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Edinburgh Hotel...Ideas

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Edinburgh Hotel...Ideas

We are trying to find a hotel is located near the train or bus? We will not have a car, so will need public transportation. We are looking for a hotel that is not too expensive (less than 110 per night) for Sept 21 to Sept 24. There are 4 of us, so we are needing 2 rooms. Would like to be able to walk to some places to eat, etc and be able to get to the sites. We have looked at the Premier Inn Edinburgh Park - The Gyle, as we know this is across the street from the train station. Another option might be Tune Hotel Haymarket, Edinburgh. Any other options or thoughts?

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1. Re: Edinburgh Hotel...Ideas

The Edinburgh bus system is extensive, with frequent services, and relatively inexpensive. Just about any hotel or guest house within the city boundary is within easy walking distance of a bus stop, so a few minutes from the central station, Waverley, and the central tourist attractions. Simply pick a hotel or guest house that takes your fancy.

The general standard of guest houses and B&Bs in Edinburgh is high and they offer good value for money. As you are on a budget, you may well find they suit you well - don't neglect the benefits of a good breakfast and a helpful host. Otherwise almost any of the budget hotels (you mentioned the Tune hotel, and the Premier Inn but the Edinburgh Travelodges also get good reviews) offer a good deal if you book well in advance.

Edinburgh Park / the Gyle is not an area I would recommend to a tourist visitor. It's full of office blocks and the hotels are catering primarily to business customers. There's nothing to do there in the evening and it's a good way from the centre. Lots of good B&Bs and a few hotels in the Newington/Craigmillar Park area, with buses to the centre running at a rate of about one per minute.

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2. Re: Edinburgh Hotel...Ideas

You could also consider renting an apartment - quite a few in Edinburgh that cater for holiday lets.

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You will have just missed the 'Festivals' so this is a slow time for hotels so you have plenty of choice on your budget and I agree Edinburgh Park would not be the best place to stay as for Edinburgh it is way out of the city. In saying that Edinburgh is a relatively small & compact city with one of the best public bus systems in Europe.

Have a look at some of the Travel Lodges or Premier Inns around town or Knight Residence for a serviced apartment very close to the centre should also come within your budget for a 2 bed apartment, all of which i have used a number of times.

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4. Re: Edinburgh Hotel...Ideas

If you mean £110.00 each then you will find lots of accommodation if you mean £110.00 for four people in two rooms i.e. £45.00 per night this is a tall order for even a B.&.B.

If it is the first option, I would second the Knight Residence, luxury serviced apartments some with two bedrooms and the best staff you will every experience. If we stay in Edinburgh we would not consider anywehre else. Bonus for us is they have a secure car park.

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5. Re: Edinburgh Hotel...Ideas

Thank you for your help. We are now trying to figure out what to do :)

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