Located just a short 10 minute car drive away from the city centre, this charming and chic four star boutique hotel is the perfect choice for tourists and business visitors. With its classy art nouveau brassiere which serves sumptuous French cuisine and a chilled bar which is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing drink before or after eating, this hotel offers its guests the very best in amenities. In addition, there is a modern business suite on site which is a good venue for all your professional needs as well as a gym. The helpful staff can organise valet, room and laundry services for you and there is also free parking available for residents.
All the stylish and well designed guest rooms are comfortable and classic featuring air conditioning, complimentary toiletries and bathrobe in the en suite bathroom, cable TV, a CD player and CD library, daily housekeeping, a flat screen LCD TV, free internet access, tea and coffee making facilities, a work station, a trouser press, a hairdryer, a mini bar, an iron and ironing board and sewing kit.
Our top picks in the local area
The Camera Obscura & World of Illustration is one of the city’s oldest visitor attractions with an amazing collection of telescopes on the roof which kids will love to spy the city through.
The Scottish Poetry Library houses collections of work by great people including some of the most romantic Scottish writers to have ever stridden the roads and streets of this great nation. Robert Burns is very well represented on the shelves and there is also the chance to pick and buy your very own favourite prose from amongst the up and coming local talent whose works are for sale.
At Edinburgh Old Town Weaving Co you can learn anything and everything about tartans and purchase a kilt in your clan tartan if you wish. The noisy looms still clack away at this fascinating mill where you can watch weavers at work.
Sheila Fleets outstanding Orcadian jewellery sparkles in the shop of the same name and is a real treat for lovers of original silver, gold and enamel pieces. The contemporary design is influenced by Scottish heritage, history and countryside.
For eating out
Number One is the place to head to for a real treat of a meal out, perhaps for a special occasion or anniversary. With imaginative locally sourced fare including some great vegetarian choices, this restaurant is always bang on the taste- we defy you to be disappointed by this Michelin starred establishment.
The Royal Oak is a tiny wee pub and is also dedicated to all things folk music. While this may not be up everyone’s street, this place is so much fun and the live music so catchy you may just find that you can’t help your foot from tapping away!