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Prestonfield
Ranked #4 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Fab as usual!”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

I am just about to book this fantastic hotel for the third time to celebrate my hubby's birthday, when it occurred to me I had not left a review re our last stay in December 2012. What can be said, suffice to say it is the most wonderfully indulgent and luxurious hotel, and the service is second to none! The staff cannot do enough for you, and it was nice that Ian the Manager, and the lovely girl at the reception desk (sorry.....cannot remember if it was Claire or Emma??.....but you know who you are!!), remembered us from our last visit a few months before. The food is wonderful and breakfast is huge and hearty and certainly sets you up for the day. It is our most favourite place to get away for a night, and remind ourselves what it was like before we became "mum &dad" !!!!! Looking forward to returning in March.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Our 2 night stay here for my husand's birthday was perfect. The room was opulent yet cosy and relaxing and the bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept on! Staying here felt as though we were special guests at a friends house. We were made to feel welcome and relaxed from the word go. There was no "bowing and scrapping" as you might expect from a 5* hotel, which added to the relaxed, informal atmosphere but didn't take away from the luxury.

We ate in Rhubarb and which was fantastic, one of the best meals we've had.

We really didn't want to leave and that, for me, is a great indicator of how much we enjoyed our stay and how comfortable we felt here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Afternoon tea was lovely, just the right amount of savouries & cakes with, continuously topped-up tea pots served in a fabulous room by very friendly & helpful staff. Afterwards we were taken upstairs to have a cocktail by a roaring fire in another fabulous room and having had a laugh with some of the staff, free cocktails were offered - sadly had to turn down as driving - but it ended the visit on a welcoming note. I always enjoy my visits to this glamorous by friendly Edinburgh hotel in the country!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is an absolutely stunning hotel, but by far the best part is the service that they offer. From the moment we stepped through the door the staff were polite, courteous and attentive. I stayed for only one night but will endeveour to return as often as I can. Even when I returned home and realised I had left a pair of shoes behind the hotel were kind enough to post them back to me at no charge.
Highly recommended!

Room Tip: The 2 rooms I saw were equally beautiful, but room number 5 did have a nicer view
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We have just had a great relaxing time at the Prestonfield.The room was very luxurious and clean.As for the staff and I mean all the staff they could not do enough for us and nothing was too much trouble. If I had to make a nagative comment some of the food was not quite as good as we expected. But having said that we had a fab time, and would stay here again.Hopefully soon.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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East Linton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We visited Edinburgh's' oasis of opulence, as a party of 12 for lunch. Following an interesting tour of the public rooms, efficiently conducted by the charming kilted Gareth, we sat down to a lunch which did not disappoint in any way. The stars of the show were Pheasant Terrine starter and Ox & Veal main course, however none of of the dishes were a disappointment. The waiting staff were attentive without being intrusive. Already planning our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Scotland
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The decor in Prestonfield Hotel is totally over the top, but totally wonderful. Each room or suite is named, and we stayed in the Benjamin Franklyn suite. It was truly wonderful. My grandson, who visited with us, wanted to stay there forever. However, dinner and breakfast were included in our package, and both were very disappointing. Dinner was a very limited choice, although the menu is written in such a way that it sounds positively exotic, and the food was very, very average. We had high hopes for breakfast when we were seated at a window table, and could see fields, Highland cattle, and peacocks. But, while the fresh fruits were wonderful, the cooked breakfast was disappointing. My poached eggs were possibly the worst I have ever had. My husband had the full breakfast and he thought iy was, okay. But, having said all that, the Prestonfield experience, lets say afternoon tea, which we have also had, is wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Prestonfield

Property: 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:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#4 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#37 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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Prestonfield Edinburgh, Scotland

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