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Luxury Hotels

Indulge yourself and soak up the luxury at one of Edinburgh’s top 5 Star hotels.

Find your Perfect Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh for that Special Occasion.

Edinburgh boasts a wealth of sumptuous 5 Star, luxury hotels which are perfect for celebrating a special occasion. Here are a few suggestions worth considering to ensure you have a memorable stay in the city.

The Principal Charlotte Square


The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, formerly The Roxburghe Hotel, has now re-opened its doors following a multi-million top-to-toe refurbishment. It is ideally located for short breaks in Edinburgh, only two minutes’ walk from Princes Street, and overlooking the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Winner of the Edinburgh Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2014, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square offers luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms and suites, leisure and spa facilities and excellent dining.

Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the hotel and, for business users, the hotel boasts superb dedicated events and meeting facilities. Onsite car parking is available for central Edinburgh and the hotel is also within easy access to Waverley train station. Whatever the reason for your visit, when you arrive at The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square you’ll find the warmest of welcomes in the heart of Scotland’s capital city. 

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The Bonham

The Bonham

The Bonham does accommodation with soul. The luxury 4 Star boutique hotel is situated among private homes, elegant offices and small embassies in the city’s West End. This very special hotel is located over three, refurbished iconic Edinburgh townhouses and features 49 luxury rooms and suites which are individually styled using rich colour and texture. It’s not all about the fabulous rooms however, as the hotel also features a variety of versatile, unique event spaces to cater for private dining, cocktail parties, small weddings or meetings.    

Top tip – keep an eye out for The Bonham’s regular events guide for a special event experience such as Wine Tasting Evenings, Flower Classes and Cupcake Classes.

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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

The George Hotel Exterior

Boasting an enviable location on George Street, in Edinburgh city centre, the historic and chic 4 Star George Hotel is close to all the major attractions. It has elegant rooms, conference and meeting rooms, and the new Printing Press Bar and Kitchen which makes use of Scotland's finest local produce. This Grade II listed building with its distinctive facade was designed over two hundred years ago and has undergone a great refurbishment project transforming the majority of the rooms.

Top tip – Book a ‘meeting with a view’ in the roof-top Panorama meeting room with scenic views across Edinburgh

Book your accomodation now for a 10% discount.

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Old Town Chambers

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Rising from three medieval closes off the Royal Mile, the Old Town Chambers luxurious serviced apartments capitalise on the fascinating historic character and atmosphere of 15th century Edinburgh as well as open up some of the most captivating views across the city’s Princes Street Gardens, which had been lost for over 200 years. Architecturally, the Old Town Chambers is a stand out place. It emerges out of the fifteenth century foundations and the design of this purpose built self catering accommodation is representative of the shaping of the buildings as they once were. It is a very contemporary take on Edinburgh’s Old Town but one which breathes new life into the old Closes and which allows visitors to Edinburgh to experience the city’s rich history in an entirely new way.

Guests have a choice of one, two and three bed apartments with fully equipped kitchens and large living and dining rooms or one, two, three bed penthouses and the oldest townhouse on the Royal Mile. They offer 24 hour concierge, daily housekeeping and wifi in each apartment.

Book direct with Old Town Chambers and enter promo-code ONLINE10 at check-out to save 10% on their competitive online rates. 

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The Chester Residence

Chester Residence Grand Apartment Lounge

The Chester Residence is a jewel in the crown of luxury hotels in Edinburgh, with chic designer townhouse apartments providing all the benefits of serviced apartments in Edinburgh combined with the luxurious glamour of a five-star hotel. Take advantage of the stunning location in Edinburgh’s West End, just a short walk from Princes Street and the city’s main attractions.

As you would expect of any luxury hotel in Edinburgh, each apartment features the latest technology and security, fluffy robes and a range of tempting toiletries, combined with the freedom of staying in your own serviced apartment in Edinburgh.

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Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

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Looking across to Edinburgh Castle, The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, with the distinctly modern One Square Restaurant & Bar and award-winning One Spa has long been a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. With an enviable location in Edinburgh’s city centre, the hotel is within walking distance from all of the major attractions including the Royal Mile, Arthur’s Seat and shops on Princes Street.

Those seeking to re-energise will relish One Spa’s uniquely tranquil balance of energy, water & heat. Unwind in the rejuvenating Thermal Suite or indulge in a soothing spa treatment, before trying the now-iconic rooftop hydropool and 19m swimming pool.

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Open from early in the morning until last thing at night, the vibrant bar and restaurant, One Square, serves a deliciously inventive range of modern British classics and signature dishes. From the well-stocked bar – home to over 70 different gins – to the hearty and seasonal menus, One Square is somewhere to spend leisurely afternoons, to meet with friends or sip a cocktail on the outdoor terrace.

The Royal Scots Club 

Royal Scots Club Bedroom

One of Edinburgh's most charming luxury hotels, the Royal Scots Club in Abercromby Place despite being a private members' club is open to both members and non-members.  The hotel combines country house appeal with welcoming club ambience. 

It also serves as a fabulous, unique conference and wedding venue boasting 25 individually designed en-suite bedrooms which have been traditionally furnished with all the luxury facilities you would expect from a high class hotel.

The Scotsman

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Built in 1905 and located at Edinburgh's historic North Bridge, The Scotsman 4-star hotel resides in the former baronial offices of the Scotsman Newspaper. Opened in 2001 this magnificent listed building was transformed into one of the most stylish luxury boutique hotels in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre. It is the only hotel in Edinburgh that can boast views over Edinburgh Castle, The Firth of Forth, Leith, Princes Street and Calton Hill. 

The Balmoral Hotel 

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Located at 1 Princes Street with views of Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument and Arthur’s Seat, and the skirl of the bagpipes within earshot, this luxury hotel merges contemporary styling with elegant tradition. Its close to leading department stores and within walking distance of many Edinburgh attractions. You can also enjoy Michelin-starred dining at the famous Number One Restaurant. The Balmoral offers 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms, many with views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town, spa facilities and a 15m swimming pool.

Top tip – Have a dram after a hard day in the hotels brand new whisky bar Scotch with over 400 whiskies to choose from.

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

The Caledonian Exterior

The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a stunning and luxurious venue, centrally located in the heart of Edinburgh city centre boasting spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town.

With 241 rooms, the UK’s first Guerlain Spa, restaurants by Michelin starred Galvin brother’s and Peacock Alley for Afternoon Tea, The Caledonian is a favourite of locals and visitors to the city.

Prestonfield House

Prestonfield Exterior

Built as the home of Edinburgh's Lord Provost (Lord Mayor), Prestonfield is now a luxury 5 star hotel with 23 stylishly opulent rooms and suites. Opulence and theatre are combined in the quirky and stylish reworking of this A-listed historic hotel where minimalism is banished! The hotel also houses Rhubarb restaurant and a number of beautiful dining rooms for private events. In addition to the hotel’s own five stars, stars of every age, from Grace de Monaco to the Dali Lama and Oliver Reed, Elton John and Sean Connery have enjoyed the hotel’s unique luxury.

Top tip – Head over to Prestonfield before dark and marvel at Arthur’s Seat towering over you and catch a glimpse of the resident Highland Cows and peacocks before you enjoy a fabulous dinner.

G&V Edinburgh

GV Bedroom

G & V, part of the Quorvus Collection, is a stunning, contemporary landmark, and the only 5-star hotel on the historic Royal Mile. Offering unique design, style and hospitality, the hotel features special, stand out touches. With a sophisticated restaurant palate, inspiration cocktails and spa treatments and plenty of space for events the hotel is a fashionistas heaven.

Top tip – Treat someone special to a gift voucher for afternoon tea.

The Dunstane Houses

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4 West Coates & 5 Hampton Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ

Luxurious, relaxed and unlike anywhere you’ve ever stayed before, the Dunstane Houses is a family-run boutique hotel that brings a breath of fresh Orkney air to the heart of Edinburgh dating back to 1865 but inspired by the best of modern-day Scotland. In a peaceful corner of Edinburgh’s West End a short walk from Haymarket and 15 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh airport, The Dunstane Houses is an independent, 35-bedroom boutique hotel spread over two stately Victorian townhouses on opposite sides of the road: Dunstane House and Hampton House.

The Ba’ Bar & Lounge specialises in food made with local, seasonal Scottish produce from small suppliers, and offers one of the most extensive rare-whisky selections in the city, with more than 70 varieties in its vintage wall cabinet.

All rooms are en suite with Noble Isle products and include free WiFi, large Samsung smart TVs, Egyptian cotton bedlinens. Five unique and spacious suites are located in Dunstane House, with dramatic features such as four-poster beds, freestanding copper roll-top baths in the bedroom, or sweeping views over the Edinburgh cityscape.

Ten Hill Place

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Owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Ten Hill Place Hotel, located in central Edinburgh, is 10 minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and other major tourist attractions.

This contemporary 4 Star Hotel is based in a quiet Georgian Square and offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout all bedrooms and public spaces. On the top floor, the four Sky-line rooms include an exercise bike, a mini fridge, towelling robes and slippers.

No. Ten Restaurant and Ten Wine Bar offer light meals, pre-theatre and a la carte menus.

The hotel is proud to have been awarded the Gold Award in Green Business Tourism and has received many other accolades including Eco Hotel of the Year 2010, Green Hotel of the Year 2012, Edinburgh's Best Small City Hotel 2013 and Conference Hotel of the Year 2014.

Top Tip - All profits from the Hotel are invested back into The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to provide education and assessment for medical students, surgical trainees and consultants who in turn bring life-saving and life-changing skills to all corners of the globe.

Le Monde

Le Monde Dirty Martini

Claiming to be the trendiest hotel on George Street, Le Monde sets the bar high and doesn’t disappoint. The 18 individually designed suites are inspired by some of the world's most exciting cities so you can wander through a unique odyssey of world class eating, drinking and dreaming... without even leaving Edinburgh. More than just a Scottish luxury boutique hotel, Le Monde also offers you three bars – The Library BarThe Sky Bar and Dirty Martini, as well as the chance to party in Shanghai Club, one of the top Edinburgh nightclubs.

Top tip – Dirty Martini is the first floor lounge where you can listen to jazz until late in the evening

Fraser Suites

Fraser Suites Bedroom

This elegant boutique hotel in Edinburgh is set in a stunning 1750s sandstone building on the historic St Giles Street, off the Royal Mile. The Fraser Suites offers designer accommodation which comprises varying categories of room to suit everyone's needs which makes The Fraser Suits the perfect choice for business, family or group bookings. All rooms are sumptuously decorated with Designers Guild fabrics; fitted with Villeroy & Boch bathrooms with luxurious rain fall showers.

Top tip – book the uniquely stunning Observatory Suite which boasts original wood panelling and a private balcony!

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Hotel

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton Hotel Deluxe Bedroom

19 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD

The four-star Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is right in the heart of Scotland’s historic capital city, situated on North Bridge overlooking the Royal Mile.

Just minutes from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle, with 211 bedrooms it’s the perfect base for exploring what the city has to offer. Take the Edinburgh Dungeon Tour, unearth the city’s history at the National Museum of Scotland then take in the spectacular views of the skyline from Arthur’s Seat.

Get your heart rate up in the modern fitness room then enjoy excellent food in the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Restaurant

Radisson Blu Hotel

Radisson Blu Bedroom

80 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

Stylish and sophisticated, Radisson Blu Edinburgh is located on the historic Royal Mile in the heart of the city. Popular attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Blair Street Vaults are within walking distance.

Each of their 238 elegant bedrooms and suites offer modern conveniences such as a pillow menu and free high-speed wireless Internet access. With 2 on-site restaurants, you won’t have to go far for a delicious meal, or just stay in and order room service.

When you’re not out exploring the capital, book a massage or beauty treatment at Melrose Spa, work out at the Health Club or take a dip in the swimming pool. You can also enjoy helpful services like on-site parking, Express Laundry and One Touch Service.

Cringletie House Hotel

Cringletie House Hotel Peebles Junior Suite

Edinburgh Road, Peebles EH45 8PL 

This intimate castle hotel near Edinburgh is the perfect place to relax in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Cringletie House Hotel is located 30 minutes' drive south of Edinburgh, and provides charming accomodation in 12 beautiful individually designed bedrooms.

This quiet retreat in the Scottish countryside has 28 acres of delightful grounds featuring blooming gardens, woodland walks and a children's play area. Perfect if you want to get off the beaten track and leisurely explore the hidden gems of the Scottish Borders. 

The Gleneagles Hotel

Gleneagles Hotel

Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1NF

Set within an 850 acre Perthshire countryside estate, a trip to Gleneagles is the ultimate outdoor getaway. Located just one hour from Edinburgh, guests of this luxury 5 star hotel can take part in many traditional countryside pursuits such as golf, shooting, cycling, fishing and horse riding.

Each of the 232 luxury bedrooms (including 26 suites) are individually decorated in a unique style with all the modern amenities you would expect. Many rooms also offer beautiful sweeping views over the grounds. 

Gleneagles is also home to Andrew Fairlie restaurant, the only two Michelin-starred dining experience in Scotland. 


 Courtyard Marriott Edinburgh

Courtyrad Marriott Hotel

1 - 3 Baxter's Place, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 3AF

Courtyard by Marriott® Edinburgh is the newest edition to the Scottish capital, combining heritage and style with an innovative design and locally inspired furnishings. With its prime location in the heart of Edinburgh, just a five-minute walk from Princes Street, Waverley Station and Edinburgh Tram on York Place and nine miles from Edinburgh Airport, their apacious, modern hotel rooms include quality amenities to ensure stay in Scotland's capital is unforgettable. 

 This is Edinburgh: Discover the perfect luxury hotel for your stay in the capital.