“Edinburgh’s Malmaison is quite obviously the chosen second home of The Young Professional. There are a lot of people busy team building over their macchiatos in Buddy Holly specs with large computer bags slung across their shoulders. But this clientele gives the place a lively, edgy feel that is refreshingly far removed from Edinburgh’s usual Scottish Widows pinstripe-suited types! This is of course because the hotel is down in Leith and not in the Georgian New Town, but there is a lot to recommend the area – The Royal Yacht Britannia is moored up nearby, Edinburgh’s only Michelin-starred restaurant The Kitchen is a short walk away, along with many other excellent seafood restaurants and bars along the Water of Leith where you can sit out if the sun is shining (rare) – and perhaps most important of all, you can park easily which for Edinburgh is something of a miracle. The solid Scottish Baronial building and characteristic Malmaison contemporary interior work reasonably well in tandem but there are some drawbacks – dark rather claustrophobic corridors with stairs in funny places and a rather airless feel. All in all however this is a perfect hotel for a business trip or simply a couple of night’s escape - there are some great room deals to be had here on a Sunday night with dinner in the busy bistro. ”
Written by Caroline Townsend
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Malmaison Edinburgh is situated in the cosmopolitan area of the Shore which boasts a plethora of unique bars and restaurants (including 2 michelin star restaurants) – people feel at home when they stay with us. It’s beautiful and tranquil area away from the hustle and bustle.
What is there to do in the area?
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Vue cinema, Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre,
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Continental and cooked Scottish breakfast
Do you offer other meals?
Lunch and Dinner
And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
The Ship, Tom Kitchin, Martin Wishart, Mithas and The King’s Wark
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The Port of Leith Suite and Arthur’s Suite – both have a roll top bath, superb views of the city and individual Scottish interior.”