Pros

  • Occupying beautifully renovated Georgian house
  • Set in attractive and affluent Stockbridge suburb
  • Luxury amenities include Egyptian cotton sheets and robes
  • Impressive in-room tech includes individual Wi-Fi hubs and 50-inch TVs
  • Marble bathrooms have large, walk-in showers and some roll-top tubs
  • Excellent restaurant with extensive wine list
  • Popular family-friendly bar and cozy library
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Cons

  • Most of Edinburgh's tourist attractions not walkable
  • Rooms not air-conditioned
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Bottom Line

The Raeburn is an upscale, family-run boutique hotel set in a charming Georgian building in Edinburgh's affluent Stockbridge neighborhood. Although having undergone a smart, contemporary renovation there's still plenty of period charm throughout, and both bar and restaurant are popular with locals. The 10 guest rooms are well-finished with plenty of luxury touches -- even roll-top baths in some -- and in-room tech is also impressive. While it's a bit away from most of Edinburgh's tourist attractions, it's one of very few hotel in this lovely area, and one that justifies its high-end price tag. 

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The Raeburn

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Family-run, boutique hotel with contemporary vibe and plenty of Georgian charm

Originally built in 1832 as a family home, it was the Raeburn House Hotel until 2007 when it closed and lay derelict for several years. In 2011, however, it was bought by the Maclean family, fully remodeled, and reopened in 2014 as simply The Raeburn. From its lovely Georgian facade to its mixture of warm and contemporary yet period-influenced interiors, the place feels every inch the upmarket boutique hotel. There's even a cozy library lounge decorated with classic plaid- and leather-cushioned couches, built-in wood shelves stocked with books, beautiful wood floors, and a modern gas fireplace -- check-in also occurs here. Hallways are painted in a sophisticated brown, offset by plaid-patterned stairways and brushed metal mirrors. The family-friendly hotel bar is a bustling and lively hub, popular with locals as well as guests, while its fine-dining brasserie retains plenty of the building's original historical details, including atmospheric stone walls. 

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Location

Set in the affluent and village-vibey Stockbridge, a couple miles from Old Town Edinburgh

The hotel is located in Stockbridge, one of the Edinburgh's more affluent and largely residential areas with a village-like vibe, just couple miles northwest of the bustling city center. About 10 minutes' walk away are Inverleith Park and the Botanical Gardens, which provide a lovely peaceful green oasis, while about a mile away is the busy main shopping area of Princes Street. While the tourist attractions of the city's medieval Old Town aren't within walking distance, it's about a 10-minute cab to the iconic Edinburgh Castle or cobbled streets of the Royal Mile. 

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Rooms

Smart and welcoming rooms with plenty of luxury touches and impressive tech

The hotel has 10 rooms, all of which are decorated in smart, contemporary style with antique furnishings, painted paneled walls, and natural wood floors decked with deep pile rugs. High-end touches such as Egyptian cotton sheets, thick fluffy towels, and bathrobes give a luxury feel, while standard in-room tech includes iPod docks, espresso machines, 50-inch flat-screen TVs, and individual Wi-Fi hubs. Bathrooms are particularly nicely-finished in gray marble, with fine Victorian bathware and walk-in rainfall showers -- six of the rooms also have roll-top baths. Rooms are not air-conditioned, so can get stuffy in the summer, though Dyson fans are available on request. 

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Features

Breakfast on the terrace and excellent menu of classic British cooking

The Raeburn is largely centered on its restaurant -- a lively brasserie-style eatery with a menu of classic British cooking and over 50 wines served in smart and attractive surrounds. Breakfast (usually included in the rate) can also be taken on the bar's terrace during warmer weather, while the bar itself is popular with locals and guests alike and also welcomes families with children. Parking is available on-site, though limited to just four spaces and not free of charge. 

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The Raeburn

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Family-run, boutique hotel with contemporary vibe and plenty of Georgian charm

Originally built in 1832 as a family home, it was the Raeburn House Hotel until 2007 when it closed and lay derelict for several years. In 2011, however, it was bought by the Maclean family, fully remodeled, and reopened in 2014 as simply The Raeburn. From its lovely Georgian facade to its mixture of warm and contemporary yet period-influenced interiors, the place feels every inch the upmarket boutique hotel. There's even a cozy library lounge decorated with classic plaid- and leather-cushioned couches, built-in wood shelves stocked with books, beautiful wood floors, and a modern gas fireplace -- check-in also occurs here. Hallways are painted in a sophisticated brown, offset by plaid-patterned stairways and brushed metal mirrors. The family-friendly hotel bar is a bustling and lively hub, popular with locals as well as guests, while its fine-dining brasserie retains plenty of the building's original historical details, including atmospheric stone walls. 

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Location

Set in the affluent and village-vibey Stockbridge, a couple miles from Old Town Edinburgh

The hotel is located in Stockbridge, one of the Edinburgh's more affluent and largely residential areas with a village-like vibe, just couple miles northwest of the bustling city center. About 10 minutes' walk away are Inverleith Park and the Botanical Gardens, which provide a lovely peaceful green oasis, while about a mile away is the busy main shopping area of Princes Street. While the tourist attractions of the city's medieval Old Town aren't within walking distance, it's about a 10-minute cab to the iconic Edinburgh Castle or cobbled streets of the Royal Mile. 

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Rooms

Smart and welcoming rooms with plenty of luxury touches and impressive tech

The hotel has 10 rooms, all of which are decorated in smart, contemporary style with antique furnishings, painted paneled walls, and natural wood floors decked with deep pile rugs. High-end touches such as Egyptian cotton sheets, thick fluffy towels, and bathrobes give a luxury feel, while standard in-room tech includes iPod docks, espresso machines, 50-inch flat-screen TVs, and individual Wi-Fi hubs. Bathrooms are particularly nicely-finished in gray marble, with fine Victorian bathware and walk-in rainfall showers -- six of the rooms also have roll-top baths. Rooms are not air-conditioned, so can get stuffy in the summer, though Dyson fans are available on request. 

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Features

Breakfast on the terrace and excellent menu of classic British cooking

The Raeburn is largely centered on its restaurant -- a lively brasserie-style eatery with a menu of classic British cooking and over 50 wines served in smart and attractive surrounds. Breakfast (usually included in the rate) can also be taken on the bar's terrace during warmer weather, while the bar itself is popular with locals and guests alike and also welcomes families with children. Parking is available on-site, though limited to just four spaces and not free of charge. 

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Amenities

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Cable

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

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