The Heriot
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

All suites are equipped with: TV, Amazon Echo systems, adjustable mood-enhancing lighting, direct-dial telephone, safe, Dyson hairdryer, GHD hair straightener, Nespresso machine & fridge.

The Heriot costs from £595 per night.

Rates are inclusive of breakfast hamper for two served in your suite or a range of cooked breakfasts served by candlelight in the original Witchery dining room, plus mineral water and cookies


Book Direct and receive a complimentary bottle of chilled Champagne on arrival (offer only available to guests who book direct).

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