10 Best Themed Hotels In Edinburgh, Scotland - Updated 2024

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A perfect accommodation means a good location, fully functional amenities, and hospitality that ensures a satisfying holiday escape. Edinburgh is home to these kinds of gems. There is nothing better than returning to a comfortable retreat after a day spent enjoying some of the exciting things to do in Edinburgh. The medieval and elegant appeal of this Scottish capital makes tourists more interested in its hilly landscape. That’s why your trip here deserves a home that’s just as beautiful and unique. One of the rightful options would be the castle hotels in Edinburgh, where you get to experience modern-day conveniences in a historical and grand landmark. Meanwhile, themed hotels have also been around for a while here and are similarly popular options for a dreamy escapade. For a holiday like no other, read on to know the best themed hotels in Edinburgh.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 04, 2024.

1. The Witchery by the Castle (from USD 797)

Experience a new level of a weekend trip while staying in one of the unique rooms with its own special features at The Witchery by the Castle. Take delight in a lavishly furnished suite with gothic touches designed like something out of a fairytale or Hammer horror movie set. Enjoy sleeping in a room complete with a large 4-poster oak bed, velvet-lined wall, and flamboyant red and gold décor setting the tone for a whimsical and luxurious stay. Make sure to book a candle-lit dinner with a bottle of champagne and an exquisite meal for a total romantic escapade with your loved one.

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The Witchery by the Castle

Wifi Available

Address: Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
269 meters (0.2 ft) from Edinburgh Castle

Restaurant 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Safety deposit box Heating

2. Tigerlily Hotel (from USD 235)

Have a wonderful stay in this boutique hotel with Georgian Colonial theme complete with chic rooms, an elegant bar, nightclub, and a restaurant. Feel welcome as soon as you enter the elaborate door archway and get mesmerized by the lovely interiors with aristocratic and classical style. Relax in a spacious room with a comfy bed and rustic furniture surrounded by soft colored walls and drop cloth curtains after spending the night in the fabulous bar and restaurant downstairs. If you’re looking for great finds, a 10-minute walk to Scott Monument is all you need to visit the most popular shopping area and financial district.

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Tigerlily

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 125 George Street
530 meters (0.4 ft) from Edinburgh Castle

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

3. Angels Share Hotel (from USD 105)

Located just 500 meters (0.31 miles) away from Edinburgh Castle, this boutique hotel features rooms dedicated to famous Scots such as Sean Connery or Ewan McGregor with an amazing photographic collection and quirky interior. Wake up in a unique bedroom with contemporary decor, well equipped, and sparkling clean that will surely start your day in a good spirit.

One of the unique hotels in Edinburgh, the property features a beautiful bar and restaurant serving sumptuous breakfast and Scottish cuisine. At night, you can discover the various bars, shops, and restaurants on the corner of Princes Street, which is only a minute walk away from the hotel’s doorstep.

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Angels Share Hotel

Address: 9-11 Hope Street
554 meters (0.4 ft) from Edinburgh Castle

4. The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection (from USD 167)

Set behind the historic facade of 172-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church, enjoy a memorable stay in this glasshouse-themed 5-star boutique hotel with an amazing 2-acre (0.8 hectares) roof garden. Feast your eyes on the panoramic views of Carlton Hill over the floor-to-ceiling windows of your bedroom or at ‘The Brasserie’ while sipping a cup of coffee for breakfast. Move at ease in a spacious wood-themed suite with a comfy bed and a fully functional bathroom before spending the day soaking up the sunshine on your private balcony.

After exploring New Town and experiencing Princes Street, make sure to drop by the cozy ‘Snug Lounge’ and try their signature whiskeys or have an afternoon tea.

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The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 2 Greenside Place
1.27 km (0.8 mi) from Edinburgh Castle

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

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5. The Dunstane House (from USD 173)

Experience living in the 19th century as you spend your relaxation in the old-style corners of The Dunstane House set over two Victorian townhouses and still has many original features, including open fireplaces. Laze in the homelike rooms complete with a comfy bed, relaxing seaters, and sweeping views over the Edinburgh cityscape right in the comfort of your bedroom window. If you have the means, book and take delight in the very spacious Scapa Suite with a stunning four-poster bed, a copper bath, and tall ceilings. Settle in the cozy Ba’ Bar & Lounge for exquisite food menu with local, seasonal Scottish produce and a great selection of ales, gins, and whiskeys.

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The Roseate Edinburgh

Wifi Available

Address: 4 West Coates
1.85 km (1.2 mi) from Edinburgh Castle

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km)

6. The Rutland Hotel (from USD 187)

Indulge in a glamorous stay at The Rutland Hotel featuring stylish rooms with a blend of the baroque and the ultra-modern living. Relive your childhood fantasy while looking at the jaw-dropping panorama of Edinburgh Castle in the castle view room dramatically decorated and furnished in black complete with elegant chandelier and king-sized bed. Have a gastronomic experience in the Huxley and Kyloe restaurants for scrumptious meals and drinks not to mention the top-class complimentary breakfast. Never so easy to get to and from the airport and everything you’d want to see in Edinburgh, this hotel is perfectly located on the West End of Princes Street.

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The Rutland Hotel & Apartments

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1-3 Rutland Steet
522 meters (0.4 ft) from Edinburgh Castle

Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

7. Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh (from USD 161)

Witness a time warp in this well-appointed hotel which retained its old asylum theme that fits into the local architecture while offering modern conveniences and essentials. Sit back and relax in the mezzanine bar while sipping a glass of fine wine from around the globe after touring around Edinburgh’s famous castle which is only a 10 minutes’ walk away. Spend time enjoying the comfort of your room with wooden flooring, top-notch furniture, and a fully functional bathroom. Aside from the Laroche wine tasting room, take advantage of the walk-in humidor that has a stock of an extensive range of luxury cigars to complete the unique experience.

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Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 11 Bristo Place
666 meters (0.5 ft) from Edinburgh Castle

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning

8. Eden Locke (from USD 147)

Feel like a true royal in this stunning five-story Victorian building perched on George Street where most prestigious shopping and restaurant district in Edinburgh can be found. Have your morning coffee in the comfort of your room while overlooking the picturesque views of the New Town area or take advantage of the amazing coffee shop downstairs. Enjoy the fantastic room with a comfortable bed, fully equipped kitchen, and tasteful modern decor after a day of touring around the neighborhood or relax in the main reception surrounded with lounge chairs and houseplants adding to the welcoming ambiance of the entire place.

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Eden Locke

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Eden Locke, 127 George St
539 meters (0.4 ft) from Edinburgh Castle

Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Heating

9. Royal Terrace (from USD 163)

Nestled amongst the grand Georgian townhouses of Royal Terrace, find comfort in this stylish boutique hotel with art gallery theme and boasting the collection of contemporary art masterpieces starting from the paintings lining the stairwell up to the decors in the rooms. Luxuriate in an accommodation delicately furnished with premium Egyptian cotton linen and state-of-the-art amenities to ensure complete relaxation while exploring Edinburgh. Take pleasure in watching people pass by the neighborhood in the comfort of your own private terrace or just enjoy the view of the terraced garden in the back. Don’t forget to drop by the bar that offers cocktails, specially sourced champagne and unique whiskeys before heading to your room.

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24 Royal Terrace

Wifi Available

Address: 24 Royal Terrace
1.71 km (1.1 mi) from Edinburgh Castle

Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

10. R Edinburgh

Whether you’re a fashionista or not, the family feel and the stylish interiors of this boutique guesthouse will definitely make your stay an incredible experience. Surround yourself with muted greys, luxe fabrics, and finishes, coupled with traditional features while staying in a room with any of the three styles: couture, bespoke, and tailored. Enjoy the panoramic views of Salisbury Craggs and Arthur’s Seat or have a peaceful outlook over a private walled garden and the Pentland Hills while soaking up the natural lighting from the oversized glass window. Make sure to kick start the day with a breakfast that is absolutely amazing, with new specials every day.

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94DR

Wifi Available

Address: 94 Dalkeith Road
2.26 km (1.5 mi) from Edinburgh Castle

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Games room Free parking Internet services BBQ facilities Heating

Nostalgia and fandom treat during your stay

Whether you’re dreaming of a fairytale-like escape while looking at the home of kings and queens or just want to experience the rich history of Edinburgh, you will never go wrong in these properties packed with character to bring delight for every traveler with unique preferences. Pack your bag to live, love, and dream in the Athens of the North while staying in these themed hotels in Edinburgh to make your visit even more special.

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