''The most glamorous hotel in town'' - The Independent. ''It's not difficult to see why the AA named Prestonfield its hotel of the year. James Thomson's grand hotel has a restaurant to match the sprawling decadence'' - The Times. ''Edinburgh's most exciting hotel...exudes opulent individual style that is unrivalled anywhere else in the city''- Time Out.
Built as the grand baroque home of Edinburgh's Lord Provost, Prestonfield is now Edinburgh's most luxurious five-star hotel with 23 stylishly opulent rooms and suites. Named as a Hotel of the Year, Prestonfield is Edinburgh’s highest rated hotel, holding the AA's highest grading, a rare 5 Red Stars, alongside VisitScotland's highest grading of 5 Gold Stars. In 2012 Prestonfield was the highest ranked Scottish hotel in TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Awards and the only Scottish Hotel in their list of Europe's top 25 Luxury Hotels.
Described by Time Out as Edinburgh's star restaurateur, owner James Thomson's vision was to create a compelling alternative today's plethora of bland and unexceptional hotels. Prestonfield is a very personal creation, a fusion of historic architecture, an extensive collection of art and antiques, and décor every bit as rich and colourful as the history of the house itself.
Opulence, theatre and luxury are combined in the quirky and stylish reworking of this A-listed historic hotel where minimalism is banished and maximalism rules! In addition to the dramatically romantic bedrooms and sumptuously luxurious suites, there is a destination restaurant – Rhubarb – and a collection of stunning private dining rooms, opulent salons and impressive public rooms.
Prestonfield has been at the heart of Scotland's artistic, social, business and political life for over four centuries - as a luxury hotel, it remains so today. A discreet and luxurious hotel since the 1950s, Prestonfield has always welcomed Presidents, Princes and stars of stage and screen.
In addition to the hotel’s own five stars, stars of every age, from Grace de Monaco, Lauren Bacall and Jessie Norman to the Dali Lama and Oliver Reed, Elton John and Sean Connery have enjoyed the hotel’s unique luxury. Prestonfield’s star-studded reputation continues as it remains the Edinburgh base of many contemporary authors, artists, actors, designers and performers.
Priestfield Road, Edinburgh
Scotland EH16 5UT
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James Thomson OBE
Executive Head Chef
Head of Events
Wine Buyer & Head Sommelier
ROOMS & SUITES
23 luxurious and individually- designed rooms including 5 opulent suites. All are sumptuously decorated with antiques and wonderful fabrics in rich warm colours in Prestonfield's trademark individual style.
All Prestonfield’s luxury bedrooms feature every facility you would expect from a 5 star boutique hotel including air-conditioning, fully equipped media cabinets, minibars and some extra Prestonfield touches such as free wi-fi and a complimentary bottle of Champagne.
|Prestonfield Luxury Double or Twin with walk-in wetroom||£295|
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Above rates at Prestonfield include taxes, a complimentary bottle of Champagne in your room on check-in, newspapers, free wi-fi, mineral water and full breakfast served in Rhubarb – the restaurant at Prestonfield.
You'll find all of the hotel services you expect, from 24-hour room service for when you stay in to a knowledgeable concierge desk giving access to the best of life in the city for when you go out.
Prestonfield luxury hotel facilities include;
- Concierge team
- 24- hour porters
- Valet parking
- 24-hour room service
- Bar service throughout Prestonfield's public rooms
- Daily traditional afternoon tea
- Rhubarb Restaurant opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Collection of historic private dining rooms
- An award-winning wine cellar and knowledgeable sommeliers
- Distinctive and impressive meeting and conference rooms
- Audio visual and business services
- Complimentary wi-fi internet throughout the hotel
- Complimentary laptop and internet access for guests
- CD, DVD and book libraries for guests
- Gardens and terraces
- Gothic tea house
- Full housekeeping service
- Nightly turndown service
- Daily newsletter & weather forecast
- Complimentary shoe shine
- Pressing, dry cleaning & laundry service
- Running routes
- Croquet lawn
- Putting green
- 18 hole parkland golf course
- Woodland walk and 20 acres of grounds and gardens
- Chauffeur and hotel Range Rover car by arrangement
- Free parking
- Helicopter landing facility
- Airport collection
Rhubarb, Prestonfield’s destination restaurant, seats up to 100 guests in exceptional style and serves an indulgent menu in the most luxurious surroundings. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a 24-hour room service menu, traditional afternoon tea and a bar menu available.
Reservations: +44 (0) 131 225 1333
Afternoon tea is a Prestonfield tradition and a memorable occasion whether served by the side of a roaring log fire or, in summer, in the rose-filled gardens or the gothic tea house. Enjoy a tantalizing selection of teas, exceptional home baking and sandwiches in the most indulgent of surroundings. Afternoon tea is £18 Prestonfield’s Champagne afternoon tea £28 Served daily from 2 – 7pm.
Reservations: +44 (0) 131 225 7800
Four exceptionally historic, characterful and impressive private dining rooms are available at Prestonfield. All are unique venues for dining, celebrations, weddings or meetings:
Elegant, chic and bright with French doors onto its own private terrace this is Prestonfield’s largest private dining room. Seats up to 50 guests.
The most historic of the private rooms, paneled with painted Italian scenes this is the most sought-after private room in the city. Seats up to 24 guests.
The dramatic red, black and gilt Stuart room is a memorable location for a celebration overlooking the grounds. Seats up to 16 guests.
Seating just two, this rich and romantic opera box of a salon is a perfect romantic hide-away.
Prestonfield has a wealth of sumptuous and atmospheric public rooms for guests to explore and enjoy during their stay including;
Now the hotel's main drawing room, this dramatic room with roaring log fire is packed with art, antiques and comfortable sofas is similar to rooms at the Palace of Holyrood House nearby. A wonderful location for drinks or a traditional afternoon tea – in summer this can be taken on the adjacent terrace.
A romantic and historic hide away with log fires and antiques, this is a great place to escape to with one of the many books or games that can be found here.
A glamorous and elegant salon in which to enjoy drinks or afternoon tea by the log fire.
A clubbable retreat hung with equestrian paintings, a great spot to sample some of Prestonfield's collection of Malt whisky.
Prestonfield makes an inspiring and tranquil venue for meetings. Our collection of private rooms ensures a memorable location for meetings in a variety of formats, from small boardrooms to large-scale launches and presentations. Parking is free and complimentary wi-fi is throughout the hotel. email@example.com
A stunning location in the heart of the city makes Prestonfield a key events venue. The 500 seat circular Georgian stables hosts many of Scotland's most prestigious events – from gala dinners to televised awards ceremonies. The hotel is a striking venue for smaller events and is available on an exclusive use basis. firstname.lastname@example.org
With 20-acres of camera ready parkland and sumptuously romantic interiors, Prestonfield is the perfect setting for weddings both large and small. email@example.com
Privacy and seclusion in the heart of the city make Prestonfield an excellent venue to take on an exclusive use basis. All of Prestonfield indulgent public rooms, the sumptuous restaurant and each of the 23 luxurious rooms and suites can be yours to enjoy in total privacy for a magical wedding, special celebration of discreet meeting.
Prestonfield sits in 20 acres of private gardens, secluded parkland and grounds adjacent to Royal Holyrood Park and the James Braid-designed 18- hole golf course. There are two private terraces, beds filled with hundreds of roses, a gothic tea house and a woodland walk to explore.
A wonderful James Braid-designed course surrounds Prestonfield, offering a scenic parkland course. Tee times are available for guests or our concierge can arrange for you to play other iconic Scottish golf courses including Gleneagles, Turnberry or St Andrews.
Moments from Edinburgh's finest shopping streets and the historic attractions of the Royal Mile, yet surrounded by acres of gardens and parkland, Prestonfield provides the privacy and seclusion of a country estate.
Edinburgh airport is just 9 miles away. Over 40 carriers serve over 100 UK & international destinations. Private jet and helicopter facilities are available.
Airport collections with Prestonfield's Range Rover and black-kilted driver can be arranged priced from £60 and requires to be booked in advance.
We are a five minute taxi ride from Edinburgh's main Waverley station. There are frequent services on the East Coast main line and services from London in under 4 hours.
Buses No. 2, 14 & 33 run near to(a five minute walk away) but not directly past, Prestonfield.
There is able free bike parking at Prestonfield & we have free bikes for guests to use.
There is ample free parking for guests, valet parking is available.
Prestonfield has central Edinburgh's only helipad and landing fees are complimentary to guests staying at Prestonfield. Please call in advance if arriving by helicopter so that we can confirm availability.
Coordinates are 1.8 nautical miles from Edinburgh N 55 degrees 56.13 W 003 degrees 09.54 +200 feet above sea level.
Directions from the Royal Mile
Turn off the Royal Mile into St Mary's Street and cross over the next junction at the Cowgate, proceed up The Pleasance and Leonard Street. Soon, you'll pass the Royal Commonwealth Pool on your left. At the next traffic lights, turn left into Priestfield Road. The main gates of Prestonfield are now a few hundred metres ahead on the left.
Directions from the South and East
Take the Sherrifhall exit on the A720 City Bypass and follow A7 signs to the City Centre. At Cameron Toll roundabout follow signs to Old Town and proceed into Dalkeith Road. At the third set of traffic lights, turn right into Priestfield Road. The main gates of Prestonfield are now a few hundred metres ahead on the left.
Directions from the West
Join the Edinburgh A720 City Bypass and proceed to the Straiton exit, signposted Peebles/Edinburgh city centre, following signs to city centre. Eventually, you'll pass the Mortonhall crematorium on your left, and quite some way ahead on the right you'll see the Cameron Toll shopping centre. Take the right hand lane, proceeding past the front of the centre. At the major roundabout take the first exit, signposted Old Town, turning into Dalkeith Road. At the third set of traffic lights, turn right into Priestfield Road. The main gates of Prestonfield are now a few hundred metres ahead on the left.
Prestonfield is a 5 Red Star hotel, the AA's Highest rating and holds five gold stars from VisitScotland. We are founder members of Luxury Edinburgh, members of Connoisseur's Scotland and Virtuoso and are Fodor’s choice. Alongside Gleneagles, we are one of just two hotels to recieve three ticks from Peter Irvine's acclaimed Scotland the Best guide.
With 400 years of heritage, Prestonfield has a passionate commitment to recognize and minimize our effect on the environment and is developing a range of green initiatives. Prestonfield is the first hotel in the city to turn all of its food and organic waste to compost, we recycle a huge range of products and are starting to grow some of the hotel’s own produce.
Prestonfield has recieved the highest Gold Award for its commitment to the Green Tourism Business Scheme, a rigorous test of over 150 measures of environmental sustainability.