Fantastic Hotels for an Unforgettable Stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a hugely popular tourist destination and so the competition in the hotel industry is fierce, which means that you can expect something special. Many of the hotels on our list also offer fine dining experiences and lively bars that are well worth a visit. During busy periods such as the Festival in the summer or Hogmanay in the winter you’ll find accommodation in short supply so always book early to avoid disappointment.

If you really want to immerse yourself in the history of Edinburgh and spoil yourself with the finest luxury and service, head for The Witchery, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. Its unique suites offer a truly opulent experience that you won’t soon forget.

We also have mid-range hotels on the list that offer comfort and convenience at reasonable prices. The welcoming Edinburgh Thistle Hotel is a great option for families or travelers seeking a bit of peace and quiet without heading too far out of the city center.

The style conscious should head for G & V Hotel on George IV Bridge. Designed by Rosita Missoni it is stylish, comfortable and welcoming. The hotel bar is a great favorite with fashionistas, and their restaurant serves some of the best Italian food in the capital.

Whether you are looking to push the boat out, or watching your pennies, we are sure you will find something to your taste on our list of the top ten Edinburgh hotels.



It may not look much from the outside but the Edinburgh Central Hostel is one of the best value accommodation options in the city. It is also really well-situated near the top of Leith Walk, which makes it easy to get anywhere in the city by...  Read More



Dunstane House is a nineteenth century private residence in Edinburgh's stylish West End which has been tastefully adapted into a beautiful and luxurious hotel. Designed by renowned Edinburgh architect William Playfair in 1852, it still has the...  Read More



The Thistle Hotel is a small, friendly establishment close to Haymarket station at the west end of the New Town. It is a short walk from the city centre. Originally a Georgian town house the hotel offers some attractive period features. It is a...  Read More



This charming three-star hotel in Edinburgh is nestled on the main street in the city with panoramic views of the Princes Street Gardens. This central location is perfect for sightseers since Edinburgh Castle, the Scott Monument, and other Old...  Read More



The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is conveniently located near the city's major tourist hot spots. Just a few steps outside the doors you will find yourself in Edinburgh's financial and shopping districts. The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa...  Read More



Le Monde is one of the premier boutique hotels in Edinburgh. Its popularity and reputation continues to grow. It was the winner of Scottish Boutique Hotel of the Year 2009 and winner of the Scottish Hotel Design Award 2006. It is located in the...  Read More



These impressively appointed town house apartments offer a range of serviced accommodation options. If you are seeking a luxurious home away from home then look no further. The Chester Residence is located in Rothesay Place, a short walk from...  Read More



G & V Hotel is a chic and stylish boutique hotel designed by Rosita Missoni of the famous Italian fashion house. It is perhaps then no surprise that it is unconventional and exuberant with bold geometric designs, a feature of the Missoni...  Read More



Sitting proudly at the east end of Princes Street the Balmoral Hotel, with its distinctive clock tower, is a local landmark. It could not be more central and it's the first thing you see upon emerging from Waverley Station. Most of Edinburgh's...  Read More



If you insist on the very best and you want to really immerse yourself in the rich history of Edinburgh then The Witchery cannot be beat. The range of suites is astounding and they each offer sumptuous accommodation in a darkly gothic style that...  Read More


Meet Simon Hill

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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