Stay at Trendy and Funky Hotels in Edinburgh

Which Design Hotels in Edinburgh are Most Chic, Cool and Trendy?

Are you looking for a cool and trendy hotel in the centre of Edinburgh? Are you tired of traditional hotels and fancy a chic and upmarket hotel accommodation, something that betters reflects your style? Edinburgh boasts several design driven, yet luxurious 4 and 5 star hotels.

And not only are these stunning hotels but they are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, making them a stylish alternative to the soulless rooms of the chain hotels. For trendy rather than traditional, and cool rather than cosy hotel rooms, consider one of these next stylish hotels in Edinburgh.

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  • Edinburgh has some of the trendiest and coolest hotels in the UK
  • For cool and contemporary, with lots of state of the art technology thrown in, consider the Rutland Hotel (just 12 dramatically decorated rooms boasting the latest technology) or the chic Bonham Hotel (eclectic collection of modern Scottish art).
  • Choose a cool Edinburgh hotel with funky bars, fashionable haunts for the city's trendiest crowd: the interactive iBar, The One Below or chic cocktail bar Lipgloss at the Rutland Hotel; or the distinctive design of the designer Missoni which is fast becoming one of the hippest bars in town.
  • For hotels with nightbars, consider the hip Shanghai Nightclub at Le Monde hotel.

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Which Edinburgh accommodation are the coolest design hotels? Read on.

5-Star Chic Designer Hotels in Edinburgh

Hotel Missoni

Opened in 2009, the designer Hotel Missoni right on the Royal Mile is the epitome of cool. The stunning, bold décor reflects the signature zig-zag patterns of the Italian fashion house Missoni. A designer hotel in every sense, the unique modernist exterior gives way to an ultra-trendy lobby with out-size mono-chrome vases and mosaic tiling and the rooms of the Missoni are decorated in bold and eye catching colours reflecting the Missoni brand and styling.

With a Nespresso machine for a great cup of coffee, free Wi-Fi and an iPod hook-up as well as under-floor heating, steam-free mirrors and a speaker system in the bathroom, you will miss none of your creature comforts. Trendy Bar Missoni is fast becoming one of the most fashionable haunts in Edinburgh with its Missoni print sofas, quirky décor and mixology concept.

4-Star Trendy Design Hotels in Edinburgh

Rutland Hotel

Chic boutique hotel the Rutland is located in Rutland Street, on the west of Princes Street, with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. Although contemporary and chic, this hotel is welcoming and friendly and the staff go the extra mile to make sure that their guests enjoy their stay.

The grey townhouse façade hides a trendy and stylish gem of a hotel which won the 2010 Boutique Hotel of the Year Award. Lipgloss, the funky cocktail bar, is a popular and trendy haunt for locals while the lounge bar The One Below is a unique and stylish interactive iBar, where guests can listen to their own iPod music in vaulted booths. The contemporary restaurant, dramatically decorated with spiralling glass balls serves excellent local produce.

The 12 guest rooms are funky and modern, with signature white headboards, dramatic, bold colours and outrageously stylish period furniture. The Rutland offers the latest in-room technology with free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, flat-screen TV and the all-important hair straighteners.

Tigerlily Hotel

The achingly trendy hotel Tigerlily is located in vibrant George Street which is home to many designer bars and clubs. This contemporary boutique hotel is glitzy and cool with mosaic mirror tiles, chandeliers and bold colours in the public areas.

Its 33 guestrooms are fully equipped with mood lighting, hair-straighteners, DVD players and iPods pre-loaded with over 2000 tracks by the resident DJ at the Opal Lounge nightclub. If that is not enough there is a hugely fashionable nightclub in the basement to which Tigerlily guests receive free entry.

Le Monde Hotel

Trendy boutique hotel Le Monde, situated on buzzing George Street, makes an impression as one of the coolest hotels in Edinburgh. Awarded Boutique Hotel of the Year 2009, its 18 suites are unique and stylish. Each is themed after a famous world city. Try Los Angeles with its Hollywood sign and pictures of celebrities or Barcelona with its Miro reproductions and Gaudi mirror.

Each of the rooms is decorated with a stunning attention to detail and are equipped with 42 inch plasma TV, DVD/CD players and free Wi-Fi. There are even CDs and DVD in each room reflecting the theme of the room. With three stylish bars, themed in the style of Paris, Vienna and Milan, and complimentary VIP access to its Shanghai nightclub, Le Monde offers the total hip experience.

Bonham Hotel

Modern boutique hotel The Bonham is situated in a quiet street in the West End, a short walk from the bars and restaurants of Princes Street. Styled by leading interior designer, Janey Armstrong, the lobby features a bright pink spiral sofa and original works by modern Scottish artists.

Each of the 48 guests rooms are individually styled in a contemporary and chic style whilst retaining some of the original Victorian features. The state-of-the-art entertainment system includes a flat screen e-TV with free internet access, a DVD/CD player, games and Hi-Fi.

Conclusion - Staying at a funky and trendy designer hotel in Edinburgh

There are many other four and five star hotels in Edinburgh which are modern and stylish, such as the Radisson Blu and the Malmaison in Leith, but we feel that the hotels listed above really illustrate the meaning of designer chic and cool hotel accommodation as well as providing the modern facilities and up-to-date technology for a really comfortable stay in Scotland's capital city.

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