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About Edinburgh

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.

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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 Roseate Edinburgh comprises 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.

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

  • 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 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

  • Brooks Edinburgh Edinburgh (West End) 46 rooms from $76

    Local exploring  -  Well located in Edinburgh's West End, just a 10 min walk from the Old Town and five mins from Haymarket Station
    Value chic  -  Clean, comfortable accommodation at extremely affordable prices
    Less £  -  Elegant central Edinburgh B&B that won't break the bank
    Sights nearby  -  Easy walk to the sights; both Old and New Towns are a short stroll from Brooks

    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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  • No11 Edinburgh (Calton Hill) 16 rooms from $87

    Restaurant  -  Set in a classic dining room, the award-winning restaurant prides itself on ingredients from artisan suppliers & local foragers
    Foodies  -  As well as the brasserie on-site, there's easy access to four to the city's best fine-dining restaurants
    Romantic Break  -  A tranquil yet centrally-located oasis offering quality food & spoiling suites
    Barefoot Luxury  -  Expect Egyptian linens, fluffy robes & deluxe bath products

    An upmarket brasserie with rooms in a Georgian townhouse near the city centre. Rooms are the perfect balance of Scottish tradition & modern luxury while the restaurant offers impressive contemporary fare. Free-standing baths & opulent four-poster beds make this a fab choice for couples. See More

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  • B+B Edinburgh Edinburgh (West End) 27 rooms from $96

    Local exploring  -  With its excellent central location and attractive price tag, B+B Edinburgh makes a great choice for a budget city break
    Less £  -  With double rooms starting from well under £100 per night, B+B Edinburgh is a very affordable option
    Sights nearby  -  The property is a short walk (or bus/tram ride) from Edinburgh highlights including the castle and Royal Mile
    Views  -  Many of the rooms boasts fabulous views over the city
    Pet friendlyViews

    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 (Bruntsfield) 5 rooms from $100

    Local exploring  -  Although it's not centrally located Albyn Townhouse is a great base for exploring the city
    Great walks  -  Go for a lovely walk through the Meadows and up Arthur's Seat.
    Sights nearby  -  Go and visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle.
    ParkingNo pets

    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 (Calton Hill) 5 rooms from $102

    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.
    GardenNo pets

    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 (Southside) 7 rooms from $102

    Families  -  The family suite comes complete with bunk room, Xbox, toy chest and DVD player!
    Value chic  -  Beautifully done contemporary rooms which offer amazing value for money
    Boutique  -  Individually designed rooms offer contemporary style alongside period Victorian features
    Views  -  Some of the rooms boast excellent views of Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Craggs
    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 (Murrayfield) 9 rooms from $104

    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
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    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 $105

    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.
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessParking

    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 $109

    City Style  -  With its trade-mark contemporary chic rooms and suites, all with rolltop baths, this is a smart city base
    Sights nearby  -  The Royal Yacht Britannia is five mins away or hop on a bus and it's only 15 minutes from the Royal Mile
    Restaurant  -  Chez Mal Brasserie offers a good range of traditional bistro cuisine plus bar snacks and cocktails
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    RestaurantPet friendlyViews
    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 (Morningside) 6 rooms from $115

    Restaurant  -  Though not in the same building the Canny Man's is just around the corner and is renowned for its seafood
    Great walks  -  Climb Edinburgh's iconic Arthur's Seat.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Edinburgh's world famous castle.
    Restrictions on children  -  This is an adults only property
    RestaurantParkingNo pets

    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 (Leith) 2 rooms from $115

    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.
    ParkingNo pets

    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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  • Nira Caledonia Edinburgh (Stockbridge) 28 rooms from $122

    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 (Calton Hill) 4 rooms from $122

    Foodies  -  Paul Kitching's michelin starred 21212 is one of Edinburgh's finest restaurants.
    Local exploring  -  Perfect for a weekend of exploring Scotland's capital.
    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) 17 rooms from $123

    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.
    RestaurantViewsNo pets

    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 (New Town) 72 rooms from $126

    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
    Air conditioningDisabled accessNo pets
    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 Bonham Edinburgh (West End) 48 rooms from $128

    Local exploring  -  Situated in Edinburgh's vibrant West End so ideally located for exploring the whole city
    Sights nearby  -  All of Edinburgh's highlights are easily accessible whether on foot or public transport
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Full of character
    RestaurantDisabled accessParking
    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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  • Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street Edinburgh (Princes Street) 64 rooms from $128

    Local exploring  -  Fantastic Princes Street location means that the city's shops, restaurants, sites & museums are all within walking distance
    Bar  -  Trendy Juniper Bar serves small sharing plates & classic cocktails with epic city views
    Value chic  -  Great value for a good four star property that feels very 'of the moment'
    Restaurant  -  In an elegant period-inspired setting, Twenty Princes Street grill offers contemporary cuisine inspired by local produce
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessViewsNo pets

    Stylish yet affordable hotel with enviable city-centre location. Playful & contemporary rooms inspired by the building's Victorian heritage offer a sense of place yet feel fresh & fun. With a popular bar & impressive castle-view restaurant, this is a crowd-pleaser that works for business or leisure. See More

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  • Hotel du Vin Edinburgh Edinburgh (Old Town) 47 rooms from $135

    Local exploring  -  Superb central location in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town meaning all its highlights are close by
    City Style  -  You can expect Egyptian cotton linens, sleigh beds, monsoon rain showers and much more
    Sights nearby  -  Situated just off the Royal Mile bang in between Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle
    Restaurant  -  Bistro du Vin serves tradition French Brasserie style dishes
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled access
    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 (Old Town) from $138

    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.
    Disabled accessNo pets

    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 $143

    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
    RestaurantGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    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 $147

    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.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    RestaurantDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    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 (Mayfield) 5 rooms from $150

    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
    ParkingNo pets

    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 Edinburgh (New Town) 249 rooms from $154

    Romantic Break  -  Luxuriously decked out rooms, superb restaurant and bar, plus excellent central location, make it great for a romantic getaway
    Families  -  Interconnecting rooms, welcome gifts, kids menus - just some of the perks for families
    City Style  -  Sophisticated, elegant and stylish a chic city centre option
    Restaurant  -  The Printing Press Restaurant serves classic dishes using the best Scottish ingredients
    RestaurantPet friendlyDisabled access

    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 (Calton Hill) 65 rooms from $154

    Sit-out Terrace
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Air conditioningGardenDisabled accessViews
    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 $154

    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
    Restaurant  -  3 AA Rosette fine dining in Ushers Restaurant or brasserie for a more relaxed meal
    Sights nearby  -  A short bus ride from all of Edinburgh's major attractions
    SpaRestaurantSwimming PoolParking

    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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  • Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh (Broughton) 10 rooms from $155

    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!
    Restaurant  -  In house specialist steak restaurant supplied by Donald Russell, who also provides steak for the Queen.
    Great walks  -  Centrally located, this hotel is perfect for exploring this beautiful and historic city on foot.
    RestaurantNo pets

    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 (Stockbridge) 10 rooms from $160

    City Style  -  Smart rooms boast Egyptian cotton bed linen and rooms with either rainshower or rolltop bath tubs
    Local exploring  -  Stockbridge is a great base for exploring the city, as long as you don't mind the hills!
    Restaurant  -  The Raeburn serves mainly gastropub style dishes with a Josper Grill for delicious steaks and burgers
    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from the Edinburgh Botanics, or 15 mins up the hill to Princes Street
    RestaurantGardenNo pets

    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 $167

    Great walks  -  Take a walk up Arthur's Seat
    Sights nearby  -  Edinburgh Castle
    Restaurant  -  Two Restaurants
    Short break
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessNo pets

    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 (New Town) 199 rooms from $167

    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
    Restaurant  -  Baba for chargrilled meats and delicious mezze or The Garden for light lunches and late nights!
    Spa  -  Offering a wide range of massages, body treatments and facials.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyDisabled access

    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 (Bruntsfield) 22 rooms from $173

    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.
    Full of character
    RestaurantDisabled accessNo pets

    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 (New Town) 12 rooms from $173

    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Air conditioningRestaurant
    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 (Mayfield) 7 rooms from $173

    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
    Restaurant  -  Breakfast only
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    RestaurantGardenParkingNo pets
    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 (Calton Hill) 4 rooms from $178

    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.
    No pets

    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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  • House of Gods Edinburgh (Old Town) 22 rooms from $183

    Bar  -  Expect Edwardian wood pannelling, Gucci wallpaper & absolutely killer cocktails in this decadent temple to vice
    Romantic Break  -  The perfect formula for a romantic evening; sip on artisanal cocktails before heading upstairs to sultry suites
    City Style  -  Will appeal to those after a real 'of the moment' boutique gem with equal parts charisma & character
    Opulent  -  Decor blends glossy wood, fake fur, velvet, bold prints, mood lighting & tassles galore
    Air conditioningNo pets

    Eclectic & atmospheric adult-only cocktail bar with boutique rooms in Edinburgh's Old Town. Decor inspired by the Orient Express & the palace of Versailles, combined with contemporary on-trend touches, packs a punch. Small yet sexy rooms have a cosy cabin-like feel. Designed for seduction. See More

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  • The Inn on the Mile Edinburgh (Old Town) 9 rooms from $187

    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.
    Air conditioningNo pets

    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 (Calton HIll) 15 rooms from $192

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

    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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  • Cheval The Edinburgh Grand Edinburgh (New Town) 50 rooms from $196

    City Style  -  One of the more sophisticated luxury hotels in central Edinburgh, ideal for exploring the hotspots, shops and sights in style
    Sights nearby  -  The Scott Monument is a 5 min walk, while Edinburgh Castle, St Giles’s Cathedral and the Palace of Holyrood are an easy walk
    Great walks  -  Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat offer great views of the city and Firth of Forth
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    RestaurantPet friendly

    This grand neo-classical building, a landmark of St Andrew Square in Edinburgh's New Town, offers stylish and spacious apartments whether for one night or a longer stay. With a club-style bar and restaurant, gym and 24-hour reception, it has all the trappings of a luxury hotel. See More

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  • Princes Street Suites Edinburgh (Princes Street) 37 rooms from $218

    Families  -  Perfect for families of all sizes; apartments come with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms sleeping between 2 - 8 people
    City Style  -  A stylish home-away-from-home that will suit independent travellers after space & privacy
    Views  -  Jaw-dropping views from floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Edinburgh's New Town & beyond
    Local exploring  -  Great location for those looking for easy access to everything Edinburgh has to offer
    Pet friendlyDisabled accessViews

    Grand period building turned into luxury self-catered apartments at the end of Princes Street. With an impeccable finish, modern yet homely light-filled spaces have been decorated with elegant furnishings & offer all modern creature comforts; views are very special. Ideal for big groups & families. See More

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  • Market Street Hotel Edinburgh (Old Town) 98 rooms from $246

    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
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessNo pets

    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 (Old Town) 82 rooms from $250

    Great walks  -  Calton Hill, the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site or Arthur's Seat for even more impressive views.
    Sights nearby  -  Overlooking Edinburgh Castle.
    Views  -  Good city views.
    SpaRestaurantDisabled accessViewsParking
    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers, Good Hotel Guide

    This landmark Edinburgh building, the former Edwardian offices of The Scotsman newspaper and well-placed between the Old and New Towns, carefully mixes original features with a low-key modern luxury. The private cinema is an indulgent treat. See More

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  • The Balmoral Edinburgh (Princes Street) 168 rooms from $266

    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
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets
    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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  • Radisson Collection Royal Mile Edinburgh (Old Town) 136 rooms from $278

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located in the heart of the city with many of the major attractions within walking distance
    City Style  -  With chic modern design, high-end service, and a popular restaurant — this is a hip city base
    Restaurant  -  The award-winning restaurant Cucina serves elevated Italian fare with a Scottish twist
    Sights nearby  -  Visit iconic sights such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and Holyrood Abbey
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled access

    A sleek contemporary hotel sitting in stark contrast to historic central Edinburgh. Minimalist rooms and suites lend fabulous city views from floor-to-ceiling windows. A popular restaurant serves high-end Italian fare with a Scottish twist. With standout service, this is a very luxurious city base. See More

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  • The Roseate Edinburgh Edinburgh (West End) 35 rooms from $281

    Sights nearby  -  Easy access to all of Edinburgh's top attractions including the Royal Mile, Old Town and Prince's Street
    Restaurant  -  The Dunstane Restaurant & Bar serves fine dining dishes created from seasonal, local ingredients
    Great walks  -  Climb Arthur's seat for a great view over the city and beyond.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors
    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 Roseate is an independent, 5 star, 35-bedroom boutique hotel spread over two stately Victorian townhouses. Smart interiors and great food present the ideal city base. See More

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  • Tigerlily Edinburgh (New Town) 33 rooms from $282

    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.
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessNo pets
    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 (Prestonfield) 23 rooms from $323

    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
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    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 $384

    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
    RestaurantDisabled accessParking

    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 (Old Town) 9 rooms from $468

    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
    Air conditioningRestaurantViewsNo pets
    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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  • Gleneagles Townhouse Edinburgh (New Town) 33 rooms from $634

    Local exploring  -  With its super-central location all of Edinburgh's highlights can easily be reached on foot (or by tram or bus)
    5* Luxury  -  As the city off-shoot of the renowned Gleneagles, you can expect a five star luxury experience as standard
    City Style  -  A beautiful combination of Georgian townhouse style and up-to-the-minute modern comforts
    Romantic Break  -  This is a luxury option with a grown-up vibe and ideal for a romantic city getaway
    SpaRestaurantPet friendlyViews

    A sophisticated, elegant hotel on St Andrews Square. Beautifully conceived rooms channel the ethos of Gleneagles, in a smart townhouse style. Think moss green and dusky pink shades, lovely antique furnishings and velvet galore. A fabulous bolt hole in the centre of town. See More

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