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... we had our room keys we went to the 3rd floor and found our room which is quite a change from the Royal Horseguards. This hotel is more run down, our room is tiny but we have two windows in a turret which gives us a panoramic view. There is no air conditioning and only one window would open about 6". Larry propped the other one open with a tea mug. Even though it is much cooler here in the 70s, it was still stuffy.
We had ...
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Different layout to this one. The bedroom is downstairs with an adjoining bathroom - no more going down the stairs in ...
... NOT wanted me to be somewhere quite like this town." We awoke the next morning dry (although our clothes certainly weren’t) and rested. After grabbing breakfast downstairs (and, I have to say, the hostel provided some good, affordable options), we headed off into the city for a walking tour. The tour wound throughout the Royal Mile (the area surrounding Edinburgh Castle). On this tour, we also hear the first of two origins for the phrase "s***-faced drunk" (the ...
... just oozes history. I arrived at the castle just as it was opening for the day, there was a queue of about 20 people so I joined in. I ended up spending a good couple of hours there going through all the displays and reading the various plaques. There were quite a few guided tours going through so I surreptitiously snuck on the back of a couple to hear what the guide was saying. The castle really is a focal point of Scottish history over the past 500 ...
... in so put my stuff in a locker and watched the end it the rugby game.
Meet this guy called Parker so we went to the walking tour together. He was quite nice, from America. We meet to girls from French Canada. They had just meet at their hostel. We walked around with them, got lost at the first bit of the tour then found the guy. He was really interesting and knew so much. We walked up the royal mile to the castle then to the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tigerlily Edinburgh
Mostly great, but too much noise
My husband and I have just got back from Tigerlily and mostly we found it to be a great place. The location is good in the middle of the New Town, reception, bars and restaurant all look great, and our room was similarly fabulous. We had a mini-suite on the 1st floor (room 2) which was actually recommended by the receptionist as being the best room when we called to book- and it really was lovely. Very large with high ceilings as it was in the original Georgian part of the hotel - huge and very comfortable bed - and minimal trendy bathroom.
You get an iron and board, hairdryer, straighteners, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, White Company toiletries including shampoo and conditioner, bathrobes and slippers, I-Pod, DVD/CD player and plasma screen in your room. Its worth pointing all this out as their website doesn't really tell you. You can also borrow DVDs from reception. Everything is of a really good quality and for the most part our room was pretty quiet.
Until the 2nd night...when I'm not sure what happened! We were right above the bar and on the first evening we didn't hear anything although they do play music. There is a club in the basement but no-one else who has posted a review seems to have had any trouble with noise - maybe we were just unlucky with the position of our room? Anyway, you could hear the bass at 1am but it wasn't too bad, at 2am they must have decided to crank it up because it was too loud to sleep. It was a Tuesday night so I guess a weekend would be worse! I just wish they had thought of this when they decided to put a club in there - surely noise is a really key issue for any hotel? I'd like to point out that my husband and I are young and not adverse to clubbing, but we'd come for a nice romantic weekend....
I guess my message is, don't stay in room 2 or room 1, which was right next to ours. And if you stick to that rule, you'll have a great time.
Had a great night at Tigerlily. Have been there quite a few times to sample their fabulous cocktails but my husband surprised me with a stay over. The room was in the old part of the building, beautiful high ceilings and lots of unexpected extras such as The White Company products in the bathroom, candles and lights you could dim 'til your hearts content. The furnishing and finishing of the room was excellent. If you can't get booked for dinner try Time for Thai round the corner and if the bar gets too busy just get room service to deliver your Lavender and Chocolate Bellini and sit in your big comfy armchair with your fire switched on and listen to the music on the ipod they so kindly provide pre-loaded with great music (or bring your own). Breakfast was not included in the price, but the receptionist said she would throw it in for the price we had paid for the room. Whilst it was a lovely gesture you would think at £245 a night they could just include it. Service at Breakfast was very very slow but as we were in no hurry to leave it wasn't much of a problem. I would thoroughly recommend it and would love to stay again.
JUST TH BEST
we have just had the most amazing weekend at tigerlily. we have seldom had a better time in the uk. the hotel is truly superb, the staff spot on and the food (including breakfast ) fantastic. the room we had really had everything you could ever want, the fire, plasma and a very very commfy bed!!!. we felt like we never wanted to leave. the weekend was rounded of by us having a boogey in the very stylish club (lulu) downstairs. we have already booked to go again.
Simplement le meilleur
Nous venons de passer le plus merveilleux weekend au Tigerlily. Nous n'avons jamais passé de si bons moments au Royaume Uni. L'hôtel est vraiment superbe, le personnel impeccable et la nourriture (y compris le petit déjeuner) était fantastique. La chambre avait tout ce dont on avait besoin et un lit très très confortable !!! On ne voulait plus partir. Pour couronner le weekend, on a dansé le boogy dans la boite branchée (lulu) juste en bas. Nous avons déjà réservé pour revenir.
Great Girlie Weekend !!
Went on a girlie weekend to Edinburgh and we had booked 3 rooms in Tigerlilly. We had a fab time and all thought the rooms were of a very high standard, with wee touches that you would not expect to find in a standard hotel room. Each of the rooms we had were different, so had fun having a nosey round them all!
The only downside was that we could not eat there for dinner which meant that we had to leave for dinner and then come back as we wanted to have some cocktails in the bar and dance the night away in the club. The one consolation was that we didn't have to stand in line to get back in.
We would all go back and some of us with our other halfs for a romantic night or two away
Superb, buzzing hotel - well worth a visit
This is a modern hotel with a real good feel to it.
Public areas are alive throughout the day and evening; and there is a real buzz to the place.
At a room rate of £175 I thought that, for a modern 4 star hotel in central Edinburgh, this represented excellent value for money. I think I had the lowest price option - described as a 'Luxury Double' - which was surprisingly large.
It had all the mod-cons, as well as some very nice touches such as an iPod and umbrella (very useful!) for use during your stay.
My experience was completely different from one of the earlier reviewers. I thought the staff were young, enthusiastic and very, very professional.
Do book in advance if you want to eat in the restaurant. However, if you are on your own and want to eat in your room it is good to know you are able to choose from the full restaurant menu and not just the rather limited room menu.
I stayed on business, though definitely plan to return with my wife when I get a chance ... well worth a visit.
Tigerlily Hotel : Style and Substance
Stayed at the Tigerlily for a longweekend in Edinburgh. It was love at first sight. For me and my style junkie friends it was a perfect mix of comfort and cool. The whole place shimmers and buzzes...a true flower in the garden that is Edinburgh. Loved the loaded ipods, roomy baths, fabulous (and long) ingenious cocktail menu. Only downside was a limited and not too fabulous room service menu, but there are loads of restaurants nearby, so that really should not put anyone off. Great Location one block from Princes Street means shopping and sightseeing a mere stones throw away. I would go back in a heartbeat.
TigerLily lives up to its reputation
Just got back from a two day visit to the Tigerlily. Stayed in a double room on the second floor. No view!! Room was extremely well appointed all mod cons - spotless clean. What I liked the most about the hotel was the staff. NOT ONE SURLY FACE in two days. The reception staff were exceedingly helpful and friendly and couldnt be faulted.
Down side, For £175 per night I would have expected a continental breakfast at least included in the cost. We did have a breakfast on the first morning, again well presented but nothing to write home about, and it was luke warm and expensive
Edinburgh as a whole is a beautiful and vibrant city but be aware its very very expensive in the new town. We paid on average an additional £2.50 - £3.00 more for the price of two drinks than we would have done at home.
Splendid and cutting-edge cool
On the same day I find myself compelled to post reviews of both the best and worst places I have ever stayed, the latter seeming all the more dreadful by its comparison with the former. This, however, is the good one.
We booked this for a romantic weekend away and it was spot on; the room was fantastic, very big, beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and refreshingly modern with just a slight quirkiness to add interest.
The bed was delightful, the shower room huge, the LCD tv with DVD player and iPod a great touch. The large windows and high ceilings added to the airy feel of the room to the extent I instantly felt remorseful we'd only booked it for one night.
The food was also excellent, both the lunch and breakfast. Its popularity as a bar/restaurant bears testament to its standard as the small number of rooms means it needs to be competitive and can't rely simply on residents.
I found the staff to be very friendly, chatty and helpful and so, in short, especially if you're a young couple - I simply couldn't recommend a place more highly.
Tigerlily is beautiful
There is nothing much to see outside Tigerlily, It looks like just another really busy bar on George Street. We were there on a Saturday night and the bar was jumping. If I hadn't already booked i might not have stayed but I am so glad I did. Entrance to the hotel is through the bar - if you arrive late skip the queue and let the doorman know you are staying at the hotel. Reception staff were welcoming and efficient.
Once in the lift we left the noise of the bar behind and the hiddenTigerlily showed her true colours. Our massive room was beautifully decorated and furnished. There was no bath in the ensuite but a great shower. The huge bed with egyptian cotton bedding was one of the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept in and the air conditioning meant a comfortable night.. The room was equipped with a pre-loaded ipod with speakers, a cd player and a plasma tv on the wall. A comfortable seating area (two couches) meant the room was as functional as a suite in other hotels. The minibar was well stocked. Although above a bar we were not disturbed by noise.
We didn't dine in Tigerlily but breakfast was great. Served in one of the bar restaurant areas, there was no sign of the previous nights revelries - good, efficient housekeeping. The choice was good and so was the food. Throughout our stay staff were helpful and efficient.
This is a real find and we will return (many times).