When I escaped to Edinburgh recently, I had the pleasure of staying at Cheval Edinburgh Grand.
I’ve never stayed in serviced apartments before, usually going for quiet air b n bs or lovely little hotels. Walking in to the Edinburgh Grand literally makes you feel like a princess.
The building itself was originally built in the early 1800s as a hotel. In 1825, the building was purchased by the National Bank of Scotland, and The Edinburgh Grand Team have done a beautiful job of sympathetically maintaining some of the original features whilst modernising it.
You step inside and immediately your attention is drawn upwards – this is the view from the top floor down into the stunning lobby.
I stayed in one of their Deluxe One Bedroom apartments. This room used to be one of the note burning rooms, where the bank workers would burn fake currency in the 1800s. I love that they retained the original vault!
This stunning bedroom, complete with the huge bath!
The bedroom, up a small flight of stairs, was beautiful and looked down onto the apartment.
But the real beauty of this apartment was in the view. Peering behind the curtain, out on to one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful attractions: Arthur’s Seat!
The concierge service is absolutely amazing (although full disclosure, I’m slightly bias as my best friend works there!).
After I’d dropped my bags, I did what I usually do when I travel solo – hop on a sight-seeing tour. I find this to be the best way to identify spots I want to explore more, as well as getting my bearings in a beautiful new city.
August is of course, usually Edinburgh festival. To commemorate this, the city was beautifully lit up with spot-lights.
I grabbed a coffee and headed back to the Edinburgh Grand, finished my book, jumped in a long hot shower and got ready for dinner with one of my favourite people of all time.
I can’t wait to share more of Edinburgh with you 🙂
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