Top hotels in Edinburgh
Luxurious, relaxed and unlike anywhere you’ve ever stayed before, the Dunstane Houses form two parts of a family-run boutique hotel that brings a breath of fresh Orkney air to the heart of Edinburgh. In a peaceful corner of Edinburgh’s West End, a short walk from Haymarket and 15 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh airport, the 35-bedroom boutique hotel is spread over two stately Victorian townhouses on opposite sides of the road: Dunstane House and Hampton House. Dating back as far as 1865, but inspired by the best of modern-day Scotland, both houses combine heritage good looks with warm, personal service and a fresh, contemporary outlook. The bedrooms and interiors in both Dunstane House and Hampton House have all been stylishly redesigned and refurbished to pay tribute to the building’s neoclassical character and the owners’ Orcadian heritage, without compromising on modern comfort. In Dunstane House, the Ba’ Bar & Lounge specialises in food made with local, seasonal Scottish produce from small suppliers, and offers relaxed but refined all-day dining, including daily afternoon tea. It offers a wide range of fine wines, craft beers, artisanal spirits and one of the most extensive rare-whisky selections in the city, with more than 70 varieties in its vintage wall cabinet. In Hampton House, the Stroma Lounge provides guests with an elegant breakfast room, atmospheric honesty bar and versatile events space, while the garden conservatory is a beautiful spot to escape the fast pace of city and while away a morning’s coffee and cake. All rooms provide free WiFi, large Samsung Smart TVs, Egyptian cotton linens and ensuites with Noble Isle products, and many rooms also feature Nespresso coffee machines, hand-made Vispring beds and Roberts digital radios. Within easy reach of all the attractions of old-town Edinburgh, the Dunstane Houses is a stylish and welcoming city retreat with an authentic Scottish soul.
Just a 10-minute walk from Princes Street and 500 yards from Haymarket Station, CityLivein is conveniently located for many of Edinburgh’s popular sights, including Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Offering some of he best value accommodation in the city centre, the property has 321 double rooms and studios that are furnished throughout in a colourful contemporary style. For your convenience there is also a 24-hour reception desk and fast wi-fi. Furnished in a contemporary style, CityLivein Grove Street’s rooms all have wooden floors, flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms, studios also feature kitchenettes with microwaves, fridges and kettles. Open only in July and August, this accommodation is the perfect city centre 'value for money' option for exploring Edinburgh and enjoying the Festival.
This 4-star hotel, in the heart of Edinburgh, is only a short walk from Haymarket Train Station and the King’s Theatre. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, a buffet breakfast service, sports facilities including a gym and tennis courts, and wifi throughout. Stylish rooms have Apple TVs, free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities, and en-suite bathrooms with free toiletries.
Located 3 miles from Edinburgh city centre and very close to Edinburgh Zoo, this modern 4-star hotel is a perfect choice for visiting Edinburgh whether on a business or leisure break. The elegant guest bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The hotel has great amenities with free on-site parking, a leisure club where you can enjoy a sauna, swim or spa treatment. Superb food and drink options include a restaurant, a bar and you can even get a Starbuck's coffee.
Located just a short walk from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town, Grassmarket and EICC, this 4-star luxury hotel is ideal for leisure guests and business travellers alike. The hotel is family-friendly and has elegant, spacious and comfortable rooms, plus a free stay for kids under the age of 16. Complimentary wifi and superb leisure, including a pool, sauna, jacuzzi, gym and spa, make this the perfect city centre hotel. The hotel restaurant serves delicious international cuisine. Please note work will be ongoing refurbishing some of the hotels bedrooms until 1st June 2018. Work is planned and conducted to minimise any disturbance to hotel guests.
The InterContinental Edinburgh The George has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens. The hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city or conduct business. The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier, whilst Burr & Co. is a lovely quirky coffee shop with a devoted local following. The hotel also boasts 8 meeting rooms and equipped gym.
A stylish Edinburgh hotel next to Edinburgh Zoo, with an indoor pool and a fitness centreNear the M8 motorway, Holiday Inn® Edinburgh hotel is handy for the city centre and all its attractions.You can take a tour of the 16th-century, antique-furnished rooms at Holyrood Palace, official Scottish residence of the Queen, just a 20-minute bus ride from the hotel, or cheer on a game at Murrayfield Stadium, which hosts Scotland's rugby union home matches. The high street shops of the modern Gyle Shopping Centre are 10 minutes away by bus, from the stop just outside the hotel. Haymarket train station, also a short bus ride away, is served by trains across Scotland and the north of England. Here for work? You're a 10-minute drive from Edinburgh Park–based companies, or you can host meetings at the hotel in 14 flexible conference spaces with panoramic views.At this hotel you can enjoy:- Free WiFi- Limited free on-site parking- 24-hour room service- Kids stay and eat freeEach welcoming room has a flat-screen TV and a pillow menu. Look forward to an invigorating power shower in the morning, or get energised with a visit to the well-equipped fitness room or indoor pool. Relax at day's end in the spa or sauna, then dine on European cuisine in the hotel's casual restaurant and chat over drinks in the relaxed lounge bar.
A modern Edinburgh hotel in a Georgian building within walking distance of the city's top attractions Holiday Inn Express® - Edinburgh City Centre hotel is a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley station in the city's New Town. It's a short stroll to the York Place tram stop, which has a direct connection to Edinburgh Airport (EDI). The Edinburgh Playhouse theatre and OMNI Edinburgh's restaurants and cinemas are right across the road. Princes Street and George Street's shops are a few minutes' walk away. You can ramble over the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, 20 minutes' walk from the hotel. Or experience more royal flavour, less than a mile from the hotel, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official Scottish residence. Amble through the expansive Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, half an hour on foot from the hotel, or wander into Princes Street Gardens to spot the huge floral clock. Business guests are on the doorstep of the financial district around St. Andrew Square and George Street, while the Edinburgh International Conference Centre is less than 10 minutes' drive away. The hotel has a smart meeting rooms. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and an inclusive hot Express Start Breakfast. A nearby Fitness Centre is available to guests. Unwind after a busy day's sightseeing over a cool beer in the lounge bar.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is one of Edinburgh’s most significant landmarks. Standing proudly at the West End of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway building hotel nestles in the shadow of the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Its reputation for style and excellence has attracted international visitors and notable personalities for over one hundred years. Admire some of the best views in Edinburgh from our 241 guest rooms and suites and dine at two award-winning restaurants – The Pompadour and Grazing by Mark Greenaway. At Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, experience the grandeur of the Peacock Alley, formerly the station concourse and ticket office. Treat yourself to some of the finest Scottish Whiskies at The Caley Bar, or indulge at The Guerlain Spa, a sanctuary of luxury and relaxation, home to a luxurious swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, and state-of-the-art gyms.Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian is one of the most splendid venues Edinburgh has to offer for meetings, events and weddings. Since opening in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian has staged many prestigious events, from extravagant wedding celebrations and star-packed parties to lavish corporate gatherings and grand banquets.
Ten Hill Place Hotel is one of Edinburgh’s 4* city centre hotels just 0.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station. Opened in 2006, this 4-star modern hotel is situated in a quiet Georgian Square, still very much within the reach of all the city’s main attractions- 5 minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile and Edinburgh’s main shopping area of Prince’s Street. Ten Hill Place Hotel is owned by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and provides cutting-edge hospitality. Profits from the hotel are invested back into the College to support surgical training across the world. Complimentary wi-fi is available throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay connected. Newly refurbished, the Hotel has a fresh new look and now has 129 bedrooms. Each well-equipped and spacious room has a sleek bathroom and a flat-screen TV. Beds have a choice of soft or firm mattresses and allergy-free duvets and pillows. Hairdryer, iron and hospitality tray are standard in all rooms. Drinks + Dining is a restful area where you can enjoy a selection of wines from Corney & Barrow, local spirits and beers and cocktails made to order. Head Chef, Alan Dickson, recently won Regional Chef of the year and his food will surprise and delight you. A private dining area is available to book. The Snug can accommodate 14 guests for dining and 20 guests for a drinks reception. Ten Hill Place Hotel provides the best of both worlds in terms of location. Ideally situated between both old and new towns, you will find all main attractions. Walking is always recommended by the staff though, as currently Ten Hill Place Hotel has the highest accolade in green tourism awards and aims to continue to be a sustainable and eco-friendly hotel !
The smart 3-star Cityroomz Edinburgh is ideally located for exploring everything that the city has to offer, being right by the exciting nightlife of Prince’s street and just a short walk away from the Castle. And after a night out on the town, you can start the day right, with the option of enjoying a continental breakfast buffet in the colourful dining room, or an express breakfast if you're on the go. The guestrooms all have an eye-catching, vintage-inspired sense of design, as well as a flat-screen TV, wifi access, and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.
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A hearty Scottish welcome waits for you at the 3-star Edinburgh House Hotel, situated less than one and a half miles from Edinburgh Waverley rail station and the city centre. The cosy rooms are a stone’s throw from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and all come with a TV and coffee and tea making facilities. Enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning before heading out to explore beautiful Edinburgh.
Chic Edinburgh hotel close to Leith Waterfront with free Wi-Fi and breakfast included Holiday Inn Express® Edinburgh – Leith Waterfront is only two miles from the city centre, in Leith, a short stroll from the Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh Waverley train station is within easy reach, and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is a 25-minute drive away. Public buses run into the city centre from outside the hotel, so you can explore Edinburgh Castle, tour the Palace of Holyroodhouse or shop ‘til you drop on Royal Mile. Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and numerous company headquarters are close by. Visiting in August? Catch a show at the infamous Edinburgh Fringe or attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival. The “wee” perks: - Express Start™ Breakfast included in the room rate - Stylish Express Café & Bar - On-site parking (limited on-site spaces, overflow available) Put your feet up in our Express Café & Bar after an action-packed day in Edinburgh. Quench your thirst with a drink from the hotel’s bar – we’ve got craft beers, world wines, premium spirits and soft drinks. Light bites, including pizza and nachos can be ordered throughout the day if you’re feeling hungry and you can look forward to an inclusive buffet breakfast with hot items when you wake up.
The 2-star Britannia Edinburgh Hotel is located on the banks of the Water of Leith River, set in the picturesque West End of Edinburgh city. The hotel restaurant offers a modern and warm place to grab some breakfast or to wine and dine, or you can relax in the bright and contemporary 24-hour bar. On site, guests can benefit from free wi-fi throughout, car parking and separated smoking rooms. Each room is equipped with a TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
Named after the architect who built it in 1845, 3-star Piries Hotel is a Grade II listed Victorian building in the centre of Edinburgh, full of history, character and charm. Ideal for business travellers, the hotel is close to Edinburgh airport. Comfortable rooms have wonderful high ceilings, and are fitted with satellite TV and a telephone. You can keep connected during your stay with the wi-fi in public areas and grab a malt whisky from the bar while you surf the net.
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Hotels in Edinburgh
Famous for its breathtaking landscape, architecture, and many cultural attractions, Scotland’s capital is a must-see destination, and with Edinburgh hotel deals just a click away, there’s no better time to visit this fascinating city.
The historic Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline and offers magnificent views over the city. It’s also host to a number of events throughout the year, the most famous being the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, when pipers and military bands from around the world perform, followed by a fireworks display. To the east of the castle is Arthur’s Seat, the largest peak of a dormant volcano and the site of a well-preserved hill fort.
Even with some of our hotels in Edinburgh city centre, natural beauty spots outside of Edinburgh can easily be visited as part of a daytrip. With bus tours taking in Loch Ness and Glen Coe, amongst other famous sites. If you’d rather explore Edinburgh further, there are plenty of walking and bus tours to choose from. We particularly recommend one of the spooky ghost walks, to get you acquainted with the many spirits that haunt Edinburgh’s dark corners.
Arts and culture
The city is host to various annual festivals, including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, featuring dance, theatre, music, and comedy from both up-and-coming talent and established stars such as Harry Hill, Jo Brand, and Jimmy Carr. Hotels in Edinburgh tend to fill up quick during the Fringe season as the event attracts many people from far and wide.
As equally famous, is Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, when the city celebrates the equivalent of New Year’s Eve in style with a big party on Princes Street and elsewhere, involving fireworks, concerts, dancing, and processions. As with the Fringe, Edinburgh hotels can be very busy during this period, with thousands of visitors arriving from all over the world. Cheap hotels in Edinburgh can sometimes be found during this time, however.
Even when not in festival season, the city has plenty of venues to offer theatre shows and other art performances and exhibits. These include the Royal Lyceum Theatre, the King’s Theatre, and the Edinburgh Playhouse Stage, featuring hit shows from Singin’ In The Rain, West Side Story, and Rock of Ages, to popular children’s fare such as pantos and Peppa Pig.
Art fans are also well catered for, as Edinburgh is host to Scotland’s five National Galleries of art, including the National Gallery of Scotland, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Equally as impressive are the city’s many museums, including the Museum of Edinburgh, the Museum of Childhood, the National Museum of Scotland, and the National War Museum of Scotland.
Restaurants and cafes
Foodies in Edinburgh will have their fill with a wide selection of tea rooms, cafes, bars and restaurants to cater to any taste and budget. Enjoy traditional fare such as haggis at The Walter Scott Tearoom, award-winning fish and chips at the L'Alba d'Oro on Henderson Row, or fine dine at Michelin-starred restaurants such as The Kitchin, which serves up the best of seasonal, Scottish produce including fish or cheese courses.
The music scene
Edinburgh has a vibrant nightlife and music scene on offer at a range of bars, clubs and other dedicated venues. Many city pubs have live music nights, particularly folk music, which can be heard at Sandy Bell's in Forrest Road, The Captain's Bar in South College Street, and many others. For larger events, there’s The Corn Exchange, The Liquid Rooms, and the Bongo Club which between them have hosted an array of famous acts, including Blur, Radiohead, Dizzee Rascal, De La Soul, and many more.
Traditional Edinburgh pubs are also a great place to just enjoy the atmosphere and sample a wide range of quality real ales and spirits, in addition to hearty, local food. Just off the Royal Mile is the Arcade Bar, which specialises in both whisky and haggis, while Thomson’s Bar on Morrison Street serves real ale and delicious pies, in antique, pub décor surroundings.
For those that want to party into the night, the city has many nightclubs, including Espionage, Lulu, and Stereo, that are popular with students, locals, and tourists alike.
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Just strolling through the streets of Edinburgh is a rewarding experience in itself, as you take in the grandeur of its historical architecture, you’re never usually far away from the drifting sounds of bagpipes or another entertaining street performance.
Whisky connoisseurs will not want to miss the Scotch Whisky Experience, a guided tour around a distillery with a chance to sample fine single malt whiskies along the way. Horrible History fans can have their appetites sated by a visit to the Edinburgh Dungeon, where a whole host of actors, sets, and effects recreate the more gruesome aspects of Scotland’s past.
When you need some rest and tranquility, Edinburgh Zoo is a great place to chill out, with beautiful parklands and an impressive variety of animals, including the UK’s only giant pandas.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Edinburgh
What are the best hotels to stay in Edinburgh?According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Edinburgh are InterContinental Hotels EDINBURGH THE GEORGE, Holiday Inn Edinburgh and Haymarket Hub Hotel.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Edinburgh?The lowest price for a double room in Edinburgh is £25.
What hotels are in the central Edinburgh neighborhood?If you want to stay near the center of Edinburgh, you can consider staying at Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel, Le Monde Edinburgh and CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT.
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