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Top Rated Edinburgh Hotels

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile
Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile
3.5 out of 5.0 231 Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free Cancellation
$69
4.6/5 (14 reviews)

I LOVED this apartment! The room was incredible, the location was incredible, & the staff were all friendly & knowledgable. I could easily live in that space. Everything was clean & comfy too. Excellent property. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Edinburgh.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019
Guests of Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile enjoy features like a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. The 24-hour ...
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
4.0 out of 5.0 Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Kirknewton, Scotland
Free Cancellation
$106
4.4/5 (27 reviews)

The check in was wonderful (front desk). The rooms were nice. However, we had a shower that sprayed into the floor and needed extra towels. I asked the maid on the hall for help. She was outright angry that she was asked. I do not have her name, but she worked at 9PM on 12/30/19 near rooms 146-147. ...

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019
A local mainstay since 1725, Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club offers a golf course, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. The front desk has multilingual staff ...
YOTEL Edinburgh
YOTEL Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0 Erskine House, Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free Cancellation
$62
4.2/5 (4 reviews)

Friendly staff, clean rooms, great to have a bar downstairs and location is perfect!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020
A 24-hour fitness center and free WiFi in public areas are features at YOTEL Edinburgh. Offsite parking is available for a fee. Front-desk staff are standing ...

Cheap Car Rentals in Edinburgh

Find cheap car rental deals in Edinburgh, Scotland

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is also one of the UK’s most beautiful cities, with its medieval and Georgian architecture, and famous hills, castles and palaces. Rent a car through Orbitz and you can explore all these and more, before venturing out to experience the stunning landscapes of rural Scotland.


Renting a car in Edinburgh: What you need to know

Renting a car in Scotland, like everywhere else, comes with certain rules and regulations. Here are some of the most important to bear in mind.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Edinburgh?

In the UK, car rental age restrictions vary a great deal between different rental companies. Most require you to be 21 years old, but some will allow renters as young as 19, and others still will require you to be at least 23.

Regardless, many suppliers will charge a young driver surcharge for those under 25, which can be quite expensive. There is not generally a maximum age limit.

Is any kind of driving license valid for car rental in Edinburgh?

If you hold a driving license from a European Union country, then you’re entitled to drive any type of vehicle in Scotland that is listed on your license.

Do I need a credit card to make a booking?

No, many suppliers will allow you to pay for your deposit and rental with a debit card instead.

Do I have to pay at the time of booking?

There’s often no requirement to pay when you book, with many suppliers allowing you to pay when you pick up your car. However, you may be able to save money by paying in full when you book, with some suppliers offering reduced rates.

Explore Edinburgh: Get lost in the lanes of Auld Reekie

Edinburgh is famous the world over as the capital of Scotland and the home of the world’s largest arts festival in the shape of the Edinburgh Fringe. Here are some of the city’s highlights.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle looms above the city from its perch on Castle Rock. Roam its ramparts and get a feel for life here in centuries past, learning about the castle’s long history at the National War Museum. You can also view the Stone of Destiny, a legendary rock associated with the Scottish monarchy.

Scottish Parliament Building

Edinburgh’s not all about historic architecture – the striking Scottish Parliament Building was opened in 2004 and is a modern monument to contemporary Scotland. Take a free tour and learn all about the symbolic quirks of the unusual building and the workings of Scottish government.

Hermitage of Braid

Having explored the cultural and historical sights of central Edinburgh, jump in your rental car and head to nearby Hermitage of Braid, a historic nature reserve, and home to hills, forest and scrubland. Hike through the wilderness and spot foxes, rabbits and otters.

Edinburgh is a great European capital, diverse enough that renting a car is the best way to see it – explore your options with Orbitz today.