Boutique Hotel Refurbishment Projects

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Posted on 13 Dec 2020 by Colin Napper

Boutique Hotel Renovations Services

A recent hotel refurbishment project undertaken by our team in Edinburgh, Scotland was No6 West Coates Hotel formerly the “The Old Raj Hotel”.

Boutique Hotel Renovations

The project

A 17-bedroom hotel situated on the edge of Edinburgh city centre in EH12. The lease was sold with the property owners looking for a leaseholder to put substantial capital investment into the property. Previously an Indian themed hotel the property had not seen much interior investment over the years.

Main Scope

  • Complete Internal Decoration
  • New Furniture through out all bedrooms & dining areas
  • New Kitchen
  • New Carpets
  • Modernisation of guest access to a full self service check in and guest access.
  • Health & Safety Certs
  • External repairs to roofing, windows, guttering, gardens, Fire exit stairwell and signage.


What made this project particularly challenging was that the entire project had to take place during Covid 19 and the challenges this brought with delivery of furniture and fixtures delayed. As a result of this works took place around guests staying and the property bringing in a revenue line. The inspection report by the surveyor didn’t outline the full workings of the gas boiler system, this with an already tight budget meant fixtures has to be secured at the best possible rates.


During a very challenging period the Boutique Hotel Renovations property was transformed into a unique boutique hotel with modern fixtures set within its original Victorian structure. The hotel now averages 9 out of 10 in reviews and was all achieved on a tight budget.

Your Project

If you have a boutique hotel refurbishment project that you need help with then the team at Short Term Property Management would be delighted to speak with you.

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