Luxury Suites and Bothy Bistro-Bar at the Murrayfield Hotel

The Murrayfield: Hotel – Bothy – House,

18 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6HN

http://www.themurrayfieldhotel.com

http://www.centraledinburghhotels.com

Murrayfield hotel

Murrayfield hotel

Murrayfield Hotel in Edinburgh with its grand heritage architecture, has recently had a glamorous design makeover with a smart new Bar and Bistro. 

A short walk away is Murrayfield House,  offering guests a private secluded address featuring nine luxuriously furnished Suites. With its own front door, the venue is ideal for exclusive use accommodation  for a Wedding, Family or Corporate event.  There is also a pretty garden at the back for alfresco drinks and relaxation.

Murrayfield House, adjoining the hotel

Murrayfield House, adjoining the hotel

The entrance Hall has a display of unique sculptures like re-crafted driftwood. The Interior Designer Jim Hamilton, (renowned for décor at Tigerlily and Blythswood Square hotels), seems to be passionate about sourcing vintage,  salvaged furniture such as a shabby-chic chest of drawers from Morocco. The backdrop of high walls is painted a warm earthy mushroom.  

Up the impressive staircase to our Suite. Wow!  Here sumptuous, cosy comfort creates a dream space for a homely stay.  The colour palette  throughout is soft oatmeal and cream. The room is enormous with a super King Bed, and near the window, two large sofas around a coffee table. Recycled wood dressing table and wardrobe have a Shaker-esque look.

Luxury comfort

Luxury comfort

Spacious suite with two sofas and lots of treats

Spacious suite with two sofas and lots of treats

The ensuite bathroom has two basins, power shower and deep bath with central taps: save water, bath with a friend.!  The only quibble was the lack of any soap – (shower gel, shampoo and lotion supplied).  But this was quickly sorted after a call to reception. 

Bathtub and shower

Bathtub and shower

The giant mirror above the dressing table hides the Television, well positioned opposite the bed for late night/early morning viewing.  Luxury facilities include bathrobes and well stocked mini-bar.  Free goodies too – jar of biscuits and a miniature of whisky.

Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery bar

Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery bar

Back in the main Hotel, the spacious Bothy Restaurant and Drinkery Bar has leather booths, perfect for couples or larger parties. The décor is based around polished wood, stone walls, industrial steel with black and white photographs artwork.  Lively atmosphere with good music, weekly quiz and other events.

Cool cocktails at the Drinkery

Cool cocktails at the Drinkery

Do try one of the inventively created cocktails – Pear and Rosemary Sparkle (vodka and Prosecco), or Mango Jalapeno Margarita for a refreshing change.  The Bothy Menu focuses on pub grub favourites – Steaks, Burgers, Fish and Chips, Pasta to suit locals and hotel guests.  

Breakfast offers hearty dishes from full Scottish (top marks for vegetarian option), Eggs Benedict,  Eggs Royale. Usual Cereals and pastries on the buffet table but a larger selection of juices and fresh fruit would add a more healthy alternative.

The location away from the city centre is no problem with easy transport from the airport, train stations and into the town.  Murrayfield Hotel is near the rugby stadium, and The Zoo is just a five minute bus ride away.  See the famous Pandas as well as penguins, monkeys, chimpanzees and koala bears.

See the Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

See the Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo

Cute koalas too

Cute koalas too

The Murrayfield is part of the prestigious G1  Central Edinburgh Hotels Hotels collection.  Following the creation of the deluxe House suites,  as well as private dining rooms and conference facilities,  the full accommodation refurbishment project will be completed soon.

Lively Bothy - bistro and bar

Lively Bothy – bistro and bar

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About vivdevlin

I am an international travel writer, specialising in luxury travel, hotels, restaurants, city guides, cruises, islands, train and literary-inspired journeys. I review dance and theatre, Arts Festivals and love the visual arts. I have just experienced an epic voyage, circumnavigating the globe, following in the wake of Captain Cook, Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson.

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