Built in 1848, the elegant and luxurious hotel is the ideal place for both holidaymakers and business travellers and ably combines traditional with modern facilities. A modern extension has been built, which ideally complements the Georgian architecture of the terrace building. Guests may treat themselves to international, British, and Scottish delicacies prepared by the famous head chef in the Melrose restaurant. On offer in the hotel are a total of 199 rooms, and facilities include a lobby area with a reception desk manned around the clock, a safe for depositing valuables, and a cloakroom. Guests may also take advantage of the Melrose lounge and atrium, and the Consort bar.
This is one of the most discerning hotels in Edinburgh, located directly in the historical city centre on Charlotte Square with good views over the surrounding gardens. Princes Street, the famous Edinburgh Castle, and countless shopping amenities are practically on the doorstep. Links to the public transport network can be found in the immediate vicinity of the hotel (approximately 30 m).
The rooms in both the modern extension and the Georgian wing are wonderfully appointed. Superb decoration, a comfortable working area with Internet access, an en suite bathroom, satellite TV, a direct dial telephone, an extra telephone socket, personal voicemail, a welcome tray, and a hairdryer are only a part of the room fittings. All guest rooms are non-smoking.
The hotel's wide leisure offerings range from a 12-metre indoor swimming pool to a sauna, solarium and steam room as well as a professional massage service, aerobics and aqua fit in the Vital Health Fitness and Beauty Spa.
A full Scottish breakfast is available every morning and those wishing for something lighter can enjoy pastries or a cafe latte in the lounge. Snacks are available throughout the day with dinner served from the extensive menu in the evening.
The hotel accepts cash, cheques, some debit cards and American Express, MasterCard and VISA credit cards. There is an extra charge per account settled by credit card on check-out.
Take the M8 to Edinburgh from Glasgow. Follow signs for the city centre (A8). As one approaches Princes Street, the House of Fraser department store is on the left-hand side. Keep in the left lane, drive through the 1st set of traffic lights, and immediately after there is a 2nd set of traffic lights. Turn left onto South Charlotte Street and the hotel is on the right-hand side just after the next set of traffic lights.
The heart of Edinburgh, Charlotte Square, was designed by the famous Georgian architect Robert Adam. The hotel is also one of his designs. Check-in is from 2 pm and check-out is before 11 am. Car parking is available onsite for a limited number of cars. This must be pre-booked prior to arrival and is payable on departure from the hotel.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
Iron and board