Unusual Hotels Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a city of contrasts, steeped in history, yet vibrant and modern. The medieval and gothic charms of the Old Town contrast beautifully with the classical grace of the Georgian New Town and the chic, modern developments in the revitalized dockland of Leith. It is the perfect backdrop for some deliciously quirky and unique boutique hotels.
The phenomena of the boutique hotel developed in the US and UK as a reaction against bland and uninspiring chain hotel. The boutique hotel often has a smaller number of rooms or suites, but each is decorated according to an individual theme and strives for a personal and aspirational ambiance. Design is generally flamboyant and there will be numerous little details to set the establishment apart from its competitors.
Le Monde, in the heart of the city, features a collection of rooms inspired by some of the most stylish and iconic cities in the world. Recently voted the best boutique hotel in Edinburgh it also features a great restaurant and its own nightclub.
Stylish and refined, The Howard, typifies the understated elegance of the New Town with immaculately appointed rooms and a butler service which is second to none. Its eighteen luxury suites and rooms are named after Edinburgh streets and high tea in their fabulous dining room is a treat too good to miss.
With such riches on offer why subject yourself to the mundane and commonplace? Let us introduce you to the singular delights of Edinburgh’s top ten boutique hotels.
Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel located in the New Town of Edinburgh which was runner up in the 2015 Hotel Awards in the category of Brand Hotel of the year. Occupying a charming Georgian Terraced house, and boasting sixty individually styled rooms and suites, Hotel Indigo effortlessly blends traditional architecture with modern convenience. Rooms are not large, but are tastefully decorated and come with a host of little extras to make your stay a comfortable one, such as the complimentary snack bar and soft drink mini bar. The hotel also has its own fitness suite and an excellent bar and restaurant which also serves a delicious afternoon tea.
These impressively appointed town house apartments offer a range of serviced accommodation options. If you are seeking a luxurious home away from home then look no further. The Chester Residence is located in Rothesay Place, a short walk from the west end of Princes Street. You can enjoy the comforts of a hotel with a concierge service and a personal chef but also the privacy of an apartment with a kitchen you can use yourself and a comfortable living area. You'll also find luxurious bathrooms, satellite TV and very comfortable bedrooms. The quiet New Town surroundings serve as a good base to explore the city and compared to a traditional hotel you get a great level of luxury for your money.