The Famed Gleneagles Hotel Just Opened a "Townhouse" in Edinburgh

Call This Boutique Property Home During Your Next Stay in Scotland

By Kevin Gray ·
Image: Gleneagles Townhouse

Maybe you're fresh off watching the Open Championship in Scotland and want to see the country for yourself.

Or maybe you've seen the woes at London's Heathrow airport and thought: visiting the U.K. sounds nice, but maybe now's not the best time to descend upon London.

Then again, maybe you just really like scotch.

All are fine reasons to visit Scotland, but here's one more for you. The famed Gleneagles resort, that sprawling jewel of a property in the Scottish countryside, has just opened an outpost in Edinburgh dubbed Gleneagles Townhouse

a guestroom at Gleneagles Townhouse
a guest room / Gleneagles Townhouse

Situated on St. Andrew Square, the new four-story hotel is a stone's throw from Waverley Station, which puts you in prime position to explore the city. There are 33 guest rooms, an all-day restaurant and bar, a rooftop terrace and a member's club. The rooms are available in three sizes, from cozy to spacious, and each is decked out with wooden floors, luxe fabrics, antique rugs and comfy king-size beds.

The Spence restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a menu rooted in classic, seasonal fare. Think pastries and shakshuka in the morning, and oysters, local langoustines and steaks for dinner. 

Lamplighters is the rooftop bar, and it's only accessible to members and hotel guests, so you'll always find a spot. Take in the city views over a cocktail, glass of Champagnes or a couple whiskies.

the lamplighters terrace bar at Gleneagles Townhouse
the Lamplighters terrace / Gleneagles Townhouse

There's also a wellness center downstairs that's located in a former bank vault. Take yoga and cycling classes in the two on-site studios, lift weights, or treat yourself to spa treatments, cryotherapy and infrared sauna sessions.

If this seems like the kind of place you'd enjoy spending a significant portion of your time, you might consider joining the member's club. It provides priority access to the lounge, rooftop bar, work spaces and gathering spaces, exclusive access to events, priority bookings at the restaurant and discounted room rates at the Townhouse as well as the original Gleneagles property.

Plus an excuse to pull that Members Only jacket out of your closet.

Kevin Gray

Kevin Gray lives in Texas. He likes whiskey, weekends and hammocks, often at the same time.

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