Just off the Royal Mile, between the castle and Holyrood Palace, Hotel du Vin Edinburgh is a convenient and comfortably appointed base from which to explore the Scottish capital. When business calls, there’s free Wi-Fi throughout and you’ll find a quartet of event spaces amid its 47 bedrooms. The largest is Burke & Hare, a high-ceilinged, art-adorned room for up to 26 to sit down in. Adjoining Bedlam has direct access to the hotel’s outdoor terrace, where alfresco dining is an option, and an original domed ceiling as a focal point. The Chef’s Table seats up to eight in a circular room. The Whisky Snug is a laidback space that can get up to 40 people around its open fire for a nip of the good stuff.