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About Edinburgh

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 - and in Britain, it’s 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.

Where to Stay - which neighbourhood?

  • The Royal Mile is the best place to stay in Edinburgh if you’re not going to be here for long - or if you just want to be in the thick of the attractions.
  • For a location with easy access to all of Edinburgh's historical highlights, the Old Town is where to stay.
  • The New Town has the beautiful Georgian architecture, plus the Portrait Gallery, some great boutiques and arguably the chicest cocktail bars.
  • The West End has a villagey feel and is crammed full of great bars and restaurants. It's also ideal if you want access to both the city centre and attractions like Murrayfield and the Zoo.
  • Leith was down-and-out but it’s now totally hip, and has become a bit of a foodie mecca with scores of great cafes and restaurants.

What not to Miss

  • Edinburgh's International Arts Festival, held over three weeks every August when the population swells to double. If you can bear the crowds it's a fabulous time to visit, with venues crammed into the most unlikely locations and performances from street theatre to comedy to music (classical and popular) - there really is something for everyone!
  • The Military Tattoo also takes place during the Festival with Edinburgh Castle as its backdrop. It's a fantastic display of military bands and cultural performances from across the globe.
  • Climb Arthur's Seat. Situated opposite Holyrood Palace at the bottom of the Royal Mile, Arthur's Seat is a volcanic mound and Edinburgh's highest point. When you reach the top (it's not particularly hard work) you're rewarded with awesome views across the city and beyond.
  • Edinburgh Castle with all its history, stunning crown jewels and wonderful views.
  • Keen gardeners will love a stroll around Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden. Its 70 acres are a joy whatever the season.
  • Edinburgh has an excellent range of museums, galleries, stylish shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

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.

Best places to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh's Best Statement Hotels

  • 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.
  • Six Brunton Place is a superb hotel which well captures all the splendour of Edinburgh’s Edwardian history. There are 22 plush rooms, all elegantly decorated and with fine artwork. You’re just to the east of the city, about 15minutes walk from the Royal Mile and the castle.

The Best Hotels on The Royal Mile

  • The Balmoral, Rocco Forte's outpost north of the border, with its chic interiors and Michelin starred dining, is quietly confident that it’s THE place to stay in Edinburgh. There are 168 rooms and a comprehensive spa as well as that restaurant.
  • 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.
  • You can’t get closer to the action than The Inn on The Mile, a nine room hotel and inn on the Royal Mile just five minutes stroll from the castle.

The Best Places to Stay in Edinburgh's New Town

  • Twelve Picardy Place is a ten room hotel converted from a beautiful Georgian townhouse. The decor is cool and contemporary and there’s a trendy cocktail bar and sleek steakhouse.

The Best Places to Stay in Leith

  • Malmaison Edinburgh occupies a former seaman’s mission in the heart of Leith. Expect all the Malmaison trademarks: a state of the art gym, restaurant, stylish bar and roil-top baths. Starting from around £85 per night.

The Best Places to Stay in Central Edinburgh

  • The Scotsman is good for being in the thick of things, and effortlessly blends old and new and has great facilities, including a top notch spa and 3AA Rosette standard brasserie.
  • 21212 is a Michelin-starred restaurant with four rooms just ten minutes from the Royal Mile and the castle. You’ll feel more like a guest at a posh house party than at a hotel.
  • If you’re interested in eating well and shopping well during your Edinburgh stay then Le Monde, a chic 18 bedroom townhouse just off Princes Street is for you, There are three bars and two restaurants too!

Edinburgh's Most Romantic Hotels

  • Prestonfield feels more like a country house hotel than a city central one, but here you’re just five minutes from the Royal Mile - despite being surrounded by 20 acres of spectacular parkland. The dining is fine, the bedrooms divine and nothing is too much trouble.
  • Just ten minutes walk from the castle, the Principal Hotel George Street is a grand and luxurious hotel with 249 rooms in an unbeatable location. Perfect for an indulgent weekend.
  • Dunstane Houses is a chic property in a peaceful corner of Edinburgh's West End. Recently renovated it boasts chic rooms and suites (some with in room copper tubs) and an excellent restaurant and whisky bar.

The Best Places to Stay in Edinburgh For Design Chic

  • 24 Royal Terrace is a home from home for connoisseurs of contemporary art and stylish design. There are just 15 sumptuous rooms plus a popular bar, within 20 minutes of the Royal Mile.
  • The Glasshouse, Edinburgh is a stylish, modern hotel with plenty of glass and large, open spaces filled with natural light. There’s a roof garden dotted with fragrant lavender and amazing views of Carlton Hill.
  • If you’re looking for hip and happening look no further than The Rutland Hotel, a stylish, 12 room hotel on Princes Street. Glitzy and glamorous with a sensual feel, the swanky bar and club might just top off your stay.

Edinburgh's Best B&Bs and Guesthouses

  • 23 Mayfield is an elegant, five star B&B in a beautiful Victorian building. There are seven rooms, some with four poster beds, and all with wood panelling, fireplaces and big bathtubs. They serve an excellent breakfast and there’s a lovely garden.
  • Try 94DR for seven good sized rooms with luxury trappings, plus great views of Arthur's Seat. You’re 10-15 minutes walk from the centre of town, but also on a bus route.
  • Alternatively book into Millers64, a victorian townhouse where the Clelland sisters' focus on attention to detail is evident all over.
  • The Antler Guest House has just two bedrooms, but they’re stylish and contemporary with Persian rugs and original art. You’re in Leith, but only about a 20 minute walk from the castle.

The Best Places to Stay in Edinburgh For Families

  • Chester Residence is a cosy collection of 19 rooms and suites on a quiet street in Edinburgh’s West End. They’ve a resident family of soft toys to please their youngest guests.
  • The Atholl is a spectacular, four room hotel in the New Town with beautiful classical contemporary suites and superb service. The bathrooms are by Philippe Stark, the food by Albert Roux trained chefs and nothing is too much trouble.

The Best Value Places to Stay in Edinburgh

  • B+B Edinburgh is a roomy B&B in the West End which feels more like a private club or boutique hotel than a B&B. Awash with Victorian character this is an exclusive feeling place without the price tag. Its 27 rooms start from as little as £75 per night including breakfast.
  • Brooks Edinburgh is friendly, clean and tidy and amazing value, with some of its 46 rooms starting from less than £60 per night. And you’re within walking distance of many of the main sights.

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Travel Information

  • Edinburgh International Airport has links to over 130 different destinations and is about an hour’s flight from London. However Scot Rail’s Caledonian Sleeper is probably the most romantic way to arrive. You get into Waverley Station, which is also well connected to other UK wide destinations.
  • If you want to hire a car - which we strongly advise if you’re staying in Edinburgh and you want to see the surrounding area - we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • Edinburgh is busy over August for the Festival and the Fringe, and over Christmas and New year for Hogmanay, but the space in between is quiet and still pleasant weatherise. Alternatively June and July are also popular. Of course if you’re here for the events then book well ahead to avoid disappointment.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Edinburgh for you?

Best Hotels in Edinburgh

  • The Dunstane Houses Edinburgh 35 rooms from £164

    Exclusive offer  -  Sunday Night Stay
    Sights nearby  -  Easy access to all of Edinburgh's top attractions including the Royal Mile, Old Town and Prince's Street
    Great walks  -  Climb Arthur's seat for a great view over the city and beyond.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors
    Quirky  -  A unique experience
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Fodors, Mr & Mrs Smith

    In a peaceful corner of Edinburgh’s West End, a short walk from Haymarket and 15 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh airport, The Dunstane Houses is an independent, 5 star VisitScotland 35-bedroom boutique hotel spread over two stately Victorian townhouses on opposite sides of the road. See More

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  • GPO Café and Rooms Edinburgh 12 rooms from £55

    Local exploring  -  Well located in the hip port district of Leith, offering plenty to explore locally and easy access to the city centre
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, just a stroll away from the property

    A smart, affordable hotel in the trendy port district of Leith. Once a post office, now only the red door remains as a reminder of its past. Interiors are unfussy and contemporary with bright rooms that are larger than average. The artisanal cafe and easy city centre access are a real draw. See More

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  • Brooks Edinburgh Edinburgh 46 rooms from £59

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    Sights nearby  -  Easy walk to the sights

    Amazingly good value in not quite central Edinburgh. Clean, tidy, comfortable, friendly and for those on a budget a great find. See More

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  • B+B Edinburgh Edinburgh 27 rooms from £75

    Roomy B&B in Edinburgh's West End. More like a private club or a boutique hotel, awash with Victorian character. Come for the exclusive feel without the exclusive prices and the brilliant central location. See More

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  • Albyn Townhouse Edinburgh 5 rooms from £78

    Great walks  -  Go for a lovely walk through the Meadows and up Arthur's Seat.
    Sights nearby  -  Go and visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

    Set in a lovely Victorian former Manse, the Albyn Townhouse is an excellent B&B a little away from Edinburgh city centre. Lovely, comfortable rooms feature ornate beds and sofas that are great for relaxing. A great base from which to explore Edinburgh's old town. See More

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  • The Hedges Edinburgh 5 rooms from £80

    Great walks  -  Taking a stroll through Edinburgh must be one of the most picturesque city walks in the world.
    Local markets  -  Wander down to Stockbridge and go to the weekend market.
    Sights nearby  -  Walk up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle.

    Set in charming Edwardian townhouse, The Hedges is an excellent B&B just a short walk from Edinburgh city centre. Featuring lovely rooms and sleek ensuite bathrooms, it provides a great base for people looking to explore the Scottish capital. See More

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  • 94 DR Edinburgh 7 rooms from £80

    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Good Hotel Guide

    Boutique guest house on southside of Edinburgh, 10-15 mins walk to the centre but on bus route. Good size rooms with luxury trappings and fabulous breakfast. Great views of Arthur's Seat. Friendly, laid back. See More

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  • The Murrayfield Hotel & House Edinburgh 9 rooms from £81

    Romantic Break  -  This Victorian villa feautures elegant, romantic interiors perfect for a couple's getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Within easy distance of Edinburgh's top sights such as the Old Town, the Royal Mile and Prince's Street
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the picturesque Meadows just off Edinburgh University's central campus
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    Elegant Victorian townhouse hotel with an outdoor terrace and a fine dining restaurant. Stylish interiors feature sophisticated furniture and plush fabrics, while sumptuous rooms have a serene palette of creams and tastefully framed pictures. A relaxed west-end base slightly removed from the buzz. See More

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  • Dakota Edinburgh Edinburgh (South Queensferry) 182 rooms from £82

    Value chic  -  Find style and luxury all at a very reasonable rate.
    Sailing  -  Embark on a scenic wildlife and island cruise on the River Forth.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the nearby historic Hopetoun House.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    A slick hotel providing contemporary accommodation, fine dining and excellent service all at exceptionally good rates. Rooms are grown-up with dark hues, wide-screen TVs and luxury bathrooms. A small gym and executive lounge provide evening entertainment. Ideal for businessmen and travellers alike. See More

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  • Malmaison Edinburgh Edinburgh (Leith) 100 rooms from £85

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel

    Trendy hotel in former seaman's mission in the heart of Leith. Trademark comfy beds and roll top baths. State of the art gym, restaurant, stylish bar. See More

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  • The Lane Edinburgh 6 rooms from £90

    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Great walks  -  Climb Edinburgh's iconic Arthur's Seat.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Edinburgh's world famous castle.
    Quirky  -  An experience!

    Set in the charming district of Morningside in Edinburgh, The Lane is a delightful boutique hotel. Offering smart rooms and an atmospheric bar/restaurant, it's a great base for a weekend exploring Scotland's capital. See More

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  • Antler Guest House Edinburgh 2 rooms from £90

    Local exploring  -  The ideal base to return to after a weekend of exploring Scotland's capital.
    Value chic  -  A great value option situated in Edinburgh's up and coming Leith district.
    Sights nearby  -  Twenty minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle.

    A comfortable modern guesthouse in Edinburgh's Leith area. Stylish contemporary rooms boasting original artworks, crisp white linens, and Persian rugs. The hotel is within walking distance of the major sights and sounds of the city. Fantastic value for a city break. See More

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  • Millers64 Edinburgh 2 rooms from £90

    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 13 allowed
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Boutique B&B in Victorian townhouse in central Edinburgh. Victorian features, oriental minimalism, contemporary open space. Large comfortable rooms. See More

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  • Nira Caledonia Edinburgh 28 rooms from £95

    Great walks  -  Go for a lovely walk in the nearby Royal Botanic Garden.
    Local markets  -  On Sundays, visit Stockbridge Farmers Market.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.

    Nira Caledonia is situated within a magnificent row of Georgian townhouses and is a luxurious boutique hotel. Elegantly designed rooms are chic and comfortable with spacious ensuite bathrooms. The superb restaurant serves delicious cuisine that focuses on local and organic produce. See More

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  • 21212 Edinburgh 4 rooms from £95

    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from the Royal Mile and Edinburgh castle.
    Great walks  -  Excellent walking around the nearby Carlton Hill.

    Paul Kitching's Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms is one of Edinburgh's cosiest cocoons. Staying here is like being a guest at a rather posh house party for a select few. See More

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  • Orocco Pier Edinburgh (SouthQueensferry, West Lothian) 17 rooms from £96

    Local exploring  -  A chic hotel with lovely views of the bridges and easy access to Edinburgh and it's many attractions.
    Great walks  -  Take scenic walks along the coast and through the Dalmeny Estate.
    Sights nearby  -  The majestic Edinbrugh Castle is a must visit.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    A stylishly renovated Inn offering spectacular views of the coast and the Firth of Forth. Light and airy rooms benefit from large sash windows and are simply dressed with light hues and pops of colour. With a superb restaurant and ideally placed for both the airport and easy access to the city. See More

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  • Eden Locke Edinburgh 72 rooms from £98

    Local exploring  -  Centrally located close to Edinburgh's best bars and restaurants and in easy distance to many sights, ideal for city exploring
    Sights nearby  -  Head to Edinburgh Castle just around the corner from the hotel
    Cooking classes  -  Partake in one of the cooking courses arranged by the hotel
    Great walks  -  Go on a gentle hike up Arthur's Seat for magnificent views
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    A central hotel set in a historic building comprising of exquisitely designed apartments. The decor is undeniably hip, featuring a fresh palette, an array of potted plants and Scandi-cool furniture. An artisanal cafe is the perfect spot to pop into at any time of the day. A real gem. See More

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  • The Edinburgh Residence Edinburgh 29 rooms from £99

    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.
    Full of character
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.

    This baronial West End townhouse has a clubby feel. Staying here feels a bit like being a guest in a Scottish laird's city pied-a-terre. See More

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  • Bonham Edinburgh 48 rooms from £100

    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide

    Large townhouse hotel in West End of Edinburgh. Contemporary ambience. Bold colours and rich interiors. Acclaimed restaurant, large individually decorated rooms. See More

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  • No. 11 Edinburgh 10 rooms from £100

    Foodies  -  No 11's Brasserie is award winning. They forage for fungi & herbs and source other ingredients from local artisan suppliers.
    Sights nearby  -  Walk up the Royal Mile to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.
    Great walks  -  Go for a walk up Calton Hill.
    Full of character

    Stylish and sleek, No. 11 in Edinburgh's New Town is an exemplary restaurant with rooms. The ten elegantly designed and tastefully furnished, the rooms are spacious and luxurious. Just a short walk from the heart of Edinburgh, it's perfect for a romantic break in Scotland's capital. See More

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  • Barony House Edinburgh 6 rooms from £100

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring Edinburgh as well as the surrounding area.
    Great walks  -  Go for a walk up Arthur's Seat and through Holyrood Park.
    Sights nearby  -  Stroll up the Royal Mile to the iconic Edinburgh Castle.
    Full of character

    Just a short stroll from Arthur's Seat, Barony House is a delightful B&B. The rooms have magnificent ornate beds that offer a great combination of character and comfort. A superb Edinburgh base for people looking for somewhere quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the centre. See More

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  • Hotel du Vin Edinburgh Edinburgh 47 rooms from £105

    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    Contemporary hotel close to the Royal Mile. Wine cellar, whisky snug, bar and brasserie. Large comfortable rooms. See More

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  • Lord Lyons Chambers Edinburgh from £108

    Groups  -  This centrally located, luxury self-catering accommodation is ideal for groups of friends or couples
    Sights nearby  -  Go for a walk around Edinburgh's legendary old town district just around the corner
    Great walks  -  Go for a leisurely stroll in the Meadows just off the Edinburgh University campus
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    These smart self-catering apartments feature light-filled interiors with elegant parquet floors and stylish yet homely contemporary furniture. Rooms have a chic palette of greys and whites, with king size beds and great tiling in the bathrooms. A discerning choice for sophisticated travellers. See More

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  • Six Brunton Place Edinburgh 22 rooms from £109

    Romantic Break  -  With luxurious rooms, Egyptian cotton bedlinen, and views over Royal Terrace Gardens- it's perfect for a romantic city break.
    Local exploring  -  Just east of the city centre, with easy access to the sights, yet sitting on a peaceful street slightly out of the action.
    Minimum Stay  -  Two nights minimum stay
    Sights nearby  -  Fifteen minutes walk from the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle.

    A superb hotel that captures all the splendour of Edinburgh's Edwardian history. The plush rooms are elegantly appointed with tasteful furnishings and charming artwork. It serves as a great launchpad for exploring Edinburgh's main attractions. A city centre gem. See More

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  • Carberry Tower Edinburgh (Near Musselburgh) 30 rooms from £112

    Country Escape  -  A rural escape of grand proportions - an imposing 15th century mansion set in glorious parkland.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Edinburgh Castle.
    Full of character

    A stunning mansion and estate perfectly positioned just outside Edinburgh. Elegant rooms are spacious and individually styled. Pick a suite and enjoy four posters, chandeliers and open fireplaces. An exemplary bistro and sumptuous private dinners are on offer. A spoiling country escape. See More

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  • The Bridge Inn Edinburgh (Ratho) 4 rooms from £115

    Foodies  -  The award winning gastro pub serves exemplary food using locally sourced produce.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the majestic Edinburgh Castle and admire the city views from atop.
    Great walks  -  Take scenic walks along the canal.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A delightful village Inn set in a picturesque canal side spot in a quiet village just outside Edinburgh. The four rooms are perfectly styled producing an elegant yet cosy feel. The food is what this place is all about with delicious seasonal produce and innovative cooking. See More

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  • Principal Hotel George Street Edinburgh 249 rooms from £120

    Sights nearby  -  Just ten minute walk from the magnificent Edinburgh Castle.

    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. See More

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  • The Glasshouse, Edinburgh Edinburgh 65 rooms from £120

    Sit-out Terrace
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel

    Modern, stylish hotel. Large open spaces filled with natural light. Lavender roof garden with views of Carlton Hill. Patios, verandas, areas for private meetings. See More

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  • Norton House Hotel & Spa Edinburgh (Ingliston) 83 rooms from £120

    Business Hotel  -  Great for business travellers as it's only 2 miles from Edinburgh Airport
    Sights nearby  -  A short bus ride from all of Edinburgh's major attractions
    Swimming Pool  -  18 metre heated pool

    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. See More

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  • Abercorn Guest house Edinburgh (Portobello) 6 rooms from £120

    Local exploring  -  A charming city base with easy access to the main attractions and hosts with an extensive knowledge of the area.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, a ship that has played host to some of the most famous people in the world.
    Full of character

    A charming family-run guesthouse boasting a fantastic central location. Traditionally dressed throughout, expect floral patterns, soft hues and antiques. Breakfasts are not taken lightly with both a continental and Scottish serving which includes haggis. A delightful spot to explore the city from. See More

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  • Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh 10 rooms from £121

    City Style  -  A chic hotel in a beautiful Georgian townhouse, with a cool contemporary rooms, a Bier Keller 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

    An ultra-chic boutique property in Edinburgh's buzzy Broughton district. Spacious rooms and suites are done in muted grey hues and come with either huge bath tubs or rain showers as standard, and tall windows for maximum light. Award winning steak restaurant and Bier Keller with terrace. See More

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  • 11 Brunswick Street Edinburgh 10 rooms from £125

    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

    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. See More

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  • The Raeburn Edinburgh 10 rooms from £125

    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from the Edinburgh Botanics.
    Full of character

    With its cozy restaurant, comfortable rooms and the only outdoor eating drinking space in the area, The Raeburn brings a touch of class to bohemian Stockbridge. See More

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  • The Kimpton Charlotte Square Edinburgh 199 rooms from £130

    City Style  -  A centrally located hotel that has perfectly brought a traditional building into the 21st-century.
    Sights nearby  -  The majestic Edinburgh Castle and its breathtaking views are a must-see. Ideally located for all the city highlights
    Spa  -  Offering a wide range of massages, body treatments and facials.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor swimming pool

    A luxurious hotel located in the heart of the city. Beautifully renovated rooms keep the traditional style yet a splash of contemporary flare has been added. The two restaurants are equally stylish and the bar produces some top-notch cocktails. The service is slick and the positioning perfect. See More

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  • Black Ivy Edinburgh 22 rooms from £135

    City Style  -  A smart boutique hotel who claim (and achieve) "luxury for all, from breakfast ’til bedtime".
    Sights nearby  -  A trip to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without visiting the impressive castle.
    Great walks  -  Climb to the top of Holyrood Park known as Arthur's Seat.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    A chic boutique hotel in the leafy neighbourhood of Bruntsfield. Quirkily designed rooms feature boldly coloured headboards, large sash windows, crisp white linen and luxurious bathrooms. A lively bar serves up superlative cocktails and the restaurant uses local produce to great effect. See More

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  • The Rutland Hotel Edinburgh 12 rooms from £135

    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Fodors

    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. See More

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  • 23 Mayfield Edinburgh 7 rooms from £135

    City Style  -  Walkable or short bus to the city's highlights; return to sit by the fireplace and enjoy romantic ambience
    Sights nearby  -  Edinburgh castle and King Arthur's seat
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Chester Residence Edinburgh 19 rooms from £140

    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Edinburgh Castle.

    This cosy, sweet scented cocoon on a quiet street in Edinburgh's West End is not just for romantic couples. Just as well suited to couples as it is to families, Chester Residence even has a resident family of soft toys to please its youngest guests. See More

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  • The Inn on the Mile Edinburgh 9 rooms from £146

    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.

    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. See More

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  • 24 Royal Terrace Edinburgh 15 rooms from £150

    City Style  -  Stylish accommodation in the heart of the city
    Sights nearby  -  Within twenty minutes walk of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    Centrally located, 24 Royal Terrace is a home away from home for connoisseurs of contemporary art and stylish design. Home to a popular bar, serving carefully chosen single malts this is a top-drawer stay. Sumptuous rooms, decorated in a classic style feature all the mod-cons. A winning stay. See More

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  • Market Street Hotel Edinburgh 98 rooms from £192

    Local exploring  -  Set just on the edge of Edinburgh's old town you will find many of the main attractions within walking distance
    City Style  -  Expect modern design with traditional services, such as a champagne bar and afternoon tea
    Restrictions on children  -  This is more of an adult environment, enquire with the property directly for policies
    Sights nearby  -  Edinburgh Castle and the famous Royal Mile are both within walking distance

    Just a block from the bustle of the Royal Mile, the Market Street Hotel is a hip, modern enclave on the edge of Edinburgh's Old Town. Rooms are a heady mix of chic Scandi-style with charming Scottish touches. Offering a champagne bar and easy city access, this is a bit of a no brainer! See More

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  • The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh 59 rooms from £195

    Great 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.
    Full of character
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide

    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. See More

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  • The Balmoral Edinburgh 168 rooms from £208

    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
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    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. See More

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  • Tigerlily Edinburgh 33 rooms from £220

    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

    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. See More

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  • Prestonfield Edinburgh (Priestfield Road) 23 rooms from £252

    Romantic 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
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection

    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. See More

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  • Le Monde Edinburgh (New Town) 18 rooms from £265

    Great walks  -  Take a walk up Arthur's Seat
    Sights nearby  -  Edinburgh Castle
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.

    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. See More

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  • Fingal Edinburgh (Leith) 23 rooms from £300

    City Style  -  Set in the hip Leith area, with numerous high-end eateries and bars within walking distance, this is a luxurious and unique stay
    Groups  -  The magnificent ballroom is a unique and luxurious space for an event; hosting up to 60 people
    Great walks  -  Take a scenic stroll along the Water of Leiths river
    Sights nearby  -  Compare boat notes at the Royal Yacht Britannia

    A retired lighthouse tender, now turned luxury hotel, anchored in the hip area of Leith. Cabins range from classic doubles to decadent suites. The design is luxurious with brass fittings, leather, and rich hues. A glamorous ballroom is ideal for a party and there's a fabulous little restaurant too. See More

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  • The Witchery by the Castle Edinburgh (Royal Mile) 9 rooms from £365

    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 couples
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of the Old Town on Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile
    Full of character  -  Theatrical red & gold, velveted rooms
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide

    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. See More

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  • The Atholl Edinburgh 4 rooms from £1000

    Sights nearby  -  In the centre of Edinburgh. Minutes away from the Castle, the Parliament, Princes Street and George Street
    Suites  -  Four beautifully appointed and furnished suites from one bedroom to three bedroomed
    Private chef / butler  -  Private chefs produce gourmet cuisine in your suite's kithchen.
    City Style
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    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. See More

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