This charming establishment is one of Edinburgh's most stylish country house hotels. It dates back to 1843 and comprises 83 spacious bedrooms, which have all been carefully decorated to provide a restful escape with a host of modern touches and thoughtful extras. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, hotel safe and a cloakroom. Award-winning cuisine is the very essence of the hotel, and guests can choose between 'Ushers' - the fine dining restaurant - the informal brasserie, or even 24-hour room service. Other on-site facilities include lift access, a bar, WLAN Internet access, room and laundry services (the latter incurs a fee) and car parking. Guests wishing to explore the local surroundings can hire bikes from reception.
Set in 22 hectares of secluded parkland and lush green lawns, this Victorian mansion is just 9.6 km from the centre of Edinburgh, where guests will find a number of sights including Edinburgh Castle. In the immediate vicinity one can find restaurants, bars and pubs, whilst the Royal Yacht Britannia and Livingston Designer Outlet shopping centre can be reached in under half an hour by car. Edinburgh Airport is just 5 minutes from the accommodation.
The guest rooms are en suite with bathrooms which include a bathtub/shower, hand-selected toiletries, grooming amenities, bathrobes and a hairdryer. Guests can expect to find a range of facilities in their rooms, such as a direct dial telephone, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a DVD player, a safety deposit box, an iron and ironing board, a trouser press and a mini fridge. A turndown service is provided, while tea and coffee-making facilities, bottle of mineral water and broadband Internet access are all complimentary.
Guests have full access to the health club, including the heated indoor swimming pool, the hydrotherapy pool, hydro-massage showers, a traditional sauna, a crystal steam room, a gym, a group exercise studio and the spa, which offers spa and massage treatments. Convenient refreshments are available at the poolside snackbar and guests can relax on the sun loungers on the sun terrace. Guests wishing to play a round of golf can visit Turnhouse, which is just a 10-minute drive away.
This half-board and full-board hotel caters for all of the clients' dining requirements. A continental breakfast is served and breakfast is also available in buffet style. Lunch and dinner can be selected from the set and à la carte menus.
The hotel accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA.
From Edinburgh: Take the A8 past the airport. The hotel is 800 metres down the road on the left. From Glasgow: Follow the M8 to junction 2 (signed Edinburgh Airport). Then follow the signs for the airport and pass the Highland Showground (A8) where you will see the brown signs for the hotel.
Check in: 15h. Check out: 11h.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board