In need of a long weekend away, we ran away to Edinburgh.
Edinburgh (the capital of Scotland) is somewhere that’s been on my travel bucket list for many years.
Only a three and a bit hour train ride from Liverpool, or six and bit from London, Edinburgh is a fantastic city to escape to for an historical, chilled, cosy, and Harry Potter-centric weekend away.
I will be popping together a ‘what to do in Edinburgh’ guide soon, but for now I simply must tell you about the place we were lucky enough to stay in, Eden Locke.
About Eden Locke
A design-led and lifestyle-luxe Edinburgh aparthotel, Eden Locke is the Locke Hotels’ second business after the incredibly successful launch of their Leman Locke aparthotel in London.
Eden Locke has 72 state of the art arty studio rooms, perfect for both weekend trips and long-haul stays. The renovated Georgian-listed building is a fabulous destination for locals and travellers to sleep, eat, drink and play.
Located on George Street in Edinburgh, Eden Locke is the prime destination for anyone who’s wanting to be situated in the heart of the city.
Everything’s a short walk away, including the main train station, the high street, great restaurants and pubs, Edinburgh Castle, tourist attractions, the list goes on.
You have everything on your doorstep.
As you can already tell by the pictures above, this aparthotel is a DECOR HOTEL OF DREAMS.
Mixing mod with retro, chic with cool, vintage with luxe, and monochrome with sorbet-shade pastels, Eden Locke’s interior is worthy of it’s own Pinterest fan page.
As soon as we walked into our mezzanine suite, we were in awe of the creativity and the craftsmanship of the room. We instantly felt at home (which is exactly how Eden Locke wants you to feel), and we knew we never wanted to leave.
Due to the open-plan living, the room felt incredibly larger than it actually was, and this created an immensely relaxing feel to the space.
With a dynamic, bold and contemporary mix of furniture, the room boasts statement-making mint green sofas; luxurious marble bench-tops and tables; brass/gold fittings – the stair-rail, door handles and light switches were gold, how cool is that?!; a brown 70s looking leather bed head; and a floating wardrobe rail and shelving.
Together they created pure funky harmony.
Although the room was designed and decorated to a T, everything worked so well to create a minimalistic, yet extremely inspiring space.
We also can’t forget to mention the large Georgian-styled floor to ceiling windows, which allowed for the most incredible natural lighting.
I mean… just look at our pictures.
Tim and I could easily have moved into our studio suite at Eden Locke.
The living space takes centre stage in these apartments, and they’re so creatively inspiring you are instantly taken into a world where you have amazing ideas and concepts.
Honestly, Tim and I spent quite a few hours not only doing fun photoshoots in the space, we also sat around the beautiful (must-have) marble table in the kitchen and talked and talked about new ideas for our future. All while chomping on the MOST incredible croissants we’ve ever tasted…. more on this in a bit.
Packed with all your essentials, including a fully-equipped kitchen with GOLD, yes GOLD utensils, dishes, dishwasher, fridge, and a cocktail shaker (I mean how cool?!), a TV, complimentary WIFI, a radio, salted caramel shampoo and conditioner, you’re seriously all set up to move on in.
It is surprising Eden Locke managed to get us to leave.
Okay, the croissants were the best croissants I’VE EVER TASTED.
At the reception area of Eden Locke lies Hyde & Son, which is a fabulous bar, cafe and space where you can go to chill out, drink, and take-away croissants!
We tried the pistachio and jam croissant and the peanut butter and banana croissant, and both were equally delicious.
I’m telling you, these croissants, are unlike any croissant you’ve ever tasted before!
They are MELT. IN. YOUR. MOUTH. FLAVOUR. BOMB. INCREDIBLE.
Boys, I highly recommend for you to head down to Hyde & Son in the morning and bring the croissants and a take-away almond milk cappuccino back to the room for your lady. It’s so beautiful to spend the morning sitting at your marble table, while you take in the Edinburgh city views through the Georgian windows in your Eden Locke apartment.
The Chill Space
Hyde & Son, is the coolest cafe/bar I’ve been to in a while.
If you’re looking for a little environment change from your room, a quick coffee or espresso martini or wine, a delish cake, or as we’ve just talked about, the world’s best croissants, Hyde & Son on the ground floor, is your place to go.
The space not only provides deliciously tempting treats and drinks, they also hold yoga classes on the weekends, and have a regular DJ spinning on Saturday nights, making the Eden Locke experience even more perfect for anyone and everyone.
Never have I stepped foot in a more aesthetically pleasing space.
The modern x retro decor blew me away.
The relaxed atmosphere and minimalistic vibes, chilled me out so much.
The creativity of both our Eden Locke room and Hyde & Son, inspired me like crazy.
The croissants speak for themselves…. Is there a way I can eat these everyday?!
Eden Locke is a fantastic place to stay with your loved one, with family, friends and by yourself.
It’s in the prime location for sightseeing, working, shopping and eating.
It’s fabulously handy if you want to stay in and cook, or if you want to just head downstairs for a night cap and dessert.
I can’t recommend Eden Locke enough… I’ve honestly been telling everyone about our stay here since we visited.
Thanks for having us, Eden Locke. We can’t wait to come back and see you again!
Eden Locke is located 127 George St, Edinburgh, EH2, UK
Editor’s note: We were guests thanks to Eden Locke. However, all words, opinions and creative direction of this article are my own.