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Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, enchants with its historic charm, blending medieval and Georgian architecture. Wander the cobbled streets of the Old Town, visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle, and savour the city’s cultural richness during festivals. With stunning landscapes and a vibrant atmosphere, Edinburgh promises an unforgettable blend of heritage and modern allure.

Edinburgh: Top 10 Places to Stay

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Nestled between the rugged hills and the North Sea, the cityscape is dominated by the iconic Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock. Its cobbled streets wind through the medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town, creating a seamless fusion of the ancient and the modern.

The Royal Mile, a historic thoroughfare connecting the castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, is lined with charming shops, pubs, and street performers. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history by exploring the underground vaults or wandering through the National Museum of Scotland. For a panoramic view of the city, hike up Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano in Holyrood Park.

Edinburgh is renowned for its festivals, notably the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, attracting artists and performers from around the globe. Indulge in traditional Scottish cuisine at local eateries and savour a dram of Scotch whisky in atmospheric pubs. With its timeless charm and vibrant cultural scene, Edinburgh is a must-visit destination for those seeking a harmonious blend of past and present.

1. hub by Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre

Rose Street, a captivating thread in the tapestry of Edinburgh’s New Town, boasts atmospheric alleys, squares, and gardens. With a dynamic arts scene, chic boutiques, and a lively array of drinking spots, Rose Street emerges as a magnetic hub in the heart of the Scottish capital. Our hub hotel presents intelligently designed, stylishly compact rooms.

Control your room’s ambiance with touchscreen ease, revel in inviting double beds, and rejuvenate in high-spec en-suite bathrooms. Stay organized with sleek pull-out desks and ample under-bed storage. Entertainment is at your fingertips with a 40″ smart TV and seamless connectivity through super-fast, free Wi-Fi*.

Choose between two room types – Standard for a cosy retreat or Bigger for added spaciousness, ensuring a personalized and comfortable stay in this vibrant city.

Room prices from £48pn

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2. ibis budget Hotel Edinburgh Park

Situated just an 8-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport, ibis Budget Hotel Edinburgh Park is conveniently located off the City of Edinburgh Bypass and a 30-minute walk from Edinburgh Park Train Station. Opposite the hotel, the Gyle Centre Tram Stop provides easy access to Edinburgh Airport and the city centre. Enjoy complimentary WiFi throughout the ibis hotel, and find comfort in each air-conditioned room equipped with a flat-screen TV and en-suite shower.

Guests can start their day with a continental breakfast buffet and access vending machines for drinks and snacks at any time. With direct rail services to the city centre taking just 7 minutes, Edinburgh Park is well-connected. Additionally, Edinburgh Gateway rail station, offering connections to London, is a 20-minute walk away. Explore nearby attractions, with Edinburgh Zoo only an 8-minute drive and Edinburgh Castle approximately 20 minutes from the hotel.

Room prices from £45pn

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3. Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, Edinburgh

Nestled near Calton Hill, the 4-star Apex Waterloo Place hotel epitomizes opulent living in central Edinburgh. Indulge in luxury with a stylish spa, swimming pool, restaurant, and sumptuous rooms—all equipped with free WiFi. Unwind in well-appointed rooms featuring comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, spacious en-suites with a bath, walk-in shower, and Antipodes organic toiletries. Some rooms include a Nespresso Coffee machine, mini-fridge, and air conditioning. Cots and highchairs are available on request.

Treat yourself to a spa day, enjoying facilities like a swimming pool with poolside seating, sauna, and steam room. The fitness suite is perfect for working up an appetite. Elliot’s restaurant offers award-winning traditional Scottish cuisine, while the bright bar with elegant Georgian features serves fine wines and quality spirits by a grand fireplace. Located in Edinburgh’s Old Town, just off Princes Street, the hotel is 550 yards from the historic Royal Mile. A 5-minute stroll takes you to Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, and a 15-minute walk brings you to the iconic Edinburgh Castle.

Room prices from £89pn

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4. Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh

Nestled in the lively Grassmarket area, Apex Grassmarket Hotel boasts a sauna, pool, gym, award-winning restaurant, and complimentary WiFi. Just a 15-minute stroll from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle, the hotel offers leisure facilities with Technogym equipment and a swimming pool. Indulge in the seasonally rotating menus at Metro Bar & Brasserie.

Luxurious rooms feature widescreen TVs, en suite bathrooms with showers and premium toiletries, as well as tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary bottled water. The Royal Mile is 600 meters away, and the National Museum of Scotland is 550 meters from the property. Edinburgh Airport is a convenient 25-minute drive from Apex Grassmarket Hotel.

Room prices from £150pn

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5. Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Situated a brief 5-minute stroll from Grassmarket, Novotel Edinburgh Centre boasts a hot tub and swimming pool, offering spacious, contemporary rooms with LCD TVs. Princes Street is just a 10-minute walk away. Each room features a 32-inch LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, a private bathroom, minibar, and tea/coffee facilities. Guests can unwind in Novotel’s sauna or stay active in the modern fitness centre. Indulge in American dining at The Tap Kitchen & Bar, or savour seasonal Scottish dishes with the property’s “Wee Menu.” Cocktails and craft beers are also on the menu.

The Royal Lyceum Theatre is a mere 5 minutes’ walk away, and Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station is reachable in 15 minutes on foot. Holyrood Park is a 20-minute walk, and The Royal Mile is just 15 minutes away. Families with up to 2 children (under 16 years) can enjoy a complimentary stay (including breakfast) when sharing a room with adults. This includes access to video games, baby equipment, and a wholesome children’s menu. Additionally, families receive a late check-out on Sundays (until 17:00, subject to availability).

Room prices from £78pn

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6. Moxy Edinburgh Airport

Located in Ingliston, just 6.8 km from Edinburgh Zoo, Moxy Edinburgh Airport offers a 3-star stay with a fitness center, private parking, a restaurant, and a bar. This non-smoking property features a 24-hour front desk, a business centre, and complimentary WiFi. Situated 9.4 km from Murrayfield Stadium, the hotel provides convenience and comfort.

The rooms at Moxy Edinburgh Airport are equipped with a desk, flat-screen TV, and air conditioning. The private bathrooms feature showers, free toiletries, and some rooms include a seating area. Bed linen and towels are provided for guests’ convenience.

Guests can indulge in a buffet breakfast at Moxy Edinburgh Airport. The hotel is 11 km from EICC and 12 km from the National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh Airport, conveniently located just 1 km away, ensures easy access for travellers staying at Moxy Edinburgh Airport.

Room prices from £63pn

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7. Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre, Radisson Blu Hotel offers a spa/fitness centre, bar, and rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi. Waverley train station is conveniently situated just a 5-minute walk away. Each room boasts a private bathroom with free toiletries, a TV with satellite channels, and a dedicated work area. The hotel provides additional amenities such as an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, and a fully equipped fitness suite. A 24-hour front desk and business centre cater to guests’ needs.

Overlooking the Royal Mile, the Itchycoo Bar and Kitchen presents a diverse and seasonal menu, while a traditional Scottish breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant. Only a 10-minute stroll from Edinburgh Castle, Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre, is positioned 500 meters from the vibrant Princes Street. Holyrood Park and Palace are also within a convenient 10-minute walking distance.

Room prices from £153pn

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8. The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection, Edinburgh

The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection is a modern 5-star boutique hotel housed behind the historic facade of Lady Glenorchy Church. A short walk from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and York Place Tram Stop, it features a stunning 2-acre roof garden with city and Calton Hill views.

Bedrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, offering views of the terrace or city centre, with luxurious touches like a flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee maker, iPod docking station, and Highland Aromatics toiletries. The Brasserie serves breakfast against the backdrop of Calton Hill. Locally sourced sharing platters and beverages are available in the Snug Lounge or Rooftop Garden, boasting nearly 100 whiskies. Edinburgh Castle is 1 mile away, and Princes Street, Royal Mile, and nearby tram stop connecting to Edinburgh Airport are within a short walk.

Room prices from £139pn

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9.Dakota Edinburgh

Dakota Edinburgh, a modern hotel with an award-winning restaurant, is just 30 minutes from Edinburgh city and 10 minutes from the airport. Set near South Queensferry, the hotel’s bedrooms boast bold styling and luxurious details for ultimate comfort. Enjoy prime cuts at the Grill, renowned for its steak, or relax at Dakota Bar for cocktails and premium spirits. Explore the charming village high street with views of the River Forth and iconic bridges. The hotel provides easy access to Edinburgh’s city centre and offers a complimentary midweek airport transfer service, making it an ideal choice for a stylish stay on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Room prices from £84pn

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10. Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

In Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Hotel Du Vin offers uniquely styled bedrooms within a former city asylum. The hotel features a French Bistro at its heart, showcasing produce from the Lothian region. Each elegant room in this impressive building includes a Plasma TV, Egyptian linen, and a luxury private bathroom. Many rooms retain signature original features, and some offer roll-top baths.

The 4-star Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh houses the chic Bistro Du Vin, serving Berwick lamb, pork, and quality produce from local suppliers. Guests can unwind in the mezzanine bar or explore fine wines in the Laroche tasting room, while a walk-in humidor stocks an extensive range of luxury cigars. Located just 10 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh’s famous castle and a few minutes’ stroll from the shops of Princes Street, Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh offers a unique and stylish experience in the heart of the city.

Room prices from £116pn

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