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Scotland Magazine Issue 39
June 2008


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Edinburgh – where to stay

Swallow Albany
Albany Street
Georgian townhouse in a quiet
location but close to the city centre.
Its restaurant is highly regarded, its
luxury rooms impressive. Twentyone
tastefully decorated rooms
Tel: +44 (0)131 556 0397

Frederick Street
Style and informality in perfect
unison. There are just 10 rooms at
Rick’s, a study in privacy and cool.
Equipped with business equipment
as well as luxuries such as DVD
players (this was one of the first
hotels to introduce them as
standard) Rick’s featured in Conde
Nast Traveller’s top 25 hottest
hotels. A real favourite
Tel: +44 (0)131 622 7800

Tailors Hall
Tailors Hall differs from many
boutique hotels in that it is not shy
of attracting a young and vibrant
clientele as well as a business one.
The hotel has 42 stylish bedrooms
and the neighbouring pub attracts
an eclectic mix of people.
Very contemporary
Tel: +44 (0)131 622 6800

Glasshouse Hotel
Greenside Place
The Glasshouse is a five star
stunning contemporary hotel set in
an old building and was voted by
Conde Nast Traveller as one of the
50 hottest hotels in the world.
Huge beds, luxurious baths, wall to
ceiling windows, a roof garden
and patios make the whole
experience like stepping into
another world
Tel: +44 (0)131 525 8200

Channings Hotel
Learmonth Gardens
The deluxe rooms and suites make
this one of Edinburgh’s most
exclusive hotels. The emphasis
is very much on luxury and
personal service.
The hotel is in a quiet location but
just 10 minutes from the west end
Tel: +44 (0)131 315 2226
Bonham Hotel
Drumsheugh Gardens
One of Edinburgh’s finest hotels
and another that regularly
picks up awards, the Bonham has
48 individually decorated rooms
including a number of superior
rooms. The restaurant here is
also exceptional
Tel: +44 (0)131 226 6050

Le Monde Hotel
George Street
Le Monde is the epitome of style
and luxury, having picked up
awards for design and style.
Its 18 bedrooms are themed
around the greatest cities of the
world and the theme runs
through the entire hotel. The three
bars are called Milan, Vienna
and Paris and the menu has an
eclectic international feel too
Tel: +44 (0)131 270 3900

Hotel Mercuire Point
Situated in Bread Street in the
shadow of Edinburgh Castle, so
very close to the centre of the city.
The hotel has 139 rooms, a stylish
dining room and a calm and
relaxing bar area. Popular with
business clientele
Tel: +44 (0)131 221 5555

The Scotsman
North Bridge
Stunning hotel built into the cliff
face above Waverley railway
station. Has a newspaper theme
reflecting the fact that the
famous Scotsman newspaper
was once produced from the
location. Fantastic
swimming pool
Tel: +44 (0)131 556 5565

Salisbury Hotel
Salisbury Road
Georgian building set in quiet
grounds close to the Old Town
but in easy striking distance of
the city centre. Has its own
orchards and was completely
refurbished last year
Tel: +44 (0)131 667 1264