Unique. Beautiful. Daring.

the soul of edinburgh

Old Town character meets contemporary design at Edinburgh’s newest urban escape and Scotland’s first member of Design Hotels™. Perfectly suited for today's intrepid traveller and primely placed in the heart of the Scottish capital.

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bold design & distinct comfort

A modern take on Baronial materiality and composition provides the inspiration behind our unique guest rooms. Natural materials such as white oak and textured stone provide a tactile canvas for modern design classics, alongside custom-made furniture and handcrafted pieces. Charming wooden shutters are inspired by the original window fixtures of the historic Old Town and create a warm, homely atmosphere, which is further encouraged by the use of fabric wallpaper and soft woollen accents. Guest room bathrooms have been designed as modern ante-rooms, finished in luxurious marble, featuring solid stone basins and rainfall showers by Via Bizzuno accompanied with amenities from North Berwick based brand Laura Thomas Co. 

Fabulous hotel

Absolutely lovely hotel, comfy beds and pillows, clean,modern with great amenities in the room. Stayed in a Vista room which had good views and was ample in size. Dyson hair-dryer and ghd straighteners plus the mini bar very nice touches. Location was fantastic straight out of the train station and a short walk to royal mile and city centre. Will definitely stay again when visiting edinburgh.

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jo s - Tripadvisor, March 2024

City Gem

Fab modern hotel. Excellent location for both the Old & New Towns. Extremely quiet & peaceful inside the hotel & only a stones throw away from Waverley station. It has everything you could want in a city hotel. Didn’t eat in the hotel although a super choice of restaurants extremely near by.

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Suntraveller2006 - TripAdvisor, March 2024

A great hotel in the heart of Edinburgh

A modern and comfortable hotel in an excellent location with Princes Street and the Royal Mile just a few minutes walk away.

Rooms are very well appointed (with an inclusive minibar) and quiet (a pleasant surprise given we were on a low floor facing Market Street & Waverley Station).

Now firmly my go-to hotel in Edinburgh

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Ian B - TripAdvisor, March 2024


experience the authentic

Carve your own path and discover a unique perspective on Edinburgh. Our local heroes are on hand to help you connect with our beautiful city in a meaningful and memorable way. Through our knowledge, live local and uncover Edinburgh’s true nature and charm.


'Aon-adharcach' Unicorn

Scottish culture & heritage are woven into the fabric of our hotel design, as the unicorn is in Scotland’s history.