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Fringe benefits: Top hotels in Edinburgh to stay in during the world’s largest arts festival

Finding a hotel for the Fringe can be a challenge. For starters, room prices can skyrocket significantly during the festival, and, in general, beds can be booked up early leaving you will very limited choice. Then there’s the location problem. How do you pick a base for your visit when the Fringe spreads across acres of the city? With this guide, we’ll show you how and, in turn, help you make the most of your time at this captivating event.

Apex City of Edinburgh

If you’re here for the Tattoo, rates for hotels really close to the action soar upwards of £500 a night during the festival, so the Apex City of Edinburgh hotel is a more budget-friendly option. It’s only 10 minutes from the Tattoo and the hotel is modern and arty. You’ll find a blue-spotted lion statue in reception, contemporary lighting and booth seating in the bar.

24 Royal Terrace

If you want some respite from the frenzy of the Fringe at the end of the day, 24 Royal Terrace is a great option. A 20-minute walk from the Royal Mile, the hotel is muffled from the noise of the city by the greenery of Royal Terrace Gardens. The hotel itself is a bit of a bolt hole. It’s graced by the owner’s private art collection in the luxurious rooms have free-standing roll-top baths. There’s a quiet bar at the hotel, and it’s one of the few places in the UK that serves Bernard Figuet champagne.

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