21212

Edinburgh
Hotel


A Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms with cherubs on the walls, white leather dining pods and fat sofas in stunning bedrooms

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

A chic restaurant with rooms in Edinburgh’s East End, with Holyrood Palace and the Botanic Gardens both close. Paul left his Michelin star down south, bought this Georgian townhouse, spent a fortune turning it into a 21st-century pleasure dome, then opened for business and won back his star. The house stands at the top of a hill with long views north towards the Firth of Forth. Inside, contemporary splendour waits. High ceilings and vast windows come as standard, but wander at will and find a cool first-floor drawing room, cherubs on the walls, busts and statues all over the place, even a private dining pod made of white leather. Stunning bedrooms have enormous beds, cool colours, fat sofas and iPod docks. Those at the front have the view, all have robes in magnificent bathrooms. As for the restaurant, the kitchen is on display behind a wall of glass and the food it produces is heavenly stuff, perhaps crab with caviar and scallops, chicken with pecan and pimiento, black cherry rice with cucumber and mint syrup. If that’s not enough head up to Leith for afternoon tea on Royal Yacht Britannia. 

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-10pm
Check out
12pm
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 days at New Year.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Lunch from £28. Dinner, 3 courses, £70; 5-course tasting menu £85. Not Sunday or Monday.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £115
4 Doubles
From £115

Reviews

We just had the most wonderful stay in this beautiful Georgian town house. The room was just sumptuous, the bed heavenly, the staff friendly and helpful and as for the food, well that was something else, an experience I will never forget, possibly the best gastronomic experience we have ever had. I highly recommend you come and stay here if you are coming to Edinburgh and you love good food.

Victoria, Bristol

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Katie Woodburn

  • Come in December for the Christmas markets, or on New Year’s Eve for the Hogmanay party, including a massive street party on Princes Street
  • In August, Edinburgh is taken over by the exciting sounds, sights and delights of the famous Festival - a theatrical extravaganza. Book well in advance for a stay during this month
  • Check out the palace of Holyrood House, the Royal family’s Edinburgh residence, including its abbey and the Queen's Gallery, which hosts visiting exhibitions from the Royal collections
  • Catch your breath after walking up to Arthur’s Seat - then have it taken away again by the views
  • Stroll up Calton Hill, behind the hotel, and enjoy views out to the Firth of Forth
  • Pop up to Edinburgh Castle, which lords it over the city. Hear the One o’Clock Gun booming from the battlements, admire the Scottish Crown Jewels, and visit the National War Museum of Scotland