Boisdale Hotel

9 Coates Gardens, Edinburgh, EH12 5LG, United Kingdom

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    It's called "HOTEL" but it's more like a B&B. Remarkable Mrs Cook will welcome you with a warm smile. The roons are spaciose and nicely decorated. The brakfast launge is cousy, and the food is great.
    It's about 15 minutes walk from the city center - the royal mile, wich we did back and forth a few times. buss stop is a minute walk down the road.

    Unique Quality: No two ways about it, Mrs Cook is what makes the difference

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fitness and travel jobs

by mastromarko

hi everybody..
i already posted this question, but i didn't find it anymore..
here i am to ask it again...
i was wondering if you have any information about fitness and travel jobs in Edinburgh..
my partner and i are moving back to europe ( we're italian) after 2 years spent in Australia..where we worked under sponsor Visa as personal trainer ( myself) and travel consultant ( my partner).
we'd love to work, live and settle down in Edinburgh..but from the lots of websites we surfed, this great city doesn't look to offer much in our job areas..
do you have any advice or useful information?
regards+
Marco

RE: fitness and travel jobs

by leics

I think your post may have been removed because it is about re-location, rather than travel. This one may also be removed, so best make not of answers you get!

As we said last time, both tourism and fitness are very popular jobs in the UK, and there will be stiff competition for both. There are lots of other places (in England especially) you could re-locate to, which would be less expensive than Edinburgh in terms of living costs.

RE: fitness and travel jobs

by qaminari

As has been said, your question isn't really about travel, but finding jobs although I have seen other questions on those subjects in the travel forum. However, people who can advise on travelling somewhere are not best-placed for advertising how to find jobs in a specific work area (who would know, other than someone already working in that area and location?), but I would have thought you could create your own jobs as personal fitness instructors, just about anywhere. Bear in mind that Scotland is not known for its interest in personal fitness, although you could try health farms like Stobo Castle, or hotels with spas like Hotel Hyrdo in Peebles. I would advise a visit and look in local newspapers before you decide on the prospects of living and working in Edinburgh.

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Crammed full of memories! DIRTY DICK'S

by JessH about Rose Street

Managed by the same company that runs the Bad Ass (just a few doors to the left) Dirty Dick's was established in 1859. Before you think that the name sounds like something you could catch on a stag-weekend or a naughty holiday to Thailand, here's the story:
Dick was an old lad in the 1850s who cleaned-up the mess (dung) that the horses left behind all along Rose Street. This job earned him the nick name of 'Dirty Dick'. Apparently the owners of the pub (which today has his name) used to offer him drink and a hot meal. Eventually his hard life in dirt and poverty caused Dick a relatively early death… and it is said that some family members were trying to find him because his mother had given him away as a baby, but now he was the last heir to her fortune.

The interiors are a remarkable reminder of the pub's history, with a massive collection of bric-a-brac & memorablia of by-gone events and people dating back to the 1850s. There isn't a single square inch of wall & ceiling that isn't adorned with something.

Service here is extremely friendly (they have a board above the bar promising to be) and the food was also really good. During our 2 visits it was always quite busy, both on a weekday and the weekend, with many groups of friends or also families enjoying the food & drink on offer.
Talk about food! Their menu states that they serve "Traditional pub food with a classy edge" & it has pretty much everything you'd expect to find in Scotland. From small snacks such as toasties and soup, all the way through elaborately prepared main courses and of course scrumptious desserts; in my opinion Dirty Dick's can proudly call itself something slightly above merely a 'pub' - we really enjoyed our times here and I'd definitely visit there again on our next trip to Edinburgh.

John enjoyed the traditional Haggis, Neeps & Tatties (that's "with mashed turnips & potatoes" in English ;-) in a whisky-cream sauce, and I ordered the same, apart from the fact that my Haggis was vegetarian (made from grains, pulses and oats) and both were really good. Smart-Casual; during daylight hours even casual will do. However, as in most traditional pubs in Edinburgh, groups wearing rugby/football team colours aren't necessarily welcome.

NOTE: the only 'down-side' or negative remark that I have would be that the pubs/restaurants along Rose Street seem to be a bit pricier than those in the Grassmarket. So if you're watching your budget, best give the establishments on Rose Street a miss. Rose Street runs pretty much parallel to the Grassmarket just a little bit further uphill.

Opening hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 11.00am -12.00midnight.
Friday & Saturday: 11.00am-01.00am.
The kitchen is open until 11:00pm.

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