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Nira Caledonia in Edinburgh, Scotland

Nira Caledonia is a bonnie lass, but not in the traditional style of Scottish hotels. It’s an edgy home away from home where original wood floors, funky chandeliers, and designer wallpaper combine with sumptuous details, including a 2,000 pocket sprung mattress and a Nespresso machine accompanied by fresh cookies. Each of the 28 rooms is unique – some come with a Jacuzzi tub, some have access to a private garden – but all retain the Georgian sash windows and detailed cornicing from its neoclassical heyday. John Wilson, the literary lion who wrote by the name of Christopher North, built the townhouse, and Blackwood’s restaurant takes its name from the renowned 19th Century magazine he founded.

Stroll north to cobblestoned streets in downtown Stockbridge. Sample Caboc from Mellis, voted the best artisanal cheese shop in Scotland. Browse antique shops and quaint little bookstores. Visit Scottish Parliament. Savor a rare single-malt Scotch and a plate of Perthshire pheasant breast on the bone.

Location of Nira Caledonia

Nira Caledonia
10 Gloucester Place Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland

Nearest Airport: EDI

Amenities for Nira Caledonia

  • General Information
  • 28 Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Dining
  • Restaurant
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Organic Cuisine
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Music & Movie Library
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Private Gardens
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Work Desks
  • Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Train Station
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Public Transportation
  • Monuments
  • Interests
  • Culture & Arts

Reviews for Nira Caledonia

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here last Thursday with my partner and the experience was great, as usual! Can't fault a thing! It's a beautiful place to stay and you couldn't ask for friendlier more helpful staff. The breakfast is to die for :o)


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a one night stay over the Easter Sunday into Monday. Was expecting the hotel to be busy but it didn't seem to be as we were immediately upgraded to the executive suite on the top floor of the hotel which was a nice touch! We weren't in the room for ages as were out and about taking in all Edinburgh has to offer but the room was nicely decorated and well equipped when we were. Breakfast was delivered to the room the following morning which I think will have been an enforced move due to recent building damage to the restaurant but it still suited us fine! Checkout was a simple process.

Neil F

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been a long term guest of The Howard Hotel in Edinburgh, I was disappointed to find that they had closed. Their staff recommended the Nira Caledonia which is a similar small hotel, over 3 Georgian townhouses near the Stockbridge area and an easy walk to George Street shops, the Scottish Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle and many other wonderful sites. Edinburgh has many excellent hotels. The reason to choose the Nira Caledonia is the charm and personal atmosphere where one feels part of the beautiful Georgian residential neighborhood. The staff are warm and friendly and no request is too much trouble for them. The Executive Room that I was given on the lower garden level was quiet and peaceful. There was a door leading out into the garden with a patio table and chairs and a bench further into the garden. The blanket that I requested was not the standard cheap acrylic, but wool which is very hard to find in any hotel. There was a choice of plump down or foam pillows. The mattress was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on. Bathroom was impeccably clean and well appointed with wonderful L’Occitane toiletries. There is a mini bar and coffee/tea making facilities. I highly recommend the Nira Caledonia Hotel. The renovations being done on one of the townhouses should complete by end of May and a beautiful new bar, restaurant and lounge area will once again be available. This is a gem of a hotel and is listed in “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” - deservedly so.

Alexandra S - Bethesda, Maryland

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel, huge room, excellent staff, breakfast in bed...stress free. The building work was not a problem as we were close to reception. Inga on the front desk was very nice and helpful, she was more than happy to bring us some ice for our drinks in the room and an iron and board for our clothes. The room itself was probably the biggest we've ever stayed in. The ceiling height must have been at least 14ft. The bathroom however was on the small side but not a problem. Breakfast was brought to us on time and was plentiful for all of us. Both the bed & sofa bed were massive. Nice furniture and a big tv. 10/10

TheBigfella601 - Newcastle, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

On a recent one night stay, we found the staff helpful and the place good value for money. The ongoing renovation works did not worry us as our breakfast was delivered to the room and was of a good quality. The staff were without exception very polite and friendly. The only downside is that whilst booking there was no mention on how disruptive the ongoing renovation works are to the hotel, or just how many stairs are needed to be climbed to reach some of the rooms. These were not issues to myself, but I feel should be highlighted more strongly. However, clean hotel, great location and great staff, would recommend!

easylifeInverness - Inverness

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