The Edinburgh International Science Festival is the first big festival of the year and activities are focused around Dynamic Earth – Edinburgh’s science museum. The Science Festival is a real hit with kids and adults alike.
Below we reveal just some of the best accommodation available near Dynamic Earth, allowing you to get the most from your stay and the other amazing local attractions – Palace of Holyroodhouse, Scottish Parliament, and Arthur’s Seat, to name a few.
The Edinburgh Science Festival 2012 runs from the 31st March to the 15th April and will bring the city alive with its brilliant hands-on displays, fascinating workshops and outdoor events.
Hotels.tv in Edinburgh are delighted to recommend these excellent local hotels and apartments.
Ibis Edinburgh Centre – VERY central, VERY affordable (mustn’t use the word cheap) and VERY tidy. Don’t expect too many extras from this 2-star hotel but it’s mostly likely the best 2-star hotel you will ever stay in. The bar, reception area and eating areas are very smart and welcoming.
Radisson Blu is a beautiful, luxurious and historic hotel in the centre of the Royal Mile. All 238 rooms are modern and welcoming, the health club is excellent and the breakfasts buffet is to be savoured. This hotel is enjoyed by corporate travellers and international travellers alike. The hotel also has loads of parking.
The Carlton Hotel is a lovely big hotel, with a spa, gorgeous rooms and superb service. Some rooms have amazing views out over Edinburgh and beyond. The hotel is also a great place to hold a wedding or big event.
Smart City Hostel – it’s rare we recommend hostels on Hotels.tv but Smart City Hostel is well located, well run and well kitted out with facilities. It’s a lively modern hostel and ideal for groups on a budget. Plus, it has a 5-star hostel rating.
Holyrood ApartHotel – these apartments are ideal for business or pleasure. Rooms are spacious and the location is ideal – in a quiet corner near the busy action. The 4-star hotel offers a mixture of studio apartments and two-bedroom luxury apartments – great for families or groups. Each luxury apartment comes with its own fully equipped kitchen, lounge with Flat screen TV and bathroom.
Dreamhouse Apartments (Holyrood) – these six luxurious guestrooms are equipped with flat-panel televisions with satellite channels, DVD players, and complimentary TV Internet access. All apartments at this 4-star hotel have fully fitted kitchens.