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.
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.
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.
Very friendly, smiley and enthusiastic.
Who stays there
Couples, families, guys here to golf, girls here to shop. All ages and stages.
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Great restaurant
- No lively bar for the party animals late on