Nira Caledonia

Boutique hotels in Edinburgh

If you’re looking for a unique hotel stay to complement your visit to Edinburgh, then you’ll be spoiled for choice by the range of boutique hotels offering just that across the city.

From charming period properties to contemporary Scottish interiors, there’s something for everyone and the guarantee that you’ll have an experience like no other. 


Angel’s Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

9-11 Hope Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4EL

All of the stylish 31 bedrooms within Angel’s Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant have a contemporary Scottish design featuring some of the country’s most acclaimed actors, musicians and sportspeople – from Sir Sean Connery to Sir Chris Hoy.


As well as all the usual features, rooms come equipped with luxurious toiletries, fluffy bathrobes and slippers to enjoy after a busy day sightseeing. The fully-stocked mini bar also features a selection of Scottish tipples.

Head to the hotel’s bar and restaurant and choose from an impressive range of whiskies and exciting cocktails as well as a menu that showcases delicious modern cuisine.

Angel’s Share is also a great place for live music, with some of the best locally grown talent taking to the stage each weekend. 


Le Monde Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

16 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s fashionable New Town, the 18 individually designed bedrooms in Le Monde Hotel, Bar & Restaurant take inspiration from the world’s most sophisticated cities. Whether it’s the distinctive New York City skyline or the chic streets of Paris, expect stylishly designed rooms with great attention to detail.

The hotel’s bar & restaurant offers an appetising menu which combines global inspiration with local Scottish produce.

Top tip: Keep an eye on their What’s On page for upcoming events, which include everything from quiz nights to live music.

Hotel du Vin

Hotel du Vin

11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 1EZ

Close to both the historic Royal Mile and the lively Grassmarket area, Hotel du Vin is ideally located for exploring several of the city’s key attractions.

If you’re looking for a hotel with a distinct history, this has to be at the top of the list. The building has lived through many guises since it was built in 1743 – from poorhouse to asylum to science lab, before transforming into today’s boutique hotel.

The 47 luxurious rooms and suites have a number of delightful touches, such as custom made sleigh beds, fluffy towels, robes and a monsoon shower or roll top bath. The charming central courtyard is a lovely space to enjoy alfresco dining, or head indoors and enjoy a nightcap in the whisky snug.


The Roseate

4 West Coates, Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ

A charming Victorian townhouse dating from the 1860’s and set in a peaceful corner of Edinburgh’s West End, The Roseate blends original timeless features with contemporary touches.


35 rooms and suites are sumptuously decorated with an array of luxury features, such as four-poster beds and freestanding copper roll-top baths, while the large windows provide sweeping views over the Edinburgh cityscape.

The on-site Dunstane Restaurant & Bar specialises in food made with local, seasonal Scottish produce and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or, on a sunny day, the Roseate Garden is a tranquil space to enjoy drinks and nibbles (open weekends only).

Nira Caledonia

Nira Caledonia

6 & 10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6EF

Located in the popular neighbourhood of Stockbridge, just a short walk from Edinburgh’s bustling city centre, is the chic Nira Caledonia.

28 individual designed rooms and suites are equipped with both modern amenities and antique furnishings, which celebrate the building’s historical elements. With a variety of room types to suit all needs, travellers can choose from the sumptuous Jacuzzi Suite, right through to the charming Wee Single.

When hunger strikes, the hotel’s restaurant, Blackwoods Edinburgh, should not be missed. The menu uses the finest of local seasonal ingredients to offer diners exquisite Scottish dishes with an Italian twist.

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Orocco Pier

17 The High Street, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9PP

With just 17 bedrooms, Orocco Pier is small, but perfectly formed.

This 4-star hotel can be found in the pretty coastal neighbourhood of South Queensferry, which is just 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of Edinburgh.

Rooms vary from a Petite Double to an Executive Family, several of which have panoramic views of the Firth of Forth and the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge.

The hotel has two dining options – Antico Café Bar, which offers a casual atmosphere for all-day dining, and the elegant Samphire Restaurant & Bar where guests can expect a mouth-watering selection of the finest seafood and prime grilled meats.


The Witchery by the Castle

Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF

With 16th century oak panelling, stunning interiors and equally exciting food, The Witchery by the Castle is something very exceptional.

Part of Edinburgh’s history – the building dates from 1595 – it takes its name from the hundreds of men and women who were tragically condemned and burnt at the stake on nearby Edinburgh Castle’s esplanade from the 16th to 18th centuries.


Since opening in 1979 as a luxury hotel and restaurant, visitors have been mesmerised by its opulent surroundings. The 9 magnificent suites  – all of which are individually different – are filled with antiques, lavish interiors, opulently draped beds and roll-top baths.

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse Hotel

2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA

Centrally located just a short walk from Edinburgh city centre and conveniently located for the city’s main railway, tram and bus hubs, The Glasshouse Hotel opened in 2003, breathing new life into a former church.

The historic gothic structure is perfectly complimented by contemporary features such as luxurious bedding, heated bathroom floors, flat-screen TVs and complimentary minibar. And with all of the 77 rooms having floor to ceiling windows, they offer spectacular views of the city. Some rooms also have a private terrace, while others have access to the hotel’s panoramic roof terrace – perfect for enjoying a colourful sunset.

Look out across to Calton Hill and its collection of famous monuments while enjoying a hearty full-Scottish breakfast, or while away the afternoon in the cosy Snug, which serves seasonal all-day dining and afternoon tea beside an open fireplace.

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