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Very swanky !
Hi ,stayed at the Tigerlily hotel in Edinburgh on a corporate night away........wow..this boutique hotel is certainley worth going for a visit for something special....maybe an anniversary or something like that but is very expensive at £175 pppr .
The rooms are fab with plasma tv..i pod and the fixtures and fittings are all really different and kept spotlessly clean so well done to the housekeeping!
We ate at the hotel also ,a really nice menu and the food very good but the portions were very small,although i think its in keeping with the image the hotel want to give...very pretentious..but thats ok for a night away! would go there again for a special occasion.
We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights on the bank holiday weekend. [Sunday & Monday] I booked thro expedia and saved a fortune. 2 nights
b&b for £60 pppn. The room only rate is 175 a night. I had read reviews both here and in newspapers and must say the hotel exceeded my expectations.
We were in a standard room  which was large and very comfortable.
Plasma TV at the end of the bed, ipod, dvd player, chocolate strawberries on arrival, bathrobes, slippers and ghd hair straighteners! I had requested a room with bath and shower as i think some don't have bath and i do like a good soak!
The staff were very helpful, brought up a bucket of ice within minutes of my call. Printed off a map of the area so we could find a local restaurant. I cannot say enough about this place. It is definitely the best hotel we have stayed in in Edinburgh and we have been several times. The hotel is on George St and very convenient for the centre of town. Est Est Est 2 doors down, La Tasca at the end of the street, several trendy bars within short walk and of course the hotelhad its own bar and restaurant. We did not eat in hotel but would do next time. Breakfast was fantastic. Cooked to order and very substantial.
If you go here try the Dome at the end of George Street for lunch. The building is beautiful and they do fantastic sandwiches to share.
The only downside is the parking. We were lucky arriving Sunday as parking was free outside hotel. We just fed the metre to give us time to get up on Monday but had to move the car until 6.30pm next day.
The only other 'niggle' was the lighting in the bedroom by the dressing table. Must have been designed by a man as I found it difficult to see when getting ready!
I would definitely stay here again.
Very, very good hotel
Wow! Spent a weekend in Tigerlily with my fiancee and I was blown away by the place. We stayed in the 'Black Room' complete with black errr.everything! Not as gllomy as it sounds though - really well designed, lovely open fire, verrry comfy bed etc etc..The attention to detail was fantastic aswell - bottles of water for the inevitable hangover placed next to the bed while we were out on the Saturday night and really really great service. Nothing was a problem and any requests were handled in a friendly and efficient manner. We also ate dinner (good, wouldn't go as far as great) in the restaurant one night and breakfast both mornings (excellent) as well as having a couple of cocktails in the bar and a venture into the club downstairs - Lulu. Music a bit cheesier than my usual tastes but a good laugh and a nice little venue and not stupidly expensive either.
Can't recommend this hotel enough - well well worth a treat!
Situated in George Street, a very central location for visiting the city, Tigerlily is one of these boutique hotels like Malmaison that offers trendy, trendy, trendy. No doubt in three years it will be so over, but for now it's well worth staying in. The rooms are colourful, spacious and well appointed in the current modern style. My room had a nice big flatscreen TV, an Ipod (CD players are clearly passe) and, more importantly, a big comfortable double bed. The bathroom was equally spacious, although it had one of those big rectangular stupid sinks that took an hour to work out how to use the taps and plug. The light switches (control panels) are also very modern and irritating to use.
The bar was very busy and attracts a visiting clientelle, possibly for the nightclub down in the basement, but it does seem to be a place to be seen in, for the moment. Breakfast was disappointing, slow service, rubbish tea and toast, and what is the point of serving cheap, non-Kellogs cornflakes? At £120, it wasn't cheap (the stay, not the breakfast) but I would stay here again. One other thing, there is no car parking. You can park overnight on the street outside but will have to be gone by 8.30am if you don't want to feed the meter.
Loved it...well worth it
Was a little apprehensive about the price at first but as it was for a treat and only one night I thought what the hell
Everything about this hotel was perfect.
Shown directly to our room, which was wondrous.
The bed was comfy, the bathroom was amazing.
IPod in the room is a nice touch.
So were the complimentary chocolate covered strawberries. Yum!
Only regret was that we had to go home.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone booking a stay in Edinburgh. Well worth the price paid. Easily.
Glamour at its highest!
We stayed at Tigerlilys quite some time ago and I never got around to posting my review! Both my friend and I were absolutely blown away by this dinky boutique hotel. On arrival we asked if we could have an early check-in and the receptionist "Katie" was more than helpful and friendly towards us. We got shown to our room and the receptionist explained all ammenities including the ipod, great coffee making facilities and most exciting of all...LADIES they provide GHD's!!!! The decor of the room was beautiful and the from the funky bath robes to the gorgeous Belini's my friend and I definately felt like princesses!
Breakfast was fantastic and we lounged about chatting for at least an hour afterwards planning our next stay at tigerlilys. P.S the night club underneath was very funky also, however we stayed midweek so it was quiet
Great hotel in Edinburgh
In Edinburgh for the night due to the Fringe Festival and decided, after reading reviews in Tripadvisor, to give the Tigerlily a try. What a cracking Hotel this turned out to be.
Reception staff were very helpful on checking in and out. Top floor, really nice spacious room. Very well laid out with the added bonus of a large bathroom. Room and Bathroom beautifully furnished. We paid £150 prpn (including breakfast) which initially seemed steep as it is a Boutique hotel but the more we stayed the more we realised it was actually worth the money. The view of the courtyard and airconditioning ducting not much to talk about but not really a bother.
Bar and hotel staff very friendly and it is, as other people have noted, painfully trendy but not pretentious. Breakfast was served piping hot and in big portions too. Certainly handy to help the hangover.
Great to have found this Hotel and we will certainly be back next we are in Edinburgh. Highly recommended.
Stylish, fun, contemporary place to stay
We stayed for one night in room 24 and really enjoyed our stay.
The hotel is located on George Street near to great restaurants and classy shops.
We thoroughly recommend room 24 - it's decorated black with fab ensuite facilities and all the mod cons you need - ipod & docking station, Plamsa TV & DVD, fireplace, good mini bar plus a great bed and linen.
We ate in the hotel in the evening and the food was great. Breakfast was also very good and the fact you could have breakfast whenever was a bonus.
The staff are all very good looking as well as being professional and very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
As you may know the hotel has two bars on the ground level and a late bar in the basement. The noise is not a problem as you can't hear anything when you are in your room. It may be worth mentioning that this hotel & its' bars are very popular with the trendy folk of Edinburgh and it appears to be one of the 'meeting' places in town so if you want to stay somewhere where you can have a quiet meal / drink in the evening this isn't the place. We stayed in a Sunday night and it was very busy.
Overall the hotel was very contemporary and 'hip' and decorated beautifully, the food was great and the cocktails tasty!
I have no hesitation in recommeding this place to couples who appreciate design hotels, good food and great location.
We would definately stay again!
On and Off the Road in Edinburgh
"A Few Days in Edinburgh"
This town gets an A+, two thumbs up, 5 *'s, as a nice place to visit and probably a great place to live. From arriving at the airport to getting to our hotel and then exploring the city, it was a great experience.
We stayed at the Tigerlily Hotel on George Street in New Town. A look up Howe Street and there is the Castle. Rose Street between Princes and George is best described as pub alley. Many with great pub names like Hogshead, Filthy McNasty, Dirty Dicks, Bad Ass. We had a few pints pulled in many of them.
One of the toughest decisions when hitting the pubs is to order a draft or have a pint pulled. Many of the beers are simply under pressure, like Stella or Miller. Or you can have one of the many ales pulled. By the end of my 10 days in Scotland I had more and more pints pulled. Not quite as cold, but much more creamier.
More to come folks......
"Through the Gardens and to the Mound"
From the New Town we walked through the gardens below the Castle and up the Mound, or hill to get to the Castle. Transition from the spacious 18th century streets of New Town to up the Mound to the small streets of old Edinburgh is interesting. The Gardens are built on what was once a man made lake in front of the castle. Previously it was a stream that followed the channel but out by glaciers thousands of years ago.
"The Swirling Branched Tree"
In the middle of the grass of Princes Park, below the art museums, stands a solitary tree. When we arrived in Edinburgh after our flight it was the perfect place to rest up in between exploring the museums, shops, and attractions. Looking up into this tree reveals a myriad of twisting, turning branches. Branches moving away from one another, turning back, then off exploring another realm of its world, the allegory of travel maybe? There is a very similar shot in the Princes Gardens by VT'r Tracylacie in B&W.
I'm going to Edinburgh for the first time, and I want to experience some good nightclubs (I'm going alone...) please give me your suggestions about places to go.
Re: Edinburgh Nightlife
Obviously depends a lot on what you are looking for - good choice of live venues at
Re: Edinburgh Nightlife
Can't help you with any particular clubs but the pubs on Grassmarket are popular meeting places for people going clubbing.
Re: Edinburgh Nightlife
There seemed to be a range of pubs both at Grassmarket, on the North side of the Castle and then on Rose Street in New Town. The pub scene seemed to die down about 11 PM. However, in New Town on George Street both the bar at the Tigerlily Hotel and a few doors down at The Candy Bar were hummin. There is also a club across the street. It seemed that after 11 PM the crowd switched from the pubs to the clubs. Karl
Re: Edinburgh Nightlife
I've done reviews on most of the bars and clubs in the George St area wich is great for the slightly older crowd. If you are after younger stuff then The List has a good search engine for events in central Scotland.