To Scotland for Homecoming

Jan 13th, 2009, 10:16 AM
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To Scotland for Homecoming

We are a family of four traveling to Edinburgh for the "Gathering." I like to know if there is any place we can stay close to Holly rood Park? I understand a lot of the hotels do not have a double bed, so we will have to reserve two rooms. Thank you
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Jan 13th, 2009, 11:59 AM
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what's your budget, please?
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Jan 13th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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Assuming "family of four" means 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 14 then a Family room at St Mary's Place Travelodge would be close

Failing that, the ages and sexes of the party would help as would your budget
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Jan 13th, 2009, 04:23 PM
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Yes - most of the hotels do have a double bed. A double bed (smaller than a queen size) is large enough (barely) for 2 adults.

I think what you mean is that most hotel rooms don;t have TWO double beds.

If it's 2 very small kids you might be able to get a roll-away put in a larger double room. If they're adult size kids they will need their own room - or a "family room" that might hold 4 - but will be much more expensive..
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Jan 14th, 2009, 10:22 AM
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We are a family on a budget, my kids are 12 and 15 yrs. old. I would also like to know how can I get there from London. The round tickets are less expensive if you arrive in London.
Thank you.
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Jan 14th, 2009, 12:47 PM
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Hi,

You haven't answered the question about how much you want to spend for rooms but here's a place that has family rooms for 4 and is a 10 minute walk from Holyrood.

http://www.scotlandby.com/greenside/

You say the "round trip tickets are less expensive if you arrive in London."

Do you mean that it's less expensive to fly to London and take the train to Edinburgh? If this is the case then you've answered your question about how to get there - fly to London and take the train.

If you mean it's less expensive to fly to London than to fly to Scotland w/o factoring in land transportation then it's not less expensive to fly to London for a vacation in Edinburgh.

I would fly to Glasgow or Edinburgh via London (unless there is a non stop flight to Scotland).
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Jan 14th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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On your original thread - I suggested you include your budget. Now two more people have also asked how much you want to spend.

We really do need a £ amount (or $ or € and we can do the calculation) before anyone can make useful recommendations.

And how long will you be in the city? If longer than a night or two, you will probably do better renting an apartment.

As for the best way to get to Edinburgh from London - varies depending on your specifics. Like -- are you landing in London and then immediately traveling up to Edinburgh? If so, you wouldn't need to go into London at all - you could just book a flight w/i about 3 or 4 hours of your arrival.

But if you are going to be in London for some time - then you can take a high speed daytime train, an overnight sleeper train, or you could fly up.

But in just about all cases, the later you book, the more expensive the tickets.
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Jan 14th, 2009, 11:27 PM
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We don't know how long you're staying but a flat might be an option for you.

Have a look at these
http://www.holyroodaparthotel.com/

Also very close is the Holyrood Hotel
http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/hol...tion/index.htm

Not expensive in the big scheme of things, but not cheap either.

Here are a couple of agencies
http://www.edinburgh-holiday-accommo...o.uk/index.php
http://www.mackays-self-catering.co.uk

The cheapest way to get from London to Edinburgh is by bus, but that would be my idea of hell
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