Good Hotel Guide Review
There is modern art everywhere in the chichi bar at this boutique hotel in William Playfair’s palace-fronted Georgian terrace. The changing exhibitions are very much what it’s all about, giving guests the chance to appreciate art in lavish surroundings. The 16 bedrooms are colourfully stylish too, with designer fabric, oversized headboards and a mix of contemporary and period furniture. They range from singles overlooking the back garden, with smart TV and a bathroom with HD BluCube speakers, to junior suites with a large seating area. Two superior doubles – one with views to the Firth of Forth – have an in-room roll-top bath. Breakfast, served until noon and charged separately, brings a choice of a continental buffet and cooked dishes. These include waffles with berries and maple syrup, scrambled egg with smoked Scottish salmon, an exceptional vegan full Scottish with meatless haggis, and Cointreau hot chocolate, cafetière or espresso coffee and superior teas. They also offer soups, sandwiches and sharing boards, but you’ll need to venture out for a full evening meal.
24 Royal Terrace
0131 297 2424
16. 1 on ground floor, plus 2 studio apartments.
bar, in-room smart TV, terrace, garden (outdoor tables), unsuitable for disabled.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in public rooms and garden.
Amex, MC, Visa.
room £159–£400. Continental breakfast £9, cooked breakfast £15. 1-night bookings refused Aug, New Year, special events.