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The Most Luxurious Hotels in Edinburgh

Jennifer Rigby | July 06, 2018

Whether it's impeccable service, gorgeous textiles or jawdropping amenities, from high-end restaurants to glittering spas - and indeed, often all of the above - these luxury hotels are our best bet for splashing some serious cash in Edinburgh.

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Why it made the list

Fancy and it knows it - but sometimes that's exactly what you want. Large and swanky, with good restaurants and the UK's only Guerlain spa.

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The Dunstane Houses

Why it made the list

Luxurious in a boutique, small-scale way, the Dunstane Houses is a gorgeous option for those who want a more personal touch. The roll-top baths in the suites are fantastic.

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Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh

Why it made the list

A cool modern version of luxury, from your welcome G&T to the snazzy decor, this hotel also boasts a great central location.

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The Witchery by the Castle

Why it made the list

So luxurious and ostentatious it is almost too much - but it isn't. Beautiful rooms and a lovely restaurant, although it's a small restaurant with rooms rather than a top hotel, so it's probably not the option for you if you want the full spa or concierge service of other luxury properties.

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Balmoral Hotel

Why it made the list

A gorgeous hotel that ticks that true luxury box: every whim is catered for almost before you even think of it.

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Why it made the list

Go wild and stay at the foot of Arthur's Seat in a room once occupied by US founding father Benjamin Franklin. Sumptuous, sexy and stylish.

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  • 6. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
    Princes St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB, Scotland
  • 5. The Dunstane Houses
    4 West Coates & 5 Hampton Terrace, Haymarket Edinburgh, EH12 5JQ, Scotland
  • 4. Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh
    1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH1 12AD, Scotland
  • 3. The Witchery by the Castle
    Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NF, Scotland
  • 2. Balmoral Hotel
    1 Princes St., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ, Scotland
  • 1. Prestonfield
    Priestfield Rd., Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT, Scotland

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