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“Calm, cool and stylish by day. Buzzing nightspot for grown-ups after dark.”
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Tigerlily Hotel
Ranked #15 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We loved every aspect of our stay here. The Lounge, reception, bar and restaurant areas are all individually decorated in stylish designer fashion without being over the top. Every member of staff we spoke to was pleasant and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were well appointed. We will definitely be coming back.

We paid £380 for two nights. This did not include breakfast or nightclub.

If you liked this place then you will love Ondine restaurant.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Me and my boyfriend came here for my 21st Birthday. We paid £430.00 for two nights in a double room (I think it was a standard double). This included daily amenities replenished in the hotel room i.e fruit, towels, tea & coffee etc. It also included a complimentary breakfast every morning and entry to the nightclub next door. It was a nightclub where you definitely would want to wear your gladrags. It's located in George Street where it's literally a 5 minute walk to all the shops like New Look, River Island, Next, Primark etc and a 2 minute walk until you see the castle in the distance. Walk another 5-10 minutes and you get to old town where there is the Royal Mile, Grass Market and the older historical buildings and monuments, ghost tours and tourist attractions.
It's a 10 minute walk from Waverley station and there is an NCP carpark nearby. We looked at the prices and thought we would be paying about £40 for the 2 nights (24 hours = £19.50) but it was only £26 so that was a nice surprise!
The hotel itself is a beautiful building - the outside is part of the older historical buildings and its 3-4 stories high - when you walk in you see the modern bar and restaurants, and the decor is gorgeous and chic - massive chairs, dimmed lights etc. The bar staff come round and offer to get your drinks for you if you haven't been to the bar already - I was stuck for choice for a cocktail but the waitress was lovely and recommended a couple and my boyfriend had a lager. We had bar snacks as well which I thought were fairly priced (Chorizo sausage, salad and homemade bread for 4.95 and skinny fries with basil mayo for 3.65) and the atmosphere was very sophisticated, it made us feel posh! On our way out, because we weren't familiar with the area the lovely receptionists printed us off a map and gave us directions and pointed out things to see, like the castle and Camera Obscura and gave their honest opinions about what was worth seeing. George street itself has more high end nightclubs, whereas the old town has more traditional old pubs.
For breakfast the next day, we had a card in our room that asked us to tick boxes of what drinks and breakfast we wanted, and then asked to hook it on our door by 2am which is a fair enough time! You could choose from a fry up: 2x bacon, 2x sausage, 2x eggs, haggis, mushrooms, tomatoes, sauteed potatoes and toast, along with a choice of juice drink AND hot drinks. The other options were different versions of eggs benedict, continental breakfast, cereals and bacon/sausage/egg rolls. We had the breakfast delivered to our room (room service) for no extra fee, and you can CHOOSE the time you have it delivered! The breakfast was outstanding, so delicious, hot on arrival and very generous portions!
When we got back to the hotel after a day out, the room had been cleaned and replenished and the maids were so polite, always saying hello to you if you walked past you.
We never got to have a meal there apart from the bar nibbles, but the place was always busy which I think says it all about the quality of meals they served. The bar staff were experienced, and I read a few reviews and a negative point was the noise from the nightclub. We stayed over the weekend, we were on the second floor and we never heard any noise from the nightclub - this may differ depending on what room your staying in, but honestly we never heard a thing.
We are 100% going to be coming back and we will not bother looking at any different hotels - the Tigerlily has it all, class, chic style, polite staff, good food and you really get what you pay for! Can't wait to come back!

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

I stayed here last year for 1 night DBB.. and I cannot fault the hotel 1 bit.

The rooms are gorgeous with a massive walk in rain forest shower. The Mini bar is stocked with all the essentials you would need for your stay. Robes and slippers were also provided in the rooms which made it even more comfortable.

Dinner that evening was brilliant and the cocktails were fab too..

The next morning we had breakfast in bed and it was just wonderful, one of the best breakfasts I have ever had in a hotel.

All the staff in the hotel were magic and couldn't do enough for you, so a big thank you to you guys for making our stay so perfect!

Can't wait to return for another over night.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

A very, very cool hotel! Great rooms, food, bar, staff and ambience! We stayed with my brother and sister in law for a long weekend and all loved it! We ate in the restaurant on the Friday and then the staff recommended and booked a restaurant (Davinos) for us on the Saturday, which was also outstanding. Returned to the bar on both nights which had a great feel and music. Will definitely go back again and soon hopefully!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

My friend and I stayed here just before xmas. The staff were very helpful on arrival, the decor is unique. The room we had was lovely, very spacious, clean and comfortable. The food was excellent. The location is very central too, I would definitely return.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

This was my first stay at the Tigerlily and from the moment I stepped in to reception through to leaving the following day, the staff were really helpful, the room was very spacious, clean and full of excellent finishing touches. All in all an excellent boutique hotel, which I will use on all future business trips.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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TigerlilyManager, Manager at Tigerlily Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Thank you for writing such a kind review. I am very pleased Tigerlily made such a good first impression. Tigerlily are well known for having very friendly and helpful staff and it is great to hear we have delivered in that area. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Many thanks,

Jodi Primrose
Reception and Revenue Manager

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We loved our stay at Tigerlily, £130 bed & breakfast. the staff were so friendly, The room we stayed in was amazingly spacious & modern with a lovely big bathroom, The room had mood lighting which was great for a romantic night.. The bed was large & comfortable. We spent the evening drinking cocktails in their lovely restaurant / bar area. The next morning at breakfast we had a great selection to choose from & we had a lovely full Scottish breakfast.We would defiantly stay here again as we could not fault it.The hotel is in a great location for shopping.& site seeing

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TigerlilyManager, Manager at Tigerlily Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to review Tigerlily. We are pleased you managed to sample the food and cocktails and enjoyed the spacious room. It is great to hear that you found the staff friendly and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Many thanks,

Jodi Primrose
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Additional Information about 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
#12 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £122 - £249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Tigerlily Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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