all year except 4 days Christmas, no evening meals Fri–Sun.
breakfast/supper room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £85–£125, D,B&B £100–£140. À la carte £17.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Hop along to this ‘brilliant’, budget-friendly spot – ‘just like a very upmarket hostel’ – popular with the young and young-at-heart. The entrance, on an ‘anonymous, un-hotel-like office block’ beside Central Station, may seem overwhelmingly urban, but step in and take the lift to the top: cool Scandinavian interiors, a friendly welcome and sweet treats await (think of gingerbread slices one day, home-made ice cream another). ‘We loved the views and the little touches, especially the cakes on arrival.’ Cheery, high-ceilinged bedrooms (some snug) are kitted out with bottled water, fresh milk, a tube of Smarties; stylish bathroom ‘pods’ have a power shower and Scottish toiletries. ‘We found our room quiet, despite it looking out over the dramatic glass roof of the train station.’ Four nights a week, stay in for a simple supper (pea, asparagus and parmesan risotto; braised Tuscan sausage and mash) – or see the hip in-house city guide for dinner recommendations close by. In the morning, an ‘excellent’ breakfast buffet is supplied by local producers and delis: yogurts, fruits, freshly baked breads; cheeses and cold meats; traditional Scottish porridge.