Tigerlily Rating: 4.0 Pearls
New Town, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Pros

  • Convenient New Town location within walking distance of sights, shopping, and restaurants
  • Beautiful, stylish rooms with plush bedding and wood floors
  • Flat-screen TVs and pre-loaded iPods
  • Sleek bathrooms with White Company toiletries, as well as salon-quality hair straighteners and hairdryers
  • Hip restaurant and bar serving tasty cocktails and organic dishes
  • Free access to the gym and pool at nearby Vital Health and Well Being
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • No fitness center or spa (but free access to Vital Health and Well Being)

Bottom Line

The Tigerlily is housed in an historic Georgian townhouse, but inside, it's thoroughly modern. This stylish 33-room boutique hotel has few amenities -- just a small lobby, a restaurant, and a bar (no fitness center or spa here). But it attracts guests with its gorgeous rooms and convenient New Town location, within walking distance of sights, restaurants, and shops. The hip bar and restaurant, where guests and locals can enjoy tasty cocktails and organic meals, features funky chandeliers, bright velvet furniture, and patterned wall panels. The rooms are high-tech, with flat-screen TVs at the foots of the beds and pre-loaded iPods, and have wood floors and sophisticated contemporary style. Rooms are individually decorated, and many feature bright color accents and statement patterns; all have high-end extras such as plush bedding, fresh flowers, and sleek bathrooms with upscale White Company toiletries.

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 Location

In New Town, just off of Charlotte Square and also within walking distance of West Princes Street Gardens

The Tigerlily is located in New Town (it dates back to the 18th century, so it isn't actually all that new). New Town's numerous restaurants, shops (it's home to Princes Street), and bars make it a convenient location. Plus, New Town is where the National Portrait Gallery can be found.

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a gorgeous city that maintains much of its medieval heritage. It features narrow cobblestone streets and stately castles, such as the Edinburgh Castle, that stand stoically against the city's dramatic natural landscape. This historic, cultural city has been home to inventors, literary greats (such as Robert Louis Stevenson), and famous rulers (the most famous being Mary, Queen of Scots). It is also home to several significant museums, such as the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Portrait Gallery.

  • 21-minute drive to Edinburgh Airport
  • 3-minute walk to Charlotte Square
  • 7-minute walk to the West Princes Street Gardens
  • 7-minute walk to shopping on Princes Street
  • 8-minute walk to the Edinburgh Castle
  • 10-minute walk to the National Gallery of Scotland
  • 11-minute walk to the National Portrait Gallery
  • 15-minute walk to the heart of Old Town
  • 16-minute walk to the Royal Mile
  • 16-minute walk to the Grassmarket
  • 16-minute walk to St. Giles Cathedral
  • 23-minute walk to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or 17 minutes via public transportation (5-minute drive)
  • 24-minute walk to the Royal Botanic Garden, or a 6-minute drive
  • 25-minute walk to the National Monument, the Nelson Museum, and the City Observatory, or 21 minutes via public transportation (5-minute drive)

 Bottom Line

The Tigerlily is housed in an historic Georgian townhouse, but inside, it's thoroughly modern. This stylish 33-room boutique hotel has few amenities -- just a small lobby, a restaurant, and a bar (no fitness center or spa here). But it attracts guests with its gorgeous rooms and convenient New Town location, within walking distance of sights, restaurants, and shops. The hip bar and restaurant, where guests and locals can enjoy tasty cocktails and organic meals, features funky chandeliers, bright velvet furniture, and patterned wall panels. The rooms are high-tech, with flat-screen TVs at the foots of the beds and pre-loaded iPods, and have wood floors and sophisticated contemporary style. Rooms are individually decorated, and many feature bright color accents and statement patterns; all have high-end extras such as plush bedding, fresh flowers, and sleek bathrooms with upscale White Company toiletries.

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Address

  • 125 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH2 4JN

Room Types

  • Double Rooms
  • Georgian Mini Suite
  • Georgian Suite
  • Luxury Double Rooms
  • Superior Mini Suite
  • The Black Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 33
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: New Town, Edinburgh
Address: 125 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH2 4JN
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