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This magnificent Georgian townhouse features sumptuous rooms, each with a 42-inch plasma TV, DVD player, and slate bathroom. Among the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s New Town, it is 2625 feet from Princes Street. Individually designed with unique furnishings, the rooms at Nira Caledonia feature luxury goose feather beds and goose down pillows. Some offer large, floor-to-ceiling windows, a private garden, or a relaxing spa bath. Guests can enjoy breakfast in their room. The restaurant and bar, which is set to reopen in May 2018, serves fresh cuisine with Scottish, and often organic, ingredients. The bar provides a range of over 25 Scotch whiskeys.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Nira Caledonia has been welcoming guests since Oct 3, 2006

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.8

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Buffet

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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 full bed
1 sofa bed
1 full bed
1 full bed
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Leslie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Exceptionally warm helpful staff at arrival. Comfortable room with a private garden. A respite- restorative after long day of flight delays and cancellations!
  • Thomas
    Well, it's not for anyone. We were place at the attic, it was fantastic, the way up there, is narrow around the stairs like a secret room. was isolated, was big enough for a family, the view was good, the light was dimmbar, there was a...
  • George
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Nira Caledonia has a bed and breakfast feel while behaving as a full service hotel. It’s on a quiet street and a bit of an uphill walk to where the pubs and shops are but it’s also easy to get a taxi. We had 2 rooms for our family and each one had...
  • Laura
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The Chef for the Blackwood (hotel restaurant) was superior! The best food I had in Scotland by far!
  • Maria
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It was a beautiful property, very clean and modern with a fantastic shower.
  • Bradley
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    very pretty, very nice staff, beautiful area, very safe location
  • Elsa
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Room was lovely and clean, breakfast was DELICIOUS. The staff was exceptional. I will recommend this hotel to friends and family
  • Marishka
    Property is very clean, staff super helpful and friendly, amazing service would recommend for 100%
  • Wyona
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room was very spacious and felt very grand! We loved the jacuzzi bath the most. The staff were very accommodating and attended to our needs without issue. Relaxing stay!
  • Kathryn
    Location was excellent, quiet residential street very near city centre with a great selection of cafes, restaurants and bars

Property questions and answers
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  • Why are some rooms called 'plus'? What extras do they have please?

    The Plus rooms are our most recently renovated rooms. All of our rooms have exactly the same high quality amenities as standard (L'Occitane bathroom p..
    Answered on 21 February 2020
  • Do you provide room service please?

    Yes, we provide room service.
    Answered on 8 March 2021
  • Oh I'm sorry just read the policy that says can check in until 00:00 sorry about that ! May I know the surcharge for the airport shuttle please

    Our reception operates 24/7 so you can check-in at any time. We do offer Airport Transfers. Pickup is £50 and drop off is £45
    Answered on 21 September 2020
  • Do you have luxury rooms on the ground floor?

    We only have two rooms on the ground floor - Junior Suite and Jacuzzi Suite
    Answered on 15 April 2021
  • we have booked your hotel for 2 nights from 11th to 13th August. Can we organise a shuttle from the airport on the 11th please.

    Good afternoon! Please confirm the name on your reservation. Kind regards, Christopher Knights Reservations Coordinator
    Answered on 9 May 2023
  • Hi, What’s included in the romantic package? Cheers. Mike.

    Dear Mike, Our Romance Package includes a romantic turndown with candles and rose petals, chocolate dipped strawberries & a bottle of Champagne. Our ..
    Answered on 10 June 2021
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Hotel area info *

3 Restaurants On Site

  • Blackwoods Breakfast Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British • Scottish • Seafood • Local • European
    • Open for
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Blackwoods Cafe'
    • Cuisine
      Scottish • European
    • Open for
      Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Romantic
  • Blackwoods Dinner Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      British • Scottish • Local • European
    • Open for
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Nira Caledonia
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • 3 restaurants
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Inner courtyard view
  • View
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Cooking class
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs £4.20 per hour.
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish

House rules

Nira Caledonia takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 1:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Nira Caledonia accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Nira Caledonia reserves the right to refuse bookings made for groups of 4 rooms or more.

The hotel has 5 floors and there is no elevator. Staff will bring your luggage to your room.

Please note that the hotel has 2 buildings located at 6 and 10 Gloucester Place. On arrival, please check-in at Building No.6.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Nira Caledonia of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

Blackwoods Dinner Restaurant: Closed from Fri, Jul 28, 2023 until Mon, Aug 14, 2023

FAQs about Nira Caledonia

  • The prices at Nira Caledonia may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Nira Caledonia can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Nira Caledonia has 3 restaurants:

    • Blackwoods Cafe'
    • Blackwoods Breakfast Restaurant
    • Blackwoods Dinner Restaurant

  • Nira Caledonia is 0.8 miles from the center of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Nira Caledonia offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Walking tours
    • Cooking class
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Bike tours

  • Check-in at Nira Caledonia is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Nira Caledonia include:

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Single