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Frequently asked questions
What can a history buff expect from a stay in Old Town?
On vacation in Old Town, history enthusiasts may want to plan a visit to the monuments. Be sure to check out the array of shops and fascinating museums while you’re here. And also relish a stop at the top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.
What's the best accommodation in Old Town that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Cheval Old Town Chambers is a top 5-star apartment for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness center. Royal Mile is a short walk away. Other choices to soak up the local history include Apex Grassmarket Hotel and Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel.
How many historical hotels are located in Old Town?
In Old Town, there are 588 hotels and other lodging options bookable on Expedia, including 61 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Old Town?
Old Town is notable for its monuments and landmarks like Royal Mile, Grassmarket, and Edinburgh Castle. Known for its museums, cultural venues include National Museum of Scotland, Scotch Whisky Experience, and Usher Hall. Other popular sights include Princes Street and Real Mary King’s Close.
What is a historic hotel like in Old Town?
Guests who choose a historic hotel can stay in a building that has a national historic designation. A palace, castle, stately home or even a lodge, pub, or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel provided that it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features are typically preserved within the guestrooms or public spaces of these historic hotels in Old Town, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and building of historic hotels tend to be the most important aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value and how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Old Town have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you might expect, but every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the amenities found in most hotels will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Old Town, don’t worry that you’ll be staying at a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.