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The Bonham Hotel

35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7RN Scotland
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#18 of 160 hotels in Edinburgh
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Set in a quiet leafy crescent in the exclusive West End of Edinburgh, only minutes from the main attractions, The Bonham provides guests with luxurious fully refurbished rooms and suites. Many rooms offer stunning views either over Drumsheugh Gardens or looking North over the New Town towards the Firth of Forth and the Kingdom of Fife. Welcoming lounges and a stylish restaurant and bar make the most of the beautiful interiors of the original houses and look over the peaceful Drumsheugh Gardens. Surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the magnificent Scottish capital, we look forward to welcoming you to your new home away from home in Edinburgh. An extensive renovation of the entire hotel was completed in 2019 ensuring guests can enjoy 5 star comfort and service during their time at The Bonham.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian and 1 more
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Lee J wrote a review 21 Feb
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Simply stunning !! Great location with extremely helpful staff. We felt like we staying somewhere very special, thank you. The room was beautifully clean and extremly well appointed. We would definately recommend the Bonham
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Date of stay: February 2024
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speechiegirl wrote a review 21 Feb
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Absolutely worth the 100 hours of hotel searching. The setting, the interior, the exterior, the staff ... I can't say enough good things about the hotel. It sets within a few blocks of (what I thought of as) a main street. The walk was delightful & I felt safe walking literally everywhere.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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pfleming25 wrote a review 14 Feb
Glasgow, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
Stunning Hotel about 10 minutes walk from Princes Street in the west end. Comfortable ,spotless, very well equipped room with lots of extras. Nice and quiet, no street noise at night. Parking available at the rear for an extra charge. Staff very helpful
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mderoz wrote a review 9 Feb
West Byfleet, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
The bed is so comfortable at this hotel that I wanted to take it home. I really loved The Bonham. The decor os tasteful and the cocktails served in the bar are sublime. The staff are lovely and the breakfast was delicious, including the pour your own bloody mary !!! It is in a great location, easy to walk to many destinations and within easy reach of tram line. It was very easy to get to from the airport.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Be prepared for your most comfortable night's sleep so bring an alarm clock
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Response from Tomasz Stanicki, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bonham Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for this fantastic review. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our hotels convenient location, delicious cocktails selection, our locally sourced breakfast and the extras that come with it. We are also glad you enjoyed our Hypnos beds so much and we hope we can welcome you back again for another relaxing stay. Regards, Tomasz Stanicki Duty Manager
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Barbara F wrote a review 9 Feb
Greater London, United Kingdom5 contributions
We had our wedding breakfast at the Bonham along with a 5-day stay with 4 of our best friends. Gordon Mennies and his team were fabulous, professional and friendly. They looked after our every need and ensured that our wedding day was perfect. The rooms were beautiful, our suite was magnificent, spotless clean and so elegant. They helped us with lots of recommendations and could not have looked after us all any better. It really was home from home, beautiful lounge and bar area and the food was excellent.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Book a suite they are fabulouse rooms
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Response from Tomasz Stanicki, Guest Services / Front Office at The Bonham Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave this glowing review. We're thrilled that Gordon and the rest of our amazing team were able take care of you and your guests during your special day and I'll be sure to pass on your kind words to them. We're also delighted you enjoyed your room and appreciated tasty food served in our stylish public areas. We hope we can welcome you back again soon for another memorable visit. Regards, Tomasz Stanicki Duty Manager
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Juan C wrote a review 8 Feb
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It is the best hotel I have stayed in the UK. The Hotel has very high standard service, all staff are kind, polite and professional. Highly recommended, it is more then five star hotel service. Room and food is very satisfied!!! Many thanks for all, I enjoyed ever single minute. Stay at 6th to 8th February 2024 From an old woman traveller
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Highly recommended!
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for this lovely review. We're glad to hear that our professional team made such impression on you and contributed to you having a memorable stay. We hope to welcome you back again soon for another amazing stay. Regards, Tomasz Stanicki Duty Manager
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jeremybb32 wrote a review Jan 2024
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel is a breath of fresh air in this modern plastic world of 5 star hotels .this is a classic Old world style hotel of a past era ,staff all trained to high standard of customer service/profile ,bedrooms mixture of modern needs but the old facade of the building still there which adds to the character and style ,the whole hotel is decorated in old antiques and pictures which again adds to the embiance and experience. Strongly suggest booking breakfast ,the room is absolutely beautifully decorated and the breakfast is good old fashioned service style ,part buffet and the main served to you ,emphasis on excellent quality rather than mass food quantity . Final account ,if you want modern 5 star style hotels don't come here ,but if appreciate old style class ,service ,quiet and peaceful eating and drinking areas in classic surroundings with polite and friendly staff ,you will know by this that this hotel is for you .
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for leaving us this glowing review. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our hotels beautiful decor accentuated by the art pieces from the Driehaus collection which adds to the classic style of the hotel. We're glad our stylish and comfortable restaurant was a perfect setting for you to try our delicious breakfast which our Chefs prepare using only highest quality locally sourced products. We hope we can see you again soon for another great stay. Regards, Tomasz Stanicki Duty Manager
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Robert N wrote a review Jan 2024
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Excellent hotel in classic old Edinburgh townhouse. Very comfortable room, good service, excellent breakfast. Highly recommended if you want to stay in an original boutique hotel with the personal touch.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the hotel so much and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Tomasz Stanicki Duty Manager
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Nigel M wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom93 contributions62 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed for 3 nights last week and had a fabulous tmioe. Our first visit to Edinburgh which we loved. The staff were all friendly and helpful with Lukas on reception being particularly - many thanks to him in particular.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for this lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and I'll be sure to pass your thanks to Lukas. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Regards, Tomasz Stanicki Duty Manager
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TM101 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Beautiful old hotel in a central location. The suite was spacious, spotlessly clean, beautiful view of older style houses or houses and from the breakfast room a castle. Welcome chocolates and snacks were provided, replenished daily. Staff were all friendly, helpful and efficient. Breakfast consisted of an a la carte option plus a not buffet (fruit, juices, croissants, cereal, yogurt etc). It was delicious and fresh. Location was close to nice restaurants, cafes, shopping and tourist destinations. We walked to most places of interest from the hotel. Would definitely return to the Bonham Hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for this fantastic review. We are glad that you found your room to be presented to your satisfaction and appreciated all the amenities. We're delighted that you enjoyed our breakfast with its plentiful options and high quality. We're also glad to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful hotel and it's location which is both quiet and close to the heart of the city. We hope to welcome you back again. Regards, Tomasz Stanicki Duty Manager
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THE BONHAM HOTEL - Updated 2024 Reviews (Edinburgh)

Frequently Asked Questions about The Bonham Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bonham Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Georgian House (0.3 miles), Dean Village (0.1 miles), and St. Mary's Cathedral (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bonham Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Bonham Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Bonham Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bonham Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bonham Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Durbar Indian Kitchen & Bar, Forage & Chatter, and The Painted Rooster.
Is The Bonham Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Bonham Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Bonham Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bonham Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bonham Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (1.0 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.7 miles), and Gladstone's Land (0.9 miles).