Edinburgh

Where to stay in Edinburgh

How to choose the right accommodation in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh – the capital city of Scotland is a melting pot of culture and history. A city filled with wild, beautiful and peaceful parks, gastronomic delights and superb shopping. But where do you stay?

Before you choose your perfect hotel or apartment you need to ask yourself the following questions:

Style – Do you seek a luxurious designer hotel, romantic getaway for two, family friendly or self-catering apartment? Which would best suit your travelling party’s needs?

Budget – How long are you planning to stay in the city and how much do you have to spend per night or per stay?

Transport – Are you driving during your stay, did you arrive by train or fly into the local airport? Do you plan on using public transport, hiring a bicycle etc?

Attractions – Which tourist attractions do you wish to visit during your time in Edinburgh? Do you plan on leaving the city to explore Scotland further?

All of these questions are crucial to finding the ideal hotel or city apartment for your stay.

Edinburgh and its outlying areas have an accommodation for everyone – from luxury spa hotels to cheap studio apartments in residential areas close to the city centre. Research, choose your location and you will be able to make the most of your city stay.

There is only one rule of thumb when planning a visit to Edinburgh – book in advance. During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August/September and the run up to Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) the city attracts visitors from all over the world, so reserve your room well in advance to avoid disappointment.