As kids, we used to think that the best of both worlds would have been going to school in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and still being home in time for tea and Scooby Doo.
As adults, we’re coming around to the idea that spending the day in the city centre and the evening somewhere quieter is the best of both worlds.
Have your cake and eat it with today’s Big Deal at Edinburgh Capital Hotel.
Located in the west of the city, the hotel is close enough to the city centre to easily enjoy all that the capital has to offer – without the headache of city centre congestion, noise and prices.
With amazing views across the city, the hotel’s hilltop location on Clermiston Road enjoys a tranquil setting without taking you too far away from the sights and sounds of Edinburgh itself.
Close to city centre
Just fifteen minutes from the city centre and close to Edinburgh Zoo, Murrayfield and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh Capital Hotel boasts free, on-site car parking – a rarity in Edinburgh.
If would like a break in Scotland’s beautiful capital then today’s Big Deal is available seven days a week, and is for two people to have an overnight stay in a double or twin room.
The offer includes a continental or full Scottish breakfast buffet plus £30 per person towards dinner from the a la carte menu in the hotel’s Westview Restaurant.
If you want to extend your stay, guests are welcome to buy multiple dinner, bed and breakfast vouchers which can be used consecutively.
Alternatively, you can add a second night on a B&B basis for £50, payable to hotel directly.
Modern, comfortable rooms
Edinburgh Capital Hotel has 111 modern and comfortable guest rooms over three floors with views across Edinburgh and Fife.
All ensuite, the rooms have a hot drinks tray, free WiFi, digital TV and laptop safe.
Did we mention the free parking?
Views over Edinburgh
As the name suggests, the hotel’s Westview Restaurant makes the most of the magnificent views over the whole of the west side of Edinburgh.
The kitchen produces a fine Scottish and international dishes, prepared from Scotland’s fresh natural larder.
Typical choices might be the chicken supreme stuffed with pork and sage sausage meat; the garlic and rosemary flavoured rump of Borders lamb served with black pudding moussaka and honey-roast root vegetables or the crab and langoustine chilli spring rolls with a chilli and soy dipping sauce
During their stay, all guests are free to use the adjacent Capital Fitness centre and its air conditioned gym, sauna, steam room and seventeen metre pool.
TripAdvisor has plenty of happy reviews from guests at Edinburgh Capital Hotel. We’ve shortened this quite comprehensive review:
‘Good hotel with friendly and helpful staff… ideally situated as we were able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city each evening… bus stop is a two minute walk… staff were very welcoming and check-in very efficient… room on the top floor at the back which had a marvellous view and was quiet. The room was a good size with a sitting area. The chamber maids kept the room really clean.
‘The only complaint I would have is that there was no plug near the mirror to plug in my hair dryer (woman thing!) there is a hair dryer in the room… Used the gym a couple of times lots of equipment but a bit cramped. Nice swimming pool and changing rooms, disappointed that the steam room was out of order. The restaurant was lovely… great choice. Food lovely and good service. If you didn’t want to eat in hotel you would need to get a bus to nearest restaurants.’
Things to do
From Edinburgh Castle to the capital’s vibrant theatre district and shopping boutiques, there is plenty to entertain in Edinburgh.
This Big Deal runs until the 20th of December 2015 so you could use it to enjoy much of Edinburgh’s winter festivals which start from the 20th of November.
With quick transport links from the doorstep to Edinburgh city centre, Edinburgh Capital Hotel is perfect for anyone who wants to explore this fascinating city and this offer would make a tremendous pre-Christmas city break.