Sunday, December 30, 2007

Edinburgh: Our Apartment

Ideal accommodations in Edinburgh: an apartment by Holyrood apartHotel.

Located just off the Royal Mile and a 5 minute walk to the Holyrood Palace, this apartment was a gem found by Andrew that allowed us to rent 7 days for the price of 4!! For the most part, this virtual tour looks exactly like the luxury apartment we rented, sans disabled ingress. Psfth! Had we known this online tour existed, I wouldn't have taken the pains to clean up and move our crap around to hide it from the camera lens.

While Andrew made us our first breakfast in the kitchen, I appreciated the relaxed style of lodging we booked for the last leg of our trip. Our kitchen was fully stocked with all of the appliances one would need including rather fast electric kettle for hot tea. A combination washer/dryer was also found in the kitchen, along with a dishwasher, small fridge, & microwave (we never used it). Simple spices could be found along with pots, pans, utensils (most importantly-a corkscrew), dishware and bar glasses. We certainly didn't hesitate to find our way to the nearest wine store and grocery.

Tech Tip: Be sure to bring at least 2 converters. If you're tech types like us and carry cameras, laptops, iPods, and such, you'll want to multi-task those for charging or just plain using.

Tech Tip 2: Be sure to check your new purchased appliances; you may not need a transformer as most are now capable of working with both 240volt and 120volt electrical systems.

Laundry Tip: If you can manage, find an apartment for your stay as they just might have a washer-dryer combo as ours did. Also, I've discovered that many European hotels have warming bars in the bathroom to heat your towels. If you're anything like me, you might pull your clothes from the dryer while still damp -make the heater bars work hard for you- they're fabulous. Jeans dried completely in half a day. Love those heater bars -I want to install a few in our house -including the laundryroom!!!

Details forthcoming.

1 comment:

Jeanne Rhea said...

That is a nice apartment. I checked the rates and it seemed pretty reasonable to me compared to where we have stayed here.