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The Bonham Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a superior room with a glorious view of the Firth. The sunset across the city was breath taking from the room. Lovely bay window to relax in and the comfort of the room was excellent. Easy access to the town centre by bus or foot. The hotel sits above a divine area of parkland and walkways known as Dean Village with a walkway/jogging path all the way to Leith. Very welcoming staff, super breakfast and lots of elegant old world charm. Great find! Parking on site too. Bonham is well worth a stay!

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night in June. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and to our delight we were informed that we had received an upgrade to a junior suite. After checking in the woman at the desk asked if we needed dinner recommendations and told us to telephone the desk if we wanted a taxi, which we did and they called our room when it was outside. We had a magnificent view over the whole city from the huge bay windows in the suite. It was very spacious and had two comfortable sofa seats by the window, a comfortable bed and the bathroom had both a bath and separate shower stall. There was a good choice of breakfast in the morning. The usual buffet continental selection plus your choice from the menu which was 4 or 5 different cooked options. All in all we had a great stay here and thought it was good value for money being less than a 10 min walk from Princes St.

Couldn't be happier with the Bonham! Our room was a great size and had a gorgeous view over Edinburgh. The staff were super helpful and answered any questions we may have had. We didn't try the restaurant that was there but everything smelled delicious. Great parking option in the back. I hope whenever get our way back here we can stay here again.

We stayed at the Bonham recently and as always, perfect. Beautiful room with massive Georgian windows overlooking the city. Private parking , fantastic staff and amazingly comfy bed. This hotel also takes dogs and is in such a peaceful spot whilst being a stone's throw from the city. We love it ❤️

Stayed here 1 night to see Robbie @Murreyfield. Lovely room, quaint hotel. Comfortable and friendly staff. 20mins walk to Murrayfield, ideal as trams and buses queues really busy. Great choice of breakfast. Recommend book breakfast up front then you get it for £12 instead of £19. Station is also 20 min walk or 10mins taxi about £7. Lovely hotel enjoyed our stay.

Fantastic greeting at reception, gorgeous rooms, comfortable bed. Beautiful breakfast. Helpful hospitality team. The hotel is nicely decorated and in a great location for the west end. Oh, and the view from room 306..... wow!

This is a gorgeous hotel that is relatively well situated in a quiet location with a quick taxi or 20 minute walk to main attractions. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be worth the price. It was one of the most expensive places we stayed at on our trip and we were very excited about the stay. We booked a superior room which was honestly quite average. The furniture/style of the room seemed to be dated and there were marks and cracks on the walls and floors. The water temperature of the shower fluctuated constantly, going from boiling hot to freezing cold. We were also told on check in that we had late check out at 1300 given we had signed up for Principal membership before arriving. Unfortunately, on our way back to the hotel at 1215 after a morning of sight seeing, I received a confusing and somewhat rude phone call demanding us to check out and saying they could see no evidence of a membership on the booking. Overall, just not worth the price and we would look elsewhere next time.

This was our second visit to Edinburgh and again we chose The Bonham. We had a suite on the third floor and a wonderful view of the city. The room was clean and tidy, although the furniture is looking a bit tired and could do with a update but didn't in any way spoil our visit. The breakfast was as always superb. A wide selection of buffet choices and then a very well cooked hot breakfast. Between us we tried the Kippers, all versions of the Eggs Benedict , the full Scottish breakfast and the French toast - all delicious. As this hotel is tucked away on a quiet street we had restful nights. Staff are all friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed our stay.

We ate at the Bonham for my husband's birthday, taking advantage of their boozy snooze menu deal - £23.50 per person for 3 courses and half a bottle of wine. I can honestly say this is one of the best dining experiences I've had in Edinburgh since moving here 3 years ago. The dining room itself is beautiful and the choices on the menu were well thought out and all sounded very appealing! The salmon and radish starter was fresh and zingy while my main course of chicken, chorizo and sweetcorn salsa was as tasty as it sounds. It was my husband's birthday and so there was a birthday card awaiting him and he was presented with a birthday tray of macaroons and tablet at the end of his meal. Efficient and unobtrusive service - a really fabulous evening that we won't forget. Thank you!

My husband and I travelled to Edinburgh for the rugby and decided to make a long weekend of it. We arrived at the Bonham quite late on the Friday night and were given the key to our room, number 302. We had booked a superior room for the 3 nights and were disappointed at the size of the room and also the very dated bathroom. As it was late we had dinner in the restaurant, which was very good, and went to bed (the bed was very comfortable). The next day I mentioned to the girl on the desk that the shower was playing up, water was splurging out and going icy cold intermittently. I also asked if our room was superior or standard but the girl on the desk seemed to avoid answering me and said she would get someone from maintenance to look at the shower. We spent a lovely day in the city and on arrival back at the hotel found the shower to be no different. On our way out for the evening we enquired again at the reception desk and were told there was no note of the problem. I asked again whether our room was superior and after some investigation was told 'yes it is'. None of this spoilt our weekend in this lovely city and the Bonham is in a great location however the 3 nights cost us over £800 and for this money I would have expected more.

35 Drumsheugh Gardens Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Royal Lyceum Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

The Bonham Hotel places you in New Town, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Royal Lyceum Theatre. This 49-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Edinburgh and also close to Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Princes Street Gardens.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All 49 rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and ironing boards. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and digital TV. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests of The Bonham Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is available for GBP 15 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1326 reviews