Edinburgh Boutique Hotel Review – The Parliament House Hotel

The Parliament House Hotel is a 3-Start hotel tucked just a little way from Princes Street, the main street in Edinburgh. The building has been here for a very long time – it’s half Georgian and half Jacobean. Sitting on a cobbled street, the hotel is wonderfully romantic inside and out. Read on for more info on the exquisite and affordable Parliament House Hotel in Edinburgh.

The Parliament House Hotel in Edinburgh city centre

The Parliament House Hotel in Edinburgh city centre

The Parliament House Hotel is only 200m from Edinburgh Waverley train station and Princes Street which makes it perfectly located. Once you find the hotel (it is tucked away in front of Calton Hill, which is half its charm), you step in to a warm reception and lounge area. I was greeted with a warm smile and friendly ‘good afternoon’ by the woman at reception.

Welcome To The Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh

Welcome To The Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh

There is an old 19th century lift in the hotel but have no fear, it’s been converted into a cosy nook to sit in – very quaint. The modern lift is just around the corner.

Bedrooms are modern, plush, and well decked out. There’s an ipod docking station, big flat screen television and natty reading lights at the side of the bed. All rooms have a bright en suite bathroom with a shower over the bath. The towels are fluffy and the toiletries exemplary.

Free WiFi is available through out the hotel. Each stylish room includes a TV, hairdryer and a minibar.

A Double Bedroom In The Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh

A Double Bedroom In The Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh

The Parliament House Hotel is certainly a top-end 3-Star boutique hotel – the rooms are gorgeous, the staff are attentive, the decor is welcoming and it even has its own innovative bistro. MP’s Bistro offers a full traditional cooked Scottish breakfast each morning, as well as plenty of lighter options. The bistro is also open for lunch and dinner, and offers a wide variety of dishes at value-for-money prices.

After dinner you won’t have to walk for to catch a show or do some late night luxury shopping on George Street. Finish off your evening by relaxing in the comfortable wing-back chairs in the lounge bar. And just pray it’s cold outside so the hotel can put on the roaring open fire.

If your stay in Edinburgh doesn’t require a hotel with a swimming pool or a full-service bar then you should seriously consider staying at the most convivial Parliament House Hotel.

The Suite In The Parliament House Hotels, Edinburgh - with panoramic views of the Firth of Forth, Arthurs Seat and Calton Hill.

The Suite In The Parliament House Hotels, Edinburgh - with panoramic views of the Firth of Forth, Arthurs Seat and Calton Hill.

TIP: The hotel does have one enormous suite with views in 3 directions over Edinburgh city. If you feel like treating yourself to a lot more space (at not much more money) enquire about the suite.


I’d recommend the The Parliament House Hotel for romantic couples, people who enjoy shopping and theatre, and for corporate travellers looking for a well located and stylish room.

Relax In The Parliament House Hotel Lounge

Relax In The Parliament House Hotel Lounge

The Parliament House Hotel does have a mysterious side though. Ex-staff talk of mysterious goings on in the hotel (particularly just after closing time at hotel bar!), with ghostly figures half-seen in one room next to the graveyard. I’m delighted to see that the ghosts in Edinburgh have wonderful taste. If I were doomed to eternal damnation, this is exactly the kind of comfort and luxury I’d be after.

Check out The Parliament House Hotel in Edinburgh, one of the best value-for-money and elegant hotels anywhere in town.


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