The Edinburgh International Book Festival is held every August. The main centre of activities is Charlotte Square in the New Town. If you love to read books then this is the event for you.
The most popular part of the festival is the author debates and issue discussions. Big names from literature are invited along to discuss their books and related topics. It’s worth coming to the festival to soak up some of the debates that are raging. It’s free to get in to the festival site but you will have to buy tickets for the debates and discussions. You can buy tickets here but be quick as they sell out in no time.
In this Blog I show you some of the Hotels Near The Edinburgh International Book Festival
The George Hotel is a stylish and iconic hotel on George Street in the New Town of Edinburgh. It was voted Best Hotel in Edinburgh at the Scottish Hotel Awards in 2009. It’s very well positioned for the EIBF, for pre-festival shopping and post-festival entertainment.
The Roxburghe is on Charlotte Square and a book’s throw away from the EIBF action. The hotel is wonderfully luxurious and has a fantastic spa.
Hudson Hotel is a lively and hip place to stay. Although the eighteenth century building still retains many of its period features, the Hudson has managed to blend the historical with cutting edge design in a seamless fashion. The public spaces are reminiscent of a New York loft apartment with a glimpse of Edinburgh’s new cosmopolitan personality.
The Rutland is aimed at the cool crowd. Rooms are modern and luxurious. The hotel’s bar, restaurant and nightclub are excellent places to hang out, read, watch and be watched.
Stewart Apartments are a new offering from the excellent Fountain Court Apartments. These 31 boutique style serviced apartments are located over 3 floors with lift access to all. Each apartment provides an open plan living room and fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine.
The Bonham is as boutique as boutique can be. The hotel is classically timeless and over looks tree-lined gardens, in Edinburgh’s West End. Rooms are individually decorated in rich bold colours with huge comfortable beds, and large bright airy windows.