Thursday, 24 January 2013

Travel Tip # 1

Tip in EVERY AND ANY HOTEL you stay in, ALWAYS, ALWAYS wash the cups and rinse in boiling water.  The chambermaids do not take the cups and spoons down to the kitchens to wash them.  They are washed in the sink in the bathroom.  This to makes me wonder how they dry them.  I have visions of them using the last occupants towels to dry up.  Or take your own.
Have I made you sick yet?
P. S. Your welcome!  LOL  Happy Travelling

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Parliment House Hotel, Edinburgh


Parliment House Hotel, Edinburgh, December 2012
I have had the pleasure of staying here twice now.  The hotel is at the top of Calton Hill, about 5 mins walk from the train station if you are a slow walker like me.
Lets look at the insides and the room we had this time.  It was a lot smaller than the last one and that made me a little bummed.  But, well there you go.  When I stay anywhere I like to check trip advisor, but I am also loving how Pioneer Woman takes pictures of all the hotels she stays in on her book tour.  I find this really helpful and if I go to America I will for sure check her website to see if she has stayed in a hotel I like.
Now, let look at the pictures shall we? Big photo dump coming up...
Sorry about the flash this is an old lift that doesn't work, it looks quite pretty

Thistle wall paper


Close up of the reading light.  I would like this in my next house...

Kettle in the bottom drawer below the TV. 

Wardrobe, in side was a trouser press.

View from the window, very rusty looking walkway...?

Loving the detail on the curtains

The bits in the bathroom

So there you go.  Would I stay again.  YES.  it is super central you can walk everywhere from there.  It is a good price for the location.  The food is the only really bad point about this place.  I have never had wet haggis for breakfast in my life, I have eaten quite a lot of haggis over the years in lots of different places.  This is not a good example and if people are put off by it after eating it here, I completely understand.  Do not go here for the food.  That is all I am say.
The rooms both of the times I have stayed have been spotless.  The bathroom was a let down this time as it was clear from the marks on the bath tub that it had previously had a shower screen, the silicon was still on the bath and where it had been left was getting a bit gross.  Nothing that the maintenance team couldn't sort out with a scrapper and a bit of time.
For the price of the room I think this is an amazing hotel.
Marks out of 10?  8.5.
I would stay again in a heart beat

EDIT, these are the only 2 pictures I have of the other bedroom I stayed in before this visit.  Unfortunately this doesn't how much bigger the room was.


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Edinburgh - Calton Hill part 2

More Calton Hill views



Sorry for the picture dump and any barrier/scaffolding, it is left over from the Torch Procession the night before.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Edinburgh - Calton Hill Part 1

Just pictures



Shattered. I don't seem to be getting better.  Back off to the Dr.  In the mean time I am going to watch The House of Elliot.  If you like Downton Abbey, look up this TV series on iplayer or you tube.
Sol x

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Edinburgh 2012 - Dads Army

Edinburgh 2012 - Dads Army

Man Dressed like Private Joe Walker in Dads Army, marching down Princes Street, Edinburgh, 31st December 2012

Check out the shoes

Below is a picture of Private Walker, looking spivvy in civvies