The Bonham Hotel

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Address: 35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7RN, Scotland

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.6

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
4.8
90%
Eating/drinking
4.7
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
4.8
90%
Public areas
4.3
90%

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.

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.

Who stays there

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

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • Romance
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

  • Great restaurant
  • Location
  • No lively bar for the party animals late on
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