If you think hotel websites can be a little dull, check out The Grassmarket's. The distance to the city's major attractions, for instance, is noted in footsteps. That sense of fun is echoed in the hotel itself, which skipped onto the accommodation scene in 2012. Designer Jim Hamilton has been willfully playful. Walls around the reception desk are hung with old keys, and there are high silver banquettes and bookshelves stacked with games and copies of the Beano. You can grab a cappuccino here, but for breakfast you need to stumble next door to Biddy Mulligans pub. Rooms are divided into cosy (single), snug (double), and comfy categories—double, triple and quad.  All the amenities the hotel-savvy guest expects are here (rainfall showers and iPod docking stations), along with a few they probably don't, including comic strip Dandy wallpaper, a magnetic city map across one wall, and complimentary Tunnocks teacakes, for the big kid in you.