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This landmark city building between the Old and New Towns combines Edwardian features with sleek contemporary bedrooms, an all-day brasserie and a plush private cinema.

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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.



The hotel is in a near-perfect position to explore the historic sites and museums around the Royal Mile, or the shops and galleries of George Street.

Located between the Old and New Towns, you're on busy North Bridge but also close 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 10-minute walk to the hotel. Book trains to Edinburgh.

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Originally built in 1905 for The Scotsman newspaper offices, this landmark building still has its Edwardian grandeur. With baronial turrets and grand windows on the exterior, within you'll find oak panelling and a marble staircase. That said, it still has a sense of modern luxury.


Surprisingly, there is no guest lounge, but if you fancy a lazy evening, there's a plush cinema and you can indulge in cocktails and ice cream. Staff are helpful and the concierge team are efficient. The free shoe-shine service is a nice touch.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Cinema
  • Family-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi


Rooms are spread out over nine floors and two wings. Although they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all are reasonably spacious with the same décor - oak-panelled walls, soft neutral creams and greys and faux-marble bathrooms.

Room types: Director Room, Reporter Room, Family Room, Feature Suite, Headline Suite, Publisher Suite, Penthouse

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

Food & Drink

The Grand Café hits all the right notes with its all-day menu, comprising strong Scottish ingredients from Scottish mussels to blackened seabass with sweetcorn chowder. Bag a mezzanine-level table to be tucked away but still watch the action. Breakfast is served in a separate dining room and is a buffet of hot and cold food, as well as dishes cooked to order.

Grand Cafe: All day dining, seasonal Scottish ingredients. Dishes include Highland venison, Haggis spiced roast celeriac steak and line-caught haddock. Open daily, 10am-11pm.
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