Ratings based on 250 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice and clean

Posted Jan 27, 2017
The hotel staff was very nice. Our room was spacious and very clean.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2017 by Chris Lynch, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback, great to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Chris and the Nira Caledonia team.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Notth Notts

Beautiful and first-rate Hotel

Posted Jan 24, 2017
You will not regret booking this Hotel, it's stylish and comfortable and the staff are exceptional. It's only a short walk from the City and the surrounding area is as beautiful as we've seen anywhere.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 25, 2017 by Chris Lynch, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback, great to read you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Chris and the Nira Caledonia team.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

BEAUTIFUL

Posted Dec 14, 2016
Hotel and our room were beautiful.The staff could not have been more helpful. A very nice stay indeed.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 15, 2016 by Chris Lynch, Hotel Management
Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback! Chris and the Nira Caledonia team.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Great hotel!

Posted Nov 2, 2016
Pros: The staff - outstanding!
Cons: The room was a bit on the small side, and no bath only shower.
Location: Many good local restaurants and the Georgian Town House attraction.
An excellent hotel. The staff are especially attentive and super friendly, felt very welcomed. The location is in a quiet street a few minutes walk from the main areas of new town, which meant it was very peaceful at night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 2, 2016 by Chris Lynch, general manager., Hotel Management
Thanks for your feedback, great to read you liked your room and our staff. As a listed and protected building we are not allowed to change the structure of our building and therefore sometimes the layout of our rooms is a little different and not all of our rooms can have bathtubs, they simply don't fit. We do have larger rooms, maybe next time you can check if there are executive rooms or suites available. Despite these issues we certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Chris and the Nira Caledonia team.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, UK

Beautiful hotel

Posted Oct 30, 2016 on Ebookers
Pros: Fantastic location, gorgeous rooms, very pleasant staff. Overall a fantastic stay.
Cons: Rooms were a little small and glasses were not removed from room during house keeping.
Location: Everything in Edinburgh is walking distance from here. Botanic Gardens in right behind the hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 1, 2016 by Chris Lynch, general manager., Hotel Management
Thanks for your feedback, great to read you liked our Stockbridge location. As a listed and protected building we are not allowed to change the structure of our building and therefore do not have an elevator for the same reason sometimes the layout of our rooms is a little different. Despite the small issue with housekeeping we certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Chris and the Nira Caledonia team.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Best kept secret in Edinburgh

Posted Oct 29, 2016
Pros: Everything
Cons: I wouldn't change anything specific to the Hotel.
Nira Caledonia is one of the Small Luxury Hotels and one of only two listed for Scotland. It is a venue that has not forgotten that they exist to serve customers and they do this in a fashion I had long feared extinct. The service is impeccable, the staff friendly, and everyone was most helpful. Although our room faced the main street in front of the hotel, it was incredibly quiet. I first thought that double-glazing or soundproofing had been applied, but it is simply a quiet location. Every amenity and service was provided. The hotel was within walking distance of nearly everything on our itinerary and taxis were readily available for longer trips. The restaurant, Blackwell's, was excellent, and the service there was also above reproach. I simply cannot say enough good things about this hotel and it will certainly be at the top of our list for a venue when we return to Edinburgh. What a great little hotel! It's a gem among small hotels and the location in Stockbridge could not have been better for us. If you are looking for an example of what luxury hotel service should be, then Nira Caledonia is the right place to stay in Edinburgh.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 1, 2016 by Chris Lynch, general manager., Hotel Management
Thanks for your feedback, great to read you liked our Stockbridge location. As a listed and protected building we are not allowed to change the structure of our building we can't have double glazing but as you pointed out our street is a very quiet one. Glad to read you enjoyed our Blackwood's Bar & Grill also. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Chris and the Nira Caledonia team.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 24, 2016 on Hotels
Enjoyed our stay. Lots of positives about hotel but also a few niggles.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 26, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for your feedback, great to read you liked our Stockbridge location with the views. As a listed and protected building we are not allowed to change the structure of our building and therefore do not have an elevator for the same reason sometimes the layout of our rooms is a little different. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Chris and the Nira Caledonia team
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Very clean and walkable to nightlife.

Posted Oct 12, 2016 on Hotels
A wonderful Scottish hotel! Very clean and wonderful staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 13, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thanks for your feedback, good to read you liked our Stockbridge location. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Chris and the Nira Caledonia team.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Still the best boutique hotel in Edinburgh!

Posted Oct 9, 2016
Location: Short walk to up to Princes street. Immediate local area (New Town) has some fantastic hidden bars and cafes.Ask at reception for suggestions.
I am a regular visitor to the hotel but haven't posted a review for several years. I recently spent a night here, as I stopped overnight in Edinburgh whilst travelling in Scotland on business, and this time, I travelled there by car. It is still is the best hotel of its kind in Edinburgh. Rooms are well furnished and spotless, breakfast is included and is great. There is parking right outside the hotel, free from 6pm-8am (download the RinGo app for maximum efficiency, but the traditional ticket and phone payments are also available). Some of the single rooms can sometimes be a little small, but usually perfectly formed. So call the hotel in advance to find out first if you are the sort of person who requires lots of elbow room, or just avoid the singles. It's a short (<10 min) walk to Princes street and all the shops and bars, with some very nice places along the way. I've not tried the restaurant outside of the Breakfast, but if the same standard is maintained, then I would expect it to be very high. My only suggestion would be that a discrete bar would be a great addition.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 10, 2016 by Chris Lynch, general manager., Hotel Management
Thanks for your great feedback, based on your experience. Our bar is adjacent to the restaurant, you have to come back in the evening and experience the bar and our Blackwood's Bar & Grill. We have been called the best steak restaurant is Edinburgh. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Chris and the Nira Caledonia Team.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Portland, Oregon

Excellent stay at the Nura Camedonia!

Posted Oct 4, 2016
The hotel is located in a pristine and quiet neighborhood a 5 minute walk to shops and restaurants. Staff were charming, friendly and accommodating. Restaurant served up delicious comfort food for weary travelers. Large bathrooms were well appointed, and beds comfortable. Be prepared to climb stairs as there was no elevator.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 6, 2016 by Chris Lynch, general manager., Hotel Management
Thanks for your feedback, great to read you liked our Stockbridge location. As a listed and protected building grade A building we are not allowed to change the structure of our building and therefore do not have an elevator for which we warn on our website and in our confirmation letter for the same reason sometimes the layout of our rooms is a little different. Great to see you like the food we serve in Blackwood's Bar & Grill. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Chris and the Nira Caledonia team.