Located on Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, amongst the cobbled streets of New Town, this romantic boutique property combines the luxury of a top five star hotel with the intimacy and peace of a cosy townhouse.
Nira Caledonia's location is without parallel: a broad, quiet terrace, flanked at both ends by Georgian crescents with picturesque private gardens; it is just a short stroll to the shopping of Princes Street. Tucked away amongst the striking neo-classical architecture of New Town, Nira Caledonia occupies two buildings on Gloucester Place, one of the most exclusive addresses in Edinburgh. Formerly the home of John Wilson, a friend of Wordsworth and famous literary figure of early 19th century Scotland, the property is a classic example of the Georgian architecture that bestowed World Heritage Site status on this part of the city in 1995. Gloucester Place is a broad cobbled street, flanked at both ends by picturesque private gardens. Royal Circus, just steps away, consists of two magnificent semi-circular crescents, both of which overlook the garden centrepiece.
Each of the 28 rooms at Nira Caledonia is unique, as befits a period Georgian building with World Heritage Site status. Yet all strike an elegant balance between neo-classical period features and 21st
century comforts. Set against a backdrop of detailed cornicing and Georgian sash windows, you will find Nespresso machines and iPod docking stations. Original wooden floorboards are interspersed with granite tiles and sleek bathrooms, while some boast private garden terraces and panoramic views over Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens. Nira Caledonia offers five room categories: Jacuzzi Suite, Suite, Executive Room, Petite Double and Single. Covering up to 41 square metres, the four Jacuzzi Suites exude opulence and romance, with sumptuous furnishings and stand-alone whirlpool baths. All suites feature king beds and original sash windows. All the beds feature 2,000 pocket sprung mattresses and luxurious down toppers and pillows. Every room includes a flat-screen television, DVD player, iPod speaker, free high-speed broadband access, minibar and a Nespresso machine with Grand Cru premium range capsules. Complimentary still or sparkling water is provided. Contemporary stone-tiled bathrooms feature an overhead waterfall or handheld shower and luxurious T-Plantation toiletries. Other room facilities include Oriental glass-topped work desks and oversized wardrobes with plenty of hanging space.