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In the decade since its lavish reworking by owner James Thomson, Prestonfield has gathered a mass of celebrity fans and virtually every award going, from Hotel of the Year to a listing among Tatler’s Top 20 Hotels. Famed for its relaxed vibe and attentive service, Prestonfield is one of a handful of UK hotels with the AA’s ultimate accolade of 5 Red Stars.
Built as the grand baroque residence of Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, the slick and stylish restoration has added theatre and panache to an exceptional historic building. Guests find every modern convenience hidden among the velvet-upholstered walls of the city’s most luxurious and indulgent bedrooms and suites.
Famed by Tatler for its triple-A-rated spoil me factor, should you ever tire of your room, the glamorous Yellow room, clubbable Whisky, historic Tapestry Room and host of other salons at your disposal, with the opulent Rhubarb on hand to satisfy your culinary desires too. Set in 18 acres of parkland but moments from the bustle of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Prestonfield is Edinburgh’s most indulgent retreat.
The Witchery by the Castle
Hidden in a collection of historic buildings at the gates of Edinburgh castle, these 9 theatrical and decadent suites are perfect for those looking to stay in the most indulgent and magical of settings – the perfect antidote to bland hotels. Lavishly decorated and antique-filled, these suites scream romance with a capital R!
Frequently booked months in advance, they regularly feature on hot lists of the world’s most unique places to stay among many other accolades. Named as one the 7 wonders of the hotel world by Cosmopolitan Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller described the gloriously camp guest suites as 'an operatic fantasy' dream-like hideaways that have been inhabited by Hollywood stars Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Choose the Library, Vestry, Inner Sanctum, Old Rectory, Sempill, Guardroom, Armoury, Turret or Heriot and the result will be the same – wall to wall decadence, massed antiques, gothic décor and roll top baths big enough for two! An unforgettable and magical experience!