Edinburgh Insider’s Accommodation Gems

Edinburgh is the base for the TLE headquarters and we just love the vibrancy that the city has to offer. It is packed year round with tourists eager to explore this centuries old capital city. The city is blessed with everything a tourist seeking that luxury touch could desire. We have not one, but five Michelin starred restaurants; more than any UK city outside London and great luxury retailers line the streets of Edinburgh’s Georgian new town.

Being a tourist hotspot Edinburgh also has a very healthy number of luxury accommodation options. So many in fact that you are spoilt for choice. To make things easier for you we have created this list of our favourite luxury accommodation options in our fair city.

Old Town Chambers

Despite the name, the Old Town Chambers is actually one of the cities newest five star hot spots. Hidden away on Roxburgh Court, just off the Royal Mile, these serviced apartments cleverly blend into the surrounding historical skyline.

The luxury apartments present high end modern Scottish interiors and boast spectacular views of the city – and with the floor to ceiling windows and balconies means you can take it in from almost every angle of the space. All apartments are kitted out with the latest technology and bespoke furniture has been designed by local talent.

Conveniently located, The Old Chambers, is the perfect base to step back in time or enjoy modern city living. You can read more about the Old Town Chambers in our latest write up.

Old Town Chambers - Best Hotels in Edinburgh

VieAmhor Hillside Townhouse

For larger groups, special trips to the city or a getaway that doesn’t include an anonymous hotel stay, then VieAmhor’s Hillside Townhouse is the perfect destination in Edinburgh.

A short walk from Princess Street, this incredible town house has seven bedrooms, two with ensuite, four bathrooms, a sitting room and a grand dining room that highlights an enormous dining table.

If you are traveling with friends and family and want to live by the VieAmhor motto of ‘living like a local’ but in one of the best parts of Edinburgh then this private, exclusive townhouse is the place to do just that.

VieAmhor Hillside Townhouse - Luxury Hotels in Edinburgh

Nira Caledonia

Appealing to a crowd that appreciates unique furnishings and a cozy atmosphere with superb service, the Nira Caledonia manages to seamlessly blend the three together.

From the exterior, the hotel looks like a set of classic, large Scottish terrace townhouses, but inside it is bursting with personalised touches that reflect the location and the local style.

Located a ten minute walk from George Street and Princess street and a two minute walk from Stockbridge this is the perfect location for a shopping or relaxing weekend break. If you do stay in the Nira then make sure you upgrade to one of their Jacuzzi suites so you can unwind properly after a day’s sightseeing.

Nira Caledonia - Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh

No.11 Brunswick Street

Located in a beautifully refurbished Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh’s theatre district, No. 11 Brunswick Street is the ultimate place for those who want to step back in time and experience all the history and heritage that Edinburgh has to offer.

Touches like roll top baths and four poster beds in the suites add complete luxury to this classic building. There are only 10 rooms available, which means that every guests gets personalised attention from the welcoming and attentive staff at the hotel.

No.11 Brunswick Street - Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh

Twelve Picardy Place

Deemed the most stylish hotel in Edinburgh in the 2013 Scottish Hotel of the Year Awards, Twelve Picardy Place has a fascinating history and an appealing present.

As the birthplace of Sir Conan Doyle, the townhouse hotel has certainly made its mark on the heritage of the city.

Today, it boasts a central location, an onsite steak restaurant and bar and 10 state of the art rooms bursting with updated electronics and luxurious touches at every turn. You can read more about this unique building in our Spotlight feature.

Twelve Picardy Place - Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh

The Bonham

With a location right in the cities Georgian West End, it is easy to see the appeal of The Bonham, a boutique hotel with incredible style.

Utilising art, photography and textiles from Edinburgh, The Bonham manages to embrace Scottish culture in a thoroughly modern way. Rooms are unique and created so that no two are the same, and there are incredible dining, tea and bar options right in the hotel.

The Bonham - Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh

These are our five favourite luxury hotels to hang out in while visiting the Scottish Capital. Let us know if you’ve stayed in any or if you have any other favourites.

Brought to you by Ross and Chrystal who run theluxuryeditor.com an Edinburgh based luxury travel blog.

Ross Fraser

Originally from Glasgow, but calls Edinburgh HQ, Ross’ background in the travel sector stretches ten years, having forged a successful career in the travel marketing industry. Working with some of the biggest names in the luxury travel market he has developed online marketing strategies for the best of the best. An avid traveler he always has itchy feet and those feet have taken him across the world in a quest to keep on discovering what is out there. If he isn’t in Europe he is most likely in Asia, which has become a second home, with Hong Kong and Bangkok being his favorite places to hang out.

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