All year except 24–25 Dec.
2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, terrace.
In public areas.
All ages welcomed (babysitting by arrangement).
All major cards accepted.
Per room B&B from £345. 3-course set menu £38.
Good Hotel Guide Review
The candlelit rooms, secret doors, and nooks and crannies of these conjoined 16th- and 17th-century buildings overlooking the Royal Mile weave a spell over charmed guests. This dramatic restaurant-with-suites, by the gates of Edinburgh Castle, is owned by James Thomson, whose rococo Prestonfield stands next to Holyrood Park (see main entry). Swathed in tapestries and fine carvings, the two dining rooms are a theatrical serving ground (take your eye off the food to admire the painted ceiling). Indulge in the modern Scottish menu, then retreat to one of the Gothic-style bedrooms, each more extravagant than the other. A bottle of champagne is presented on arrival; in the morning, a breakfast hamper may be delivered to the room.
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