This family-friendly city hotel is set in a building which originally played home to Edinburgh's first large-scale hotel, opened in 1819. After years of being utilised for different purposes, the building was recently returned to its former glory, with many original fireplaces and pillars still in place. The hotel is, therefore, a traditional property with a contemporary twist in the décor. The establishment is fully air-conditioned and comprises a total of 187 guest rooms spread across 10 floors. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, hotel safe and cloakroom. On-site facilities include lift access, a bar and a restaurant, conference facilities and WLAN Internet access. 24-hour room service and a laundry service are available.Check in: 14h. Check out: 12h.Many bedrooms feature views of the Firth of Forth, whilst others have floor-to-ceiling windows. The rooms are contemporary and chic in design and style. The en suite bathrooms come with a bathtub/walk-in shower and hairdryer, and in-room amenities include a direct dial telephone, 42-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, CD/DVD player, BOSE surround sound (upgrades only), pay-per-view films and Internet access. Guests can also expect to find a fridge, a safety deposit box, tea and coffee making facilities, an ironing set, central heating, individually regulated air conditioning and king-size/double beds.