First look at historic Edinburgh hotel's multi-million pound makeover

One of Edinburgh's first boutique hotels, The Bonham, has undergone a complete refurbishment thanks to a multi-million pound investment.

By Rosalind Erskine
Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 1:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 1:45 pm
Main pic Bonham Hotel

Following the refurbishment of all 49 bedrooms last year, the public areas of the hotel have also had a makeover with a new bar and the launch of a brand new restaurant – No. 35 at The Bonham. As well as the lobby and library, the snug – which is perfect for private dining and small events – has been fully refurbished to showcase many of its original features including wood panelling and stained glass windows as well as a stunning hand-painted ceiling. Here we take a look at the new look rooms and spaces.

Located at 35 Drumsheugh Gardens, The Bonham Hotel is houses in a beautiful building.
The interiors reference both the architectural heritage of the hotel and the colour palette is complemented with a rich choice of materials, including oak, brass, leather and velvet.

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The lounge follows a similar colour scheme to the bar and offers a place to relax.
No. 35 at The Bonham will serve an eclectic menu with seasonal ingredients and will have deals such as a "boozy snoozy" Sunday lunch.
The snug and library have also had a makeover with interiors from Nigel Howard Creative.
Old buildings tell us where we came from both architecturally and socially, said Bonham owner Richard H. Driehaus. Preserving their beauty enhances our lives, our environments and respects our heritage."
These suites overlook Drumsheugh Gardens on the first floor and have a separate living room as well as a spacious bedroom.
All 49 bedrooms have been renovated, with many original features taking centre stage.
Each suite has a separate living room and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the quiet west-end location.
Many of these rooms many offer views over the city towards the Firth of Forth and Fife beyond.
Douglas Campbell, general manager said: This multimillion pound refurbishment has seen our already stunning hotel transformed into a truly sophisticated property combining modern styling with our original Georgian architecture."