Review: Val Jones
The 5* Bonham Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel which lies in the centre of Edinburgh, housed in a grand Georgian building which dates to 1872 and was originally 3 townhouses. The hotel overlooks the pretty Drumsheugh Gardens triangle and offers an ideal city break location just a stone’s throw from the heart of the cosmopolitan West End of the city and the railway station.
THE HOTEL & BEDROOMS
The grand interior is decked out in opulent furnishings and fabrics and boasts sweeping staircases whilst maintaining an air of welcoming and cosy vibes. Several luxury bedroom options are available including Townhouse Doubles, Superior Room, Junior Suites, and Signature Suites. We stayed in a Superior Room which was dressed in cool hues of calming grey and blue and draped in luxurious fabrics, velvet chaise style furniture and features the award-winning Hypnos king-size bed and a view overlooking the gardens.
All amenities we could have asked for were included in our room. Partnerships with local brands are strong and offer a sense of real thought into a guest’s stay. The drinks tray includes selection of treats and hot drinks from local Brodies of Edinburgh; breakfast tea, Earl Grey and fruit teas, luxurious hot chocolate, shortbread and fresh cafetiere coffee.
The bathroom was decked out in a pristine palette of crisp white and features bath and rainfall shower, soft towels, gowns and slippers. Toiletries are from Arran Sense of Scotland , a brand fast becoming one of our new favourites (we love their candles).
DRINKS AND DINING
No.35 Restaurant at The Bonham is headed up by Marco Drummond Norbrega, who inspires a European style menu. Myself and my husband both went for traditional dishes from the menu. We opted for the Cutty Skink which was our first time trying this dish and it was absolutely delicious! The Pan Roast Scottish Peasant Breast was our choice for main and again this was delightful. For dessert we plumped for the Elderflower and Vanilla Panacotta which was so tasty we could have eaten two each, a treat which was nothing less than amazing. We enjoyed an evening of great food later accompanied by live music.
The next morning after a relaxing night in our tranquil bedroom we started the day on a full Scottish breakfast with Haggis and black pudding included … well, when in Scotland!
We loved the central location of the hotel both to the new town and old town, the hotel proved to be excellent on all counts including luxurious accommodation, fine food and flawless customer service. We really enjoyed our friendly and welcoming stay.
The Bonham Hotel | Edinburgh | 35 Drumsheugh Gardens | Edinburgh | EH3 7RN
From £149 BB for a double room.