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Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor...any idea how it is?

Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor...any idea how it is?

Mar 30th, 2006, 07:46 PM
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Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor...any idea how it is?

Hi!

Am getting this hotel room for 77 GBP per day from May 10-13 2006 including breakfast.Please help me decide:
1.Is this a good place to stay (my first trip to Scotland)...services etc.
2.Am I getting a good rate?
3.Is teh location worth it from a tourist standpoint? (Grosvenor Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH12 5EF)

Thanks in advance!
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Mar 30th, 2006, 08:45 PM
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http://cbs5.com/topstories/local_story_089204210.html

Here's the most recent thread mentioning it; you'll find a couple more by typing the hotel name into the text box.

You might also check for reviews on tripadvisor.com, if you've not done so already.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 03:56 AM
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It's OK. Not great but OK, both in terms of style and location. I wouldn't stay there but if you're using Hilton points it might well be worth it.
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Apr 2nd, 2006, 08:15 PM
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Thanks Sheila and Lesli!

I am not a hilton member....so no points....just corporate rate.

Another option is Pringles Ingle....have read good reviews here and was wondering if anyone has anything on this....am getting it for the rate is £30 per person per night inclusive of breakfast.

Please advise.
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 04:49 AM
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Caroline's recommended it a couple of times in the last week.
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 04:10 PM
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Location - near Haymarket, the smaller of edinburgh's two railway stations. A mile or two west of what most people would call the heart of the city but there are millions of buses and trains to take you. I've never been in but about 4 years ago when the final of the European football (soccer) championship was held in Glasgow, FC Real Madrid stayed at the Edinburgh Grosvenor so it can't be too bad. (They won!)
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 04:20 PM
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Pringles Ingle is a totally different category of accommodation - probably very nice BUT do you want your own bathroom, are you happy with a continental breakfast etc. The rate for the Hilton is god for a big hotel in the UK.
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Apr 3rd, 2006, 04:33 PM
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I stayed at the Caledonian Hilton on Princes Street and I thought the location was great and the hotel was very nice. I did get upgraded to a suite with a view of the castle. Giagantic 1 room suite, but it was my birthday and I was an HHonors Gold memeber at that time.

See if you could get a similar rate at the Caledonian which AFAIK is considered the better Hilton in Edinburgh.
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Apr 4th, 2006, 01:25 AM
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The Cally is in a totally different league.If you can get/afford that, take it
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Apr 4th, 2006, 07:32 PM
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Caladonian is a proper hotel for sure
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Apr 4th, 2006, 07:37 PM
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But Cally is very expensive guys....cannot aford!

Has anyone heard of teh TTHE GEORGE HOTEL?
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Apr 4th, 2006, 10:17 PM
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Hi!

My office just helped me with another hotel called

Radisson SAS
80 HIGH ST.
THE ROYAL MILE
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH1 1TH
UNITED KINGDOM

Is it good?Tripadvisor reviews are Ok...please advise.

Am geting a standard double including breakfast for 82 GBP per day .
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Apr 5th, 2006, 12:17 AM
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The Radisson (or whatever they're calling it this week) would be my choice of all the ones you've mentioned, for style, for location and for [rice.
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Apr 5th, 2006, 12:48 AM
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I agree with Sheila, the Radisson seems nicer than the Grosvenor & is in a slightly better location, on the Royal Mile. The Grosvenor is still very near the centre - c. 10 minutes walk to Princes Street. In fact I've just measured it on the A-Z & it is half a mile from the east end of Princes Street. I've only seen the public rooms there - they are OK but maybe a little tired.

As others say, Pringle's Ingle is very different - it is a B&B as opposed to a large chain hotel, i.e. it is someone's home. I know the lady who runs it and she is very nice, and I'm sure her rooms will be nice - both have private bathrooms. It's in a pleasant suburb called Morningside, 2 miles from the centre but with good local shops & on a good bus route.

Only you can decide which would suit you better.
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Apr 5th, 2006, 12:58 AM
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As of now,Pringles is available but Radisson shows unavailable on Expedia....have written to them and waiting for a response.

Hope I get it....
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Apr 5th, 2006, 06:51 AM
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The Radisson would be great. On their web site they have rooms avaiable for your dates, but at 160GBP. The George is very centrally located, but may be a bit worn.
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Apr 5th, 2006, 09:15 AM
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Hi!

Just got a confirmation fro Radisson for 82 GBP excluding breakfast.However, George is 84 with breakfast.....should I still choose Radisson?
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Apr 5th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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I would.
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me too
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And me.
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