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... different airport than me. We said our goodbyes and I walked to the bus stop. The bus took me directly to the airport. Heathrow is without a doubt the best airport I have flown out of. They really have their act together. I found my gate, boarded, and settled in for another 8 hours on a plane. I sat next to a lovely elderly couple from center city who just returned from Malta. I watched the movie "Place Beyond the Pines" which was pretty good, and fell asleep. I attempted to eat ...
... It has been the site of many famous battles in Scottish history. Inside there were a number of exhibitions including a war museum and the crown jewels of Scotland. We also saw the site where the famous military tattoo is held.
The Mary King's close was an interesting piece of history. The city of Edinburgh was originally contained within city walls. As the space was limited within the walls, people were encouraged to build upwards, and some of ...
... I can hear the collective groans as my friends reply….”only for the past 19 years:! Next week her Mom, Janette and “other aunt” Susan arrive for a 2.5 week holiday with us and we will head up to the Highlands by train and then continue to explore by bus and train Edinburgh and surroundings. We four have holidayed together before and have always had a great time….lots of laughs. I’m expecting my sister-in-law, ...
... she's an excellent driver.
We were dropped off in the misty centre of Reykjavik, at the bus terminal, and walked for 15 minutes before finding our hostel and checked in. We met with Ingi, one of the brothers who owns and runs the hostel in a converted townhouse, and he was lovely. He showed us round, was very inquisitive about us and what we wanted to see and do whilst we were visiting the country, and he gave us some ...
... upscale shops and restaurants. It was a beautiful morning and a great way to get a feel for the bustling city. We went about as far as St. Catherine' Square before heading back toward the Royal Mile where we scoped out prices for cashmere scarves and Harris Tweed. They have some really cute bags and overcoats that Mom had been eying.
Nikki and Dad made it back around noon, picked up Grandma and Grandpa, and we all ...
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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.