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Edinburgh Just Got its First DoubleTree

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  Site Where: 34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9AF
April 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM | by | ()

As the site of a year-long Homecoming celebration, the Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup, Andy Murray hotel, and possible declaration of independence, Scotland is having a huge year in 2014. Good time for a new hotel to open up in the capital, Edinburgh.

The just-opened 138-room DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre is the first DoubleTree by Hilton in the city, joining 21 of the brand's properties in the United Kingdom. While the hotel at first looks to be a wee bit out from the main Old Town/Grassmarket/Princes Street drag, it's actually in a pretty handy location, a few minutes' walk from the castle, the bars and restaurants of Lothian Street, and the National Museum.

The hotel occupies the former St Cuthbert’s Co-Operative building, which dates back to 1892 and went on to become The Point Hotel, and features include a domed roof and top floor penthouse with views of Edinburgh Castle. Dining options include the Monboddo bar, the Bread Street Brasserie, and the Skybar, which transforms on the first Thursday of every month from a Penthouse venue to a "chic evening spot".

Deluxe rooms have all-important castle views, and all feature the signature Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Bed. There's WiFi in the rooms, too, but you have to pay for it.

Early April rates start at a fairly reasonable £109 ($181), but then jump to a massive £239 ($398) during Festival season (late August).

[Image: DoubleTree by Hilton

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