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Nira Caledonia
Ranked #15 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“"great expectations"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

We booked our four night stay at "nira Caledonia" with great expectations and we travelled 330 miles plus ,so the pressure was on ! & we are happy to report that we received exactly as advertised The hotel is perfect & the staff should be congratulated for providing a very professional service

Parking was easily accomplished albeit with a little tenacity & a helping hand from reception ( I am a little fussy about my car !)
Ten out of ten without doubt

Sarah and John Henley on Thames Oxon

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 2 February 2014
Hello Sarah & John
What a great review, after 330 miles to get to us , i am glad we were worth it. Parking in Edinburgh is a little tricky with the wardens on red alert but the team are happy to top cas up with at the meter for you whilw you are out enjoying Edinburgh. i hope the long trip home was a good one and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Nira Caledonia.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

It is difficult to sum up in a few words how wonderful out stay was, we are only sorry it wasn't for longer.
From the stunning listed building, the top class staff & service, the great room and the best nights sleep I have had in ages.
The room is quiet, the bed is ridiculously comfortable, comes with all the amenities (TV, coffee maker, slippers, robe etc)

I have been lucky to stay in many hotels all over the world and this hotel has literally gone to the top of the pile of my favourite hotels.

If you are visiting Edinburgh you have to stay here.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Well lettonwm
Talk about putting a smile on our faces!! wow , what a great review. i have shared this with the team tonight and trust me it really means alot that you mention the great service and and top class staff. we work hard to deliver the magic. Thank you for taking the time to post , its made our week. I look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed for a weekend break in June 2013. Recommend highly this wonderful boutique hotel. Staff were excellent so helpful. Breakfast was perfect.Location was quite and away from the rush of the city centre a short taxi ride. This hotel consists of 2 Georgian houses broken into 1. Full of character but also luxury.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
Dear SteveB
thank you for your review of Nira Caledonia. Summer last year was very busy and the whole team loved looking after you, and your review is written before we began our refurbishment. I am happy to report nearly all rooms have received a full make over and really look 5 star.Perhaps we could persuade you to return again soon?Make sure you book direct, ask for Emma in Reservations.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

Just been up to Edinburgh for a few days over the last weekend and stayed at the Nira Caledonia.
It is one of the best hotels I have stayed in for a long time, recently refurbished room, very friendly and helpful staff and good food (both breakfast and dinner). Couldn't really ask for much more.
Our room was ready, as requested, when we arrived at 12:00 and we got upgraded to an executive room :)
Although we were at the front of the hotel there was almost no external noise, being in a quiet residential area.
It's about 10-15 minute walk up to Princes Street and the centre of Edinburgh

Room Tip: We stayed in room 5 at no. 6 Gloucester Place
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Mr Scaife.
5 out of 5!! Thank you very much. We loved looking after you both on this special stay. Room 605 is beautiful, the photos you posted really look great. We do try to offer a unique experience while staying with us and reading your review it sounds like we hit the Mark. Thank you for also posting about our restaurant (BlackWoods) the F&B team were really chuffed with your feed back. Come back soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

Nira Caledonia, 5 stars luxury hotel located in the city center which is part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Set in a magnificent Georgian House spread through few storeys; it boasts 28 rooms with individual style and touch of uniqueness. Featuring rooms with a private garden, en-suite bath tubs and whisky tasting Nira Caledonia is the perfect choice for a romantic weekend or shopping trip to the city of Edinburgh. Only a short walk to Princess and Queen Street it offers the comfort, quality and convenience each travelers look for.


Nira Caledonia offers accommodation in 4 different categories; singles, petite doubles, executive rooms and suites. Each room features luxury comfortable bed, bathroom with toiletries, slippers and bathrobes, tea and coffee maker and an IPod decker. I’ve stayed in an executive deluxe on the ground floor which was amazing because it came with a large private garden with aseating area ideal for a romantic evening with loved one. Other rooms located on the higher floors had views of the city but I found the garden to be very neat. The hotel staff is very nice and friendly and the concierge can easily organize a city tour or a golf break. The hotel offers several packages for a spring break, to discove
he hotel occupies two townhouses on Gloucester Place and is planning on expanding to make space for either conference or wellness facilities.. Dining is an important part of hotel’s experience and therefore whether you head for dinner to Blackwood's Bar & Grill or simply enjoy your afternoon tea; you’ll be pleased to find excellent cuisine, fresh and organic ingredients and exotic flavors. Pork and lamb are Chef’s specialties and these dishes can be accompanied by a selection of over 25 different whiskies from the bar. After a long day of shopping at nearby Queen and Princes's Street, you can indulge in a cup of delicious tea with fresh sandwiches and cakes. Breakfast is served daily in the restaurant and the hot and cold buffet offer a great selection to suit all tastes.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Well Hcslonanka. Your review reads like PR for our little hotel.
Do you work in marketing? If not you should, I note that you are a elder on trip-advisor and this is your 29th review. Thank you for taking the time to post such an informative and detailed review. We are trying hard to promote real luxury, a proper boutique experience and the local independent artisan hotel that we really are. Each room is personally styled and has it's own personality , the team at Nira Caledonia as the same, passionate, polite, well versed in the local area and completely guest orientated . Please come back soon. I look forward to welcoming you back to Nira Caledonia .
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed at the Nira Caledonia hotel on 17th January for a one night stay as we were going to see the lion king. It was simply amazing. From the moment we first arrived we were treated exceptionally well by all the great staff. We were staying in a jacuzzi suite which was beautiful. We arrived back from the lion king to our room being filled with candles and rose petals which was a lovely surprise! The breakfast the following morning was fab and I really have no complaints at all. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Wow, Natalie G, what a stunner of a review thank you for taking time after your visit to post, so many guests don't. The old romantic turndown in a Jacuzzi suite is a thing of beauty. I think your other half arranged this in advance and booked our special turndown as an extra. Sounds like it did the trick. If you enjoyed The lion king, you should come back in November as Wicked comes to the Playhouse ( it's my favourite ) . See you again soon,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here at the weekend , was able too upgrade from a petit double to a suite. This upgrade was taken care of very promptly via e-mail , thanks emma. The suite was lovely and a great size. Breakfast was really nice and well presented. The reception staff were very accomadating and helped in every way possible when needed. Overall great city and a great hotel and would stay again.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Hello Mesher75,
Thank you for this review, and for mentioning the lovely Emma, she is the keeper of all things sacred to reservations and the gatekeeper to Upgrades. We bow down to her daily at morning meeting . Good to hear the whole team looked after you and that you enjoyed breakfast. I hope to welcome you back to Nira Caledonia again soon , don't forget to book direct (ask for Emma)
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Property: Nira Caledonia
Address: 6 - 10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh EH3 6EF, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Stockbridge & Dean Village
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#12 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#26 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#51 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Nira Caledonia 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nira Caledonia is surrounded by the cobbled streets and Georgian elegance of New Town, a short stroll from Princes Street, Nira Caledonia is a central yet peaceful Edinburgh retreat. Amid the plush pelmets, rich textures and original cornices you'll find flat-screen televisions, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. You'll find warm, heartfelt service and a cool, quirky style. Each of our sumptuous rooms and suites is unique, with its own opulent character. Many have vast floor-to-ceiling sash windows, others open out onto a private garden and some feature a relaxing Jacuzzi. All have new ultra-comfortable beds and pillows of goose feather and down. As a protected Grade A building we don't have a lift, but our porters are always on hand and we offer 24-hour room service. The cuisine at our restaurant is natural, fresh and often organic, with ingredients farmed, caught, raised or bred in Scotland and with over 25 Scotch whiskey blends and single malts, our bar also focuses on local flavours. With a friendly touch - and a touch of theatre - we welcome independent-minded travellers who prefer to go their own way. Come our way. ... more   less 
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