City hotels in Scotland

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Prestonfield

Prestonfield

Edinburgh

A tapestry room, a state drawing room, a whisky room, a sitting room lined with gilded Cordoba leather… James Thomson’s 17th-century mansion beside Royal Holyrood Park pleases by a fine excess.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • golf
  • gourmet
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Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Glasgow

If you’re looking for a modestly priced hotel at the heart of the city, this is just the ticket – a modern B&B on the penthouse floor of a handsome, buff stone, 1900s office building, right by Central Station.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • wi-fi
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The Witchery by the Castle

The Witchery by the Castle

Edinburgh

All is fair in the candlelit rooms of James Thomson’s enthralling 16th- and 17th-century buildings overlooking the Royal Mile, with their hidden doors and dramatic nooks and crannies.
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • child_friendly
  • historic
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Trafford Bank Guest House

Trafford Bank Guest House

Inverness

‘Careful attention to detail’ and ‘a great breakfast’ wins praise at Lorraine Pun’s ‘beautifully decorated’ sandstone Victorian B&B near the Caledonian Canal.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • wi-fi
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
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21212

21212

Edinburgh

Take a Michelin-starred kitchen, throw in equally impressive bedrooms and a soupçon of laid-back glamour, and you have Paul Kitching and Katie O’Brien’s splendid restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • wine
  • wi-fi
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The Rutland Hotel

The Rutland Hotel

Edinburgh

The former home of medical pioneer Sir Joseph Lister is anything but clinical today: the modern hotel occupying this 19th-century building, steps from the top of Princes Street, is awash in rich fabrics, bold patterns and ornate mirrors.
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • view
  • disabled
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Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

Brooks Hotel Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Within easy reach of the city’s sight-seeing trail, Andrew and Carla Brooks’s spruced-up 1840s West End hotel has an elegant, clubby feel.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • parking
  • garden
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Victoria Square

Victoria Square

Stirling

Within strolling distance of the city centre, Kari and Phillip Couser offer peaceful accommodation in their double-fronted Victorian house on leafy King’s Park square.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • guest_house
  • wi-fi
  • walking
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Atholl Hotel

Atholl Hotel

Aberdeen

The spires of this granite Victorian Gothic Revival building soar skyward, an easy-to-spot beacon for this traditional hotel within reach of the city centre.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • weddings
  • golf
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Moyness House

Moyness House

Inverness

It might have the city's bustling centre within a few minutes' stroll, but Wilma and John Martin's B&B remains a restful retreat, within its own grounds on a quiet residential street.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • historic
  • wi-fi
  • walking

Brimming with historic castles and boutique coffee shops, awe-inspiring parks and space to simply roam and take in the sites, Scotland’s cities offer a contrasting mini break to its highland and loch-side retreats.  Characterful and welcoming, from Edinburgh to Aberdeen, here are 10 of our top city hotels in Scotland