The Rutland Apartments, Edinburgh – Review

Adam Lowe

The Rutland Hotel in Edinburgh has expanded, and now offers four brand-new luxuriously designed serviced apartments in the heart of the city. Offering two one-bed and two two-bed apartments, these make for an especially delicious stay that takes advantage of the rich heritage and swish modernity that characterises the city – and the apartments.

The Rutland Hotel is a well known bastion of taste and high quality service. Their apartments continue this trend – offering converted townhouses with superb fittings and some serious attention to detail.

Just a few yards from the hotel itself, the gorgeous apartments present a taste of class with all the functionality of a contemporary hotel, while retaining the privacy and independence of a private residence.

The size of the apartments when you enter is impressive – as soon a you walk in, you’ll feel like a movie star. The vast, high ceilings add an aura of grandeur and longevity, while the mod-cons mean you’re fully catered for and can easily make a weekend love-nest without leaving the apartment.

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The deep bath and four-poster bed in our apartment definitely made it clear that this was an apartment designed with romance in mind. The homemade muffins on the bedside tables were a nice touch, and there were some fine items in the minibar (which were all available for an additional fee).

Our view was of the Edinburgh architecture: traditional, baroque edifices and plenty of history on display.

Each apartment features Virgin cable television with Tivo, high-speed fibre-optic internet, Nintendo Wii, underfloor heating in both the bathroom and kitchen, a mix of rainfall showers and free-standing feature baths, Nespresso Machines, Corioliss hair straighteners and a fully stocked mini bar.


The apartments are ideal for both personal and business breaks, and are available for both long-term lets and short stays for individuals, groups and families. The apartments are also available for bespoke events and photoshoots.

The Rutland Hotel, 1-3 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AE / 0131 229 3402 /

Find our more at The Rutland Hotel website.

About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.