Welcome to Nira Caledonia

A rich cultural experience

Nira Caledonia is a unique boutique hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh.
We combine Georgian splendour with 21st century comfort.

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Welcome to Nira Caledonia, a beautiful boutique hotel that is devoted to indulging all of life's pleasures.

Located just one stone away from the lovely town of Stockbridge, in New Town, the heart of Edinburgh and a UNESCO World Heritage site, this elegant Georgian townhouse is the perfect base for exploring a city steeped in history yet alive with modern, cosmopolitan culture. Step into the history at Nira Caledonia: once home to Scottish advocate, literary critic, and author John Wilson of Ellera (the writer most frequently identified with the pseudonym Christopher North of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine), it now opens its doors for you.

Due to the historical importance of the building, you won't find modern conveniences such as a Lift or Air Conditioning that can put in danger the delicate structure. However, each room is equipped with modern treats: from a large flat TV screen to dock stations for charging your phones. Rest assured, our concierge team, upholding the standards set by Small Luxury Hotels, is committed to taking care of all your needs during your stay.


Our uniquely-styled rooms and suites combine modern furnishings with traditional elegance to create truly luxurious living spaces. From the large windows that frame stunning views of Edinburgh's New Town to the Georgian inspired decor, Nira Caledonia promises a truly memorable stay in a beautiful location.


Nira Caledonia is home to Blackwood's Edinburgh - one of the best local restaurants in Edinburgh. Our ever-changing menus showcase the finest ingredients that have been farmed, caught, raised and bred in Scotland, and with a selection of 25 Scottish whiskies to choose from, you're guaranteed to enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience.


Just a short walk from New Town, we’re lucky to be located in a beautifully vibrant area of Edinburgh, full of elegant terraced houses, thrift stores, and delicious delis. Stockbridge has a village-feel, which is elevated by our weekly farmers’ market held every weekend offering jewellery, crafts, and food. And just around the corner is the Water of Leith, a river snaking through the city - the perfect place for a morning stroll to the docks.

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