Prestonfield

The peacocks in the ‘fantastic grounds’ are but a hint of the exotic style of local restaurateur James Thomson’s characterful hotel next to Royal Holyrood Park. More

Contact details

Prestonfield
Priestfield Road
Edinburgh
EH16 5UT
Scotland
0131 225 7800

Hotel information

Bedrooms

23. 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, 2 drawing rooms, sitting room, library, whisky bar, restaurant, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, terraces, tea house, 20-acre grounds (gardens, croquet, putting, secure dog run, paddocks, woodland walk).

Background music

‘when suitable’ in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £335. Set dinner £36, à la carte £50.

Good Hotel Guide Review

The peacocks in the ‘fantastic grounds’ are but a hint of the exotic style of local restaurateur James Thomson’s characterful hotel next to Royal Holyrood Park. Inside the 17th-century mansion, all is opulent, lavish, theatrical. From lush flower arrangements to the gilded furnishings, leather-panelled walls and armfuls of swags and brocades, the place is ‘an orgy for the senses’. Individually decorated with art and antiques, the bedrooms, including five distinctive suites, are ‘wonderful’. There may be velvet-lined walls or a tapestry-hung tester bed; in a bathroom lined in Venetian glass mosaic and marble, find bathrobes, slippers and fluffy towels. All rooms have views over gardens and parkland. Take afternoon tea by a log fire, in rose-filled gardens or in a Gothic tea house. Come evening, dine on classic dishes (perhaps roast roe deer loin, haunch pie, salt-baked beetroot, confit potato, semi-dried cherries) by candlelight in the glamorous restaurant. ‘Every member of staff is welcoming, helpful and charming.’ ‘I had a great stay.’ The Witchery by the Castle (see Shortlist entry), in Edinburgh Old Town, is under the same ownership. (Jean Porter, and others)

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Prestonfield
Priestfield Road
Edinburgh
EH16 5UT

Guest comments

'I have just returned from a great stay here , wonderful rooms, every member of staff welcoming , helpful and charming ,fantastic grounds with peacocks and highland cattle ' - Jean Porter - March, 2017
'Dinner only. Very expensive but a unique experience. An orgy for the senses, and excellent food. But all the staff wore earphones for the internal wireless internet communication. ' - Christian Bartoschek - December, 2011

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