Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Hilton Hotel Review, Edinburgh.

Photo taken from the Hilton website.

This weekend we visited Edinburgh for a night to explore the Christmas markets, do some Christmas shopping and visit as many pubs as possible! 

We stayed in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel on Bread Street. Hilton's are always excellent hotels and this was no different. We received our warm cookies on arrival and ate them on the huge king-size bed in our room. When we booked, we opted for the King Guest room which had a king-size bed, sofa, large flat screen TV and desk. We were also lucky enough to have a castle view from our window which was fab. 

We checked in at 2 p.m. and then went for a look around the shops and Christmas market. On the night, after we had been out for a meal and drinks, we had a last drink in the hotel bar which was situated next door. We were however disappointed that the Sky Bar which boasted an amazing view of the castle was only open on the first Thursday of every month. We hadn't realised this however when we decided to search the top floor of the hotel in a fairly tipsy state for the bar with no avail. The hotel bar was great though, albeit a bit quiet but it was a Sunday night!

The next morning we had breakfast at the hotel which was beautiful. We opted to pay an extra tenner to have breakfast with our stay. There was all sorts to choose from the buffet and you could go back as often as you liked. There was the option of a full english breakfast, or a continental breakfast - we opted to have a full english and had two rounds to set us up for the day!

I think the only downside to the hotel was it's location which seems a bit of an odd thing to say as the view of the castle was amazing. It's just that the road the hotel was on was a bit rundown and out of the way. Albeit, it was only a short walk into the centre of Edinburgh,  the immediate proximity of the hotel felt like you were on the outskirts of the city. 

Overall, it was a great hotel, reasonably priced and close to all the main attractions so I would definitely stay here again. 

Have you stayed in Edinburgh before? Where would you recommend staying?

KT xo.