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Edinburgh & East Accommodation
Edinburgh, the Capital city of Scotland is the ideal place to stay for sightseeing and shopping. It is also a good base for golfers who wish to stay in the city and travel out to play golf in the many areas within easy reach such as North Berwick and Gullane. Alternatively there are many good accommodations in each area should the city stay not be required.
Located on one of Edinburgh;s finest Georgian streets, The InterContinental Edinburgh The George has been welcoming hotel guests since 1881. At its heart are five listed townhouses, built in 1775 as homes for Edinburgh’s most prosperous citizens.
The sensitive, multi-million-pound restoration and refurbishment combines luxurious natural materials such as oak, marble and leather with a palette of colours inspired by the great 19th-century Scottish landscape painters.
A nod to Edinburgh’s rich literary heritage, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen was once home to acclaimed novelist Susan Ferrier (an equal of Jane Austen, according to Sir Walter Scott) and offers some of Scotland finest poduce, whilst Burr & Co. is a lovely coffee shop with a devoted local following.
The hotel also boasts the magnificent King’s Hall – a firm favourite for weddings and celebration – as well as seven additional meeting and event rooms and a newly equipped gym.
Picturesquely located at the heart of the East Lothian golfing-coast, The Marine Hotel overlooks the 16th hole of North Berwick’s championship links. Standing in landscaped grounds in the harbour town and encompassing superb views of the breathtaking Firth of Forth, the Marine Hotel’s Victorian facade conceals a wealth of creature comforts and delights to be discovered.
The Marine Hotel offers guests 83 well-appointed, individually decorated en-suite guestrooms, including six four-posters, five suites and four mini-suites. Each provides guests with a range of facilities and golf aficionados should opt for one of the rooms offering views over the sea and golf course.
The Craigleith Restaurant is renowned for its superb Scottish and international menu, while the 19th Hole Bar is a favorite haunt of visitors and locals alike.
For guests who enjoy relaxing after a vigorous day on the links, the well-equipped leisure centre with sauna, solarium and swimming pool is ideal, while the outdoor enthusiast can avail of the tennis courts or hone their putting skills on the putting green. Perfect for the non-golfer or the golfer on a day’s rest, the numerous local attractions include medieval castle ruins; historic houses and the many charming villages nestled in the rolling Lammermuir Hills.
Archerfield House – Located across 550 beautiful acres, there’s an exceptional variety of impeccable accommodation at Archerfield, from the historic to the contemporary. For small or large groups it is the perfect place to escape or celebrate. Archerfield House comprises 15 double en-suite bedrooms, principal room, rotunda, snooker room and dining room. It is available for exclusive use and there is also the option of expanding the accommodation into the 12 Pavilion Suites, located adjacent to the House. Magnificent it may be, it’s also somewhere you can unwind and relax. After all, it’s entire raison d’etre is a country retreat. The welcoming atmosphere invites you to kick off your boots / golf shoes / heels / wellies and settle in for your time here. With staff discreetly on hand, you won’t have to lift a finger – equally you can raid the larder whenever you fancy a drink or a snack.
The Pavillions – There are 12 Pavillions, which are self contained and sleep up to two people and overlook either Dirleton Golf Links course, the wood-surrounded pond or the pastoral fields. Your self-contained suite for two people has plenty of space to stretch out and relax, thanks to a generous sitting area and large en-suite bathroom. There’s even a small self-contained kitchen too. Watch Sky TV, jump on the Wi-Fi or settle into a book. After a wonderful night’s sleep, drive or stroll along to the Clubhouse where you can feast on a fabulous breakfast with all the trimmings.
The Lodges – Archerfield has 9 Lodges with a choice of 3 or 4 bedrooms – Practical yet luxurious with everything you need, sleeping up to 8 people. We can provide additional beds for children under 12 years old at a supplementary charge.Archerfield you have a choice of nine spectacular luxury Lodges, each with 3 or 4 bedrooms, open plan dining area and lounge complete with Sky TV and Wi-Fi. On an upsize scale, each Lodge is hugely spacious with abundant natural wood and sumptuous modern-classic furnishings.
These 5 star luxury Lodges are designed for practicality too. Each features a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need to cook and serve dinner for you and your guests… equally, some guests book one of Archerfields chefs to come and work their magic. All Lodges feature a wide open balcony with wonderful views.
Complimentary transport is provided around the estate.
The Marine Villa,Boathouse and Cottage are also available and sleep variants of 4 to 10 people.
Archerfield also has two first class golf courses on the Estate, The Fidra and The Dirleton details of which can be found in the Scotland Golf Courses section of this web site.
The Channings Edinburgh Hotel is located off Queensferry road, approximately a 10 minute stroll from Edinburgh’s centre. History would have it that the Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton used to live in this property. Nowadays the exact location of his abode would be where the hotel’s library is found.
Guest bedrooms are all individually decorated in striking and elegant combinations of textured fabrics, providing a comfortable and relaxing base for your stay. Rooms all include the modern amenities that one could expect from a hotel of its class, including en-suite bathroom and Internet access.
The hotel has facilities for conferencing and banqueting, a professional restaurant team and a sophisticated wine bar. The Channings Hotel is the perfect choice for those seeking a little luxury in Edinburgh.
Small and discreet, this elegant 5-star hotel has a great setting in Edinburgh’s New Town. With a personal butler service, there is also fine dining, free parking and free internet.
The Howard is made up of 3 beautiful Georgian houses with luxurious rooms. Each room features a luxury private bathroom with Penhaligons toiletries, and an interactive flat-screen TV.
A team of professional butlers is on hand to assist guests. The long list of services provided includes unpacking and packing luggage, concierge services and personal shopping. Atholl restaurant seats only 14 people for exclusive fine dining. Guests can enjoy breakfast in bed, Afternoon Tea or in-room dining served by the private butler. Room service is available 24/7. Guests at The Howard are less than 5 minutes’ walk from 6 art galleries. Shops and restaurants are found only a few minutes further away on foot.
The grandeur of Scotland’s capital city is epitomized by one of its most famous hotels – The Caledonian. Built at the turn of the century to be one of the greatest hotels in the land, it still retains the elegance, style and personal service which were the hallmarks of that era. Situated at the very heart of the city, in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, the Caledonian provides the finest possible base from which to explore Scotland’s capital. The shops of Princes Street are on the doorstep, with places of interest nearby. The city’s business and financial district and Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre are all within a five-minute walk from the hotel. Scottish and French classical cuisine at the gourmet Pompadour Restaurant. Brasserie style dining in Carriages Restaurant. Henry J. Bean’s American Bar and Diner for a lively, relaxed environment.
Rocco Forte Hotels’ Balmoral is a unique and contemporary luxury five-star property in the very heart of Edinburgh. While many Edinburgh hotels claim to have Edinburgh’s landmarks on their doorstep, few can say their doorstep is a landmark. Located on Princes Street, in Edinburgh’s main shopping area and next to Waverley Station, The Balmoral is close to the leading luxury department stores and within walking distance of many Edinburgh attractions. The Balmoral offers 188 opulent suites and stylish rooms, many with views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. When it comes to fine-dining, the choice of restaurants at The Balmoral matches the mood of the moment. With attentive but non-intrusive service, guests can choose from the hotel’s Michelin-starred number one fine dining restaurant with outstanding cuisine provided by Chef Jeff Bland; Hadrian’s for chic and informal dining; Palm Court for traditional afternoon tea or its very own Bollinger Bar. The newly refurbished and stylish Balmoral Bar is perfect for a relaxing cocktail or traditional whisky. For the ultimate in relaxation, the Balmoral Spa is an exclusive retreat in the heart of the city offering five treatment rooms with ESPA treatments, a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and exercise studio. The Balmoral was named as the top Scottish hotel in the Telegraph Travel Awards 2012
One of Scotland’s finest golf hotels, Greywalls, overlooks the renowned fairways of Muirfield Golf Links. Following the 2nd World War, the first hotel guests were welcomed to Greywalls in 1948. Exuding charm and warm hospitality, this symbol of Edwardian graciousness makes guests feel like time-honoured family friends.
One of the joys of Greywalls is the meticulously planned garden. During the summer, the scents of roses and lavender can prove as intoxicating as fine wines. With holly hedges dividing the garden into secret enclaves and the long evenings of a Scottish summer, even the weariest golfer is beguiled by its charms and it proves the perfect place to reflect upon and look forward to a day’s golf.
Each of the 22 period-styled, comfortable en-suite bedrooms are individually furnished and all of different shapes and sizes. Downstairs, guests may enjoy the tranquillity of the panelled library, entertain themselves by the grand piano or take a well-earned snooze in the sun-filled Edwardian tearoom. With respect to cuisine at Greywalls, whether it’s a hearty breakfast, a light lunch or a gourmet meal, you will understand why the cuisine is widely acclaimed.
While it’s true that as a golfing base, Greywalls is second to none, the same can be said of the surrounding countryside. Long, deserted sandy beaches, nature reserves, ancient castles, small villages and market towns all play their part in making Greywalls a special place. It has been special for the likes of Palmer, Nicklaus, Trevino and Norman in the past and you too will love it.
Situated 8 miles from the city of Edinburgh, and just 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh Airport, The Old Millhouse is set on the banks of the River Esk, among 3.5 acres of private gardens. Sleeping ten people in five luxurious bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, The Old Millhouse can be hired on an exclusive use basis for weekends or by the week. Dating from 1703, the luxury country house makes the perfect base for visiting golfers keen to experience the unrivalled range of fine courses in and around Edinburgh and Scotland’s east coast. With spacious and supremely comfortable living areas, including an elegant first floor drawing room, cosy snug, and airy orangery for dining and enjoying views of the glorious gardens, this is a house for relaxing after a fantastic day’s golf, socialising with your party and simply enjoying the company of friends and family. Five sumptuous en suite bedrooms, all with the flexibility of king size or twin beds, ensure the perfect night’s sleep after a delicious dinner (a private cook or grocery delivery can be arranged) before exploring the next day’s golf course. The gardens at The Old Millhouse are delightful, with rolling lawns and river frontage and guests also have use of a new swim spa.
The Hilton Grosvenor Edinburgh is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End, minutes from the city’s main attractions, the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor hotel offers 189 bedrooms with conference facilities for up to 500 guests.
Minutes from Haymarket railway station and easy access to a range of outdoor activities add to the appeal of this four star hotel.
North Berwick Golf Lodge, a former coaching house, situated in the heart of East Lothian. Having Undergone extensive refurbishment, the lodge offers exclusive luxury golf accommodation to the highest standard for parties of 8 – 12 people.
Located on Fidra Road, North Berwick Golf Lodge is the ideal base for golfers wishing to sample some of Scotland’s finest courses. North Berwick west links is a 5 minute walk from the lodge & Muirfield – host to The Open Championship – is only a 5 minute drive away. Indeed the choice is endless with some further 20 courses situated within 20 minutes drive of the lodge including Gullane, Dunbar, Luffness & Archerfield.
No.12 Quality Street in North Berwick offers a range of rooms furnished to a high standard. The property also includes the fully licensed Café Bar at No. 12, which serves Illy coffee and a wide choice of Scottish dishes.All rooms at No.12 Quality Street have a plasma TV with Freeview, tea and coffee facilities and telephone. The decoration is contemporary and all rooms on the upper floors are accessed via a central wrought iron staircase.
A full breakfast buffet is complemented by cooked Scottish or vegetarian breakfasts, and a selection of teas and coffee. The café bar’s menu has a big choice of homemade burgers, salads, filled ciabatta rolls and children’s meals.
North Berwick is a pretty harbour town, with attractions including The Scottish Seabird Centre and the Glenkinchie Distillery. Scotland’s historic capital city, Edinburgh, is around 45 minutes’ drive from No.12 Quality Street.