To Stay in or Stay Out: The Merits and Misgivings of Hotel Accommodation

When choosing a place to stay when visiting a city, there are many things to consider. Have you been there before? Are you going to see a particular sight or go shopping? Or perhaps you are there to visit friends and family but don’t want to bother them by staying at their place. There are many reasons to visit a place, and many reasons we choose the accommodation we do. But a little research and an understanding of what you want to accomplish on your visit will help choose the right spot.

Visiting Edinburgh presents one with an opportunity for a wide-range of activities, the choice of which will play largely into choosing what part of the city to stay in. While history and culture abound in the city as a whole, the city-centre is certainly the focal point of all activities relating to this. It is also where a host of historic sites, tours, and general explorations begin.

Shopping is also a major motivation for visiting the city. International couture and luxury brands call Edinburgh home, as well as many local independent boutique shops and designers. Artists and other contemporary craft persons will ply their wares in the city-centre, another reason to stay, for instance, in one of the many fine establishments that an Edinburgh Castle hotel provides.

However, Edinburgh also offers a fantastic base for seeing the surrounding Lothian countryside. The terrain is rugged and steeped in history, and opportunities for walking and hiking abound. Closer in, Edinburgh also offers outdoor activities such as an ice rink and golfing, making a stay in the city packed with variety. In this case, staying somewhere such as the Murrayfield Hotel would allow one the peacefulness and tranquillity of the countryside with easy access to the city-centre, giving the visitor the best of both worlds.

In short, deciding where to stay when visiting Edinburgh is easy: choose what you want to do, and the location will come to you.


November 4, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Uncategorized

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