Carla and Andrew Brooks have their fingers on the pulse of the city hotel scene. As with the Brooks Guesthouses in Bath and Bristol, they’ve created an affordable yet spoiling home from home with their bed and breakfast hotel in Edinburgh’s lively West End. The interior of this 19th-century Gothic stone building preserves many of its original features, which make a fine backdrop for their fresh, easy-going decorative style. With bold designer wallpaper and furniture, goose down duvets and crisp cotton linen, the 46 bedrooms feel like they belong to a much more expensive establishment. Classic and contemporary styles happily collide in the sitting room, with hunting trophies and eye-catching modern furniture. An open fire in winter makes this the perfect place to relax with a drink from the well-stocked honesty bar, while the delightful courtyard, a summer suntrap, is the place to head to when it’s warm. Brooks Country House is the latest addition to their portfolio.
Doubles from £79
+44 (0)131 228 2323; brooksedinburgh.com
The View from Arthurs seat
Haggis at breakfast served daily
Tartan blankets from the Tartan blanket company co.
CLAIM TO FAME
Built in 1840, the hotel is a listed building that was used to house workers during the industrial revolution.
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