Hotel du Vin

25/09/2018 by .

It’s the Edinburgh Festival and we could hardly be in a better position for the fringe fun. Hotel du Vin & Bistro is near bustling Bristo Square, but a peaceful distance from the hoards in a historic building that’s accessed through a characterful courtyard complete with a cute Cigar Bothy.

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The Principal Edinburgh

13/07/2017 by .

Things have changed since I last stayed at 19-21 George Street. The former George Hotel is now The Principal Edinburgh and its facelift is looking good.

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The Glasshouse Hotel

20/07/2015 by .

The Glasshouse Hotel  is something of a Tardis: walking past the beautiful old church near Edinburgh’s iconic Calton Hill, you’d have no idea that the facade leads into a modern 77 room hotel, beautifully designed to both compliment the traditional exterior and to make the most of its scenic setting.

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Chester Residence named Small Hotel of the Year

12/02/2015 by .

An exclusive collection of 23 5-star Georgian townhouse apartments in the heart of Edinburgh’s elegant West End has won top spot in a well respected awards competition. The Chester Residence named small hotel of the year in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® Awards 2015 claimed the ‘No1 Luxury Hotel in the UK’ and the ‘7th Best Luxury Hotel in Europe titles.

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Dalhousie Castle Hotel. Edinburgh, Scotland

12/02/2014 by .

Well this was a first. Getting from London to Edinburgh in only four and a half hours by train with Virgin Trains, and when we worked it out it actually took less time than flying and a fraction of the cost too. And Waverley is one of those grand old stations that plonk you slap in the middle of town in-between Edinburgh’s wonderful medieval old town and the Georgian new town. It really is a wonderful city, but I wanted some country air too and the four star luxurious Dalhousie Castle Hotel is only eight miles or a 15 minute bus ride away.

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Weekend in Edinburgh. What can you pack in?

27/08/2013This entry was posted in Edinburgh, Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Scotland, United Kingdom and tagged , , , on by .

It’s getting late in the evening at the old castle, and I’m sitting watching the closing of the Edinburgh Tattoo.

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