Airconditioning in Edinburgh in June

Jan 28th, 2008, 05:44 PM
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Airconditioning in Edinburgh in June

Do you thing I need it? If so, any suggestions for a hotel with airconditioning for under $200.00?

Thanks.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 06:40 PM
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I cannot imagine that it would be necessary in Edinburgh, much less in June.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 06:41 PM
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I was there in June, and a heater was needed.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 06:45 PM
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AC? In Edinburgh?
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Jan 28th, 2008, 06:50 PM
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When we arrived in Edinburgh in May 2004, it was very warm (for Edinburgh anyway). That night in our hotel room, I had to open the windows but was glad I had ear plugs for the noise.

When we walked outside the next morning, the temp had dropped by 15 to 20 degrees and the wind was blowing! Probably more typical for Edinburgh's weather than the day before.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 06:59 PM
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Sure - it can get warm in Edinburgh. But if you are lucky enough to have a warm day, just enjoy it while you can -- 'cuz the next day will probably be wet and cold . . . . .
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Jan 28th, 2008, 10:20 PM
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Of course you need air conditioning in Edinburgh. And every hotel has it.

Only in Lallans, they call it "a window". And it works manually. Go to window: open it.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 10:25 PM
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According to Weatherbase, the Average High temperature in June is 62F.

The highest ever recorded temperature in June is 84F.

The average number of June days with a temperature above 70F is 4.

http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/w...?s=6130&refer=

With these odds, I think I would risk no air conditioning in Edinburgh. We visited in August, and although we were told it was very nice weather, it was still chilly at night.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 11:47 PM
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My dear Flanner, in Lallans it's called "a windie".

(actually, I'm very impressed by your even knowing the word)

[Overheard in a steet in Aberdeenbr />
Woman leaning out of her tenement window where there's a stushie in the street below:- Fit's adae?

Man below:-24 hours

Woman:- Ah mean, fit's ado?

Man:- a pigeon

Woman (frustrated):- Fit's up

Man:- Yer windie. Shut it!]
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Jan 29th, 2008, 02:36 AM
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I remember being in Edinburgh in June, quite a few years ago - it snowed!
The usual weather for Edinburgh is windy - sometimes wet, sometimes dry, but always windy.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 03:35 AM
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Next thing you'll be asking for air conditioning at the North Pole.

Honestly!

Ever thought about the waste of energy involved - when you could just open a window?

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Jan 29th, 2008, 04:06 AM
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"I'm very impressed by your even knowing the word"

How can you say such a thing? So soon after we're forced to listen to all that 'sconsie face' stuff? And drink that acid you distill instead of real whiskey?

Never understood how somewhere with aspirations to nationhood can elevate a Customs official with a fetish for rolled-up trouserlegs and funny handshakes to provincial hero. But if I can't understand his yammerings, I at least make sure I know what language he was yammering in.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 04:31 AM
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Very few of even the most expensive hotels have air conditioning. It rarely gets above 21 degrees C.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 06:35 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the helpful messages. I would like to point out that I had read a few responses on Trip Advisor where people were complaining of having very hot rooms and that is why I wanted to have air conditioning just in case. I have never been to Scotland. The closest I have been is London and I know it can get miserably hot there.

I asked this question here because I value the knowledge of the very experienced travelers on this board.

That being said, I wish to say to Flanneruk that I am familiar with windows and if the windows will open, I will most definitely give it a shot.

I also wish to say to Afterall - it is responses like yours that have made so many kind and valuable contributors leave this site over the years.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to respond.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 08:33 AM
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if their rooms were hot -- it was because the HEAT was turned on, not because of the weather. A/c wouldn't help that in any case.

The hotel probably won't have a/c, but it definitely will have heat.

so especially in that situation - open the window . . . . .
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Jan 29th, 2008, 09:17 AM
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Janisj: Thanks for the reply. The answer here seems to be that I need to look for a hotel that has windows which can be opened. Thank you.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Willtravel: Thanks for the link to Weatherbase.com. What a great site.
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Jan 29th, 2008, 09:35 AM
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I remember a headline on the front page of the Edinburgh Evening News once that read, "Sizzling Seventies Continues - No Relief in Sight."
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Jan 29th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Heck - on a sunny 60's F day, office workers will take their lunch lounging on the grass in Princes Street gardens, stripped down to less than you'd want to see

charlieg: Don't fret about the windows. Windows open . . . . .
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Jan 29th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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Janisj: You would think so, but here in the US that is frequently not the case.
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