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Thread poster: Rebekka Groß
Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
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Jun 12, 2006

Dear All,

This forum is dedicated to the exchange of any travel related information for the ProZ.com Edinburgh Conference.

Regards,

Rebekka and Katharina

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Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart  Identity Verified
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Hotels on www.expedia.co.uk Jun 22, 2006

Hello,
I did a search on www.expedia.co.uk and found a number of affordable hotels either in the centre of Edinburgh or easily accesible by public transport. You can obviously do your own search, the information provided below is just a selection. I'm not including pricing, as this is beyond our control and subject to change, but you're looking at approx. £34-46 for a single and £48-57 per night for a double room.

Kenneth Mackenzie Suite (2*)
7, Richmond Place
Edinburgh, EH8 9ST

Converted student accommodation set in Edinburgh’s historic city centre, within walking distance from the conference venue. Guests wake up to a full Scottish breakfast each morning, which can be taken in the hotel’s breakfast room.
Basic and simple no frills accommodation.


Grassmarket hotel (2*)
94-96 Grassmarket
Edinburgh, EH1 2JR

Historic grey-stone building located beneath the castle on the lively Grassmarket, within walking distance from the conference venue. After a complimentary buffet breakfast guests can quiz staff at the 24-hour front desk for information on local attractions. Beware: the Grassmarket area is popular with stag and hen parties, so stay away, if you fancy somewhere quiet.


Tailors Hall Hotel Edinburgh (3*)
139 Cowgate
Edinburgh EH1 1JS

Historic building converted in 1998, located 500 meters from Edinburgh Castle and within walking distance from the conference venue. The hotel bar opens onto a cobbled courtyard. Guests may be affected by noise, mainly at the weekend, from The Three Sisters bar which is attached to the hotel.


Ellersly House Hotel (3*)
Ellersly Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6HZ

Ivy-clad Edwardian country house set in secluded gardens in suburban Edinburgh, a short drive or 30 minute walk from the city centre. November might be a tad too cold for the gardens though…


Swallow Learmonth Hotel (3*)
18-20 Learmonth Terrace
Edinburgh, EH4 1PW

Georgian hotel on a tree-lined terrace in Edinburgh’s west end, less than a mile from Princes Street and Waverley Station.


Links Hotel Edinburgh (3*)
4-6 Alvanley Terrace
Edinburgh, EH91D

Beside the Bruntsfield Links, this 26-room townhouse hotel is located in a residential part of Edinburgh. Bright guestrooms are decorated in cheerful modern décor; all have private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries.

Linton Court Apartments (3*)
7 Murieston Road
Edinburgh EH11 2JJ

Modern apartment building set in the Haymarket area of Edinburgh within one mile of the Castle and bustling Princess Street. Contemporary self-contained apartments all with fully-fitted kitchens and living rooms with televisions and phones.


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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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Flights via Dublin Jul 17, 2006

After a lot of research, I found the best way to reach Edinburgh from southern Germany (Karlsruhe/Baden) is via Dublin. This was cheaper and more convenient than via London Stanstead with Easyjet to EDI. There are 3 flights a day each way between Dublin and Edinburgh. Today I paid €1.99 + taxes each way for this step. As Dublin is Ryanair's home airport, they fly from here all over Europe (including Edinburgh!)

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Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
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cheap flights to Edinburgh Jul 26, 2006

Hi Everyone

If you're trying to figure out the cheapest way to come to Edinburgh from your country/city try http://www.whichbudget.com/en/ (which can be displayed in different languages). Hopefully it will prove useful to some of you.

Regards

Rebekka


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Flights via London Jul 26, 2006

easyjet (www.easyjet.com) operates daily flights from London (LTN, STD and GTW) to Edinburgh. For all who can reach London in any way surely a very good way to travel.

Hotels in Edinburgh might be also find via http://edinburgh.gtahotels.com/.

Transport from airport to the city and back: http://www.flybybus.com/
The cost of a return journey is 5 Pound and you can book online

For anyone interested in possible joining for travel (and accomodation) here are my booking data:
Flight:
November 9, Thursday:
Dortmund to London Luton on 7:10 am, arrival at 7:50 am.
London Luton to Edinburgh on 11:15 am, arrival at 12:30 pm

November, 13, Monday:
Edinburgh to London Luton on 16:40, arrival at 17:55
London Luton to Dortmund on 19:20, arrival 21:40

If you want to book exactly the same flights, you will need to book Dortmund-London and London-Edinburgh separatedly, as for the back journey there are less than 2 hours between landing and departure of the next flight. Easyjet does allow only at least 2 hours for catching the luggage and checking in. However, if you take cabin luggage, the time left must be sufficient.

Using the GTA Hotels website I found a hotel named Frederick House Hotel, 42 Frederick Street, EH2 1EX Edinburgh, which has a nice price (56 Euro for a single room per night, including breakfast). It is a 3* hotel, located in the heart of Edinburgh.

If you wish any further information please contact me via my profile.

Kind regards
Jerzy


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Megabus Jul 26, 2006

If you're flying to any city in the UK other than Edinburgh, you can get to Ediburgh by a really cheap bus - go to www.megabus.com.

I've travelled with this company from Dundee to London. My brother is on the bus from Dundee to London right now. And he also went from London to Dundee with Megabus three weeks ago. No problems so far.

Glasgow - Edinburgh: for 1 GBP (goes every 30 minutes)

London - Edinburgh: for 3-5 GBP

Prokop
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www.joey.cz


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Carla Araújo  Identity Verified
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Tours Jul 28, 2006

Hi,

Here are some links for those interested in taking tours:

http://www.timberbush-tours.co.uk/edinburgh_tours/index.html

http://www.mercattours.com/home.asp

http://www.affiliate.viator.com/brochure/product_show.jsp;jsessionid=aRUuJ4W7-Jnd?ID=1010&PRODUCTID=1016&CODE=2065EDI&AUID=1627


Best regards,
Carla


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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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Rosslyn Chapel Jul 30, 2006

I would be interested in visiting the Rosslyn Chapel, just 6 miles from Edinburgh. If others are also interested, we could get together a group and rent a bus.

http://www.rosslynchapel.org.uk/index.php

Csaba


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Marion Lurf  Identity Verified
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Transport in Edinburgh Jul 30, 2006

Hi Csaba,

Rosslyn Chapel is indeed worth a visit!
You might be pleased to hear that there's no need to rent a bus, as you can go as far as Roslin using Edinburgh's Lothian Buses (and even further). 15A is the one that takes you there.
If you want to find out more, have a look at http://www.lothianbuses.co.uk/ (There are several competing bus companies in Edinburgh, but I find Lothian Buses the one with the best network.)

See you in November!
Marion


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flipendo  Identity Verified
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As much as possible! Aug 3, 2006



Hi, everyone. I'm totally overwhelmed by the idea of visiting Edinburgh. But I am wondering, how much can I take in in just 3days and a half? I wish I could live in Scotland for ever and this short visit of mine will turn out to be the most valuable experience in these recent years of my life.
I hope I'll see you all there!


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Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart  Identity Verified
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A list of Edinburgh maps courtesy of Rebekka... Aug 12, 2006

http://download.edinburgh.gov.uk/Edinburgh_City_Centre_Map.pdf

http://www.edinburghcastle.biz/popups/map.html

http://tinyurl.com/z98yp

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?pc=EH12NG&cat=des&title=EdinburghGuide&scale=50000

http://www.hot-maps.de/europe/united_kingdom/scotland/edinburgh/homeen.html

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?pc=EH12JL&title=Edinburgh

... to help you with your orientation!


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Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
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Eating out in Edinburgh Aug 20, 2006

For lots of restaurant listings, please see the online version of The List Eating & Drinking Guide at http://www.list.co.uk/restaurants/index.php.

It is recommended to book a table in any city centre restaurant well in advance, particularly for a Saturday night as they do get very busy.

In this online guide, you'll find contact information for all the restaurants featured so you can book even before you arrive.


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Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
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New hostel opening 5 minutes from conference hotel Aug 20, 2006

On September 5th 2006, a new hostel is opening on Haddington Place, Leith Walk less than 5 minutes' walk away from the Thistle Hotel, which should provide comfortable budget accommodation.

All the rooms are en-suite suite and there are single, twin, familiy and rooms for 4-8 people.

For more information and to book see: http://www.syha.org.uk/SYHA/Web/Site/Hostels/EdinburghCentral.asp

Edinburgh Central
9 Haddington Place, EH7 4AL

Hostel Tel: 0870 155 3255 (from within the UK only)
Central Bookings: 0870 1 55 32 55 (from within the UK only)


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Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart  Identity Verified
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Ibis Edinburgh Centre Sep 22, 2006

Ibis Edinburgh Centre
The special offer for this hotel has now expired, but you can still book by phoning or e-mailing the hotel directly (subject to availability). As only about 25% of the rooms have WiFi internet access, be sure to ask for such a room if you require internet access during your stay.

Ibis Edinburgh Centre
6 Hunter Square
Edinburgh
EH1 1QW
Tel : +44 131 240 7000
Fax : +44 131 240 7007

Pricing information can be found on the hotel website:
http://www.ibishotel.com/ibis/fichehotel/gb/ibi/2039/fiche_hotel.shtml

Internet access: Wifi in 25% of the rooms, charged separately
Wireless connection is also available in the reception area, or you can use the 2 computers provided there to connect to the internet. These are 9p a minute.


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Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
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Express Holiday Inn Oct 11, 2006

The Express Holiday Inn is only a 2 minute walk from the Thistle Edinburgh. To book, please phone or e-mail the hotel directly using ProZ.com as the keyword.

Express Holiday Inn
Picardy Place, Top of Leith Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3JT
Tel: +44-131-5582300
e-mail: reservations@hieedinburgh.co.uk
Fax: +44-131-5582323
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/ex/1/en/hd/edbpp

Internet access: All rooms have high speed internet access charged at £15 per 24hrs.


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