Nira Caledonia

6-10 Gloucester PlaceEdinburghEH3 6EFUnited Kingdom
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About Nira Caledonia

The warm sincerity of Edinburgh, the city of Literature, can be felt at Nira Caledonia, the essayist Christopher North’s former home turned luxury boutique hotel, where modern comforts can be found embedded in bohemian chic design.

Tastefully decorated, each room features a unique design, duck feather pillows, flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, and a Nespresso machine. Jacuzzi suites are available with luxurious spa baths.

Multilingual staff offer guests services such as ticket/tour assistance, shoeshine, luggage storage and 24-hour front desk.

Breakfast and dinner are served daily at the on-site restaurant Blackwood’s Bar and Grill. The hotel has ‘Taste Our Best’ accreditation, thus guaranteeing that all meals include as much locally sourced, seasonal, and fresh Scottish produce as possible. The bar has over 25 Scotch Whiskys on offer.

Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens are less than a mile from the hotel while Edinburgh Train Station is a short taxi ride away.


6-10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6EF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312252720 | Fax: +44 1317772740 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Tasteful décor sets the mood

The hotel bills itself as a boutique hotel and when you arrive you can see why Everything is stylish and the rooms are stunning Apparently each room is individually decorated which is pretty impressive Overall a fabulous hotel.

First-class food and drink

The menu in the restaurant has been said to be incredible Some guests regretted not eating there more often They said food was delicious and extremely satisfying You’re also spoiled for choice in the bar with twenty-five whiskeys to choose from.

Excellent service with some nice touches

When you arrive, you may be offered tea or coffee as a nice welcoming gesture It is a lovely thought and the first of many nice little touches you will experience From moving your table to adding a little extra to your plate, the staff go the extra mile.

Negative Reviews

Excellent but pricey food

The food is excellent but some were a little disappointed at the price The hotel charges enough to stay there so guests thought the meals might not be so expensive However, the staff are great and make you feel welcome.

Just a few niggles here and there

The hotel is beautiful and in a perfect location, but there are quite a few minor details that need to be seen to Some bedding was torn, and the bathrooms not very tidy while the Wi-Fi was very inconsistent.

Room too small for the price

The rooms are very tastefully decorated, but are just too small given the price some guests paid for it The only way to get a bigger room is to pay more for a suite which you may not want to do The staff are said to be lovely though do their best to keep you satisfied.

Rating Overview

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8.8 /10
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8.8 out of 10 based on 867 reviews