Nira Caledonia

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Elegant Georgian accommodation in the centre of Edinburgh

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At a glance

25 rooms

Comprising two magnificent Georgian townhouses in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, Nira Caledonia is a quirky blend of architectural grandeur and modern interior design. Far from showy or grand, expect an easy going, yet smart and comfortable feel where an emphasis on providing the best of the region is reflected in the restaurant with locally sourced produce, a superb selection of single malt whisky in the bar and indulgently comfortable accommodation.


New Town in Edinburgh. Please note the Nira Caledonia is comprised of two townhouses and the Reception team are in No.6. 62 miles from Glasgow International Airport and 9.6 miles from Edinburgh International Airport.


Things to enjoy

Historic architecture, contemporary decorated rooms, restaurant specialising in local produce, bar, good selection of single malt whisky, central location.

Number of floors: 4

In detail

The rooms and suites at Nira Caledonia are bright and airy, some with floor-to-ceiling sash windows that flood the rooms with light. Each one is beautifully decorated in sophisticated shades of brown and cream with rich, eclectic furnishings and splashes of colour in scatter cushions. The overriding factor here though, is the warm and friendly service specifically designed to make guests feel at home and totally pampered.

Nira Caledonia is superbly placed, just a ten-minute walk from Princes Street. Take a walk around New Town to appreciate the wealth of Georgian architecture with its cobbled streets, impressive pillars and sandstone block facades. Then, head towards the old part of the city to see the castle, the cathedral, galleries and the boutiques along the Royal Mile.


In line with our commitment to offer our guests both choice and diversity, Small Luxury Hotels of the World properties offer a range of room categories for you to choose from.

Nira Caledonia

Single Room

Smaller rooms in size yet they are intimate, stylish and functional. 42 inch plasma TV, telephone, Plantation luxury toiletries, single bed, en suite, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. Room size: approximately 13 square metres.

Nira Caledonia

Petite Double Room

Smaller rooms in size yet they are intimate, stylish and functional. 42 inch plasma TV, telephone, Plantation luxury toiletries, double bed, en suite, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. Room size: approximately 15 square metres.

Nira Caledonia

Executive Room

Pamper yourself and stay in one of our Executive Rooms with Plantation luxury toiletries. Room also features a 42 inch plasma TV, en suite, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, double or twin beds, seating area and free WiFi. Room size: approximately 27 square metres.

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Experience a relaxing stay in our stylish Suite with Plantation luxury toiletries, 42-inch plasma-screen TV, en suite, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, King bed, seating area and free WiFi. Room size: approximately 38 square metres.

Nira Caledonia

Jacuzzi Suite

Experience a relaxing stay in our stylish luxury Jacuzzi Suite with Plantation luxury toiletries, 42 inch Plasma screen TV, en-suite, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, King bed, seating area and free WiFi. Room size: approximately 40 square metres.


Our luxury boutique hotel in Edinburgh city centre is a sanctuary for worldly, well-travelled individuals…people who value easy-going sincerity more than rigid rules and stuffiness. In a period residence that was once home to Christopher North, a renowned 19th century essayist, bon viveur and hedonist, our boutique Edinburgh hotel continues the tradition he set. We too are devoted to pleasure. In fact, with 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi, we’re perfectly suited to the pursuit of pleasure and the promotion of commerce.

Directory of services

  • CD / DVD library
  • Daily maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Wake up calls
  • WI-FI in public areas
  • WI-FI in guest rooms

Family facilities

  • Cots

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Getting there

Hotel Address

Nira Caledonia
10 Gloucester Place
Scotland EdinburghEH3 6EFUnited Kingdom


Nearest international airport: Edinburgh International Airport (11 - 20 Km.)
Nearest local airport: Edinburgh International Airport (11 - 20 Km.)

Trains & Buses

Nearest train station: Waverley Train Station (1 Km.)
Nearest bus or coach station: St Andrews Bus Station (Less than 1 Km.)


Nearest motorway junction: M8 (11 - 20 Km.)

Car Rental

Nearest car rental office: Hertz Rent A Car (1 Km.)

Near Nira Caledonia

Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral, museums, art galleries, mediaeval part of city, neoclassical architecture, boutiques, annual Edinburgh Festivals, championship golf courses.


  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Today the castle continues to attract visitors to its rocky perch. Edinburgh’s Castle rock has been a stronghold for over 3000 years. Captivating visitors with its ancient buildings and marvellous views, it continues to spellbound with its wonderful story. DIN EIDYN Archaeologists have found evidence for human occupation of the Castle Rock reaching back to 900 BC, the late Bronze Age. During the Roman occupation of Scotland in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, it was a thriving settlement. In those far-off days they called the place Din Eidyn, ‘the stronghold of Eidyn’. Then came the invading Angles, around AD 638, and ever since then the rock has been known by its English name - Edinburgh. A ROYAL CASTLE In the Middle Ages Edinburgh became Scotland’s chief royal castle - seat of royalty, headquarters of the sheriff of Edinburgh, military garrison and storehouse of the royal gun train, and repository of the nation’s crown jewels and state records. Impressive buildings were constructed, including the 12th-century St Margaret’s Chapel, the oldest building in Edinburgh, David’s Tower, built for David II, Robert the Bruce’s son, in the 1370s, and the monumental great hall of James IV, opened in 1511. But the long and bitter Wars of Independence with the ‘auld enemy’, England, took their toll, and the castle endured siege upon siege; Edward I, Edward III and Henry VIII all did their utmost to batter down the walls. In 1566 Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI in the royal palace within the castle. The tiny bed-closet still survives, a room that has a special significance for Great Britain, for in 1603 James VI became also James I of England - the ‘Union of the Crowns’. The departure of the Scottish court for London saw much of the royal ‘glitter’ go from the castle. Thereafter the stronghold became little more than a garrison fortress and arsenal. The last sovereign to sleep there was Charles I in 1633, prior to his coronation as king of Scots. NEW ROLES

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    Home to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two. The Collection Modern One Works from the Gallery’s collection, plus special loans, are presented here. The early part of the collection features French and Russian art from the beginning of the twentieth century, cubist paintings and superb holdings of expressionist and modern British art. Special highlights include paintings by Matisse and Picasso. The Gallery also has an outstanding collection of international post-war work and the most important and extensive collection of modern Scottish art. The post-war collection features art by Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud, with more recent works by artists including Antony Gormley, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Modern Two (previously the Dean Gallery) Modern Two is home to a changing programme of world-class exhibitions and displays drawn for the permanent collection. On permanent display is a fascinating recreation of Eduard Paolozzi’s studio, as well as his 7.3m tall sculpture, Vulcan, that dominates the café. Modern Two is also home to the Gallery’s substantial library and archive, open to the public by appointment, and changing displays in the Gabrielle Keiller library. Also in Modern Two is The Stairwell Project, a large-scale, permanent work by 2009 Turner Prize winner Richard Wright. Comprising several thousand individually hand-painted forms, the piece sits as Wright's most complex and ambitious work to date in Britain

  • National Museum of Scotland

    From the age of the dinosaurs to the technology of the future, our galleries contain treasures from around the world. From meteorites to the monsters from the deep, our Natural World galleries tell the story of our planet, while our World Culture gallery link people and possessions across the globe. Discover the story of Scotland from prehistory to the present day, or explore the history of art and style in our Art and Design galleries and chart advances that have shaped our lives in our Science and Technology galleries.

  • Royal Botanic Garden

    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh The Botanics captures the imagination of everyone who visits and is world renowned for its horticultural excellence. Over 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds provide a tranquil haven just one mile from the city centre. Open daily (except 25 Dec and 1 Jan) 10am to 6pm (March-Sept)), 10am to 4pm (Nov-Jan), 10am to 5pm (Feb & Oct) Garden entry FREE with a charge for Glasshouses.

  • Palace of Holyroodhouse

    The Queen is in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse during Holyrood week, which usually takes place from the end of June to the beginning of July. Then the Scottish variant of the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom is flown, and the Royal Company of Archers forms Her Majesty's ceremonial bodyguard. At the start of The Queen’s visit, the Palace forecourt is transformed into a crowded and colourful parade ground, where 700 guests stand to watch the enactment of an ancient ceremony, the Presentation of the Keys of the City of Edinburgh. On her arrival in the forecourt, The Queen is presented with a red-velvet cushion, on which rests the great key of the city. It is handed to The Queen by the Lord Provost, who welcomes Her Majesty formally and pledges her the city’s loyalty. Her Majesty then hands back the key for safekeeping. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh entertain around 8,000 guests from all walks of Scottish life during Holyrood week. Her Majesty holds Investitures in the Great Gallery, audiences in the Morning Drawing Room and a Garden Party. The Queen also carries out a wide range of official engagements elsewhere in Scotland. The Queen received His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at Holyroodhouse during The Pope’s official visit to the UK in September 2010. The gift presented by His Holiness to Her Majesty, a facsimile of the Lorsch Gospels, is on display at the Palace. Prince Charles resides at Holyroodhouse for one week a year, carrying out official duties as The Duke of Rothesay. The Royal Family stayed at Holyroodhouse at the time of the wedding of Zara Phillips, The Queen’s granddaughter, to Mike Tindall in Canongate Kirk on 30 July 2011.

  • Royal Yacht Britannia

    This magnificent ship has played host to some of the most famous people in the world. But, above all, she was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. Now in Edinburgh you are welcome on board to discover the heart and soul of this most special of royal residences.

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