The Bonham Hotel

35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 7RN

Price from: £70

Bedroom at The Bonham

By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#7 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
4.8
4.8
Eating/drinking:
4.7
4.7
Public areas:
4.3
4.3
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Singles, Romance, Shopping

Best for Food - Expert review of The Bonham Hotel

A boutique hotel set in Edinburgh's peaceful West End.

The Bonham is part of The Townhouse Group, a small hotel group owned and run by local businessman Peter Taylor. He knows Edinburgh like the back of his hand and understands his customers well. Each of his three hotels are unique gems in a landscape of globalisation and sameness.

With its high ceilings, plush carpets and designer furniture The Bonham successfully mixes old school with contemporary. The rooms in these converted Victorian townhouses are decorated to give a feeling of warmth and welcome, not airy, drafty and minimalist. 

Location: 

In the heart of the leafy West End, which is hard to believe as there is a genuine feeling of tranquility in this sophisticated residential area.

Bedrooms: 

There are 48 rooms, all decorated in Designers Guild fabric. Colour schemes vary from dark rich reds to heathery coloured plaids and all have huge squishy beds and well thought out en-suite bathrooms. As it is not a purpose-built hotel some rooms are unusual shapes and sizes but just be specific when you book as to what sort of room you would like. I also recommend a north facing room: you get great views over Fife and the Georgian New Town and gardens.

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Public areas: 

The reception area has comfy leather chairs, couches and open fires in the winter; it's the ideal place to sit and swig a large gin and tonic before heading out on the town.

Eating and drinking: 

Restaurant at The Bonham is consistent and popular with Edinburgh locals. The chef here is great and has won several awards for his interesting dishes utilising seasonal Scottish produce. The wine list is great too and the Boozy Snoozy Lunch, which is lunch for four with two bottles of wine at the weekend, is well worth investigating; it's the ideal place for a lost weekend.

Service: 

Very friendly, smiley and enthusiastic.

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Who stays there: 

Couples, families, guys here to golf, girls here to shop. All ages and stages.

Pros: 
Location
Great restaurant
Cons: 
No lively bar for the party animals late on

More information on The Bonham Hotel:

Price from:
£70
Type:
Hotel
Address:
35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 7RN
Free tags / Keywords:
Privately owned, unique, townhouse
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Parking, Pets Allowed

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