The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 will be bringing alive the cinema screens of the capital once again from Wednesday 20th June to Sunday 1st July.
The Edinburgh Film Festival was set up in 1947 and ever since has been promoting and discussing international films. The majority of the Film Festival’s screenings take place in the west end of the city, in particular at the Filmhouse Cinema.
If you are lucky enough to be attending a filming at this year’s show, we at Hotels.tv here in Edinburgh can recommend the following excellent local accommodation providers.
Murrayfield Hotel and Lodge – within roaring distance of Murrayfield Stadium and walking distance of the city centre and the Filmhouse cinema, the Murrayfield Hotel really is the ideal haven at the heart of the action. The hotel has a fun bar and great beer garden.
Royal Ettrick Hotel – set within the mature, leafy Victorian suburbs to the south of Edinburgh city centre, The Royal Ettrick Hotel provides the perfect getaway from the bustle of the city whilst still being within walking distance of the Old Town.
Kew House – a 5-Star luxury guest house with 6 bedrooms. There are also now 2 apartments to choose from if you’d like a bit more privacy.
The Guards Hotel – owned by Major Dalzel-Job and his family, the Major has a long history with the Scots Guards Association, which has their club next door. Try and stay in the Windsor Suite – it’s enormous.
Piries Hotel – this gorgeous hotel comprises 4 adjoining town houses. Rooms have been recently renovated. This hotel is ideally placed for access to the airport.
Apex European – wonderful value for money, offering great discounted rates. With first-class service, the hotel offers extra details that make the difference between Apex and other low cost hotel chains. It’s a hotel that’s stylish and with 66 comfortable rooms, and it’s small enough to make you feel very much at home.
Fountain Court Apartments – EQ2 – these are some of the most sought after and stylish apartments in Edinburgh. Choose from 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms or a huge duplex apartment. Inside, you’ll find Italian designer furniture, contemporary fabrics and fully controllable central heating.
The Knight Residence – if you are looking for Award Winning, Five Star serviced apartments that you can call your very own, complete with all the luxury of a hotel, The Knight Residence is the natural choice.
The Point Hotel – stylishly appointed with 139 bedrooms, The Point Hotel Edinburgh is situated in the heart of the city centre. With views over Edinburgh Castle it is ideally located for visiting Princes Street with its shopping, nightlife and theatres all on your doorstep.
The Rutland Hotel – situated at the west end of Princess Street the twelve individually designed guestrooms at The Rutland are the epitome of elegant glamour and each comes with the latest in-room technology including telephone, voice mail, wireless high-speed Internet access (Wi-Fi), fully stocked mini-bar, in-room safe, wall-mounted flat screen colour TV and an iPod base station at bedside.
Caledonian Hilton – A classic hotel with classic service and facilities. If you are here for film related business then the hotel has 8 meeting rooms, with high speed internet access and a business centre.