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“Excellent service, great decor, excellent restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
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Prestonfield
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent service, great decor, excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

Hotel is out of the central Edinburgh area to accommodate the golf course, but it's not that far away. The restaurant was excellent and the black pudding there is possibly the best that I've had.

Service was top notch and the stay did not disappoint.

Extra marks for having peacocks roost in the trees nearby and the black tulips lining the way into the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

An amazing place - so close to the centre of Edinburgh and offers so much more than the other top hotels in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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skye
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2010

We've just had our second stay at Prestonfield House. Two nights in October 2009 was a wonderful experience, so we came back again for a further three nights.
As soon as you drive through the gates, the usual pressures of life start slip away. Once in your room or suite, and a few sips of the chilled Champagne that await you; you relax and settle into Prestonfield world.
Prestonfield is like no other, Gothic, quiet, very comfortable, and softly lit. It is a hotel, but it doesn't feel like one, and that is their intention. You are encouraged to feel at home, and enjoy your stay.
Friendly and presentable staff look after your every need, especially Jenni Innes who makes sure everything flows smoothly for you. If you don't have business taking you away for the day, there are several rooms to relax in, wood and coal fires keeping you cosy. Staff are unobtrusive but do not forget you. Afternoon Tea at least once in your stay is not to missed.
The quality of food at Prestonfield is superb, true fine dining at its best. The most comfortable dining room we've ever experienced, we love the ample and cosy chairs, and the views from the windows looking out onto Prestonfield's grounds keep you relaxed until you finally drive away, looking forward to another visit.
We've just booked four days for Christmas 2010, returning to a true and faultless gem hidden away in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pacific, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

I arrived at Prestonfield in the evening, during the January snowstorm, and the entire building was coated with glittering snow - a setting from a fairytale. The Christmas lights were still up and I was greeted by two adorable, hairy, long-horned cows and some noisy peacocks. The staff were very helpful and friendly - Jenny Matthews at the front desk was wonderful and gave me a free upgrade to a larger suite. The room itself was beautiful - lots of leather, wood, antiques and not too over the top like some of the other rooms. I loved the old fireplace in my room! Guests have everything they need - a soft bathrobe, slippers, chocolate, tea, Moulton Brown bath products. You need it, they have it! I was able to borrow the hotel's laptop computer to connect to the internet as well. The bathroom was small, but the old claw foot tub was nice. I loved the smell in the hotel - it smelled of delicious Papier d'Arménie, or Armenian Paper, which is a fragrant paper that smells like benzoin and light incense when lit. There were also bowls of freshly dried lavender lining the halls. Attention to detail and the restoration was incredible - Prestonfield is like a museum. The restaurant Rhubarb is fantastic too. Staying at Prestonfield is a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it - I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tuscany, Italy
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

Here we are again, happy as can be !! Another trip to Prestonfield ! This time with our grown up children and their wives/partners. What a fantastic time - we were in the Churchill Suite this time. For me, not as beautiful as the Franklin but superb just the same. We arrived to our bottles of champagne and chocolates as it was a sixtieth birthday celebration for my husband. The children (!!) were blown away by their rooms ! Just beautiful. We had dinner that night in Rhubarb and like before the menu had delicious choices, presented with great flair. The staff are fantastic and must be one of the hotels greatest assets. One of the loveliest things about Prestonfield is the peace and calm surrounding the hotel itself. You can look out of the window and see peacocks and peahens, highland cattle ambling in the field next to the hotel and you feel as though you are in the country. I have a real problem with city hotels and the noise but this is a true oasis with the most convenient access to a beautiful city. Hopefully we'll be back again soon ! I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Angus
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

Stayed at Prestonfield for romantic break away from children. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea but we love the over the top interiors, the small snug rooms you can enjoy pre-dinner and post-dinner drinks, the entrance and hallways. Our bedroom was spacious, great bed, maybe could have done with slightly thicker blankets or a duvet in this weather. Good bath. Lots of light in the room and great to look out to green fields, absolutely no noise. Had dinner in Rhubarb, service from Alastair was fantastic, very friendly and professional. Food really tasty. Sirloin steak very tasty and cooked how I liked it. Asked waiter where source beef from and could only say Scotland, would have liked to know where beef is from, as beef farmers and foodies. Alastair back at breakfast, again service excellent. Overall love this hotel and having been many times for corporate dinners and a wedding was great to stay with partner and have a relaxing time. Cosmopolitan pre dinner was excellent. Has to be one of Scotland's top tourism experiences.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alford, Lincs
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

We've stayed at the Witchery 3 times and decided whilst we really enjoyed the opulance and location we fancied a change. Trusting my proposal and other special events to Mr Thompson we thought we'd visit Prestonfields. For people who are suprised at the decor have a look on the Web before you go and crticise it's exactly what is shown.

We received an offer which included a free dinner included in the B&B price which was too god to miss, yet could be taken at anytime of our choosing.

From the moment we arrived the stay was fantastic. Given a personal guided tour, UPGRADED into the Franklin Suite (who originated from near us), a sumptuous dinner,breakfast of equally high quality. An amazing suite, staff of exceptional quality and very polite.

I normally spot small insignificant thiings that others miss and this place was beyond reproach. There was only one negative.......................it rained for the whole 24hrs....still in a place like this we really didn't care.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Prestonfield

Address: Priestfield Road, Edinburgh EH16 5UT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#4 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#33 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#36 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Prestonfield 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Prestonfield is Edinburgh's most indulgent retreat and Scotland's latest 5-star hotel. Rated one of the "Best 101 Hotels in the World" by Tatler/Abercrombie & Kent and AA Hotel of the Year 2005, this exceptional hotel is near Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Prestonfield has been lavishly restored by new owner James Thomson of Edinburgh's famous Witchery by the Castle. Now guests find every modern convenience hidden behind the velvet-upholstered walls of Edinburgh's most talked-about bedrooms. ... more   less 
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