At Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, we’ve rolled out the proverbial turquoise carpet for you so that you’ll be treated like royalty when you arrive for your stay. We can’t wait to welcome you within our historic walls, positioned against the beautiful backdrop of Edinburgh’s Old Town (which, by the way, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Our interior is just as special: a rustic yet regal style rubs shoulders with the nature and panoramas of the Scottish Highlands. Everyone’s familiar with our special shade of turquoise, but at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, we’ve gone green, too. The charm of the Scottish outdoors is brought inside, thanks to the botanical-themed decorative touches and the rear wall of the reception area, planted with real ferns and mosses. Works by photographer Thomas Effinger truly bring Scotland’s flora and fauna to life, fitting perfectly with our hotel’s design concept. His images really come into their own in the bedrooms, hung above the headboards covered in Motel One tartan fabric.
Our cosy box spring beds guarantee you a dreamy night’s sleep, but if you’re struggling to drift off, why not try counting sheep? The walls of our One Lounge are decorated with sheep sculptures by artist Marie Talalaeff. If you’re more interested in whisky than sheep (or sleep), it should come as no surprise that our bar has something to tickle your taste buds. Its bottles won’t just please your palate: they’re a treat for your eyes, too, with the striking light-fitting above the counter made from 50 whisky decanters. Whenever you hit the hay, you can dine like a king on our lavish breakfast the next day.
Getting to your royal residence in Edinburgh is a breeze – it’s within walking distance of Edinburgh Waverley station and a mere bus ride from Edinburgh Airport. You’re sure to be impressed by the central location of our design hotel, just a few side streets away from the famous Royal Mile. Our affordable hotel is close to all the sights, making it the perfect base from which to explore the city: stride down the Royal Mile, go shopping in Edinburgh’s city centre and dive into local history at the National Museum of Scotland. The Royal Botanic Garden, Princes Street, the Scott Monument and John Knox House are also just a short walk away. There are umpteen pubs, restaurants and cafés near our hotel, too. If you fancy a breath of fresh air but don’t have time to get from Edinburgh to the Highlands, how about climbing up Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park? Edinburgh’s very own mountain offers you a stunning view of the city proper, Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. Or, you could head to a nearby whisky distillery and get a real taste of Scotland, in the truest sense of the word. So, cheers – or as they say in Scotland, ‘Slàinte mhath!’