Kildonan Lodge Hotel
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... it started lightly raining before we went on. As soon as we started it began to pour sheets of rain. The kids were incredible as they sang and danced in the rain. I played guitar and both I and the guitar were thoroughly soaked.
The only time it stopped was when we sang "WALKING ON SUNSHINE", it started right back afterwards.
Anyway we are all having a bonnie time here. Tomorrow we have an easy 1 performance day!
... even managing to squeeze in another visit to my friend (jess) who is living there. So having picked up the extra stuff we had left at Jess' we set off to the airport, all the while exclaiming that our bags were surprisingly heavy this time around. We got to baggage drop and to our surprise both our bags were 25kgs each! No wonder our backs were sore that day, after a quick rearrange between check-in baggage and carry-on we were off to board the plane to the Greek Islands! Hallloooo ...
... to take a random street without any particular direction in mind and started exploring. The first thing I noticed was a cow butt sticking out of a building...so I knew it would be a good city to be in. As we continued, we noticed a very wide variety of architecture, old and new. We've really grown to like this as it gives the cities some depth when you walk through them. The initial walking path took up through the lower parts of the city where ...
... for a weekend. We saw a man named Doc Brown who was very good. Basically a rapper turned comedian, he told a cool story busting out in his own comical raps every few minutes. It was a nice change to a lot of stuff we'd seen. We also got some very high profiled Adam Hill tickets from Liz as she couldn't make it. Tickets for this show had been sold out for weeks in one of the larger venues so we expected amazing things. It was all right. I think a show very much practised ...
... but are they ever?). A woman had been hit by a car in Bowness, this resulted in a traffic jam that was not expected to clear until mid afternoon. It's a good thing we came by boat. Bowness is a quaint village with lots of shops, pubs and tea rooms. We hadn't left enough time to explore it properly and still get to Edinburgh at a reasonable hour. The hills in the Lakes District are beautiful and green. However, because of the weather, they were not at their best. I would ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kildonan Lodge Hotel Edinburgh
Great weekend in Edinburgh
We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel, we could'nt have asked for more, the room was very comfortable and well presented. There is free parking at the back of the hotel which was a bonus, they also had free broadband wireless internet, this was handy as I brought my laptop with me, they also have a computer that guests can use.
Breakfast was good and the staff were very helpful.
I would definately recommend this hotel to other travellers, we would stay here again when we next visit Edinburgh.
Excellent accommodation - give it a try!
We stayed at the Kilodonan Lodge for our 45th wedding anniversary in May 2006 and had a wonderful time - spotlessly clean, fantastic breakfasts and wonderful staff. Give it a try!
Loved Kildonan Lodge Hotel
Our family of four stayed at Kildonan Lodge Hotel in March, 2006 for 2 nights at the beginning of a three-week holiday throughout Scotland and England. We chose this hotel largely as a result of positive reviews on this site, the reasonable price and the location (a quick cab ride to the Royal Mile).
Although we booked a moderate family room, we were upgraded to a lovely large room on the second floor with a four-poster double bed, a single bed and a cot, all decked out in green tartan. The room had a very large bay window overlooking the front so it was very bright, but had blackout drapes that kept both the light and the noise down. The ensuite bath was small but very nice and clean.
We loved relaxing in the parlour every evening after returning from dinner, using the well-stocked honesty bar. Frauke, the day manager, and Sean, the night porter, couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful, and they would happily make us a pot of tea anytime. The dining room was lovely and bright, and we really enjoyed the hearty and delicious Scottish breakfast each morning.
This hotel was a real find and was one of the highlights of our trip.
Superb hotel with that touch of class
Having stayed at this hotel in late november 2005 I didnt even consider anywhere else when it came to my most recent visit to Edinburgh. The staff were a joy and the rooms spacious and tastefully presented. the guests lounge with its honesty bar and warm atmosphere are an absolute joy. The breakfasts are simply outstanding. I look forward to my next visit to Edinburgh, guess where I will be staying.
Wonderful Hospitality in Edinburgh
Stayed here in September 2005, after deciding to spend our 2 weeks holiday at home in Scotland.
Had stayed in Ediburgh at a previous B&B, and although it was wonderful, not central enough. The Kildonan Lodge Hotel was the best of both worlds, with spotless, freshly decorated rooms, crisp linen and a very central location.
Our room was probably one of the smaller, but the price reflected this, and it was well worth the money (still a double with dresser, chair, side tables, coffee area and trouser press, plus ensuite!)
The staff were very friendly and helpful, with a warm welcoming reception, bar to the right, and restaurant to the left. Ample parking on arrival, and easy to find (yet quiet).
The Skerries Restaurant serves wonderful locally produced food, and was out of this world - a great bottle of wine topped off a fantastic meal.
Clearly the great atmosphere had an effect on us, as we decided to get engaged during our visit - what more could you want?!
Would definitely recommend.
We booked in here for 4 nights and left after the first. When we arrived we noticed that bed sheets were dirty and has not been changed from the previous guest. I complained and they were changed immediately. My wife went to take a bath and that had not been cleaned either. We left early the next morning skipping breakfast.
booked in may 05 got there 01/10/05 at 3/o clock laft 3/30pm. terrible four poster room .
Lovely hotel, Excellent food
We stayed here in June 04.
We chose to stay here as my friend and I had graduated that day and we wanted to have a meal with our families. The food in Potters was excellent and the service was wonderful. The staff made us feel really special.
My husband & I stayed the night here, The rooms were very comfortable and quiet.
Would definately go back again!!!
We stayed here with my then Fiancee and he proposed officially in the room with the jacuzzi and the 4 poster bed!!
Lovely room, lovely hotel, bus stop just outside the hotel and not too far into town.
We went to the Italian resturaunt - Juliannos (or something like that) and it was excellent!! Well recommend but fills up real fast so you need to book in advance!!
Hope to come back soon with my now husband!!
A great night to remember!
Very enjoyable stay. Very friendly and welcolming. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Even though it is 1 and 1/2 miles from the centre, there is a bus stop right outside and the buses are regular. Get a day pass - cheap and you can use any bus. You must eat in Potters. The food is top notch and the service is fantastic. My fiance proposed to me there and it was a night to remember. The food, lighting, soft music and attentive staff. I will be coming back!