My husband and I stayed at Tigerlilly in order to attend a wedding. This weekend was exceptionally busy and most hotels were booked out over a month in advance. The hotel photos did play a big part in my choosing to stay there and it did live up to expectations. The staff were friendly and highly efficient and did go out of their way to accomodate us (we turned up at 10am and needed to get ready for the wedding) and helped make the day a little less stressfull by helping to organise transport for us. It did make me giggle though that they kepy calling us VIP's (especially since I turned up to the hotel somewhat bedraggled from the effect of travelling since 5am). The room was a mini suite was large and very clean. The decor was very trendy, an enormous TV, an enormous bed with gorgeous comfortable pillows and duvets. There is also an iPOD dock with a fully loaded iPOD which as far as I could tell contained every album you could ever want to hear (couldn't make the speakers work though). An interesting touch was the red disco lights in the window (!) The bathroom was large bright and spotless too. There are nice freebies included (if that's what you like) and I did like the fact that they pretty much thought of most female emergency eventualities - bad hair day, creased clothes etc (even condoms - at least they are responsible!)
There is a nice selection of tea and coffee and a nice touch was having fruit in the room. As a previous reviewer commented on, it was incredibly busy when we returned at 11pm and we had to squeeze past the grumpy doorman to get into the hotel. Having said that, I couldn't here a thing once we entered the room much to my great relief. The bed was so comfy that I was asleep instantly and I felt very relaxed the next morning chilling out wrapped in the comfy duvet.
The downsides (if I think really hard about it) are: stupid light "control panel" which although somewhat frustrating kept me in fits of giggles as my husband attempted to identify which "blob" corresponded to which light. The expense. It was very expensive considering breakfast was not included. I also found it irritating that reception called to nag us to leave (we were 10 minutes late checking out)!
It is trying to be really young, trendy and funky and does fulfill this brief. (I get the impression that it's the kind of place that Coleen Rooney and other WAGS may be seen in). Overall I would go back to stay there if it was a bit cheaper and it relaxed a bit more (the staff seemed a bit on edge). It is a very well run venture and clearly very popular given the current economic climate.
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- Tigerlily Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland