Most rooms are stylishly spartan

The best hotels in Edinburgh city centre

And Edinburgh is blessed with an impressive choice of hotels, all within walking distance of the best this beautiful city has to offer. Fancy old school glamour in a flagship hotel? Or is it design led contemporary that gets you out of bed in the morning? Here’s our insider’s guide to the best hotels in Edinburgh city centre, from luxury to affordable options, including the best for fantastic views, stylish bedrooms and proximity to the top sights, such as Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, George Street and aaa replica designer handbags the National Theatre.

Eden Locke’s George Street location can’t be faulted if you want to be in the thick of things; you’re surrounded by some of Edinburgh’s swishest bars and shops. Design wise, it’s Georgian Edinburgh outside , Shoreditch inside. Pale oak floors, plenty of pastels with the odd squirt of mustard and self conscious quirkiness creates a light hearted but seriously on trend feel. The heart of it all is the pistachio and vanilla coffee lounge/bar, with seating largely occupied by high quality designer replica handbags wholesale people tapping at their tablets, spiky plants in terracotta pots and an abundance of light. The 72 studio apartments offer more space (just) than a hotel.

This imposing and historic building in the heart of the Edinburgh has a premier position dominating the west end of Princes Street; a particularly good location for dedicated shoppers. Many major tourist attractions are also within 15 minutes walking distance. Rooms have all the five star comforts you’d expect, including snow drift deep mattresses and powerful showers (splash out on a View room for a heart swelling outlook on life in Edinburgh). Facilities include a swimming pool, Guerlain spa and two Galvin Brothers restaurants.

You only have to cross the street from Waverley station to reach this design led hotel, which brings both style and substance to a great city centre location. Everything revolves around the Nor’loft the hotel’s ineffably cool champagne lounge. Think lightly ‘Scandewegian’ meets bespoke Scottish with plenty of glass making the most of the great views. In the slick rooms, an ‘indulgence’ cabinet offers complimentary wine, soft drinks and snacks. The hairdryer is Dyson, the straighteners GHD. There’s a milk foamer for your locally sourced coffee and a clothes steamer/brush sheer practical genius. Request floors five or six for the best views.

An old hotel in a classy city centre location (overlooking elegant Charlotte Square at the east end of George Street) reinvented in mid century modern Soho House style chic. The use of rich intense colours and careful placing of props makes high quality replica handbags china it feel more set dressed than decorated, with stacks of ‘vintage’ books, an angler’s willow basket Perfect Quality Louis Vuitton Replica and cocktail shakers scattered around the place in a carefully casual fashion. There’s quality throughout, with more personality than your usual corporate hotel look and signature ‘tuck boxes’ of treats (in this case Scottish themed crisps and sweeties), red retro telephone and a knitted tea cosy in the rooms.

The Edinburgh Grand is set in a prime city shopping and eating hotspot; the neighbours are Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton, as well as Dishoom. Behind a severely classical exterior there’s an American Art Deco lobby, with mahogany carved Corinthian columns, marble fireplaces and a rotunda topped circular stairwell just begging for Instagram attention. The Register Club is styled for exclusivity (there’s a dress code, so leave your athleisure wear in your suitcase) and a traditional club feel: plenty of leather, parquet floors and panelling high quality replica handbags china , all in shades of St Tropez tan. Themed cocktails are sophisticated and so is the food. Plump for the Penthouse for a fully furnished outside terrace and wraparound views.

This neo Renaissance building with its massive clock tower has been an Edinburgh landmark for more than a century. With elegant bedrooms and over the top marble bathrooms, a spa replica louis vuitton bags , gym and 15 metre swimming pool, and the dome ceilinged replica designer handbags Palm Court for champagne afternoon teas, this is cheap louis vuitton bags from china uk a 21st century version of a grand hotel. Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags It’s next to Edinburgh’s main Waverley railway station, at the eastern end of Princes Street, and a short walk from high quality designer replica handbags the National Gallery and shopping areas. Number One, the hotel’s Michelin starred eatery, replica louis vuitton bags is one of Edinburgh’s top restaurants. A little more low key but every inch as stylish, is Alain Roux’s convincingly French Brasserie Prince.

There’s nothing stuffy about Edinburgh’s oldest hotel; it does classy/contemporary on a grand scale throughout. Expect a softly tailored look in Farrow Ball esque shades of oak, smoke, moss and mist with stylish leather accents. Rooms in the original townhouses offer classic Georgian architecture, but don’t scorn the rooms in the modern Forth Wing: there are some cracking views across the city to the Firth. Bathrooms in the suites have rolltop baths. The Printing Press Bar and Restaurant has a relaxed, fin de sicle look with dark velvet banquettes, a marble bar, cheerful bartenders in bow ties and braces.

If Pugin 1:1 replica handbags designed Gothic revival love nests they would look like this: an outrageous riposte to modern minimalism realised in nine fantasy suites close to the gates of Edinburgh Castle. Darkly, deeply sumptuous, utterly indulgent and slightly (delightfully) mad, these secret dens of overblown delight are the ultimate expression of an overheated imagination, realised fake louis bag with a meticulous, theatrical attention to detail. The suites are situated either above the famously atmospheric Witchery at the Castle Restaurant or on the opposite site of the Royal Mile, secreted in Jollie Close.

This is Edinburgh’s version of an Absolutely Fabulous hotel and the only five star hotel on the Royal Mile. An occasional whisper of Missoni branding still lingers, but this stylish hotel has developed its own uniquely modern Scottish identity, losing nothing in translation. Most rooms are stylishly spartan. Nine striking suites individually designed by notable Scottish artists and designers are delights of colour, wit and style. For an authentic foodie experience, try the afternoon teas a full Scottish platter including smoked salmon sandwiches and mini Haggis Scotch egg.

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