8 Romantic Hotels in Edinburgh For Couples in Love

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Looking for the most romantic hotels in Edinburgh for a special occasion? Whether you are celebrating a milestone anniversary, getting to know each other a little bit better or just searching for a bit of indulgence, our guide reveals the most romantic hotels in the Old and New Town and their amenities including hot tubs, jacuzzis and roll top baths. Let’s dive in…

Most Romantic Hotels in Edinburgh

1. The Witchery By The Castle

If it is true decadence one opulence you are looking for in the most historic of surroundings, then The Witchery is for you. 

This gothicesque building is nestled under Edinburgh Castle in the Old Town

The Witchery Accommodation Royal Mile Edinburgh_

With silks and velvets galore, you are transported back to an age gone by.

The hotel boasts suites as opposed to rooms, each with its own personality.

Roll top baths for two are a highlight of these decadent bedrooms.

With views over The Royal Mile or the Old Town, this hotel is sure to set the scene for your most romantic of breaks.

The Turret Suite Witchery Edinburgh Hotel

You won’t even have to leave the hotel to get top class food. 

The Witchery boasts its own 5 star restaurant, James Thomson’s The Witchery by the Castle which features in our guide to the most romantic places to dine at in Edinburgh.

The Witchery By The Castle Accommodation Food Hotel Old Town Edinburgh

With only nine suites available, it is worth booking ahead for this historic hotel to avoid disappointment.


  • AC and heating in each room
  • Dryer and straightener
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
Witchery Edinburgh Food Restaurant tables

2. Prestonfield House

Another of Edinburgh’s romantic hotels is Prestonfield House.

This is my favorite as I got married here and I believe it is one of the most romantic places to stay in Edinburgh.

Porterfield House Building Hotel Food

Set under Arthur’s Seat on its own grounds, this hotel epitomises romance.

As you drive up to this unassuming building from the outside, you see highland cows and peacocks that roam the grounds.

The hotel is full of history dating from the 17th century. 

Inside it opens up to reds and golds drawing you into its welcoming body. 

There are pieces of furniture from the 1600s that add to the atmosphere and romance of this 5-star hotel.

Porterfield House Afternoon Tea in Rhubarb Restaurant Hotel Food

There are so many different rooms that you can explore, sit in, have afternoon tea in, and relax as you sip a glass of their own brand champagne.

The hotel offers you rooms and suites. Massages are available.

Prestonfield House’s Rhubarb is one of Edinburgh’s best restaurants and it featured on 4OD’s Married at First Sight! 

Porterfield House and Rhubarb Restaurant Hotel Food

Dining by candlelight gives the feeling of intimacy. 

Prestonfield House also features in our dog-friendly accommodation guide.


  • Free parking available for guests
  • Elevator facilities
  • AC in each room
  • Dog-friendly
  • Restaurant

Alternatively, if you want a castle hotel stay, read this guide.

Prestonfield House. Rhubarb Restuarant_

3. House of Gods

Not your conventional romantic hotel but if you are looking for something a little spicer, check out House of Gods located in the Old Town’s Cowgate area.

House of Gods is cheeky yet lavish with standalone baths and red drapes.

This adult-only hotel is a big fan of the bell, room service and midnight snacks is its vibe.

Soundproof rooms so you can don’t have to listen to other couples…

Dark, daring, decedent and on the doorstep of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket bars.

Read our full and impartial House of Gods review.


  • AC and heating in each room
  • Walk in showers
  • Netflix on TV
House of Gods Hotel Edinburgh Old Town Dark Red Room With Bed

4. The Balmoral Hotel

If it’s closer to the city centre that you want then the historic The Balmoral Hotel is where you want to book.  

Opened in 1902, this beautiful building boasts the address of No. 1 Princes Street. 

Rooms are spacious and beds are handmade by Glencraft, the suppliers to the Queen at Balmoral Castle.

The famous Balmoral Clock Tower makes this a landmark in Edinburgh.

This 5 star hotel has a luxury spa that you can make the most of as one of your romantic things to do in Edinburgh.

The Balmoral also features in our guide to hotels in Edinburgh with swimming pools.

The Michelin star, Number One Restaurant, offers the best of Scottish fare set in the most opulent of surroundings. 

Palm Court is popular for afternoon teas in a photogenic setting.

You can access everything Edinburgh has to offer easily from this hotel, Princes Street Gardens is just next door and as it is situated at the top of the Waverley Steps, public transport access is easily accessible from here. 

Room 552 is now called the J.K. Rowling Suite as this is where the Harry Potter author completed final book, the Deathly Hallows in this very suite.

To celebrate, Rowling signed a marble bust of Hermes which still sits in the room.

Harry Potter fans! Check out our guide to all the locations in Edinburgh you must visit.


  • 167 rooms and 20 suites
  • Elevator facilitates
  • AC in each room
  • Castle views
  • Dog-friendly
  • Restaurants
  • Pool
  • Spa

If you’d like to find out more about The Balmoral, you can read our Balmoral Hotel review.

We stayed in the Deluxe Castle View room, 314.

5. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

At the opposite end of Princes Street is the Waldorf Astoria known locally as The Caledonian. 

The hotel itself was built in 1903 and is beautifully art deco inside. 

You can almost feel the romance of the roaring 20s as you enter and take in the sweeping staircase.

Waldorf Hotel West End Edinburgh hotel Scotland

The hotel has a spa that you can make use of to bring some extra romance into your Edinburgh romantic break.

This is one of the romantic hotels in Edinburgh with a hot tub, sadly not in the room, but in the spa area. 

If you are booking a treatment, make the most of this facility!

The hotel restaurant, Grazing by Mark Greenaway, offers you top dining in glorious surroundings or drinks at The Caley Bar.

Afternoon tea at the hotels own Peacock Alley is worth considering as you create your romantic Edinburgh itinerary.

To add extra romance, you can request a room with a view of Edinburgh Castle. 


  • Elevator facilitates
  • AC in each room
  • Castle views
  • Hot tubs
  • Dog-friendly
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness suite
  • Spa

6. Tigerlily

George Street, Edinburgh is packed full of unique to grand hotels. 

It is here that you go for cocktail bars, and boutique shopping. 

One hotel that is a must for easy access to all the romantic things to do in Edinburgh is Tigerlily.

Set at the start of George Street, this affordable boutique hotel is glamour personified.

This Georgoan townhouse has 33 rooms and suites. 

Egyptian cotton sheet, The White Company toiletries, GHD straighteners and hairdryers, smart TV, bluetooth speakers and a fully stocked mini bar. 

You have every luxury you could want in these rooms. 

The restaurant serves seasonal Scottish dishes and champagne afternoon teas.

Now be honest, who hasn’t dreamed of exploring one of the stunning townhouses that Edinburgh has? 


  • 33 rooms
  • Elevator facilitates
  • AC in each room
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail bar

7. InterContinental Hotels – Edinburgh The George

Further along George Street is the George Hotel.

This grade II listed building was built in 1775 and offers you romantic grandeur like no other.

The pillared reception takes your breath away and as you gaze around the many chandeliers catch your eye.

The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen serves Scottish food.

From this hotel, you can explore many of Edinburgh’s finest offerings.

The Dome, world famous for its lights at Christmas, cocktail bar and restaurant is situated directly opposite. 


  • Elevator facilitates
  • AC in each room
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness suite

8. The Nira, Caledonia. 

Looking for romantic hotels in Edinburgh with a jacuzzi in the room?

Look no further than The Nira, Caledonia

This hotel is based in the affluent Stockbridge area (New Town) of the city which is packed with cafes and lovely walks to Leith and Dean Village.

Very popular with locals and second time visitors.

Circus Lane St Stephen Church Stockbridge Edinburgh

The Nira, Caledonia is another famous Georgian Townhouses which has been converted.

With goose down pillows and duvets, floor to ceiling windows and spa baths in some rooms, your romantic weekend away will get off to an amazing start.

If you fancy whisky tasting, Blackwood’s Bar & Grill has 25 different ones to offer you!


  • Hot tub in some rooms
  • Restaurant

Final words

Edinburgh is where romance lives. 

You may be visiting with the love of your life but you will leave with a new love in your heart for this beautiful city.

This guide has shown you some of the most romantic hotels in Edinburgh and hopefully you will find the magic you are looking for in one of them.

Looking for the best hotels in Edinburgh? We’re rounded up the most romantic including popular historic gems, boutique hotels for couples and converted Georgian houses. Click to find out the most romantic hotels in Scotland’s capital.

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About the author: Hi, I am Ruth. A Highlander living in Fife longing for the mountains of home but I can’t give up the delights of the big city!

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