Our first day arriving in London, we hopped straight on a plane and headed to Scotland to begin our UK adventure. David knew that Scotland was number one on my list so he figured we could head there and get it “out of the way” first. Since we were planning on renting a car once we landed we decided to nestle down in Edinburgh for a night before starting our road trip around Scotland the next day.
Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburgh
Located in Edinburgh city centre on the Royal Mile, the Radisson Blu Hotel couldn’t be in a better spot to soak up all Old Town Edinburgh has to offer. The building, though newer, completely blends in with the 16th-century scenery around it. We almost missed it when driving by trying to find it! Don’t be fooled by the outside though, the inside of the Radisson Blu was anything but 16th-century.
The clean, crips rooms are decked in monochrome colors with splashes of yellow throughout. We were in a superior room with a comfy corner sofa and table to catch up on our work while on the road. We loved that they have a variety of beds and a menu you can choose different bedding from if you need something non-allergenic. We did have a little bit of a view from our window of the courtyard outside which was great but nothing to write home about.
The hotel comes complete with a gym, pool, small spa, restaurant, and the luxury of parking in Edinburgh city centre. Believe me, it is worth every penny. If you don’t feel like venturing out you can always grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, the Itchy Coo where kids 12 & under get to eat for free, score! If you stay in one of the higher tier rooms, you also have the option to add breakfast to your stay.
Typically in the US, breakfast at hotels is pretty mediocre at best but the Radisson Blu is a far cry from boring. They pull out all the stops with a buffet full of options for every diet. We were both impressed with the huge display spread of breakfast goodies and we wasted no time filling our bellies to the brim. Another charge to add to the room that is totally worth it.
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Would We Stay Again?
Honestly, at the rate you can book a room at Radisson Blu in Edinburgh, its a no brainer where to stay on the Royal Mile. The front desk attendants are very knowledgeable, the rooms are comfy, and the breakfast and parking options are no feats to dismiss. We would most definitely stay again and plan to on our next venture into Edinburgh. If you’re interested in booking a room, feel free to use our link and let them know we sent you!
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