We recently spent four nights at the boutique Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh, Scotland. The building has character, with exposed stone walls, a cozy dining room with the bar area suspended above and an outdoor patio. The staff provided excellent customer service, and the breakfast buffet has a wide selection of delicious pastries, fruit, yogurt and other treats. The location is in Old Town, convenient for tourists and close to the University of Edinburgh. Doubles from $200.
Hotel du Vin, 11 Bristo Place; 011-44-844-736-4255, www.hotelduvin.com/locations/edinburgh/
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