Characterful property close to the airport – 4 star – Edinburgh

An ideal choice for business and leisure travellers alike, this characterful property close to the airport offers the perfect balance of a tranquil setting with convenient access to the city centre. Situated on the western side of the capital, close to the airport, this distinctive hotel is set in its own extensive grounds for the ultimate retreat and guaranteeing a peaceful and relaxing stay. Transport links into the centre are quick and straightforward so you can explore the many tourist attractions and other places of interest at your leisure.

If you’d prefer to stay around the hotel, there’s plenty to do onsite to keep you entertained for as long as you stay. As well as the stylish restaurant and bar, the superior leisure facilities are the perfect way to pamper yourself and get some well-deserved R&R time; spend the day at the tranquil Health Club and Spa with sauna, steam room and solarium or book some treatments at the beauty salon before a special occasion. Those that want to keep active during their trip can make use of the gym, indoor swimming pool and tennis courts, before relieving tension with a calming well-being massage. Each well-appointed guest room enjoys a living area, work desk, en-suite bathroom with bathrobe and coffee and tea facilities.

Continue your pampering outside of the hotel in Portobello, at the Turkish baths. These baths are some of the very few remaining originals from the Victorian times and are a beautiful setting for further relaxation and downtime. The stunning tiles in elaborate designs are authentic features to the baths and make the experience that extra bit special. Each of the various pools of water are meant to do something specific to the body to increase circulation and nourish the skin, from the laconium bath (hottest) to the icy plunge pool.

Get closer to nature and appreciate the trace of lush greenery amongst urban life at the Botanics, a public garden with rare plant species and exquisite flowerbeds. The gardens provide a haven away from the bustling centre and during the colder months, the glasshouses offer shelter from the harsh elements. Inside these cutting-edge 20th century greenhouses, the air is similar to that in the steamy tropics so you can experience a taste of the exotic right on your doorstep. One of the greenhouses dates back to 1834, known as the Victorian Palm House, and showcases elegant architectural design of the period.