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Edinburgh Hotels

Edinburgh's hotels have come of age over the last two decades, particularly in the luxury category. However, there is still a wide choice of accommodation options to suit every pocket, including cheap hotels. Be warned, though, many hotels peddle substantially higher room rates for the Festival in August.

The hotels below have been classed into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over £150)
Moderate (£100 to £150)
Cheap (under £100)

The prices quoted are the rack-rates for a double room on a week-night out of high season, inclusive of tax and breakfast unless otherwise stated.


Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh

Radisson Collection Hotel occupies an enviable location on the corner of the Royal Mile and George IV Bridge. The rooms and public spaces are beautifully styled using a mixture of Missoni and other furniture and textiles. There's a small gym, spa, Italian restaurant and super stylish bar.

Address: , 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1AD
Telephone: +44 (0)131 220 6666

The Balmoral

With its distinctive clock tower, old and new Edinburgh blendsperfectly in this landmark hotel, which was once the guesthouse of Waverley railway station. The hotel has a choice of bars and restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Number One. The Balmoral Spa is highly acclaimed, with ESPA and Ytsara treatments, and there's also a fully equipped gym and a decent-sized pool.

Address: , 1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ
Telephone: +44 (0)131 556 2414

The Scotsman

This distinctive and luxurious hotel on Edinburgh's North Bridge is housed in the former offices of The Scotsman newspaper. Many of the building's original features have been retained and wooden panelling and high ceilings mingle with contemporary art and high-tech facilities. The Scotsman offers guests a shoeshine service, TV entertainment system, Wi-Fi, whiskey upon arrival, an in room telescope and GHD straighteners, as well as a complimentary newspaper.

Address: , 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR
Telephone: +44 (0)131 556 5565


Orocco Pier

The seaside suburb of South Queensferry is a convenient option for travellers who plan to combine their visit to Edinburgh with a tour of Fife or other parts of Scotland. Formerly an old coaching inn, Orocco Pier is now a classy boutique hotel located between the southern landfalls of the two Forth bridges.

Address: South Queensferry, 17 High Street, Edinburgh, EH30 9PP
Telephone: +44 (0)870 118 1664

Residence Inn by Marriott

A good option for travellers looking for the flexibility of self-catering accommodation combined with hotel service, this Marriott apartment-hotel comprises over 100 smart studios and suites spread over seven floors. Rooms are pet friendly and have microwaves, fridges, and dishwashers, alongside free Wi-Fi.

Address: , 36 Simpson Loan, Edinburgh, EH3 9GG
Telephone: +44 (0)131 229 7150

The Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel

This five-star hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the New Town, this grand looking hotel offers room at surprisingly reasonable rates. When you're dining beneath the vast crystal chandeliers, drinking in the glorious views from the Panorama bar or relaxing in one of the indulgent beds.

Address: , 19-21 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PB
Telephone: +44 (0)131 341 3745


Apex Haymarket Hotel

One of four Edinburgh hotels from the Apex chain, the Haymarket is situated a little out of the centre near Haymarket station, but is still within walking distance of the West End. Rooms are compact, yet stylish, with LCD TVs and as well as free Wi-Fi, newspaper, and local calls. Breakfast extra.

Address: , 90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5LQ
Telephone: +44 (0)131 474 3456

Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - Royal Terrace

This hotel is situated in an elegant Georgian terrace, close to the city centre and to attractions such as the Scottish Parliament and Our Dynamic Earth. Perhaps uniquely for a hotel in Edinburgh city centre, the Royal Terrace has its own beautifully landscaped gardens. It also has a small gym, sauna and indoor swimming pool.

Address: , 18 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, EH7 5AQ
Telephone: +44 (0)131 557 3222

The Alexander Guest House

Edinburgh is packed with little guesthouses offering great value, but this is one of the best. It's a bit of a walk from the city centre, but rooms are cosy, the beds are comfortable, the owners are brimming with local knowledge and the breakfasts are consistently excellent.

Address: , 35 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, EH9 2BX
Telephone: +44 (0)131 258 4028

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