So if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may have spied that Charlie and I spent a few festive days aways in Edinburgh for a final 2016 trip. I love going away in December, and initially I had Copenhagen or a German Christmas market in mind but for easiness sake we ended up staying in the UK and booking trains to Edinburgh!
This was my first time in Scotland (crazaaay I know) and I will be blogging separately about our trip but first I wanted to show you guys the amazing hotel we stayed at.
I’m a huge researcher, planner and review-checker when it comes to booking trips. I have particular requirements that I like to meet, and that means no brightly coloured bedding, hideous carpets and so on. Basically I’m pretty fussy. When I came across Tigerlily I knew I had hit the jackpot. Just check out that marble bar!
The hotel itself is in a fantastic central location, right on George street which is home to plenty of shops including The White Company, Whistles, Anthropologie and even a Hard Rock Cafe. It was around a 10-15 walk from the station so totally ideal. We stayed in the new town, which is brimming with elegant Georgian architecture, quite the contrast from the Gothic vibes of old town but both just as beautiful as each other.
The girls on the front desk were so lovely and helpful, we arrived in Edinburgh at roughly 11.30am and with checkout not until 3pm. They were happy to take our bags though so we abandoned our belongings and headed out to explore. More on that in another post!
My first impressions were spot on, and when we entered our room I was so impressed. We had booked a standard room so I wasn’t expecting anything mind-blowing BUT the bathroom was definitely something to shout about. So much space, a great shower, lovely design and products by The White Company. What more could you want?
The rest of the room was spacious, featuring a ginormous bed, seating area and fancy swivelling TV which meant you could either watch in bed or swivel it round to face the comfy chairs. More importantly, the room was SO clean and this is coming from a hygiene freak. I’m the first to spot a rogue hair or dirt but I felt 100% comfortable. Ok 99% as nowhere really beats home.
The hotel itself is very lively, but don’t let that put you off. Despite the jam packed bar area, Christmas parties and full restaurant, we couldn’t hear any noise at all which I was quite surprised about. I actually think it added to the atmosphere and it was good to know that it’s such a popular place!
Our stay at the Tigerlily came to roughly £290 for 2 nights and I’d definitely recommend this hotel if you’re in need of somewhere to rest your head in Edinburgh.