Top 5 Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh | Scotland | Deals |
Edinburgh has a vibrant gay scene ‘the Pink Triangle,’ located around the top of Leith walk, just off Princes Street, Edinburgh’s main area of bars and clubs. Many gay friendly hotel Edinburgh are located close to the Pink Triangle.
Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.
1. Alba House Edinburgh – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh
This Victorian house is in large gardens and has easy access to Edinburgh’s city centre by bus. It offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, large rooms and fresh, home-cooked, traditional Scottish breakfasts.
Alba House has a quiet location less than 3.2 km from Edinburgh Waverley rail Station. A number of local buses run regularly from the stop outside the guest house.
The house was built in about 1860 and the large rooms mix original features with modern comforts. The individually decorated en suite rooms have central heating, TVs, hairdryers, radio alarm clocks, coffee tables, armchairs and tea/coffee.
The house is situated conveniently on the long busy road leading to Newington (where you can find several good restaurants) and the city centre via the North Bridge. The bus ride to the centre takes about 15 minutes, which is very convenient. The huge Cameron Toll Shopping Centre is quite close and provides whatever extra you need for your stay.
All rooms are very clean and tidy and all with character high ceilings etc the house having a good pedigree. The room are very large and comfortable , beautifully decorated with excellent shower room facilities.
The hotel has all the usual tea & coffee facilities, a fabulously comfy bed, great TV, free WiFi and the most superb bathroom.
Breakfast is served from 07.30 which is good for those wanting an early start. There is a good selection of cereals, yogurts, fruit juices and a full cooked Scottish breakfast to choose from, all delicious and beautifully presented.
How much does a room costs at Alba House?
Prices start 185$/night for the Superior Twin Room with Garden View.
This room is at the back of the house, looking out over the garden.
Where to book Alba House – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh – you can find the best resort deals in Edinburgh on Booking.com and Agoda.com.
2. Novotel Edinburgh Centre – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh
5 minutes’ walk from Grassmarket, Novotel Edinburgh Centre features a hot tub and swimming pool. It offers spacious, modern rooms with LCD TVs. Princes Street is a 10-minute walk away.
Each room provides a 32-inch LCD TV. Rooms also feature free Wi-Fi,a private bathroom, minibar, and tea/coffee facilities.
Guest can relax in Novotel’s sauna, or exercise in the modern fitness centre.
Very convenient for the Grassmarket, with its bistros & speciality shopping, also near the night life and bars. Lots of eateries to choose from within a gentle stroll. The reception staff are very friendly and helpful and were always ready to help out with any questions we had.
The rooms in the hotel are stylish and functional, nice toiletries, decent hairdryer and easy to use temperature control.
The new room was nice and spacious for a city centre hotel with good bathroom and a comfortable bed. Rooms are cleaned every day unless you ask for them not to be and if you don’t have it cleaned they give you a £5 voucher to use in the bar.
Breakfast excellent but no fish choice.
How much does a room costs at Novotel Edinburgh Centre?
Prices start 250$/night for the Standard Queen Room with Sofa. Executive Room with Castle View is 320$/night with breakfast included.
The Superior Twin Room contains a queen bed and sofa bed or two single beds, en-suite bath or shower, large flexible work area, LCD TV, pay-per-view movies and internet access, broadband, hair dryer, iron, laptop safe, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities
Where to book Novotel Edinburgh Centre – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh – you can find the best resort deals in Edinburgh on Booking.com and Agoda.com.
3. The Inn on the Mile Edinburgh – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh
Situated on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh city centre, The Inn on the Mile offers an alternative luxury hotel experience of staying in one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious historic landmarks. Princes Street and Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station are 400 m away.
Rooms at the hotel are situated across three floors and accessed by stairs only.
Included in all bedrooms are a large flat-screen TV, work desk with free Wi-Fi and an iPod dock with ceiling in-built speakers. Guests can enjoy full tea and coffee making facilities, which come with Scottish delicacies. All bedrooms come with GHD hair straighteners as standard.
Located on the Royal Mile at top of North Bridge, this is a wonderful place to stop for a drink (or a meal) as you stroll down the Royal Mile.
The Inn has a great location on the Royal Mile at South Bridge Street and is a short walk to the castle.
This hotel is only nine rooms located above a small pub. The entire building was once a bank. The exterior and the pub have kept the historic feel of the building but the rooms are modern and well furnished.
Room are lovely, huge bed, very comfy, and good extras like Hair Dryer/straighteners etc, and a lovely bathroom with huge walk in shower. Aircon/heating to control the temperature of your own room, flat screen TV, huge bed and space for 2 in the shower.
Crisp white linen on the bed, wooden floor and a beautiful white modern bathroom to top it off. Another huge benefit is the restaurant downstairs, a haven from the streets full of locals and travellers here to see the Edinburgh Fringe and the Military Tattoo.
If there is one downside, it is that there is no lift in the building.
How much does a room costs at The Inn on the Mile Edinburgh?
Prices start 230$/night for the Superior Double Room. Executive Double Room is 270$/night with breakfast included.
This very spacious bedroom is equipped with free Wi-Fi and an iPod Docking Station with built-in ceiling speakers, which can be controlled from the bathroom. It also features a flat-screen TV, a safe, GHD hair straighteners and tea/coffee making facilities
Where to book The Inn on the Mile Edinburgh – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh – you can find the best resort deals in Edinburgh on Booking.com and Agoda.com.
4. The Chester Residence Edinburgh – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh
The Chester Residence offers stunning, stylish suites set in 5 Georgian buildings in Edinburgh’s West End within 823 m of Princes Street’s shopping. Each suite boasts a large-screen TV with DVD selection, free WiFi and luxurious bathrobes.
Guests can relax amongst chic décor, with comfortable sofas and sleek coffee tables.
Each fully equipped kitchen offers a built-in oven with hob, a microwave, and a fridge for self-catering. Kitchens also include dishwashers and a full range of cutlery, plates, and kitchen utensils. The luxury bathrooms have slippers, rain showers and Molton Brown toiletries.
This stay was in a first floor 1-bed apartment on Chester Street. The location is perfect in my opinion. Just far enough away to be quiet but close enough to walk to Princess Street within a few minutes. Nearby parking is a bit of a problem if you have a car unless you get one of the 3 hotel parking spaces which at £25.00 per day does seem expensive but is convenient.
Both Rothesay Place and Chester Street are quiet locations in the West End, yet only a short walk to the center of town.
The apartment consist of two room apartment with kitchen, lounge, 2 ensuites and extra bathroom.
The accommodations is actually large serviced apartments – as well as a bedroom plus an entrance hall, huge lounge with very well equipped kitchen area at one end, a lovely bathroom with underfloor heating and a second WC off the hallway.
Both living room and bedroom have flat screen TVs. Bedroom has an entire wall of closet space with iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and a large velvet-upholstered window seat/bench that was great for laying out all our suitcases. They offer a same-day laundry service (wash and fold) for a great price.
The main bathroom has a white cotton blind covering the plain glass window. The blind becomes see-through when used at night with the light on.
How much does a room costs at The Chester Residence Edinburgh?
Prices start 350$/night for the Luxury Apartment with Cinema – Rothesay Place. CLUB – Two Bedroom Deluxe Apartment is 355$/night with breakfast included.
Luxury apartment with a home cinema and a spa bath. Decorated with crystal-embossed Armani wallpaper, the apartment also features Molton Brown toiletries, a floating king-size bed, and private landscaped garden
Where to book The Chester Residence Edinburgh – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh – you can find the best resort deals in Edinburgh on Booking.com and Agoda.com
5. Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh
In the vibrant Grassmarket area, the Apex Grassmarket Hotel has a sauna, a pool, a gym, an award-winning restaurant, and free WiFi for guests to enjoy. Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle are 15 minutes’ walk away.
The leisure facilities at Apex Grassmarket Hotel include Technogym fitness equipment and a swimming pool. Metro Bar & Brasserie offers seasonally rotating menus.
Each luxurious room has a widescreen TV, an en suite bathroom with shower and free luxury toiletries, and tea/coffee making facilities and bottled water.
The Apex Grassmarket is situated in a great location for exploring Edinburgh with some rooms having views of the Castle. You can walk to the Royal Mile and there are great views of the castle and many restaurants close by.
Great location, right across from a view of the beautiful castle. Pubs and restaurants just across the road which was handy for our weekend away. The castle view is amazing. Unbelievable. We felt like we had stepped back into medieval times.
The rooms are spacious and well kept although some bits can look a little tired. Always find them clean and welcoming, including the bathrooms. There is plenty of hanging and shelf space in the wardrobe for clothes, and space for toiletries in the bathroom. There are a kettle, iron, ironing board. fridge, safe, condiments tray, ear plugs, sewing kit and more in the wardrobe too! The condiment tray is awesome with hot chocolate included (most hotels only supply tea and coffee), Pringles, biscuits and jelly beans!
The bathroom is basic with a small bath and shower above it. The water pressure is very poor.
How much does a room costs at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?
Prices start 170$/night for the City Twin Room. The Superior Double Room is 200$/night with breakfast included.
This room includes a queen-size bed with view of Edinburgh Castle, a bath and/or walk-in shower, free WiFi and local calls. Additional benefits include a 42-inch flat-screen TV with Freeview, complimentary mineral water, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge and safe, iron and board.
Where to book Apex Grassmarket Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Edinburgh – you can find the best resort deals in Edinburgh on Booking.com and Agoda.com.