New Years celebrations in Edinburgh and getaway hotel @ Carberry Tower Hotel (9 miles away) - 2 nights (31st Dec - 2nd Jan) - B&B from £67.50pp with lowcostholidays.com - HotUKDeals
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New Years Eve falls on a Friday this year, so If you are looking for accommodation for more than one night why not try this retreat? You can wake up the following day and blow the cobwebs away in a peaceful environment and instead of the hustle and bustle of the night before, enjoy the grounds and surrounding areas of this hotel. It is actually cheaper to book here than through the own hotel's website for these days. It gets decent reviews and is about 20 mins from the city centre - so not too far to enjoy the night out and nicely situated to enjoy the day after! Have a look at the reviews (post 1) as depending on your budget and requirements, there are varying room choices. The lodge rooms look quite small but comfortable and are ideal for the not too fussy on a smaller budget. The Turret rooms are much bigger, but you get what you pay for. Breakfast is the same whichever you decide as are the location and grounds.
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#2
It's about 20minutes in a taxi on a normal morning, which I think is about £10/15. But NYE it will take alot longer and be more expensive, also it's a good 1 1/2 - 2 hour walk. It's not in the best location. So while it is cheap, when you factor in how much it will cost you in taxis etc it's not a cheap trip. It might be better to go for something slightly more expensive where you can walk to and from.
There are plenty of B&Bs in Leith, and in the West End.
#3
It's in Musselburgh!

Thats miles from town. On hogmany, it'd take you an age to get back there. Taxis are pretty much impossible that night cos it's so busy.

I live about a £12 taxi ride from the centre of Edinburgh and that hotel is about twice as far from the city centre as I live. Taxis on hogmany also charge a fortune in extras. I reckon you'd be looking at a minimum of £25 to get back there.

If I was coming up specially for hogmany, I'd be looking for something a lot closer to the town centre than that. Hotel sounds a bit grubby anyway once you get through the front door. I guess it is pretty cheap for that time of year, but by the look of the reviews, and it's location, not altogether surprising really.
#4
Sorry Amibees - I guess you are going by the blurb on the website, but this package is totally misleading.
The hotel is not even in Musselburgh let alone Edinburgh. That said its in a nice spot in the east Lothian Countryside (well quite nice - its next to a recycling depot and there's a giant bing further down the road. This aside it is still a nice spot - I cycle that way quite often).
The journey to the town centre might take 20 minutes by helicopter - its about 10 miles!
Also because Edinburgh is in midlothian and Carberry in East Lothian the taxi fare is bumped up (crossing the county line!) so will be nearer £25.
It is not walkable unless you've missed the last bus and don't want to pay the aforementioned taxi fare. I did that a couple of times in my younger days and both times got massive blisters.
If you want to go to the Hogmanay Street Party you will have to buy tickets for that - and its awful anyway so don't bother.
My advice - keep your money!
#5
Who is voting this hot?
banned#6
graemeakajimmy
Sorry Amibees - I guess you are going by the blurb on the website, but this package is totally misleading.
The hotel is not even in Musselburgh let alone Edinburgh. That said its in a nice spot in the east Lothian Countryside (well quite nice - its next to a recycling depot and there's a giant bing further down the road. This aside it is still a nice spot - I cycle that way quite often).
The journey to the town centre might take 20 minutes by helicopter - its about 10 miles!
Also because Edinburgh is in midlothian and Carberry in East Lothian the taxi fare is bumped up (crossing the county line!) so will be nearer £25.
It is not walkable unless you've missed the last bus and don't want to pay the aforementioned taxi fare. I did that a couple of times in my younger days and both times got massive blisters.
If you want to go to the Hogmanay Street Party you will have to buy tickets for that - and its awful anyway so don't bother.
My advice - keep your money!


At that time of year, it's not going to take 20+ minutes along the A1. The roads are relatively quiet, however it's definitely not walkable. Still I'd rather be there than in Leith.
#7
Don't really get your point. The A1 doesn't take you to the city centre!

Just trying to warn someone who is looking at this and thinking its a short hop to the city centre. This is obviously the illusion the website is trying to create to sell holidays.

But why stop here - hey the roads are quiet so folks why not do two Scottish cities for one ....... its only 60 minutes away from Glasgow!
banned#8
graemeakajimmy
Don't really get your point. The A1 doesn't take you to the city centre!

Just trying to warn someone who is looking at this and thinking its a short hop to the city centre. This is obviously the illusion the website is trying to create to sell holidays.

But why stop here - hey the roads are quiet so folks why not do two Scottish cities for one ....... its only 60 minutes away from Glasgow!


The A1 takes you along to the Harry Lauder Road, swing along the back of Seafield and up Leith, I know the area so can vouch for that. It's not the City Centre and the OP has stated that.
#9
You're still making no sense. The OP states that its "about 20 mins from the city centre". The title of the post is "New Years celebrations and getaway hotel in Edinburgh". The Street party is held on Princes Street.
Why are you talking about Leith???????
banned#10
graemeakajimmy
You're still making no sense. The OP states that its "about 20 mins from the city centre". The title of the post is "New Years celebrations and getaway hotel in Edinburgh". The Street party is held on Princes Street.
Why are you talking about Leith???????


Post #2 referred to Leith as an option. Personally I think 20 mins from Leith is a better idea.

Of course there are various options for transport, Buses tend to run free on routes late at night, well into the next day, catering for the street party and other festivities around that time.

It's evidently clear the OP has stated this hotel is not in Edinburgh and elaborates further.

Anyone going, might find this link handy as an indication as to where a free bus will take them (last years)
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http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=456

Edited By: aScottishBloke on Sep 20, 2010 11:11: Changed Title of thread, making it clearer
#11
I see. No point in quoting me then as i made no mention of Leith.

The free buses are a nice touch, but there are never enough to go around. They also don't go to Carberry. They also take longer than 20 minutes.

Actually it was me and another poster who pointed out it wasn't in Edinburgh - not the OP.
#12
Even the edited version doesn't make it clear its not in Edinburgh!!!!!!

Also what New Year Celebration is included in the cost?
#13
graemeakajimmy
Sorry Amibees - I guess you are going by the blurb on the website, but this package is totally misleading.
The hotel is not even in Musselburgh let alone Edinburgh. That said its in a nice spot in the east Lothian Countryside (well quite nice - its next to a recycling depot and there's a giant bing further down the road. This aside it is still a nice spot - I cycle that way quite often).
The journey to the town centre might take 20 minutes by helicopter - its about 10 miles!
Also because Edinburgh is in midlothian and Carberry in East Lothian the taxi fare is bumped up (crossing the county line!) so will be nearer £25.
It is not walkable unless you've missed the last bus and don't want to pay the aforementioned taxi fare. I did that a couple of times in my younger days and both times got massive blisters.
If you want to go to the Hogmanay Street Party you will have to buy tickets for that - and its awful anyway so don't bother.
My advice - keep your money!


I agree with this.

On Hogmanay a taxi back to Carberry would cost you £40 minimum if you could get one. It might be worth pre-booking a Musselburgh/Dalkeith/Tranent taxi.

A night bus to Musselburgh and then a taxi would be an less expensive option but the taxi will still cost a tenner on NYE. A 2.5 mile walk from Musselburgh would not be safe - some of the road is windy with no pavement.

I definitely wouldn't recommend it for a night out in town on Hogmanay.
#14
smk77
I agree with this. On Hogmanay a taxi back to Carberry would cost you £40 minimum if you could get one. It might be worth pre-booking a Musselburgh/Dalkeith/Tranent taxi. A night bus to Musselburgh and then a taxi would be an less expensive option but the taxi will still cost a tenner on NYE. A 2.5 mile walk from Musselburgh would not be safe - some of the road is windy with no pavement.I definitely wouldn't recommend it for a night out in town on Hogmanay.
Thanks - some sense at last! I was getting fed up with this lot thinking they know my neck of the woods better than I do.
#15
Hello
#16
I am looking to stay in Musselburgh NYE as want to go to Edingburgh! Can anyone please recommend somewhere to stay? We only want to stay for one night and so far this is proving difficult!! Thanks
#17
what if you drive your own car?
#18
nolan89
what if you drive your own car?

I think the point that is being missed is that the City Centre Street Party in Edinburgh is a ticketed event and numbers are limited. Its a nominal fee (£5 usually) but this is not included in the package. So its basically false advertising.
There is also no vehicluar access to the City Centre during the street party anyway so pretty pointless taking your car!
#19
dannielle0510
I am looking to stay in Musselburgh NYE as want to go to Edingburgh! Can anyone please recommend somewhere to stay? We only want to stay for one night and so far this is proving difficult!! Thanks

Does it have to be Musselburgh? There are not many hotels and none that I would really fancy staying in (there are some travel lodges and the like just out of town). Portobello in East Edinburgh is pretty close by and there's lots of hotels and B&Bs there.

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