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 Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
The Caley’, as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years and recently undergone a £24million refurbishment to include luxurious bedrooms and the only Guerlain spa in the country. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes’ walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street. With two exquisite restaurants – The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe, the Caley caters for all tastes and serves a fabulous afternoon tea in its central atrium bar.
Top tip – Treat your loved one to a romantic meal with a view of Edinburgh Castle at the Pompadour or try the great value plats du jour at the Brasserie.
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.
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
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.
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
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.
Built in 1905 and located at Edinburgh's historic North Bridge, The Scotsman 5-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 Scotsman Hotel is also home to the magnificent Scotsman Spa and North Bridge Brasserie restaurant.
Top tip – The Scotsman Hotel has its very own cinema that you can hire out for special occasions for your own premiere night.
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, 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.
Crown Plaza Edinburgh - Royal Terrace
Located in Edinburgh’s city centre is the 4 Star Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace. This boutique city centre hotel is part of an impressive terrace of prestigious Georgian townhouses with stunning views towards the Firth of Forth. Steeped in history, and immaculately restored to its former glory the hotel is one of Edinburgh’s best kept secrets. The hotel’s beautiful Terrace Restaurant offers a comprehensive selection of dishes showcasing locally sourced ingredients with Scottish flair. Relax in the comfortable Lounge Bar over afternoon tea or a "wee dram". If you need to burn some energy, or relax even more, the hotel features a fully equipped gym, indoor pool and steam room. Stay in touch with complimentary Wi-Fi during your stay and there is a dedicated Concierge service for assistance and advice throughout your stay.
Top tip - Be sure to enjoy a moment of tranquility in their beautiful, private tiered landscaped gardens.
The Roxburghe Hotel
The Roxburghe Hotel is a luxury 4 Star hotel in Edinburgh city centre. 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 Roxburghe 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 Roxburghe you’ll find the warmest of welcomes in the heart of Scotland’s capital city.
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Channings is a 4 Star boutique hotel that feels like a wonderfully quirky country home. Located in a prestigious area of Edinburgh, Stockbridge, ir is a 10 minute walk away from the busy city centre. It is surrounded by multiple galleries, gardens and Water of Leith. It is perfect for guests looking for a quiet and informal accommodation with beautiful views of Edinburgh’s North West side including Inverleith park and Botanic Gardens. The property is full of Scottish memorabilia, paintings, prints and books mainly because one of the townhouses was occupied by Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer during 1904-1910.
The newly refurbished bar and restaurant offer local dishes with produce sourced from all over Scotland. As the seasons change, their food and drink menus alter accordingly! Don’t forget to ask our staff for a seasonal signature drink or Shackleton whisky. If it happens that you are visiting us in spring/summer months then you would be happy to hear that the hotel has its private sun terrace where you can enjoy your lunch and drink in the sunshine.
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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Ten Hill Place
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.
The Principal Edinburgh George Street
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
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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 Bar, The 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
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!
The Carlton Hotel
The four-star Carlton Hotel Edinburgh 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 189 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 squash courts, pamper yourself in the spa and beauty rooms then enjoy excellent local food in the contemporary Bridge Restaurant.
The Howard Hotel
The Howard is a discreet luxury 5 star hotel in Edinburgh located in the prestigious area of New Town. The hotel occupies three Georgian townhouses in a quiet and hip part of Edinburgh’s city centre, deep in heritage and surrounded by galleries and historical artefacts.
A traditional and very private hotel with elegant and classic décor and unpretentious sophistication, the hotel boasts 18 luxury suites which are named after Edinburgh’s streets and each room is unique and individually styled. The use of rich fabrics, oil paintings and opulent furnishing throughout the hotel brings back the atmosphere of 19th century enlightenment especially in the Drawing Room, an intimate salon where you can have their famous afternoon tea and escape to the world of literature. Their petite but widely popular restaurant, the Atholl, was originally intended as a dining room exclusively for guests, but proved so popular with local residents due to its tasting menu that it has grown into a properly sophisticated, luxury restaurant. It only seats 14, so early booking is advised.
At The Howard, the main focus is luxury treatment for guests and their experience in the hotel. A team of personal butlers, trained to the highest standard, provide an essential touch of royal treatment during guests' visit to United Kingdom. They take care of everything, from car parking to polishing shoes to late night room service to theatre bookings. Make the most of your time in Edinburgh and leave the hard work up to the professional team at The Howard.
The Chester Residence
9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh EH3 7SL
Located in Edinburgh’s bustling West End, The Chester Residence’s 23 luxury apartments offer spacious and contemporary five-star accommodation in Scotland’s capital. The gorgeous Georgian façade is rivalled only by the uniquely designed, contemporary suites.
Every guest can enjoy an individual and luxurious setting in which to relax. The team’s commitment to exceptional service is reflected in everything this unique establishment provides, from HD TV to the high thread-count Egyptian cotton, combining to make every stay supremely comfortable and truly memorable. Consistently awarded the No1 spot on TripAdvisor, The Chester Residence provides the highest customer service to match one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Radisson Blu Hotel
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.
This is Edinburgh: Discover the perfect luxury hotel for your stay in the capital.