This four star hotel is a great base to place yourself at to explore the fascinating city of Edinburgh. About 3 miles or a 10 minute car journey from the city centre and within walking distance of Edinburgh’s iconic zoo, this spa hotel offers its guests unbeatable facilities at very wallet friendly prices. With a gym, tranquil spa, sauna and indoor swimming pool, guests can be kick back and be pampered at the end of a long day with any one of the good value and bookable relaxation treatments. In addition, this establishment offers residents a choice of dining options, while the casual bar is the perfect place for a pre dinner drink. This hotel also remains an eternally popular venue for events and special occasions such as parties and weddings. Parking is available on site and may incur an additional charge.
All the guest rooms in this hotel boast a range of comfortable facilities that the discerning traveller has come to expect.
Our top picks in the local area
One for older kids and teenagers, the dark and spooky tour named the Coty of the Dead Tour, is sure to put the wind up the whole family! Explore the winding, cobbled and windy street safe in the knowledge that your tour guide is there to scare you witless at every available opportunity!
As one of the only cities in the world with its very own extinct volcano within its boundaries, a climb up Arthurs Seat just outside the city centre is an exhilarating and bracing walk which affords fabulous city views making it well worth the effort. A sunset walk up this hill is magnificent and very, very romantic on a long summers night.
Cadenheads Whiskey Shop is Scotland’s oldest independent bottler of single malts and for any true aficionado of the proud heritage of Scotland’s finest nectar will appreciate this place…. purely for its cultural value of course.
The Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre located in Leith is a stylish yet functional place to sop where designers and high street names are located under one roof along with a great selection of cafes and coffee shops for when a little R&R is needed.
For eating out
Michelin starred Castle Terrace is a new kid on the block in terms of Edinburgh’s fine dining scene, but boy oh boy….what an impression it has made so far. Located snugly against Edinburgh Castle, the team at this eatery have drawn together the very best local and fresh ingredients to create a menu of wonderfully balanced and delicate dishes which tantalise the taste buds. The decor, service and ambience in this place is just as superb as the food.
Unpretentious and some might say charmless, The Oxford is a must on any tour of this city, especially if you are a fan of Ian Rankin and his most famous creation Rebus. The author is sometimes spotted in here, as did his famous character in his books.