About Nira Caledonia

Pure Scottish indulgence

A boutique luxury hotel located in the heart of Edinburgh.

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Welcome to Nira Caledonia, a beautiful boutique hotel that indulges all of life's luxuries. Located in the former home of Christopher North, a 19th century essayist and hedonist who lived life to the full, we stay true to our heritage and encourage our guests to make every second count.

Shanti Ethos

Moving forward, we aim to prioritise wellbeing, and to create extraordinary moments and experiences for those around us. The instruments through which we will achieve this are Shanti Seva, Shanti Experiences, and Shanti Wellness.

Careers at Nira Caledonia

At Nira Caledonia, we strive to achieve quality and perfection in everything we do. Our values are shared by our staff who we select and train to achieve the highest service standards. We are in search of talented people who share our small and friendly hotel ethos and wish to join us on our exciting journey - if this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Local area

You can find our boutique hotel in the centre of Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage site, tucked away down a serenely calm cobbled street. We are just a short stroll to Princes Street, meaning that we are perfectly placed for exploring all the city has to offer. Whether you're visiting for the legendary Edinburgh Festival, to watch the Tattoo, or to shop until you drop, Nira Caledonia has everything you need for a cultural city break.

Nira Caledonia in the news

A selection of articles featuring Nira Caledonia in the press and media.

Thank you Nira Caledonia for such a wonderful, relaxing stay this week - it really added to my experience and great memories of my time in the phenomenal City that is Edinburgh. I would 100% stay at Nira Caledonia again. The location, decor, attentive staff, rooms, breakfast and tariff were all spot on.

Ceri E, TripAvdisor

A perfect little oasis in the middle of Edinburgh, with helpful staff and a delicious breakfast as well. Great shower room, very comfortable bed and all very nicely decorated: couldn't have asked for more!

jasutherland, TripAvdisor

A touch of luxury in a stylish boutique hotel. We were welcomed with a glass of bubbly and an upgraded room. Very comfortable and little extras always delights. Dinner in the restaurant did not disappoint.

410carolw, TripAvdisor

Located close to Stockbridge makes Nira Caledonia a great place to stay with a great selection of bars and restaurants close by. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. The hotel itself is elegant making it very difficult to have anything other than relaxing stay. A hotel to be recommended

lynnypayne, TripAvdisor

This was our second visit to the Nira Caledonia and we enjoyed the same exceptionally high standard of accommodation and service. The staff are always on hand to make sure your experience is a positive one, at the same time respecting your privacy and personal space. Nothing is too much trouble. The restaurant provides excellent cuisine and refreshments in an ambient setting. Incidentally, there is a range of interesting books to browse through in each of the rooms.

juneforsyth, TripAvdisor

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