Top hotels in Edinburgh
‘Black Ivy’ is situated on the south side of Edinburgh in Bruntsfield which has a relaxed village feel and a unique mix of original boutique shops, artisan bakers and chocolatiers as well as great cafes, bars and restaurants and all within walking distance of the city centre. Enter the hotel bar and you would be forgiven for thinking you had stepped into another world with Black Ivy’s design ethos rich in thought and attention to detail, resulting in a bar appearance which is a treat for the eyes and simply makes you think "wow”. Housed in 3 adjoining historic and beautiful town houses the hotel is contemporary and modern, inside and out. The welcome is warm and uniquely Scottish where you immediately feel part of the family and realise you have just discovered your new home from home. Above this coolest of bars with its live music, tank beer, table tennis games room and extensive and original cocktail list sits our boutique 22 bedroom Hotel offering divine luxurious beds, high speed WIFI, working desk and complimentary White Company Noir toiletries. The restaurant is open from 7am for the service of breakfast through to the early hours and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Our all-day menu has been created to suit all palates and cater for any dietary requirements. The South Side, as well as being a mecca for culture lovers and architecture buffs, is dominated by the vast green space of The Meadows which sits in front of Black Ivy’s garden space which houses two warming and dramatic fire pits, bespoke seating and a tropical vibe whether your sipping a cooling summer cocktail or toasting marshmallow in the winter by the fire.
Rick's is a stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. Stylishly decorated rooms have en suite bathrooms, TVs and free Wi-Fi. All the furniture has been custom designed and manufactured, including elegant walnut headboards, and angora and lambs wool blankets. Onsite there is a bar and restaurant, with a Scottish themed menu using the best local produce. Dine inside the restaurant or enjoy al fresco on-street dining or at our covered terrace.
Cheap Hotels in Edinburgh
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.
With a stay at Adelphi Hotel in Edinburgh, you'll be convenient to Trinity House and Royal Yacht Britannia. This hotel is close to Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre.
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.
With a stay at St Bernards House in Comely Bank (Stockbridge), you'll be convenient to Georgian House and Princes Street Gardens. This bed & breakfast is close to Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Edinburgh Castle.
With a stay at Murrayfield Park Guest House, you'll be centrally located in Edinburgh, convenient to Murrayfield Stadium and Edinburgh International Conference Centre. This guesthouse is close to Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens.
With a stay at Cambridge House, you'll be centrally located in Edinburgh, convenient to Easter Road Stadium and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This bed & breakfast is close to Palace of Holyroodhouse and Royal Yacht Britannia.
With a stay at Leith House in Edinburgh, you'll be convenient to Easter Road Stadium and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This guesthouse is close to Palace of Holyroodhouse and Royal Yacht Britannia.
Safestay Edinburgh is located just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town. It's the perfect base to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer. The city's famed attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the Scott Monument are right on our doorstep. Our great location on Blackfriars Street means we are only minutes from Waverley Train Station which is right next to the airport bus stand and the city centre tram stop. Our fully licensed bar, Bar 50, serves locally sourced food and drinks from 8am until late, and adds to our lively atmosphere. You can enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the building, the use of our guest kitchen and you'll have 24 hrs access to our secure lockers. Safestay is the ideal destination for your Edinburgh city break. Please note guests under the age of 18 years of age must stay in a private room with guardians. They can not share in general dormitory rooms with persons that are not part of their own group or family. Under 18s are not allowed in the smart city bar after end of food service.
With a stay at ibis budget Edinburgh Park in Edinburgh, you'll be minutes from Gyle Shopping Centre and close to Royal Highland Centre. This hotel is within close proximity of Edinburgh Park and Heriot Watt University.
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.
This pleasant hotel is located in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh, near the city centre, and is the ideal starting point from which to explore Edinburgh and the many attractions in the local area. Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Murrayfield Stadium, and West Register House (for genealogical research) are all a few minutes' walk from the hotel. Edinburgh's excellent bus connections bring visitors to locations throughout the city and the main station from where countless further bus and train connections offer access to places such as Glasgow and northern or western Scotland, lies only a few minutes on foot from the hotel. Established in 1880, this hotel was renovated in 2002 and comprises a total of 11 rooms spread over 3 floors. The cosy rooms are all carpeted and come with an en suite bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, and a TV. Tea and coffee making facilities, an iron with ironing board, a double bed, centrally regulated air conditioning, and central heating are also provided as standard in all rooms. A typical Scottish breakfast with pastries, fruit salad, smoked salmon and smoked herring is offered every morning.
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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.
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