Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2 K reviews
Very good luxury hotel. Close to restaurants and bars with nearby parking areas. Fantastic service.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Garage & Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Radio
    • Central Heating
    • Bathroom
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Stereo
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Café
    • Currency Exchange
    • WLAN access
    • Room Service
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
    • Coatroom
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Windsurfing
1 Tower Place Edinburgh EH6 7BZ


This award-winning, stylish hotel is situated at the waterfront of the Port of Leith. The Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh's new commercial centre, is also the home of the royal yacht HMS Britannica. The Scottish Executive and a wonderful selection of boutiques and restaurants are just a few metres away, making the perfect place to stay for business travellers and holidaymakers alike. Princes Street and the historic heart of the city are just 5 minutes away by bus (connections every 15 minutes).


The hotel was built in 1994. The accommodation comprises a total of 100 rooms. Individual storeys are accessible via the lift or stairs. Services and facilities at the hotel include a cloakroom, a currency exchange service, a restaurant, a café, room service, a laundry service and a conference room. Wireless internet access in public areas (no extra charge) allows guests to stay connected. Travellers arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage or in the car park.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. The carpeted accommodation units feature a double bed. There is also a minibar. A mini fridge and a tea/coffee station ensure a comfortable stay. Internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio, a stereo system and WiFi (no extra charge) add to the comfort of the holiday. A shower and a bathtub can be found in the bathrooms. A hairdryer is also available. The establishment offers non-smoking rooms.


The hotel offers attractions including sport and entertainment opportunities. Leisure options at the accommodation include windsurfing, or for a fee, a gym.


Breakfast can be booked.


The following credit cards are accepted at the establishment: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Excellent places to eat. Excellent bus services. Excellent restaurants nearby.

    "Good location, close to public transport." "Near enough to the city centre, with great sightseeing, shopping, and dining." "Parking is good and affordable."

  • Bar and Beverages
    "Bar is awesome"

    Bar area lovely. Nice cocktail menu. Fantastic bar service.

    "Nice bar with tasty alcoholic drinks." "Good bar service." "Standard beverage prices."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Staff were brilliant. Attentive staff. Reception staff fantastic.

    "Beds and cleanliness are decent, but rooms look old and poorly-furnished." "Great, professional bar service." "Poorly rated housekeeping and restaurant service." "Booking process should be better organized."

  • WiFi
    "Good internet service"

    Great wifi in the room. Wifi works well. Fast wifi.

    "Good wifi quality."

  • Comfort
    "Rather comfortable"

    Amazing night sleep. Peaceful location. Spacious room.

    "Comfortable rooms and beds." "Air conditioning is poor, but bathroom size and noise level are acceptable."

  • Breakfast
    "Breakfast is average"

    Expensive for breakfast. Paid for continental breakfast. Cooked breakfast ridiculous.

    "Breakfast is decent but expensive."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Excellent coffee in the room. Extractor fan does not work. Tiny twin room.

    "Acceptably clean rooms, but needing maintenance with bad furniture." "Mediocre sized, poorly cleaned bathrooms." "Great beds and TVs." "Decent views from okay rooms." "Poor quality minibars and A/C."

  • Cleanliness
    "Quite clean"

    Grey walls. Stained carpet. Complete cleanliness.

    "Cleanliness is lacking in rooms and bathrooms." "Clean hotel facilities."

  • Amenities
    "Ordinary amenities"

    Building is old. Noisy common areas. Narrow halls.

    "Relatively new facilities." "Unspectacular architecture." "Elevator in need of updating." "Poorly reviewed entrance area and poor handicap accessibility."

  • Value for money
    "Value for money could be better"

    Overpriced mini bar. Overpriced for one night. Poor value meal.

    "Value for money could be better." "Pricey breakfast and dining." "Standard beverage prices."

  • Wellness Area
    "Wellness & sports facilities could be improved"

    No spa. Limited leisure facilities. Fitness room disappointing.

    "Poorly reviewed fitness area."