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Edinburgh packs a lot in to its small footprint. Basically it’s hilly, historic and deeply beautiful, and even our most central picks for the best places to stay in Edinburgh will see you walking up and down a lot. The selection of accommodation in this city is wide. You'll find everything from cheap and cheerful hostels, through average big chain options to chic little guesthouses and five star luxury city hotels. We favour the smaller independent properties, and we've even tracked down a lovely old lighthouse tender, which has been converted to a stunning floating hotel in the heart of Leith.

Edinburgh is a city of many differing faces from the Old and New Towns, through to trendy Stockbridge and edgy Leith. Our neighbourhood guide will help you choose the best area for your stay, especially if this is your first trip to the city.

This city is a hugely popular destination year round, but come August it's Festival season and it's almost impossible to move here! So if you want to be part of the festival fun and book one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh, you'll need to plan well ahead to avoid disappointment!

The Best Places to Stay in Edinburgh

For a memorable stay

  • The Dunstane Houses are two stately Victorian townhouses, on opposite sides of the road, in a peaceful corner of the West End. Combined they make a 35 room boutique hotel, with individually decorated rooms and suites featuring a luxurious array of original details and modern conveniences, including Nespresso machines and Roberts digital radios, and some with four-poster beds and stand-alone copper baths. There’s a very nice bar and restaurant specialising in local Scottish produce from small suppliers. Stylish and welcoming, they also have family suites.
  • The Fingal is a retired lighthouse tender turned luxury, 23 room hotel, and now 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. She's now part of the Royal Yacht Britannia trust, and is Scotland's first luxury floating hotel.
  • The Balmoral is a large, and typically historic Edinburgh hotel, which began life as the railway hotel, sitting right beside Waverley Station, in between the Old and New Towns. Olga Polizzi is responsible for the decor and its understated, but with plenty of variety and sophistication amongst the 168 rooms and suites, and many of them have excellent city views as well. There’s a choice of restaurants, and one of them has a Michelin star, or you could eat out and return for a nightcap in the Palm Court bar, or the whisky bar.

The Best Hotels on The Royal Mile

  • You can’t get much closer to the action than The Inn on The Mile, a bar with kitchen, and nine room hotel on the Royal Mile, opposite the Tron Kirk, where the South Bridge meets the High Street, just five minutes stroll from the castle. Sit outside and watch the traffic pass up and down the Mile, or enjoy the live music and food indoors. The rooms are chic, offering complimentary mineral water and chocolate-dipped strawberries, bathrobes, slippers and tea and coffee. The ‘Royal Mile’ rooms are the larger ones with the views.

For the New Town

  • Twelve Picardy Place is a ten room hotel converted from a beautiful Georgian townhouse close to Carlton Hill. The decor is cool and contemporary, with wall-sized photo murals and a grey colour palette, and there’s a trendy cocktail bar and award-winning steakhouse.
  • Small and stylish, The Rutland is a 12 room hotel on Princes Street opposite the end of the Princes Street Gardens. Each of the rooms are individually decorated, but they’re all large and elegant. Some are more colourful than others, so it’s worth checking out them all. It also has a gourmet steak restaurant and a swanky bar and nightclub.

For a City Break Hotel

  • Formerly the headquarters for The Scotsman newspaper, the The Scotsman building is historic and well positioned, with views of Edinburgh Castle. So it’s ideal if you want to be in the thick of things. Inside there are 59 very elegant rooms and suites, decorated in pale neutrals, with pale wood panelling. Plus they have a spa and gym, and family suites.
  • Le Monde is a converted townhouse just one block back from Princes Street in the New Town, close to the National Gallery. There are only 18 rooms and suites to this chic hotel, individually decorated in a range of contemporary styles and colours, named and styled after global cities, but there are also three bars and two restaruants, and one nightclub. The cocktails are great and the vibe is fun.
  • Almost directly across the road from Le Monde is The George, a large and grand-looking hotel, with 249 sleek, contemporary rooms and suites. Now a listed building, this hotel was created using a row of five townhouses, and many period style details have been included in the new design, including parquet floors, stucco folderols and plenty of marble. The bar and restaurant are elegant too, and the bar stays open until 1am. We like the roof terrace too.

Edinburgh's Most Romantic Hotels

  • Small and intimate, 21212 is a Michelin-starred restaurant with just four elegant guest rooms. It’s close to Holyrood, and Carlton Hill, but still only ten or 15 minutes walk from the castle. Aside from the food, we love the small size of this place, even the restaurant is on the small side, so one feels very cocooned, like a guest at a luxurious house party with a short invitation list.
  • In a prime position at the top end of the Royal Mile close to Edinburgh Castle, and offering a combination of intimacy and Gothic decadence, it’s hard to find somewhere more memorable to stay in Edinburgh than the Witchery by the Castle. The nine rooms that now occupy this 16th century building are theatrically opulent, with gilded ceilings over four-poster beds, oil paintings over wood panelling, candlelight and swathes of jewel-coloured velvet. The restaurant is known for its Scottish cuisine and for its atmosphere.
  • Surrounded by 20 acres of private parkland, Prestonfield feels more like a country house hotel than a city central one, but this opulent manor house conversion is just five minutes from the Holyrood Palace end of the Royal Mile. Inside are 23 rooms and suites, many of which are among the most romantic in Edinburgh, with their canopied beds, heavy drapes, rich fabrics, antiques and roaring fires. There’s a fine dining restaurant too. And nothing is too much trouble for the concierge at Prestonfield, balloon flights over the area included.
  • Close to the Palace of Holyrood end of the Royal Mile, about 15 minutes from the castle, Six Brunton Place is a superb, 22 room hotel in a carefully converted Edwardian mansion. The rooms and suites are all unique, decorated with style and simplicity, showcasing artworks and the various rooms' original features.

For Families

  • The 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, and plenty of space, an elegant colour scheme and plenty of upmarket details to make it easier on the older ones too. The apartments are best for families, and they all have well set up open plan kitchens, leather sofas and armchairs, and bookshelves stacked with Ian Rankin’s Edinburgh crime novels, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potters. One of them even has a private garden.

Some of Edinburgh's Best B&Bs

  • 23 Mayfield is an elegant, five star B&B in a beautiful Victorian building. There are only 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. The location isn’t super central, but it’s a really charming place to stay.
  • The Hedges is a five room B&B in a charming Edwardian townhouse just a short stroll from Carlton Hill and Holyrood. It’s simple, affordable and the owners are also the managers, so you’ll get plenty of local recommendations if you need them.

For great value

  • The GPO Cafe and Rooms is a smart, affordable hotel in the trendy port district of Leith. It was once a post office, but now only the name and red door remains.The interiors are unfussy and contemporary, with bright, larger than average rooms with high ceilings and tall windows that let in lots of light. The artisanal cafe is a real draw, and central Edinburgh is just a short bus ride away.
  • B+B Edinburgh is a roomy, 27 room B&B in the West End, which has the feel of a private club or boutique hotel. It’s awash with Victorian details, and luxurious touches, but it’s still really affordable, especially when you consider that breakfast is included and the location is so central.
  • Nira Caledonia is a 28 room boutique hotel within a magnificent row of Georgian townhouses in Stockbridge, which is close to the botanic gardens and the Stockbridge Farmers Market. The rooms vary in size and style, but they’re all chic and comfortable, with spacious ensuite bathrooms. There’s also a superb restaurant

Prefer a self-catering Apartment?

  • If you’d prefer to stay in a city centre apartment, we recommend you visit our online partner, booking.com.

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. Obviously alternative trains are also a good option.
  • 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!

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Best Hotels in Edinburgh

  • The Dunstane Houses Edinburgh 35 rooms from CA$277

    Exclusive offer  -  10% off City Break
    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 CA$93

    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
    Traditional

    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 CA$99

    Less £
    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 CA$126

    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 CA$132

    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 CA$135

    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 CA$135

    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 CA$137

    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 CA$138

    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 CA$143

    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 CA$152

    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 CA$152

    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 CA$152

    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 CA$160

    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 CA$160

    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 CA$162

    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 CA$165

    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 CA$167

    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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  • The Bonham Edinburgh 48 rooms from CA$169

    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Good Hotel Guide

    Large townhouse hotel in a prime West End location. Spacious rooms and suites offer a contemporary ambience, whilst not forgetting the period features including high ceilings and huge windows. Acclaimed restaurant No. 35 serves European cuisine with a Scottish twist. See More

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  • No. 11 Edinburgh 10 rooms from CA$169

    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 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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  • Hotel du Vin Edinburgh Edinburgh 47 rooms from CA$177

    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 CA$182

    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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  • Carberry Tower Edinburgh (Near Musselburgh) 30 rooms from CA$189

    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
    Opulent

    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 CA$194

    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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  • Barony House Edinburgh 5 rooms from CA$197

    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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  • The George Edinburgh 249 rooms from CA$202

    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 CA$202

    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 CA$202

    Families  -  There's a wide range of accommodation options, plus fab swimming pool & plenty of choice for kids on the menus
    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 in The Brasserie. 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 CA$202

    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
    Traditional

    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 CA$204

    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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  • The Raeburn Edinburgh 10 rooms from CA$211

    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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  • Le Monde Edinburgh (New Town) 18 rooms from CA$219

    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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  • The Kimpton Charlotte Square Edinburgh 199 rooms from CA$219

    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 CA$228

    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 CA$228

    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 CA$228

    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.
    Traditional
    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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  • Six Brunton Place Edinburgh 4 rooms from CA$234

    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 bed and breakfast 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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  • Chester Residence Edinburgh 19 rooms from CA$236

    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 CA$246

    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 CA$253

    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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  • The Edinburgh Grand Edinburgh 50 rooms from CA$258

    City Style  -  One of the more sophisticated luxury hotels in central Edinburgh, ideal for exploring the hotspots, shops and sights in style
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    Stay in the lap of luxury at this central hotel in a former bank. Elegant interiors feature chequered marble floors, a boldly designed staircase and plush furnishings, with a variety of sophisticated design-led apartment suites. The grand fine-dining restaurant and club-style bar seal the deal. See More

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  • Market Street Hotel Edinburgh 98 rooms from CA$324

    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 CA$329

    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 great Scottish produce at The Grand Cafe 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 CA$351

    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 CA$371

    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 CA$425

    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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  • Fingal Edinburgh (Leith) 23 rooms from CA$506

    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 CA$615

    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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