Prestonfield House, Edinburgh

Priestfield Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT, United Kingdom. (show on map)

Expert reviews

Lonely Planet review:

“If the blond wood and brushed steel of modern boutique hotels leave you cold, then this is the place for you. A 17th-century mansion set in 8 hectares of parkland, Prestonfield is draped in damask and packed with antiques.”

Fodors review:

“The cattle grazing on the hotel’s 20-acre grounds let you know that you’ve entered a different world, even though you’re ten minutes by car from the Royal Mile. Inside this 1687 mansion, baroque opulence reigns in the well-restored public rooms; there are plenty of gilt treasures to relax among as you sip a whisky.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Edinburgh.

Frommers review:

“James Thomson’s leanings towards the theatrical were given free reign in his second hotel and mini country estate on the outskirts of the city. He rescued this 17th-century baroque pad in 2003 and turned it into a lavishly opulent five–star boutique hotel with 18 rooms and five suites in his signature overblown style.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Edinburgh.

Forbes review:

“Tuck into the Prestonfield House Edinburgh, a boutique property that looks as if it could have served as a setting in a Jane Austen novel. Each room boosts beautiful antiques, rich brocade fabrics, textured wall paper, soft lighting and bespoke furniture.”

Telegraph review:

“Hidden in lush grounds a short drive from the city centre this is the swankiest, most swoon-some country house hotel imaginable. Riotously rococo, with bedrooms straight from the pages of bodice-ripping romance, every comfort catered for and one of Edinburgh’s favourite restaurants.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Prestonfield House, Edinburgh. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.6 out of 5.0

Ranked 3rd in Edinburgh


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All you need to know

Prestonfield House is a luxurious boutique hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland. This 5-star accommodation is set in a beautiful 18th-century country house surrounded by lush gardens and landscaped grounds. It offers its guests an outstanding experience with exceptional service and exquisite interiors.

The Prestonfield boasts 18 guest rooms and five suites. These rooms feature hand-painted wallpaper, silk curtains, and luxurious furnishings, as well as modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and complimentary WiFi.

The hotel also includes a fine dining restaurant, The Rhubarb, which serves an array of contemporary and traditional dishes. You can enjoy a range of recreational and leisure facilities during your stay; there is an indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna, fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court. Additionally, there is a private cinema, golf putting green, and a shop where guests can purchase clothing and souvenirs.

The Prestonfield offers a range of packages and activities, including whisky tasting and private chauffeur trips. The hotel is ideally located for exploring the city, being just a short drive from Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile, as well as its many attractions, restaurants, and theaters. During your stay, you’ll also be within easy reach of the airport, train station, and city center.

The hotel is the perfect destination for those seeking a luxurious and memorable stay in the heart of Edinburgh. With its outstanding service and facilities, as well as its stunning location, it is an ideal choice for a romantic getaway or a special occasion.


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Recent guest reviews


21 August 2023

Great experience



20 August 2023

The perfect romantic location to start our honeymoon

Incredibly staff, stunning historic building, beautifully maintained grounds, sumptuous and unique decor, and a top notch restaurant right when you enter.


12 August 2023


Staff were wonderful Food was delicious


23 July 2023

Very good

The staff are always ready to meet your every need, they are polite, kind and have a way of making you feel at home each and every day. A superb sliver breakfast service in a opulent dining room with lovely garden views and in-house peacocks parading the grounds. On one side the views extend to the a golf course, to the field which hosts the bull cows and the stunning old brick coach house. There are plenty of rooms to sit have a tipple or afternoon tea or light bites in-between.

New receptionist failed to understand the culture or the place nor got a grasp of customer needs, she failed to listen and took a very suborn approach. very displeasing and disappointing indeed.


12 July 2023

Lovely short break within walking distance of Edinburgh centre.

Location and opulence

Prices are quite high, especially for extras, but I guess this is only to be expected


9 July 2023

It was perfect!

All fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed food, service and surroundings.

Nothing. It was wonderful.


3 July 2023

Five star luxury delivered in a relaxed manner creating a magical atmosphere experience!

Unique and relaxing.

Loved everything.


28 June 2023

A lovely welcoming experience and well worth the cost.

Great location, breakfast a variety of options served with a smile. All the staff went out of their way to ensure our stay was enjoyable. We were there for our grandsons wedding and again everything went smoothly and this led to a thoroughly enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere.


11 June 2023

A perfect and royal like place to stay in Edinburgh.

We loved everything: the staff, the housekeeping, the service, the impeccable food for breakfast and dinner. The food at the hotel restaurant was better than Michelin star restaurant. We loved the decor and the specious lobby ( several of them). So many rooms to relax and enjoy a good book with a glass of wine or a good coffee. It is shown that a lot of thought and efforts were invested to make our stay perfect. They succeeded in every way. We felt like royalty.

Some little thing really: the blanket was uncomfortable and not a duvet, little space in the bathroom for toiletries, the location is not walking distance to the main attractions. But still it is a wonderful place to return after a day of sightseeing and exploring Edinburgh.


8 June 2023

Brilliant. Highly recommend

Stunning property and grounds. Excellent staff. Wonderful food. We loved it



7 June 2023


Decor, service, quirks, breakfastand the hotel grounds.

Bed and pillows could have been a bit more comfortable.


7 June 2023

Like going back in time and loving it

Everything,beautiful location friendly staff, fabulous staff



1 June 2023

Great hotel for that something special when you need to treat yourselves.

Hotel had not been our first choice, however for a special occasion it ticked all the right boxes. The staff were great and the service was exceptional. It really topped off the experience of the trip we were looking forward to for 9 months.

Nothing, everything was first class.


31 May 2023

Short stay Edinburgh

Lovely setting.. Excellent staff

All good


30 May 2023

An exceptional example of 5 star etiquette and comfort.

The service, people, food and ambience was superb, and the location was adorable

We just thought our bathroom didn’t meet the standards expected for the price


27 May 2023


Spectacular property. Fabulous staff. Excellent access to Holyrood Park & city center.


26 May 2023





22 May 2023

Magical Prestonfield.

Stunning location. Country house vibe. Beautiful and interesting interiors. Excellent, friendly but unobtrusive staff. Magical place. Short taxi trip to Edinburgh centre. An absolute delight

The bathroom was a bit tired.


20 May 2023

Wish I could stay longer.

Beautiful place, beautiful people ❤️


16 May 2023


Just amazing place


7 May 2023




13 April 2023

Very good

Afternoon tea and dinner were excellent. Atmosphere, and service to a high standard.

Breakfast was comparatively poor.


11 April 2023


We loved every single aspect of this hotel. The staff was 2nd to none, housekeeping was impeccable and the food was better than most top restaurants. We loved the decor, constantly finding new treasures to admire! Can't wait to return and we couldn't recommend this more!


29 March 2023

brilliant as always, but they need to get the doorman to be a little more attentive

location and the rooms are so comfy. the food is 1st class and staff wonderful.

on arrival we had a lot of luggage and two door watched us struggle and we had to ask


17 March 2023

Perfect wedding night stay.

Everything! particularly the staff, every single interaction was warm, friendly and so helpful. We loved our stay. They even helped put together a memory box of our stay.

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Breakfast in the room
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Fruits


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Car hire
  • - Heating
  • - Allergy-free room
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Designated smoking area
  • - Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • - Pet bowls

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service


  • - Golf course (within 3 km) (additional charge)
  • - Massage (additional charge)
  • - Hiking
  • - Cycling
  • - Mini golf
  • - Back massage
  • - Neck massage
  • - Foot massage
  • - Couples massage
  • - Head massage
  • - Hand massage
  • - Full body massage
  • - Live music/performance (additional charge)
  • - Bicycle rental (additional charge)


  • - Garden
  • - Terrace
  • - Outdoor furniture

Entertainment and family services

  • - Babysitting/child services (additional charge)
  • - Board games/puzzles

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Accessible parking


  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
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