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The Dunstane 38 rooms from $100Edinburgh
Luxury hotel comprising two Victorian townhouses with easy access to Edinburgh city centre. Decor is traditional, yet feels very opulent with velvets and deep colours for atmosphere. The Stane Bar is a must for whisky or gin connoisseurs and fine dining is Scottish with an Orcadian twist.Exclusive offer - Spring BreakSights nearby - Easy access to all of Edinburgh's top attractions including the Royal Mile, Old Town and Prince's StreetGreat walks - Climb Arthur's seat for a great view over the city and beyond.
23 Mayfield 7 rooms from $111Edinburgh
Elegant 5* B&B in Victorian building. Romantic rooms have four poster beds, panelled walls and big bathtubs. Intimate restaurant serving excellent breakfasts. Garden with seating and hot tub. Stained glass and fireplaces throughout. Cozy, historic and quiet.City Style - Walkable or short bus to the city's highlights; return to sit by the fireplace and enjoy romantic ambienceSights nearby - Edinburgh castle and King Arthur's seatRomantic - Good for couples.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
The George 249 rooms from $153Edinburgh
The personification of opulence, The George combines grand luxury with a modern sleekness to create a superb hotel right in the centre of Edinburgh. Its location is unbeatable with all of the city's main attractions a short walk away. Perfect for an indulgent weekend in Edinburgh.Sights nearby - Just ten minute walk from the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.
The Glasshouse 65 rooms from $153Edinburgh
Modern, stylish hotel. Large open spaces filled with natural light. Lavender roof garden with views of Carlton Hill. Patios, verandas, areas for private meetings.Sit-out TerraceViews - Great views from hotelDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.
Norton House Hotel & Spa 83 rooms from $153Edinburgh (Ingliston)
Country house hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Great facilities include spa with large heated pool and a plethora of treatments to choose from. Great food too with 3 AA Rosette fine dining in Ushers Restaurant. Perfect for business travellers - it's only 2 miles from the airport.Business Hotel - Great for business travellers as it's only 2 miles from Edinburgh AirportSights nearby - A short bus ride from all of Edinburgh's major attractionsSwimming Pool - 18 metre heated poolSpa
Twelve Picardy Place 10 rooms from $154Edinburgh
A larger-than-life statue of Sherlock Holmes is your landmark for this ultra-chic boutique property in Edinburgh's buzzy Broughton district.City Style - A chic hotel in a beautiful Georgian townhouse, with a cool contemporary rooms, a trendy cocktail bar and sleek steakhouse.Writing a novel - Draw inspiration from stayng in the very building that the literary giant Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in!Great walks - Centrally located, this hotel is perfect for exploring this beautiful and historic city on foot.Outstanding location
Channings Hotel 41 rooms from $155Edinburgh
Edinburgh's friendliest hotel, in the centrally located New Town. The warm staff and roaring fires induce a home from home vibe. Traditional rooms are comfy and tastefully decorated and most come with charming claw footed bath. A lively wine bar and restaurant seal the deal.Local exploring - Centrally located Princes Street is just a ten minute walk awaySights nearby - Edinburgh Castle is only 1.5 miles from this hotel, and well worth a guided tour.Lively - Hip and happening.Quirky - An experience!
11 Brunswick Street 10 rooms from $159Edinburgh
Tucked away on the fringes of Edinburgh's New Town, 11 Brunswick Street is a serene, grown-up restaurant with rooms in a quiet part of town.Sights nearby - Twenty minutes walk from city centre sights such as Edinburgh Castle and the Scott Monument.Great walks - Take a great walk up Edinburgh's famous Arthur's Seat overlooking the city.Full of character
The G&V 136 rooms from $162Edinburgh
A hotel with eclectic, modern design in a historic part of town. Bedrooms are decorated in a vibrant contemporary style animated with colour. Located on the Royal Mile, just 3 minutes to Castle, St Giles cathedral and National Gallery. A trendy, happening spot, perfect for sightseeing.City Style - Missoni prints adorn the entire hotel - ultimate urban styleLocal exploring - Walking distance from Edinburgh Castle and much moreGreat walks - Walk up Arthur's SeatViews - City views
The Rutland Hotel 12 rooms from $172Edinburgh
Small and stylish hotel in the most central of locations, Edinburgh's Princes Street. A riot of glitz and glamour that has a sensual feel. Come for the glamourous nightlife - swanky bar and club await.Lively - Hip and happening.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.
24 Royal Terrace 15 rooms from $178Edinburgh
Conveniently close to Edinburgh's city centre, 24 Royal Terrace is a home away from home for connoisseurs of contemporary art, stylish design and carefully chosen single malts.Sights nearby - Within twenty minutes walk of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.Lively - Hip and happening.
The Inn on the Mile 9 rooms from $186Edinburgh
Those looking for a ringside seat for Edinburgh's famed Hogmanay celebrations, or who just like to be in the heart of things at any time, will like the Inn on the Mile.Sights nearby - Within five minutes walk of Edinburgh Castle and St Giles Cathedral.Great walks - Take a walk up the nearby picturesque Arthur's Seat.Landmark - Situated on Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile.
The Scotsman Hotel 59 rooms from $248Edinburgh
This historic hotel overlooking Edinburgh Castle, was formerly the HQ for the Scotsman newspaper. Come for Michelin star restaurant, close promiximty to Princes St and a world-class gym. Chic interiors in traditional rooms.Swimming Pool - State of the art stainless steel indoor poolGreat walks - Calton Hill, is just a short stroll from the hotel, enjoy 360 views of the city at the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site.Sights nearby - Overlooking Edinburgh Castle.Views - Good city views.
The Howard Hotel 19 rooms from $263Edinburgh
A small 5-star hotel occupying 3 Georgian townhouses in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. As elegant inside as out, with antiques, oil paintings and chic furniture. Most uniquely it boasts a butler service who will be at your beck and call. Enjoy great Scottish food in the restaurant.Great walks - Cimb Calton Hill and enjoy wonderful views of the city, plus educational points on the Scottish Enlightenment.Private Hot Tub - One suite has its own jacuzzi - perfect for a couple on a romantic getawaySights nearby - A 15 minute walk from the Castle.Full of character
The Balmoral 168 rooms from $265Edinburgh
Quietly confident, stylish, sophisticated and efficient.THE place to stay in Edinburgh. Part of Rocco Forte Collection and boasting a Michelin starred restaurant, comprehensive spa and over 150 bedrooms. The old railway hotel transformed into a grande dame. True indulgence.Sights nearby - Visit the nearby Edinburgh Castle and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.Great walks - Walk to the summit of Calton Hill and enjoy the panoramic views.Views - Wonderful city views towards Arthurs Seat.Swimming Pool - Indoor Pool
Tigerlily 33 rooms from $280Edinburgh
Chic little hotel on George Street, complete with bar and restaurant downstairs. Stylish, glamourous and modern. Good food, even better cocktails and a lively atmosphere with one of the most central locations. Great for a chic weekend away.City Style - A bold boutique hotel full of glitz and glamour, with an excellent cocktail bar and access to a connecting nightclub.Sights nearby - The impressive Edinburgh castle is in close proximity.Lively - Hip and happening.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Prestonfield 23 rooms from $320Edinburgh (Priestfield Road)
Opulent extravagance at the Prestonfield just 5 mins from the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Come for attentive service, divine bedrooms and spoiling galore. Fine dining is served in an ultra romantic setting. The concierge have a 'nothing's too much' attitude. Best for a truly indulgent stay.Exclusive offer - Decadent Country HouseRomantic Break - This hotel oozes glammour, romance and seduction, with its wildly opulent canopied beds, rich fabrics and roaring fires.Local exploring - The best of both worlds- set in 20 acres of spectacular parklands, yet within spitting distance of Edinburgh.Great walks - Don't forget your welly boots, there are 20 acres of parkland to explore.Restrictions on children - Adults only
Le Monde 18 rooms from $337Edinburgh (New Town)
A chic townhouse with 18 bedrooms just 100m from Prince's Street. Central hotel in the heart of Edinburgh offering modern rooms, three bars and two restaurants. A suitable choice for guests interested in fine restaurants and designer shopping.Great walks - Take a walk up Arthur's SeatSights nearby - Edinburgh CastleHouse party feel - Be prepared to meet people.
The Witchery by the Castle 9 rooms from $413Edinburgh (Royal Mile)
Superbly located at the gates of the Castle, on the Royal Mile, sits this intimate, Gothic hotel. The rooms are luxurious, romantic & eccentric – think candlelit, wood paneling and plenty of velvet. Enjoy delicious Scottish food in the equally atmospheric restaurant.Foodies - Serving Scottish beef, lamb, game, the Witchery's famous steak tartare, briny-fresh seafood platters and even some haggis.Romantic Break - The glamourous, plush yet cosy interiors with love seats, four poster beds, and plenty of candles are perfect for couplesLocal markets - Edinburghs Haymarket bustles with independdent shops and cafes selling local produce.Sights nearby - In the heart of the Old Town on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile
The Atholl 4 rooms from $1272Edinburgh
Spectacular hotel In Edinburgh's Georgian New Town, with just four magnificent classical and contemporary suites. Expect the very best with superb service, exceptional food from Albert Roux trained and supervised chefs. Balthaup Kitchens, Philippe Starck bathrooms. Your wish is the Atholl's command.Sights nearby - In the centre of Edinburgh. Minutes away from the Castle, the Parliament, Princes Street and George StreetSuites - Four beautifully appointed and furnished suites from one bedroom to three bedroomedPrivate chef / butler - Private chefs produce gourmet cuisine in your suite's kithchen.City StyleRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Not just Scotland's capital city and an important centre of the late 18th-century Enlightenment, Edinburgh is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe (in Britain, second only to London). Its rich history is in evidence everywhere you look from the famous Castle, towering above streets of genteel, granite grey houses (many of which have been converted into some of the best places to stay in Edinburgh), to the startling new and wildly over-budget Scottish Parliament building.
The Hotel Guru's selection of the best places to stay in Edinburgh covers all bases too from the opulent extravagance of Prestonfield to the B+B Edinburgh, a roomy property in the heart of the West End that feels more like a private club. For those who want a city centre apartment, visit our online partner, booking.com.
Attractions range from the Festival, held over three weeks every August when the population swells to double, to the Military Tattoo and Hogmanay street party, to say nothing of its excellent museums and galleries or stylish shops and restaurants.
Best Statement Hotels in Edinburgh
- For the best design conscious place to stay in Edinburgh, then it has to be The G&V! Yet for all its flamboyance, the hotel remains unpretentious. All rooms feature Nespresso Coffee machines and free movies.
- For complete over the top decadence it'll have to be a night at the Witchery by the Castle - think gilded ceilings, panelling and swathes of jewel-coloured velvet.
For central location
If you want to be in the centre of the action then our pick of the best places to stay in Edinburgh includes:
- The Balmoral, Rocco Forte's outpost north of the border, with its chic interiors and Michelin starred dining
- At the other end of Princes Street check in to The Rutland which offers twelve individually decorated bedrooms plus Edinburgh's first gourmet steak restaurant.
- Also good for being in the thick of things is The Scotsman, which effortlessly blends old and new and has great facilities including top notch spa and 3AA Rosette standard brasserie.
B&Bs and Guesthouses
If you're looking for something slightly less ostentatious then our choice of the best places to stay in Edinburgh can certainly help out. There are an increasing number of smart B&Bs and guesthouses which, though further from the main action, have not scrimped on style or service.
- Try 94DR for good sized rooms with luxury trappings, plus great views of Arthur's Seat.
- Alternatively book into Millers64, a victorian townhouse where the Clelland sisters' focus on attention to detail is evident all over.
For an apartment
- If you think that a city centre apartment is more your thing, then check out the selection with our online partner, booking.com.