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Nira Caledonia
Ranked #17 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“A superb home-from-home experience! Cannot be beaten....”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I've tried a number of hotels in Edinburgh to stay for both business and leisure - Nira Caledonia tops them all! The individuality and warmth that this hotel, and the staff offer, is second to none. Our room(s) offered wonderful comfort, luxury furnishings and all of the modcons needed to make a stay as memorable as it can be. The staff cannot be more helpful, and if you're lucky enough to stay more than once, will endeavour to repeat (if not exceed) your previous experience. The restaurant offers a great range of Scottish fayre, and steaks that I would say beats many other, more expensive, restaurants. The breakfast...... needs to be enjoyed and sets a guest up for the day ahead! A place I will come back to time and time again.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Hello JonB
What a great review, home from home for our business guests is the idea, we know its hard to find somewhere that gives personal attention with amazing service but we believe Nira Caledonia is as close to home as you can get. I do hope you enjoyed your night here on the 14th feb and that the "love menu" complete with its 7 courses was good. I had a good chat with you during dinner service and send you a small bottle of our Nira own branded whiskey. I hope to welcome you back soon .
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

From the moment my date and I arrived at the hotel we were made to feel very special.

All the staff were warm, friendly and very helpful. Our room was compact and luxurious. The hotel has the perfect balance of modern touches with old fashioned style.

The bathroom in room 02 was particularity impressive with a funky shower and jet bath combo.

Our dinner in Blackwood's Bar & Grill was something special. The food, service and general ambiance were amazing. My lobster starter was delicious and the steak main was cooked to perfection.

After dinner the chef even came out to speak to us. It's small touches like this that make a place like Nira Caledonia stand out.

I shall be telling all my friends about this amazing hotel and will definitely be returning in the future.

The only one tiny, small, minuscule thing I'd ask to be different on my next visit is for Eggs Benedict to be on the breakfast menu.......... (however as I now think about it if I'd ask for them the staff probably would of gone out there way to make it happen, that's the sort of place it is)

Thanks so much for making our weekend feel so special.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Dear JKW100
Just reading the review you posted makes me smile, we are aiming to deliver a personal experience combined with a boutique hotel ambiance. Sounds to me like you loved your stay with us. Room 602, is a quirky room and since refurb is referred to as " the kitten pillow room" due to its cool cushions. Next time you stay, we will do you Eggs Benedict, no problem at all, please just ask.
Thank you for taking the time to after your stay to post such a great review, it makes our day to read these and the team get a real buzz. Please come back soon, we look forward to looking after you,
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

My husband booked this hotel for my birthday, and we stayed for 4 nights. Upon arrival the gentleman on reception was extremely helpful and showed us up to our lovely room (606) on the 2nd floor. We had lovely views of the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh. What more could we ask for?! - a comfy bed, well equipped bathroom, large TV, iPod dock/DAB radio and a Nespresso machine, which was restocked with coffee pods every day!
We had our dinner in the Blackwood restaurant on the first night and were treated like royalty! Very personal and attentive service from our waiter, Rolands, who brought us some lovely bubbly for my birthday while we looked at the menu. We chose the rib-eye steak, which is pretty much the house speciality, cooked in a Josper oven - just beautiful, and seriously the best steaks we've ever had! While we waited for our meals we were brought some delicious smoked trout and caviar - complements of the chef.
All the staff were absolutely fantastic, and we couldn't fault a single one of them. The bar staff (David and the other gentleman, whose name I can't remember - sorry!) were very friendly and accommodating, and even the manager came over to say hello and see how our stay was.
This lovely hotel is a hidden treasure and we will definitely return again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
MissSparklesx. I think your review title says it all really, thank you for taking the time to post after your recent stay with us, so many guests don't. 606 is a stunning little room, I love the accent wall that we added in our recent refurbishment, it highlights just how we differ from a standard chain hotel, and we like to think quirky is cool. Roland's is one of our restaurant and he loves to put on his own special show for guests. I told him today he got a mention and he was very excited and name checking David seems to becoming the norm , he newly joined our team but is getting mentions almost weekly on this forum. Again thank you, it means a lot to the team to see their name in lights. I look forward to seeing you on your next stay at Nira Caledonia, and remember to book direct,
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2014 via mobile

Visited earlier this evening and just had to write review now to share how good hotel is. Staff were excellent, helpful and attentive. Chef also came out to speak to us which was lovely touch. Meal was superb and the steak was best ever had, anywhere at any price! Will definitely return soon. Thank you to staff who looked after us this evening.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Derek1975.
I do love it when guests take directly to tripadvisor to tell the world how they enjoyed their stay with us. Looks like you posted while actually "in house" . Thank you. Our Chef's do like to pop out and say hello from time to time and they also like to invite guests into their kitchen to see our Josper grill, next time you stay, ask to see it in action. Our steaks are Highland Drover and the Nira special spice marinade makes them so good. Seems you think they are just that and more. We look forward to welcoming you back to Nira Caledonia .
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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
#14 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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