Must-see hotels in Edinburgh

  • Prestonfield

    Holyrood & Arthur’s Seat

    If the blond wood and brushed steel of modern boutique hotels leave you cold, then this is the place for you. A 17th-century mansion set in 8 hectares of…

  • Dunstane Houses

    Edinburgh

    Dunstane House and its companion, Hampton House, are large Victorian villas dating from the 1860s but totally refurbished in 2017. Gorgeous modern styling…

  • Sheridan Guest House

    Leith

    Flowerpots filled with colourful blooms line the steps of this little haven hidden away north of the New Town. The eight bedrooms (all en suite) blend…

  • Two Hillside Crescent

    New Town

    Five spacious and individually decorated bedrooms grace this gorgeous Georgian town house – it's worth splashing out for the 'superior' room with twin…

  • Principal

    New Town

    Arriving in this modern makeover of a classic Georgian New Town establishment (formerly the Roxburghe Hotel) feels like being welcomed into a country…

  • Pilrig House

    Leith

    Pilrig is a gorgeous 17th-century town house that was once home to Robert Louis Stevenson's grandfather (it gets a mention in his novel Kidnapped). Set at…

  • Southside Guest House

    Edinburgh

    Though set in a typical Victorian terrace, the Southside transcends the traditional guesthouse category and feels more like a modern boutique hotel. Its…

  • B+B Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    Built in 1883 as a grand home for the proprietor of the Scotsman newspaper, this Victorian extravaganza of carved oak, parquet floors, stained glass and…

  • 14 Hart Street

    New Town

    Centrally located and child friendly, 14 Hart Street is steeped in Georgian elegance and old Edinburgh charm. Run by a retired couple, the B&B has three…

  • 94DR

    Edinburgh

    This peaceful and elegant guesthouse is a sensitively restored Victorian town house with six individually designed bedrooms with views towards either…

  • 2 Cambridge Street

    Edinburgh

    This ground-floor apartment is closer to a curiosity shop than a B&B, filled with art installations and vintage finds – a line of old theatre seats is…

  • Balmoral Hotel

    New Town

    The sumptuous Balmoral – a prominent landmark at the eastern end of Princes St – offers some of the best accommodation in Edinburgh, including suites with…

  • Knight Residence

    Edinburgh

    Works by contemporary artists adorn these modern studio, and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments (available by the night; the three-bedroom options…

  • Albyn Townhouse

    Edinburgh

    Set in a refurbished Victorian town house tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the fashionable Bruntsfield district, this B&B is a real home…

  • Gerald's Place

    New Town

    Gerald is an unfailingly charming and helpful host, and his lovely Georgian garden flat (just two guest bedrooms, each with a private bathroom) has a…

  • Bonham Hotel

    Edinburgh

    The Bonham manages a successful fusion of Victorian interiors with bold, modern colours and contemporary design. Cool, crisp bedlinen, luxury bathrooms…

  • Millers 64

    Leith

    Luxury textiles, colourful cushions, stylish bathrooms and fresh flowers added to a warm Edinburgh welcome make this Victorian town house a highly…

  • Ten Hill Place

    Edinburgh

    This attractive modern hotel offers good-value accommodation close to the city centre. The standard bedrooms are comfortable and stylish, with a sober but…

  • Sandaig Guest House

    Leith

    From the welcoming glass of sherry to the cheerful goodbye wave, the owner of the Sandaig knows a thing or two about hospitality. Numerous details make…

  • Haystack Hostel

    New Town

    The recently refurbished Haystack is a small, clean and relatively quiet hostel, with solid pine bunks and comfy new mattresses in 12-, nine- and three…

  • Edinburgh Central SYHA

    Leith

    This modern, purpose-built hostel, off Leith Walk about a half-mile north of Waverley train station, is a big (300-bed), flashy, five-star establishment…

  • Argyle Backpackers

    Edinburgh

    The Argyle, spread across three adjacent terrace houses, is a quiet and relaxed hostel offering triple, double and twin rooms as well as four- to six-bed…

  • No 45

    Edinburgh

    A peaceful setting, a large garden and friendly owners contribute to the appeal of this Victorian terrace house, which overlooks the local bowling green…

  • Code - The Loft

    New Town

    This upmarket hostel, bang in the middle of the New Town, combines cute designer decor with innovative sleeping pods that offer more privacy than bunks …

  • Angels Share Hotel

    New Town

    You'll be right in the middle of the New Town action at this small but buzzing hotel, with Princes St shops and George St cocktail bars just a short…

  • Tigerlily

    New Town

    Georgian meets gorgeous at this glamorous, glittering boutique hotel (complete with its own nightclub) decked out in mirror mosaics, beaded curtains,…

  • Ramsay's B&B

    New Town

    The four bright and fresh bedrooms in this tastefully decorated Georgian town house make a great base for exploring the New Town, with the vibrant bar and…

  • Dene Guest House

    Edinburgh

    The great-value Dene is a friendly and informal place, set in a charming Georgian town house, with a welcoming owner and spacious bedrooms. The…

  • Frederick House Hotel

    New Town

    This well-positioned, good-value hotel has roomy double beds and large baths for soaking away the day's walking aches. It's also one of the few options in…

  • Glasshouse

    New Town

    A palace of cutting-edge design perched atop the Omni Centre at the foot of Calton Hill, and entered through the preserved facade of a 19th-century church…

  • Sherwood Guest House

    Edinburgh

    One of the most attractive guesthouses on Minto St's B&B strip, the Sherwood is a refurbished Georgian terrace house decked out with hanging baskets and…

  • Balmoral Guest House

    Leith

    The deservedly popular Balmoral is set in an elegant, flower-bedecked Victorian terrace house dating from 1856. The owners have a good eye for antiques …

  • Broughton Townhouse

    New Town

    This five-bedroom Georgian guesthouse combines great value with a great location, on a relatively quiet street a few minutes' walk from the restaurants…

  • Mortonhall Caravan Park

    Edinburgh

    Located in attractive parkland 5 miles southeast of the centre, Mortonhall has an on-site shop, bar and restaurant. Take bus 11 from Princes St (westbound…

  • Salisbury Hotel

    Edinburgh

    A large (18 rooms), boutique-style guesthouse set in a quiet, comfortable Georgian villa with a large garden, the Salisbury also has its own cafe.

  • Belford Hostel

    Edinburgh

    An unusual hostel housed in a converted church. Although some have complained about noise – there are only thin partitions between dorms, and no ceilings …

  • The Hostel

    Edinburgh

    Describing itself as Edinburgh’s most stylish and funky hostel, the Hostel is located right opposite Haymarket station, and offers female-only as well as…

  • Pollock Halls of Residence

    Holyrood & Arthur’s Seat

    This modern student complex belonging to the University of Edinburgh has 2000 rooms (500 with en suite bathroom). It's busy and often noisy, but it's…

  • Amaryllis Guest House

    Edinburgh

    The Amaryllis, a cute little Georgian town house on a quiet backstreet, has five bedrooms; some are a little cramped, but there's a more spacious family…

  • Menzies Guest House

    Edinburgh

    A pretty average guesthouse with seven high-ceilinged Victorian rooms spread over three floors, and vegetarian-only breakfasts (but no eggs!). The family…

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