Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

Stay in Edinburgh's elegant New Town with UNESCO World Heritage Site status

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel

The Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel overlooks one of Edinburgh's most lovely squares. The hotel extends into seven connected townhouses in Edinburgh's New Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay here during your Private driver-guided Tour of Scotland.

The interior decoration of the hotel maximises the elegant 18th Century dimensions. There are rich displays of colour and, of course, a little tartan. The effect is of understated luxury without ignoring the period architecture. Locals enjoy BABA, the acclaimed Middle-Eastern restaurant with Scottish influences.

The Kimpton has a fine Spa using high-end local products, the ideal place to relax after a walking tour of the city. Edinburgh's New Town is recognised as a masterpiece of town planning and relatively easy on the eye. Stay in Edinburgh as part of our customisable Classic Tour of Scotland.

The hotel within a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Developers built Charlotte Square's townhouses around 1796, and the hotel was created by connecting seven of the grand Georgian townhouses. Located on the edge of this breathtaking square is the much renowned Kimpton Hotel. Behind its classical Georgian façade, the hotel exudes quality and luxurious sophistication.

Room options
The hotel's outward appearance of mature elegance and confident understatement is reflected throughout every aspect of its operation. The tastefully decorated bedrooms have supremely comfortable beds. Luxury cotton and quilts are standard, with convenient desks and extras such as robes and yoga mats.

Guest Rooms (139-279sq ft) with double or twin beds and a rainfall shower; Superior Rooms (204-290sq ft) with double or twin beds and a rainfall shower; Deluxe Rooms (269-333sq ft) with a king-size bed and a rainfall shower.

Suite options
The tastefully decorated suites have supremely comfortable beds. Luxury cotton and quilts are standard, complemented with convenient desks and extras such as robes and yoga mats.

Junior Suites (301-473sq ft) have a king-size bed.

Signature Suites (538-721sq ft) have a king-size bed and a partitioned living area.

The Townhouse Suite (796sq ft) have a king-size bed and a separate living and dining room.

With a choice of three restaurants, it's a difficult choice between the six-course tasting menu in the Aizle restaurant, a Charcoal grill in Baba or a light lunch or dinner in The Garden. Whichever you choose, the food is world-class. All feature locally sourced produce plus, of course, a wide selection of classic whiskies.

A luxury spa awaits you to complete your relaxation and ensure your well-being. A full range of treatments is on offer to de-stress and re-energise. Whether it's an 80-minute anti-ageing facial or a leisurely seaweed body wrap, there's a full range of relaxing, restorative treatments ready for you. There is also an indoor pool and fitness centre at your disposal.

Edinburgh, frequently considered one of Europe's most handsome capitals with its mix of medieval and elegant Georgian buildings, exudes a refined charm seldom encountered. The same appeal is apparent in Charlotte Square, the jewel within Edinburgh's New Town sector, and stands evidence of Robert Adams's genius as an architect. The square completed in 1820 is designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The square comprises Townhouses on each side with a uniform façade creating a palace-like appearance. It has always been one of the most prestigious addresses in Edinburgh. While Robert Adam designed the facades, the frontages' construction was another architect, Robert Reid, and several contractors. For this reason, the design of the interiors of the properties differ.

The original owners were wealthy bankers, merchants, and men of science. Featured among those living around the square were Joseph Lister, who pioneered sterilisation of surgical instruments; James Syme, an eminent surgeon; Lord Cockburn, conservationist; and Sir Robert Philip, medical scientist. The square was also the headquarters for the Scottish National Trust. Nearby, in South Charlotte Street, is Alexander Graham Bell's birthplace, a man who probably could scarcely imagine the impact his invention of the telephone would have on our lives.

Touring Guide
There is so much to see and do in Edinburgh, and the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel is ideal for staying. Edinburgh features in our Classic Tour of Scotland and Honeymoon in Scotland tour itineraries. We recommend two nights at the Kimpton Charlotte Square to enable you to appreciate much that Edinburgh has on offer.

Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official Scottish residence, or go horse riding to explore beautiful Scottish landscapes. Our tours are all suggested itineraries that have proved immensely successful. They can be readily personalised to accommodate any specific interests or ambitions.

Prime Location

18th Century Architecture Enhanced with Colour and Art

  • Bespoke Amenities
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Two Restaurants
  • Artist in Residence

Help us make your trip exceptional

Our UK, EU and US office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.

Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.

We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.

We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.

Contact information

From the UK: +44(0)20 8669 3666

FREE from Canada or the USA: 1-888-472-1799