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Today we took the Red Tour Bus around Edinburgh. We saw all the sights New Town, Old Town, Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, National Museum of Scotland (we are now completely museumed out!!), Palace of Holyrood House used by the Queen when in Scotland, Our Dynamic Earth (a museum about the beginning of the world), the railway station which is mostly …
... fine if I had an outlet in my room but there is not even one. So I have to sit in the lounge and charge it. I guess being on the iPad listening to music and using it doesn't speed up the process. Well it's 12:45 am and I'm only at 30%2525252525252525 so I'm heading to bed. Day 7 I decided to get up and check out the Scottish national museum. 5 floors of everything you can think of, after doing the first floor I thought I was going to fall asleep. But getting through the 2nd ...
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We arrived early to the majestic, commanding Edinburgh Castle sitting upon its rock, looking out over all of Edinburgh, new & old. What a thrill it was for us to be at the location of our beloved annual TV event of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. We’ve watched it for so many years; it was great to finally be here, even if we don’t get ...
... success at last!). Tomorrow will be my last day in Edinburgh.
11 Aug. 27 - Saturday
Today is my last day in Edinburgh, and I don’t have a lot of touring planned. This will be a good opportunity for a “housekeeping” day, which will include charging Camera batteries and other gadgets, catching up on E-mails and internet work, getting some laundry done and getting my Backpacks somewhat loaded for the trip tomorrow. In the ...
... we didn't get free drinks because of our last name, but we at least had a nice time speaking with the owner for a while about all of the wonderful places to visit in Scotland.
Our second day included the National Museum of Scotland (with the Lewis Chessmen...so cute!), lunch at the Elephant Room (where J.K. Rowling got her start with the Harry Potter books), the other half ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Edinburgh Centre
We stayed at the Novotel purely for the fact that it was a new hotel providing leisure facilities, that was a short walk form all the sights.
I went to this hotel in November 2004 and was really impressed with the hotel. I was travelling with my boyfriend and friend so there were three of us, to make it cheaper we shared a room and they put in a sleeper bed for my friend, which was just like a normal bed. The rooms are spacious, clean and modern, the toilet was just as superb, with the toilet being seperate from the bathroom - perfect for the 3 of us!
We stayed here with a couple of friends for two nights over the Easter holiday period. I had checked it out on tripadvisor and the results showed it as a good place to stay. It's a 10-15 minute walk to Princes Street which takes you past the rear of the castle. Location suited us well.
was really impressed with the novotel on the whole. our room was on the fifth floor and we were very lucky to see the castle from our room. Our room was very big - 2 long hall ways in it and windows across the length. the room was very clean. Fitness area was nice - a small pool but enough for a quick dip. One gripe is the parking - we couldn't get into the car park that charges £6 per exit which means that as we didn't use our car for 2 days, this is all it would have cost. Instead we were shown to another car park that cost us over £20 for the two days.
Apart from the little gripe, it's a very modern hotel and one you'll really like - we booked on expedia and found this the cheapest.
A good deal
A good choice for a weekend away and would be OK for business travellers as well.
Rooms fairly compact but smart and functional modern design.
Best thing about the hotel is its indoor pool, sauna and steam room plus gym. This made it a great place for a winter break - when the weather got too bad for wandering around the city it was great to go back to the hotel and relax in the pool.
Location pretty good too - about 3 minutes' walk from the Grassmarket where there is a good choice of bars and restaurants, including "Le Petit Paris", which serves some really fantastic food.
Excellent value for money
Stayed at this hotel for one night Saturday 6th March 2005. Booked 2 rooms, one twin for 2 people and one double for 2 people with a 13 year old child who went free including breakfast. If any criticism it would be having to queue for a table for breakfast at 10am.
They have a small underground cark park which we were lucky enough to get in for £6.
Lesuire facilities were very good but you had to go to reception and fill in forms before you could use them.
Having stayed in several 4* hotels in Edinburgh this is one of the best for value for money and would stay there again.
Girls weekend away!
We spent 2 nights at this hotel in January 2005. We stayed in a twin room, which had fantastic facilities, was very modern, the shower was powerful, the room was very clean and we each had a 4ft bed each which was appreciated. We would stay in this hotel again if we came back to Edinburgh. The location of the hotel meant that all the wonderful food we ate in Edinburgh was walked off with little guilt felt!!
I stay away in Hotels on business quite a lot and can say without hesitation that I could not fault this hotel.
Just back from a fantastic break in Edinburgh. Stayed at the new Novotel, what a great place deluxe bedrooms, restaurant and bar but the best of all is the swimming pool that can be seen from the hotel lobby, watch out other Edinburgh hotels you have competition big style.
Sited near the grassmarket, this new hotel is fine for that area. Princes St is 15-20 mins away. Decor is nice, rooms clean and modern..has small pool and a steam room. The staff appear to be french, although this is not a bad thing. Breakfast is usual self service so eat as much as you like- it's nice! No problems encountered.