Located in Portobello, in close proximity to the beach, Best Western Kings Manor is a hotel ideal for all kinds of travellers who seek a relaxing retreat in Edinburgh, away from the hustle and bustle of its centre. The hotel features 95 comfortable and well-appointed rooms where smoking is strictly prohibited, as well as some Club Rooms for those guests who want a little extra luxury and comfort. Guests can also enjoy the spa facilities offered at the hotel, as well as the excellent restaurant and explore the magical city of Edinburgh at their own leisure.
Former Monastery Hotel
Initially built in 1840 as a private family house, the building came to the possession of the Anglican church in the 1870s. The Anglican nuns used to reside in it and they also built a chapel in the centre of the property. The mission of the Anglican nuns was to care for young women who were in need, and those women gave back to the convent by building a small laundry business. The building was used as a convent for about 50 years before being sold to another owner and turned into a hotel.
The history of this building began in 1840 when it was first constructed in order to be a private family home. However, during the 1870s, the building came to be owned by the Anglican church and was turned into a convent where nuns and young women in need were residing. Its life as a convent lasted for only 50 years, as it was purchased by a family in the 1950s and turned into "The Milton Hotel". The hotel changed hands one more time until it was bought by its current owners in 1976 and was turned into the hotel that it is today.