Edinburgh's five-star hotels are like no other, offering full pampering services, celebrity patrons, stylish Scottish interiors and overall visual opulence. Of course, it's hard to go wrong when you have the city's striking skyline and architecture for inspiration.
The Balmoral Hotel is the ultimate for luxury in the New Town. It's gorgeous Edwardian exterior dominates the east side of Princes Street, its imposing giant clock tower perpetually set two minutes fast to make sure passengers will be on time to catch their trains at the adjacent Waverly Station. It affords superb views of the Old Town, Edinburgh Castle and Princess Street Gardens.
The Witchery, located right next to Edinburgh Castle on Royal Mile, offers romantic, sumptuous, theatrically decorated rooms with Gothic antiques and elaborate tapestries, wall to wall decadence and and roll-top baths big enough for two! Celebrity guests have included Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, and Simpsons cartoon creator Matt Groening.
On the west end of Princes Street, the Hilton Edinburgh Caledonian, provides impeccable and exquisite decor. Its old-fashioned class and luxury attract a steady stream of celebrities.
The Sheraton Grand Hotel boasts one of the city's best spas and leisure facilities, while the Point Hotel is utterly modern, featuring stylish stainless steel and brushed chrome as the interior decor.
If you prefer to relax in a quiet neighborhood, the traditional Channings hotel exude a country house vibe, but the boutique Glasshouse in the New Town adds modern touches to its stone church exterior facade.
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