The Royal Mile is enchanting, Princes Street is dazzling, and the castle, of course, is magnificent.
But we can’t help feeling those who only spend time in Edinburgh’s main tourist sights are missing out on the loveliest, most understated neighbourhoods in the city.
Take the South Side for example; those who walk through the Royal Mile past Edinburgh University and the Meadows will find a plethora of leafy streets, Victorian architecture and character-filled independent shops and restaurants.
This Big Deal invites you to experience this overlooked corner of the city with an overnight stay for two in a townhouse boutique hotel.
But if you’d like to spend time in the city centre too, don’t worry – it’s only a short distance away.
Overnight stay for two
This Big Deal is for an overnight stay with breakfast for two and a bottle of wine or Prosecco on arrival at The Salisbury Hotel.
The deal is available seven days a week until the end of March 2020.
Note, some dates are excluded and there is a £50 per night supplement for Saturday stays.
The Salisbury is a small family-run boutique hotel in an elegant B listed Georgian townhouse in the Edinburgh neighbourhood of Newington.
Inside the hotel is original period features mixed with contemporary design and modern comforts. Facilities include a garden, free parking, free WiFi and a luxury cafe.
Facilities in each of The Salisbury’s airy bedrooms include a TV, radio, tea/coffee maker and Duck Island toiletries.
The Salisbury does not have a restaurant, but it does have a luxury cafe serving breakfast to guests each morning.
Although menus can change, expect to find tempting choices such as The Salisbury Big Breakfast (including a veggie option), the buttermilk pancakes with blueberry compote and the Scottish smoked salmon with creamy scrambled eggs served with bagels or toast.
The Salisbury Hotel has welcomed many happy guests – it’s average rating on TripAdvisor is four stars out of five from over 900 reviews. Here’s what some recent guests had to say:
“Was so happy we didn’t end up going with the big-name hotel we originally looked into booking. The boutique hotel was beautiful, personal and quiet with a wonderful view of the backyard/garden, it made our trip that much more enjoyable. The room was clean, the furniture was comfortable and had us feeling very much at home, which is always nice when you’re so far from your own. Location was also perfect; close enough to everything we wanted and needed. It was convenient to be able to stop back in when we needed a break or just to drop things off as we were doing 12+ hours of walking a day! Cannot think of a single complaint and will definitely be staying here again if and when we come back to Edinburgh! Thank you for everything!”
“When we first entered our room at the Salisbury we were just absolutely stunned – I’d never seen such a luxurious hotel room before! And it seemed much more amazing considering the price we’d paid for it. An enormously spacious room with a huge four-poster bed, a sofa, armchairs and a desk, a gigantic TV set on the wall, fridge, hairdryer, kettle and all other sorts of amenities – and the bathroom! Like out of a Hollywood movie… A big bathtub, and a luxurious open shower in the other corner. If you want some affordable luxury while staying in Edinburgh, go for the Salisbury!”
This Big Deal for a stay in The Salisbury Hotel is available until the end of March 2020, giving you plenty of opportunity to take advantage of it.
Located in a townhouse in Edinburgh’s leafy South Side, the hotel provides a relaxing retreat away from the tourist frenzy but still close enough to all the main sights.
This deal would be perfect for a romantic break and would also make a great gift.