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Best Luxury Hotels in Edinburgh

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre

On the historic Royal Mile, Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is a modern hotel which features a spa / fitness centre, stylish bar and luxury bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. Waverley train station is just a 5-minute walk away. Each sleek, contemporary room has a luxurious private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms also feature a TV with satellite channels, and a spacious work area. Melrose Spa and Health Club features an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna and a fully equipped fitness suite. Spa treatments are also available, and there is a 24-hour front desk and business centre. With chic designer decor, Itchycoo Bar and Kitchen overlooks the Royal Mile, and serves a varied, seasonal menu. There is also a spacious restaurant, offering traditional Scottish breakfasts. Just a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, Radisson Blu Edinburgh is 500 metres from lively Princes Street. Holyrood Park and Palace are a 10-minute walk away.

80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1TH
The Balmoral

This splendid building was initially built in 1902, but has been completely refurbished by its new owners, Rocco Forte. The results are impressive, an excellent blend of Edwardian character with thoroughly modern amenities. Striking an imposing figure, it dominates the east end of Princes Street, affording superb views of the Castle, Gardens and Old Town. As one of the leading exclusive hotels in the world, expect great variations in rates according to the season.

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2EQ
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

The Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is located in the heart of Grassmarket in Edinburgh city centre, just minutes from The Royal Mile. The hotel has an award-winning restaurant and 4-star boutique bedrooms. In the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, the Agua Restaurant and Bar offers classic dining in stylish surroundings. The hotel also offers 24-hour room service and traditional breakfasts. All bedrooms are luxurious, with large beds, a 42-inch LCD TV, luxury toiletries and free Wi-Fi. Apex City of Edinburgh guests have access to a swimming pool and fitness centre, just a short walk away. The Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is centrally located in Edinburgh’s Old Town, within walking distance of the Lothian Road and Princes Street. Waverley Station is just a 5-minute drive away.

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JF
MacDonald Holyrood Hotel

MacDonald Holyrood Hotel is a neighbor of the new Scottish Parliament Building. The accommodation offered here is top notch and comfortable to boot. The traditionally decorated and spacious rooms have good facilities with great views of Salisbury Crags. Take a pew next to the magnificent fireplace in the entrance lounge and sample the fine international wine selection. Further indulgences can be sought in the Health Club and Beauty Spa.

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH8 8AU
The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection is a modern 5-star boutique hotel set behind the historic facade of 172-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church. A short walk from both Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and York Place Tram Stop, it features an amazing 2-acre roof garden with views over Calton Hill. Each bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, with views of the roof terrace or over Edinburgh city centre. Luxurious touches include a flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee maker, an iPod docking station, a free newspaper and Highland Aromatics toiletries in the bathroom. Most bedrooms offer a balcony or private seating within the roof garden. Breakfast is served in the hotel’s The Brasserie, which offers guests floor-to-ceiling windows, with a backdrop over Calton Hill. Breakfast includes both full Scottish or continental options. Guests can enjoy a locally sourced dinner menu in either the the The Brasserie, or a Bar Menu within the cosy Snug Lounge, which features nearly 100 different whiskies. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s 24-room service menu. Afternoon tea is also available. Edinburgh Castle is 1 mile away and Princes Street's restaurants and bars as well as the Royal Mile can be reached in 5 minutes on foot. The nearby tram stop offers a direct connection to Edinburgh Airport.

2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3AA
The Knight Residence by Mansley

Just 5 minutes' walk from the Grassmarket’s bars and restaurants, The Knight Residence apartments are located 0.5 miles from Edinburgh Castle. A welcome basket is provided, which includes a selection of tea, coffee, milk and washing-up liquid. A TV with DVD player and a selection of DVDs are included in each apartment’s cosy lounge area. A dishwasher, washing machine and microwave are provided in each modern fully-fitted kitchen. A bathrobe, slippers and a hairdryer are included in each modern tiled bathroom. Bedrooms have a simple decor and some feature TVs. Usher Hall, a concert hall, is a 5-minute walk away and the Meadows, a beautiful park, is within 400 metres of The Knight Residence. Princes Street’s shops and gardens are 10 minutes’ walk away. George Street’s bars and clubs are within a 15-minute walk.

12 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9DJ
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Scottish culture and tradition couldn't be more apparent in this elegant former station house that dominates the west end of Princes Street. Inside the immaculate red stone building, service is impeccable and the decor exquisite. The old-fashioned class and luxury attract a steady stream of celebrities. La Pompadour restaurant serves excellent Scottish cuisine, enjoy a traditional Sunday roast at Chisholms, or sample Scottish whiskey at The Caley Bar. The hotel is within easy reach of all the city's attractions.

Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AB
The Rutland Hotel

The glamorous Rutland Hotel has stylish rooms, a luxurious late-lounge, and a unique restaurant with a glass wine cellar. It is situated on the West End of Princes Street, with views of Edinburgh Castle. The Rutland is between Edinburgh's shopping and financial districts. The Scott Monument is a 15-minute walk away, and the EICC can be reached in under 10 minutes’ walk. Each unique room is chic and elegant. In-room treats include free Wi-Fi, a surround sound system, a flat-screen TV, bathrobes and GHD hair stylers. Guests can also enjoy homemade shortbread, real coffee and designer teas. A choice of cinemas and theatres can be reached in under 10 minutes on foot. It is also just 15 minutes’ walk through Prince’s Street Gardens to reach Edinburgh Castle.

1-3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2AE
Nira Caledonia

The self-styled boutique Nira Caledonia is situated near the West End and promises a luxurious stay for guests. It was the 19th-century home of Christopher North, aka Professor John Wilson, the flamboyant writer, poet and moral philosopher. The building is an elegant Georgian structure with a gorgeously restored period entrance. The modern, renovated rooms are spacious and decorated with minimalist contemporary furnishings and lighting systems.

10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 6EF
The Atholl

Experience unrivaled luxury at this all-suite hotel located in New Town. Comprising just four suites, the hotel offers an experience unlike any other in the city. Suites sport an elegant, contemporary design, each with a kitchen and premium furnishings. The personal butler service caters to your every whim. While there is no restaurant within the hotel, the Resident Dining program led by Chef Albert Roux (of Le Gavroche fame), offers an unparalleled culinary experience. Personal chefs assigned to each suite will prepare meals based on guest preferences in the suite's modern kitchen. Other services include customized tailoring and fitness programs. For bookings and more, check website or call + 44 8447 36 0047.

11 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 8HA
The Bonham

The Bonham townhouse hotel is well known for its comfort and elegant style. Art deco furniture and splashes of color contrast with the original Victorian architecture, gives the building a dynamic, modern edge. Many rooms contain new works by Scottish artists and rear rooms offer wonderful views across the Firth of Forth. The oak paneled contemporary surroundings of the Bonham restaurant compliments the beautifully prepared European influenced dishes it serves. All this quality, allied with state of the art technology in every room, has led to the 'coolest hotel' award from Condé Nast Travelers.

35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 7RN
The Chester Residence

The Chester Residence offers stunning, stylish suites set in 5 Georgian buildings in Edinburgh's West End within 900 yards of Princes Street's shopping. Each suite boasts a large-screen TV with DVD selection, free WiFi and luxurious bathrobes. Guests can relax amongst chic décor, with comfortable sofas and sleek coffee tables. Each fully equipped kitchen offers a built-in oven with hob, a microwave, and a fridge for self-catering. Kitchens also include dishwashers and a full range of cutlery, plates, and kitchen utensils. The luxury bathrooms have slippers, rain showers and Molton Brown toiletries. The Chester Residence consists of 5 Georgian town houses in the West End of Edinburgh. The art galleries, museums, shops, cafes and restaurants are a short walk away. The Chester Residence provides a full reception and concierge service. Apartments are serviced daily and breakfast can be served and enjoyed in the apartment each morning. In-room spa treatments, transfers and tours can all be arranged prior to arrival.

9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 7SL
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