Luxury close to the Royal Mile & Edinburgh castle – 4 star – Edinburgh

Experience true luxury close to the Royal Mile & Edinburgh castle! Providing guests with a tranquil haven away from the bustling tourist hotspots, this elegant and deluxe Top Secret Hotel is a welcome break in a vibrant capital city. This 4 star property is situated just a few minutes from the Royal Mile, the main thoroughfare of the historic Old Town, either end of which sit two of the most iconic landmarks; the Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. From here you can easily reach many of the major tourist attractions, fine-dining options, theatres, museums and galleries. The public transport links in the area are also efficient and straightforward to use so you can arrive at any necessary destination in no time at all.

The hotel itself is beautifully presented, with glamorous furnishings and luxury details, as well as convenient facilities to meet all your holiday needs; 24 hour security, WiFi, airport transfers, luggage room and dry cleaning. At the end of each day you can retire to and relax in the lavishly styled guest rooms with kitchenette and dining area, en-suite bathroom, MP3 and DVD players, living area and work desk. If you’re travelling on business the hotel conveniently offers photocopying and internet services, and when you’re not in meetings you can keep active at the first-class fitness centre on-site.

Art enthusiasts will love the abundance of galleries and exhibitions throughout the city, most of whose entrance is free of charge, displaying works from the artists such as Da Vinci to Moore. The first stop on your artistic tour should be the National Galleries of Scotland, situated at the foot of The Mound and nearby to Jenners Department Store. The NGS is comprised of several buildings, two of which were designed by the celebrated William Henry Playfair in neo-classical style: the National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy. The other buildings are the Dean Gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art and National Portrait Gallery, and together they hold a notable collection of works by Raphael, Vermeer, Monet, Degas and Turner, amongst many others.

Before heading back to your hotel room at the end of the day, why not experience first-hand the legendary Edinburgh nightlife scene? There is something to suit every taste and budget and many of the best spots are within a small, concentrated area in the centre. The Stand is Scotland’s most renowned comedy club and puts on sessions 7 nights a week so you can pick and choose which upcoming star or established comedian you go to watch.