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Edinburgh Hotels

Edinburgh Hotels offered for Edinburgh Breaks

Hotel du Vin, one of Edinburgh Breaks central hotelsIn and around Edinburgh there is a vast aray of city hotels to suit all pockets: budget hotel, luxury hotels, central hotels and character hotels.

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In our pages and on the booking engine for Edinburgh Breaks and Edinburgh Hotels you will find everything from Travelodges to 5 star deluxe hotels.

I’ve stayed at the Travelodges and at the 4 star Apex Hotels and been impressed by both. I’ve visited the 5 star hotels and spent large amounts of my life wandering around Edinburgh in between!

The centre of Edinburgh is very compact, although not many city maps do justice to the number of steps you find yourself walking up and down as you walk around this beautiful place! You can usually see where you want to get to, but the view can be quite daunting!

Still, you should walk. Although there are buses and taxis and trams (well one day soon maybe!), the walking brings you closer to the city.

So back to the hotels.

Of course my eye is always drawn to the smaller hotels, with a bit of character – and if they go by the name of Hotel du Vin then all the better: OK not exactly Scottish, but a lovely little hotel set in the picturesque Old Town: I will grin and bear the 4 star comfort for one or two nights!

With two day/one night theatre breaks including tickets and full Scottish breakfast starting at around £100pp that is not a bad deal for a wonderful city break in this beautiful city.

Mystery Non Refundable Hotels offer great savings on the regular cost of the hotel BUT 100% cancellation charge applies. We cannot tell you the name of the hotel until booking confirmation but for the money you can’t go far wrong – pick a 4 star mystery hotel if you don’t want to push your luck too much!

Otherwise Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West at 107 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH4 3HL
is a 3 Star hotel which sits just 1.5 miles from the West End (yes Edinburgh has a West End as well as London so be careful when booking a West End break in Edinburgh that it is not in fact a London Theatre Break!) and is close to Murrayfield Stadium, The Botanic Gardens and the National Gallery of Modern Art.

The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh in Abercromby Place is another 3 Star hotel and offers you the opportunity to experience the different surroundings of staying in a Club with typical Georgian old world charm.

Of course there are always the Travelodges – Cameron Toll on Craigmillar Park, Travelodge Edinburgh West End on Belford Road, Travelodge Edinburgh Haymarket and Travelodge Edinburgh Central. Great deals in basic hotels… and for a few nights of festival-going that is all I need, I don’t know about you!

The four star Malmaison or the King James hotels are great for a bit of posh and the Roxburghe Hotel in Charlotte Square has some two night deals that are worth a look. Actually a lot of hotels do 2 njight deals so do think about staying a little longer to get more bang for your buck!

The Apex Hotels are modern hotels and very central – the two in Grassmarket are especially great come festival time although they can be a bit expensive comparred to the prices at other times of the year.
Probably the best known hotel in Edinburgh is the Carlton on North Bridge – a lovely great big hotel with excellent facilities.

If you are looking for a lot of posh then Hilton and the Sheraton have excellent city centre hotels but it is the Balmoral on Princes Street that holds the winning hand: probably just on the name, but with 5 stars obviously there is a bit more than just the name!

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Visit Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Breaks for the Whole Family

Edinburgh Dungeon Experience from just £94 per family of four

Delve into 500 years of Scotland’s darkest history at the Edinburgh Dungeon – open all year round.

come face to face with live actors, experience exciting special effect and thrilling rides as you journey through time, from the horror of the plague and the betrayal of William Wallace to the terrifying Labyrinth of Lost Souls.

This ghastly visit can be a great highlight to your edinburgh Break with 3 star accommodation and entry tickets to Edinburgh Dungeon from only £94 per family of 4.

Book now for a great short break to Edinburgh.

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing in Edinburgh

dirty dancing in edinburghThe iconic film starring Patrick Swayze has been loved by millions for 25 years. The musical took London by storm and now it is on tour!

Dirty Dancing in Edinburgh has now closed

Edinburgh Theatre Breaks’ next show: Cats

Dirty Dancing is a powerful story of love, freedom and acceptance. The hugely successful West End adaptation will show at the Edinburgh Playhouse from 4th December 2012 -9th January 2013.

America in 1963 and Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is spending summer with her family at an all inclusive holiday camp. 17 years old she is the apple of her father’s eye but in this coming of age story ‘Baby’ learns the ways of the world and her father must see her for the young woman she has become. Falling in love with the camps working class dance instructor Johnny Castle, ‘Baby’ and Johnny must face the prejudice of class differences if there love will last the summer.

The original film was released in 1987 and won an Oscar for the iconic song ‘I’ve Had the Time of My Life’. Dirty Dancing features outstanding dancing alongside the hit songs from the film including ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the phenomenal ‘I’ve Had The Time Of My Life’.

Theatre Breaks in Edinburgh featuring Dirty Dancing include tickets for the following performance times.
Evenings: Monday to Saturday at 19:30, Friday 20.00
Matinees: Saturday 14.30, Friday 17.00

Including interval the performance time is 2 hours 30 minutes.

Ghost – the Musical

Ghost The Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse

Ghost the musical at the Edinburgh PlayhouseThe smash hit musical, Ghost – the musical, based on the romantic movie which starred starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore is coming to Edinburgh and theatre breaks for Ghost – the Musical will be available bewteen 14th May and 1st June 2013.

To remind you of the story, Ghost tells the tale of Sam and Molly. After Sam is murdered he becomes trapped between worlds as a ghost, bound to the human world to protect Molly. With communication only possible through the psychic, Oda Mae Brown, will Sam be able to save Molly, will we get to hear Unchained Melody and will the famous pot-making scene be included in the musical too?

With an original score a Ghost Theatre Break in Edinburgh with overnight accommodation at  your choice of a range of central Edinburgh hotels and optional discounted rail travel  will be a weekend break to remember. And if you are able to enjoy this city during the week we have some great deals and availability then too!

Performance times for Ghost the Musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse:

  • Evenings: Monday to Saturday at 19.30
  • Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday at 14.30

NOTE: Ghost the Musical is unsuitable for children under 8 years old.

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo Packages

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Packages

Set against the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh’s world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has an electric atmosphere, buzzing with visitors from across the globe all there to take part in this momentous event.The Edinburgh Tattoo features the world-famous Massed Pipes and Drums and, in a moment of calm, the event closes with the haunting presence of the Lone Piper on the Castle ramparts.

Since it first took place in 1950 over 12 million people have travelled to Edinburgh to see the spectacular that is the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience this truly breathtaking event, and enjoy one of Scotland’s most beautiful cities, in a 3 day, 2 night package that will include tickets for the 10:30 performance of The Royal Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle

And make sure you stay for the spectacular firework display after the show!

Here is the choice of Edinburgh Hotels for your Edinburgh Military Tattoo Package

2 nights at the Piries Hotel and tickets for the Military Tattoo – Top Price 10.30pm Ticket Package Price: £255pp

2 nights at the Edinburgh Marriott Hotel and tickets for the Military Tattoo – Top Price 10.30pm Ticket Package Price: £289 pp

2 nights at the Malmaison Edinburgh and tickets for the Military Tattoo – Top Price 10.30pm Ticket Package Price: £309.00

2 nights at the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa and tickets for the Military Tattoo – Top Price 10.30pm Ticket Package Price: £385.00

Other events in Edinburgh

9 to 5 in Edinburgh

9 to 5 – the musical comes to Edinburgh

9 to 5 – the musical is based on the 1980 film of the same name is coming to BACK the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 04 to Saturday 08 June 2013. The show is a great ne9 to 5 edinburgh playhouse for theatre breaksw musical comedy with songs written by the fabulous Dolly Parton including of course, the smash hit title track: 9 to 5

  • You will be able to book 9-5  the musical Theatre Breaks in Edinburgh soon

9 to 5 the Musical is a fantastic comedy taking the everyday grind of working life and turning it upside down as three female employees seek revenge on their misogynistic boss Franklin Hart, Jr. The three women come together in a series of outrageous and hilarious events as they try to bring equality into the work place. This show is every bit as entertaining as the original film which starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin experiencing prejudice and disappointment in their work life’s

The musical version of the film including the Tony and Grammy nominated score by Dolly Parton, opened on Broadway on April 30, 2009, before embarking on a US tour.

Tuesday 04 to Saturday 08 June 2013
Tuesday evening 20:00
Wednesday to Saturday evenings 19.30
Wednesday and Saturday matinees 14.30

9 to 5 The Musical – Edinburgh Theatre Breaks includes tickets with hotel accommodation. We also have tickets available without accommodation if you do not need hotel accommodation: click on the Book Tickets link above.