Built in 1923 as a grand bank, the building was extensively renovated with many original features restored in 1998 to create this hotel which has recently undergone refurbishment in February 2008. The hotel comprises 9 en-suite bedrooms of a 3-star standard, each one individually designed to reflect the work and lives of a famous Scot. The rooms are arranged over the three floors and accessed via the original staircase.
This popular city hotel occupies a prime location in Edinburgh city centre, situated on the Royal Mile and only two minutes' walk from Princes Street - all the history and culture of Edinburgh is quite literally on the doorstep. Countless shopping venues, bars, restaurants and nightclubs are to be found in the vicinity. The sightseeing attraction of Holyrood Palace is only 200 m away from the hotel. Links to the public transport network also lie within walking distance. Transfer to the airport takes about 25 minutes (15 km).
Included in all our rooms are a self-lockable safe, iPod dock with ceiling in-built speakers, bathroom controllable speaker system and full tea and coffee making facilities which come with Scottish delicacies. All bedrooms also come with GHD hair straighteners as standard, large flat screen TV, iron with iron board and working desk area and complimentary Wi-Fi.
We host an extensive selection of Scottish whisky hand selected from the Islands, Highlands, Lowlands and Speyside. If you're not sure which one to try, our staff is always on hand to recommend and guide. If you are looking for the perfect cocktail, you'll find it at the Bank, with an extensive collection of classics plus some twists of our own.We also have live music every Friday and Saturday night.
A full Scottish and continental-style breakfast selection is served on the mezzanine level of the Bank Bar, with views onto The Royal Mile.
American Express, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
From the airport, follow signs to Edinburgh city centre along the A8, through Corstorphine, Murrayfield and Haymarket. At the West End of Princes Street, turn right into Lothian Road and take the first left into Kings Stables Road. Follow this road under the bridge until reaching the Grassmarket. At the T-Junction turn left into the Grassmarket and continue through onto the Cowgate under 2 bridges. After the 2nd bridge take the 2nd road on the left, a small lane called Blackfriars Street. Turn left at the top onto the Royal Mile and the Bank Hotel is situated on the corner of South Bridge and the Royal Mile is on the left-hand side. Guests can park briefly on Niddry Street, which is the first street on the left before the hotel, while they unload luggage. Car parking is available at St Johns Hill Car Park by the Pleasance, where guests will receive 20% discount on parking.
Check-in is from 2 pm and check-out is before 11 am.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board