The best value-for-money stay in Edinburgh

You’ve saved and saved and now it’s finally time to book that perfect holiday! In the second of our three-part series, we give our top recommendations to ensure the best value-for-money stay in Edinburgh.

Where to stay?

Edinburgh has a wealth of hotel chains offering great deals. Hotels such as the Marriott Courtyard, only a 5-minute walk from Princes Street, and the Malmaison on Leith’s Shore offer reasonable rates as well as fitness facilities and a bar for an evening nightcap.

To stay in an elegant Georgian town house, No. 11 Brunswick offers a luxurious level of accommodation for a mid-priced budget. Located within a quiet residential street, this hotel was built in 1822 and retains many original features in the 10 individually designed bedrooms alongside modern amenities including heated floors.
No. 11 Brunswick

Where to eat?

A popular choice, New Chapter is located away from the busy city centre within Edinburgh's New Town. This family-run restaurant offers a modern menu mixing European influences with Scottish produce. All the dishes are so beautifully presented, they are a feast for the eyes with a set two/three-course dinner as well as an à la carte menu on offer.
New Chapter

For a central restaurant, a priority especially when running to and from shows during August’s busy Festival season, Twenty Princes Street offers handcrafted dishes using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The ‘flaming Alaska’ is a favourite, arriving in style: we’ll say no more! All located within Hotel Indigo, you won’t have far to walk for an after-dinner drink in their bar, Juniper.

What to do?

For those who fancy an afternoon tipple, Edinburgh has a great selection of experiences to whet your appetite.

During the Pickering’s Gin tour you can sample all three Pickering’s Gins in Edinburgh’s first gin distillery in over 150 years. Visitors can view their botanicals room, stills and bottling line, finishing the tour with a Pickering’s Gin and tonic from their very own gin tap!
Pickering's Gin Tour

The Edinburgh Gin Distillery creates exciting new flavours, from rhubarb and ginger to pomegranate and rose liqueur. With three levels of the tour, you can choose to learn about the history of gin or become a connoisseur with a tutored-tasting. For those with 3 hours free, you can even craft your own!

To taste a traditional Scottish dram, the Scotch Whisky Experience offers a range of tours to suit all. With a guided nosing and tasting of four contrasting single malts, as well as one blended whisky, the Platinum Tour will make you a whisky expert in no time.
Scotch Whisky Experience

The Royal Edinburgh Ticket is an easy way to visit three top Edinburgh attractions: the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Castle. This money-saving ticket even includes a 48 hour ticket valid on three city bus tours (Edinburgh Tour, Majestic Tour and Edinburgh CitySightseeing), a fantastic way to get your bearings and discover new areas of the city. 

Image copyright:
No 11 Brunswick
New Chapter
Pickering's Gin
Scotch Whisky Experience
Kenny Lam/VisitScotland