Cairn Hotel Edinburgh: Unique, budget-friendly hotel offers Indian cuisine and yoga classes
At just ten minutes from the center of the city, the Cairn Hotel Edinburgh is all about location. It is an excellent choice for families or business travelers looking for a more budget-friendly, but still well-located place to stay in the city. The two-star Cairn is just a ten-minute walk from Waverley Station and is easy to access by any form of public transportation. Princes Street and the Edinburgh Castle are also just a stroll away. A unique amenity at the Cairn is that the hotel offers in-house yoga and meditation classes that guests can reserve in advance. If youre looking to stay fit on your trip, the Cairn also provides a 50% discount on the gym and spa facilities at the nearby Barcel Carlton Hotel.
There are 62 bedrooms at the Cairn and all are outfitted for comfort at a great value price tag. There are double rooms, twin rooms, single rooms and family rooms, all with in-room baths or showers and satellite TVs. Guests may request hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and cribs for small children. There are nonsmoking rooms available. There is on-street parking available outside the Cairn as well as a nearby parking garage with rates of 10 per 24 hours.
Guests at the Cairn Hotel Edinburgh dine at the Classics Restaurant. You wont have to go to pricy London to enjoy some good Indian curry, as the Classics specializes in North and South Indian cuisines. Guests of the Cairn are provided with meal discounts. Classics recently won The Lists Best Indian Restaurant in Edinburgh award for 2011. It has dishes like Travancore lamb curry and Kerala roast chicken masala, and blends traditional Indian and Scottish decorations. There is also a bar next door to Classics where you can sample Indian beers like Cobra. In the morning, guests can purchase a continental breakfast or full Scottish breakfast. There is also a comfy, well-lit lounge at the Cairn where you can relax and have a drink after a day of sightseeing.
The staff at the Cairn Hotel Edinburgh, open 24 hours, is very friendly and can help you arrange tours around the city or answer any questions you may have about Edinburgh. They also keep extra European adaptors for guests who havent brought their own. Also ask the front desk about laundry service, wake up calls, a hotel safe deposit box, and event planning. The Cairn has a function space called the Rendezvous for small, personal meetings between ten and fifteen delegates. Guests can take advantage of high-speed wireless internet in the Cairn lobby. The Cairn is pet-friendly as long as you make arrangements in advance, an amenity that can be tough to find at city hotels.
Guests love the location of the Cairn Hotel Edinburgh as well as its excellent value and unique amenities. The Cairn is your perfect base to see this cultural and architectural capital of Scotland. Some popular attractions that are easy to reach from the Cairn are the historic Old Town and New Town of Edinburgh (new referring to the Georgian period), the Edinburgh Zoo, and the 1,000-year-old St. Giles Cathedral.