With a host of leisure facilities and within walking distance of some of the city’s most popular attractions, this 5 star Hot Rate Hotel is ideal for those looking for a weekend to remember in Edinburgh.
The property provides guests with stunning leisure facilities, including a Fitness Centre with a range of exercise equipment if you fancy a workout during your visit, or take a dip in the beautiful indoor pool. You can even treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment, and the property also has a restaurant on site to provide guests with delicious dishes from the comfort of your hotel. All bedrooms are non-smoking, and high-speed Internet access is also available for guests. For those visiting Edinburgh on business, the property has an excellent Business Centre equipped with a range of professional facilities should you need to use them during your stay.
Within walking distance of your Hot Rate Hotel is the historic Edinburgh Castle, one of the most visited attractions in Scotland and one that should not be missed. One of the main highlights is the Great Hall, completed in 1511 for King James IV – although he could only enjoy the delights of the Hall for 2 years as he was killed during a battle with King Henry VIII’s army. Other key features of the castle include the rooms of the Royal Palace itself, with lavish furnishings allowing visitors to gain an insight into the life of luxury Scottish royals lived in. Visitors can also see the Scottish crown jewels, a fabulous military museum, and a Prisons of War exhibition – providing you with a great way to spend a day learning about Scotland’s fascinating history. On site at the top of Crown Square are the castle’s famous Tea Rooms, where diners can enjoy a range of luxury teas and coffees, sandwiches, cakes and scones, and of course a spot to sit down and relax after seeing the vast amount of things to see within the Castle itself!
Situated in the south of the city centre is George Square, which was first established in 1766 and was previously a popular residential area for the richer citizens of the capital. In the 1960s the University of Edinburgh majorly redeveloped the square, and it now includes buildings such as the Main Library and the Appleton Tower. Take time to wander around the square and visit some of the institutions located here, and be sure to take some photos too.
Have a wonderful time in Edinburgh!