5. Ideal for trendsetters

Gleneagles Townhouse
Swap the golf greens for the city, First urban outpost of Gleneagles opens this spring. It comes with a serious pedigree: completed in 1846, the grand listed building in St Andrew Square was originally home to the British Linen Company. The current 33-room hotel and members’ club retains the building’s original features, from its ornate facade to the tiles and cornices. There are wellness suites in the ancient vaults, all-day dining in the beautiful bank lobby, and a rooftop bar called Lamplighters, a nod to Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem. Rooms: from £495.

6. Ideal for news lovers

The Scotsman Hotel
For nearly a century, The Scotsman newspaper was based in this baroque building – all stained glass, woodwork and a striking marble staircase. It was converted into a Hotel in 2001, then revamped in 2017, with rooms now decorated in cappuccino tones, each with a nod to the building’s heritage — choose from the likes of Reporter Rooms and Headline Suites. It’s also home to the Scotsman Picturehouse, with its eclectic program of cult classics, new releases and live theater screenings. Rooms: from £210.

7. Ideal for older children

The Grassmarket Hotel
In the heart of the old town, The Grassmarket Hotel will bring out your inner child during your stay. It lists distances from the hotel to Edinburgh’s main sights in just a few steps (the castle is 420 steps away, for example), while there’s plenty to keep you entertained inside – all rooms have sudoku puzzles on the wall, cartoon wallpaper, free tea cakes from Tunnock, a packed lunch and a giant magnetic map of the city. The reception shelves are stocked with games and copies of The Beano. Rooms: from £60.

8. Ideal for homebodies

The Raeburn
On the outskirts of New Town you will find Stockbridge, one of Edinburgh’s ‘village’ areas. Its pretty streets are full of delicatessens, cafes, bookstores, grocery stores and a boutique hotel. In a 19th century listed building, The RaeburnAll 10 rooms feature hardwood floors, a moody color palette, and roll-top baths. There’s a traditional Scottish vibe to the furnishings, too, with tweed headboards and throws, and sleek Scottish fabrics from contemporary Scottish brand Anta. Rooms: from £105.