Prestonfield

Priestfield Rd., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT, Scotland

The Highland "coos" (cows), peacocks, and grouse wandering around this hotel's 20-acre grounds transport you to a whole new world; one that's only five minutes by car from the Royal Mile. Inside this 1687 mansion, baroque opulence reigns, with rich velvet curtains, gold-framed portraits, and alabaster-sculpted busts adorning the grand and eccentric public rooms. Guest rooms are in a similar vein, plushly decorated with antique furnishings. The romantic Rhubarb restaurant is suitably sumptuous: expect theatrical decor and a menu featuring Scottish guinea fowl, venison, and scallops and hake. If you have room for dessert, request the impossibly gooey chocolate brownie.

PROS

  • baroque grandeur
  • comfortable beds
  • extensive grounds

CONS

  • underwhelming showers
  • brooding decor can look gloomy

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Quiet
Residential Area
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0131-225–7800

HOTEL DETAILS

23 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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