Edinburgh in winter is no place to up the tan.
However, if you want to buy some presents in Harvey Nicks or the George Street boutiques; enjoy the Christmas markets or simply see this beautiful city at its frosty best then today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay at The Carlton Hotel will light your fire.
Situated on the North Bridge, right in the heart of the capital, The Carlton Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Edinburgh. Or just kick back and relax in The Carlton’s opulent surrounds – a three course dinner and full use of the leisure facilities make this offer a fantastic way to escape the pre-Christmas rush.
The deal is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a guest double or twin room at The Carlton Hotel. As well as a full Scottish or continental breakfast, guests will enjoy a three course dinner in the stylish Bridge Restaurant plus full use of the excellent leisure facilities.
The comfortable rooms are classically decorated with a hint of Scottish design. The beds have been hand picked for exceptional comfort and support. WiFi, TV and refreshment trays are all part of the home comforts and some rooms have views of Arthur’s Seat.
As well as a full Scottish breakfast, the offer includes a three course dinner in the brasserie style Bridge Restaurant. The menu changes regularly but typical dishes might include starters such as the smoked Scottish fishcakes with tartare sauce and peashoots or the haggis, neeps and tatties served with a whisky cream.
Popular main courses include dishes such as the crisped belly pork served with buttered curly kale, Stornoway black pudding, potato fondant and a calvados sauce or the wild mushroom and truffle risotto topped with aged Parmesan shavings.
Finally, the Deal includes full use of the spa’s soothing facilities including the gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and spa pool.
This would be the ideal offer for anyone keen to do their Christmas shopping in the capital but, given The Carlton’s central location, it would also be perfect for visitors who want to see Edinburgh’s historic and contemporary sights.
With vouchers valid until the end of February, this offer would also make a thoughtful Christmas gift.
The Carlton Hotel has no shortage of fans on TripAdvisor. This is what one recent visitor had to say:
‘Looking forward to our next visit. We visited this hotel for a social event recently and were absolutely delighted with the service and attention to detail. The staff were particularly helpful, cheerful and very attentive. The hotel is minutes walk from Edinburgh’s Waverley station and in the Centre of Edinburgh. With Christmas coming the hotel is the ideal location to base yourself to enjoy everything Edinburgh and Scotland has to offer… We will most certainly visit again and strongly recommend the hotel to all of our friends and acquaintances.’