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Tigerlily Hotel
Ranked #17 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm
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144 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Hotel!!!”
Reviewed 15 November 2008

This Hotel i recomend for sure!

Trendy/stylish boutique hotel,

The only i complain i can find is the stuff, In general they where very friendly, i general maleworkers where more proffensional then the female? especially at the front desk, but its not a big problem.

The restaurant really nice, helpful stuff, food is just ok, nothing more.

This was my first trip to Tigerlily and Edinburg and i will defenetly return

  • Liked — The design of hotel
  • Disliked — Dinner
  • Stayed November 2008
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Reviewed 2 November 2008

Lovely trendy boutique hotel in traditional scottish architecture. Nice extras in the rooms and good location in exclusive part of town. Excellent surroundings only marred by the lack of service.

Concierge forgot to make taxi reservations for ourselves and another couple resulting in us being late for dinner. He was not aware of the number one recommended restaurant in edinburgh and had to look it up on the internet . He did not know about the festivals taking place in the area which resulted in us being brought up to speed by local taxi drivers and lastly the breakfast in bed whilst a great idea had not arrived half an hour after our reservation time and only came after phone calls chasing up due to impending check out.

If these types of services do not add value to your stay then this is the hotel for you. Manned and mainly aimed at young people Whilst appreciating this hotel for its good points the lack of sevice means our next stay will be elsewhere in Edinburgh

  • Liked — The facilities, decor and space in the rooms
  • Disliked — Service employees lacked experience
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2008

Definitely the hippest place to stay in Edinburgh! The staff was really friendly and helpful. At check in, we were taken directly to our room and shown how to use all of the gadgets in the room. The light switches were actually buttons which had to be continually pressed to brighten/dim the lights. The room itself was clean and pretty spacious. The entire setting was very modern. There was even a bit of a view from the window (we were on the 2nd floor). The room amenities were probably the best part, in addition to the normal iron/ironing board/hair dryer, there was also a flat iron (hair straightener) as well as an iPod on a docking station with over 3000 songs!

We checked in around 2300 and immediately freshened up and went to the bar. Unfortunately the restaurant was no longer serving food, no big deal but bar snacks would have been nice. The bartender (front bar near the door) was awesome. He explained the different drinks on their quite extensive drink menu, and even made up a few of his own. The Hendricks gin/cucumber/mint/soda concoction was to die for!

After drinks, we went back to the room which was really quiet for being above a bar. The bed was really, really comfortable.

The greatest, most wonderful part for us, however, was that although check out was at 1100, breakfast continued to be served until 1200! We had breakfast as part of our room cost so it was great that we didn't have to get up early to eat before checking out. Really, that was incredible. The breakfast fare was really tasty as well and seemed to have a pretty decent assortment for residents.

Although we've been to Edinburgh before, we would come back if only to stay at this hotel again - if we could get reservations!

  • Liked — The room amenities
  • Disliked — No snacks available at the bar
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2008

This is probably the best modern hotel I have ever stayed in.

I am extremely fussy and the only two things I could fault it for was that our room’s fridge wasn't quite cold enough and that there was no bath in our room.

It was complete luxury and a joy to stay in.

The staff were friendly and helpful, the room tastefully decorated, had everything you would need. It was modern and classy at the same time.

Unfortunately the hotels bar seems to be frequented by slightly pretentious customers but I suppose this is to be expected in such a 'high class' place.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank CSJAberdeen
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Cambridge, MA
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28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2008

My husband and I spent two nights at Tigerlily in June, and we loved it!

What we liked:
1. Stylish rooms with all the creature comforts.
2. Fun bar and restaurant -- with great food, too! Be warned, though: the bar is a mob scene at night -- and you have to walk through it to get to the room elevators. If you don't like crowds, this is not the hotel for you.
3. Great location in the center of town.
4. Helpful staff.

Only things we didn't like:
1. Only computer for guest use is also used for bar/restaurant service. The wait staff was very gracious about letting us use it, but it felt awkward.
2. We felt that there needed to be more separation between bar/restaurant patrons and hotel access. It wouldn't be hard for anyone to get onto the hotel floors. Sometimes there were staff monitoring access, but sometimes there weren't. I'd be in favor over more stringent controls, at least during peak bar scene hours.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank booksma30
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2008

My husband and I stayed for one night during the Edinburgh film festival. I arrived before noon and they kindly got me into the room before standard check-in time.

We stayed in a Georgian mini-suite. The TV was great, the bed sumptuous and the modern bathroom a delight.

Friends joined us in the bar for cocktails in the afternoon. They were to die for! A great way to kick off an evening on the town. We managed a meal at Tom's Kitchin in Leith - a culinary triumph - before heading back into town to see a film. A great night was had by all. The only down side was returning to a packed bar at the hotel. Having fought our way to the bar, the cocktails were nowhere near as good as they were in the early afternoon. I would recommend avoiding the bar late on a Friday night.

  • Liked — The cocktail bar
  • Disliked — The cocktail bar - super packed at night
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank keke22
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2008

My husband and I stayed in two hotels in Edinburgh in July: Tigerlily and The Salisbury hotel. Both were very stylish, particularly Tigerlily, but we wondered whether both hotels had prioritised style over substance rather too much. Tigerlily is stunning to look at, we stayed in the Black room which was HUGE and had black toilet paper! Other good things included a pre-loaded i-pod and dock, fireplace with fire, full size toilletries, extremely comfy beds, romantic lighting, stylish decor, friendliness of staff, and the cocktails. However...as stylish as the room was, most of it didn't work! The fire wouldn't light (the receptionist even commented that it was tempremental when she showed us round) the very exciting TV in the bathroom was broken and the shower leaked leaving extremely dangerous puddles on the already-slippery floor.

We would stay at Tigerlily again because actually it was very good value for a city cenre hotel, even with the things not working. However, we felt sad that there were things in our room that looked exciting but then didn't work. The restaurant was nice, staff were a bit frantic. Lulu's the nightclub below was good fun. So all in all a lovely trip, but just shy of perfect.

  • Liked — Style, large room, full size toilettries, comfy beds
  • Disliked — Things not working!
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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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
#14 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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