Join us in the asylum. You’d be mad not to.
We’re with Alexander McCall Smith: "This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again." Hotel du Vin Edinburgh lies just off the bustling Royal Mile, nestled betwixt the iconic castle and Holyrood Palace. Our Edinburgh hotels’ the perfect spot to discover this city's cosmopolitan nature and cultural heart, its fabulous shopping, intriguing museums and galleries, its striking Georgian and Victorian architecture. It's the only place that could do justice to the world's biggest arts festival.
From poorhouse to asylum to science lab to boutique hotel, the building's lived through many guises since 1743. Bursting with character, the exposed brickwork and original features are typical Hotel du Vin, as is al fresco dining in the central courtyard, courtesy of our trademark bistro kitchen. Enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea, a 'blether' in the bar with a favourite cocktail, a nightcap in the Whisky Snug, or a cigar (and whisky) in the heated Cigar Bothy all within our elegant hotel in Edinburgh. And there's always our extensive wine list to explore with our Sommelier in the Laroche tasting room. Or hold a business meeting, private party, family get-together or wedding celebration in our quirky function rooms, before heading to one of 47 distinctive bedrooms - each with a custom made, 'sleigh' bed, hand-sprung mattress, soft Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels, robes, and a monsoon shower or roll top bath. For business or pleasure in Auld Reekie, it has to be Hotel du Vin Edinburgh.