Travel notes: Edinburgh

Not a good hotel experience in Edinburgh today. Place booked at the Bank hotel, sight unseen through Expedia, but they bumped me to a ‘sister’ hotel called the Three Sisters. Sister hotel as in ugly sister. Stuck down on Cowgate, in the lee of Castle Mound, the outside area is a huge courtyard with a giant screen showing (today) Channel 4 racing. No room service either (noooooo).

The room was small and heavily overlooked, with cheap accountant’s-office blinds that moved in the slightest breeze. Oh, and there was an aircon unit outside the window that sounded like the Saturn V taking off.

I am now in the bland and corporate Radisson SAS on the corner of South Bridge, a much nicer spot, and handy for this evening’s do at the Scottish Parliament.