Nira Caledonia


Nira Caledonia


The Nira Caledonia is a boutique hotel located in the bohemian Stockbridge area of Edinburgh.


This elegant Georgian townhouse is the former home of Christopher North, a 19th century essayist and hedonist who lived life to the full, an ethos which has subsequently been adopted by the hotel. From farm or fishery to fork the hotel traces the provenance of food, focusing on using only the freshest and most local produce. Blackwoods Bar and Grill is open for breakfast and dinner and Blackwoods Bar serves a bar food menu, extensive wine list and a range of Scottish single malts. Parking is available nearby (fee payable locally).


There are 28 individually styled and decorated ensuite bedrooms. Petite Double rooms have character furniture and exciting feature walls. Petite Double Plus rooms have a classic design and overlook Edinburgh’s New Town. Executive rooms are generous in size with an in room seating area. Executive Plus rooms also overlook Edinburgh’s New Town. Suites feature a sumptuous sofa bed and many boast floor to ceiling windows with views overlooking the cobbled streets of Gloucester Place. Jacuzzi Suites, as the name suggest, have large Jacuzzi bathtubs and Georgian inspired décor.

• Digital radio • TV • coffee machine • L’Occitane toiletries

Room choices

  • Single – There are three single rooms each measuring up to 12 square metres with a stylish ensuite with shower.
  • Petite Double – Each of these rooms have characterful furniture and feature walls. Some rooms have views over the hotel gardens and others look over Edinburgh’s New Town. Due to the size of these rooms we recommend these for shorter stays.
  • Petite Double Plus – Petite Double Plus rooms are both elegant and tranquil and this room type includes an additional cosy chair. These rooms look over Edinburgh’s New Town.
  • Executive – Executive rooms are larger than the Petite Double rooms and are suited for the longer stay. These rooms overlook the city and have an additional sofa bed.
  • Suite Plus – Suites are generous in size with many of them having floor to ceiling windows (please note these cannot be guaranteed). Each suite is uniquely styled and decorated.
  • Jacuzzi Suite – The Jacuzzi Suites are the largest rooms measuring up to 40 square metre and with elegant Georgian inspired décor. Each suite features a large Jacuzzi bath tub in the spacious en-suite bathroom.


PRICING in Petite Double, Bed and Breakfast

Low season Mid season High season Peak season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 499
£ 888
£ 584
£ 1,029
£ 633
£ 1,144
£ 819
£ 1,579
2021 Dates
Jan – Mar
Nov – Dec
Apr – Jun Oct Jul – Sep

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.



How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into many of Scotland’s main airports. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Edinburgh from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Glasgow from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, Exeter, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Southend and Luton), Manchester Norwich and Southampton
  • Flying into Aberdeen from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, London (Heathrow and Southend), Manchester and Newcastle
  • Flying into Inverness from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton), Manchester and Norwich
  • Flying into Kirkwall (Orkney) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester and Sumburgh
  • Flying into Sumburgh (Shetland) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Kirkwall and Manchester

By Ferry – There are numerous smaller ferry routes within Scotland and too many to list here – call us for more details

Top tips

  • There always seems to be a festival happening, certainly in the capital Edinburgh. We recommend you visit the following website to see what coincides with your stay
  • Puffins can be seen on the Scottish islands from early April through to early August
  • Many of our hotels, particularly in the highlands, are dog friendly. Ask us for more information on taking your pet pooch with you.
  • There are many small fantastic driving routes which can be done in a day from lots of different cities in Scotland. We recommend hiring a car for the duration or for part of your stay so you can explore at your own leisure. Suggestions include: The Forth Valley Route from Edinburgh, The Castle Trail from Aberdeen and the Road to the Isles from Fort William.
  • Let us enhance your stay by booking some of the must see attractions in each of your holiday destinations. Ask us for more details.

When To Go

Being a relatively small country it is surprising how much the climate can change from one region to another and add to that how unpredictable it can be, you will often experience all four seasons in one day!

Summer (June-August) – These are normally the warmest months in Scotland and due to the high latitude the summer days are long with often extended twilight. The northern islands normally enjoy about four hours more daylight at midsummer than London. Average maximum temperatures range from 15 – 17 degrees Celsius.

Autumn (September-November) – Travelling to Scotland during the autumn months is a colourful experience as the trees change to eye-catching and vibrant autumnal colours. A great time for photography and woodland walks. Average maximum temperatures range from 8 – 14 degrees Celsius

Winter (December-February) – Temperatures drop considerably to an average maximum temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius and considerably lower in the highlands. Snow falls for much of this period making it the perfect time for a winter sports break. It also the best time to experience Scotland’s designated dark sky areas and take part in astronomy.

Spring (March-May) – One of our favourite time’s to visit. Flowers are in full bloom and the wildlife is starting to stir following the cold winter months. Average maximum temperatures range from 7 – 13 degrees Celsius and you may experience a shower or two but hotel rates are generally cheaper.