Visiting Edinburgh's Hotel du Vin you would never guess that the hotel is in fact the latest addition to a nation-wide family of 15 luxury boutique hotels. A chain yes, but the hotel itself feels like a one-off Scottish phenomenon, complete with a scattering of tartan, a whiskey lounge and a cosy cigar bothy to snuggle up in on a cold winter night. Modest and stylish, Hotel du Vin has plenty of reason to blow its own horn: 47 beautifully decorated rooms and suites (with bathrooms to die for) sitting on a goldmine of history in one of Edinburgh's trendiest areas, it would be futile to cover up the fact that this little gem was one of our favourites. With a large emphasis on dining and drinking, the hotel has a labyrinth of nooks and crannies, mezzanines and wine cellars to relax in. The restaurant itself is large, open plan and delightfully provincial. Popular amongst locals and foodies, and boasting a staggering wine list to navigate your way around, the restaurant is at the heart of the hotel.
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