Travelodge Edinburgh West End
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... out thru Glen Nevis and to the lower falls followed by a walk up Neptune's staircase. A trip to Glenfinnian to view the viaduct used in Harry potter films and the monument started well but ended up in rain which sealed the day and we then headed for Inverness. I have driven this road so many times now I could almost do it with my eyes closed. No deer in sight though so that was a bonus. The next day we meandered south again ...
... people about. I eventually found myself back in the old town area, more by accident than design. So I had another look around at the place at night, a bit spooky with all those gothic towers. On my way home I stopped at a kebab shop (and I wasn't even drunk). I had a chicken shawarma (I've never heard of such a thing), turns out it was pretty much a 'make your own kebab' on a plate. Tasty though with some interesting spices. Scotland is often cold grey and ...
... historical stuff. We had a very informative guide who explained the long history of the site – from pre-Roman times through today, as it’s still officially a military installation.
The Tattoo did not disappoint. The show was at 10:30 at night, with the Edinburgh Castle lit up in the background. Near the end was a solo by “The Lone Bagpiper” on the Castle ...
... goods and brothels until the government eventually filled them in to clear the criminals. They were only rediscovered in the 1980s. By then it was dinner time and we walked past a place that did Sunday roasts so we had dinner there. It was so nice to have homely food. After dinner we drove a little bit out of Edinburgh to our campsite for the night. The lady was so lovely. In fact, so far all the Scottish people we've talked to have been so lovely and ...
... day to run the place. It was here that the TV and movie series of Brideshead Revisited was filmed.
Sad to leave York, just loved it,but leaving for Edinburgh today.Had a couple of stops on the way and got to Edinburgh about 5. Entering Edinburgh was like driving down George St in Dunedin It was very drab and the architecture was very severe. We had a Scottish evening arranged for ...
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I recently had the opportunity to chaperone students who performed in the Easter Parade. I was very concerned about the hotel that was booked for a large group that consisted of junior high-high school students. What a surprise upon our arrival at Menzies. I was pleasantly surprised. Throughout our entire stay the staff was very helpful. And, we did have some unusual requests - kids needed to practice their instruments, we needed plastic bags plus wet towels for those who tended to get motion sick on our bus trips, and we had bagpipers and dancers come in for entertainment. The breakfast buffet, which was included, offered a lot of variety. Our room was a double that adjoined a double. It was well appointed and comfortable. The student I was chaperoning had only one problem - the shower is in the tub, and the glass partition is only a partial one - she "flooded" the floor when she took her first shower. I then showed her how to better point the shower head and no more "floods." I am hoping to return to Edinburgh with my husband in October, and I am thinking of returning to Menzies.
We have just returned from a stay at the Menzies Belford and would definately recommend it. We booked direct with the hotel and got a fantastic deal for 2 nights including breakfast and dinner on both nights for a very reasonable rate.
I recently stayed at the Bedford hotel in Edinburgh and was pleasantly surprised when i checked in. The room was lovely and had all the amenities required. Breakfast was great, alots to choose from and service was good. The hotel is lovely and the rooms are nice and warm. We had a relaxing and peaceful stay at this hotel.
I booked this venue with some concern, having never booked over the internet before. We stayed at the venue for a long weeked with our one year old daughter. I was very pleased with my choice. Believe nothing you have heard before about the Scots....
Glad to check out
If this is a 4 star hotel i wouldn't wish to stay in a 3 *. This hotel claims to have been newly refurbished, I find this hard to believe as the window was badly cracked, carpet stained, duvet cover stained, wallpaper torn and only tepid water in for the bath to name but a few problems. For the price they asked and what they say they offer on their web site I was very dissappointed. Certainly not value for money. I'll not be back!
we stayed 4 nights and the place was comfortable and the breakfast terrific. The food and drinks at the adjoining pub/bar (?unrelated although recommended by staff) were both expensive and ghastly. the hotel mistakenly allocated our room to someone else who walked in with his bags whilst we were there which was unnerving. the rooms were very hot and staff didn't let us know until the day before we left that we could get them to fully open windows (after signing a disclaimer if we fell out).
The heat is on!
We stayed in the Menzies as a birthday treat. The staff were friendly and the bar and lounge surroundings were very pleasant. The breakfasts were varied and we wold not have any complaints but for the tropical climate of the room. The windows provided little relief and we were awake all night. We got a fan from reception but still the heat was stifling.
Aside from this we would return to the hotel and found the staff a great credit to the hotel!!!
This was a three night city break arranged as a birthday treat and we weren't disappointed. The taxi driver who took us to the hotel from the airport commented on our good choice of hotel so we were happy that we had chosen a fairly decent one. When we arrived we were greeted warmly and check-in was very easy and efficient. Particularly appreciated the phone call from reception after we had been in our room for a little while to check that it was all to our satisfaction. Reception area, lifts, rooms, in fact entire hotel was spotless, very modern and tastefully decorated/furnished. You can tell it has recently been refurbished with no expense spared. We loved the room. We asked for a quiet room and were delighted with it. Lovely big comfortable bed and ample space for two. Agree with previous comments about stuffy rooms but in my experience unless rooms are air-conditioned hotel rooms are always stuffy. Window opened enough to provide some ventilation though.
The hotel is situated in a brilliant setting for a quiet stay in Edinburgh. It is around a 10-15minute walk to Princes Street with a few brilliant views along the way.
Good hotel but !!
Food excellent but pricey, Drink prices exorbitant, Scottish staff good, room allocation poor (ashtray and smoke smell in a n/s room), rooms too hot (even in January). Reject a room near reception if you want a good nights sleep !!