Quality Hotel Edinburgh Airport
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... that, in the dark, decided to cab it for 8 pounds. Teviotdale House is super cute. The neighborhood bars were no longer serving food, so we went to this pizza/fries/haggis/kebab place and ate our pizza standing up. Hey,..whatever works! Then we had a glass of wine at Leslie's Bar, a lovely old bar built in the 1890s.
Lots in store today, so I better get moving! More pics to come.
... tour. It turns out that Edinburgh is an anecdotal city. The Deacon Brodie pub and cafe is named after a locksmith who robbed most of Edinburgh's noblemen to fund his drinking habit and then led his own investigation. Jekyll and Hyde is based on this upstanding citizen. We wondered through the graveyard where J. K. Rowling used to push her baby's pram and admired various gravestones with names such as Thomas Riddle, Weasley, McGo****l and Crookshanks. ...
... the two of us stuffing Christopher's car full of our luggage this time, which made it a little more comfortable, anyway.
After the inevitable tearful farewells, Chris kindly dropped us off at Inverness airport, where we picked up our hire car which is to be our chariot for the rest of our holiday; a sleek, shiny, black Peugeot 308. We were slightly jipped by the booking company that we had used, as they quoted us a suspiciously good deal. I had read the ...
... stuff. Dave and I did take a guided tour of the castle and as soon as that was finished, we found out a bagpipe band would be playing in one of the courtyards. Thankfully, the rain seemed to hold off a little for their performance and it was great to hear them in this kind of setting. We grabbed a bite to eat the. the sun came out and it actually warmed up as we went on a tour of Argyll's Lodging which is a 16th townhouse owned by the 9th Earl of Argyll. We had ...
... season starts. I think quaint is the word I'm after. Anyway it's also homely in the sense that while I was using the Internet downstairs one of the other guests took her dog for a walk (via reception), i assume he is allowed to stay here too :) Anyway after a late dinner it was time for tv in bed, something we will miss when we leave the English speaking countries! Tomorrow morning we are going to go on a huge walk after breakfast to this beautiful lighthouse before we catch the ferry at ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Quality Hotel Edinburgh Airport
We had a 6 am flight from Edinburgh to Gatwick and had to stay at an airport hotel. There are 2 only... The Hilton and the Quality Hotel...
Booked online through airports own website and got a great rate for overnight stay with breakfast and 15 days parking included in the price. We had an extra 6 days added at a minimal cost of £3GBP per day - bargain.
Stayed at this hotel for two nights with my boyfriend. Got a rate of £80.25 each for two nights bed, breakfast and evening meal. On the down side shower in our room was not working, room was small and dark. We were told our rate allowed us to spend £18.50 each for dinner, and a set menu was in place. The food was lovely, however the fixed menu apparently runs for six months at a time leaving you with no choice, so we choose from the a la carte menu and paid the extra. Our steaks were £18.50 with everything. The staff are very friendly, and when I complained about the shower the first evening, I was told it would be looked at. On the second morning, I asked again and was moved to a most beautiful room, which really pleased us. It made all the difference to our stay. The hotel only serve breakfast until 9.30pm, it would have been nice if 10am was available, as a lie in was out of the question. Overall I would stay here again. the courtesy bus runs very 20 mins, and was most efficent. To go into the town centre, we got the courtesy bus to the airport, then bus 100 into town, which cost £5 each return.
We stayed overnight at the Quality Hotel prior to flying to Switzerland next day.
We stayed at the Quality Hotel in Edinburgh simply because it is less than a mile from the Edinburgh Airport and we had a very early morning flight out. The room was dated but clean. The shower was "dodgy" as reported by other reviewers-way too hot/then way too cold without any adjustment to the controls. Apparently this facility is undergoing renovations/rehabbing soon-there were displays of new carpeting/paint chips/line drawings of the "new rooms" in the lobby. Did not get a chance to utilize the restaurant on the premises. Staff did fulfill our request for additional towels in the bath within 1 hour. Hotel did have shuttle to airport on time and ready when we needed it. Would recommend to early morning travelers. I am not sure I would stay there on an extended stay in Edinburgh. Since it is close to the airport you are at least 6-8 miles from the city center, Princes Street, or the Royal Mile. If you are traveling on a budget and don't want to spend Marriot or Hilton prices to be close to the airport, then this hotel will do.
OK, this is a good value hotel, but why do they permit smoking in every public area? This is one of the worst hotels I have ever been to for ignoring non-smoking customers.
My company has this hotel on it's list of prefered hotels and I am requesting that it is removed until the smoking issue is resolved.
Great hospitality at Edinburgh Airport
Well I am amazed at the reviews I've already read. What a mixed bag! I have visited and stayed at the hotel many times. Erratic - no. Variable service - no. Welcoming - yes. Hospitality - superb. Value for money - best anywhere near the airport. A hard act to follow - in a difficult market oft characterised by tired, impatient, anxious travellers.
And a good out of city base for exploring the best of Edinburgh - with good trnsport links to avoid the ardour of driving in Edinburgh traffic.
I highly recommend the hotel. Enough said!
Unreliable courtesy bus
The hotel is proud of its free courtesy bus shuttle to the airport - we waited four times up to half an hour until the shuttle arrived. That was especially annoying on the day of departure when nobody could find the driver and we had to catch the train.
Employees are not really friendly, rather uncommitted - average hotel staff.
The rooms are ok, although the shower is a bit dodgy.
Very convenient for the airport
My husband and I have stayed at the Quality Hotel Edinburgh Airport twice, because it is so convenient for the airport, reasonably priced and has a complimentary airport shuttle. The rooms are fairly standard chain-hotel rooms, but they're clean and well furnished. Breakfast in the restaurant is expensive, though, so if it isn't included in your room rate, you might want to go elsewhere for food.
We stayed on a special dinner/bed and breakfast rate advertised in the national newspaper. What a fabulous value!Lovely restaurant staff and lovely food.Dinner was great.The waitress very helpful and friendly.One or two of the reception desk staff a bit dour but ok. Rooms at the front of the hotel overlook the runway but we encountered no noise.Room well decorated and comfortable and the bathroom was spotless and great.
Good courtesy bus service to/from the terminal and would recommend the hotel to anyone wishing a nice place to stay before(or after)flying.