Edinburgh Luxury accommodation, Fraser Suites window

Here’s some Goddess Gold: 5-star Edinburgh at 4-star rates.

My view, my first view of Edinburgh, is through two large windows, each with a deep seating alcove and lined with sash curtains. I can see Princes Street Gardens and the Walter Scott Monument, and everything is lit up for Christmas.

I’m staying at Fraser Suites, Edinburgh, an apartment hotel in a beautiful old sandstone building, just off the Royal Mile, opposite St Giles Cathedral in St Giles Place. So it’s high on the mound, within spitting distance from the Castle gates.

I couldn’t have picked a better place to discover Edinburgh. I’m torn between curling up in the window seat to stare at the view, and getting out there to explore the city.

Edinburgh Luxury accommodation, Fraser Suites bedroom


The room is beautifully furnished, with a fully equipped kitchenette, complimentary wifi and lovely smelling L’Occitane en Provence toiletries (yes, I took them with me when I left).

Goddess BIG TICKS:

  • Enormous bath towels
  • Heated towel rails
  • Choice of pillows
  • King size bed
  • Separate shower and bath
  • Hot and strong water from a central shower head.
  • Quality tea and coffee making facilities
  • A la carte breakfast menu.

Edinburgh Luxury accommodation, Fraser Suites bathroom

Breakfast is in the Broadsheet Bistro so named for the printing presses it once housed for the 19th Century broadsheet; The Edinburgh Courant.

The menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner has a Scottish influence and includes haggis, black pudding, potato scones and Stovies – which is kind of like the Scottish version of Shepherd’s Pie or Bubble and Squeak – the weekend’s leftovers, fried up on the stove-top into a hash.

Location: St Giles Street, Edinburgh.

More information and special offers on the website, including bed and breakfast packages.

Edinburgh Luxury accommodation, Fraser Suites foyer

About Deborah Dickson-Smith

Deborah plays the mother role in a blended family of seven. She's a travel blogger, diver and passionate eco warrior. She has lived in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Edinburgh, London and now resides in Sydney’s northern beaches with her Brady Bunch-style family. Follow Deb here: @where2nextblog and @diveplanit