Great value and fun experience
Posted Sep 1, 2013
The Edinburgh Lodges are on the grounds of the former home of QE II's aunt, sister of the Queen Mom, a small castle. Checkin is at the castle and the staff were friendly and gracious. After a glass of wine in the formal gardens, we had a simple dinner at the castle, ordered from a small bar menu, but could eat it in any public room - we chose the library next to the music room upstairs, had it all to ourselves, and followed it by a game of snooker in the games room. It was a beautiful place - we were not made to feel second class citizens because we were paying 60 Euros for our room rather than 300 in the main castle. The lodge itself was basic but clean and comfortable. It was stuffy and we couldn't find a thermostat so we just opened a window. There were no issues with noise as we'd read from other reviews, but maybe we just got lucky.