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Which are the Best Boutique Hotels with Character in Edinburgh?

Are you looking for a contemporary and stylish boutique hotel in the centre of Edinburgh for a stay with a difference? If you have had enough of chain hotels, then you are in luck as Edinburgh offers a wide selection of small hotels with character, many with unique styling and hip decoration. So, what does Edinburgh offer in the way of luxury boutique 4 and 5 star hotels?

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5-Star Boutique Hotels in Edinburgh

Glasshouse Hotel

Hidden behind the façade of a medieval church yet incredibly modern, the Glasshouse is a small luxury boutique hotel offers a stunning 2- acre rooftop garden for a relaxing and secluded stay. Just a 10-minute walk from the city centre, the Glasshouse offers 65 contemporary guest rooms, many with panoramic views over the Edinburgh Skyline and the Firth of Forth. Some have with private patio access.

Witchery by the Castle

Located on the Royal Mile, the famous Witchery by the Castle restaurant offers unusual boutique accommodation with a difference. With just 7 unique Gothic-inspired suites, each individually and imaginatively decorated in deep, rich colours and sensual fabrics, a stay at the Witchery will not be forgotten.

Howard Hotel

The Howard is a small and elegant Georgian townhouse has just 18 bedrooms decorated opulently yet stylishly for an intimate yet luxurious stay. The bedrooms are individually decorated in rich fabrics, some with four-poster beds, claw foot tubs or Jacuzzi baths. A short 10-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Princes Street, the Howard offers 24-hour butler service included in the room rate for the ultimate exclusive experience.

Number 10 Hotel

Number 10 is a small and intimate oriental-themed hotel with just 15 guest-rooms, just a 10-minute walk to Princes Street. Each guest room is full of character, uniquely styled with Chinese-influenced décor and antique oriental furniture. Some rooms come with sensual Jacuzzi baths for two and some with direct access to the garden.

Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman is a luxury boutique hotel in the centre of Edinburgh, very close to Princes Street, is full of character and has been converted from the historic Scotsman newspaper building. It now offers 69 stylish bedrooms, some with a view over Edinburgh. Unusually for a boutique hotel, there is also a health club with a 53 feet pool, sauna, gym and Cowshed spa.

Missoni Hotel

Missoni Hotel is a contemporary designer hotel situated on the vibrant Royal Mile is the first of the fashion house Missoni hotels across the world. Although technically part of a chain, it retains the feel of a luxury boutique hotel, albeit on a larger scale. Designed by Rosita Missoni herself, the 136 rooms and public areas reflect the distinctive zig-zag patterns and bright colours that this sexy Italian designer brand is so famous for.

4-Star Boutique Hotels in Edinburgh

Le Monde Hotel

Le Monde is a fashionable and trendy small boutique hotel has just 18 unique guest rooms, each taking inspiration from a famous city such as Barcelona (complete with a Gaudi mirror and Miro reproductions) or Los Angeles (featuring a Hollywood sign and pictures of Hollywood celebrities). Situated on the vibrant George Street, this designer hotel won the Boutique hotel of the Year 2009 award. It also has its own nightclub, Shanghai, for the ultimate party experience.

Rutland Hotel

Located in the West End of Princes Street, the Rutland is a small and intimate boutique hotel has just 12 rooms, each decorated to a high standard with stylish furniture and the latest technology. Renovated in 2008, the Rutland already has many awards under its belt such as The Most Exciting New Restaurant of 2009 and Best New Scottish Hotel.

Tigerlily Hotel

Tigerlily is a glitzy sexy boutique hotel located on fashionable George Street has just 33 bedrooms and is perfect for those who love to party, with its own nightclub Lulu situated in the basement. This unashamedly trendy hot-spot fuses the original Georgian features of the building with the latest in designer styling and technology, with mood lighting and iPods pre-loaded with the hippest music in each of the guest rooms.

Channings Hotel

Part of the Townhouse Group of boutique hotels, Channings is a traditional yet quirky boutique hotel is packed full of unusual features. Once home of the Antarctica explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Channings draws inspiration from his adventures in the 41 guest rooms, many of which have memorabilia, period style furniture or unusual out-size black and white photographs from this travels.

Bonham Hotel

The Bonham is a contemporary boutique hotel with 48 bedrooms and part of the select Townhouse Group of companies, specialising in luxurious boutique hotels in Scotland. This character hotel features bold designer styling and decoration in bright colours and yet still retains many of its period Victorian features such as oak panelling and roll top baths.

Rick's Hotel

Sister of the trendy Tigerlily Hotel, Rick's Hotel is a designer bar offering just 10 luxurious rooms decorated in understated tones and contemporary designer styling.

Salisbury Hotel

Located a 20-minute walk from the centre of Edinburgh, The Salisbury is a small family-owned boutique hotel places a high emphasis on service and a warm welcome. With just 18 guest-rooms, stylishly decorated in a contemporary design while retaining many of the original Georgian features, the Salisbury offers a personal touch for a relaxing and intimate stay.

Fraser Suites Hotel

Just a few steps from the Royal Mile there's Fraser Suites, a chic and contemporary boutique hotel is part of the Frasers Hospitality group. Offering 75 modern bedrooms and suites, some with fantastic views over Edinburgh, the guest rooms are well equipped with kitchenette and the latest technology.

Conclusion - Staying in charming and hip hotels with character in Edinburgh

Boutique hotels are highly individual, intimate, stylish and hip, often quirky, and usually a small hotel with a personal touch. Many hotels style themselves as boutique hotels, but the ones here are best of the ones that we feel truly fit the bill by offering something that little bit special and different. Most of these hotels do not come cheap, but if you are looking for a really luxurious experience, you may well find that they are worth the money.

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