Good Hotel Guide Review
An Edinburgh icon for over a century, this Victorian railway stop-over is today a thoroughly 21st-century hotel (Rocco Forte Hotels). Greeted by a kilted doorman, visitors cross the threshold into grand public spaces. Most of the elegant bedrooms, designed by Olga Polizzi, look towards the castle. Suites have Scottish flourishes, wide views. Guests who look beyond the Michelin-starred restaurant or award-winning spa might spend an afternoon taking tea in the glass-domed Palm Court, or sampling some of the bar’s 500-plus whiskies. Informal dining is in Brasserie Prince. ‘We had an excellent, if expensive, meal of scallops, monkfish and steak.’ A place where time waits: the hotel clock has been set three minutes fast since 1902, so no one misses their train.
1 Princes Street
0131 556 2414
187. 3 suitable for disabled.
drawing room, 3 bars, restaurant, brasserie, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, wedding facilities, conferences, indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, valet parking.
in restaurant, brasserie, bars and lobby.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in all bedrooms.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B from £270. À la carte £90 (restaurant), £42.50 (brasserie).