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Tigerlily, Edinburgh, Scotland
You want fun? Lots of pink, great cocktails, disco tunes? Tigerlily, on the New Town's fashionable George Street, could fit the bill. The Georgian townhouse has a distinctly lounge-y vibe from its marble-topped bars, glitter-balls and pink lighting to its deep blue armchairs, private booths and chilled tunes.
Bedrooms are airy and cool with stripped-wood floors, big beds and big bathrooms - the suites very sexy - while food has an Asian twist. Try the afternoon tea with cocktails or fizz, or the boozy weekend brunch. Evenings are for music and fun; DJs at the weekend, plus a basement nightclub. And the young staff fizz with energy.
The hotel is at the right end of the city for an easy stroll down to the trendy neighbourhood and shops of Stockbridge, and a walk along the Water of Leith.
Centrally positioned in busy New Town within walking distance of plenty of shops, bars, restaurants.
By plane: flights to Edinburgh take 1 hour 25 mins from London and 1 hour 15 mins from Bristol and Birmingham. The hotel is 25 mins drive from the airport. skyscanner.com Public parking is available nearby.
By train: from London in 4 hours 30 mins, from Manchester in 3 hours 15 mins. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
Anyone up for a fun break of cocktails, glamour and lots of pink, plus tip-top service, will enjoy it here. The pink-washed stairwell up to the bedrooms, with enormous sparkling glitter-ball, just screams 'fun'.
Service & Facilities
The sheer variety of spaces is impressive; sit at the bar beneath its glitter-ball and people-watch, or curl up in an armchair with a book.
- Free Wi-Fi
Classic Room No 11 has terrific views, but for pure indulgence, the two Georgian Suites have it, including free-standing baths, modern four-poster beds, and a game of Monopoly, Edinburgh version. All rooms are generous, and the mini-bars are stocked with locally made items.
Classic, Luxury, Junior Suite, Georgian Mini Suite, The Black Room, Georgian Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom, GHD hairdryer and straighteners, smart TV, bluetooth speakers, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The backdrop of ice cubes clinking and cocktail shakers shushing as bartenders whizz up another cocktail is very alluring. The weekend 'Boozy Brunch' is a good-value, decadent affair including a cocktail, half-bottle of Prosecco and dishes such as croque monsieur and smashed avocado with feta and poached egg on sourdough.
Restaurant and cocktail bar: Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Drinks, cocktails and food. Modern international cuisine, including tandoori baked sea bass and chargrilled Malayan Chicken. Mains from £15.95.