Top hotels in Edinburgh
This historic and luxurious hotel located Edinburgh's city centre and at the majestic 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. 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.
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.
A stunning 5 Star deluxe city centre hotel located in Edinburgh's world famous New Town, ajdacent to Princes Street and George Street. Edinburgh Castle and a host of local attractions, theatres and Edinburgh's prime shopping areas area short wlk away. Relax and unwind in beautiful Georgian splendour in one of the hotels stunning lounge areas, restaurant or bar . This wonderful historic hotel is perfect for guests on business or leisure breaks.
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.
This boutique 4-star hotel is just a short walk from the city centre and the famous Royal Mile. It has a fabulously stylish and elegant interior with beautifully distinctive bedrooms - each with a custom made, 'sleigh' bed, hand-sprung mattress, soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels, robes, and a monsoon shower or roll top bath. The property features a restaurant serving classic and modern cuisine and a bar stocked with a large selection of whiskies and wines.
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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.
With a stay at Adelphi Hotel in Edinburgh, you'll be a 4-minute walk from Edinburgh Port and within a 5-minute drive of Easter Road Stadium. This hotel is 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from Edinburgh Castle and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre.
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.
Located in Edinburgh, Leith House is within a 5-minute drive of Easter Road Stadium and Princes Street. This guesthouse is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Edinburgh Castle and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Omni Centre Edinburgh.
With a stay at Cambridge House, you'll be centrally located in Edinburgh, a 5-minute drive from Princes Street and 6 minutes from Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This bed & breakfast is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Royal Mile and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from George Street.
At Safestay Edinburgh, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Continental breakfasts are served on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM for a fee.
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.
Continental breakfasts are available for a fee.
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as tour/ticket assistance.
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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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