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... between the fields were ditches and hedgerows, now they become dry stone walls. The further you travel into Co. Galway, the smaller the fields become until you reach Connemara. Here the whole landscape becomes a patchwork of tiny plots of land with the dry stone walls the thread that binds them. It is the same all along the Western seaboard from Donegal in the north to Cork and Kerry in the south. For many visitors to Ireland, their abiding memory of the scenery is not ...
... have arrived in the middle of 4 festivals in Edinburgh. The Fringe Festival - lots of street performers, the Military Tattoo - sold out, the Edinburgh International Book Festival (yes please) and the International Festival which has lots of stuff including a harpsichord recital, movements (!), dance, theatre, opera, ravishing recitals and much, much more (according to the blurb). Very cultured here at the moment! We went to the Information ...
Interesting drive from the airport to our accomodations...We are not in kansas anymore...Oh my Accomodations very nice. Grocery store so different from Canada. Ate supper at our first pub and it was great. Now time to relax and go to sleep which we all need. ...
... a holiday experience. I had at least 4 layers of clothing on plus a thick jacket but your face was still cold. I even put gloves on in desperation of keeping a bit warm. We had about 90 mins of viewing time . It the weather conditions were better it would of made a huge difference. Our bus was waiting at the bottom to take us to our next excursion of the day. Britannia Yacht. Our visit was to see the old Britannia Royal Yacht. It is now sitting ...
I'm still a bit in my foodie mood after yesterday's heavenly sushi, so why not share with you some of my cooking adventures? Let's say 'adventure' is the appropriate word in my perspective for I've always been as talented in cooking as I am in for ...
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Convenient location, close to the centre. Had to spend our first night there as there was no availability at the hotel we had booked for the 2 following days, but it was ok for the money. No problem to leave our bags locked at a designated place, after checking out for a few hours. The Indian restaurant on the basement was very good, too.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCairn Hotel Edinburgh
Historical Traveler Reviews Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
No better in July
Everyone in our tour group all had major problems with this hotel. They are STILL refurbishing and the whole front of the hotel is covered with scaffolding which may be holding the place up! It was grubby and I could not open the window since it was nailed shut. My bed was OK but others said they had really bad beds. Breakfast was in a dingy basement room. This whole Cairn chain seems to have problems.
Arrived at the hotel to find our booking had been messed up the receptionist tried to make out that this was our fault, not a great welcome or start.
Hallo liebe Reisende,
das Cairn Hotel war mit Abstand die widerlichste und ekligste Unterkunft in den 2 Wochen Urlaub.
Igitt. In den Betten waren noch Haare der/des Vorgänger/s. Das Bad war nur nach Versprühen einer ganzen Flasche Desinfektionssrays zu betreten, gescheige denn hier auch nur was zu berühren.
Die langen muffigen, stinkigen Flure/Korridore waren auch "etwas" verwirrend. Ganz zu schweigen von der Horde besoffener Engländer, die dafür sorgten, dass man erst garnicht an die Rezeption herankam. Bäähhh...
Arrived Friday 2.30 pm. Reception quite friendly. Warren like corridors to the musty smelling lower levels. Late November and no heating switched on in the small damp grubby room.Freezing. Turned on radiator in room and heating started working. No heating in en-suite. Turned on radiator, not working. Inform reception who sent someone to sort it. Nothing wrong with it, the boiler must be off. Two hours later, no heating, inform reception, nothing done. Sme again after another two hours. Almost froze to death in shower. Ask reception for extra blankets. Sorry the hotel is full and you can only have one. (One blanket for twin beds??)Complained to manager, and later by letter to Cairn, and was more or less told I was a liar.Wrote again but have had no reply.
Hated it nightmare
i travelled with 60 other people as my primary 7 school trip i was 11 at the time we all though the hotel was terrible their was 3 of us per room my and 2 of my best friends were lucky cauz we had the back door room 107 or 108 bottom floor so we could go outsid ethe shower wouldnt go off it was a really maky hotel we were half board i would of rather not eaten the food was so bad hardly any of the phones worked 2 of our others friends were next door so quite often they climbed out of their window and came into our room i hated the hotel very enjoyable trip spoiled by a hidously horrible hotel
Nice friendly staff
i found this hotel to be clean and comfortable, the staff were very helpful and friendly, excellent value for money
Basic, clean and friendly
Stayed at the Cairn for a weekend during the Edinburgh Festival. Location is great - short walk to everything and lots of restaurants very nearby.
Hotel is old, basic, but our room was clean - although on the lower ground level so no view - and not much light either!
Staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was okay too.
Overall a cheap and cheerful base to stay in this fantastic city.
The worst of the worst
without a doubt the worst hotel of our trip - totally disappointed - to find our room was like going through a maze of long corridors and many doors - rooms were dirty and small - i would best describe this hotel as a dump and would not reccomend it at all