Luxury Suites and Bothy Bistro-Bar at the Murrayfield Hotel
The Murrayfield: Hotel – Bothy – House,
18 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6HN
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.