Rabble - Edinburgh

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55A Frederick Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 1LHshow map
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SuperbBased on  103 reviews
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Overview

Blending a welcoming ambience with individual services, the 4-star Rabble provides ideal lodging in Edinburgh. The comfortable building was renovated in 2010 and now combines royal architecture with modern technology.

The property is about 10 minutes' walk of Edinburgh Castle . The center of Edinburgh is 1 km away from the venue.

Stores and boutiques are situated next to the hotel.

Edinburgh Waverley train station is nearby. The property is set 10 km from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Rabble features designer rooms complete with a mini-bar, pay TV, coffee and tea making facilities, a dressing area and a cupboard. Room facilities include private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer as well as elegant walnut furniture.

Eat & Drink

Different dishes of local cuisine are served at the restaurant. Providing a variety of meals, Stockbridge Restuarant and Affogato are about 600 meters away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

There are storage for belongings, a safe deposit box and parking provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   10.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

No pets allowed
No Smoking

No smoking on site

Services

  • Room service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle2000 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land2000 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk2000 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements3000 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre2700 ft
National War musuem of scotlandNational War musuem of scotland2700 ft
Princes Street GardensPrinces Street Gardens1400 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1700 ft
Royal Lyceum TheatreRoyal Lyceum Theatre2700 ft
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 1600 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions2100 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
Royal Mile Royal Mile 2300 ftRoyal Mile
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument3100 ftCalton Hill
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland3400 ftChambers Street
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Stockbridge RestuarantStockbridge Restuarant1900 ft54 St Stephen Street
AffogatoAffogato2100 ft36 Queensferry Street
Number OneNumber One2400 ftThe Balmoral Hotel
Castle TerraceCastle Terrace2500 ft33-35 Castle Terrace
The Pompadour by GalvinThe Pompadour by Galvin2400 ftPrinces Street
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Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat4000 ft
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.1 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.2 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo2.7 mi
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk3700 ft
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral4000 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons5000 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery5000 ft
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.4 mi
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.1 miCanongate
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.2 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle3.0 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel7.0 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.4 mi131 High Street
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.2 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.7 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2700 ft
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Reviews
8.6
SuperbBased on  103  reviews

Rating by category:

7.0
Location
8.3
Service
8.0
Rooms
6.0
Dining
  • 10.0
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    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.

  • 9.6
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    Great staff, great location, and above all excellent bedding and linens.

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

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

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

  • 6.2
    Good

    Location and friendly staff.

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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...

  • 10.0
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    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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..

  • 10.0
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    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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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)!

  • 10.0
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    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.

  • 9.6
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    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 :-)

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 9.6
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    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 9.6
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    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.

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  103 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.2 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.7 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2700 ft
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