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Very Good 1357 Reviews
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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


4.5 Very Good 1357 Reviews
Comfortable, convenient, helpful
Reviewed 3 days ago

A perfect little oasis in the middle of Edinburgh, with helpful staff and a delicious breakfast as well. Great shower room, very comfortable bed and all very nicely decorated: couldn't have asked for more!

Conveniently located, well decorated and furnished but it is the staff that are the best reason to stay here
Reviewed 7 days ago

My husband's first trip to Scotland and this hotel did everything they could to make it a success (they didn't know it was his first trip). The staff were universally welcoming and helpful. We only took breakfast in the hotel but that was extensive, well presented and again with excellent service. We mastered the Edinburgh bus service easily and hopped on buses from the nearby stop to and from Princes Street but it was actually quite a short distance so wondering through some of the narrow streets and looking at the garden squares and elegant houses added to the charm of the stay in this lovely city.

Five stars
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. The room was clean and cosy with great views. The hotel looks good and is located in a quiet and scenic part of the city. Couldn't recommend more and would happily return.

We enjoyed our stay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, wonderful hot breakfast choices, helpful employees, clean and beautiful rooms, comfortable beds. The room was too warm but opening the window solved that problem but the gusty winds happening for two nights of our three night stay created a loud whistling that disturbed our sleep. Since I’ve read that other guests have had the same experience with the room temperature and some rooms sound like they don’t have windows that don’t open, I hope that the hotel finds a solution to the temperature - perhaps having individual controls in each room if possible. But all that aside, we really enjoyed our stay and would go back.

Hidden Gem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A touch of luxury in a stylish boutique hotel. We were welcomed with a glass of bubbly and an upgraded room. Very comfortable and little extras always delights.
Dinner in the restaurant did not disappoint.