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“Amazing Treat!”
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Tigerlily Hotel
Ranked #16 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Amazing Treat!”
Reviewed 27 July 2011

My partner and I stayed here for two nights and absolutely loved it!
We had the 'Love Package' which included chocolates and a bottle of champagne in our room on arrival. I was expecting a bottle of cheap cava however we were given a bottle of Veuve Cliquot.
The room itself was lovely. The bed was large and amazingly comfy with plenty of pillows! There was a TV at the bottom of the bed which could be swiveled round so you could watch it in bed or in the seating area.
Free bottled water was provided as well as good quality tea and coffee and fruit which was topped up during our stay.
The bathroom was fab! The shower was huge and there were nice fluffy dressing gowns and comfy slippers.
We were able to choose to have 'breakfast in bed' which was lovely. We just had to leave our menu choices outside our room at night and breakfast was delivered at our specified time in the morning! Breakfast was tasty - I recommend the eggs benedict.
A welcome touch was the GHD straighteners and pre loaded ipod.
I also loved the lights that went along the window sill (athough the view wasn't the best!)
Staying in the hotel gives you free entry to Lulu's, the club downstairs. We popped in for a while on our way back from a night out but it was pretty rubbish. Full of old men in suits trying to pull young girls! There are plenty of better places to go in Edinburgh!
All in all we had a lovely weekend in Tigerlily and would love to visit again. It can be pricey though so best as a treat once in a while!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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TigerlilyManager, Front Office Manager at Tigerlily Hotel, responded to this review, 30 July 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to place a review on Trip Advisor about your recent stay with us. It is always great to get feedback from all of our guests and aids us in improving our standards of service. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Myself and my husband stayed last Saturday in room 29 (mini suite), it was a suprise for his birthday. The staff from the moment we arrived were absolutely fantastic and made us both feel like VIPs. We were shown to our room and also how to work the lights,temp control,dvd, ipod etc. The room was massive as was the bathroom, the shower was probably the same size as my entire bathroom at home! All the little luxuries you could think of were provided, bathrobes,slippers, deluxe tolietries, GHDs to name a few.

We decided to have our evening meal here and boy we certainly weren't disappointed!! The restaurant was very busy but the service was fantastic, the waitress that looked after us was very attentive and friendly. We had steak that was cooked to perfection and the mini dessert platter which was really delicious, the waitress even remembered we were there for my Husbands birthday and had 'happy birthday' written in chocolate on the plate. The bar is very trendy but certainly not prententious and the cocktails were good. We ordered breakfast in bed the next morning which was very tasty and a real treat. On checking out the two receptionists (sorry didn't catch the names) were really polite. The only downside was having to leave! I hope we can make it back there soon.

Keep up the good work, your staff are a credit to you!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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TigerlilyManager, Front Office Manager at Tigerlily Hotel, responded to this review, 27 July 2011
Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review here for us. We are so glad that we managed to make your birthday so special for you, what a lovely surprise to receive from your husband! I will ensure that your kind comments are passed onto all of our staff, it is always such a great morale boost for the team. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to Tigerlily again sometime soon.
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Dundee
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Reviewed 21 July 2011

We stayed in the mini-georgian suite this month and had to say that it was a lovely wee treat. The staff are superb - very well trained, knowledgeable, polite and helpful. Our room had a romantic gas fireplace, complete with flat screen TV, DVD player and fully-loaded i-Pod. I was also delighted to discover that the room had GHD straightening irons as I had forgotten to pack mine. The bathroom was huge with a lovely powerful shower and luxurious White Company toiletries. Our bed was as wide as it was long - great for a nice peaceful sleep! The only 'down side' was that we didn't find the pillows particularly comfortable. It wasn't the end of the world, just a wee niggle.

We had a couple of drinks in the bar - very nice, looks like it is favoured by the hip younger-working crowd and after a dinner out at Cafe Anduluz, we returned to choose a DVD and retire to our room to watch on our large TV!

Breakfast the following morning was in the restaurant. Again, in keeping with the rest of the hotel, this was very trendy and chic. The staff were very attentive and we had a lovely, tasty breakfast - thoroughly recommend the breakfast grill.

Parking in Edinburgh is notoriously expensive, and so it is not the hotel's fault that my parking for less than 24 hours was over £26. I guess Edinburgh City Council has to pay for the tram system somehow...! My advice would be for you not to hire a car if you are in Edinburgh as parking is expensive and most places are within walking distance/short taxi ride away.

We will definately be back to this hotel. It is fun, funky and fabulous. Excellent central location with lovely helpful and friendly staff. I think this hotel would be fine for couples with children - we certainly saw a few while we were there and the families seemed to be quite happy. If you are looking for a romatic getaway/girlie weekend, this is certainly a hotel to check out.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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TigerlilyManager, Front Office Manager at Tigerlily Hotel, responded to this review, 27 July 2011
Thank you for your kind words, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, it is always lovely to hear our guests feedback, we hope that you will be able to return again.
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

Stayed one night here after coming into Edinburgh unexpectedly early. Far better experience than the other hotel we were booked to stay in. Only down side is lack of parking.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

Love, love, love this hotel.
My first time in Scotland (my father lives in Manchester and recommended a weekend trip here) This is a Must Stay At Hotel.
Beds were extremely comfortable. Love the flatirons, and iTouches in every room. Location was perfect for walking to shops on Princess St.
Stay no where else.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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TigerlilyManager, Front Office Manager at Tigerlily Hotel, responded to this review, 27 July 2011
Thank you very much for taking the time to place such a lovely review on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you enjoyed your first stay in Scotland with us so much and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2011

My first visit to Scotland; what a lovely city made even more so by the people: where ever we went they were a delight and, to top it all, the weather was beautiful. As other reviews have noted, this hotel has a bar, restaurant and club (which we did not try) in the basement. It's busy and buzzy - clearly used by locals as well as visitors, like us, to Edinburgh and the service was never less than charming and efficient. The hotel appears to be 'themed' by Designer's Guild, not a style/look I have admired but it worked well here, particularly in the public areas, although due to age/use, these are starting to look tired and worn (e.g. soft furnishings stained by spillages, untidy blinds in the 'conservatory' revealing glass covered by birds' droppings - not a pretty sight when you're about to eat). We were given a room on the 2nd floor as, forewarned by other reviews, we did not want to be disturbed by the club. The bedroom was comfortable and stylish. It looked onto a light well - so no view but it was quiet. We had lunch in the restaurant and the food was pleasant enough but not special: it arrived warm, not hot but at least the plate was warm. In the majority of eateries in the UK, hot food is all too often delivered on a cold plate - so wrong but so easy to get right. The cooked breakfast each morning was good but on both days, again, it arrived warm, rather than hot. One nitpick: the air-conditioning was noisy and seemed to have only one speed: full on or off. However, all in all, a very good place to stay in the heart of Georgian Edinburgh.

Room Tip: avoid the 1st floor - 2nd & 3rd floors only or be prepared for a disturbed night
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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TigerlilyManager, Manager at Tigerlily Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on us, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Tigerlily in the not too distant future.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

Nice boutique hotel excellent located. Large rooms and trendy restaurant and lounge. I arrived at 6 am in Edinburgh to leave the next morning at 6 am with the first flight. Breakfast only starts at 7 am so most often I miss my hotel breakfast. Arriving early the rooms are hardly ready but with Tigerlily it was no problem to take I the day before :-)
I stayed in room 10 or 11 at the first floor. The room as very large compared to UK standards, well decorated and modern equipped with iCharger and so on.

Excellent service hanging around the bar for an afterwork drink with an empty smartphone the barman promptly offered a "free" recharge of the phone :-)

What else..

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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TigerlilyManager, Manager at Tigerlily Hotel, responded to this review, 14 July 2011
Thank you for your kind comments, it was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Property: Tigerlily Hotel
Address: 125 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JN, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#13 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tigerlily Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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