Top hotels in Edinburgh
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.
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.
Ideally situated in the city centre, close to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Princes Street, with the city's main sights, shopping areas, bars and restaurants easily accessible. This contemporary and luxurious 5-star hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting Edinburgh for business or leisure. The stunning interior decor, restaurant and bar are full of contemporary style providing vibrant and relaxing environments. The hotel’s beautiful rooms are very spacious and comfortable with superb amenities including interactive TVs. Energise your mind and body at the hotel's state-of-the-art gym spa and fitness centre. Please note that the Spa and on-site parking have an additional cost.
This historic and luxurious hotel is found on George Street, in Edinburgh's city centre and at the heart of the city's New Town UNESCO World Heritage site. Perfectly located within easy reach of all the city's main tourist attractions, Edinburgh’s best shopping and surrounded by stylish bars and restaurants. Inside, the hotel combines classic period charm with modern touches. Each of the spacious rooms has a lovely cosy feel with stylish décor, modern ensuites and plasma TV.
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.
A beautiful and vibrant 4-Star luxury boutique hotel where stunning décor and furnishings blend perfectly with period features in this sumptuous and stylish property. All the comfortable and elegant guest rooms are equipped with the latest technology to meet your needs, including free Wi-Fi. The hotel has a fantastic Restaurant using Scotland's finest fresh produce, as well as a relaxing Bar serving a wide variety of whiskys. Make you stay in the Capital a truly wonderful and unique experience.
This modern 4-star hotel sits in a superb central location, moments from the world famous Royal Mile and Old Town areas. Each spacious and comfortable room comes with complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee facilities and free wifi. The hotel’s restaurant serves delicious meals all day using locally sourced ingedients and you can relax in the hotels trendy wine bar in the evenings. This hotel is the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh's many attractions, shops, bars and restaurants.
A delightful luxury four star boutique hotel located on a peaceful street in the exclusive West End area of Edinburgh's city centre. This stunning hotel has been designed to have a chic and stylish contemporary feel yet many of the original Victorian features have been retained perfectly. The property boasts a bar and a highly reputable restaurant offering a creative menu using local seasonal Scottish produce.
A stunning 5 Star deluxe city centre hotel located in Edinburgh's world famous New Town, close to Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and a host of local attractions, theatres and Edinburgh's prime shopping areas. Relax and unwind in beautiful Georgian splendour in one of the hotels stunning lounge areas, restaurant bar . This wonderful historic hotel is perfect for guests on business or leisure breaks.
This contemporary hotel sits in the historic heart of Edinburgh, within easy walking distance of the sights and Waverley Station. On-site you’ll find an elegant restaurant and a cool bar, specialising in both classic and signature cocktails. Each room offers internet access, coffee machines and private bathrooms.
This modern 4-star hotel sits in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town is a short walk from Edinburgh Castle. You can make the most of the hotel’s fitness centre, including indoor pool, sauna and spa facilities. Meanwhile, the restaurant serves a range of traditional Scottish meals and free wifi is available throughout the hotel.
Just a few minutes’ walk from Haymarket Station, these modern apartments are also well located for some of Edinburgh’s most iconic sights, including the Castle and the Royal Mile. Furnished throughout in a contemporary style, the aparthotel offers a 24-hour reception service and free wi-fi. Each apartment has kitchen facilities, private bathroom and a flat-screen TV.
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A stay at Destiny Student - Meadow Court places you in the heart of Edinburgh, within a 15-minute walk of University of Edinburgh and Royal Commonwealth Pool. This hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Festival Theatre and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Greyfriars Kirk.
Euro Hostel Edinburgh Halls is located in the Old Town, one block from Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, and provides budget, friendly accommodation right in the centre of Edinburgh. Euro Hostel Edinburgh is approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and Waverley Rail Station, making it a perfect hub from which to explore all that Edinburgh has to offer. Local amenities provide a superb selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Guest can book individual private Twin and Single rooms available within an apartment with shared kitchen, dining, living areas and bathrooms. Alternatively, you can rent a whole apartment for exclusive use, Euro Hostel Edinburgh offers 4 different apartment options for up to 6 guests. The property has free Wi-Fi access in all areas. All guests are provided with fresh bed linen at no extra cost and towels are available for hire. Every bedroom has single beds and a work/desk area. All apartments have modern kitchens which are each equipped with an oven, fridge, microwave, toaster and utensils. Basic groceries and supplies can be bought at reception.
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 within a 10-minute drive of Royal Highland Centre and Edinburgh Zoo. This hotel is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from Murrayfield Stadium and 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
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.
With a stay at Valentine City Centre Guest House in Edinburgh (Tollcross), you'll be steps from King's Theatre and 10 minutes by foot from Edinburgh International Conference Centre. This guesthouse is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Royal Lyceum Theatre and 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Usher Hall.
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.
A stay at Destiny Student - Murano places you in the heart of Edinburgh, within a 15-minute walk of Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Easter Road Stadium. This hostel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Palace of Holyroodhouse and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Princes Street Gardens.
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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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