Hotel du Vin

11 Bristo Pl., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 1EZ, Scotland

Leave it to one of the United Kingdom's most forward-thinking chains to convert a Victorian-era asylum into this understated luxury property that feels steeped in history and lore despite its contemporary decor and trappings, like the hip bar and restaurant. The 47 amply proportioned rooms are all individually designed, so do some research ahead of time; all, however, mix original architectural elements with stylish appointments like Egyptian linen-topped hand-sprung mattresses, deep soaking tubs, and plasma TVs. Elsewhere, there's a French-style Bistro du Vin and mezzanine bar, cigar area, tasting room, unique meeting spaces and—of course—a well-stocked wine cellar. Guests can also kick back in the hotel's whisky snug, where 270 different varieties of the "water of life" are ripe for sampling. Situated next to the university, the hotel is surrounded by pubs and restaurants and is close to city attractions, yet it's easy to find peace within the warren-like recesses of the building—something the former residents might not have achieved.

PROS

  • very unique and historical building
  • trendy design
  • lively on-site dining and drinking
  • great deals off-season

CONS

  • quarter-mile walk to nearest parking
  • bathtub-in-middle-of-bedroom affectation off-putting to some
  • neighborhood sometimes noisy

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0131-247–4900

HOTEL DETAILS

37 rooms, 10 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

What’s Nearby


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