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Tucked away in a 16th century merchant's house by the gates of Edinburgh castle, the Witchery is a vision of Gothic excess. There are eight palatial suites, each more decadent than the last: think sumptuous, tapestry-draped four posters, oak-panelled walls and acres of brocade, marble and gilding.
Bibliophiles will relish the Library suite, with a secret door leading to a book-lined bathroom, though the hotel's first suite, the Inner Sanctum, is still one of the best, with its spiral staircase, red and gold bedroom and fire-lit study.
Rates of £325 - £350 per suite per night includes a bottle of Champagne, cookies, mineral water, turn down service, newspaper and the Witchery's renowned breakfast hamper served in your suite each day.
The Witchery has two secluded restaurants, each with their own personality, and both share an exquisite cuisine renowned throughout the world.
Address:The Witchery by the CastleCastlehillThe Royal MileEdinburghEH1 2NF Telephone: (0044) (0)131 225 email@example.com
The Witchery by the Castle - map
If you like living unique experiences, this one is for you. As one of the earliest Edinburgh hotels, it was built in 1687 as the home of Edinburgh's Lord provost and is now one of the city's most luxurious 5 stars hotels. The interior is magnificient and is only matched by the gardens and woodlands that surround the House.
There are 23 lavishly styled rooms and suites, the hotel is somewhat boutique, but it does have a restaurant as well as a number of private dining rooms, opulent salons and historic public rooms.
Prestonfield is surrounded by 20 acres of gardens and parkland and provides the privacy and seclusion of a country estate. Buses to Edinburgh's historic heart are a 5-minute walk away.
ContactPrestonfield HousePriestfield RoadEdinburghEH16 5UT
Telephone: (0044)(0) 131 225 7800Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prestonfield House - map
The address of Edinburgh hotels don't get much grander than this: Number One is a complete Georgian House overlooking Royal Circus Gardens in the centre of Edinburgh New Town. Its owners describe this place as a five-room B&B although it feels more like an exclusive boutique hotel. Bedrooms are airy and elegant, with high painted ceilings (original from 1823), contemporary bathrooms and enormous beds.
Along with a games and sitting rooms there's a magnificient salon with a baby grand piano (song sheets provided): just the thing for a serenade on Valentine's Day.Address:
1 Royal CircusEdinburgh EH3 6TLScotland
email@example.com Telephone: (0044) (0)131 625 6669
Map - One Royal Circus
Behind a handsome curving sandstone facade (and doormen clad in Missoni kilts), this 136-room hotel combines sleek monochrome design with the label's signature geometric patterns and bold use of colour.
Coffee machines and iPod decks come as standard in the rooms, along with the free WiFi, on demand movies and a complimentary minibar (think sof drinks rather than single malts). Staff are discreetly attentive and the location is spot-on: just off the Royal Mile with views across the city to Arthur's Seat.
Address:1 George IV BridgeEdinburghEH1 1AD
Telephone: (0044) (0)131 220 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel G&V Royal Mile - map
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