Find a Place to Rest Your Weary Head near Edinburgh Airport



Edinburgh Airport isn’t the largest in the world, yet an impressive 9.8 million travelers pass through its departure gates every year. Many of these flights leave very early or very late, and people also pass though on connecting flights with only a few hours to spare. Edinburgh is a short tram, bus, or taxi ride away, but you don’t have to go into the city center to find a place to stay, some great hotels close to the airport offer rest, recuperation and a quick bite before you fly off to far flung places.

Norton House Hotel and Spa is a great choice if you want to hit the gym or enjoy a relaxing spa treatment to straighten out the kinks after a long flight. For a real treat you could book one of the luxury suites, have a three course meal in Ushers restaurant, or take high tea in the conservatory, followed by an aromatherapy massage and soak in the hydrotherapy pool.

Alternatively, head to the Bridge Inn for a relaxing meal on board the barge, a pint in the award-winning pub and a good night’s sleep in one of the charming traditional rooms. In the morning, the generous cooked breakfast will set you up perfectly for the journey ahead.

For those with only a brief stopover simply looking for a bed and something tasty to eat, it is hard to beat the Holiday Inn which is situated right beside the airport and has 24 hour room service.



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The Marriott Dalmahoy is a beautiful eighteenth century manor house set in substantial grounds which benefit from a world class golf course. Built in the 1720s it has since been adapted into a four star hotel. There are 215 bedrooms. Each is spacious and tastefully decorated and benefits from Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs. The hotel offers fine dining in the Pentland Restaurant, which has great views of the golf course, and more casual bistro style dining in Zest. The hotel also boasts a number of meeting and conference rooms, a well-equipped fitness center, and a spa offering a wide range of treatments. It is conveniently located at the outskirts of Edinburgh close to Edinburgh airport.


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The Premier Inn Newbridge is conveniently situated close to Edinburgh Airport. This comfortable three star hotel is perfect for travelers looking for budget accommodation. Recently named a Which? Recommended Provider for UK Hotel Chains, Premier Inn offers very good value for money. Rooms benefit from Wi-Fi and satellite TV. The hotel restaurant offers a wide range of tasty meals and lighter snacks and is very reasonably priced. The hotel bar is well stocked and comfortable making it a great place to unwind after a long flight. What the Premier Inn may lack in luxury, it easily makes up for in convenience.


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The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport is a comfortable three star hotel, located immediately beside the airport. Connected to the airport by a shuttle which runs every quarter of an hour, it is very convenient and offers good quality budget accommodation. There are 97 rooms, all of which benefit from free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and in-house movies. The "express breakfast" (which includes hot options from 6am) is included in the price of the room and the onsite restaurant offers a good range of pizzas, pastas burgers and steaks. The hotel bar is comfortable, reasonably priced and there is also a good 24 hour snack menu.


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Highfield House is a beautiful Eighteenth Century Manse (Minister's home) set in idyllic grounds in the historic village of Kirknewton, close the Edinburgh Airport. This three star B&B has three very spacious and well-appointed rooms each with its own unique charm. Breakfast is an opulent affair, served in a traditional Victorian drawing room around a large oak table and featuring a positive feast of local produce – including the fruits of the estate's gardens. Quiet, refined and comfortable, Highfield is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life ad yet it is only a short drive to Edinburgh Airport or the city center.


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Located only two minutes from Edinburgh Airport by shuttle (around seven minutes on foot) the Edinburgh Airport Hilton is very convenient for travelers. Guests can choose from the standard double room, a spacious deluxe room or double deluxe room, each of which is comfortably furnished and well maintained. All rooms have Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs. The hotel restaurant and bar, the Space, is welcoming and bright and has a wide menu of snacks, light bites and main meals. The Hilton is a comfortable four star hotel benefiting from a well-equipped fitness center and heated swimming pool as well as twenty-two meeting rooms which are perfect for business functions and hospitality.


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Kellerstain Stables offers luxury B&B accommodation in a delightful rural setting on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Peaceful and serene, Kellerstain Stables is nonetheless only a five minute drive from Edinburgh Airport. Each room is decorated to a high standard and features flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi with high speed broadband, tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits and other snacks and complimentary toiletries from Highland Aromatics. A continental or a full Scottish breakfast is served in the conservatory, which benefits from glorious views of the surrounding countryside. If you have an early flight, staff can provide an express breakfast to go.


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The Novotel Edinburgh Park is a stylish and contemporary four star hotel located close to Edinburgh Park train station, close to Edinburgh Airport. The standard rooms are spacious and comfortable, benefiting from an LCD TV with pay movies and internet access. Executive rooms feature additional amenities, complimentary internet access and an iPod docking station. There are also two rather luxurious suites for those looking for a bit more luxury. The hotel restaurant and bar, Elements, has a wide menu and guests can also take advantage of 24 hour room service. The hotel also has a number of meeting and conference rooms, a fitness center and a swimming pool.


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The Bridge Inn is a delightful four star hotel situated in the quiet village of Ratho, just outside the city of Edinburgh only a stone's throw from Edinburgh Airport. This welcoming B&B has four unique rooms each decorated to a high standard and benefitting from flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The restaurant serves delicious local produce, much of which is grown in the gardens, and the pub has won numerous awards. For a delightfully different dining experience you can enjoy a meal on board the barge as it cruises sedately along the Union Canal. The Bridge Inn is a great place to recharge your batteries.


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The Marriot Airport Hotel is a comfortable and convenient four star hotel situated immediately beside Edinburgh airport. The hotel comprises two hundred and forty-one rooms, ranging from standard to deluxe rooms and executive deluxe rooms, and a further four suites. There are twelve well-appointed meeting rooms and the executive deluxe rooms and suites also have access to an executive lounge. The hotel has two restaurants. The Source Grill Restaurant features local produce and is perfect for relaxed and formal dining. Chats Lounge Bar and Coffee House is located in a delightful patio area and has a menu of lighter bites and a rather good cocktail menu. The hotel also has a fitness center and a spa offering a range of treatments.


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Norton House is a four star hotel and spa on the outskirts of Edinburgh close to Edinburgh Airport. The hotel has 83 rooms and suites ranging from classic rooms through to the opulent Kingdom Suites. The decoration throughout is stylish with an emphasis on comfort and the suites are genuinely luxurious. All rooms benefit from toiletries by Gilchrist & Soames, flat screen TVs and CD/DVD players, as well as a host of extras. The hotel features four dining experiences. Ushers offers fine dining in an intimate setting, The Brasserie is less formal with a bistro style menu, and guests can also enjoy snacks and afternoon tea in the Conservatory and "elevenses" in the hotel's well equipped spa. The Spa itself comprises an eighteen meter heated swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, a sauna and steam room, a fitness gym and exercise studio.


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Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

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