Top Ten Hotels in Edinburgh

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As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh brings lures in tens of thousands of tourists every year. Edinburgh is a city full of historical monuments as the Old and New Towns are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, the city is also a perfect destination for literary enthusiasts as it has inspired many great authors, including Irvine Welsh, Ian Rankin, and J.K. Rowling. To have an enjoyable holiday in Edinburgh, tourists will need to make accommodation arrangements well in advance. Here are ten most popular hotels in Edinburgh:

The George Hotel
This hotel is voted The Best Hotel in 2009. It is conveniently located near the Edinburgh International Airport, the cultural district, and the shopping area of the city. Its location, impeccable style, and professional service means that it’s a firm favourite throughout the year.

The Balmoral
This luxurious five-star hotel features elegant and sophisticated interior design, coupled with friendly, extremely professional and welcoming staff. The Balmoral is located near the Edinburgh International Airport. Guests in certain rooms will even be able to enjoy the spectacular views of Old Town.

Ibis Edinburgh Center
Ibis is an elegant and simple hotel with helpful staff that are always available around the clock. The rooms are spacious with modern design so that the guests will feel as comfortable as they are at home. The Ibis is also the first hotel chain in Europe to be awarded the ISO 9001 certification, which recognizes their commitment to hospitality.

The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse is a five-star hotel and the winner of the Scottish Hotel Design Award in 2004 and 2005. This opulent hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows, quality bed linen, and modern bathroom amenities. The garden and patio of the Glasshouse has attracted many loyal customers with its relaxing and elegant ambience.

Best Western Bruntsfield Hotel
The hotel is located at a convenient location near the city center and shopping districts in Bruntsfield. The rooms are all decorated by a contemporary interior designer and offers some spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle as well as the city centre.

Apex Hotel
For travelers looking for a quiet and relaxing time The Apex Hotel is perfect. The hotel features a library space for guests to get away from the crowd as well as top end amenities such as widescreen TV, DVD and CD players, and separate walk-in showers. The bar and restaurant at Apex are also highly acclaimed.

Haymarket Hotel
Haymarket Hotel is a privately owned establishment, located nearby the railway station and Princes Street. It’s also within walking distance from the city center. This is a pet-friendly hotel and features a TV lounge, vegetarian meals, and a babysitting service.

Mercure Edinburgh Point Hotel
This hotel is located at the heart of Edinburgh and it is within walking distance to many major tourist attractions in the city. Mercure is suitable both for leisure and business travel.

Old Waverly Hotel
This hotel is situated on Princes Street with many interesting stores nearby. Room amenities include LCD TV, 24-hour room service, and complimentary Internet access.

Jurys Inn Edinburgh Hotel
Located near Royal Mile, Jurys Inn is situated within Old Town and is close to many famous architectural buildings. The meeting rooms and other amenities make Jurys Inn the favourite of many tourists.

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2 Responses to “Top Ten Hotels in Edinburgh”

  1. reisen nach
    17. Aug, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    Can you recommend a cheaper hotel than this? Or are these really the cheapest and best hotels in las vegas?

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