Virgin Hotel Edinburgh

1 India Buildings, Victoria Street, Edinburgh, UK
222 Rooms
Cutting-Edge & Happening
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Virgin’s brand is so strong that a mental picture immediately forms upon mention of their name: some bright colors, some space-age mid-century modernist furniture, and an atmosphere that’s both seriously stylish and irreverently fun. The big surprise about Virgin Hotels Edinburgh, however, is its setting, in the 1864-vintage India Buildings, not far off the west end of the Royal Mile.

This is a building with some serious history behind it, and the redevelopment has allowed a great deal of it to show through, from the wood panels and ceiling coffers in the bar to the arches and vaults of the cellar restaurant. To the old buildings have been added some unmissable modern additions, whose shapes match the silhouettes of their neighbors but whose surfaces and materials are unapologetically 21st-century.

The 222 rooms make use of a two-chamber room concept, with a dressing area and closet separated from the bedroom/lounge by sliding doors. They’re as swanky as they are inventive, and show some tasteful restraint in their décor. More lively, naturally, are the four dining and drinking venues, including the coffee and wine bar Funny Library and the Commons Club restaurant and bar.

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Virgin Hotel Edinburgh
1 India Buildings, Victoria Street, Edinburgh, UK

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Boardroom
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Need to Know

  • Pets are welcome for no additional cost (as long as they fit in the lift).
  • Rollaway beds can be requested in certain suites only, exclusively for children from 3 to 17 years. An additional fee of 50 GBP per night will apply.
  • All areas of the hotel are wheelchair accessible. The Chamber King Accessible room is a fully accessible room option.
  • For bookings of 10 rooms or more, different cancellation policies will apply.
  • Public car parking nearby (1 mile/15 minute walk uphill) at a discounted rate for hotel guests.
  • If you choose a non-refundable rate, the credit card used at time of booking must be valid for entire stay and must be presented at time of check-in. In the event credit card cannot be presented, the Hotel reserves the right to ask for an alternative payment method and the credit card used at time of booking will be refunded in full.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions

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