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Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

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Living area
Front of property - evening/night
Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
2 restaurants, breakfast served
Food and drink

Overview of Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

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Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel with 2 restaurants, near Grassmarket
9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

205 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
1 India Buildings, Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2EX
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Elevator
  • Minibar

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • University of Edinburgh - 5 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 7 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 8 min walk
  • Princes Street - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 16 min walk
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 41 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 1 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 2 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 2 min drive
  • Princes Street Gardens - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 26 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk
  • Princes Street Tram Stop - 10 min walk
  • St Andrew Square Tram Stop - 13 min walk
  • Haymarket Tram Station - 23 min walk


  • The Bow Bar - 2 min walk
  • Ondine - 4 min walk
  • The Mussel & Steak Bar - 2 min walk
  • George IV Bar - 5 min walk
  • Frankenstein Pub - 4 min walk

About this property

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Castle and University of Edinburgh. Guests can visit the 24-hour fitness center for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Commons Club Restaurant, which serves dinner and is one of 2 restaurants. This luxurious hotel is also within a 15-minute walk of Royal Mile and Princes Street. Fellow travelers love the breakfast. Public transportation is just a short walk: Princes Street Tram Stop is 10 minutes and St Andrew Square Tram Stop is 13 minutes.


English, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Romanian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 222 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay free
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


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


  • Offsite parking within 1 mi (GBP 13.00 per night); discounts available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 24-hour fitness center


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Lever door handles

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch Smart TV

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)) and free wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Commons Club Restaurant - This restaurant serves dinner only.
Commons Club Bar - This cocktail bar serves light fare only. Open daily.
Funny Library Coffee Shop - This lobby lounge serves light fare only. Open daily.
Eve - This family restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 7–25 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50.0 per day


  • Parking is available offsite and costs GBP 13.00 per night (1 mi away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Virgin Hotels Edinburgh offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Virgin Hotels Edinburgh does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh?
Yes, pets stay free. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh?
No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the 24-hour gym.
Are there restaurants at or near Virgin Hotels Edinburgh?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants.
What's the area around Virgin Hotels Edinburgh like?
Virgin Hotels Edinburgh is in Old Town Edinburgh, a short 9-minute walk from Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) and 8 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Would be good to have the room at 3 not after 4. Taxi never came that the hotel book for us! We did like the hotel very much and was very very clean!
Keith, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Patrick, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Two night stay in Edinburgh.
Comfortable room. A little small but great layout. Very clean. Modern high tech bathroom facilities. Excellent location close to Royal Mile. The staff is friendly and attentive.
Stephen, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thomas, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luxurious comfort..
The room was immaculately clean. The bed, pillows and comforter were comfy and luxurious. We highly recommend the room and hotel. The staff was friendly and efficient. Lovely hotel and a great location. We will be back.
KENJI, 7-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Cindy, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Shad, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing visit! Outstanding hotel! We’ll be back.
Our first trip to Edinburgh and what an amazing experience at the Virgin. The hotel is impeccable. Perfection in everything from the beds, room, bars, even the truffle potato chips. We loved our upgraded suite. A+++++.
Matt, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good Experience at Virgin Hotel, Edinburgh
Our stay at the Virgin Hotel Edinburgh was fantastic. Wonderful room. Spotlessly clean. Wonderful menu for Breakfast and food amazing. Commons Club Restaurant was so good. Food excellent. Overall a brilliant-experience. Staff excellent.
Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 2-night trip
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