises luxury rooms with free Wi-Fi, a minibar, multi-channel TV, heating and a private toilet as well as an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge along with elegant bathrooms. Every room features a luxurious interior and walnut furnishings.

Eat & Drink

The al fresco restaurant serves local dishes.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Guests can use 24-hour reception, 24-hour security and wake up service as well as a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and an elevator.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa center
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

55A Frederick Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 1LH

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    3300 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.2 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Stockbridge Restuarant (cuisine: European)
    1900 ft
  • Affogato (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream)
    2200 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1200 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double or Twin beds
Size: 240 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Ricks Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    55A Frederick Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 1LH

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Edinburgh
      3300 ft
    Airports
    • Turnhouse (EDI)
      6.2 mi
    • Dundee (DND)
      35.1 mi
    Train Stations
    • Edinburgh Waverley station
      2700 ft
    • Bus stop
      1400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Stockbridge Restuarant (cuisine: European)
      1900 ft
    • Affogato (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream)
      2200 ft
    Parks
    • Princes Street Gardens
      1200 ft
    Ski areas
    • Midlothian Ski Centre
      400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghRicks

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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    Ricks Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Scottish Gallery - 700 ft
    • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 700 ft
    • Scott Monument - 1000 ft
    • Edinburgh International Book Festival - 1400 ft
    • Royal Scottish Academy Of Art - 1400 ft
    • German Christmas Market - 1400 ft
    • winter wonderland - 1700 ft
    • Flaubert Gallery - 1700 ft

    Places of interest

    • Speakers Corner - 1000 ft
    • Sir Walter Scott Monument - 1000 ft
    • New Club - 1400 ft
    • The Georgian House - 1400 ft
    • Mons Meg - 1700 ft
    • National War Museum Of Scotland - 1700 ft
    • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 1700 ft
    • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust - 1700 ft

    Convention centers

    • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 1700 ft

    Shopping areas

    • Princes Mall - 700 ft

    Amusement

    • Booth Enterprise - 700 ft
    • Nobles Amusements - 1400 ft

    Museums

    • Hanover Fine Arts - 1000 ft
    • The Torrance Gallery - 1000 ft
    • City Art Centre - 1700 ft

    Theaters

    • Assembly Rooms - 400 ft

    Galleries

    • National Galleries of Scotland - 1400 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 5100 ft
      75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
    • The Queen's Hall - 1.1 mi
      Clerk Street, Edinburgh
    • Holyrood Abbey - 1.4 mi
      Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
    • Our Dynamic Earth - 1.0 mi
      112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
    • Summerhall - 1.2 mi
      1 Summerhall, Edinburgh

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • St. Margaret's Chapel - 400 ft
      EdinburghScotland
    • General Register House - 1000 ft
      Princes Street, Edinburgh
    • Scottish National Gallery - 1400 ft
      The Mound, Edinburgh
    • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 2200 ft
      Castlehill, Edinburgh
    • Princes Street Gardens - 1200 ft
      Princes Street, Edinburgh
    • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 1100 ft
      Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
    • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 1600 ft
      1 Queen St., Edinburgh

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Stockbridge Restuarant - 1900 ft

      Address: 54 St Stephen Street
      Phone: +44 (0)131 226 6766

      90% likes this, based on 208 reviews
      Cuisine: European
      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 57

    • Number One - 2400 ft

      Address: The Balmoral Hotel
      Phone: 01315576727

      74% likes this, based on 469 reviews
      Cuisine: Scottish
      Price Range: USD 93 - USD 123

    • Castle Terrace - 2600 ft

      Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

      81% likes this, based on 896 reviews
      Cuisine: Scottish

    • Affogato - 2200 ft

      Address: 36 Queensferry Street

      95% likes this, based on 81 reviews
      Cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream

    • The Pompadour by Galvin - 2400 ft

      Address: Princes Street
      Phone: +44 131 222 8975

      79% likes this, based on 114 reviews
      Cuisine: French, British
      Price Range: USD 94 - USD 309

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghRicks

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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    Ricks Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ricks

    Average guest rating

    8.6out of 10
    Exceptional
    Based on 102 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    7.0
    Service
    8.3
    Value
    8.8
    Rooms
    8.0
    Dining
    6.0

    Individual guest reviews

    • Single
      10.0

      Great location. Great value. Friendly staff. Convenience and comfort. Rick's came recommended form my neioghbours who stayed some ten years ago. Great to see that the reputation has not waned at all over those years.

      No one was available for 07.00am check out. This was minor but still an inconvenience.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Great staff, great location, and above all excellent bedding and linens.

      Overbooking issue - inconvenient but resolved with great courtesy by hotel staff.

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      The location was great, the ambience of the hotel was spot on and the staff were excellent.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      Location and friendly staff.

      Horrendous noise every morning of garbage trucks and trucks crushing glass for recycling just outside your window,.

    • Couple
      8.2

      The staff was excellent and the room was quite nice. Very big, comfortable bed.

      The internet did not work as advertised. Also, the rooms are not air conditioned and even though it was only 55 degrees outside the room was quite hot. Couldn't open the windows because of the noise outside...

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The staff were friendly, professional, and couldn't have been more welcoming in a relaxed way. Location excellent for shops, theatres etc. The room was extremely well equiped - ipod, hair straighteners, bathrobes, good quality bathroom products. Very good value for money,would definately use this hotel again.

    • Couple
      5.8

      Location is perfect - you can walk to all sites and restaurants, bars, clubs are also within walking distance. We liked the original design of the hotel rooms (which you can see in the photos), and the staff were nice. The hotel is also used as a restaurant and bar attracting non- guests, so there is always a nice buzz.

      Access is incredibly poor. To get to the bedrooms, you need to go through the bar and restaurant, literally 'through' them, as there is no separate corridor and you are crossing tightly packed tables etc with your luggage. You then get to a back door (no lift!!) that could be the entrance to the kitchen or to a toilet, and this leads you to the bedrooms via a shabby staircase - it really looks like a staircase to some toilet facilities - before you emerge to the bedroom corridors, whose design is actually good and thoughtful. Security is poor, with anyone from the bar potentially being able to get through to your bedroom corridor or hang around in the staircase. We were unimpressed! The rooms could also do with an update - the original design is very good, and there are nice touches, such as hair straighteners and gowns (though please get rid of the plastic flowers!), mixing modern/retro and oriental (dark woods, geometric upholstery etc). But our room was worn out, with lots of stains on the (biege) carpet and furnishing that had certainly seen better days. It really left us wondering how they can claim their 4 stars..

    • Couple
      10.0

      Really nice room - comfy and quiet, yet very central with plenty of life right on the hotel's doorstep. Food was good and reasonably priced. Didn't bother with the bar (expensive) but it seemed lively when I stumbled in from the numerous others nearby.

      Lack of lift was a bit of a pain, otherwise no complaints at all

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      location perfect and rooms top class

      basically no real hotel service, just rooms like in appartment building. lack of personnel translates to painfully slow breakfast (about 30 minutes until fully served)!

    • Couple
      10.0

      Food was excellent throughout stay and very good value considering. Lovely atmosphere which wasn't at all stuffy, just a great place to hangout and eat and drink when the weather wasn't so great. The rooms were spacious and the bed comfortable. Nice touch with the pre-loaded iPods and DVD selections.

      The 1st floor rooms are set at street level so you can hear noise from the backstreet, but it's really not too bad - didnt cause bother for our stay.

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      The staff were fantastic!!!! Exceptionally welcoming, great facilities, lovely bar, good food and fab location.... Will be back.

      No lift facilities so remember to pack flats :-)

    • Couple
      8.8

      The manageress (also on reception) Jacqui, was extremely helpful and friendly. Ther bar staff were also attentative and efficient with making drinks...even at busy periods.

      Unfortunately, we found the stay in the room not as comfortable as we'd have hoped...it was a particularly hot day and we didnt have air con. To get to your room from reception also meant walking through a busy bar and through the restaurant...it felt a little claustrphopbic! But I appreciate this is partly to do with the shape of the building and can't be helped.

    • Single
      9.6

      Excellent experience and I would stay there again. I was, being a woman, most impressed with the GHD hair straighteners supplied in the room! Great idea. Also the bed was extremely comfortable. Altogether this was a real find.

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      Great location at Frederick street, which was close to all the main attractions in Edinburgh. Staff were friendly and even helped check on bus routes and timings to car rental pick-up location.

    • Couple
      9.6

      Very cool. Looked really stylish and boutique. Very friendly, welcoming staff. Great buzz in the bar. Really cool rooms - loved the GHD's, IPod and bathroom products! Excellent location.Woudl definately recommend to others and would return.

      We had a ground floor room which meant that we didn't feel too confident in leaving the window open to get fresh air in. This did mean that the noise from the street i.e: bin men and lorry, was loud. Also,drunken, loud guests coming back to their room. These were not a major problem, just something to bear in mind.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Ricks Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    55A Frederick Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 1LH

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Edinburgh
      3300 ft
    Airports
    • Turnhouse (EDI)
      6.2 mi
    • Dundee (DND)
      35.1 mi
    Train Stations
    • Edinburgh Waverley station
      2700 ft
    • Bus stop
      1400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Stockbridge Restuarant (cuisine: European)
      1900 ft
    • Affogato (cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream)
      2200 ft
    Parks
    • Princes Street Gardens
      1200 ft
    Ski areas
    • Midlothian Ski Centre
      400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghRicks

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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