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Ranked highest among Edinburgh ghost tours on tripadvisor. I did the 8pm Ghost and Ghouls tour and you need to go with an imagination and interest in history. I have both and whether or not spirits do exist it is still cool to learn of a city's gruesome past and go underground that is virtually untouched …
... prehistoric Scotland, zoology, space travel, world cultures, and technology. I know what I’ve said about museums, and particularly, about being museumed-out. But, this museum was exceptional, and worth the hours spent there.
Afterwards, we were tired, and stopped at an inviting restaurant recommended by a shopkeeper. From the minute we stepped inside, we knew it was the right choice. Both building and patrons were cheery-looking. The beer ...
... were some tech issues( A light blew and needed to get changed) that needed attending. The venue took care of it and we proceeded to do our show, once again the cast was solid and the performance was very good. We also had the audience laughing and cheering along. The cast was exhausted at the end and Tom was actually light headed. We got him some fluids and he was fine.
I think that is all for today. Tomorrow we await the arrival of ...
... Mothers garden was very close by so, I said I would meet them and walked quickly over to it. Lovely area developed in her memory! And here there were flowers blooming. So lots of photos. Walking back toward the entrance I came unexpectedly upon the demonstration gardens - vegetable gardens. It was still misting so didn't loiter and but got lots of pictures and especially of different trellising. Met up with my peps, and we let Mom know we were going to a cool place to ...
I realized I was hungry again and finally looked at the time, it was 5:30pm!! I lasted the whole day! so I stopped at this awesome place called 'Mums comfort Food' which is on the way home. Totally 50's decor, simple food, bangers and mash, skirlie (Scottish savory oats and onion dish), pot pies and burgers. I like that they had signs around saying things like 'absolutely no preservatives'. Good stuff. By this time I was exhausted, with not that much sleep, a wee bit of a hangover, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewseasyHotel Edinburgh
I would love to have rated this 5stars to help boost it rating on TA, but Im being honest. Easy Hotel is a good chain of hotels that put clean modern rooms in central safe locations for typically less than $50/night.
On Princes St New Town halfway between Waverley and Haymarket
10-15minute walk to Royal Mile or Calton Hill
Safe Area, Always people walking on main shopping thoroughfare and whenever the trams are finished it even be better.
Quiet night sleep, you can control heat/ac unit too.
It's not a bad hotel for the budget conscious, but if you want something on the Royal Mile with all the other tourists this might be out of the way. This is literally halfway between New Town,
Booking early is recommend for best deal, I paid 19GBP cheapest in Edinburgh that wasn't a hostel dormitory. Even if you add early check in, wifi, television it will still be cheapest.
Only has a vending machine and coffee machine, but has vouchers daily for discounted full Scottish breakfast at Ryan's a block over to the west end which was very good.
Not the best at going out of their way, mainly only 1 person there 24hours for simple questions, check in/out, security. Not rude, just not the best.
They are small and probably best for solo travelers or a backpacking couple. Not for families or romantic couple getaways.
Small rooms with windows look out the back, Standard rooms have window overlooking Princes St front and Edinburgh Castle. This is key to remember, I was a bit bummed out. Then you walk out the front door and see it anyway.
Beds and pillows can be too flat and soft for most, I enjoyed my sleep through the night.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.