Now Booking | Scotch Double

Working with the city's history, instead of playing off it, the new 94DR is a six-room inn near Holyrood Park opened by Paul Lightfoot and John MacEwan. The couple spent the past year restoring their late Victorian property and adding contemporary touches like a chill-out lounge with low-slung couches, Wi-Fi, a whiskey-stocked honesty bar and a fleet of bicycles for guests to get around town carbon-neutrally. Rooms, ranging from about $100 to $200, are lofty white spaces wrapped in shades of gray - carpet, curtains, throws - and punctuated by carefully chosen pieces of colorful contemporary furniture. In the house's orangery (that's posh-Scottish for conservatory), which looks out onto a private walled garden, Lightfoot and MacEwan serve eggs Florentine and blueberry pancakes to guests for breakfast - a service that, if you're at all familiar with Scottish cuisine, is yet another sign that things are changing in the Scottish capital. more