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Good-value boutique-style hotel with classic Mal playful design and sultry colours in a smart location in the New Town and with a cool bar and well-priced restaurant.

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Helen Pickles
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Growing up in Yorkshire and with family holidays in the Lake District, Helen, who writes for several UK national newspapers, developed a love of walking and the big outdoors. When it comes to cities, and food, Italy has the edge – and her heart.



You're in a great New Town location, close to the shops on George Street as well as cultural hotspots including the city's two main art galleries.

The hotel is on St Andrew Square, within walking distance of Waverley Station.

By car: over an hour from Glasgow, 2 hours 30 minutes from Newcastle and 4 hours 30 minutes from Manchester. Paid parking available nearby.

By train: Glasgow Queens Street to Edinburgh Waverley takes around 50 minutes, it's 3 hours from Manchester Piccadilly and 4 hours 45 minutes from London Kings Cross - after which, it's a 5-minute walk to the hotel. Book trains to Edinburgh.

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The hotel comprises an original Georgian townhouse and modern extension, although you'll struggle to tell the difference between the two from the interior as the charcoal grey, aubergine and ruby red colour scheme sweeps throughout.


Staff are young and confident with buckets of enthusiasm. There's a glamorour bar and small bright pink lounge. There's no on-site parking, but you do receive a generous 40 per cent discount at a nearby car park.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi


Rooms vary in size but all share the same design, and the sultry colour palette of grey and red continues. Cosy and Standard rooms have views of the internal courtyard, while higher category rooms have better views and extras. Only suites have baths.

Room types: Cosy, Standard, Club, Club Deluxe, Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

Breakfast offers a reasonable continental selection, plus some hot cooked-to-order dishes. The grill menu features classics, for example, buffalo chicken or prawn cocktail to start followed by baby back ribs or handsome steaks. Enjoy a cocktail to get the evening off to a relaxed start - the porn star martini is very popular.

Malmaison Bar & Grill: fusion grill restaurant, seasonal dishes. Open daily for breakfast and dinner, Fri-Sun for lunch and afternoon tea. Fixed price menu from £20.

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