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The Balmoral Hotel Photo of The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh The opening of the historic The Balmoral Hotel took place in 1902. Nowadays, the hotel is one of the most important symbols of Edinburgh. The hotel is located in the very heart of the city, where it occupies a magnificent building with a high clock tower. The hotel's guest rooms offer magnificent views of the historic part of Edinburgh. In addition to its amazing historic atmosphere and elegant decor, The Balmoral Hotel is distinguished by a well-developed infrastructure. Its guests are always welcome at the stylish beer bar – Hadrian’s – or taste sparkling wine in Palm Court bar. The Scotch bar is famous for more than 400 sorts of Scotch whisky that are served there.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh is a unique hotel with amazing historic atmosphere, which occupies a whole complex of buildings in the Royal mile. Despite the fact that the hotel was completely restored in the past, it still features numerous original elements. Beautiful arched passages and ceilings, massive wooden and stone beams have been supplemented with modern elements. Pace wellness center remains one of the main elements of the hotel’s infrastructure. The center offers a wide choice of wellness services and an ultramodern gym.
Ballantrae Hotel Photo of Ballantrae Hotel, Edinburgh Ballantrae Hotel is not only a unique historic place but also one of the outstanding designer hotels in Edinburgh. The hotel is open in a large Gregorian style mansion and has more than 30 guest rooms designed in accordance with fashion trends of past centuries. Hotel rooms are made mostly in lilac and cherry tones, with all rooms featuring wooden décor and handmade furniture.
Ballantrae Hotel At The West End Photo of Ballantrae Hotel At The West End, Edinburgh Fans of luxury rest and culture of the past will be pleased with the historic Ballantrae Hotel At The West End that is located not far from Haymarket railway station. Both rooms and public spaces of Ballantrae feature the atmosphere of the 19th century and everything reminds of the culture of past centuries. Antique furniture and spacious arched halls, massive crystal chandeliers in medieval style and furniture with luxurious upholstery – the historic atmosphere of the hotel is a reflection of its excellent design. The hotel has an adjusting private park that is an ideal place for unhurried walks and secluded relaxation.
Castle View Photo of Castle View Guest House, Edinburgh The beautiful guesthouse Castle View deserves to be mentioned in this list as well. The hotel is open in a Gregorian style townhouse in the center of the new city. Famous writer Kenneth Grahame was born and lived in that house, and now everyone, even budget travelers, can live in that unique historic place. Travelers will find simple and comfortable rooms at Castle View, and a Scottish breakfast with delicious meat dishes. A convenient location of the guesthouse close to Princess Street is another advantage of Castle View as visitors will have simple access to various shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks.
Edinburgh Lodge West End Photo of Edinburgh Lodge West End, Edinburgh The historic Edinburgh Lodge West End is awarded many prestigious titles, including 5 diamonds by American Automobile Association and 4 stars by British Automobile Association. The hotel is open in a moderately sized stone building surrounded by a lush garden. All rooms are made in individual style in accordance with traditions of the past. Elegant wooden furniture and premium textiles in elegant shades add special charm to the rooms. Flower bouquets, landscapes and other paintings with local places of interest can be found throughout the hotel.
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In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


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