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Well hello!! Was up at 10 to 4 this morning to head to the airport to start this fantastic little adventure of mine. The panic set in about 15 minutes later when I realised I hadn't printed my boarding pass! My mac would then not recognise it blah blah etc etc etc. Essentially it meant I was completely stressed out, thinking I'd miss my bag drop. ...
Mostly a sea day, as we don't arrive in Edinburgh til after 3 in the afternoon. Breakfast at the buffet again, and then off to the Panorama Lounge for a Meet and Mingle with Cruise Critic people. Sue (duct tape) and Joe, and Joe from Chicago, along with Stephanie. From the crew, Judie the CD and Carl the cruise consultant joined us, with a few others stopping in.
After a delicious pub lunch in the Bar, we went up to the top deck to watch ...
... Also watched some Glastonbury on the TV, this concert is amazing 101,514 people attended. The line up included The Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and sons, Jake Bugg and Rita Ora being a few. Be a fantastic life experience to go but I would need a homing device to get around. I have been up the toon and its certainly becoming very busy, tourists arriving by the bus loads from the International Airport. There are stalls already ...
... she's with us. The entire experience at Cringletie was fabulous. I'm going to have to start coming up with more adjectives to describe things! It was so special of Helen to arrange this for me. The setting, the view and the company were all I could have hoped for, I love sheep. I believe Helen, Dave and I will have a great time during our tour later in the week. Helen doesn't like to think of herself as a common "tour guide" and she prefers to think of her customers as travelers, ...
... That's what happens when people make food for you, I guess. Always knew I preferred that!
To end our trip, we went to bed exceedingly early and then got up at 4:30 in the morning to catch a 5:30am 10-hour bus ride back to London. It was not quite as awful as the first one because I took precautions and wore countless layers. However, it was still not ideal. We finally made our way back to our flat where I immediately embarked on a mission to obtain food. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Herald House Hotel Edinburgh
Oh dear - you have been warned!
What can I say - this was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.
On the plus side the staff were friendly and the breakfast was ok.
However, the hotel is a bit of a way outside the city centre and situated beside a brewery which stinks out the whole area. The room was grotty and the mattress felt as if it was 100 years old. I simply could not sleep. We were on the ground floor, and could hear everything going on on the street outside. To top it all off our room was beside the laundry room with its numerous comings and goings and the world's loudest washing machine.
Don't go here!
Friendly and pleasant staff
Have just had an overnight stay at this hotel. Room a little basic but adequate for the length of time spent in it. Shower and bathroom area was small but overall spotlessly clean.
Brilliant breakfast - food excellent - served by pleasant and friendly staff.
Our twin beds were clean and comfortable although the corridor outside our room was a little noisy late at night with other guests going to bed.
I would have preferred accommodation closer to the city centre but during the Festival found I was out of luck. The Herald House Hotel came up on an internet search and I'm pleased to have found it. I can certainly recommend this hotel for a short stay in Edinburgh.
Perfect for us!
We were lucky enough to get tickets to the live 8 concert at murrayfield and this hotel was situated perfectly for us halfway between the stadium and the city centre.
Our room was nice & clean; the bathroom was small but more than adequate for a 1 night stay.
The breakfast was great.
At £50.00 I think it was excellent value for money and would stay there again
Just got back from Easter holidays and 3 nights at Herald House.
Skankiest hotel ever !!!!!!!!
Oh my god!!! how did we end up at this hotel. Impossible to find. Not near to the city centre at all. Pretty average area. Rooms were poorly decorated and the shower was held on by elastoplast. Dirty tiles in the bathroom and dodgy smell. Nothing like the classy looking hotel on the website. Our advice is not to go to this hotel.
We couldn't have asked for more friendly service...
I chose this hotel purely by chance when looking for enough rooms to accomodate myself and 9 friends. On arrival we found the staff to be nothing but polite ane helpful, no matter how much we pestered them! I would definitely recommend this hotel for price, cleanliness and especially service. We all had a wonderful time in Edinburgh and vowed to come again. The fact that we had only good things to say about the accomodation was a great part of this. Also, Gerry the receptionist was very cute!
We have the luxury of reviewing this hotel after having stayed in two different rooms on two seperate occasions.
Brilliant Little Hotel
My partner and I stayed at the Herald House Hotel and I couldn't wait to offer feedback, as I chose this hotel over another based on the review at this web site. I'm happy to advise that we had a lovely time!!
The staff were most helpful with any queries. The room was clean, neat and comfortable. The best bit was that the location is fantastic, just 10-15 minutes walk from town and if you're feeling a little tired, there's a bus stop about 1 minute away to get you into town. All this with a filling, tasty breakfast to set you up for the day.
I would definately stay there again if visiting Edinburgh!
Fantastic friendly place
Family stayed here and thorougly recommended it. Staff were very friendly and happy to answer all queries. Disagree with above comments on breakfast, lots to eat and served very quickly.
Pity about the breakfast
Cheap but cheerfull hotel, good location but some rooms overlook the brewery. Room was small but at the price okay. could not sit on the john as it was against the shower and the wall, no leg room either side or in front.
Pity about the Breakfast. It was advertised as a full scottish but was a half english. No dumplings, fruit pudding, black pudding or the like.