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Old June 18th, 2017, 12:50 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
S Viemeister[_2_]
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

Any suggestions for a decent hotel with day rates? Needed to recover
from an early morning red-eye flight.
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Old June 18th, 2017, 03:12 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

IIRC, there's a Hilton group property near the airport which may serve your purposes.

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Old June 18th, 2017, 12:47 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

On 6/17/2017 10:12 PM, -hh wrote:
IIRC, there's a Hilton group property near the airport which may serve your purposes.

-hh

Thanks, I'll look into that.
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Old June 18th, 2017, 02:46 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

On 6/18/2017 9:12 AM, Martin wrote:
Look at Tripadvisor
https://www.tripadvisor.com/HotelsNe...h_Scotland.htm

If you look at the one star comments you won't stay at any of them :-)
It looks as if you need to take a taxi to get to most of the hotels

What is needed, is a _very_ early check-in - her flight arrives at
breakfast time, and she needs a place to dump her bags and rest for a
bit, before catching a train in the afternoon. The hotels I've used in
Edinburgh don't offer such an early check-in.

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Old June 18th, 2017, 07:08 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

On 6/18/17 6:46 AM, S Viemeister wrote:
On 6/18/2017 9:12 AM, Martin wrote:
Look at Tripadvisor
https://www.tripadvisor.com/HotelsNe...h_Scotland.htm


If you look at the one star comments you won't stay at any of them :-)
It looks as if you need to take a taxi to get to most of the hotels

What is needed, is a _very_ early check-in - her flight arrives at
breakfast time, and she needs a place to dump her bags and rest for a
bit, before catching a train in the afternoon. The hotels I've used in
Edinburgh don't offer such an early check-in.



Maybe an airport lounge? Maybe there's one with showers and you can buy
a day pass?

Though most lounges are airside, not after you retrieved your bags.

Some airports do have arrival lounges.


I'd never heard of a day rate. Typically less than regular rates?
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Old June 18th, 2017, 07:31 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

On 6/18/2017 2:08 PM, poldy wrote:
On 6/18/17 6:46 AM, S Viemeister wrote:
On 6/18/2017 9:12 AM, Martin wrote:
Look at Tripadvisor
https://www.tripadvisor.com/HotelsNe...h_Scotland.htm
If you look at the one star comments you won't stay at any of them :-)
It looks as if you need to take a taxi to get to most of the hotels

What is needed, is a _very_ early check-in - her flight arrives at
breakfast time, and she needs a place to dump her bags and rest for a
bit, before catching a train in the afternoon. The hotels I've used in
Edinburgh don't offer such an early check-in.

Maybe an airport lounge? Maybe there's one with showers and you can buy
a day pass?
Though most lounges are airside, not after you retrieved your bags.

Some airports do have arrival lounges.

I hadn't thought of that. Will check!

I'd never heard of a day rate. Typically less than regular rates?


Yes, and with an earlier check-in time.

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Old June 19th, 2017, 12:58 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

What is needed, is a _very_ early check-in - her flight arrives at
breakfast time, and she needs a place to dump her bags and rest for a
bit, before catching a train in the afternoon. The hotels I've used in
Edinburgh don't offer such an early check-in.


This is a similar requirement as for an adulterer's hotel.

I recall a news story a few years ago that rated the Best
Western in Lauriston Place as one of the best hotels in
Britain to have an affair in.

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Old June 19th, 2017, 01:47 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

On 6/18/2017 7:58 PM, Jack Campin wrote:
What is needed, is a _very_ early check-in - her flight arrives at
breakfast time, and she needs a place to dump her bags and rest for a
bit, before catching a train in the afternoon. The hotels I've used in
Edinburgh don't offer such an early check-in.


This is a similar requirement as for an adulterer's hotel.

Umm...
Not quite what I was looking for.

I recall a news story a few years ago that rated the Best
Western in Lauriston Place as one of the best hotels in
Britain to have an affair in.

Does that mean that they offer day rates?

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Old June 19th, 2017, 02:44 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:47:46 AM UTC-4, S Viemeister wrote:
On 6/17/2017 10:12 PM, -hh wrote:
IIRC, there's a Hilton group property near the airport which may serve your purposes.

-hh

Thanks, I'll look into that.


FWIW, the others have mentioned asking about a 'day rate' ... one thing that virtually any hotel will do, even if they don't have a formal day rate, is to let you book a room for the night prior to your arrival - - yes, full cost.

What you put on the reservation is that you're going to have an extremely late arrival ... i.e., the next morning.

This can get expensive, but it is one way to guarantee a room before normal check-in times.


-hh
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Old June 19th, 2017, 09:49 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Default Edinburgh hotels -day rate?

On 6/18/2017 9:44 PM, -hh wrote:
On Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:47:46 AM UTC-4, S Viemeister wrote:
On 6/17/2017 10:12 PM, -hh wrote:
IIRC, there's a Hilton group property near the airport which may serve your purposes.

Thanks, I'll look into that.


FWIW, the others have mentioned asking about a 'day rate' ... one thing that virtually any hotel will do, even if they don't have a formal day rate, is to let you book a room for the night prior to your arrival - - yes, full cost.

What you put on the reservation is that you're going to have an extremely late arrival ... i.e., the next morning.

This can get expensive, but it is one way to guarantee a room before normal check-in times.

Unfortunately, though, most places have a fairly early check-out time,
which means paying for TWO nights, but only staying for a few hours.
She was trying to avoid that.

 




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