A comedian from a certain city at the west end of the M8 once remarked, ‘Ach, Edinburgh! It takes more than a castle, you know.’
Perhaps. But when that castle is Edinburgh Castle then that’s a pretty good start and one which most cities would rightly be jealous of.
Take up today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay at the Hudson Hotel on Hope Street and you’ll be staying within easy walking distance of Edinburgh’s most famous landmark.
The Hudson Hotel in the West End of Edinburgh has its origins in the 18th century but, while it retains many of its period features and much of its period charm, it also boasts cutting edge design and 21st century comfort.
Available Sunday to Friday, today’s offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a standard metro double room. A glass of Prosecco on arrival will help you settle into your accommodation while a full Scottish breakfast will prepare you for the following day.
Guests also have the option of upgrading to a contemporary double or executive double room for £10 and £20 respectively per night.
Decked out in contemporary, eye-catching style, the Hudson Hotel’s rooms all have WiFi, Egyptian cotton bedding, flat screen TVs, a fridge, safe and, of course, bathrobes.
Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Eat and drink
The Hudson bar and kitchen are lively affairs with the chefs serving dishes such as Hungarian pork goulash; mac ‘n’ cheese; the house burger and braised venison flank as well as brunch, lite bites and sharing platters.
If you really want to make a night of it then guests also receive exclusive entrance to the basement Bacaro Nightclub.
Venturing out of the hotel, Edinburgh’s cosmopolitan centre offers everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to award-winning cocktail bars via a vibrant theatre, comedy and live music scene.
The Hudson is just off the west end of Princes Street which means that the shopping opportunities of George Street, Princes Street and the West End village are all within five minutes’ walk.
More traditional attractions, such as the Castle, museums, art galleries and gardens, are all within walking distance or a short taxi ride.
For those travelling for business, Charlotte Square and the financial district are on the doorstep.