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Nira Caledonia
Ranked #15 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Simply amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

This is the second time we have stayed here, first time was last year, then again last week. We came for my birthday and this time chose a suite. We had patio doors out onto a garden, which was lovely and I'd recommend a garden room. The staff had helped my partner arrange champagne and flowers for the room, which were gorgeous. The staff had also left me a card welcoming me back and wishing me a happy birthday. We went for dinner at the hotel on the first night and the food is incredible and they gave us a glass of champagne to say happy birthday. When we got back to our room they had lit candles around the room and left rose petals all over the bed - what a lovely touch! We also arranged breakfast to the room the next morning, it was a nice cooked breakfast. It is not often I leave 5 out 5 reviews, as i'm very fussy! We have stayed at some nice hotels around the world but this one has such a lovely personal touch and there is literally nothing we would change. The team have every aspect of this hotel right. In most places you say it was nice BUT..... there are no buts here at all! This won't be our last stay, we will go back again and again. Please book this place, you will not regret it! Thank you to you all for making our stay so enjoyable and memorable. I really can't say enough nice things!

Room Tip: Get one of the garden rooms with patio doors.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Hello hello EG1980EG
Stunning review, really makes Monday morning a happy place for all at team Nira. It was great having you back with us, we really are aiming for a home from home experience to rival anyone in Edinburgh and from your review, sounds like we hit the mark. Glad you enjoyed the little extras we organised , the team love to surprise in house guests when we can. I look forward to. Seeing you on your next stay with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We have visited Edinburgh many times and decided on this stay to treat ourselves to a special hotel - we couldn't be more pleased with our choice. The staff were incredibly keen to help and did an fantastic job of making us feel looked after. We had a last minute upgrade to a jacuzzi room on the first night and a cheeky glass of Champagne each - amazing! The room was beautiful. I would like to give a mention to the decor, which was absolutely stunning. I especially liked the dining room which was comfortable and very stylish. Breakfast was excellent. If you are travelling as a couple and want a special place to stay, look no further.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Hello CatBlanche
This kind of review makes me happy, the little upgrade was just cause we had a Jacuzzi suite available and we wanted to be nice, the glass of fizz came with my complements as it was a sunny day. Thank you for taking the time to review and say such lovely things about the team and the decor, trust me we work hard to make it look this slick. I'm glad you both felt looked after. That is our aim for every stay,
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Melrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing service for us all last
weekend. Everything was just brilliant, from the actual booking, to
arriving, to being looked after at the hotel. Everyone was extremely
professional and helpful, and remarked upon by our whole party.

The rooms were also fantastic, spacious, bright, and clean, so again, thank
you. And the breakfast was fabulous. Hope we didn't overstay our welcome in
the dining room as breakfast did last about an hour and a half!

Would happily recommend you to anyone and hopefully some of us will return
again!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Hello Oldschoolfriends

Well, let me start with breakfast is important and at Nira we take it seriously. local sourced breads and meats, sausages and bacon from a local Butcher and more importantly breakfast runs until 11 on weekdays and 12 at weeknds, i want guests to enjoy their time with us and that starts with a full breakfast and time to eat it. We all really enjoyed loking after your party and i hope to see you all again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed in a similarly marketed hotel around 6 months and the difference between that hotel and this one was like night and day.

Many hotels could learn a lot from the Nira Caledonia, be it in the appearance and performance of their staff or the carefully sourced food prepared with great attention to detail which the kitchen produces.

All the staff we encountered displayed a level of service and sincerity that is rare in many other hotels. Neil and Emma in particular seemed to go the extra mile to make sure that their guests were enjoying their stay. I also thought that the staff uniform was very smart and unique. No drab, generic black and white here. Beige plaid waistcoats and suit jackets complimented by smart throwback braces set a unique and stylish standard. To be honest, I could sum up the entire hotel vibe based purely on the uniform! Smart, classic & sophisticated, yet stylish.

The rooms are all different and our executive room was spacious and modern with a classic twist (or is that classic with modern twist?) Cherry blossom wall paper was complimented by minimalist black furniture with an Oriental twist creating a very relaxing atmosphere.

Location-wise it provides an ideal compromise. It is tucked away in a classic little cobbled street, but is two blocks from the George Street nightlife and 3 blocks from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street.

We ate dinner in the restaurant on the Saturday night and opted for the 7 course taster menu which was delicious. Various dietary requirements were met without any problem and the service was impeccable. Breakfast the following morning was consistent with both the standard of food and level of service.

This trip was a birthday present from my husband and he liaised with staff at Nira Caledonia to provide some lovely little treats throughout our stay. It is these personal touches that really put the Nira Caledonia ahead of the competition.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Awww Caz141
You had me at Hello.
What a peach of a review and thanks for name dropping Emma and Neil. Emma is Head of Reservations and very much the girl that needs to be won over for upgrades and all things nice, and Mr Neil our conceirge is certainly the man to know should you need a table in any restaurant in town.
Our Nira uniform is very special and i think helps capture the true nature of what we are trying to acheive. Individual , stylish service with a twist. Its always nice to know the little touches we try to deliver are noted, from the the scented towels to the tunnocks team cakes, its what makes Nira Caledonia a little different from the rest. Come back soon, remember to book direct (Ask for Emma)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We booked Nira Caledonia for a short two night stay and can highly recommend it as a great place to stay. It is located just a short walk from the centre, in a quiet area near to the new town - and we loved the fact that it was just outside the tourist area. There are some lovely cafes and shops in the new town nearby, and the staff at the hotel gave us some great tips on where to go. We were on the hunt for vintage clothing - and with the help of the staff - discovered some great places to go.

Our room was spacious and comfortable, it was up several flights of stairs and on the top floor, fine for us, but would have been a bit challenging for someone less able. There were some nice touches including Tunnocks marshmallow and biscuits - yum!

We ate in the restaurant the first night and the food was good although much of it was cooked on a charcoal grill - which did make things taste very much all the same. The breakfasts were lovely though, fresh fruit, nice bread and cooked Scottish breakfast - all cooked to perfection. It really set us up for the day.

The outstanding feature of this hotel was the staff - they couldn't do enough for you and were so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble - and for this reason alone we will be back. My husband and I stay in hotels a lot for work, and we wanted something a little special for our two day break. We definitely found this at the Nira Caledonia.

Room Tip: if you are less abled make sure you dont get the top floor as its up several flights of stairs
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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RoryGM, General Manager at Nira Caledonia, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Good morning 881joC
Wow, sounds like you had a great stay. The team here at Nira really pride themselves on delivering a top level service, and of course no review is complete without a mention of our favour Tunnocks tea cakes ..
All in all a great little review , thank you so much for posting.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

It's taken a while to find some spare time to write this review but I feel that one definately needed to be written! I stayed at Nira Caledonia with my girlfriend on valentines day this year. From the minute we entered we were treated like royalty. The reception and bar staff were welcoming and polite and we were offered some complimentary drinks as our room wasnt ready when we arrived (which more than made up for the 10 minute wait), the manager even came and chatted to us to see how we were and to give us some information about the hotel which I thought was a really nice touch! The room was incredible and spotlessly clean!!! The MASSIVE jacuzzi at the foot of the bed was amazing! We've stayed in other 5 star hotels but I definately think Nira Caledonia has the classiest look. The restaurant is also definately worth a visit! We had the 7 course valentines tasting menu that was absolutely incredible paired with a matched glass of wine for each course! When we got back to the room after dinner the staff had been in and placed lit candles and rose petals all over the room which completed the night! A really nice touch which obviously went down a treat for the wife! Breakfast was also brilliant with loads of choice! Really cant say enough good things about this hotel, I've paid alot more for a lot less in the past. We will 100% be going back to Nira Caledonia and reccomend it to EVERYONE! Thanks again Nira Caledonia!

Room Tip: Get a "Jacuzzi Room" when you book, they are the business!
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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, 29 April 2014
Hey Jamie W
Thanks for this review, and thanks for taking a few moments to post it, I know a lot of our guests use Tripadvisor to choose a hotel but very few actually post. Our 7 course tasting menu really is a hit, we have tweaked it slightly for the summer but it really is a must try. I look forward to welcoming you back to Nira Caledonia.
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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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