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12 rooms from £55 per night

“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.”

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“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.”

Hotel Review

“GPO Café and Rooms went through various incarnations (as a post office, a dental practice and business offices) before it opened as a hotel in 2018. The mood is somewhere between a modern fuss-free chain hotel and a boutique guesthouse. Rooms are big. There's more than enough space around the double beds (which can convert into twins). Ceilings are high, and tall windows let in plenty of daylight. Wall-to-wall carpets are in maritime stripes of green and blue against a charcoal background. En-suite shower rooms (no tubs) are sensibly white tiled. Toiletries from Gilchrist & Soames are an added luxury. Towels are white and fluffy, but don't expect perks like robes and slippers. The ground floor café, which doubles as the reception, offers free wifi and enough Arabica-based coffee options to satisfy hipsters, as well as serving a light breakfast (think 'groovy granola' or smashed avocado on toast) and lunchtime snacks.
There's no alcohol licence, but with a row of trendy bars right across the street that's no hardship. At heart, this is a super base for a few nights stay, with all the sights of central Edinburgh just a short bus ride away, and bars and restaurants (including two Michelin-starred legends) just steps away.”

Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • Well located in the hip port district of Leith, offering plenty to explore locally and easy access to the city centre
 

Written by Robin Gauldie

Facilities

  • Walking distance restaurants
  • No pets
  • No restaurant
  • No restaurant as such but Café GPO serves breakfast and lunch options
  • Parking
  • Street parking
  • Wifi
  • Child friendly
  • A single child under five can stay in their parents room for free

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • A trip to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without visiting Edinburgh Castle in the historic Old Town
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, just a stroll away from the property
  • Designer Shopping
  • Close to nightlife
  • The nearby Docks nightlife will provide something for everyone from charming restaurants and pubs to lively bars

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12 rooms from £55 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • Well located in the hip port district of Leith, offering plenty to explore locally and easy access to the city centre
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • A trip to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without visiting Edinburgh Castle in the historic Old Town
  • Close to nightlife
  • The nearby Docks nightlife will provide something for everyone from charming restaurants and pubs to lively bars
  • Sights nearby
  • Take a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, just a stroll away from the property
  • Designer Shopping
Other highlights
  • Less £
  • No restaurant
  • No restaurant as such but Café GPO serves breakfast and lunch options
  • Historic
  • Chic
  • Child friendly
  • A single child under five can stay in their parents room for free
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary

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