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Hotel Tigerlily Hotel 4 star
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Thoroughly twenty-first century, Tigerlily is trendy and animated hotel with an emphasis on good food and drink and sumptuous design. The sociable hotel suits its George Street postcode - once Edinburgh's banking quarter, and now a haven for trendy cafes, bars and boutiques. A melting pot of traditional glamour with a contemporary edge, Tigerlily markets itself at the young professional, and the successful cocktail bar and restaurant are hubs of energy, frequented by locals and guests alike. The hotel also boasts a swanky nightclub, Lulu, in the basement of the grand Georgian listed building.

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    Location 7.54 /10

    Located on the fashionable George Street, Tigerlily is at the heart of Edinburgh's New Town. Slightly distanced from the main touristy haunts of Princes Street and the Old Town, the area is full of cafes, restaurants and boutiques, and trendy bars that come alive at night. The hotel is midway between Waverly and Haymarket Station, each around a ten-minute stroll away. A direct airport bus stops at Princes Street and takes around 25 minutes.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The hotel's luxury boudoir-esque rooms are filled with big floral prints, bright colours and a mix of modern and chic renaissance furniture. There are 33 altogether, each uniquely decorated, with 5 room types to choose from. All room types have the Tigerlily touch, and the main difference between them is therefore in size. Suites are large and open plan, featuring glowing contemporary fireplaces and spacious seating areas. This is a hotel for the i-pod generation. Indeed, rooms come supplied with pre-loaded i-pods and docks, coloured window lights that turn on automatically come nightfall (a selection of disco colours are available...) and large, flat screen TVs. In addition, all rooms are equipped with DVD players (DVD library available from reception), complementary Wi-Fi and GHD hair straighteners. The bathrooms are large and sleek and many have wet-room style monsoon showers. What's more, the hotel offers complementary White Company products. Other nice touches include the fresh flower displays in all rooms, complementary organic fruit, and the turndown service ? when an ice bucket and fresh lime are delivered direct to your room for mixing drinks! And I almost forgot to mention? the extensive in-room minibars are exceptionally well-stocked!

    Overview 8.70 /10

    Life at Tigerlily is strongly orientated around the dynamic restaurant and bar, which, spread over the entire ground floor, is a labyrinth of cosy nooks and a melting pot of styles. The reception desk, which is only accessible through the bar, is squeezed into a corner of the bustling restaurant, where it seems to be earnestly overshadowed by the surrounding razzle and dazzle. Staff members are young, friendly and well turned out, as are most of the clientele. Although Tigerlily doesn't have its own gym, guests receive discounts at a local health club just over the road. Instead of working at the treadmill, why not dance your night away at the hotel's popular Lulu club? Located in the basement of the George Street listed building, Lulu is a decadent contemporary club boasting a responsive disco-lighting dance floor and an extensive cocktail menu.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    Nowhere in Edinburgh will you have a more diverse range of cosy and cool seating areas to choose from than Tigerlily Restaurant! Tables for parties, tables for two, bead curtains and designer chairs... have coffee in the bamboo-clad conservatory area, a relaxed lunch at the Asian-inspired low tables, and dinner with friends at one of the large, round booths. And don't forget to make the most of the cocktail trolley, where the in-house mixologist will demonstrate his skills right at your table! The Tigerlily menu is equally diverse and sociable, with an emphasis on sharing platters. Contemporary Scottish cuisine with an Asian twist - the food looked delicious. Almost as delicious as the restaurant itself.

    To know

    Tigerlily and its sister hotel, Rick's, are part of the Montpelier Group, launched in 1992.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      spa, Turkish bath, massage, wellness

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