Edinburgh Hotel Breaks for Christmas 2009

Ideas and recommendations for Christmas Breaks and Hotels

Updated September 2011

Edinburgh is the perfect choice for a Christmas city break. Whether you're thinking of travelling as a couple, with friends or as a family, there is something for everyone from the magic of the Winter Wonderland in Princes Street Gardens to the shopping delights of the Christmas Markets and Princes Street. And with so many well-priced 3 and 4 star hotels in the City Centre, Edinburgh is without a doubt one of the best cities in the UK to spend the Christmas holidays or any of the December weekends in.

At Stuck on Scotland I've prepared a list of exciting things to do on your December break in Edinburgh as well as a select list of recommended hotels offering short Christmas holiday packages of 3 nights:

Selected Christmas Hotel Breaks - Last Minute Festive Holiday Deals

FIRST CHOICE - Ramada Mount Royal Hotel Christmas Break - 3 star hotel

Location of Ramada Mount Royal Hotel, Edinburgh

The Ramada Mount Royal Hotel is located on Princes Street and it's literally one minute's walk to the Christmas Markets (the Traditional German Market and the Highland Village Market) and the magical Winter Wonderland with its ice skating rink and Ferris Wheel.

The views from Ramada Mount Royal at Christmas are unparalleled by any of the other Edinburgh City Centre hotels. The location of the hotel is also ideal for Boxing Day bargain shopping on Princes Street and for being in the heart of the Christmas holiday celebrations. St Giles Cathedral is also a short walk into the Old Town for the midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

Christmas hotel break package details:
Nights: 3
Start date: 24th December
Price: Adult - £275
Includes: Christmas Eve Dinner, Bed & Breakfast plus Christmas Lunch (full board)
Events programme: The hotel's Christmas programme includes entertainment by Scottish comedian Eddie Devine (Christmas Day) and dinner with traditional Scottish pipers and dancers (Boxing Day)
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SECOND CHOICE - Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Christmas Break - 4 star hotel

Location of Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh

The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is ideally located at the foot of the Royal Mile, the historic and picturesque street forming the backbone of Edinburgh's Old Town, and a short bus ride to the City Centre.

The Royal Mile is littered with lovely places to eat and shop for unique Christmas gifts such as Scottish crafts, jewelry and clothing. You will also find two excellent Christmas shops on the Royal Mile, The Nutcracker Christmas Shop and Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe as well as several nearby churches for midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

The location of the hotel is ideal for a short Christmas Day or Boxing Day walk in Holyrood Park or up on Salisbury Crags where you get fantastic views of Edinburgh's festive decorations.

Christmas hotel break package details:
Nights: 3
Start date: 24th December
Price: Adult - £275
Includes: Christmas Eve Dinner, Bed & Breakfast plus Christmas Lunch
Events programme: The hotel's Christmas programme includes movie screening on Christmas Eve and Christmas day and a Treasure Hunt in Edinburgh's Old Town
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THIRD CHOICE - Macdonald Roxburghe Hotel Christmas Break - 4-star hotel

Location of Macdonald Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh

The famous Roxburghe Hotel is located in the elegant Charlotte Square at the West End of Princes Street. Its location is ideal if you want to be close enough to the Christmas celebrations without being right in the heart of the busy Winter Wonderland or the Christmas markets.

Charlotte Square provides a calm setting to retreat to after enjoying the excellent Christmas events, celebrations and shopping available on Princes Street and the Gardens. Remember to take a leisurely stroll along the less crowded George Street to St Andrew's Square and enjoy the New Town winter holiday decorations.

Christmas hotel break package details:
Nights: 3
Start date: 24th December
Price: Adult - £360
Includes: Christmas Eve Dinner, Bed & Breakfast plus Christmas Lunch
Events programme: The hotel's Christmas programme includes Carol Singing (Christmas Eve), light Christmas Day entertainment and Pantomime with the performance of Robinson Crusoe at the Kings Theatre on Boxing Day.
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Barcelo Carlton Hotel Christmas Break - 4-star Hotel

Location of Barcelo Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh

The Carlton Hotel is ideally located on North Bridge in Edinburgh City Centre, a stone's throw from the Royal Mile with its unique Scottish crafts and clothing shops and restaurants and Princes Street with its Christmas Markets and Winter Wonderland magic.

This famous hotel is the only one on this list equally close to the Old Town and Princes Street, allowing you to experience the different sides to the busy Christmas holiday in Edinburgh while allowing you to retreat to a more quiet area of the City Centre. The Old Town churches and St Giles' Cathedral are also within walking distance should you wish to attend midnight mass.

Christmas hotel break package details:
Nights: 3
Start date: 24th December
Price: Adult - £375
Includes: Christmas Eve Dinner, Bed & Breakfast plus Christmas Lunch
Events programme: The hotel's Christmas programme includes feature film screening in the Argyll Cinema, live dinner entertainment on Christmas Day.
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Also see:

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - Information on Edinburgh's most popular summer event, part of the Capital's International festival taking place each August.
  • Edinburgh Hogmanay - Guide to the biggest New Year celebrations in Britain and continental Europe with four days of events.
  • Accommodation in Edinburgh - Tourist information on quality accommodation schemes, hotels and how to choose accommodation in Edinburgh.
  • Hotels in Edinburgh - Visitor information on choosing hotel accommodation in Edinburgh.

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