Luxury hotels in Edinburgh
If you’re lucky enough to be going to Edinburgh and want to do it in style, the Scottish capital has a wide range of good quality hotels to choose from. And when it comes to luxury hotels in Edinburgh, two five-star establishments immediately spring to mind!
The Balmoral Hotel – This five-star hotel’s magnificent clock tower is an instantly recognisable landmark on Princes Street, the Scottish capital’s main thoroughfare. The historic building’s interior is both contemporary and comfortable, featuring 188 sumptuous suites and elegant rooms. The hotel offers fine dining of the highest order, with chef Jeff Bland’s Michelin-starred restaurant. For more casual dining, there is Hadrian’s, while the Palm Court is the place to head for a traditional afternoon tea or class of champagne. The Balmoral’s award winning spa has five treatment rooms, a 15 metre pool, sauna and steam room. Bookings can be made at thebalmoralhotel.com.
The Scotsman Hotel – As the name might suggest, this striking, five-star hotel on North Bridge was once home to The Scotsman newspaper. It offers spectacular views over Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. After producing Scotland’s national paper for almost 100 years, the building was converted in 2001 into one of the top luxury hotels in Edinburgh, but the marble staircase and oak panels remain. The hotel has 69 rooms and suites, and guests can dine in the North Bridge Bar and Brasserie or relax in the health club and spa which boasts a tropicarium, steel swimming pool and treatment rooms. Of course, all guests receive a complimentary copy of The Scotsman newspaper! Rooms can be booked online at thescotsmanhotel.co.uk.