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The Rutland Hotel

Edinburgh

Medical pioneer Sir Joseph Lister once lived in this 19th-century building steps from the top of Princes Street, but there’s nothing clinical about the voguish hotel that occupies it today.
From £120.00 per night
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  • romantic
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Prestonfield

Edinburgh

‘An orgy for the senses’, James Thomson’s opulently decorated baroque mansion, next to Royal Holyrood Park, is a more-is-more celebration of gilded furniture, lavish flower arrangements, swags, velvets and brocades, leather-panelled rooms and black-kilted staff.
From £335 per night
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  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking

The Witchery by the Castle

Edinburgh

Fall under the thrall of this dramatic restaurant-with-suites by the gates of Edinburgh Castle, where bewitching candlelit rooms, secret doors, and plenty of nooks and crannies fill the conjoined 16th- and 17th-century buildings.
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  • romantic
  • wifi

21212

Edinburgh

The Michelin star is the obvious draw, but the bedrooms at Paul Kitching and Katie O’Brien’s restaurant-with-rooms are no slouch, either.
From £95 per night
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  • gourmet
  • wine
  • child_friendly
  • wifi

Southside Guest House

Edinburgh

Between the Meadows and Holyrood Park, Franco and Lynne Galgani’s welcoming B&B is within easy walking distance of the university and the Old Town; there is a frequent bus service to most destinations in the city.
From £80 per night
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  • b&b
  • wifi
  • parking
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94DR

Edinburgh

Escape the crowds at Paul Lightfoot and John MacEwan’s stylish Southside guest house a short walk or bus ride from the centre.
From £150 per night
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  • child_friendly
  • b&b
  • wifi
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23 Mayfield

Edinburgh

‘We couldn’t fault it.’ A short walk from the centre, Ross Birnie’s ‘fantastic’ three-storey Victorian house has a handsome, clubby feel.
From £120 per night
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  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • b&b
  • wifi

Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

Edinburgh

The sights of the city are within easy reach from this recently restyled 1840s West End hotel. It is owned by Andrew and Carla Brooks (see also Brooks Guesthouse, Bristol, main entry).
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  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
The Raeburn

The Raeburn

Edinburgh

Heritage melds with modern at this revamped Georgian house, in the hip and happening Stockbridge neighbourhood.
From £150.00 per night
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  • romantic
  • child_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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The Bonham

Edinburgh

In a ‘quiet’ residential area within walking distance of Princes Street, this ‘reasonably priced’, ‘very satisfactory’ hotel is a ‘civilised’ retreat, even during the hubbub of the Festival.
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  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking

The Balmoral

Edinburgh

Get on board with this city-centre landmark: one of the great railway hotels, this grand Victorian building is today a luxury enterprise (Rocco Forte Hotels) with impressive public spaces, sleek, modern bedrooms and a Michelin-starred restaurant.
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  • historic
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • spa
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking

Tigerlily

Edinburgh

There’s a swish sense of fun at this playful hotel in New Town, its restrained Georgian exterior giving way to spirited prints, jewel tones and mirror-ball surfaces.
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  • romantic
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
Cityroomz Edinburgh

Cityroomz Edinburgh

Edinburgh

No fancies or frills here – this good-value option is popular for its central location, cheerful, modern decor and straightforward rooms.
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  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value

A famous festival and World Heritage Site

Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh is beautiful, buzzing and bountiful. From your hotel, take a trip to the striking Edinburgh Castle, walk down the Royal Mile and discover why Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city is the home of some of the best boutique and luxury hotels in Britain which are deservedly popular and often booked months in advance. There are five selected GHG hotels in Edinburgh and ten shortlist hotels.

The city’s hotels are at their busiest during the Edinburgh International Festival which runs for four weeks in August.  The Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs alongside, with more than 2,500 shows – great for comedy and free performances. Also in August take part in the Edinburgh International Book Festival, attracting top authors, and see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo where almost a thousand musicians, pipers, drummers, singers and dancers perform at the castle. Don’t forget to climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat – a hill about a mile from the castle – to get an amazing view. 

 

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