Top 10 Unique Hotels In Edinburgh, UK

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With a rich, fascinating history that remains well-preserved today, Edinburgh is arguably one of the best European destinations you can visit. By going to the historic Old Town, you can take a trip back in time while still enjoying modern-day conveniences. In this part of the city, you will find the spectacular Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock. A guided tour around the castle will let you know more about the vast castle grounds and the monarchs that lived here. If you want to know more about the thriving, local art scene, you can visit the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The city also offers various world-class accommodations. Learn about the top unique hotels in Edinburgh, UK.

1. The Dunstane Houses (from USD 207)

A family-operated, five-star boutique hotel, The Dunstane Houses offers commendable hospitality in 2 Victorian townhouses with a total of 35 guest rooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with handmade Vispring beds, luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linens, and writing desks. During your stay here, you are entitled to complimentary parking. Complimentary, high-speed WiFi is also included in the rates. At its restaurant, Ba’ Bar, you can enjoy the best of Scottish cuisines all day long. Of course, this restaurant also offers a fine selection of premium craft spirits and refreshing cocktails.

The Dunstane Houses


Address: 4 West Coates
Accommodates: 2

Bridal suite Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour security Smoke alarms Private parking All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Daily housekeeping Golf course (within 3 km)

2. The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection (from USD 331)

Featuring 77 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, The Glasshouse Hotel is among the city’s finest, luxury boutique hotels. It was converted in 2003 from the 170-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church to provide exceptional Scottish hospitality at the heart of the city. All rooms have private bathrooms, coffee- and tea-making facilities, dining areas for two, docking stations, minibars, and writing desks. Moreover, some rooms also have private terraces or direct access to the roof terrace adjacent to Calton Hill.

The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection


Address: 2 Greenside Place
Accommodates: 3

Internet services Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Physical distancing rules followed Car hire Laundry All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Heating Special diet menus (on request)

3. Grassmarket Hotel (from USD 87)

Grassmarket Hotel is conveniently located in the historic Grassmarket, providing quality, three-star accommodations at the heart of the city. Each of its guest rooms blends a distinctive, contemporary design and traditional Scottish touches. Whether you are here for work or play, you can have a comfortable stay. Room service is available between 9:00 am and 10:00 pm every day. For breakfast, you can head to Biddy Mulligans at any time between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. You may also opt to have your breakfast delivered straight to your room.

Grassmarket Hotel


Address: 94-96 Grassmarket
Accommodates: 4

Cashless payment available Private parking Express check-in/check-out Physical distancing rules followed Physical distancing in dining areas Ironing service Allergy-free room Air conditioning

4. The Rutland Hotel & Apartments (from USD 238)

Only a few minutes away from Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), The Rutland Hotel is known for its appealing, classic Edwardian exteriors. It offers 12 guest rooms and suites, and 9 serviced apartments for accommodations, and a couple of bars and eateries for dining. If you are here with your family, the two-bedroom apartment on the lower ground floor is perfect for you. Dogs are also welcome in these apartments, so you can definitely bring your pets with you.

The Rutland Hotel & Apartments


Address: 1-3 Rutland Steet
Accommodates: 4

Heating Smoke alarms Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Safety deposit box Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Family rooms

5. ibis Styles Edinburgh St Andrew Square Hotel (from USD 95)

Conveniently located less than 1.61 km (1 mi) away from Edinburgh Castle and 12.39 km (7.7 mi) away from Edinburgh Airport, ibis Styles Edinburgh St Andrew Square Hotel features 103 non-smoking guest rooms. Complimentary WiFi is provided in all rooms and common areas, so you need not worry about getting disconnected. Its on-site bar and restaurant, Bonnie & Whistle, is the perfect spot to unwind after a long, exhausting day. Moreover, this restaurant serves quick bites and international cuisines for dinner.

ibis Styles Edinburgh St Andrew Square


Address: 19 St Andrew Square
Accommodates: 3

All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Bridal suite Facilities for disabled guests Fire extinguishers Air conditioning Access to health care professionals CCTV in common areas Breakfast in the room

6. Tigerlily (from USD 231)

Tigerlily is housed in a stunning Georgian building, offering 33 stylish guest rooms and suites. All these rooms come with king-sized beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, Bluetooth speakers, fully stocked minibars, and smart TVs. Aside from cozy accommodations, it is also known for offering seasonal menus at its restaurant. Afternoon tea is a significant part of the Scottish experience, so it also serves signature Tigerlily Afternoon Tea with Eteaket teas and Champagne Afternoon Tea with a glass of Veuve Cliquot.



Address: 125 George Street
Accommodates: 2

Restaurant Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Board games/puzzles Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Delivered food is securely covered

7. Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club (from USD 156)

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club is only 11.27 km (7 mi) away from the city center, breathtakingly nestled in 404.69 hectares (1,000 acres) of parkland. Providing 4-star hospitality, it has 215 guest rooms and suites. It offers various bars and restaurants, and two 18-hole golf courses, so you have everything you need and more during your stay here. As a guest, you also have access to its leisure facilities on-site, including an 18-m (59.06-ft) swimming pool and fitness studio. To help you get around easily, it has complimentary shuttle bus services to and from Edinburgh Park station.

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club


Address: Edinburgh West
Accommodates: 4

Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Breakfast in the room Restaurant Special diet menus (on request) Bar Lockers Physical distancing rules followed Vending machine (drinks)

8. 24 Royal Terrace (from USD 178)

Situated at the foot of Calton Hill in the city center, 24 Royal Terrace is beautifully adorned with a rotating art collection. It only has 16 guest rooms, ensuring personalized hospitality that tends to your needs around the clock. Each guest room is equipped with coffee- and tea-making facilities, Egyptian cotton bed linens, smart TV, and a subwoofer system. At the end of a long day, you can hit its on-site bar for some cocktails or high-quality whiskeys.

24 Royal Terrace


Address: 24 Royal Terrace
Accommodates: 3

Family rooms Process in place to check health of guests Concierge service Breakfast in the room Fire extinguishers Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Physical distancing rules followed Walking tours

9. Angels Share Hotel (from USD 117)

Angels Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant is a celebration of modern Scottish culture. It has 31 guest rooms, each featuring a famous Scottish icon. For your convenience, complimentary WiFi is available in all rooms. It is also known for its culinary offering, serving contemporary Scottish cuisines. The exquisite food is paired with a fine selection of cocktails, Scottish craft beers, and wines. If you are interested in how these cocktails are made, you can avail yourself of its cocktail masterclass package.

Angels Share Hotel


Address: 9-11 Hope Street
Accommodates: 2

Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Newspapers Facilities for disabled guests Physical distancing rules followed Luggage storage Daily housekeeping Safety deposit box Room service

10. The Witchery by the Castle (from USD 821)

The Witchery by the Castle is known for its gothic elegance and legendary dining experience. It only features nine suites, each boasting a unique character. Perfect for romantic staycations, these suites are only suitable for adults. You can enjoy your food from its award-winning, a la carte menu in either the 16th-century, candle-lit Witchery dining room or sophisticated Secret Garden. However, you should try its famous Angus beef steak tartare and Scottish lobster. Traditional high tea is also served every afternoon.

The Witchery by the Castle


Address: Castlehill, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Accommodates: 2

Cashless payment available Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Terrace Restaurant Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Non-smoking throughout Designated smoking area Smoke alarms

Enjoy unique accommodations in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, has plenty of unique offerings that you will not easily find elsewhere. Between vast landscapes and historic landmarks, you will enjoy getting to know the city. Complete your visit and check out these unique hotels in Edinburgh, UK.

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