Edinburgh is the spiritual, cultural and historical capital of Scotland. Many people call it a real fairy tale, not an average city. Once you visit it, you don’t want to leave it or want to return again as soon as possible. When you come to Edinburgh, you forget about the distance, the surprisingly changeable weather, and sometimes high prices. Edinburgh is so unpredictable and tempting, that you forgive him all of his flaws. Moreover, Scottish people are so friendly and cheerful that even the coldest day becomes warmer.
When you are planning your trip to the capital of Scotland, make sure you research and book your hotel in Edinburgh in advance. On our website, you shall find over 1500 accommodation opportunities which can easily fit your needs, budget, and taste.
Hotels in the Center of Edinburgh
Most of the tourists prefer staying in the very center of the city. And it doesn’t surprise us! We would do the same. But don’t think that living in the Downtown is pricey and is available only to those with a thick wallet. You’ll be amazed by the variety of hotels in the center of Edinburgh.
Here are some top-rated variants:
- Royal Scots Club is an excellent three-star hotel only 7 minutes away from the Downtown;
- Motel One Edinburgh-Princes is a classy and elegant motel with stylish rooms;
- High Street Hostel is a wonderful economy variant with a cozy and friendly atmosphere.
Cheap Hotels in Edinburgh
Travelers on the budget can easily find accommodation at an affordable price. Cheap hotels in Edinburgh are mainly located in the Cowgate Area, Royal Mile, and lanes. Guesthouses and motels are scattered throughout the city. However, the majority of them is concentrated in Newington Road and Minto Street. It will take you only 20 minutes to reach the center of Edinburgh, exploring interesting attractions on your way. Besides, the public transport in the Scottish capital is highly developed so you can get to Downtown even faster.
We picked up the most popular cheap variant among thousands of other travelers:
- The Baxter Hostel;
- Best Western Kings Manor Hotel;
- Castle Park Guest House;
- Bala House;
The Most Popular 5-star Hotels in Edinburgh
Though Scottish people are believed to be extremely thrifty, they create truly magnificent and luxurious five-star hotels. The interior and the level of service will amaze you!
Almost all luxury hotels are located in the central part of the city. This means that you can easily reach the main attractions, entertaining centers, bars, shops, chic restaurants, and cafes. You’ll be delighted by the individual approach to their guests in every 5-star hotel in Edinburgh. The staff is always ready to fulfill any of your desires and requirements at any time of the day. They can help you to organize the tour, book and purchase the tickets for you or reserve a dinner.
We prepared a list of the most fashionable and popular luxury hotels for you to choose from:
- The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection;
- The Prestonfield House;
- The Witchery by the Castle;
- The Balmoral Hotel;
- The Chester Residence;
- Garden Rooms Edinburgh.
What to See in Edinburgh?
Edinburgh has no problems with tourist attractions. There are so many of them, that it’s hard to name all at a time. You’ll see many fascinating places and spots just wandering along the city’s streets and lanes. Still, make sure you see the following destinations:
- Edinburgh Castle with the Crown of Scotland and the so-called Stone of Scone upon which the monarchs of Scotland had been crowned.
- The Palace of Holyroodhouse which was the royal residence so tenderly loved by Queens Victoria and Mary. Clearly, such an old building must have its ghosts. So, you have a unique chance to meet Lord Darnley, the second husband of Queen Mary. It was actually her who ordered to kill him;
- The Scottish National Gallery which displays works of such geniuses as Raphael, Rembrandt, Titian, Botticelli, and many other famous artists;
- Rosslyn Chapel which gained its fame after having been mentioned in the bestseller of Dan Brown “The Da Vinci Code”. However, it was valued and had plenty of admirers prior to the release of the book.
And if you want to take the best panoramic pictures of Edinburgh, head to Calton Hill.
How to Get to Edinburgh from the Airport?
Edinburgh International Airport is located only 12 km away from the Edinburgh. You can easily reach the center by taking Lothian Buses Airlink service 100 which costs around 3.5 - 5.5 GBP. The bus runs every 10-15 minutes and the trip lasts approximately half an hour. You can also take a take which for 20-30 will get you to the center in 20 minutes.