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Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

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Grand Chamber Junior Suite | Living area | Smart TV
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

9.0/10 Superb

140 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
The price is CA $288
Price available on 04/16/2023
1 India Buildings, Victoria Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2EX
Main amenities
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
For families
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Minibar
  • Television

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • University of Edinburgh - 5 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 7 min walk
  • Princes Street - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 13 min walk
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 41 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 1 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 2 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 6 min drive
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 4 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 27 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 puts you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile. 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 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from University of Edinburgh and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from 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), CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert), and Ecolab (3rd party expert - 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


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


  • English
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Romanian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch Smart TV

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

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

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


<p>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. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

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.
How much does it cost to stay at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh?
As of 1 Apr 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Virgin Hotels Edinburgh on 16 Apr 2023 start from CA $288, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 13 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Booked an accessible room in error and the hotel would only agree to move us if we paid £90 for an upgrade! The shower was dreadful in the room as it was for people with disabilities and the outlook from the room on third floor was absolutely dreadful. Looked out into an alleyway full of bins/rubbish and onto what looked like a derelict building. Dreadful for that amount of money per night! Otherwise the room and hotel itself was lovely but the bathroom for people with disabilities and the outlook really spoilt our experience. I do not believe that the hotel had no rooms that they were able to transfer us to without incurring a £90 charge!!!! Very poor service in that respect.
Fiona, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Simon, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Katherine, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The Best!
Excellent service, very clean, lovely designed hotel. Dinner was delicious. Will be back!
DENISE, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

alexander, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Rebecca, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Ivin S Y, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Had a fab stay the hotel is perfect couldn’t fault it and the best breakfast I have had!
Helen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Don't miss out on this gem of a hotel
What a fabulous hotel , great location, breakfast was the best we've had for a long time, so good we used the Eve restaurant in the evening too, normally we would explore but the quality was that good , why would we ? We can't write a review without adding the service, from the moment we entered until we left. Have to add Carlos especially in the Eve restaurant, all the restaurant and breakfast staff were amazing and a credit to the hotel.
Giovanni, 2-night trip
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