My top 5 Edinburgh Hotels

When it comes to stylish places to stay, Edinburgh has a number of fascinating options to choose from. Whether you prefer the theatricality of an original eatery with rooms or the opulence of a fashionable hotel (complete with bags of swag!), it is guaranteed that you will find the perfect accommodations in this bustling and lively city. Here, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favorite boutique Edinburgh hotels to stop in!
Prestonfield is, without a doubt, the most opulent hotel in Edinburgh. In centuries past, it served as a residence to the Lord Provosts of Edinburgh, and it has one of the quirkiest claims to fame in the city. It is the site where Alexander Dick first introduced rhubarb to Scotland, hence the hotel’s restaurant name. The hotel features five suites and eighteen rooms that ooze indulgence and sensuality. Even though it’s located just 5 minutes form the city centre, it maintains the feel of a country estate.
The Witchery
If you are tired of the blandness often found in most boutique hotels, then The Witchery is the solution to your dilemma. It has set the mark for the hedonistic style and extravagance. Each of its suites maintains a theatrical feel. Picture antique four poster beds, miles of heavy brocade, wood panelling, and baroque splendour.
One Royal Circus
This boutique style bed and breakfast feels like a grand, opulent home, rather than a hotel. It features a library that is dominated by a blue oversized pool table. Floor to ceiling windows, parquet flooring, golden gilt mirrors, baby grand pianos, and roaring fires are just a few of the hotel’s hallmarks. Each of the 5 rooms of this hotel feature sweeping views of the Royal Circus Gardens, hence where its name comes from. From free Internet service to French bed linens, you will be staying in the lap of luxury.
The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse is one of the more unusual boutique hotels Edinburgh has to offer. Although it does have a dining room that serves breakfast, there is no restaurant or bar. However, 24 hour room service is available. The hotel boasts 66 rooms that are the epitome of modern design, with floor to ceiling glass windows, minimalist furniture, and high thread count bedding. The hotel offers stunning views of the city, and each suite comes equipped with a free decanter of high end whiskey, just in case you would like a nightcap.
Finally, 21212 resides in a converted four story, Georgian town home. Originally designed to be just a restaurant, it now offers four suites. Each suite has its own private dining space. Of course, the main attraction is the restaurant, but guests adore the fact that they can dine on a sumptuous, five course meal (complete with drinks) and simply stumble up the sweeping staircase to their room. Contemporary design is the hallmark of this hotel’s façade, and you will be able to revel in the lap of luxury