If you want to experience Edinburgh in luxury then these are the top 5 star hotels in Edinburgh that you should consider.
Best 5* Hotels in Edinburgh
You have made the very good decision to visit the Scottish capital but now you need the perfect place to stay. As Edinburgh travel guide experts, we can help make your stay extra special with guidance on the right hotel for you.
The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
We start the luxury hotel guide with the jewel in Edinburgh’s hotel crown. The iconic Balmoral Hotel is as much a landmark as it is a hotel, spa, restaurant and bar; if you are looking to mark a special occasion then look no further than this hotel. This neo-Renaissance hotel stands out for the clock tower than dominates the impressive exterior. However, is is inside the hotel that you instantly get a sense of the luxury that has attracted royalty, film stars, prime ministers and more of the elite for decades.
Picture-perfect bedrooms are topped off with marble bathrooms and a 24-hour 5* service that you would expect from a property like this. This is a full-service hotel with amenities including a spa, indoor swimming pool, 3 restaurants and 2 bars to unwind in. It is no wonder that guests often don’t want to leave the hotel!
The Balmoral Hotel is home to one of the most prestigious and respected dining rooms in Edinburgh, Number One. The Michelin star restaurant is led by Jeff Bland but don’t let his surname put you off, the food is far from bland. Book before you arrive to avoid disappointment. You can read the raving TripAdvisor reviews here.
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
If you are in need of a spa weekend then the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in central Edinburgh is the dream destination. The best spa in town boasts an infinity swimming pool, 7 spa treatment areas, a thermal suite, Espa treatments and stunning rooftop hydro pod. The Sheraton is a slice of paradise.
However the Sheraton Grand hotel is more than just a spa. Luxury, modern rooms offer the option of a castle-view and you are guaranteed one of the best dinner seats in the city if you choose to dine at the hotel. In case you need any more ways of relaxing, head to the hotel bar and ask for their own gin, Edinburgh One Square gin.
Treat someone special or have some “you” time in this magnificent luxury, 5 star destination.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh (The Caledonia)
Part of a world-class family of hotels, this is a modern take on The Grand hotel we are all so familiar with. Book an Edinburgh city break that includes a stay at the Walford Astoria and you will have an exceptional visit. As a nod to the classic Waldorf experience, top hats are still worn on the door but the rooms offer a stark contrast with their modern facilities.
As you would expect from a leading five star establishment, there are exclusive spa and pool facilities in the hotel. If you want to truly create a memory of a lifetime then upgrade your Edinburgh break by booking a “Castle View” room. The label given to these rooms saves us the energy of explaining the benefit of these premium rooms. The image below speaks a thousand words and a view that has been enjoyed by visitors throughout the history of the hotel.
Unwind in the railway-themed bar with one of the whiskeys from an extensive selection that is on offer. If you want luxury, the Waldorf Astoria (The Caledonia) is for you.
Getting to your holiday in Edinburgh
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