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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.
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.