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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 1247 Reviews
Boutique Delight
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the first and last place that we stayed in for our whirlwind trip around Scotland. Upon entering immediately you are struck by it's elegance and pristineness. Glamorous and newly redone, this hotel is grace personified. Situated conveniently where one does not need a car to get around, we were able to enjoy much of Edinburgh by foot thoroughly. The hotel staff, particularly Robbie and Gary, were all extremely attentive and couldn't have been better with accommodating our every needs. It was here that Robbie who let us in on another gem, Radicibus, THE Italian restaurant to visit while here, which was only a 5 minute walk. He made our reservation on our behalf while we were away, which made coming back to Nira Caledonia on our last leg that much more special.

Nice stay at Nira Caledonia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a luxury boutique hotel in the Royal Circus neighborhood. Staff are wonderful. There is a good feel to the place. You'll pay quite a bit more but you get what you pay for. I recommend this highly to anyone traveling for business.

Lots of issues for an expensive property
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed three nights in June 2018 and had 2 rooms. Significant issues with one of the rooms (drapes not working, door falling off hinges, etc.). The second room was only given one key and had to leave it at the desk when they left. Staff listened but continuously changed and had no manager to resolve the issues. Very dissatisfied given our high hopes for the property. Not a good value.

Great location, great breakfast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful property, fantastic breakfast, Only complaint was room was on top floor and very hot in the summer and the staff ran out of fans to help cool it down, plus you couldn't open the window more than a few inches.

Quaint hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel isn't very big but we really loved the location in stockbridge so it wasn't in the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh main streets but they are near enough to walk. There are no elevators and we were in room 1004 which is right in the very very top of the roof and it required serious stamina! We stayed there for 2 nights and then toured Scotland and then came back for 1 night before flying out. Unfortunately we were there when a big water pipe burst in the middle of the night and water was pouring through the lights in my parents in law room in the middle of the night! The staff tried their best to deal with this at 1am! Upon our return after our tour we were given free Proseco and strawberries with chocolate to apologize for the inconvenience. If you do get room 1004 it is very hot up there but we were given 2 fans but the room is massive. The hotel is very close to some lovely restaurants that won't break the bank like Pantry and Belle's Diner and Pizza Express. Reception can be a bit of a hold up but the staff are friendly which makes things easier. The bathroom products are top quality and beds very comfortable. If you can prebook a room, get room 1011 as it has a garden and is nice and cool and massive and you only climb down 1 flight of stairs! The staff are all very helpful and friendly.