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What We Love

  • A stylish boutique hotel near Princes Street in Edinburgh, with a bottle of prosecco
  • The combination of Georgian Edinburgh grandeur and contemporary Scottish design
  • The central location near Calton Hill, Princes Street and Edinburgh Waverley Station
  • The prime Scottish beef served in STEAK restaurant

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Breakfast is not offered


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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A tradition-meets-modernity luxury hotel in Edinburgh's city centre, with welcome prosecco


With a stay at Twelve Picardy Place, you’ll be centrally located in Edinburgh, steps from Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Omni Centre Edinburgh. This 4-star hotel is close to St. Giles’ Cathedral and Princes Street Gardens.


Make yourself at home in one of the 10 guestrooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Twelve Picardy Place. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

How to Get There

Twelve Picardy Place
12, Picardy Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3JT United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 27 Reviews
Rooms are large with lots of extras
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at numerous hotels in Edinburgh over the last 30 years and I am frustrated about what I need to say about this boutique hotel. On the plus side...large well designed rooms, amazing bathroom ( the largest I have ever seen in all our years of travelling), perfect position to see Edinburgh, just across the road from the Playhouse, and restaurants and bars on your doorstep. There were little extras in the room like a back massager and foot spa. The minibar was well stocked and reasonably priced, and the staff were very helpful. The downside ( which was nearly enough for us to leave before checking in), was the overwhelming smell of cooked food at the reception. This was obviously coming from the kitchens so maybe a better extractor system to get rid of the grease smell. Secondly, the carpet going up the stairs was desperately needing cleaned. It gave us a false impression of the qualit

I love this hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice now. The rooms are huge and comfortable. The location is super convenient with the tram less than a block away, the movie theater across the street, a great pub down stairs next door.

The staff are always pleasant.

My only knock on the hotel is the windows are single glazed so one side you get street noise and on the other there is a pub.

However, I will definitely be back.

Great boutique hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

Hotel was clean; staff was very friendly; room merged a quaint and modern vibe. Experience exceeded expectations.

We were assigned a beautiful, spacious, top-floor room with skylights - well worth the hike up the stairs (no lift). Our trip included a one-night and than a second two-night stay and the hotel staff generously stored a suitcase for us while we traveled in between our stays.

The attached restaurant, Steak, was delicious. One of the best meals we had in Edinburgh; great staff; and cool atmosphere.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay there again should I find myself in Edinburgh.

Big Rooms
Reviewed 2 months ago

Great hotel with Great location. We arrive to this hotel a little early and was greeted by the receptionist stating that rooms were not quit ready yet. He offered to hold ALL of our bags while we go explore the city for a little bit. He gave us great recommendations and told us that Calton Hill was not far away. The walk over to it was very short and easy to find. We came back to our rooms being ready and waiting for us to explore them. I was traveling with my parents that are a little older and saying that part of this hotel's charm is that it is 'vintage' or 'older' so when it was built they didnt have lifts. This caused a little problem with my parents, they were able to do it but i would not recommend this hotel if you have any mobility issues. Along with that my dad is really tall and the beds a little lower to the ground so he had a little issue getting in and out of it. Me and my husband on the other hand had no issues navigating it. We were on the top floor and had fantastic views of the city. The room was huge for European standards. The bathroom was equipped with a tub and a separate shower, my only complaint was that there was no counter space for any toiletries, barley even room for our toothbrush. One plus is a separate toilet, i mean amen, right?
I did not see any set up for morning breakfast so i am not sure if this is even an option or if it was somewhere else in the hotel but there is plenty to eat around the hotel. The location was great for all the site seeing we did and it wasn't too far from the train station.
I would recommend this hotel just as long as you are able to do stairs because honestly they are worth it when you get to the room.

Recommended - good central location
Reviewed 2 months ago

We had a very pleasant 2 night stay in this hotel. We had a comfortable double room on the top floor at the back (room was called Loch Fyne - all rooms named after lochs) which was quiet & had great views over the Firth of Forth & Leith. There were 75 stairs to climb & no lift, so was good for keeping fit! The staff were very helpful & took our luggage up to the room for us. The room had a kettle & a cafetiere & fresh milk was provided in the fridge. Bathrobes & bottled water were also provided. The hairdryer was decent too.
Only thing which could be a downside is that there are currently roadworks in Picardy Place, but they didn't disturb us at the back.
If you are coming from the Waverley Station, there is a short cut that you can take via Calton Road. This exit is signposted in the station & is near platform 2. It took us about 10 minutes to walk & the hotel was easy to find. There is a Tesco Express store a few doors along.