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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (484 reviews)
Lovely hotel in an excellent location. Great value for money, will definitely stay again.
  16 Sep 2017

£70

£70
Fraser Suites Edinburgh

Fraser Suites Edinburgh

Fraser Suites Edinburgh, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (749 reviews)
Great LocationRight off the Royal Mile halfway between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Can walk everywhere. Shopping and restaurants all around. Rose Street has great selection of restaurants to go to for dinner. Check out Explorer Pass for visiting Castles, if you're touring Scotland. You'll avoid lines ...
  18 Sep 2017

£127

£127
Royal Over-Seas League

Royal Over-Seas League

100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (78 reviews)
Perfect location in an aging hotelIf you like to suspend time and imagine a time travel experience, then this is your hotel. It's an old club and we got a room on the top floor with a porthole looking out at the castle. I suspect it was servants quarters but bathroom was great with large tub. The hotel was dated but the staff was ...
  31 Aug 2017

£74

£74
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

53 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (226 reviews)
Great LocationLocation was everything with this hotel - otherwise it would have been fairly mediocre. Tons to do around it and Edinburgh Castle was within walking distance - however, the hotel sits much lower than the area across the park from it so I would not suggest staying on Princes street if walking uphill/stairs ...
  20 Sep 2017

£86

£86
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (625 reviews)
Excellent location Lovely hotel. Great location. Walking distance to most tourist attractions and restaurants.
  19 Sep 2017

£79

£79
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Princes Street, Edinburgh
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (427 reviews)
Elegance, convenience, and professionalismBeautiful hotel located in the heart of the city, within walking distance to upscale shopping, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, great restaurants, terrific pubs. The management and staff of the Waldorf lives up to its illustrious name. They were extraordinarily responsive, courteous, and helpful. ...
  19 Sep 2017

£141

£141
Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Radisson Blu Edinburgh

80 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (661 reviews)
Location, location, locationThis is a pleasant hotel in a great location. I especially appreciated being able to check in early after a long flight. The staff was very helpful
  14 Sep 2017

£141

£141
Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (541 reviews)
Great StaffThe staff was great with our entire family (5 siblings and families). We were in a triple the first three nights which was a large room and quite comfortable. The second stay we were on the 6th floor which was not so great but we made do.
  12 Sep 2017

£75

£75
St. Giles Apartment

St. Giles Apartment

375 High Street, Edinburgh
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (41 reviews)
In the heart of the actionI booked this apt last minute, not knowing anything about Edinburgh. Was pleasantly surprised to be a 5-10 min walk from waverly station and in the middle of the Royal mile, overlooking all the street performers on high street during the fringe festival. Location couldn't have been better. Apt was ...
  19 Aug 2017

£66

£66
Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (923 reviews)
Excellent People and LocationThe staff was excellent from start to finish of our stay. They were very polite, attentive and personable. In particular, the head chef Vladimir and I struck up a conversation, then an hour later he sent a welcome tray to the room. What an awesome feeling to be welcome in a foreign country so quickly! ...
  18 Sep 2017

£105

£105
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in Edinburgh

There’s no better way to tap the rich seam of history flowing through Scotland’s capital than with a stay in one of Edinburgh’s historic hotels.

From castles and palaces to monuments to ruins, the city’s treasures from the past all vie for your attention here.

Choose from accommodation in historic buildings like the Roxburghe in Charlotte Square or The Balmoral on Princes Street. Some date as far back as the 16th century. Admire period features from turrets to stained glass windows and thoughtful details that reveal glimpses of a hotel’s former life.

The city has been – and occasionally still is – home to royalty. It’s fostered intellectual visionaries and literary greats alike . And there’s an altogether more mysterious past just waiting to be explored too...

Step Back in Time in Historic Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s attractions tell tales spanning centuries.

Discover ancient relics in iconic Edinburgh Castle, uncover darker episodes of the city’s past with a fright-filled ghost tour or head underground with a visit to The Real Mary King’s Close.

Delve deeper into Edinburgh’s literary history with a trip to the Writers Museum, housed in a narrow wynd linking the Royal Mile to The Mound; don’t forget to look down where you'll spot beautiful quotes from renowned Scottish poets etched into the paving stones.

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