Compare 4-Star Hotels in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh 4 Star Hotel Comparison table
Popular 4-star Edinburgh Hotels The George Bonham Tigerlily Channings Le Monde Best Western Bruntsfield Holyrood Aparthotel Rutland Radisson Blu Macdonald Roxburghe Apex Waterloo Place Apex International Hotel Du Vin Novotel Barcelo Carlton Apex City Salisbury Rick's Dakota
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George Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £74-£244 ($116-$383)

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Bonham Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £69-£156 ($108-$245)

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Tigerlily Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £125-£204 ($196-$321)

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Channings Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £87-£173 ($137-$272)

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Le Monde Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £125-£295 ($196-$464)

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Best Western Bruntsfield Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £76-£203 ($119-$319)

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Holyrood apartHotel Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £83-£235 ($130-$369)

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Rutland Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £100-£203 ($157-$319)

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Radisson Blu Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £79-£206 ($124-$324)

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Roxburghe Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £83-£207 ($130-$325)

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Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £85-£195 ($133-$306)

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Apex International Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £78-£186 ($122-$292)

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Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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£115-£173

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Novotel Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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£74-£169

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Carlton Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £87-£210 ($137-$330)

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Apex City Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £79-£185 ($124-$291)

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Salisbury Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £65-£140 ($102-$220)

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Rick's Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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£90-£129

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Dakota Hotel near Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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£59-£132

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Location George Street, New Town
In City Centre
Drumsheugh Gardens, New Town
Close to City Centre
George Street, New Town
In City Centre
Stockbridge, New Town
Outside City Centre
George Street, New Town
In City Centre
Morningside
Outside City Centre, Bruntsfield
Holyrood, Old Town
Outside City Centre, Royal Mile Accommodation
Rutland Street, West End
Ultra Central Hotel, Princes Street Accommodation
Royal Mile, Old Town
In City Centre, Royal Mile Accommodation
Charlotte Square, New Town
In City Centre
Waterloo Place, East End
Ultra Central Hotel, Princes Street Accommodation
Grassmarket, Old Town
Close to City Centre, Old Town Accommodation
Bristo Place
Outside City Centre, close to Edinburgh University and Grassmarket
Lauriston Close
Outside City Centre, near Grassmarket
North Bridge, Old Town
Ultra Central Hotel, Royal Mile & Princes Street Accommodation
Grassmarket, Old Town
Close to City Centre, Old Town Accommodation
Newington
Outside City Centre, close to Holyrood
Frederick Street, New Town
In City Centre
Queensferry
Near Edinburgh
Hotel Type Chain Boutique Boutique Boutique Boutique Chain Aparthotel Boutique Chain Chain Chain Chain Chain Chain Chain Chain Boutique Boutique Chain
How would you describe this hotel? Historic, elegant, award winning, stylish, great views Elegant, contemporary, stylish, artwork, great views Trendy, cool, hip, glamorous, funky Quirky, informal, traditional, individual, memorabilia, period style Unique, themed, stylish, trendy, funky, glamorous, chic Spacious, modern, quiet, clean, friendly Spacious, modern, well-equipped, contemporary, apartments Stylish contemporary, glamorous, friendly, relaxed contemporary, elegant, well located, business hotel, leisure facilities Elegant, traditional, stylish, comfortable, leisure facilities Modern, comfortable, good value, historic, leisure facilities Modern, comfortable, good leisure facilities, fine dining, great views Stylish, quirky, full of character, converted asylum Modern and comfortable, leisure facilities Traditional, comfortable, leisure facilities, great views Contemporary, modern, comfortable, good value, friendly staff, great views Contemporary, family-owned, friendly, stylish, period features, luxurious Chilled out, trendy, friendly, contemporary Chic, stylish, modern, minimalist, business hotel
Best about this hotel Best Hotel in Edinburgh award at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2009, good location, stylish accommodation Individual and full of character, quiet residential area and 2 AA Rosette starred restaurant Great for party animals, central location, modern technology in rooms Full of character, Ernest Shackleton theme, friendly staff, quiet residential area Rooms styled after capital cities, hip atmosphere, good eating/drinking facilities Friendly staff, good restaurant, spacious rooms Spacious, good value for money, kitchen facilities, quiet location Stylish contemporary rooms, friendly staff, excellent location, award winning restaurant Well located, leisure facilities, reasonably priced parking Peaceful location close to the centre, good leisure facilities Leisure facilities, friendly staff, clean and modern rooms Leisure facilities, restaurant, views of Edinburgh Castle, child friendly Good atmosphere, full of character, interior courtyard for dining, extensive wine selection, Cigar Shack Well equipped, child friendly, comfortable, quiet Extensive leisure facilities, good location Central location, good facilities Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, children welcome, walled garden Excellent location for nightlife, popular cocktail bar and restaurant, well equipped rooms Luxurious, well maintained, chic, good for business travellers
Worst about this hotel (according to reviews from previous guests Some rooms quite small, no parking Lack of attention to detail in service and cleaning, slightly further out from the centre Can be noisy, not suitable for those looking for peace and quiet Some rooms need updating, slightly further from centre, difficult to park Can be noisy, lack of attention to detail 15-minute walk from the centre, limited parking Slightly further from the centre No parking Some rooms in need of updating Too many added extras Slow service at breakfast Noisy area, some rooms need refurbishment No parking, extras very expensive, some rooms quite small Limited parking and charge structure Lacks personal touch, charges too much for extras Noisy area, limited parking 20-minute walk from the centre Can be quite noisy A 25-minute drive from the centre and on a retail park
Number of rooms 249 48 33 41 18 67 41 apartments, each has 1 or 2 bedrooms, lounge and dining area and kitchen 12 238 198 187 169 47 180 189 119 18 10 108
Good for a romantic break? Romantic hotel Romantic hotel Maybe Romantic hotel Maybe No No Romantic hotel No Maybe No No Romantic hotel No No No Romantic hotel Maybe Maybe
Good for business? Business hotel, Meeting Rooms and extensive business facilities Business hotel, meeting rooms available Business hotel, meeting rooms available but guest rooms can be noisy Business hotel, meeting rooms available Business hotel, Corporate packages available, full business services and meeting rooms Business hotel, Meeting Rooms available Business hotel, Good for long stays due to kitchen facilities, business services available Business hotel, Business facilities available Business hotel, Meeting rooms and excellent business facilities incl Lobby charging station for phones and hand-held devices and laptop size safe Business hotel, Meeting Rooms available Business hotel, Meeting Rooms available Business hotel, Meeting Rooms available Business hotel, Meeting Rooms available Business hotel, Meeting Rooms available Business hotel, Meeting Rooms available and good business facilities Business hotel, Meeting Rooms available Not especially suited for business, although free WiFi and desk to work at Business hotel, desk space, but can be quite noisy. Meeting rooms and business services location Business hotel, Meeting rooms and business services
Good for families/groups? Some interconnecting rooms No family rooms Good for groups of girls (e.g. hen party) No family rooms No family rooms Inter-connecting rooms and family suites available Yes, most apartments have 2 bedrooms One apartment available Family rooms with seating area that can take up to five guests Family Rooms available Family rooms available with sofa bed Family rooms available with 2 queen beds, many child facilities No Family Rooms available No No family rooms Family rooms available No No
Parking No car parking, 20% discount at NCP car park 10 to 15-minute walk away Yes, Free No, discounted rates at NCP On street No, on street parking on George Street or NCP 5-minute walk away Free car parking, limited space Secure parking, included with some room rates, optional with others No, on street or nearby NCP Reasonably priced on-site parking Limited on-site parking, fairly high charges No, 15% discount at NCP on Greenside Place Limited and chargeable, NCP alternative No, 20 percent discount is Quartermile NCP car park, 10-15 minute walk away Yes, limited and per exit charge structure No parking on-site but discounted rates at a secure car-park a 10-minute walk away Limited parking available at the Apex International, 100 m away Free car parking, limited space No, on street close by or NCP within walking distance Yes, free
Distance to Princes Street (approx) 280m (3 minutes walk) 750m (10 minutes walk) 280m (3 minutes walk) 1.3 km (17 minutes walk) 230m (3 minutes walk) 1.5 km (18 minutes walk) 1.2 km (16 minutes walk) 100m (1 minute walk) 400m (6 minutes walk) 210m (2 minutes walk) 250m (3 minutes walk) 1.2 km (15 minutes walk) 850m (11 minutes walk) 850m (11 minutes walk) 500m (7 minutes walk) 1.2 km (15 minutes walk) 2.1 km (26 minutes walk) 300m (4 minutes walk) 15km (21 minutes BY CAR)
Distance to Waverley Train Station (approx) 750m (9 minutes walk) 2 km (26 minutes walk) 1.3 km (16 minutes walk) 2.5 km (32 minutes walk) 700m (8 minutes walk) 2.5 km (29 minutes walk) 1 km (14 minutes walk) 1.4 km (17 minutes walk) 240m (3 minutes walk) 1.3 km (16 minutes walk) 400m (5 minutes walk) 1 km (12 minutes walk) 1 km (11 minutes walk) 1.5 km (18 minutes walk 300m (4 minutes walk) 1 km (12 minutes walk) 1.9 km (24 minutes walk 1.1 km (14 minutes walk) 17km (25 minutes BY CAR)
Distance to Edinburgh Castle (approx) 1 km (13 minutes walk) 1.5 km (19 minutes walk) 1.3 km (16 minutes walk) 2.1 km (27 minutes walk) 900m (11 minutes walk 1.7 km (20 minutes walk) 1.4 km (20 minutes walk) 950m (12 minutes walk 550m (8 minutes walk) 1.2 km (15 minutes walk) 1.2 km (16 minutes walk) 500m (7 minutes walk) 650m (8 minutes walk) 700m (8 minutes walk) 700m (10 minutes walk) 500m (7 minutes walk) 2.3 km (29 minutes walk) 1.2 km (16 minutes walk) 16km (25 minutes BY CAR)
Hotel Restaurant Yes, Tempus Bar and Restaurant 2 AA Rosettes, French influenced Yes, incl Al Fresco Relaxed bistro plus Al Fresco sundeck 3 dining/drinking areas, Scottish and international cuisine Yes, Bisque Brasserie, casual all-day dining No, but chargeable breakfast hamper available. Groceries can be delivered for a charge Yes, award-winning Yes, tapas style, informal eating place, Itchycoo Park Yes, award winning restaurant, Melrose, Scottish and international cuisine Yes, Modern Scottish cuisine Yes, 2 AA Rosettes rooftop restaurant with views of Edinburgh Castle plus brasserie Yes, popular bistro, emphasis on fine dining Yes, Elements, contemporary cuisine Yes, Bridge Restaurant, brasserie style Yes, AA rosette seafood restaurant Yes, cafe menu Yes, trendy restaurant, popular with locals Yes, award-winning Dakota fish restaurant
Bar Yes No, but drinks can be served in the lounge Champagne Bar and Black Bar, professional mixologists Wine Bar 3 dining/drinking areas Yes No Cocktail bar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes and Whisky Snug Yes Yes Yes No Yes, very fashionable Yes
Night Club No No Lulu No Shanghai, VIP entry to is also included in room rate No No The One below, an interactive iBar (lounge bar) No No No No No No No No No No No
Child Facilities Not stated High chairs, Cots Not known High chairs, cots, kid's menu No Up To Two Children Free (Age 15 And Under) For Every Two Paying Adults In Existing Bedding. High chairs, Cots Not known Babysitting services available upon request Kids' meals and colouring pads, 12 metre indoor pool High chairs, Cots Under 17 stay free, under 12 eat and stay free, free DVD rental, toybox, kid's menu, bottle warmers, changing mats, sterilises No Very child friendly, children eat ad stay for free, children's menu, play area and late check for families on Sunday 5pm Not stated High chairs, Cots High chairs, Cots, walled garden to play in No No
Smoking Rooms Not stated Not stated on website On request No 3 bedrooms available on request No Bedrooms non smoking, but can smoke in lounge area in certain apartments on request Not known No Not stated No No Not stated No Not stated No Not stated Not stated Not stated
Disabled Access Not stated Full Not known No Not known Rooms for guests with mobility difficulties, parking for physically challenged Disabled access in two apartments, but kitchen not adapted Some rooms have disabled access Not stated Some accessible bedrooms with extra space for wheelchairs, and accessible parking spaces. Disabled access to rooms and public areas Disabled access to rooms and public areas Disabled access rooms available with walk in shower and grab handles Ramp access, Comply with Americ. Disability Act Some accessible bedrooms Disabled access to rooms and public areas There is no lift Not stated, but there is no lift Not stated
Swimming Pool No No (can use Roxburghe for £10) No No (can use Roxburghe for £10) No No No No Swimming pool, sauna Swimming pool, sauna, steam room Swimming Pool, Sauna & Steam Rooms Swimming pool, sauna, solarium No Swimming pool, sauna, steam room Swimming pool, sauna, steam room At the Apex International, 100m away No No No
Gym No No (can use Roxburghe for £10) No No (can use Roxburghe for £10) No No Yes No Yes Technogym, plus exercise classes Technogym Technogym No Yes Yes, plus exercise classes and 2 squash courts At the Apex International, 100m away No No No
Spa No No (can use Roxburghe for £10) No No (can use Roxburghe for £10) No No No No Yes, Pace Health Club offers spa treatments Yes, Vital Health, Fitness and Beauty Club No No No No Yes, Health club and spa with treatments No No No No
Internet Wired, charges not known Free wired Free WiFI Free wired Free WiFI Free wired Chargeable WiFI (free in reception area plus computer/printer available for use free) Free WiFI Free WiFI Chargeable WiFI Free WiFI Free WiFI Yes, charges not known Chargeable WiFI (free with some rooms) WiFI, charges not known Free WiFI Free WiFI Free WiFI Chargeable WiFI
Entertainment TV, movies on demand eTV entertainment system Pre loaded iPods, docking station, DVD players, Freeview eTV entertainment system DVD/CD player, DVD library, Nintendo Wii available to hire TV Flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD/CD player, DVD library available HD TV, SkYes, surround sound, iPod dock, TV, pay movies TV Sky TV, CD/DVD player, DVD library available Sky TV, CD/DVD players available, DVD library TV, DVD library, DVD players TV, pay movies, some rooms have iPod docking station TV, pay movies Sky TV, CD/DVD players available, DVD library iPod docking station, TV Cable TV, DVD player, sound system, CD/DVD library, iPod TV
Minibar No Yes Yes No Yes No Fridge with milk for tea Yes Yes No Yes Some rooms Not stated Yes Yes Some rooms Not stated No No
Toiletries Yes Molton Brown White Company Molton Brown L'Occitane Soames and Gilchrist Yes Arran Aromatics Anne Sémonin Yes Yes Yes Arran Aromatics Yes Yes Yes Not stated Yes Yes
Other Facilities Iron Iron Hair straighteners, irons Iron Iron, aircon Iron Washer dryer, oven microwave, dishwasher, kitchen equipment Hair straighteners, iron, aircon Individual climate control, irons Aircon, irons Free local calls, some rooms have iron Free local calls, iron Aircon, irons N/A Some have irons Free local calls, iron Not stated hair straighteners Aircon
Tea/Coffee Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Full kitchen facilities, tea and coffee provided Yes (filter coffee) Yes, and Business class rooms have Nespresso machines Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, and some rooms have coffee machines Yes Yes Not stated Not stated Not stated
Dogs Allowed Not stated Yes, special Doggy packages Not stated Not stated Not stated Guide dogs and hearing dogs only Only Registered Guide Dogs and Service Dogs Not stated Pets not allowed Guide dogs only Guide dog access Guide dog access Not stated Pet allowed (paying) Guide dogs only Guide dog access Not stated Not stated Not stated
Check In Not stated 3pm Not stated 2pm 3pm 2pm 2pm Not stated Not stated 2pm 2.30pm 2.30pm Not stated Not stated, but late check out 5pm Sundays for families Not stated 2.30pm Not stated Not stated Not stated
Check Out Not stated 12pm Not stated 12pm 11 am 11am 12pm Not stated Not stated 11am 12pm 12pm Not stated Not stated Not stated 12pm Not stated Not stated Not stated
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George Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

George Hotel Review

Average room price per night: £74-£244 ($116-$383)

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Bonham Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £69-£156 ($108-$245)

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Tigerlily Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £125-£204 ($196-$321)

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Channings Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £87-£173 ($137-$272)

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Le Monde Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £125-£295 ($196-$464)

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Best Western Bruntsfield Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £76-£203 ($119-$319)

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Holyrood apartHotel Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £83-£235 ($130-$369)

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Rutland Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £100-£203 ($157-$319)

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Radisson Blu Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Price range: Average room price per night: £79-£206 ($124-$324)

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Roxburghe Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Price range: Average room price per night: £83-£207 ($130-$325)

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Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £85-£195 ($133-$306)

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Apex International Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £78-£186 ($122-$292)

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Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

£115-£173

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Novotel Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

£74-£169

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Carlton Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £87-£210 ($137-$330)

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Apex City Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £79-£185 ($124-$291)

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Salisbury Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

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Average room price per night: £65-£140 ($102-$220)

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Rick's Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

£90-£129

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Dakota Hotel near Edinburgh 4 Star Edinburgh Hotel

£59-£132

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