Location, location, location: If you want to be right in the thick of it, you can't beat this hotel on the Royal Mile, roughly halfway between the Castle and Holyrood Palace. A new build (well, 1990), its 16th-century-style sandstone turrets blend in with Old Town architecture. The rooms won't win any design awards—they're quite bland despite the thistle-themed wallpaper in the Turret Suites—but most have great views towards the Firth of Forth and Arthur's Seat or the Royal Mile, while the triple glazing is an added bonus (the Royal Mile is a teeming tide of tourists during festival season). The lobby, however, is surprisingly sleek and futuristic, with individual reception desks defined in a sharp black-and-white palette. Itchycoo Bar and Kitchen was also revamped in 2014.
80 High St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Old Town Phone 0131/557–9797 Prices £95–£450 doubles excluding breakfast (£17.95), £150–£500 suites including breakfast Units 238 Amenities Restaurant, bar, lounge, room service, indoor pool, health club, sauna, on-site car park £12.50 per day, free Wi–Fi Web site Radisson BluBook a Room Now
Map80 High St. Edinburgh
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