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Review | Marriott’s Courtyard Edinburgh Hotel

By Will Stroude

In February this year, Marriott’s launched the Courtyard Edinburgh, a four-star offering from the international hotel brand, which comes after a £30 million restoration of three Georgian townhouses.

One of the original properties was famed for housing the Scottish civil engineer Robert Stevenson. Not only was he the grandfather of Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson, he was also the man  who oversaw the construction of Bell Rock Lighthouse, the world’s oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse.

Marriott have paid homage to this rich cultural heritage with references (images, maps, drawings, and more) throughout the hotel. Situated just a five-minute walk from the city’s historic Princes Street, it’s touted as one of Marriott International’s flagship properties. It’s easy to see why after the sensitive renovation which has managed to fuse contemporary luxury with its classic Georgian outside, while recognising the building’s historic value.

While the hotel’s restaurant, the Lantern Room, already offers an exemplary and varied menu, for those hoping to explore Edinburgh’s culinary offerings more widely, the local area is awash with a variety of restaurants.

It’s one of the biggest hotels in the capital, with 240 rooms, all of which showcase exactly the sort of quality you would expect from a Marriott property; dark wood, a soft colour pallet, exquisite bathrooms, plush bedding, a work desk and the usual of selection of in-room entertainment.

With its expansive and contemporary rooms, its innovative use of space and fantastic culinary offerings, the Courtyard Edinburgh is perfect for business trips or longer stays.

Double rooms from £126.00  1-3 Baxter’s Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3AF, Scotland. 0131 526 3778.