From historical architecture to cosy restaurants and tartan strewn bars, Edinburgh is the perfect city in which to enhance the romance factor in your relationship.
Feast your eyes upon a few of the best romantic hotels in Edinburgh.
The Bonham – 35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7RN
A luxury boutique hotel situated in Edinburgh’s trendy west end, the Bonham is an eclectic mix of lavish textures, bold colour palettes and contemporary artwork. The hotel has 49 individually designed suites and rooms and a wonderfully intimate restaurant which serves local produce and seasonally inspired dishes. The central yet peaceful location allows solitude and romantic interludes in the heart of the city.
The Glasshouse Hotel – 2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3AA
The Glasshouse used to be Lady Glenorchy Church – a 160 year old church which was converted into a hotel in 2003. Unique in architecture and design, the 77 room luxury boutique establishment has exchanged the pews and altar for warm, atmospheric interiors and is now known as one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh. The superb views of the city and splendid rooftop garden are the pièce de résistance of this elegant gem. To add to its romantic status, this hotel won wedding venue of the year in 2014 and has been elected by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the top 50 hottest hotels in the world!
The Chester Residence – 9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7SL
If hotels aren’t your idea of romance and you prefer a more flexible accommodation, then the Chester Residence could be for you. Chic and designer led, the Chester Residence houses five star luxury serviced apartments – close to the main shopping area of Princes Street. Laden with lots of little extras the Chester Residence has everything you need to make your romantic weekend one to remember.
Prestonfield – Prestonfield House, Prestonfield Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5UT
Prestonfield was constructed in 1687, a grand baroque building once home to Edinburgh’s Lord Provost. Today the building hosts 23 opulent and luxurious rooms designed with dramatic theatrical presence. It is fair to say the art, architecture and fascinating fusion of colours in this hotel ensure it is firmly ensconced as one of Scotland’s most exciting hotels. In addition to the splendour of the rooms, Prestonfield has its own restaurant “Rhubarb” with a collection of private dining areas. This hotel is the perfect couple’s hideaway – you may never want to leave!
The Roxburghe – 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ
Winner of Edinburgh hotel of the year at the Scottish hotel awards in 2014, the Roxburghe has everything you need for a romantic stay in the city. Situated in a Georgian townhouse two minutes’ walk from Princes Street, this fabulous accommodation overlooks Edinburgh Castle. With spa and leisure facilities to tempt and delight, the Roxburghe becomes a haven for relaxation, rejuvenation and romance.