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Edinburgh Boutique Hotels

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Featured Edinburgh Hotels

Beneath the shadows of the more than thousand year old Edinburgh Castle, comedians, filmmakers, actors, artists, authors, businesspeople and tourists clatter across Edinburgh's cobblestoned streets. Just like you, they've come for business and play, but also to snag a seat at any number of the city's important cultural festivals. Accommodation books up fast throughout the year here, so make sure to reserve your boutique Edinburgh hotel early to guarantee your prime location near all of the most intriguing cultural and historical sites.

Serving as the capital city of Scotland since the 15th century, Edinburgh has long been a cultural, social and political hub. Begin your stroll through history at Edinburgh Castle itself, St. Giles Cathedral or the iconic Scott Monument, which provides excellent views atop a mere 200 steps. The 150 year old Camera Obscura also provides a stunning 360-degree panorama of the city.

The Greyfriars Kirkyard, also located in Old Town, provides a healthy dose of history, with many famous names on the stones and highly dynamic tour guides to regale visitors with tales of ghosts, grave robbing and English invasion. Alternatively, the Scottish Parliament will provide a much more modern look into today's government. Be sure to snag a pair of free tickets to watch the parliament in session -- just be ready to watch a much more dynamic approach to parliamentary debate than you'll find at home.

Alternatively, take your cultural meanderings inside to the Museum of Scotland, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, or any of the boutique galleries along St. Stephen Street. Here you'll find the distinctive Millenium Clock, pottery dating back to the Roman era, and world class seasonal exhibitions.

Those looking for a little bit of fresh air will find a number of options. A stroll along the Water of Leith will occupy an idyllic afternoon, as will a meander out to the Pentlands Hills Regional Park just south of the center, which provides ample views of the city's tallest buildings. Or, pack a picnic lunch and eat beneath the blooms at the Royal Botanic Garden or the Princess Street Gardens, the latter of which sits right in the heart of the city.

Looking to get a little shopping in? Princes Street, Cockburn Street and Victoria Street are all sure to satisfy, with both large retailers and boutique shops on offer. Princes Mall, St. James Mall and Ocean Terminal are also popular options. If you're going to be headed to a rugby match at Murrayfield Stadium or a football (soccer) match at Tynecastle Park or Easter Road Stadium, make sure to buy a jersey while you're out and about so you can support the home team in style.

From Old Town to Leith and the West End, Edinburgh is chock full of dining options sure to suit any palette. If you're a fan of fried food, you can get it in just about every form here, including fried pudding. However, there are a number of Michelin rated restaurants available, and ethnic cuisine that spans the globe.

No guide to Edinburgh would be complete without exploring the city's many festivals. Attend the Edinburgh International Festival for a glimpse of the festival that preceded all others; the Edinburgh Military Tattoo for your fill of kilted bagpipers; the Edge Festival to see some of today's top bands; or of course, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which invites artists of numerous disciplines to perform in what is now the largest festival of its kind. Just be careful not to trip over the countless barkers as they try to usher you into their shows up and down the Royal Mile.

Edinburgh is easily reached via the M8 motorway, as well as by bus, train and plane. When you arrive, ensure you've got a comfortable and quiet place to rest up at night by booking into one of our boutique hotels in Edinburgh. With world class amenities and helpful staff, your stay with us will keep your rested and ready to embrace all that this dynamic city has to offer.



Latest Edinburgh Hotel Reviews


Great value
By Wearywalker
Comfortable, convenient, relaxing with everything you could need [Less]
Good service and breakfast
By Dani711
My family enjoyed our stay here would definitely recommend. Just a little far from Edinburgh City centre tho. [Less]
Good location and service
By P1LHS
Hotel is a great location with parking, good bus service on the doorstep and range of local shops and restaurants. Comfortable rooms and good service. [Less]
Very comfortable
By KerbyIsla
Comfortable room - especially the bed - and good facilities. Decent internet speed [Less]
I'd definitely stay again
By Police Stu
I have always loved this hotel. The bed could've been a little softer but overall an excellent hotel with great and friendly staff. Looking forward to going back in July [Less]
3 Night Stay
By CCS2379
First time in Edinburgh. Found the location of the hotel to be good for our plans (took day trips to Falkirk and Glasgow). There is a bus stop in front of the hotel for easy bus transportation into [More] and out of the city. Parking was free, but limited with tight spaces. A couple of things that would have been good to know upon check-in are that the lights only work if you have a room key placed in the designated slot by the door and also that the AC/heat is set seasonally for the building. We were looking to turn on the AC, but found the thermostat was centrally set to heat. It happened to be cool outside so we opened the windows, however it was not a convenient way to regulate the room temperature. The bed was a bit firm for our taste and the comforter barely fit the bed so when my husband and I got into bed, neither of us were fully covered. The staff was accommodating and provided us with a larger blanket. Overall I would recommend staying at this property. [Less]
good location
By Allan
Ver good location and friendly staff disabled parking was good nut limited spaces [Less]
Great position and friendly reception staff
By Chris
This hotel is ideally placed for a visit to Edinburgh - close the city centre and makes all the major tourist centres within walking distance . Also close to a major theatre and cinema centre for [More] evening entertainment. Very friendly reception staff and a good breakfast. It's also close the the tram stop at York Place for the airport and railway station is within walking distance - hotel also has a small car park . [Less]
Everything we wanted for our short stay
By jlnh
Excellent staff service, clean comfortable room and lovely breakfast. Location was perfect for our venue, Edinburgh Playhouse [Less]

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