Weekend Getaway to Edinburgh

Who doesn't love a sweet suite upgrade?

Very Happy Camper 

I know I mentioned it in passing in my post about the lovely 21212 restaurant but I didn't get the chance to give you all the deets!

Restaurant 21212

The trip to Edinburgh was for a birthday celebration so I wanted to stay somewhere special. I debated between the many wonderful hotels in Edinburgh and I really couldn't decide, in the end I booked the Glasshouse Hotel by the Marriott Autograph Collection simply because it had larger rooms than the other hotels on my short list.

The Glasshouse Hotel, Edinburgh

Though when I say large, I didn't quite expect to have a private balcony that is larger than my current bedroom!

View From The Balcony

Our Room's Balcony

I absolutely loved the floor length glass windows, which made the room so light and modern.

Suite at the Glasshouse Hotel

The L-shaped sofa was funky and comfortable, and with the nespresso machine, iPhone dock, and flat screen TV, I just wanted to move right in.

My favourite part was the attention to detail made by the hotel. There was a birthday card on the shelf, dozens of rose petals on the bed, and we were given two vouchers for Scottish whisky at the bar.

Scottish Whisky at the Glasshouse Hotel

Ok... I could ramble on about the room for ages but enough about that and on to wandering around the city.

Edinburgh is divided into an old and new town by the Princes Street Gardens. At the heart of the Old Town is the Royal Mile, a long historic street leading up to the castle.

Royal Mile Edinburgh

The street is lined with cashmere stores and places offering whiskey tasting. Despite the blatantly touristic nature of the Royal Mile I couldn't help but find it charming.

Strolling past all the old buildings felt like turning back time in history to a medieval Scotland, admittedly the bagpiper might have helped!

Sneaky Photo of  Groomsmen

When we made it to the castle the sun was beginning to set giving it a slightly eerie feel.

Spooky Edinburgh Castle

There was no denying how impressive the castle is, a definite must see in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Castle

After seeing the castle it was tea time, in fact, I think it is always tea time but the rooftop bar at Harvey Nichols made it extra nice.

Tea Time at Harvey Nichols

The view over the city was terrific, stretching all the way to the sea!

Rooftop of Harvey Nichols

When we had finished munching on scones we hit the shops on Princes Street and window shopped at the posh shops on Multree's Lane. 

View from the Rooftop at Harvey Nichols

It was all wonderful fun but we were greatly exhausted so we then headed back to the hotel to relax and get ready for dinner at Martin Wishart.

Truffles at Martin Wishart

I'll leave the foodie extravaganza at Martin Wishart to another post but safe to say we were still full the next morning and filled with guilt for all the eating so went on a long walk around the city.

Clock Tower of the Balmoral Hotel

By the late afternoon we had recovered our appetites and went for Afternoon tea at the Balmoral Hotel before catching our flight home! 

Afternoon Tea at the Balmoral Hotel



  1. Hiya, thanks for following me on Twitter. I love finding fellow bloggers.
    I like your travel blog so much. I've been to Edinburgh once and it is nice seeing your pictures.

    Please, let me know if you'd like to follow each other on Bloglovin as well.

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for your comment! I will follow you on bloglovin straight away :) looking forward to reading your posts!

  2. Wow! What an amazing upgrade! The suite looks amazing, and it knows just how to make guests feel right at home. The view from the balcony is breathtaking, no wonder you were in so much awe. Anyway, I'm glad the trip was fun for the two of you. Here's to more fun and safe travels! Cheers! :)

    Jeff Riley @ Happy Guests Lodge

    1. Hi Jeff! Thank you so much for your comment :) We really got so lucky with the upgrade, it was such a wonderful room and it made the trip extra special. I hope you get to go if you ever wind up in Edinburgh. Happy travels!