Heading to Edinburgh earlier this year, we wanted a hotel that was cosy, full of charm and super comfortable, states Terry Stafford, and, fortunately, Best Western Plus Bruntsfield ticked all the boxes. Located a mere fifteen minutes walk away from the city centre meant that hustle and bustle of city life did not intrude. Yet, reaching the main shopping and entertainment areas was just a brisk walk away. A large and welcoming town house, it possessed a classical, homely feel, with a few
pertinent twists.

Upon arrival, we were shown to our large, beautifully decorated room, featuring an enormous, super cushy bed. The room overlooks picturesque Bruntsfield Park but has a very suburban and intimate feel. Other creature comforts included a luxurious sofa, into which it was easy to sink after a trek up to Arthur's Seat, and a well-specified bathroom.

During the evening we dined in the hotel's restaurant, Bisque Brasserie, enjoying a delicious and satisfying supper. The menu
boasted an array of hearty dishes, all with a gourmet finish, incorporating many classic Scottish ingredients, such as salmon and
haggis. We also took breakfast there, which had an even more impressive menu, ranging from super healthy muesli and fruit, to
generous fry-ups and sugary sweet pastries.

The staff at Bruntsfield make you feel at ease from the outset, offering help and professional services throughout the visit to
ensure the quality of stay. Extra aspects, such as the comfortable lounge area in the hotel lobby, really add to the homely feel. There is always an array of daily newspapers, free coffee and tea and an irresistible bowl of fresh shortbread. If comfort and the extra detail is what you seek, then this fine Edinburgh establishment should be on your list, next time you find yourself in the Scottish capital.

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Best Western Plus Bruntsfield Hotel

0131-229-1393

www.thebruntsfield.co.uk