Old Town Chambers Review - Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a city that has been on our bucket list for a while, so once we had the chance to visit this fall, we wanted to do it right! Staying at the Old Town Chambers, luxury serviced apartments in the core of the city, was the best way to truly experience all that Edinburgh had to offer. I double dare you to try and find a luxury hotel with a better location... you won't.
Plus it got us out of the tiny stuffy room sizes we were getting used to in London. The Old Town Chambers boasts some massive suite sizes.
Here is why we loved our stay at Old Town Chambers:
The Room: Three Bedroom Signature Apartment #26
Old Town Chambers 3 bedroom apartment is built over 2 levels with the master retreat being on it's own floor. You'll have all the space you need on a family vacation or friends splitting accommodations.
There were 3 bedrooms, each with it's own full ensuite, so no need to fight over coveted bathroom time. Since it was just Trevor and I spending the weekend, we each got to have our own bathroom, which is always a nice treat when you live in hotels most of the year!
The apartment was extremely well equipped with all the bells and whistles like: A smart TV with streaming Netflix, Bose sound system, full sized amenities in the bathroom, Nespresso machine, fresh milk in the fridge for coffee, L shaped couch, skylights with blinds, large dining table, smart heating and lighting system, great view. We felt very spoiled with all the space and all the luxury add ons!
Bed was extremely comfy with super plush pillows and duvet.
The Old Town Chambers Edinburgh is for:
- Families who want to travel together without feeling squished
- Friends who want to stay as a group but still want their own space
- Couples who want a romantic getaway in Edinburgh
- Business Execs who need the comforts of home on a work trip
- Anyone who likes to be in the centre of the action and like the finer things in life
The little details:
Check in was fast and super professional! They were even able to accommodate us being a little early, which I always appreciate.
The internet signal and connection in the suite was spot on. We were able to do a Facebook Live tour, post to our Instagram stories, and stream a movie before bed.
The suite comes equipped with coffee, tea and milk, but no restaurant on site. That being said, literally 20 feet from the door is Zizzi's restaurant, which you should go to! They give 10% off the bill for hotel guests PLUS 2 glasses of prosecco. Obviously we ate there twice!
If you have a long stay planned at the Old Town Chambers, you can have groceries delivered ahead of time, which they will unpack and put away in your suite for you. They also have a local restaurant that will deliver high end snack boxes if you want to stay in for the night.
One of most well equipped hotel gyms we have seen! Traveling full time has it's downsides and not having access to good exercise facilities is one of them. Thankfully this was remedied over our weekend stay at OTC.
We don't have furry friends, but we know a lot of YOU do! If you want to bring your pooch they will put out a bed, blankets, toys, treats and even an 'accident' kit, just in case!
Couldn't be any better. Advocates Close, where the building is located, dates back to the 16th century. The city has literally grown around this historic location.
Downstairs, right at the entrance you have access to The Real Mary Kings Close, an attraction that takes you through what life was like for the different classes of the 17th century.
Directly across the street, you have St. Giles Cathedral as well as the starting point for Mercat Tours.
Other attractions you can easily walk to from Old Town Chambers include: Camera Obscura, The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Dynamic Earth, National Museum of Scotland, and many more!
You are a few minutes walk from the train station, restaurants, shopping, and anything else that tickles your fancy in Edinburgh. We loved not having to take cabs anywhere and getting our steps in while exploring the city.
Anything we didn't like?
The steps to get to the building. While this didn't bother us at all, it might be difficult for a senior or someone with an injury to get themselves (plus their heavy bags) through the unique levels to access the front door. It's just a few steps, but none the less, something to be aware of. You can't have a historic hotel in a unique close without some character, am I right?!