Spare No Expense with Edinburgh's 10 Best Luxury Hotels

Edinburgh is a city rich in heritage and tradition, but with a vibrant and lively demeanor. When you are looking for a luxury break in the “Athens of the North” you will find your options are as varied as the many different faces of this intriguing and beguiling city.

Edinburgh’s Old Town is characterized by winding cobbled alleys and wynds, and charming medieval Gothic architecture. Nestling beneath the imposing profile of Edinburgh Castle is the quaint and romantic Witchery by the Castle. With extravagantly opulent furnishings and a host of ornate antiques this memorable hotel is both romantic and unusual.

Moving on to the classical elegance of the New Town, lovers of luxury are spoiled for choice. Why not head to The Howard to be waited on hand and foot by exceptionally professional butlers in a stylish and sumptuous Georgian Town House.  

For those looking for a truly regal experience the majestic and stately Prestonfield House. This exceptional seventeenth century manor house stands proudly in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat close to the Palace of Holyrood House. It is an essay in refined decadence which has charmed film stars and presidents.  

Go ahead; treat yourself to the hedonistic pleasures of one of Edinburgh’s top ten luxury hotels.



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



The Glasshouse is a stylish and unusual boutique hotel located at the top of Leith Walk in the heart of Edinburgh. Behind the beautiful stone façade of the Lady Glenorchy church lies a sleek modern building with huge glass walls. Splashes of...  Read More



Originally newspaper baronial offices, the Scotsman is now considered one of the more stylish hotels in Edinburgh. Food is served at the North Bridge Brasserie or guests can dine on several specialty dishes and sip on exotic wine at the...  Read More



Just two blocks from the Convention Centre, this hotel is a top choice for business travelers. However, it is ideal for tourists too, as it sits at the West end of Princes Street and offers spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle. The Caledonian...  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



Hotel Missoni is a chic and stylish boutique hotel run 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 brand. The...  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



The Howard is a study in understated elegance and luxury. The hotel occupies three beautiful Georgian town houses situated close to the center of town. The accommodation comprises of eighteen luxury rooms and suites, each uniquely decorated...  Read More



Prestonfield House is a deliciously decadent and luxurious boutique hotel situated in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, close to the center of Edinburgh. Despite its central location, this romantic seventeenth century manor house has a serene and...  Read More



The Witchery by the Castle is a decadently luxurious hotel situated immediately beside Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile. Set in a series of refurbished sixteenth century buildings, this romantic hotel has only nine suites. However,...  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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