Norton House Hotel & Spa

Amy Lindsay
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Why We Love It

  • Set in 55 acres of grounds, 20 minutes’ drive from central Edinburgh
  • The 3-Rosette restaurant is “a destination in its own right
  • The spa scores five bubbles from The Good Spa Guide
  • Rooms come with free bottled water & Wi-Fi access

"This is a nice place to mix it up" -- The Good Spa Guide

Map & Directions

The hotel is only 10 minutes by car from Edinburgh Airport. Free car parking is available on site and a taxi between the airport and the hotel will cost no more than £10. From Edinburgh city centre, the hotel is a 20-minute drive. Alternatively, the journey from the city centre will take a little under an hour by the number 12 or X12 bus and it costs £1.50 for a single ticket.

Rooms & Rates

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Surrounded by 55 acres of grounds, Norton House is an elegant country manor on the outskirts of Edinburgh, 20 minutes from the city centre by car. You can also hop on a bus, which runs into Edinburgh and then on to Leith -- it stops right outside the hotel. The location is also very convenient for the airport and Edinburgh Zoo, both 10 minutes’ drive away.

Having held its 3 AA Rosettes for nine years, Ushers restaurant is a fine-dining Edinburgh favourite. As The AA Restaurant Guide says, “everything looks beautiful on the plate -- and it certainly doesn't disappoint in the eating either”. There’s also a brasserie for modern Scottish fare, and light bites are available in the Conservatory Lounge or Drawing Room (10am-10pm). Even the cooked-to-order full Scottish breakfast is a treat, but save some room for afternoon tea -- the hotel is lauded for its crumbly scones, homemade tarts and finger sandwiches.

The hotel also has an excellent spa, awarded five bubbles by The Good Spa Guide. It is situated just across from the 19th-century mansion and has its own tranquil Zen garden. Try out the sauna, steam room or experience showers or book in for a treatment -- there is a long list of facials, massages and wraps. Those looking for more of a workout can use the gym or turn a few laps in the 18-metre indoor pool. Guests can stroll across in their robes, or there are changing rooms on site.

Chic rooms have sleek furniture, Art Deco style and contemporary prints on the walls. Free Wi-Fi access is provided across all room types and you’ll find free bottled water in the fridge. Upgrade to an Executive Room or suite for superior in-room amenities, including a TV in the bathroom.

From the press:
  • "For those who like to take their relaxation with invigoration, this is a nice place to mix it up" -- The Good Spa Guide
  • "Only a Hot Stone's throw from Edinburgh, Norton House perfectly blends traditional Victorian elegance with modern luxuries" -- Harper’s Bazaar



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children under 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children up to the age of 2. Extra bed available on request, in the Executive Rooms, free of charge for children up to 12.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Ushers Restaurant is open from March to December, Wednesday to Saturday, evenings only. It closes on Christmas Day and reopens in February, Friday & Saturday, evenings only.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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