‘Location, location, location’ has long been the mantra of the estate agent.
And it applies equally to holiday locations.
If you want to make the most of Edinburgh, then choose a location right in the heart of the city.
Which leads us to this Big Deal on an overnight dinner, bed and breakfast stay for two in the Mercure Edinburgh City – Princes Street Hotel.
As the name underlines, this comfortable hotel is on Princes Street within easy walking distance of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens.
Valid until the 23rd December, it’s perfect if you want to explore the capital – you could not wish for a better base.
Dinner for two
The offer is for two people to enjoy an overnight stay in a Classic double or twin room.
As well as breakfast, the offer includes a £22 per person dinner allowance to spend on food in the Brasserie or bar and a bottle of house wine to have with the meal.
Classic bedrooms offer supremely comfortable beds, HD TVs, complimentary high speed WiFi, en suite bathrooms, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
Dinner with a view
As well as enjoying a hearty breakfast in the morning, the offer includes a £22 per person allowance towards dinner in the Brasserie or bar.
Spectacular panoramas of Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town are a major draw.
Popular main courses range from the braised chicken leg, with a white bean and smoked ham hock cassoulet to the Thai red curry. The Chef’s signature dishes include options such as the maple-roast pork belly with a sausage and butterbean stack, pear and apple purée and sea salt crackling.
A grill section offers burgers, the fish of the day and, of course, the ever popular rib-eye steak which is dry-aged for 28 days.
The Mercure Edinburgh City – Princes Street Hotel has many admirers on TripAdvisor. We have edited the following recent comments for length:
‘The hotel was in a great location to everything we needed. Room was very good and big… Staff were lovely and always happy to help… Overall it was a fab stay.’
‘Nice hotel, fantastic location. I would recommend staying here and I will definitely be booking again the next time I’m in Edinburgh. The room was very clean, bed was very comfortable… The very best thing about the hotel is the location… within walking distance of all the high street shops, Old Town, the Castle, Camera Obscura, cinemas, and Waverley Station…
‘Myself and my wife stayed here for a night – a late birthday treat for her and to enjoy the sights of Edinburgh whilst doing some early Xmas shopping. This hotel is ideally located on Princes Street -about 300 yards from the train station… The room was very spacious, although a new lick of paint wouldn’t go amiss…’
Edinburgh in winter
You might still catch the end of summer if you book early September, but seeing the Edinburgh sights in autumn and winter is spectacular, especially if you happen to catch the Christmas markets, launching mid-November.
If you know someone who would love to wrap up warm and explore Edinburgh, this Big Deal from the Mercure Edinburgh City – Princes Street Hotel gives them the city on a plate.