The Ritz Hotel – Haymarket Description
The Ritz Hotel in Edinburgh was built in the 1860s and was originally a town house. It’s situated on the edge of the New Town which is in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic city. Before the building became a hotel, it housed the Scottish Coal Board, to then finally become the boutique Hotel which many people have come to know and love.
Mrs Elizabeth Paterson converted the town house into the boutique Hotel and decorated the entire building giving it a unique style, with many of the original features still retained to this day. After being handed down through the generations of Elizabeth’s family, the Ritz is now in the hands of her Grand-daughter Holly and Chris her husband.
One thing that we all look forward to is a place to unwind after a long day and what better way to do this than at “Betty’s” bar where you can grab yourself that well deserved drink while you relax and while away the hours.
Every room within the hotel has an en suite, with each room having been furnished and decorated with its own individual personality. Many of them even contain a four poster bed. Unfortunately there is no lift in the hotel, and with rooms covering all four floors, you should contact the hotel if you are going to require a room on one of the lower floors. All the Standard Twin rooms are on the top floor.
The Hotel’s Rooms
All of the rooms come with and en suite, facilties for making tea and coffee and flat screen TV (some of the televisions are LED and large) there are also other facilties with each of the rooms which can be found on the hotel’s website.
Single – comes with a four poster bed. Single rooms are on the first floor.
Double – each room contains a King-size bed.
Double Four Poster – each room has a luxurious bed. Availability of these rooms on the ground floor may have to be requested.
Superior double four poster – these rooms have a four poster double bed and an area for reading.
Standard twin – these have one single and double bed. All these rooms are situated on the second and third floor.
Superior twin – each room has two single beds.
Small family – contains a double and single bed.
Superior King – these rooms have a Super king-size bed.
Aside from the hotel, there are other attractions that you may want to take a look at including Edinburgh Castle, Murrayfield Stadium, Princes Street, the Dean Gallery and the Royal Mile which are all a short walk from the hotel. With Haymarket Station being just 200 meters away, visiting these wonderful places is never far away.