Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... more quickly just now. The UK is just not used to sustained higher temperatures and days on end of sunshine, so harder for them to cope with this weather. We had a couple of sprinkles of rain again today but nothing significant. We met Colin and Susan just along the road from our hotel for a very nice Italian dinner. They are a very nice couple and well suited. Hopefully one day they'll come out to NZ one day and we can repay their ...
... They had peacocks, several highland cattle (ugly buggers!) and a very nice local couple that we enjoyed talking to. The house is very old and majestic! The lord and lady who owned had opulent taste for the period -- definitely could see a few day retreat the the Prestonfield Hotel to really step back in time and de-stress!
The food ...
-Britain and Scotland dislike each other. Scotland historically feels bullied by England and that’s perhaps another reason why Scotland is vouching for independence.
-Scotland is having the same problem with Social Security as the US does.
-Scottish people love the movie Braveheart with Mel Gibson! The local actually attributes the Scottish independence movement from that movie! What a bold statement! Although ...
... the 14 June just disappeared and didnt exist.
We have had a great day :-) Tomorrow we are heading south with no booking or destination in mind. We have a day left on our Explorer (castle) ticket so we will visit a couple of castles before we leave Scotland. The weather forecast for parts of England is for really heavy rain so we hope to keep away from that. We will arrive at Anne and Des, Stephens cousin in London on Sunday. Hope the weather has improved
So....... Yeah.......... 11am came quickly the next morning. I had made an appointment at an old school hair dressers (more like a barber shop than a salon = my kind of place). But it is literally just downstairs like in the bottom of the adjacent building so I did not need to leave that much time for travel ;) The shop is awesome, simple one room with chairs and mirrors on either side, and paintd a very bright and fun yellow. The dude had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tigerlily Edinburgh
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.
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
This is a modern hotel with a real good feel to it.
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.
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.
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.