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Crowne Plaza Edinburgh Royal Terrace hotel rebranding

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The Crowne Plaza Edinburgh Royal Terrace hotel is leaving the brand, in a move which will leave the city without a Crowne Plaza hotel. It has only been part of the chain for eight years.

Edinburgh retains InterContinental The George and Kimpton Charlotte Square, the latter also being a Crowne Plaza in an earlier life.

The hotel may be leaving the brand, but it isn’t leaving IHG. It will rebrand as a voco in early 2022. voco is IHG’s ‘soft’ brand for hotels which are high quality but can’t meet the brand standards required to carry another name. This will be the second voco in Edinburgh after the recently opened Haymarket hotel.

Crowne Plaza Edinburgh Royal Terrace hotel rebranding

Crowne Plaza Edinburgh does not have a great reputation, and doesn’t even have a restaurant open at the moment – the only meal available is breakfast. The gym is also closed.

Here is the most recent TripAdvisor review:

“Booked 2 nights in a King Deluxe room and have to say it bore no resemblance to the photo on the site. Strange layout with a big heavy door in between bed, hall and bathroom. Tired, old and chipped furniture and old carpets. Very hard bed and old lumpy pillows. Not where I’d choose to spend £400+ of my hard earned money. I feel duped by the lovely pictures on the site.”

For something better, our review of Kimpton Charlotte Square is here.

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