Edinburgh places to stay
B&B Straven House
BEST FOR: Couples and solo travellers.
ADDRESS: Lothian, 3 Brunstane Road N, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 2DL
For the personal touch which comes with a stay opt for B&B Straven Guesthouse which holds a Gold Green Tourism Award and is located just 50 yards from Portobello Beach and only 20 minutes by bus from the centre of Edinburgh.
The Balmoral Hotel
BEST FOR: Guests from all walks of life
ADDRESS: 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR
For those looking for a touch of luxury The Balmoral Hotel also hold Green Gold Tourism Awards and are conveniently centrally located, making them the ideal bases from which to explore Edinburgh’s fascinating sights.
BEST FOR: Couples or solo-travellers
ADDRESS: 127 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
Eden Locke is a design-led aparthotel that manages to effortlessly balance comfort, style and sustainability. As the name suggests, Eden Locke aims to be an oasis for both locals and visitors alike.
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
BEST FOR: Travellers on a budget
ADDRESS: 9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AL
Only a ten-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverly, this vibrant hostel has a range of accommodation to suit, from the classic dorm to private and family rooms. With its fantastic central location, easily accessible public transport links, and its Green Tourism Gold Award, ECYH is a no brainer for those looking for a low-carbon stay.
Ten Hill Place
BEST FOR: Those looking for stylish sustainability in a central location
ADDRESS: 10 Hill Place, Edinburgh EH8 9DS
Ten Hill Place has held a Green Tourism Gold Award since 2009 and is still working to make the hotel as sustainable as possible. Recently it has removed all plastic water bottles from guest rooms and provided guests with free wildflower seeds to take away and grow, encouraging biodiversity.