Good Hotel Guide Review
Medical pioneer Sir Joseph Lister once lived in this 19th-century building steps from the top of Princes Street, but there’s nothing clinical about the voguish hotel that occupies it today. Steven Simpson manages for owner Nic Wood. With rich fabrics, bold patterns and ornate mirrors, colourful bedrooms have a touch of the baroque – though they’re supplied with amenities just right for today: bathrobes, a fully stocked minibar, filter coffee, unusual teas; home-baked shortbread to nibble on arrival. A major refurbishment is also under way. Order hotdogs and small plates in the laid-back Huxley Bar (a fine spot for people-watching); in the smart Kyloe restaurant, chef John Rutter specialises in prime steaks from top Scottish producers. Most surprising, perhaps, is the Edinburgh Gin Distillery in the basement. Take tours and classes during the day; come evening (Tues–Sun, 5 pm until late), the space morphs into the popular Heads and Tales bar and gin emporium, with a tempting menu of custom cocktails and small bites. 2 bars, restaurant (open to non-residents); private dining room. Lift. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Discounted parking at Castle Terrace car park, nearby. Children welcomed (special menu; iPad in restaurant; £35 charge for bed for over-4s). 11 bedrooms, plus 5 serviced apartments in adjacent buildings. Per room B&B from £135. Dinner £40. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
Five Star Special Offer
Exclusive offer for Good Hotel Guide guests in our luxurious five-star apartments. We are offering a discounted rate of £200 for a one bedroomed apartment and £250 for a two bedroomed apartment, complete with a complimentary bottle of prosecco on arrival. Available seven days a week and subject to availability, not valid with any other offer.
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10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.