Off topic: Please recommend me an accomodation in Edinburgh for the New Year
Thread poster: Natalia Elo
The main street party in Edinburgh is on Princes Street. I haven't been for a long time but I'm pretty sure you have to pay to get in. I just found this information on the web:
I also agree with Manuela that it will be very difficult to find cheap accommodation over New Year. I would suspect most places are booked out well in advance.
I'm not sure whether it would be possible to stay on one of the university campuses. Perhaps you should look into that?
| | Noni Gilbert
Local time: 19:51
Spanish to English
| Travelodge... || Dec 5, 2008 |
Friends stayed in the Travelodge at Edinburgh Haymarket this summer (the Travelodge chain is a rather impersonal chain, with some particularly unprepossessing hotels, but this one is actually rather nice, at least in a nice building, and they are good for staying with children - two kids can go in with Mum: Mum gets the nice double bed and the children sleep on a sofa bed and another bed which pulls out from under the sofa!): The good news is that there is still availability there for New Year's, the bad news is that they're charging 145 quid per night for these dates. Ouch. Anyway, here's the website for future reference.
| | Lindsay Sabadosa
Local time: 13:51
Italian to English
| Location, Location || Dec 5, 2008 |
Haymarket could be a bit crazy because you're right down the road from three or four pubs that I can think of off the top of my head and a club. You might be better off tucking yourself away in one of the B&Bs on the other side of Princes Street, going toward New Town. There may be less chaos there. It depends what you're looking for out of your holiday but I'll never forget the singing that woke me up almost every weekend around 3-4 am - and I was on the 4th floor of my building. Did you try the GTA (gtahotels.com) site?
The University does have accommodation but I'm not sure what'll be left at this point. It's very, very basic though so with kids, you might not be happy.
Edinburgh is really pretty around the holidays but if you really want to visit the city without the chaos and the sun going down at 3 in the afternoon, why don't you wait a couple months? You might find better deals, more availability and fewer crowds at the main sites.
And if you're short on time, my recommendation is that if you're going to do the castles, I'd go to Hollyrood over Edinburgh Castle. Sure, Edinburgh Castle is beautiful but it's nicer from a distance than inside. Hollyrood is actually quite interesting, as far as I'm concerned. But I may be opening a can of worms with this one...
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| | mariana24
Local time: 14:51
| If you still decide to go... || Dec 5, 2008 |
Just in case you are still going, I stayed here when I went to Edimburgh, www.townhousehotels.co.uk/hotels/ailsacraig.html, small, cosy, friendly, cheap and nearby quite every other place.
Good luck! I don't know about New Year, but it is a beautiful city to stay at.
| Thank you all! || Dec 5, 2008 |
Oh, thank you very much indeed for your contributions! Certainly a lot of things to think about.