Best Luxury Hotels In Leith

Edinburgh Centre’s cool neighbour is now the Michelin star capital of Scotland. Once a busy working port, it’s now home to luxury mini liners like Fingal and the Royal Yacht Britannia, with the odd cargo ship still coming and going. The city’s trendiest are moving due east in their droves, to be near the bohemian cafes, creative arts spaces, funky bars, lively Shore area and world-class restaurants that are blossoming in the district. And great hotels have followed to EH6 also, offering proximity to the waterfront and in many cases, better value than some of their EH1 counterparts. Here are our picks in Leith.

 

Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

Fingal

(5 stars)
At a glance
Ideal forA Sophisticated Stay Away From The City Centre
StyleTruly Unique
TLE Recommends: Choose the Skerryvore Suite, which includes a private dining area for entertaining and your own private deck

Originally built to transport keepers and supplies to lighthouses around Scotland, this heritage vessel is now an AA five-star hotel with  AA Rosettes. Docked in Leith, the ship provides wonderful waterside views, as enjoyed from the restaurant (named after Fingal’s original purpose) and the deck, where guests can partake of artisanal cocktails as the sunsets over the sea. Each of its 23 cabins has been named after a lighthouse and comes equipped with Noble Isle amenities. Set over one or two levels, they feature soft curves, with an interior design reflecting the glory days of mid and early-20th-century travel.

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Leith, Edinburgh

Ocean Mist Leith

(4 stars)

Return to a bygone era with a stay in one of the 17 bedrooms at this unique floating boutique hotel. Situated in the vibrant Shore area, the vessel provides 360-degree views of the Water of Leith from Edinburgh Castle to The Victoria Swing Bridge. First commissioned as a minesweeper for the Admiralty, it’s served as a pleasure yacht for the aristocracy, a WWII torpedo recovery vessel, an anti-mine calibrating yacht and a pub/events venue. Now it’s more resplendent than ever, offering vintage-inspired staterooms, cabins and berths, as well as an elegant bar and lounge, where the champagne is ever flowing.

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Ocean Mist Leith

Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

Malmaison Leith

(4 stars)
At a glance
Ideal forLeisurely Luxury
AmenitiesFitness Centre, Free Parking, Bar, Restaurant
StyleContemporary Cool
TLE Recommends: Explore the independent shops, bars and restaurants in Leith

Situated on the historic Leith waterfront, Malmaison Edinburgh offers a luxurious escape just 10 minutes from the city centre. The hotel features 100 chic rooms and suites, each blending modern comforts with unique, stylish decor. Guests can indulge in contemporary British cuisine at the vibrant Bar & Grill, unwind with signature cocktails, or explore the extensive wine list. With versatile function rooms, state-of-the-art amenities, and warm, personalised hospitality, Experience the rich offerings of Edinburgh from this charming location.

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Malmaison Leith

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