TripAdvisor Reviews Dean Hotel Edinburgh
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... down time.
From the pub it was back to the apartment where we set about organising some more of our European journey, the afternoon flew by and apart from Brendon stepping out for a quick trim and to pick up some bottles of wine nothing exciting occurred.
Eventually Brendon's friend Kirsty arrived home and the rest of the evening was spent catching up, drinking wine and enjoying a delicious home ...
... but is somewhat confined to his kingdom of Mongolia. All of the places are actually Calvino's descriptions of Venice, showing the multiple layers that make up a city, but the book is set out as though Marco Polo is travelling to magical lands far away, and beautifully foreign. There is one place I've been to that seemed like it was right out of Invisible Cities. Brunei, and it's capital Bandar Seri Begawan, is a really special city - spotlessly clean, a ...
... guy who'll decide where to go.
You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.
And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.
It's opener there
in the wide open air.
Out there ...
... called "closes") were everywhere to be seen. We felt compelled to visit the famous Edinburgh Castle, which was listed in every brochure; but I haven't felt that much like a "tourist" in a while. It was jam-packed with meandering visitors from all over the world - all of them wearing backpacks and hiking shoes, trying to decipher their visitor's guide, and taking an abundance of meaningless pictures and way too many "selfies." I guess we fit right in…! ...
... almost any colour combination imaginable!
Next, we booked a tour through the Scotch Whisky Experience! Here, we learned all about how scotch is made. We also learned about the four different types of scotch that change depending on the location in Scotland that it was made in. So, what did I learn from here? That I REALLY don't like whisky. Not one of the scents appealed to me, at all. We then had a chance to taste test some whisky... Yep... still ...
Other places to stay in Edinburgh
New Town, Edinburgh | 2 star hotelfrom $154
Leith, Edinburgh | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Haymarket, Edinburgh | 3 star hotelfrom $109
Haymarket, Edinburgh | Hotelfrom $166
New Town, Edinburgh | Hotelfrom $156
Haymarket, Edinburgh | 1 star hotelfrom $355
Leith, Edinburgh | Hotelfrom $168
Old Town, Edinburgh | 4 star hotelfrom $164
- Excellent location, not much more
- Great, but oh those stairs.
- AS wonderful and quirky as Edinburgh itself!
Haymarket, Edinburgh | 3 star hotelfrom $96
South Side, Edinburgh | 4 star hotelfrom $117
Prestonfield, Edinburgh | 2 star hotelfrom $125
Haymarket, Edinburgh | 3 star hotelfrom $114
Ardmillan, Edinburgh | Hotelfrom $75
Leith, Edinburgh | 1 star hotelfrom $124
Polwarth, Edinburgh | 2 star hotelfrom $93