The Best Hotels in Leith

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Leith is Edinburgh’s port district, right on the Firth of Forth to the north of the centre of town. Over time Leith has been absorbed, physically, by Edinburgh, but it still has its own charm and unique cultural twists. Including a reputation for seediness, which dates from before the semi-gentrification of Leith began in the 80s. These days Leith is vibrant and cosmopolitan, and one of the best places to eat out in Edinburgh, and the best hotels in Leith reflect this perfectly.

Aside from the colour and life of Leith, one of the headline attractions of this part of town is the Royal Yacht Britannia, which has a permanent mooring in front of the Ocean Terminal. It was built on Clydeside in 1953 and was the floating home of the royal family until it was decommissioned in 1997, and is a beautiful thing, and a wonderful monument to 50s decor.

Another highlight might be a stroll along the Water of Leith Walkway though Dean Village and into Edinburgh via the east end of Princes Street and the New Town. The walk is really charming, and you’re accompanied by Antony Gormley’s 6 Times sculpture of six human sized figures, but there are plenty of buses into town as well, and the best hotels in Leith offer excellent access to the rest of Edinburgh’s attractions.

The Best Hotels in Leith

Malmaison 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.

If you haven’t found your idea of the best hotels in Leith on our Guru’s list you could:

The Best Hotels in Leith

  • Malmaison Edinburgh 100 rooms from £85

    Edinburgh (Leith)

    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.

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Michelin Travel
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 16th May 2018
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