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What We Love

  • Feeling as if you have your very own Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh’s glorious New Town
  • No city does high ceilings, vast windows, elegant cornices and plush pelmets quite like Edinburgh, and this hotel is quintessentially Edinburgh
  • Couples love the Nira Caledonia; two of the Jacuzzi Suites offer their own private gardens
  • All bedrooms feel warm and welcoming, far removed from the clinical ambience of some boutique hotels
  • The cozy restaurant and bar are well worth staying in for
  • WiFi is free

What To Know

  • It’s an easy 10-minute downhill walk from Edinburgh’s central thoroughfare of Princes Street, but that means a steep hike back up
  • Some rooms feature Jacuzzis, but the best way to guarantee one is to book a Jacuzzi Suite
  • With no real amenities to speak of, this is not a good place for gym fanatics, spa fans or families
  • Room service is available 24 hours a day
  • The hotel is split into two buildings (No. 6 and No. 10) -- reception is located in No. 6


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

A stay at Nira Caledonia places you in the heart of Edinburgh, walking distance from St. Stephens Centre and Georgian House. This 4-star hotel is close to Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle.

Make yourself at home in one of the 28 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your Select Comfort bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. 42-inch plasma televisions and DVD players are provided, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available for a surcharge.

How to Get There

Nira Caledonia
6-10 Gloucester Place
Edinburgh, EH3 6EF United Kingdom


Excellent Hotel.

Just got back from a visit to the Nira Caledonia. We came here to make up for a disastrous hotel stay for my birthday at another hotel and the Nira Caledonia definitely made up for it. We had a fantastic stay.

It is well located in the delightful Stockbridge area in close proximity to all the little 5 star restaurants and boutique shops Stockbridge has to offer. We found ourselves walking to our reserved restaurant as it was that close by (slightly hindered by the cobbled hilly streets and my stilettos but the hotel isn't to blame for my poor choice of footwear).

We chose a Jacuzzi suite and it was brilliant. Room was decorated beautifully and everything was working in order. Coffee machine with pod coffee was a welcome change to the generic instant coffee usually associated with hotel rooms. We also had a gratuitous half bottle of prosecco waiting for us in the fridge. Which we opened on arrival and enjoyed on the couch we got with the suite. Views out onto the beautiful Edwardian buildings were lovely too.

Hotel itself was decorated beautifully, very classy. Beautiful original staircase leading up to our room on the 3rd floor. I'm aware that some people complain about the lack of elevator but it clearly states on the website it's a listed building and there is no elevator. So once again my poor choice of footwear came into play here and yet again this is not the hotel's fault. The reason we booked it was because it was unique and not your generic Premier Inn.

Breakfast the next day was lovely. A good choice of hot options, of which we went for Eggs Benedict. Was very nice. The cold options were lovely too. I recommend the fresh crispy pastries. Freshly squeezed orange juice was lovely.

So overall I recommend this hotel. Such a beautiful building and excellent location. 10 out of 10.

The best Chateaubriand

Went for dinner and have to totally recommend an absolutely superb Chateaubriand for 2. Not had such a superb steak in a long time, well done and worth every penny. Nice intimate restaurant and good wine list too

A FIVE ++ star experience!

This was the highlight of all our stays in Scotland and the Isle of Man. We had booked a Suite Plus, it was located on the first floor, facing Gloucester Place, the suite was simply refined understated elegance at its' best. The bathroom with the spa bath and luxurious amenities, was delightful. The hot breakfast is menu'd and served, and the attentive staff were the best we encountered. The GM, the Head Chef and the Concierge made the effort to engage with us regarding our stay and comfort, seldom does this happen! This SLH is a MUST, thank you to the NC team for making our stay so memorable!