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Nira Caledonia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is one of those hotels where every attention to detail has been made, but where there is no fussiness. The breakfast offered a massive choice, the room has everything you are likely to need. Niro Caladonia worked for me as a business hotel (iron and ironing board, desk, good Wi-Fi), but was lovely enough that I would also be keen to stay for pleasure. The bath salts and gels were top notch, as was the huge range on offer for breakfast (including veggie/vegan options). The deer skull above the head may not be to everyone's taste, but in every other aspect its tastefulness could not be faulted. I hope to find an excuse to return!

We booked to stay at the Nira Caledonia to celebrate a 30th birthday. As any of you have tried to book may have realised, the hotel believes itself to be high end, which the price reflects. We decided to go for the Jacuzzi Suite. On arrival, we were fairly impressed, apart from the building work next door. Not the hotels fault though, so we went inside. The street itself is beautiful, very quiet and a short (but hilly!) walk from the centre. Service on check in was pleasant but no improvement on any other hotel I've visited. We were taken to a ground floor room (Suite 9), showed around briefly and then left to enjoy. The suite itself is well laid out, with fantastic use of space. The Jacuzzi was lovely, absolutely huge but took around an hour to fill properly. A great touch for a special occasion though. It was very worn down (filter covers coming off) but nothing terrible. The room itself was quite worn in places, which may come from the age of the place. Little issues such as a mouldy shower, cobwebs, worn skirtings, etc. Nothing terrible but not what you'd expect for £280 a night. Now for the actual evening - I have never slept on such an uncomfortable bed. It felt as though the mattress had needed replacing years ago. The bedding was great quality though, which made it somewhat bearable. The walls were so thin that we heard every noise from about 5am, footsteps upstairs, murmuring voices, just the general hustle and bustle of a working hotel. There was also work going on in the building next door which started fairly early, so we could only hear drills during breakfast. Not an issue had we been warned about it beforehand. The breakfast itself was medicore. Plenty of choice, but just average quality. For the price, I expected better. We were very disappointed with our stay and unfortunately, would not return due to the price tag which we didn't feel was justified. I wouldnt go as far as to say it ruined the weekend, but it certainly turned a special weekend quite mediocre and left a bitter taste as we could have spent less for a much more special experience. Unless you get an amazing deal, give it a miss. In their defence, they are currently recovering from a fire, so our experience could have been a result of less rooms. Hopefully when refurbishment is finished, it will be back to normal standards.

This was my second time at the hotel - much of the space, including public rooms, has been lost due to a fire, but a town house of bedrooms is still in operation, with breakfast served in your room. Great value, lovely rooms excellent bathrooms and very friendly staff, as well as being top value for a very good hotel in this location. Wouldn't stay anywhere else now if I need a room in Edinburgh.

Perfect location, a short stumble from the city centre. Jacuzzi suite was spectacular and well worth the money. Staff were fantastic and we didn’t notice any issues caused by the fire. Breakfast was very generous. If you are looking for somewhere to relax and unwind, whilst being close enough to town for a night out without having to get a taxi, look no further. We will be back soon!!

We stayed in the signature suite with jacuzzi. We felt that the overall experience and room was very nice. However we felt that the high price tag was not justified. We expected pure luxury for what we paid, but received a room that gave us the wow factor when first entering however was generally rundown on closer inspection. Also although the bed was very comfortable the wall between ours and the adjoining room must be paper thin as could hear other guests chatting whilst we were trying to sleep.

Although their restaurant was under renovation the staff went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable even by delivering our breakfeast all the way to the top floor which is a tall order for 25lbs and no elevators due to the history of the building. All the suggestions for dinning out and for tours were spot on to. I would absoultly recommend this Hotel for a relaxing stay and great service no hesitation at all.

Reallyenjoyed our night at Nira, comfortable bed lovely suite and really quiet for a city center. Excellent staff, George was great, and the breakfast served in the room was also very nice. A good selection of good restaurants and interesting shops close by as well

Very nice hotel in a georgian house calm location friendly and kindly staff very helpfull nice area of stockbridge nice bars and restaurants around I recommand specially the Purslane which deserves a star in Michelin 👍😊

The decor was beautiful and the room clean. However, the room was far too small for a guest room; there was barely room to move around the bed and being in the basement made it feel claustrophobic. Frankly I don't think this should be let as a guest room. I wasn't impressed with the response when I was asked for feedback and told the receptionist this; her response was "well it's one of our only single rooms and we can't change the size" !

Had an excellent stay on sunday 14th jan. The jacuzzi was amazing! Breakfast was provided in the room due to maintenance on the other building and they delivered everything we asked for. Would stay again!

6-10 Gloucester Place Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Botanic Garden
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in New Town within a short walk of Royal Botanic Garden, Nira Caledonia is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Princes Street Gardens. This 28-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Edinburgh, it's also close to Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in regional cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All 28 individually decorated rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and espresso makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Select Comfort beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1817, Nira Caledonia offers free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a garden, a porter/bellhop, and wedding services.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Executive Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3


King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Jetted Tub

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1204 reviews