Located in the beautiful town of Stockbridge in the heart of Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, this elegant Georgian townhouse is the perfect base for exploring a city steeped in history, yet alive with modern, cosmopolitan culture.
The uniquely-styled rooms and suites combine modern furnishings with traditional elegance to create truly luxurious living spaces. From the large windows that frame stunning views of Edinburgh’s New Town to the Georgian inspired decor, Nira Caledonia promises a truly memorable stay in a beautiful location.
Just a short walk from New Town, guests are lucky to be located in a beautifully vibrant area of Edinburgh, full of elegant terraced houses, thrift stores, and delicious delis. Stockbridge has a village-feel, which is elevated by our weekly farmers’ market held every weekend offering jewellery, crafts, and food. And just around the corner is the Water of Leith, a river snaking through the city – the perfect place for a morning stroll to the docks.
The rooms and suites at Nira Caledonia are bright and airy, some with floor-to-ceiling sash windows that flood the rooms with light. Each one is beautifully decorated in sophisticated shades of brown and cream with rich, eclectic furnishings and splashes of colour in scatter cushions. The overriding factor here though, is the warm and friendly service specifically designed to make guests feel at home and totally pampered.
Single Rooms The contemporary Single Rooms are both intimate and relaxing. There are three Single Rooms in this boutique hotel, each measuring up to 13 sq. metres. These rooms are the best option for comfortable and stylish accommodation in the centre of Edinburgh’s UNESCO Heritage site. All the rooms are uniquely styled and decorated.
Petite Doubles Stylish modern amenities, including a digital radio with docking station and coffee machine, are paired with characterful furniture and exciting feature walls. Some rooms have uninterrupted views over the perfectly maintained gardens, and others to the sandstone facades of Edinburgh’s world famous New Town. All rooms are uniquely styled and decorated.
Petite Double Plus Classic design is combined with inner-city vibrance in these cosy and elegant Petite Double Plus bedrooms. Featuring everything you need for a relaxing city break in Edinburgh including a digital radio, flat-screen TV, coffee machine, and a decadent bed ready for you to sink into, you can wake up to views across Edinburgh’s world famous New Town.
Executive Doubles Using the finest fabrics and ornate furnishings to create the perfect atmosphere. The Executive Rooms feature an in-room seating area for guests to relax, a work desk and eclectic décor. At 28 square metres in size, with five-foot beds covered in crisp linens and soothing colours, these stunning rooms are not only spacious, but uniquely boutique. All the rooms are uniquely styled and decorated.
Executive Double Plus Uniquely styled and decorated, the Executive Plus bedrooms overlook the sandstone facades of Edinburgh’s New Town. Timeless elegance combines with modern amenities, plenty of space, and deluxe bathroom products to create a relaxing retreat in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.
Suite Plus The Suites are large and eclectic, many with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the cobbled street of Gloucester Place, king size beds, and a large floor space with enough room for an extra bed. They have ensured that all of their Suites feel like a home away from home; bright, spacious, and furnished with the finest décor. All the rooms are uniquely styled and decorated.
Jacuzzi Suites Spread over 40 square metres, these are the largest and finest rooms. All of the Jacuzzi Suites feature a large Jacuzzi bathtub in the spacious en-suite bathroom and views over New Town or the gardens. Simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the sumptuous furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant Georgian-inspired décor, and refined romantic grandeur. All the rooms are uniquely styled and decorated.
Diners at Nira Caledonia are often well travelled, but their dishes are more stay-at-home, serving local and regional cuisine, making sure to trace the provenance of their food, focusing on fresh, seasonal supplies. Keeping food miles to a minimum, Head Chef Garry Swan is incredible at creating succulent Scottish dishes, and the restaurant has been awarded the Taste Our Best accreditation.
From pork to fish, all ingredients that are served at breakfast have been locally-reared, selecting organic rare-breed back bacon that has been dry-cured by hand, piece-by-piece, for 8 days. Similarly, Chef insists that the organic sausages are hand-made using traditional methods. Both come direct from Shaw’s Fine Meats based in Lauder in the Scottish borders. As for the smoked salmon, supplied by Hong Kong-born Eddie Kwok, Eddie’s Seafood Market a Marchmont institution.
They source local and regional cuisine featuring ingredients farmed, caught or bred in Scotland. From farm or fishery to fork, tracing the provenance of the food, focusing on fresh, seasonal supplies. True to their name, using charcoal to grill our meat, fish, poultry and game. Across all dishes, the burning embers add an authentic caramelised charcoal flavour. From Shetland rope grown mussels to Chateaubriand for two, offering something for every taste.
Nira Caledonia is located just a short stroll from Princes Street in the centre of Edinburgh’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are close to the city’s tram stops, easily reached by taxi from Edinburgh’s railway stations and airport, and major thoroughfare roads are just around the corner.
Airport – Edinburgh International Airport (EDI). Taxi, tram, bus (30 min)
Train Station – Waverley Train Station. Taxi, bus, walk (15 min)
Water of Leith
Royal Military Tattoo
Check in time: 3pm
Check out: 11am
IN ROOM SERVICES
THINGS WE LOVE
Aside from this stunning Georgian property, By far our most loved aspect of our Hotel is the friendliness and professionalism of the team. The boutique nature of the property allows for guests to arrive as friends and leave as family. The attention to detail is adored by all guests, making it feel like you’re staying with someone you’ve known for years and go above and beyond to cater to everyone as specifically as best they can.
Local areas we loved include Stockbridge (the hotels location) and Dean village. Stockbridge is known as the trendy/ edgy part of town – filled with boutique shopping and dining opportunities from independent businesses. Their USP is most certainly the three Jacuzzi suites that are in the property – these are by far their most popular rooms.
The Jacuzzi Suite room category offers a exclusive an private jacuzzi where to rest and relax.
More rooms with cosy bathtub alternative, are ideally offering bubbles and relaxing and beauty salts, to create the feeling of a “private spa”. On request a list of products that can be provided in room on arrival (e.g. beauty face masks, scented salts, bubble bombs, and more).
ON SITE ACTIVITIES
Dining experience at Blackwood’s bar and grill
Access to the beautiful India street gardens.
Whisky tasting of our own brand can be also organized.
OFF SITE ACTIVITIES
The location means they have excellent access to activities, whether these are based in Edinburgh or beyond.
Self driving tours across Scotland