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5 star boutique hotel at home in one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings

hotel doorWhen you book yourself into this hotel, you know you are in for a treat.  Built in 1905, this magnificent and majestic grade listed building is as impressive as the 69 individually styled, classic and boutique guest rooms inside it.  From the sweeping, marble staircase to the magnificent wood panelled bar and brassiere, this hotel is bound to impress whether for business or pleasure.

No attention to detail has been spared, and several of the guest rooms and suites feature marble en suite bathrooms and stunning city vistas seen through wide bay windows. The well designed rooms all feature the creature comforts the discerning traveller has come to expect with an establishment of this calibre, and the friendly, professional staff are happy to provide you with a complimentary newspaper for you to enjoy with your full Scottish breakfast.

Interestingly, this hotel also houses a private and leather seated screening cinema room, which can be hired for private occasions from family parties to corporate product launches.  The lower ground floor is home to the state of the art gym and swimming pool.  Other more relaxing pursuits can be enjoyed here too, from a steam and sauna to massage or a full day’s treatment, all is on offer.

This hotel is well connected, being a short hop to Edinburgh Waverley train station and Edinburgh International Airport approximately a 15 minute car or taxi ride away.

In the local area

The location of this great hotel is so convenient for many of Edinburgh’s top attractions.  If you are lucky enough to stay here at either New Year (Hogmanay) or in the summer months for one of the numerous festivals for which Edinburgh is so famous then a stay here will place you in the thick of the action!

The street location for the legendary Hogmanay celebrations is a mere 5 minute walk away with the rest of the year’s festivals radiating around from the general location of this hotel. Perhaps the most famous of these festivals are the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which both take place in August.  The Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, with performers and artists visiting the city from all over the world.   The collection of street theatre and entertainment dotted around the cobbled lanes continue to enthral and enrapture audiences every year, while the Military Tattoo is a spectacular triumph to the testament of military precision and dedication and is televised to over 100 countries worldwide.  The finale to this breathtaking display takes place in the arms of Edinburgh’s majestic castle and tickets are hot property for this night.

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