“The city’s most unusual hotel is a stunning transformation of the Scotsman newspaper's former offices. The conversion is a dramatic blend of the old and new, where Victorian oak panelling sits happily beside ultra-modern glass and steel. Bedrooms – you can even sleep in the editor’s office – are super-comfortable, and there’s a fabulous health club, spa and private cinema. Friendly staff.”
Written by Louise Farquhar
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
People love staying at the hotel as it offers the same 5* luxury experience you’d enjoy at the much larger city centre hotels, but as an independent and smaller property, we offer a more personable and bespoke stay in Edinburgh for all our guests. Add to that the fact we’re slap bang in the middle of Edinburgh’s city centre, and minutes from all the major attractions, and we’re a fantastic venue for anyone looking to enjoy a visit to Scotland.
What is there to do in the area?
Within a couple of minutes walk from the hotel is Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood House, the Royal Mile, Princes St, The Scott Monument, Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill, Our Dynamic Earth, Camera Obscura, the Scottish Whisky Experience, and many many more – all can be reached with a very short walk from the hotel’s front door.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We offer a full-Scottish breakfast – all produce is sourced from local, free-range suppliers
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
The hotel hosts the AA Rosette winning North Bridge Brasserie restaurant – which offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and drinks also.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All of our rooms are totally different, as they were converted from the offices of the Scotsman Newspaper – we have a range which have turrets overlooking the city centre (some with roll-top baths) and we’ve 5 which still have the original oak panelling from the old offices. These are always specially requested!
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Just that we look forward to welcoming them, and that we hope we can offer a stay as unique and luxurious as Edinburgh itself.”