10 Most Romantic Hotels in Edinburgh for Newlyweds

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Scotland’s incredible landscape and cities that look like they have been taken out of a fairytale are a perfect setting for a romantic getaway. You will find many romantic hotels in Edinburgh suitable for honeymooners and couples in general. 

It is no surprise that Edinburgh has been named one of the most romantic cities in the world many times given its stunning architecture, lovely surroundings, and hidden places ideal for a date all over the city. This is why many couples choose Edinburgh for their honeymoon or elopement.

Keep reading to discover the best hotels in Edinburgh for couples!

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BrewDog DogHouse Edinburgh

Located just a quick walk from Royal Mile, BrewDog DogHouse Edinburgh hotel is the best place for couples that love being in the city centre. You will be within walking distance from all the attractions including Edinburgh castle, many pubs and bars, romantic restaurants, cute coffee shops, and more.

At the hotel, you can rent a bicycle for free, enjoy a superb breakfast on the terrace, or try their bar and restaurant. Every room has a kitchenette with a fridge and a kettle, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, room service, and so much more. Beautifully designed rooms inside a historic building are just what you need on your first visit to Edinburgh.

Cheval Old Town Chambers

Luxurious and spacious rooms inside a beautiful historic hotel are just what you are looking for if you want the best of romantic hotels in Edinburgh. Nestled in the Old Town near all the landmarks, shopping, and romantic restaurants, it is a perfect place for romantic getaways in Edinburgh. Even if you live in the city or nearby, this hotel can be an ideal weekend staycation.

The hotel includes not standard rooms, but actual open-plan apartments with a long stay in mind. You will have a washing machine, a full kitchen, a dining room table, a huge wardrobe and so much more if you choose to stay here. Amenities include fantastic breakfast, a fitness centre, free WiFi, heating, family rooms, and a lot more.

Ocean Mist Leith

If you want to take long walks by the ocean or have a room with a view of the river, Ocean Mist Leith might be just a place for you. Located in Leith, which still falls under the city of Edinburgh, it offers much more tranquillity and peace than staying in the city centre. Leih is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Edinburgh, featuring charming boutiques, and a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, and bars.

The hotel is created inside a ship that was built in 1919 and first was named Samuel Green. It is docked about one kilometre from the famous Royal Yacht Britannia. Breakfast is a buffet, and all rooms have a large wardrobe, private bathrooms, and a terrace. If you want to enjoy huge windows, through which you can soak in some sun, come to the bar for a coffee.

Gleneagles Townhouse

You will feel like royalty in these gorgeous luxurious rooms. The rooms are designed so that classic charm coexists with modern features. With perfect views from the room window, an all-day restaurant, 24 hours open front desk, and an exceptional fitness centre, this luxurious hotel is one of the most beautiful romantic hotels in Edinburgh.

This 5-star hotel stands out with its concierge services as well. They will offer an exquisite customer experience that you would want on your romantic getaway. Its renowned restaurant offers Scottish and British specialities, but vegetarian and vegan options are available. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, but when you are inside you will feel like you are in a different world. At the end of the day if you want to unwind you can visit the sauna and relax before sleep.

Market Street hotel

Ultra-modern building surrounded by the Old Town’s historic buildings stands out in many ways. Market Street hotel is a modern twist on romantic hotels in Scotland. Natural materials like textured stone or white oak offer a tactile backdrop for timeless pieces of contemporary design in addition to handmade and custom-made furniture. 

A cosy, homey ambience is created by the charming wooden shutters, which are modelled after the original window accents of the historic Old Town. Fabric wallpaper and plush woollen accents also contribute to this ambience. The hotel features luggage storage, a 24-hour desk, a safety deposit box, and so much more. You will stay here with peace of mind, amazed by all the gorgeous design and comfort around you.

The Witchery by the Castle

Step back in time in this spectacular historic hotel near Edinburgh castle. For history buffs, this is one of the best honeymoon hotels in Edinburgh. With their large oak beds, velvet-lined walls, and flamboyant crimson and gold furnishings, the opulently furnished rooms have gothic elements. Large bathrooms have free-standing silver baths, and there are distinct seating spaces.

All the suites at The Witchery are unique but have some features that are the same, like walk-in closets, love seats, and tapestries that help establish the mood. You can choose a room with a view of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Princes Street, or the Old Town. Each morning, a decadent breakfast hamper will be delivered to the room, or you can choose to eat breakfast in the restaurant.

Virgin Hotels Edinburgh

When you choose to stay in any of the Virgin hotels you are sure to get excellent service, modern and beautiful rooms, and the best location there is in the city. This is a 5-star hotel within walking distance of Royal mile and other fantastic landmarks. Stay here if you are in Edinburgh for the first time and if you are interested in the city’s history.

Hotel has an amazing restaurant that offers the morning a la carte breakfast, or continental and English breakfast options. You can also have lunch or dinner at the hotel, or go out to explore the city. Other fantastic amenities include a safety deposit box, free WiFi, daily housekeeping, gorgeous views, and more. Also, pets are allowed in this hotel, so you don’t have to separate from your furry friends on the holiday.


Situated near Carlton Hill, 21212 is a unique and elegant hotel for couples that love to enjoy luxury. The four spacious, exquisitely furnished bedrooms in 21212 each have a separate lounge space. The rooms are located on the two top levels of the building and provide commanding views of either the city of Edinburgh or the gardens in the back. 

The property features allergy-free and smoke-free rooms, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, bathrobes, a large wardrobe, and more. There is also a great breakfast served in the morning, and a bar is open all day long. The most romantic feature of this hotel is private dining. If you want to surprise your other half with a candlelight dinner, ask for the private dining options and make some amazing memories in Ate, their private dining area.

House of Gods Royal Mile

House of Gods Royal Mile is dark, cosy, and glamorous, ideal for our list of romantic hotels in Edinburgh. When you book a room in this extravagant hotel you have three options: the cabin, the classic, and the suite. The hotel also offers two bars, the House of Gods cocktail bar, and Lilith’s lounge.

The cabin is inspired by Orient Express and old glamour, and it features a mirror hidden TV, a rack for luggage, an en suite bathroom, and a hidden coffee machine. The classic is inspired by Versailles and is a charming hideaway for a couple. The suite is an opulent room with a free-standing Victorian bathtub. It is almost double the size of the cabin and has all the features of the other rooms.

Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

If you prefer small sustainable hotels, Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh might be just what you are looking for. This hotel is located in Edinburgh’s Old Town and features individually designed elegant rooms you wouldn’t believe were a former municipal asylum. The French Bistro, which serves food from the Lothian area, is located in the centre of the hotel and is a highlight of your stay here.

Each beautiful room features a flat-screen TV, a luxurious bathroom, linen, free WiFi, room service, and a kettle. The hotel features facilities for disabled guests as well. In the evening you can relax in the bar and try some of the best fine wines in Edinburgh.

If this article has inspired you to travel to Edinburgh with your loved ones or to have an elopement or a small wedding in one of the most romantic cities in the UK, we can offer you private photography sessions, wedding organisations, and a lot more. Contact us here!

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