Boasting a winning combination of prime location, warm hospitality and superior accommodation, this striking hotel in a fantastic central location in Edinburgh is our top pick for your stay in the city. Situated in the charming historic Old Town close to the many shops, restaurants, museums and theatres, this hotel makes the perfect base for your trip, whether the purpose is business or leisure. The famed Princes Street is just a short stroll away where you will find an abundance of boutiques, designer stores and arcades as well as many restaurants and pavement cafés.
If you’d prefer to stay on-site, the hotel offers just as much entertainment for you and your family or loved ones. The serene spa and leisure centre with indoor pool, sauna and solarium is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city and offers relaxing massages and well-being treatments. The state-of-the-art gym is the ideal place to let off some steam and keep fit in between sightseeing or business conferences. Also within the confines of the hotel there is a lavish lounge where guests can experience true luxury with champagne afternoon tea in an intimate atmosphere. The friendly staff take great care of every individual guest to ensure that you make great memories to last a lifetime during your stay at the hotel.
The number of museums and galleries in Edinburgh is endless so it may be hard to fit them all into one trip, but one that should definitely be top of the list is the National Museum of Scotland. Having been majorly upgraded and renovated in 2011, the museum is now arguably one of the best in the country. Housing an extensive collection of artefacts and relics from as far back as the primeval age up to the present day, the museum provides a fascinating and insightful look at the history of Scotland and its culture and people. There are often wonderful temporary exhibitions throughout the calendar year so it’s worth checking out before you arrive in order to buy tickets in advance. The roof garden at the top of the museum boasts stunning panoramic views over the city too.
Of course no trip to the capital is complete without a visit to the impressive Edinburgh Castle that sits overlooking the city beneath from its elevated volcanic perch. Kids and adults alike will be able to admire and appreciate the grandeur of the iconic landmark that has dominated the skyline for thousands of years. Inside the castle you can marvel at the glistening crown jewels, browse several military museums and the National War Museum, plus kids can play on the canons and run up and down the ancient turrets.