Edinburgh Budget Boutique Hotel Review – The Links Hotel

The Links Hotel is set in a charming corner of central Edinburgh, with views over the Bruntsfield Links Park (a large park area in Edinburgh, just next to the even larger Meadows area). The Links Hotel had a lot of money spent on it before it reopened in 2011. The new management team also have a wealth of experience in running hotels, and it shows. The Links Hotel is spotless and immaculately designed with cool furniture, enticing textiles and warm colours.

Read on for more information about this fab budget boutique hotel in Edinburgh and how to book.

A Stylish Bedroom At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

A Stylish Bedroom At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

The Links Hotel Is In A Leafy Corner Of Central Edinburgh

The Links Hotel Is In A Leafy Corner Of Central Edinburgh

To walk to Edinburgh Castle from The Links Hotel would take around 15 minutes without too much exertion. Alternatively jump on one of the many regular buses that pass close by the hotel and you’ll be in the city centre within 5 minutes. If you don’t fancy venturing in to the city centre there are plenty cool bars, restaurants and boutique retailers in nearby Bruntsfield, Morningside and Tollcross.

The 2 adjoining town houses which make up The Links Hotel were originally built in 1890 and the inside of the hotel reflects the sophistication of the exterior.

Contemporary Design At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

Contemporary Design At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

The Links Hotel has 22 en suite rooms (including wheelchair accessible rooms)  all of which are tastefully designed and furnished in an modern and elegant way. As well as being rather stylish the rooms are very comfy and well kitted out with the latest technology and other offerings. All rooms have a flat screen television with satellite channels, WiFi access, trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, direct dial telephone, and hairdryer. The Links Hotel offers bedrooms in a selection of styles Single, Double, Twin, Double Delux, and Family Delux rooms.

There is a modern lift to all floors. Cots are available for kids under 3 – children under 3 also stay free when using existing bedding or a travel cot.

Luxury Lounge At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

Luxury Lounge At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

Fine Dining At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Is Served At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

Breakfast is included in room rates and on offer is a full Scottish breakfast, freshly prepared for you just as you like. Lighter buffet options are also available.

The hotel’s restaurant is elegant as well as being family friendly. On the menu is a wide range of innovative and inexpensive dishes, The Slow Cooked Roast Pork Sandwiches caught my eye for lunch. Ingredients are locally sourced where possible  and everything is cooked freshly in house.

The Friendly Bar At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

The Links Bar At The Links Hotel, Edinburgh

The hotel has a busy bar that attracts people with a friendly atmosphere, a good selection of drinks, a beer garden and loads of tellys. But don’t worry, the bar’s not full of drunken rugby players, it’s very much family friendly too. Plus, there’s an extensive and chic cocktail menu on offer.

On street parking is available just outside The Links Hotel – charges do apply.

The Links Hotel is part of a family-owned and Scotland-wide chain of boutique hotels. Nick, Chris, Sam and the rest of the team who manage The Links Hotel so well, have a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and will help ensure you have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The reception is open 24/7 for any needs you may have.

The Links Hotel is ideal for guests looking for a little bit of peace and a lot of comfort just a short way from Edinburgh city centre. Business travellers, couples and families would all enjoy their stay at The Links Hotel in Edinburgh.

The Links Hotel is a perfect example of a 3-Star hotel that has got the balance just right between offering boutique accommodation and services, at appealing prices.

Ian

 

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