The Experience

Built in 1687 as the grand baroque home of Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, Prestonfield is now Edinburgh’s most luxurious 5-star hotel with 23 stylishly opulent rooms and suites.

Opulence, theatre and luxury are combined in James Thomson’s quirky and stylish reworking of this A-listed historic century mansion where minimalism is banished and maximalism rules! In addition to the dramatic bedrooms and sumptuous suites, there is his destination restaurant – Rhubarb – alongside a collection of stunning private dining rooms, opulent salons and historic public rooms.

Described by Time Out as “Edinburgh’s star restaurateur”, owner James Thomson’s vision was to create a colourful and compelling alternative to today’s plethora of bland and unexceptional hotels in Edinburgh and Scotland.

Prestonfield is a very personal creation, a fusion of historic architecture with an extensive collection of art and antiques and décor every bit as rich and colourful as the history of the house itself.

Prestonfield has been at the heart of Scotland’s artistic, social, business and political life for over four centuries and, as a uniquely luxurious 5 red star hotel, it remains so today.

Prestonfield is situated only five minutes from Edinburgh’s finest shopping streets and the historic attractions of the Royal Mile, yet, surrounded by twenty acres of gardens and parkland, it provides the privacy and seclusion of a country estate.

Rooms and Suites

Each of the 18 luxurious and romantic bedrooms is furnished in Prestonfield’s trademark opulent and individual style with rich, warm colours and sensuously luxurious fabrics making them the most indulgent and romantic five-star hotel rooms in Edinburgh.

All of Prestonfield’s unique and romantic bedrooms features a comfortable seating area, a desk, a collection of antiques and individual characterful beds dressed with fine linen and piled high with cushions.

Each luxurious room features expansive views over Prestonfield’s secluded gardens and parkland to Edinburgh’s iconic hill, Arthur’s Seat, over the adjacent golf course and Royal Holyrood Park or to the historic ruins of Craigmillar castle. Some rooms feature views in two directions across Edinburgh.

Rooms are fitted to the highest possible five-star standards with luxurious en-suite bathrooms, ample wardrobe space, a practical desk with free wi-fi and internet connections for when you must work, and ample comfortable seating and dining areas and dimmable lighting to relax.

All rooms and suites feature bespoke media cabinets with large plasma TVs, DVD and CD players and a minibar packed with treats.

Food & Drink

James Thomson’s Prestonfield offers inspiring dining experiences from daylight to twilight.  At breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner you’ll enjoy exceptional fine dining and the very best of Scottish cooking in the most impressive restaurant or private dining setting in Edinburgh.

At breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner you’ll enjoy indulgent fine dining in the most memorable setting in the city. Prestonfield is home to the most luxurious fine dining restaurant, Rhubarb, Edinburgh’s most sought-after private dining rooms and exceptional traditional afternoon teas.


The romance of Prestonfield House Hotel in Edinburgh is beyond compare. Imagine your wedding in this romantic historic house with everything needed to make your day unique, a breathtaking setting, just moments from the centre of Edinburgh and totally secluded.

Prestonfield is Scotland’s ultimate romantic wedding venue. With acres of lush camera-ready parkland surrounding Scotland’s most glamorous and romantic hotel, where could be better for your most special day?

Visit and you will understand why Prestonfield has been named the Most Romantic Hotel in Scotland and Hotel of the Year.

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