Finding a Hotel in Edinburgh

Scotland is a beautiful and wild place for a vacation, especially in its capital city of Edinburgh, a city steeped in Scottish and British history.

Most hotels and self-sufficient apartments in Edinburgh are close to famous tourist attractions such as Edinburgh castle built on an extinct volcano and home to Scottish heroes, kings and queens.

There's something for everyone's taste in Edinburgh, so make sure you check out a hotel booker like Expedia and find your perfect holiday accommodation! Warning - not for nothing is Edinburgh nicknamed the Windy City, and it can get extremely cold in the winter.

Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral is a five-star luxury hotel on Edinburgh's famous Prince Street, close to shopping and within walking distance to many tourist attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and world-class luxury shops.

The Balmoral offers 188 well-appointed rooms and suites with several restaurants in-house ranging from the formal Michelin Star to the more relaxed Hadrian. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Palm Court or have cocktails in the Bollinger or Balmoral bar. A complimentary breakfast is served every morning for a suite accommodation.

Guests who don't want to miss a workout will enjoy the Balmoral Spa, which includes a gymnasium, exercise rooms, pool, and Turkish and Finish spa treatments. After a hard workout and relaxing spa treatment, relax on their luxury loungers and enjoy an aromatherapy room filled with sensuous scents and quiet.

Jurys Inn

For guests who want a little taste of old Edinburgh, the Jurys Inn hotel is a perfect accommodation. Located just off the Royal Mile, it is central to much of the famous architecture in Edinburgh and within easy and interesting walking distance to attractions.

The Jurys Inn offers 186 standard guest rooms with easy and affordable upgrade opportunities. Guest rooms will accommodate two adults and two children or three adults.

The Inn offers an in-house informal restaurant, bar and coffee bar offering specialty coffees and pastries. Enjoy Wi-Fi capabilities in public rooms, and laundry and dry cleaning on the premises.

For guests who need a business accommodation, the Jurys Inn offers five comfortable meeting rooms for conferences, exhibitions, and seminars.

While staying at Jurys Inn, be sure to visit nearby Elephant House Ltd, a restaurant made famous due to a number of authors who received inspiration there, such as J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series.

The Elephant house offers a variety of coffees and informal dining with a modern menu such as hot wings, lasagna, and the Scottish national dish of haggis, neeps, and tatties.

Dunstaffnage House

For travelers weary of hotels and in need of a home away from home, try a self-sufficentapartmet in the four-star Dunstaffnage House, a perfect accommodation and an inexpensive way to enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer. The apartments are spacious with an abundance of natural light.

Dunstaffnage House offers guest an apartment that sleeps five, full bathroom, some equipped with power shower or Jacuzzi bath, sitting/dining rooms along with a grocery starter pack that includes tea, coffee, sugar, juices, and bread.

Enjoy the sites of Prince Street, the Royal Mile, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, one of the Queen's official residences when in Scotland, all within walking distance of an apartment at Jurys Inn.

And if (for some reason), you get bored of Edinburgh, hire a car and drive over the impressive Forth Bridge for a cruise in the Kingdom of Fife.