Edinburgh is a grand old city, full of stunning architecture, influential history, and original culture, drawing people to the city from across the globe. What better way to enjoy these wonderful attractions than to base yourself in a luxurious 5-star hotel in the heart of the city.
Today we bring you Four Of The Most Luxurious & Iconic Hotels in Edinburgh for you to enjoy.
- The Balmoral – As you walk up Waverley Steps from Waverley train station, you can not fail to miss The Balmoral Hotel, at 1 Princes Street. As you walk around the city for the next few days your eyes will continue to be drawn back to The Balmoral. Hotels don’t get more iconic, or luxurious, than this. The Balmoral has been beautifully refurbished and individually designed by Olga Polizzi. The 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms have magnificent views of the city or the hotel’s internal courtyard. Feel like the Laird of Edinburgh by staying here.
- Hotel Missoni – If you like your luxuries in a modern and stylish environment then Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh is for you. The hotel has only been in the Old Town for a handful of years but it’s already iconic, with its Missoni styled rooms, restaurant and bar. But don’t worry, all this style and elegance comes with friendly and impeccable service. The hotel offers 136 rooms and suites, some of which enjoy views over the Royal Mile. Hotel Missoni has to be seen to be believed, and enjoyed.
- The Howard – If you book a suite or room in The Howard, you may be slightly disappointed that there’s no tea or coffee making facilities in the room. A little odd for a 5-star hotel! However, don’t worry, just call one of the Dedicated Butlers to bring you an afternoon tea, or to unpack your bags, or to run your bath. Hotels don’t come more discreet than The Howard. There are only 18 rooms, in this Georgian haven, so book early. When you do stay it won’t take you long to realise why it was recently voted one of the top 25 city hotels in the world by Tripadvisor.
- The Scotsman – The Scotsman Hotel was once the offices of The Scotsman Newspaper, and the thumping heart of the city. Today, activities in the hotel are calmer, but still very professional. The Scotsman has many of the original features that made the building one of the city’s iconic landmarks. Wood panelled rooms and romantic turrets remind you of years gone by. The Marble staircase, now in the centre of the hotel remains majestic with its stained glass windows. With 56 rooms and 12 suites the hotel has very much retained its originality and quirky features.