The 10 Best Family Hotels in Edinburgh, UK

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The Scotsman Hotel 4 stars

Old Town, Edinburgh

Each unique room and suite at the Scotsman Hotel boasts individual features, including curved corner window bays with scenic views of the city and a marble-tiled en suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy luxury Egyptian cotton linen, a 48-seat cinema, free Wi-Fi, free Scotsman Newspaper, and a privacy hatch for 24-hour room service. Great attention to details such as a free dram of whisky and lovely toiletries.

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9
Superb
1,636 reviews

Kimpton - Charlotte Square 5 stars

New Town, Edinburgh

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is situated in Edinburgh, just metres from Princes Street and George Street.

The rooms offer a flat-screen Smart TV, 300 thread count bed linen, a complimentary treat box and a fridge with complimentary fresh milk and mineral water. The en suite bathrooms have a selection of complimentary toiletries. I loved this hotel, it will be my every time stay when i head back to the charming Edinburgh, i felt welcomed the moment i walked in. - Very welcoming staff and attentive. - Great rooms with very nice deigns. - Great views ( when you get the Castle view especially ). - Great location i hope they keep it up.

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9.1
Superb
2,641 reviews

The Balmoral Hotel 5 stars

Old Town, Edinburgh

Located on Princes Street, The Balmoral has a Michelin-starred restaurant, a pool and a gym. Waverley Station and Edinburgh's main shopping area are within 5 minutes' walk.

First opened in 1902, The Balmoral now offers rooms with a spacious marble bathroom and an interactive TV. Many rooms have views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. Iconic, beautiful and Classic Hotel. The staff are professional and excellent service, great breakfast at the Prince Restaurant. We celebrate my birthday in the number one restaurant which provide fabulous food and service are excellent. We also enjoy our anniversary and birthday‘s memorable lunch experience in the Palm Court restaurant.

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9.4
Superb
1,444 reviews

The Knight Residence by Mansley 5 stars

Edinburgh

Just 5 minutes' walk from the Grassmarket’s bars and restaurants, The Knight Residence apartments are located 0.5 miles from Edinburgh Castle. A welcome basket is provided, which includes a selection of tea, coffee, milk and washing-up liquid. The location was great and the apartment was very clean. Service from the staff was great.

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9.2
Superb
1,017 reviews

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel 4 stars

New Town, Edinburgh

With a stylish swimming pool and Scottish restaurant, the luxury 4-star Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers sumptuous rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is in Edinburgh’s Old Town, at the end of Princes Street. From breakfast to sauna - everything was just perfect!

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9
Superb
2,793 reviews

Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection 4 stars

Newington, Edinburgh

Just 0.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station, this 4-star Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and offers free WiFi. Set in a quiet Georgian square, it also features a restaurant which serves locally sourced food and a range of beverages. Everything about the hotel is excellent , staff are polite and professional and nothing is to much trouble

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9.1
Superb
1,227 reviews

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa 5 stars

Haymarket, Edinburgh

Overlooking Edinburgh Castle, the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is located in the financial district, next to the West End business and entertainment area and a five-minute walk from Princes Street, 500 metres from Edinburgh Castle. Location was great, within walking distance to Edinburgh castle, theaters, convenience stores and eateries. Breakfast spread was superb! I particularly liked the selection of the mains in the breakfast - top quality stuffs! The bed was really comfy. Staff very very very courteous and helpful.

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9
Superb
1,904 reviews

Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Edinburgh Grassmarket 4 stars

Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh

Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, Grassmarket is located at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, within easy reach of the famous Royal Mile and many of the main attractions of the city.

Each apartment has design features such as natural timber flooring, bespoke joinery, crafts, artwork and soft furnishings. The Wilde style is standard in every room, including fully equipped kitchens and kitchenettes, modern technology, rainfall showers, Hypnos mattresses, as well as free spring water, Nespresso pods, Brew teabags, fresh milk, handmade sweets, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Everything was perfect. Breakfast was excellent. Area is perfect, many pubs, restaurants, ... close to major attractions by foot.

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9.4
Superb
541 reviews

25 Daiches Braes

Portobello, Edinburgh

Set in Edinburgh, 7 km from Edinburgh Playhouse, 25 Daiches Braes offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is located 7 km from University of Edinburgh, 7 km from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and 8 km from Royal Yacht Britannia. The property is 8 km from The Real Mary King's Close and 8 km from National Museum of Scotland. Everything was excellent. Good connection to city centre by 10 minuten train. Friendly host.

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9.8
Exceptional
110 reviews

JustB Edinburgh Retreat

Edinburgh

The JustB Edinburgh Retreat is situated by Leith Walkway, in the centre of Edinburgh City and 8 km from Haymarket Railway Station. Free secure on-site parking and WiFi is provided.

The rooms at the guest house are fitted with a seating area. At JustB Edinburgh Retreat rooms include a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and a patio with a garden view. The owners were incredibly friendly and made us feel very welcome. They were welcoming and didn't intrude upon the privacy of the stay. The room was spacious and clean, with lovely character. The breakfast was the single best breakfast I've ever had at a hotel or B and B!

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9.6
Exceptional
178 reviews

Looking for a child-friendly hotel?

As families grow in size, so too do the needs of a family holiday. That’s why family hotels are set up to cater for all ages, from toddlers and kids to teens and adults. Typically, you can expect restaurants with kids’ menus, games rooms, fitness centres and a pool area where children can play and parents can relax.

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