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Top-selling Edinburgh hotel + rail breaks

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Create your perfect break with 1000s of hotels to choose from (with special package discounts), fantastic deals on rail and coach travel from any UK train station or National Express coach stop, and all the top London theatre shows and UK attractions.

What are customers saying about Hotel Direct?

Excellent package deal

Excellent package deal. Very easy to use and definitely cheaper with great choice of accommodation.

2 day stay in York

Good service from start to finish. Train tickets posted promptly. No hitches and was kept up to date with any changes. Will use again!

Easy to use website

Easy to use website, with plenty of choice of theatre, hotel and travel, which made the whole experience a pleasure to use. By using this site I was able to cut out all the hard work of searching many other sites

The perfect break

What this company does is help you decide on a special event for you. They package a show, stay and transport and much more

Thanks to Hotel Direct

Thanks to Hotel Direct for another excellent booking, highly recommended.

Easy to use website and booking system

Easy to use website and booking system. Had one small glitch but this was sorted out by a quick phone call. Great service.

Easy website to book

Easy website to book

Booked a theatre/Hotel combo in London

Booked a theatre/Hotel combo in London. Great choices and value for money. Received all the info I needed in good time. Really appreciated the pre check email confirming that the hotel reservation had been checked with the hotel reception so there were no surprises on arrival.

I had another excellent booking

I had another excellent booking through Hotel Direct, they really are a terrific company.Highly recommended.

Made things easy

Made things easy in arranging the Theatre tickets, hotel and rail travel. Very pleased with the service.

Booking with Hotel Direct

At Hotel Direct we love Edinburgh and have been offering hotels in Edinburgh online for over a decade. From hotels near Edinburgh Castle and along the lively Royal Mile to the handsome Georgian buildings and hotels in Princes Street. Whether you're looking for a sumptuous luxury hotel or a very special offer we have thousands of guest reviews, location maps and hi-res photographs to help you choose.

Favourite hotels include the King James, Old Waverley and Ten Hill Place Hotel. Book any of our Edinburgh hotels online or call free on 0800 633 8000 for expert advice and the same discount prices.

Why Hotels in Edinburgh?


After London, Edinburgh is the most visited destination in the UK and it's no wonder why; with a wonderful mixture of culture, history and attractions, visitors come back to the Scottish capital time and time again.

Whether it is shopping at the Louis Vuitton store on Multrees Walk, enjoying some world class comedy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe or paying the impressive Edinburgh castle a visit, there is something for everyone in this amazing destination.

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Selecting your Edinburgh Hotels


Hotel Direct offer a range of features to assist you in finding your ideal hotel in Edinburgh. Choose hotels from our interactive map, select ideal accommodation based on the proximity to landmarks or by star rating, area, or by the hotel name itself.

You can also filter the available Edinburgh hotels by various criteria, including whether the hotels have pools, car parking facilities, Wi-Fi access and other facilities and amenities. Check out our preferred partner, Thistle Hotel Edinburgh.

Luxury Edinburgh


We offer many Luxury Edinburgh hotels, including the 5 star Glasshouse Edinburgh, The Howard and The Scotsman. Top 5 star and 4 star luxury hotels at great discounted prices!

Popular Edinburgh Hotels


In our most popular Edinburgh hotels section, we feature a number of hotels that are proving popular with our customers. You can sort the featured accommodation by star rating, price and review rating. To read more customer reviews of our hotels on offer to aid your selection, please visit our Edinburgh guest reviews section.

What's happening in Edinburgh?


There is always something exciting happening in Edinburgh, whether it is a special one-off gig, a regular event or the annual Edinburgh Festival that happens every August and sees the city's population nearly double. The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Burns Night are also popular events that take place each year and draw crowds from all over the world.

Edinburgh on a Budget


If you are heading to this wonderful Scottish city but have a limited budget, take a look at our wide selection of cheap hotels in Edinburgh. From around 47 a night, you can stay in this amazing destination without breaking your bank.

Family holidays to Edinburgh


With child friendly attractions in Edinburgh like The Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh Zoo and the Treasure Hunt Trail, the Scottish capital a is great destination for family holidays. Hotel Direct have a selection of Edinburgh hotels with family hotels that are perfect accommodation for your visit.

Edinburgh Hotels Special Offers


All our hotels in Edinburgh are offered at great discounted rates. However, sometimes we have even bigger Edinburgh hotels special offers based on slightly longer stays, last minute or 'early bird' offers. Take a look and make further savings on your holiday to Edinburgh.

Latest Edinburgh News


To keep up to date with the latest events, attractions and general news happening in Edinburgh, pay a visit to our destination news section. Here you will find up to the minute info on top gigs, theatre shows, exhibitions and events happening in and around Edinburgh.

Useful links for visiting Edinburgh


Weather in Edinburgh

Official Edinburgh tourism site

Christmas in Edinburgh


Edinburgh is a great place to visit over the Christmas period. From the European Christmas market below the Mound to big Wheel in Santa Land, a festive break at an Edinburgh hotel is a great way to get in the festive spirit.