Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Radisson Blu, Edinburgh

Our humble abode in Edinburgh.
Radisson Blu, Royal Mile.

Price : Roughly 80 GBP when booked with advance booking. And about 15 GBP for parking for a day.

Overall I think people that book this hotel probably do it because it is located right in the heart of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Though if you were to honestly ask me if it was worth the money, I would probably said No.

If ever I was in Edinburgh again, I would no doubt book a hotel on Princes Street (The Balmoral? Ramada? Hilton?) instead as I do feel that there is more happening across the street (literally)

Edinburgh is quite small that more often than not, people should just walk.

Don't get me wrong, I had a great time there. Sheets were clean, pillows were aplenty, available parking at a fee (if you rented a car like we did), relatively quiet. 

It's just that there wasn't really any view out of the windows, room were sub-par (nothing WOW-ing) for it to claim a 4 star status. I understood that part of my Terms and Condition for an "Advance Booking" was not being able to pick the bed types and room's but being a cheap that I am, for almost 100 Pounds I sort of expected a little bit more.

If you are planning on traveling to Edinburgh on a Shoestring, I highly recommend http://www.smartcityhostels.com/ which is cheaper and lies right beside Radisson Blu.
I was there quite a while back but from reviews it still isn't to bad!

And if I wanted to splurge a bit I would either choose The Balmoral or Hilton or Ramada
(all of which lies in the same price category really if you do your research ahead of time)

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