Nira Caledonia


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Nira Caledonia is a unique boutique hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh. We combine Georgian splendour with 21st-century comfort.

In the heart of Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage area, stands Nira Caledonia. The hotel has only 27 rooms and suites, and as a proud member of SLH, it embodies the historic charm of its surroundings.

Nestled on the quiet side of New Town, the hotel is only a few steps away from the village of Stockbridge, rich with independent shops and restaurants. These elegant Georgian townhouses date back to 1817 and were originally the residence of Scottish literary critic and University Professor John Wilson. Today, it opens its doors to guests worldwide while preserving its historical grandeur. The hotel has no lift or air-conditioning to preserve the delicate structure and historical heritage. However, every room boasts modern comforts, from flat-screen TVs to espresso machines.

The 27 rooms pay homage to traditional Scottish architecture. Each room of this boutique hotel is unique and individually designed decor. Our 7 cosy Wee Double and Single rooms feature refreshing rain showers. 4 Townhouse Petites provide a spacious bathtub for unwinding, some equipped with in-built hydrojets for deeper massages. The upper categories of our rooms, such as the 9 Townhouse Grand or the 4 Junior Suite rooms, allow family retreats, featuring a double sofabed where you can cosy up and sleep. Our top 3 rooms are the Jacuzzi suites, offering a personal haven to escape stress, indulge in bubbles, and bask in the luxury of a pampered retreat.

Our team and concierges, trained at the superior standard of Small Luxury Hotels of the Worlds, will suggest unique personalised itineraries for a day out in Edinburgh. Indulge your palate at Blackwood’s, our Restaurant & Bar - offering dining space for up to 24 covers. Our succulent Scottish-inspired dishes feature carefully sourced ingredients from local vendors, ensuring the finest Scottish quality. The Josper, a unique feature in our kitchen, enhances the Scottish flavours at their finest. Do not forget to try our rich Continental Buffet and upgrade your experience by sampling one of the top-rated Scottish Breakfasts, serving the famous haggis and potato scones.

Nira Caledonia offers a Scottish-brewed Whiskey-tasting experience in partnership with Adelphi Distillery. Guests can enjoy exclusively selected and bottled vintage amber malt whiskey, limited to only 24 bottles per year. For those looking for new traditions and flavours, the hotel also offers its branded Gin, produced locally by a small family business. These Nira Caledonia exclusive liquors are served only in our bar, the Blackwoods, open every day from breakfast until late evening.

As the sun sets over the historic cityscape of Edinburgh, Nira Caledonia beckons you to become part of its illustrious tapestry, where the echoes of Scottish history harmonize seamlessly with contemporary comfort, creating an experience that is truly unforgettable.

Nira Caledonia at a Glance

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Exclusive use from £6800, rooms from £105 per night - Rooms up to £850 per night per room
Our boutique Georgian townhouses are situated within the UNESCO World Heritage area of Edinburgh's New Town, exemplifying the area's rich heritage and elegant architecture, ideal for a romantic escape or a backdrop for your honeymoon. Indulge in the freedom to choose from any of the external venues just a stroll away from us. Find your match by hiring prestigious venues like the Royal Botanic Garden, the National Portrait Gallery Museum, the Royal College of Physicians and many more. After a full day outdoors or in celebration of private events or explorations of Edinburgh, our guests can retire to one of our 27 individually styled rooms and suites where traditional elegance finds modern design. Experience exclusive use of our town houses for a bespoke stay immersed in unparalleled Scottish hospitality. While events aren't hosted, our unwavering dedication guarantees impeccable service for an intimate retreat. Elevate your hen party with our spacious rooms offering garden access, allowing the drinks to flow and ensuring an unforgettable experience. Discover Edinburgh's iconic landmarks just steps from Nira Caledonia. Immerse yourself in rich history and breathtaking views nearby. Then, retreat to your cosy bathtub or jacuzzi for a romantic experience only Nira Caledonia can offer.

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Did you know you can enjoy exclusive use of our townhouses for a personalised stay with your loved ones? Secure complete privacy, be the princess of the castle!

Seeking an intimate wedding celebration with your closest loved ones - up to 12 guests? Discover the charm of our garden and celebrate at our Blackwoods, a memorable setting for your special day.

Received your special proposal yet? Celebrate your love by staying in our romantic Jacuzzi suite, with your beloved future groom by your side (or your best friends for a hen do!)


A rich cultural experience at Nira Caledonia | SLH

Nira Caledonia is a unique boutique hotel of Georgian splendour fully equipped with 21st-century comfort. Located just one stone away from the lovely town of Stockbridge, in New Town, the heart of Edinburgh's UNESCO Heritage area.


TripExpert - Experts' Choice Awards 2023
TripExpert - Experts' Choice Awards 2023
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018
Scottish Tourist Board - Townhouse Hotel
Scottish Tourist Board - Townhouse Hotel
Taste Our Best - Visit Scotland
Taste Our Best - Visit Scotland
Best Boutique Hotel in Scotland 2019
Best Boutique Hotel in Scotland 2019
Best City Hotel in Scotland 2015
Best City Hotel in Scotland 2015
Whisky Hotel Bar 2019
Whisky Hotel Bar 2019 Recommended Recommended


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
Small Luxury Hotels Of The World - Member since 2012
Small Luxury Hotels Of The World - Member since 2012

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Nira Caledonia, 6 and 10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH3 6EF

Nira Caledonia

  • Nira Caledonia
  • 6 and 10 Gloucester Place
  • Edinburgh
  • City of Edinburgh
  • EH3 6EF
  • United Kingdom

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