Royal Terrace Hotel Edinburgh, Scottish capital accommodation location, Architect, Phone, Address, Bedrooms, Brasserie

Royal Terrace Hotel Edinburgh Accommodation

William Playfair building, Scotland

The Royal Terrace Hotel £5.2m redevelopment was completed in June 2007.

Original architect: William Henry Playfair

This is a Four star historic Georgian property in Edinburgh New Town (at the time of writing).

Phone: 0131 557 3222

The building facade of Number 8:
Royal Terrace Hotel Edinburgh building facade
building photo : 8, Royal Terrace (Abbey Hotel) by N Chadwick, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Royal Terrace Hotel Edinburgh Architecture

Facilities: 107 bedrooms; Terrace Brasserie; lounge bar; landscaped gardens; swimming pool; gym; sauna; steam room; aromatherapy shower

The property was formed from seven Edinburgh townhouses.

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Royal Terrace Hotel – Address: 18 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AQ

Contact: +44 (0)870 850 2608

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The Royal Terrace Hotel owned by Prima Hotels since 2003.

William Henry Playfair Architect

William Henry Playfair FRSE (1790 – 1857) was a prominent Scottish architect in the 19th century. He designed the Eastern, or Third, New Town and many of Edinburgh’s neoclassical landmarks.

Playfair was born in Russell Square, London to Jessie Graham and James Playfair. His father was also an architect, and his uncles were the mathematician John Playfair and William Playfair, an economist and pioneer of statistical graphics.

After his father’s death he was sent to Edinburgh to be educated by his uncle John Playfair. He went on to study at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 1809. He was first articled to the architect William Stark and when Stark died in 1813, he went to London.

In the 1830s Playfair is listed as living at 17 Great Stuart Street on the prestigious Moray Estate in Edinburgh’s West End. This is not a building of his own design, but is by rival architect James Gillespie Graham.

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