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The Stair Arms Hotel Review

A unique hotel, The Stair Arms is only 10 minutes away from Edingburgh park and ride in Pathhead.

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The Stair Arms has been around since 1831 when it was first a coaching house. Now, its a grand hotel with large gardens, bustling restaurant and perfect wedding venue.

Owned by the Ramsay family, the hotel has recently been refurbished, and I went along to check it out.

We stayed in a twin room. The room was large and the decor was very modern. The room was equipped with all the facilities and the beds were super comfortable. The thing I noticed immediately about the hotel was how clean it was. Our bathroom was large and full with top of the range bathroom fittings.


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The hotel has both the perfect space inside and out for weddings. They cater for 4 different packages of weddings available at the hotel. The gardens outside have children play areas and are perfect for a summer wedding. Whilst we were staying there was a wedding and we saw first hand how tot staff plan or the big day and put a lot of pride in making it unforgettable.

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They have 5-star reviews from those who have experienced their big day here.

The Stair Arms – Food

The restaurant area is a large and art of the newly refurbished area. You can sit in the lunge are however there is plenty of seats in the main area. The staff were really lovely and friendly and offered to give me a substitution for gluten-free options.

The restaurant was so busy! And It made me smile! It was so nice to see people coming from different villages and the city centre to eat in this restaurant.

The menu changes with the seasons and food are locally sourced. Since my last time in Scotland trying Scallops for the first time, I opted for them again. They did not disappoint. We ordered from the specials menu and we also got their own version of chicken parmesan. Except mine came without the breadcrumbs. It was super fresh and the chips were amazing!

I have the say the desert was the best ice cream sundae I HAVE EVER HAD! That is a bold statement, I know. I am a sweet tooth and I love a good dessert.

The Stair Arms get their ice cream delivered from a famous ice cream producer in Musselbrough and they have an ice cream cart at the front of the restaurant. it is perfect for summer. However, for the sundae the used this ice cream and made a Scottish tablet sundae. I had never had a Scottish tablet before and it was the perfect mix.

To check out the wedding packages or book a stay then click here.

*gifted stay, however, opinions are my own



  1. October 24, 2019 / 7:54 pm

    very stylish hotel. I like it a lot !

  2. October 27, 2019 / 7:50 pm

    I really want to visit Edinburgh (and a lot more of Scotland) but I feel like the hotels in the city will be expensive and just not that great quality. This place looks great! The rooms look lush without being dramatic, and any mention of a good breakfast is a win from me!

  3. Erin
    October 27, 2019 / 11:17 pm

    Oh wow the food looks incredible! SO so good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  4. October 28, 2019 / 12:33 pm

    This looks like a lovely hotel – that food looks delicious! I’ve never tried scallops but definitely want to! x

  5. katy gilroy
    October 28, 2019 / 4:38 pm

    The rooms and food all look SO good, I’d love to stay here!

  6. Kayleigh
    October 29, 2019 / 1:29 pm

    Oh my gosh the hotel looks absolutely lush and the aesthetic is just gorgeous, I can see why it is perfect for weddings. The sundae looks like the best part of the meal too if you ask me! x

    Kayleigh Zara| http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

  7. October 29, 2019 / 1:51 pm

    I’ve been wanting to visit Edinburgh for a while now and this hotel looks like the perfect place to stay. However, it was not a good idea to look at these photos of food before lunch – everything looks so delicious and my mouth is watering!

  8. October 29, 2019 / 1:53 pm

    It looks like a lovely hotel, I have to say the decor is right up my street! The food looks delish too 🙂
    Bella x – http://www.theruralsoul.com

  9. Alice Spake
    October 30, 2019 / 10:23 am

    Oh my it looks beautiful! I’d love to visit Edinburgh, maybe one day soon. I’ll have to save this to keep an eye on it for the future xx

  10. November 2, 2019 / 9:49 am

    Oh wow, this looks like a beautiful hotel – it seems like a really special place to stay, perfect for a little hol to Edinburgh. I’ve been dying to go back to Edinburgh so I’ll definitely keep this place in mind for when I do!!

  11. November 23, 2019 / 9:27 am

    As an Edinburgh native, I’m not surprised you loved the ice cream. Luca’s is really well known here for being absolutely the best ice cream, haha! I’m glad you enjoyed it. The Stair Arms looks lovely and so cosy, I’ll have to pop along one day if I get the chance! The rooms look really comfortable!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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