sumptuously-romantic four-poster bed

The heriot

The HERIOT features a sumptuously-romantic four-poster bed hung with gold-embroidered velvets, sitting room, walk-in dressing room and a hidden gothic chapel bathroom.

Named after the founder of the nearby George Heriot's school, this second floor suite looks south over the Old Town towards the glorious 17th-century building that is Heriot's today. It is easy to understand why it is thought to have inspired Hogwarts!

Entered from a dramatic black and gold hallway, the Heriot's sitting room is panelled with ancient oak panels from St Giles' Cathedral and has walls hung with tapestry. Striking antler furniture features in the breakfast area.

A sumptuous four-poster bed, complete with huge gothic headboard, is lavishly draped with embroidered green and gold velvet hangings. Off of the bedroom is a walk-in dressing room with dressing table and masses of wardrobe space. The gothic chapel-like bathroom is a final hidden delight.

The Heriot's bathroom features a free-standing roll-top bath, dramatic painted ceiling and gilded and mirrored gothic panelling.

  • Separate panelled sitting room leading to bedroom
  • Velvet-draped gothic four-poster bed
  • Seating areas in both sitting room and bedroom
  • Southerly views to Heriot's and the Old Town
  • Dressing room leading to gothic chapel bathroom
  • Second floor suite reached by stone turret stair above the restaurant

The Heriot costs from £335 per night inclusive of tax, breakfast hamper for two served in your suite or a la carte served in the original Witchery dining room, newspaper, mineral water and a bottle of Champagne in your suite on arrival.