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The Rutland Hotel & Apartments, hotel in Edinburgh

The glamorous Rutland Hotel has stylish rooms, a luxurious late-lounge, and a unique restaurant with a glass wine cellar.

The apartment was beautifully furnished. Location was perfect. Staff super helpful. Would stay here again.
9.2
Scored 9.2
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
2,323 reviews
Price from$374.10per night
Destiny Scotland - Distillers House, hotel in Edinburgh

Destiny Scotland - Distillers House offers self-catering accommodations in a period building in Edinburgh's West End. Guests can enjoy free WiFi at the property.

They made it so easy to store your bags before / after check in and check out hours. This is so helpful when traveling internationally.
9.0
Scored 9.0
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
1,292 reviews
Price from$136.78per night
Destiny Scotland New Town Apartments, hotel in Edinburgh

Destiny Scotland New Town Apartments offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 15-minute walk from Royal Mile and 0.8 miles from National Museum of Scotland.

Clean and spacious apartment.
9.2
Scored 9.2
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
1,532 reviews
Price from$320.91per night
Destiny Scotland -The Malt House Apartments, hotel in Edinburgh

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s city center, Malt House Apartments are only 2 minutes’ walk to the west end of Princes Street.

Modern and spotless
9.0
Scored 9.0
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
1,437 reviews
Price from$263.04per night
Destiny Scotland - Royal Mile Residence, hotel in Edinburgh

Located on the Royal Mile in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Destiny Scotland - Royal Mile Residence features accommodations with free WiFi, seating area and flat-screen TV.

The location of the apartment was wonderful. It was in the heart of the Old Town and was easily accessible to other tourist sites.
9.1
Scored 9.1
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
1,561 reviews
Price from$426.12per night
The Bonham, hotel in Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh's West End, The Bonham Hotel is a Victorian town house. Majority of the bedrooms have a city view.

Location. Friendly staff.
9.0
Scored 9.0
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
1,925 reviews
Price from$549.13per night
Eden Locke, hotel in Edinburgh

Move into your own space at Eden Locke, our aparthotel on George Street in Edinburgh city center.

The location is amazing Staff are so kind
9.1
Scored 9.1
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
1,489 reviews
Price from$150.68per night
Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, hotel in Edinburgh

This small, family-run metro hotel has easy access by bus to Edinburgh city center, less than 2 miles away. It offers free on-street parking, free WiFi, rooms with attached bathroom and a bar.

Excellent staff, Kevin was great, made us feel home in his lovely hotel. Lovely home cooked breakfast every morning was good fuel for exploring Edinburgh. Enjoyed having a dram in the evening at bar
9.4
Scored 9.4
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
1,932 reviews
Price from$105.21per night
Ocean Mist Leith, hotel in Edinburgh

Located in Edinburgh and with Royal Yacht Britannia reachable within a 11-minute walk, Ocean Mist Leith has express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a terrace, free WiFi throughout the...

I LOVED this hotel! The staff were amazing, helpful, and kind. The room was small but luxurious. I loved the cocktail lounge - the bartender was very knowledgeable! This was just a really fun place to stay, and it was GORGEOUS!
9.5
Scored 9.5
Exceptional
Rated exceptional
1,396 reviews
Price from$238.49per night
BrewDog DogHouse Edinburgh, hotel in Edinburgh

BrewDog DogHouse Edinburgh features free bikes, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Edinburgh.

Great Breakfast
9.5
Scored 9.5
Exceptional
Rated exceptional
1,335 reviews
Price from$227.32per night
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  • Ocean Mist Leith
    Breakfast options
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 1,396 reviews

    Located in Edinburgh and with Royal Yacht Britannia reachable within a 11-minute walk, Ocean Mist Leith has express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a terrace, free WiFi throughout the...

    Lovely boat with excellent facilities and great staff

  • BrewDog DogHouse Edinburgh
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 1,335 reviews

    BrewDog DogHouse Edinburgh features free bikes, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Edinburgh.

    Friendly, clean, perfect location close to station

  • The Rutland Hotel & Apartments
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,323 reviews

    The glamorous Rutland Hotel has stylish rooms, a luxurious late-lounge, and a unique restaurant with a glass wine cellar.

    Incredible room, comfortable beds, perfect location

  • Hotel Ceilidh-Donia
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,932 reviews

    This small, family-run metro hotel has easy access by bus to Edinburgh city center, less than 2 miles away. It offers free on-street parking, free WiFi, rooms with attached bathroom and a bar.

    Breakfast was great - Both the food and the service

  • The Bonham
    Breakfast options
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,925 reviews

    Located in Edinburgh's West End, The Bonham Hotel is a Victorian town house. Majority of the bedrooms have a city view.

    Excellent staff, beautiful room, delicious breakfast

  • Tynecastle Park Hotel
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 128 reviews

    Located in Edinburgh and with Murrayfield Stadium reachable within a 19-minute walk, Tynecastle Park Hotel has concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi throughout the property...

    The staff were very friendly and the room was a very high standard

  • Gleneagles Townhouse
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 389 reviews

    Featuring a fitness center, a terrace as well as a bar, Gleneagles Townhouse is located in the center of Edinburgh, a 4-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.

    Stunning property, beautifully appointed and immaculate

  • RÌGH Residences - George Street
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 195 reviews

    RÌGH Residences - George Street offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 15-minute walk from National Museum of Scotland and 0.9 miles from Royal Mile.

    Very central. Smart unit. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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  • 100 Princes Street
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 4 reviews

    Well situated in the center of Edinburgh, 100 Princes Street provides air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. This 5-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk.

  • Festival Lets
    9.8
    Scored 9.8
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 9 reviews

    Festival Lets is located in Edinburgh, just a 5-minute walk from Royal Mile and 0.6 miles from University of Edinburgh.

    it was clean, comfortable and the location was great.

  • Grassmarket Old Town Boutique Apartment
    9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 152 reviews

    Grassmarket Old Town Boutique Apartment; building dating back to 1634, offers unique self catering accommodations directly located within the buzzy street bars and cafes of the Grassmarket Square, Old...

    Clean and very comfortable. Excellent communication

  • The David Hume Residence
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 108 reviews

    The David Hume Residence offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 7-minute walk from Royal Mile and 0.6 miles from University of Edinburgh.

    Loved the location and the layout of the apartment.

  • Johnstone Apartment by The National Trust Scotland
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 66 reviews

    Johnstone Apartment by The National Trust Scotland is located in Edinburgh, just a 7-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and 0.8 miles from Edinburgh Playhouse.

    location, value for money and facilities! all superb

  • Old Town 163
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 81 reviews

    Old Town 163 is located in Edinburgh, just a 4-minute walk from The Real Mary King's Close and 0.6 miles from University of Edinburgh.

    it fitted with the surroundings of the Old Town, a real gem.

  • JOIVY Chic 2BR Apt with City Views at the Heart of Old Town
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 10 reviews

    JOIVY Chic 2BR Apt with City Views at the Heart of Old Town offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 7-minute walk from Royal Mile and 0.6 miles from University of Edinburgh.

    Die Lage ist wunderbar, sehr komfortabel, sehr schön

  • 24 Royal Terrace
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 738 reviews

    Located in central Edinburgh at the foot of Calton Hill, 24 Royal Terrace is nestled among the grand Georgian townhouses of a UNESCO Heritage site.

    Very friendly staff, the art in rooms and hallway, location

  • The Riddoch Apartment by The National Trust Scotland
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 70 reviews

    The Riddoch Apartment by The National Trust Scotland is located in Edinburgh, just a 7-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and 0.8 miles from Edinburgh Playhouse.

    Excellent location, beautiful apartment, very calm and quiet.

  • Destiny Scotland New Town Apartments
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,532 reviews

    Destiny Scotland New Town Apartments offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 15-minute walk from Royal Mile and 0.8 miles from National Museum of Scotland.

    The apartment was great! Very clean and had everything we needed.

  • West Bow just off Royal Mile
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 91 reviews

    West Bow just off Royal Mile offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 9-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and one mile from Edinburgh Playhouse.

    We loved everything location apartment staff all good.

  • Struthers Apartment by National Trust Scotland
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 85 reviews

    Struthers Apartment by National Trust Scotland offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 7-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and 0.8 miles from Edinburgh Playhouse.

    Everything was great! Amazing location! Superb!

  • The Crichton Apartment by National Trust Scotland
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 68 reviews

    The Crichton Apartment by National Trust Scotland offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 7-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and 0.8 miles from Edinburgh Playhouse.

    Perfect location right in the middle of all The Fringe buzz

  • 21212
    Central location
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 277 reviews

    Featuring a shared lounge, a restaurant as well as a bar, 21212 is located in the center of Edinburgh, a 3-minute walk from Edinburgh Playhouse. This 5-star hotel offers free WiFi.

    excellent room and bed. lovely interior. nice staff

  • The Raeburn
    Central location
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 597 reviews

    The Raeburn is set in the charming Stockbridge area of Edinburgh and within 20 minutes’ walk of Princes Street and the New Town.

    The room was amazing and the staff second to none.

  • Stunning 4 bedroom, 2-Storey Apartment on the Royal Mile
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 17 reviews

    Stunning 4 bedroom, 2-Storey Apartment on the Royal Mile offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 7-minute walk from Royal Mile and 0.6 miles from University of Edinburgh.

    地理位置绝佳,在皇家英里大道上,去城堡、圣吉尔斯教堂等都很方便。空间大,布置温馨且有地方特色,厨房设施一应俱全。开窗见海。

  • 33 Castle Terrace
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 15 reviews

    33 Castle Terrace is a recently renovated condo hotel in the center of Edinburgh, a 6-minute walk from EICC and 0.6 miles from National Museum of Scotland.

    It is a brand new apartment! Everything is in pristine condition and it is so spacious ! Love it so much.

  • Eden Locke
    Central location
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,490 reviews

    Move into your own space at Eden Locke, our aparthotel on George Street in Edinburgh city center.

    So clean, so cute, lovely staff, fantastic shower ☺️

  • Royal Mile Elegance - Space & Luxury
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 40 reviews

    Royal Mile Elegance - Space & Luxury is a top-floor apartment with city views over Edinburgh’s Old Town.

    La déco, le confort, la situation géographique idéale

  • Royal Mile St Giles St
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 23 reviews

    Royal Mile St Giles St offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 6-minute walk from Royal Mile and 0.6 miles from University of Edinburgh.

    Location ! Like living in a mansion set back in time!

  • Stunning Studio Apartment Castle View
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 155 reviews

    Stunning Studio Apartment Castle View in Edinburgh offers accommodations with free Wifi, a 12-minute walk from EICC, 700 yards from National Museum of Scotland, and a 10-minute walk from Royal Mile.

    Superb location, clean, comfortable and just lovely.

  • Roomzzz Edinburgh
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 675 reviews

    Roomzzz Edinburgh provides accommodations in Edinburgh near The Real Mary King's Close and Edinburgh Castle. This condo hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and free Wifi.

    Location rooms are very modern Staff very frienly

  • Destiny Scotland - Princes Street Residence
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 745 reviews

    Located in Edinburgh, a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, Destiny Scotland - Princes Street Residence features accommodations with free WiFi.

    Location was great & apartment was really lovely

  • George IV Bridge - Superbly located 3 bedroom!
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 4 reviews

    George IV Bridge - Superbly located 3 bedroom! in Edinburgh provides accommodations with free Wifi, a 3-minute walk from National Museum of Scotland, 300 yards from Camera Obscura and World of...

  • West Bow - Comfy 2 bed on West Bow overlooking Grassmarket
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1 review

    West Bow - Comfy 2 bed on West Bow overlooking Grassmarket is located in Edinburgh, just a 9-minute walk from Royal Mile and half a mile from University of Edinburgh.

  • Castle View Hideaway
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 30 reviews

    Castle View Hideaway offers accommodations in Edinburgh, a 5-minute walk from The Real Mary King's Close and 0.6 miles from University of Edinburgh.

    Central but very quiet. Cosy and very well equipped.

  • Chic 1BD Flat - wViews of Edinburgh Castle!
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 4 reviews

    Chic 1BD Flat - wViews of Edinburgh Castle! in Edinburgh offers accommodations with free Wifi, a 12-minute walk from EICC, 0.4 miles from National Museum of Scotland, and a 9-minute walk from Royal...

  • Museum Apartments
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 884 reviews

    Museum Apartments offers accommodations within 200 yards of the center of Edinburgh, with free Wifi and a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven, and a microwave.

    Large property with high quality furniture and furnishings

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  • Destiny Scotland - Distillers House
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,292 reviews

    Destiny Scotland - Distillers House offers self-catering accommodations in a period building in Edinburgh's West End. Guests can enjoy free WiFi at the property.

    In a good location Clean Bed comfortable Plenty of space

  • Destiny Scotland -The Malt House Apartments
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,437 reviews

    Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s city center, Malt House Apartments are only 2 minutes’ walk to the west end of Princes Street.

    Very spacious, clean, good location and facilities

  • 2 Bed 2 bath with Private Parking
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 151 reviews

    2 Bed 2 bath with Private Parking is located in Edinburgh, just 1.3 miles from University of Edinburgh and 1.6 miles from Royal Mile.

    Return visit to house, great location and facilities

  • Destiny Scotland - Broughton St Lofts
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 768 reviews

    Located 984 feet from the Omni Center, Destiny Scotland - Broughton St Lofts offers free WiFi and apartments fitted with a kitchen, seating area and flat-screen TV.

    Amazing space, good location and good value for money

  • KM Granton Apartment
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 8 reviews

    Offering a garden, KM Granton Apartment provides accommodations in Edinburgh. This property offers access to a terrace and free private parking.

    Very spacious and big open living room/kitchen

  • Virgin Hotels Edinburgh
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 3,878 reviews

    Virgin Hotels Edinburgh features a fitness center, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Edinburgh. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk.

    The location was great and they were pet friendly.

  • Princes Street Hostel
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,801 reviews

    Princes Street Hostel is conveniently set in the center of Edinburgh, and provides a shared lounge and free WiFi.

    Location and cleanliness of rooms and common parts

  • Melville Castle Hotel
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,410 reviews

    Located in Edinburgh, 6.2 miles from University of Edinburgh, Melville Castle Hotel provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant.

    The room was £629 for 2 nights. I think that is very expensive.

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  • Avg. price/night: $232.51
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 7,737 reviews
    Location was a 30 minute walk from the station. Opted for a room without a window as it was cheaper, a curtain had been tastefully hung so you wouldn’t be able to tell. The room was great, very clean, modern, and well decorated with great facilities.
    Millie
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $377.60
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 4,843 reviews
    Ideal location for train station and trams. My partner had never been to Edinburgh as a tourist so very good spot for castle and other iconic Edinburgh attractions. Hopped on a tram to Leith easily. Toured the Britannia for a couple of hours. The room was very clean with hairdryer, iron and kettle,etc. Loads of eateries in the area to cater for all tastes and budgets. We had our breakfast in the hotel both mornings because it was a very good buffet, regularly replenished and cleaned. All staff very friendly and efficient.
    Jan
    Young couple
  • Avg. price/night: $323.44
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 4,372 reviews
    Very helpful and friendly staff. The room was a modern and spacious studio with an en-suite bathroom. The room was spotless and nicely furnished. Very well situated within walking distance from all main attractions. I had a last minute Very cheap deal, so I can't comment on overall price, but it seems quite reasonnable for a central location.
    minet
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $210.43
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,318 reviews
    4 poster bedroom was a very good size great to able to walk around the bed with plenty of room to spare, bed very comfortable bathroom very clean as was the room all round. Staff were great very accommodating to requests. Underground parking behind property was ideal even though £18.50 a night not cheap but so handy all the same. We went for the tattoo which was great chose this hotel as approx 10-15 minute walk to the castle and main town so ideal location for us.
    Mark
    Young couple
  • 7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 391 reviews
    Edinburgh is an expensive city, especially during the Fringe Festival. This accommodation was the cheapest option but still expensive IMO for what it is. The rooms are passably comfortable but it's no-frills student accommodation, institutional vibe, so don't expect too much. The kitchens are well equipped and it's all very clean. Excellent location for the Fringe Festival, with most shows a short walk away.
    Philip
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $277.47
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 8,237 reviews
    Very clean throughout, and exceptional value for money, and better than the other known budget brand! Great selection at breakfast and staff were very accommodating. Location ideal, not in the buzz of everything but great transport links close by. Would definitely stay here again.
    Heidi
    Family with young children
  • 8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 2,247 reviews
    The hotel was ideal for our needs. It was in an excellent location, very clean and affordable. The set-up is slightly unusual in that breakfast is delivered in a paper bag outside your door each morning and you are just offered the basics. From our point of view that was not a problem at all. The room was absolutely beautiful - spacious, bright and very clean with a lovely view of the garden. We would definitely go back.
    Tina
    Group
  • Avg. price/night: $357.21
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 4,487 reviews
    Fantastic location. Great view of the Castle. Quiet room (4th floor). Staff were lovely and very helpful. Room was a good size and well equipped. Bathroom was lovely and very clean. Overall it was a nice hotel and I'd stay again, but only if I could get a cheaper deal. It wasn't worth the price I paid.
    Chris
    Young couple
  • 7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 120 reviews
    • Location was ideal for the Christmas markets. • It was spotless, very clean. • Unbelievably comfy bed! • All facilities are spot on, you may need to Google how to work the hob 😂
    Alan
    Family with young children
  • Avg. price/night: $392.61
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 2,323 reviews
    Fab location. Executive Double great size, all very clean, bedcovers, towels, glasses, cups all spotlessly clean. Didn't need to wipe anything down which I often do. All surfaces were dust free. The hotel itself is nice, decor is nice. I liked everything about it. No breakfast at the moment but plenty options nearby. Will return and was ideal for a night away or longer.
    Leanne Beaumont
    Young couple

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