Welcome to The Bonham Hotel, Edinburgh

Set in a quiet leafy crescent in the exclusive West End of Edinburgh, only minutes from the main attractions, The Bonham provides guests with luxurious, fully refurbished rooms and suites. Many rooms offer stunning views either over Drumsheugh Gardens or looking North over the New Town towards the Firth of Forth and the Kingdom of Fife.

Welcoming lounges and a stylish restaurant and bar make the most of the beautiful interiors of the original houses and look over the peaceful Drumsheugh Gardens which guests have full access to during their stay. 

Surrounded by the stunning backdrop of the magnificent Scottish capital, we look forward to welcoming you to your new home away from home in Edinburgh.

 


 

Set in a quiet leafy crescent in the exclusive West End of Edinburgh city centre, only minutes from the main attractions, The Bonham Hotel provides guests with luxurious, fully refurbished rooms and suites. Many rooms offer stunning views either over Drumsheugh Gardens or looking North over The New Town and The Water of Leith towards the Firth of Forth and the Kingdom of Fife.

The Bonham offers comfortable, welcoming lounges where you can relax and have cocktails or afternoon tea. Our stylish, modern restaurant offers an eclectic menu of European inspired food and a Scottish twist, using the best of local suppliers and ingredients. Dynamic conference and meeting spaces where you can host weddings or a celebratory meal with friends.  There is a tranquil bar where you can enjoy a wee dram whilst admiring the beautiful interiors of the original 19th century houses. The Bonham overlooks the peaceful Drumsheugh Gardens which guests have full access to during their stay to read the morning paper or to walk your dog.

Beautiful original architectural features like wooden panelling, carved doorframes, cornicing and detailed stonework were painstakingly preserved and restored to their former glory during our recent refurbishment.

The buildings the Bonham Hotel now occupy have a fascinating history dating back to the mid-19th century and were originally constructed as 3 separate townhouses in 1872. The houses were occupied by well to do families and their servants for the next 60 years, enjoying the privacy of Drumsheugh Gardens and the ease of access to everything Edinburgh had to offer.

In 1939 the houses were sold and became collectively known as the “Private Clinic”, a private medical practice specialising in maternity care. Over the next 12 years many hundreds of babies were born on the premises, now fondly known as “Bonham Babies” when they come to visit.

1951 saw the sale of the Private Clinic to the University of Edinburgh who converted the buildings into Muir Hall of Residence for university students from outside the city.

Following the sale of Muir Hall the Bonham Hotel opened in 1998 as one of the first boutique hotels in the city. After an extensive renovation in 2018 the hotel now offers guests one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh and is still true to the original aspiration of providing a homely and friendly base whilst visiting Edinburgh.

Within a 10 minute walk of The Bonham Hotel you will reach the bustling shopping area of Princess Street, with many big name high street stores along with great views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens or turn on to upmarket George Street which is full of luxury restaurants, cocktail bars and designer shops. 

A leisurely 20 minute walk from The Bonham Hotel and you will be in the Edinburgh's Old Town, a labyrinth of cobbled streets, narrow alleyways and hidden courtyards, all amazingly well preserved and steeped in the city's history. At its centre is the Royal Mile, a remarkable street of Reformation-era tenement buildings leading from the seat of Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock down to the grandiose Palace of Holyroodhouse.