For business travellers on a whistle-stop tour of Edinburgh, the Best Western Plus Bruntsfield hotel will provide bed and board beyond your expectations
This four-star townhouse hotel is often described as a hidden gem, despite being less than a mile from Edinburgh Castle. The rooms are spacious and the beds super-comfortable – following a fabulous night’s sleep I discovered that the mattresses come from Sleepeezee in Kent, which boasts a Royal Warrant from Prince of Wales. Once you’re up and out of bed, you’ll find the informal Bisque Bar and Brasserie is bursting with local produce, including Scottish salmon and beef reared on the borders, along with a delicious farmhouse cheese plate. Double rooms start from as little as £45 (£52 including breakfast), all of which adds up to this Best Western being one of the best value-for-money hotels in the Scottish capital.