Edinburgh attracts people from across the globe who are looking for a bit of luxury in their lives. Edinburgh has the the finest whisky, the most amazing local ingredients, award-winning restaurants, stunning architecture, unique shopping, wonderful landscapes, ancient traditions, and a fascinating history that makes it ideal for the luxury traveller.
Edinburgh also has some of the best accommodation on offer anywhere, with its hotels and apartments being the envy of the world. Below we bring you our favourite 5-Star Accommodation In Edinburgh City Centre.
Hotel Missoni – a design orientated and stylish hotel right on the Royal Mile. Don’t feel intimidated by the look of the hotel, the staff are friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel’s restaurant will treat you to amazing Italian cuisine using the best of local produce where possible. The wine list is a pleasure to read and sample.
The Balmoral – the grand-daddy of them all. The iconic Balmoral Hotel with its sweeping staircases and marble pillars is perfect for old-school luxury. And you only need to pop downstairs to enjoy a Michelin-starred restaurant.
The Scotsman – an iconic and baronial style hotel overlooking Edinburgh. This is where The Scotsman newspaper was once written, edited and published. The decor is warm, bold and inviting. There’s also a private cinema to enjoy.
The Glasshouse – a boutique hotel in the East End of Edinburgh. Very stylish with fantastic views from the rooftop gardens of Calton Hill.
The Howard – a very traditional styled hotel, with a team of butlers, four-post beds and drawing rooms to relax in. There are only 18 luxury rooms and suites to choose from so book early.
The Knight Residence – The Knight Residence is something of an Edinburgh institution. They have been making guests welcome here for many years. However, the apartments are very modern and stylish, and kitted out with everything you need for your luxury stay in Edinburgh.
Fraser Suites – a sumptuous boutique hotel, boasting 75 luxurious and contemporary rooms located just off the Royal Mile. The property boasts superb views across Princes Street Gardens and features bespoke art commissioned from the Edinburgh College of Art.
The Caledonian Hilton – soon to become a Waldorf Astoria, the Caledonian Hilton is in the process of having a face lift. In the mean time, you can still enjoy the height of luxury in each of the hotel’s 254 rooms. This is where Sean Connery often stays whilst in his home town.
Nira Caledonia – is a magnificent Georgian townhouse with 28 unique suites in various different styles. Stay here and you will experience elegance, comfort and excellent service. Some rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, other rooms are smaller and intimate, yet stylish and functional.
21212 – this award-winning restaurant offers the finest in dining experiences. The restaurant also has four beautifully appointed large bedrooms, with dedicated lounge areas.
Each bedroom’s decor is different in theme and style. Eat and and stay in 5-star surroundings.
The Chester Residence – an über-elegant Georgian townhouse in the West End of Edinburgh, winner of the “5 star Award” at the Scottish Hotel of the year Awards 2010, and top rated hotel on Tripadvisor. Each of the 23 individually designed suites offer the ultimate in luxury, supported by award-winning service.