Creative contemporary hotel overlooking the castle – 4 star – Edinburgh

Treat yourself to a unique and charming stay in Scotland’s capital city when you stay at this 4 star independent Top Secret Hotel. This creative contemporary hotel overlooking the castle is nestled in the heart of the quaint Old Town, and overlooks the iconic Edinburgh Castle, guaranteeing a memorable stay in the remarkable city of Edinburgh. Creative design is at the forefront of everything the property does and the results are both stunning and original, whilst also maintaining an atmosphere that is comfortable and welcoming. The guest rooms are individually designed to the highest standards with deluxe furnishings and fitted with all the necessary home comforts such as a television, telephone, work desk, refrigerator and coffee and tea facilities. The hotel boasts two dining options; the inviting restaurant with a fine-dining menu and the brasserie, for more informal occasions such as a light lunch or afternoon snack. The onsite leisure facilities are first-class and ensure that the guests have the opportunity to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day, either at the fitness centre or in the indoor swimming pool.

There’s so much to do and squeeze in to your trip in the capital so ease yourself in with a leisurely stroll through the nearby Princes Street Gardens that separates the Old Town from the New Town. The Castle continues to cast a shadow over you as you amble through the pristine lawns, striking monuments and dazzling flower displays. During the warmer months, the Gardens act as a popular destination for locals and visitors alike who wish to enjoy the sunshine in a tranquil and beautiful environment.

If you feel like fitting in a spot of retail therapy during your trip, head to Jenners for a one-stop destination for all your shopping requirements. The historic department store was built in 1838 and still occupies the same corner building opposite the Scott Monument in the heart of the city. Each floor is filled with exclusive brands and labels to please even the most discerning shopper.

At the end of a busy day let you hair down at any one of the swanky bars dotted along the prestigious George Street. The spacious avenue is the site of some of the most high-class and fashionable nightspots in the country and where all the rich and famous head for a good time. Some of the best expertly created cocktails and creatively designed bars can be found in Tigerlily, Opal Lounge, Tempus, and Le Monde.