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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 Edinburgh Grand

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Located in the beating heart of Edinburgh, these 50 luxury serviced apartments don’t get much more desirable than this.

Scotland’s newest destination for the modern luxury traveller opened its doors to guests in June 2018. Enriched by an illustrious heritage, courtesy of a famous banking landmark, the building’s provenance has been artfully woven to create a luxurious new residence.

Accommodating from one to six guests, apartments come in a gamut of shapes and sizes, from uniquely configured Grand Studios, to the jaw-dropping, three-bedroom, rooftop Penthouse with its staggering 360o panoramic view.

Authentic features, including original dark wood panelling, fireplaces, brass door handles and decorative cornicing have been given a serious makeover and seamlessly incorporate with new design, enhancing unbelievably beautiful spaces with unique historical merit. As the city’s hottest new social hub, The Edinburgh Grand also has a restaurant, sleek new bar, coffeehouse and upscale hangout to meet and eat.

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The Principal Charlotte Square

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A cosmopolitan clubhouse in Scotland’s historic capital city overlooking one of Edinburgh’s prettiest private garden squares, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square — formerly The Roxburghe Hotel — consists of seven inter-connecting Georgian townhouses in the heart of the New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site.

As the newest Principal hotel, it has undergone a multi-million restoration and refurbishment. All of the bedrooms and suites have been given a smart, new look, inspired by the golden age of travel and a genuine sense of Scottish hospitality. The beautiful internal courtyard, The Garden — an oasis of calm with a glass roof — is now open from breakfast through to the wee hours.

Top tip: Fancy something to eat? Inspired by the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean, their new restaurant, BABA is brought to you by the team behind Glasgow’s award-winning Ox and Finch restaurant.

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The Principal Edinburgh George Street

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Taking prime position on elegant George Street, the Principal Edinburgh George Street has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881.

The Principal Edinburgh George Street has been refurbished to splendour by interior architects Goddard Littlefair, creating a sense of restored grandeur by means of sympathetic restoration, simple detailing and the use of rich materials such as oak, brass, leather, velvet, glass and marble.

Enjoy stylish bedrooms in soft greens and creams and Scottish heritage finishing touches, dine and drink in the brand new destination restaurant and bar: Printing Press Bar & Kitchen or enjoy a great cup of coffee at the new coffee shop: Burr & Co.

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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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Fraser Suites

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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!

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The Gleneagles Hotel

Gleneagles Hotel

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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. 

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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 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

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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

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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.

Radisson Collection Edinburgh

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Radisson 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.

The Bonham

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Set in a quiet leafy crescent in the exclusive West End of Edinburgh, only minutes from the main attractions, The Bonham provides guests with luxurious, fully refurbished rooms and suites. Many rooms offer stunning views either over Drumsheugh Gardens or looking North over the New Town towards the Firth of Forth and the Kingdom of Fife.

Welcoming lounges and a stylish restaurant and bar make the most of the beautiful interiors of the original houses and look over the peaceful Drumsheugh Gardens which guests have full access to during their stay.

Surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the magnificent Scottish capital, the team lat The Bonham look forward to welcoming you to your new home away from home in Edinburgh.

Le Monde

La Monde

Located on Edinburgh’s George Street, Le Monde Hotel is in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre. Only a 5 minute walk from Waverley Train Station and 1 minute away from Princes Street, you can enjoy all of Edinburgh’s best attractions close by.

Drawing inspiration from the most exciting and iconic cities around the globe, this luxury boutique hotel offers stylishly designed rooms and suites providing the highest standard of comfort, decorated with their own distinctive creativity and attention to detail. Whether it’s an afternoon cocktail with friends or an after work beer, Le Monde welcomes guests to choose from a wide range of specially selected drinks.

Famous for their cocktails, Le Monde boasts an extensive cocktail menu with something for everyone. Le Monde offers delicious dining in stylish surroundings, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day.

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 Scotsman

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20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1TR

The Scotsman hotel is the former home to Scotland’s national newspaper. When converting the newspaper printing house into a boutique hotel much care was taken to keep all original architectural features and layout intact. As a result, no two rooms are alike and each bedroom at The Scotsman Hotel is individually designed to offer a unique experience with every visit.

Positioned just off the Royal Mile, holding a desirable location on North Bridge nestled in between the hustle and bustle of the New Town and the historical Old Town, the hotel is the perfect location to explore Edinburgh. Known as ‘the gateway between the old and new town’, The Scotsman cuts an imposing figure as it rests at the top of North Bridge. With one of the highest resident points in the city, it offers truly unrivalled views of the Castle, Princes Street Gardens, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Calton Hill and the bustling Waverley Station.

 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. 

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.

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