Location: Situated on Holyrood Road, just 5 minutes from Princes Street, this hotel is perfectly located at the heart of majestic Edinburgh, and 25 minutes from Edinburgh airport. Rooms: The rooms are of medium to large in size and have full facilities.The rooms are decorated with Harris tweed soft furnishings, which brings a dash of Highland romance, whilst the maple wood finishes reflect the warm welcome that you receive at the hotel. The marble ensuite bathrooms are top quality and have a heated bathroom mirror that banishes any steam. Restaurant: The Acanthus restaurant caters for breakfast, early morning brunch, lunch and dinner. It has recently undergone a massive 1/2 million investment and has won many awards and accolades. It is located directly opposite the Scottish Parliament and overlooking Arthur's Seat thus making it the perfect environment for sampling top class cuisine. The exciting new dining concept combines simple classic Scottish dishes in a relaxed, flexible and friendly environment. For a more informal approach, guests can enjoy oysters and champagne in the cocktail bar. Using only the finest ingredients, sourced locally where possible, Acanthus is one of the most exciting new restaurants in Edinburgh. Whether you are looking for a specialty cocktail, a delicious afternoon tea or a sumptuous meal the new restaurant is the ideal spot in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Exterior: This is an attractive modern building with large glass doors. Lobby: The wonderfully inviting reception lobby is quite large and has large sofas and a log fire to make guests feel welcome. General: The hotel has a 14 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. You can also enjoy the hydrotherapy room, where you can use the invigorating water jets. (05/07 it).