Has anyone stayed at a Marriott in Scotland ? We are currently booked at the Marriott Dalmahoy but are thinking of moving to the Marriott
Any insight would be appreciated.
We've stayed at the Dalmahoy many times and have always enjoyed it. However, you are correct, it is a fair way out of the centre of Edinburgh ... it's about 9 miles or 20 minutes from there to Edinburgh Castle in a cab with good traffic. The Residence Inn is reasonably central and you could walk to the castle in about 15 mins ... it's about three quarters of a mile. There's an interesting historic pub on the walk ...
I've not stayed at the RI as I think that it is fairly new. The main shopping area is Princes Street which is on the other side of the castle. There are many nice restaurants in Edinburgh ... if you give us an idea of your likes, I or others may be able to give you some suggestions.
Thank you. As awesome as the Dalmahoy looks we decided to move to the RI, I think closer to the sightseing is going to be better.
Thank you for the tip on the pub that's right up our alley. A good restaurant recomendation in the area would be appreciated.
Also, if anyone has a tip on a resonably priced kilt shop. Were going to a wedding and we want to purchase my husband a kilt from his clan to wear. Everything I see online is pricey ???
Hi jag, sorry for the delay in responding ... had a problem with the home internet service. I hope that I am not too late but you didn't say when you were visiting.
I have no suggestions re kilts but I'll ask my buddy who is a Scot. We are going to his son's wedding in Ayr in August and he will no doubt be a kilt wearer. However, I know that they are not cheap. Our son-in-law and his 'team' wore kilts when he married our daughter and I think that he had to pay around £800 for his kilt.
As for restaurants, there are just so many in Edinburgh. Here are a couple that are very nice ...
If you want something more casual try the Grassmarket area ... historically interesting and a lot of options ...
If you fancy a beer and some live music afterwards, there is generally some at this bar ... fairly nearby the Grassmarket ...
I hope that this helps ... have a great time in Edinburgh
well, I decided to try a little online Kilt shopping as I have never done this, and here is what I found.
1) online/mail order kilts made to order, that can be bought or rented http://shop.atlantakilts.com/Kilt-Kilt.htm?gclid=CMW65q6-lbECFcXe4Aodnm_Yew
2) they have sports kilts http://www.sportkilt.com/?gclid=COPLhuC-lbECFUff4AodmA9Fgw
3) you can buy a kilt from Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=mens+kilts&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=14714176435&hvpos=1t3&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1444911291988414649&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&ref=pd_sl_4ljkk0pgvz_b
4) you can buy online or via phone from Scotland http://www.heritageofscotland.com/cid,88,index.php
5) McCalls claims to be #1 http://www.mccallsltd.org/shop-locations.html
6) kilt-iquette...Everything you wanted to know about kilts but were afraid to ask http://www.dress2kilt.eu/en0101_men_in_kilts.htm
7) Gumtree, the e-bay for kilts http://www.gumtree.com/mens-clothing/edinburgh/kilts