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Well, as per usual there is not much to report from this end, as I am working some crazy hours most weeks which des not leave a great deal of time for me to get about to see and do things. But we have a few things planned for the next month or so, including my second 21st party.... Yeah I know its cheeky but my pub is giving me a bar for it so w...
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We stayed at the Holiday Inn Costorphine with our seven month old baby daughter, we took a taxi there which was a rip off, the hotel website failed to mention that the airlink bus stopped right outside and that would have saved us 13 GBP!
Bargain winter break
Stayed here on a winter break rate advertised in the Mail on Sunday, it is about 2 miles from the city centre but it wasn't a problem as the buses are cheap and frequent until quite late.
Now to the hotel:-
Reception staff a little confused, I had phoned up to ask for a front facing room as heard from trip advisor reviews that they are the best for views, was told we could have one but when I arrived they had no front facing rooms available.. Nevermind!
Couldn't fault the buffet breakfast, good selection of cold and cooked items. Pool facilities great, staff very helpful.
The bathroom was spotless but the bedroom carpet and soft furnishings had stains on them and were generally a bit grubby, it could do with a refurb,, but overall it was an enjoyable stay..
Very good functional large hotel with all amenities right next door to the zoo. Room we slept in was overlooking the zoo very clean. We stayed for one night during the Edinburgh Festival... We found it very amusing to be woken up by a dawn chorus of the monkeys waking up. The breakfast were exceptionally large buffet style with the ability of eating as much as you like, we found this excellent for our two teenage children. Parking for the hotel was free and a the local buses runs outside for the City Centre Cost is only 80p adult 60p each way. The swimming pool is relatively small but good for the kids. WE managed to stay at this hotel for £90 for 4 of us breakfast included which we found to be excellent value. This is a big hotel with lots of people milling around. I would stay again even to listen to the monkeys waking up.
We arrived about 8.40pm, there was only one person on the desk who seemed to be answering the phone as well. We waited over 10 minutes to be checked-in (bad start). Our kids wanted to swim so we dropped our bags in our room and took them to the pool (very basic) which was a little on the cool side and the ladies changing rooms could have done with a clean.
We stayed for two nights on Priority Club points. We had no complaints. Staff were friendly and efficient even though both check-in and -out were busy. Staff in the restaurant were also friendly.
stayed at this hotel for one night in march. room was clean, bright and modern and staff were very friendly and helpful. plenty of parking, easy to get a bus or taxi just outside hotel. would recommend this hotel
We booked a family room for three nights stay. The room was very bare. The Carpet was very dirty with loads of stains, The only chair in the room was full of crumbs (cookies i think) and one of the pillows on the bed was stained. I complained at reception and got no where. In the end my husband and i ended up doing an upgrade which cost another £25.00 a night and we had to share our double bed with our son. So our 3 night stay ending up costing us another £75.00 to have a clean room. We did room service on our first night of stay and ended up going out to McDonalds in the end. Our son had a burger from room service which was solid - Microwaved to long. We got a replacement but it was also solid. Would not recommend this Hotel to my worst enemy. The Marriot just done the road from it is Far Far better. Also Travel lodge is very good price and cleaner.
Stayed here on our last night in Scotland. Relatively close to the airport. Its a bit out of the city centre, so I wouldn't recommend as a base for touring the city, but it is very close to the Zoo. Nice clean accommodations. I'd stay here again.
You will not find this on any web site as about two years ago it changed its name to Holiday Inn Edinburgh. Not to be confused with the Holiday Inn North on the North Queensferry Road which is featured elsewhere.
Exec room is a rip off...bring your own slippers and buy a bar of chocolate!
Really fell for the rip off exec room rate online. It consists of a standard room with a sachet of hot chocolate, a bathrobe and some slippers!! Never enough staff at the check in desk to deal with the numbers of people coming in or leaving. I'm still waiting for my bill in the post and I did express check out about a week ago ...excruciating bar prices..OK now the good part...a beautifully firm, ample, comfortable bed, soft white duvet, fabulous views and plenty of parking close to the hotel. I know this sounds pretty lame..but it made me happy ...