Tigerlily is one of the most stylish and inviting boutique hotels in Edinburgh. Situated in the heart of the capital on prestigious George Street, it is ideally placed for revelers looking to sample the delights of New Town. It is also served by a very good restaurant and cocktail bar, and the hotel even has its own nightclub!
Behind the graceful and elegant façade of an A-listed Georgian building, the interior of the hotel combines modern chic with sparkle and bling to create a lively and irreverent atmosphere. The hotel has thirty-three individually designed rooms and suites, which are decked with rich fabrics and quirky design features. A host of decadent little extras ensure your stay is a memorable one.
The playful yet elegant interior of Tigerlily — Photo courtesy of Tigerlily
Standard rooms feature king-size beds; generous sofas and armchairs; organic fruit and fresh flowers; huge plasma screen TVs; in-room iPods, complete with an impressive library of music; free Wi-Fi; and salon-quality hairdryers and hair straighteners. The chic and sleek bathrooms are stocked with plenty of White Company goodies so guests can pamper themselves. Each room has a mini-bar stocked with Belvedere vodka, a selection of Firefly juice and delicious chocolates.
For an extra touch of luxury, guests can book one of a selection of opulent suites. The pick of the bunch are the Black Room and the Georgian Suite. The bespoke furnishings and designer black flocked wallpaper of the Black Room contrast beautifully with an understated contemporary fireplace and a massive penthouse window offering unparalleled views of the city. The Georgian Suite features a spectacular unbroken view of the New Town, a spacious relaxation area, wonderful designer chandeliers, a plethora of period features and a massive four poster bed.
The cocktail bar has an upbeat and playful ambience. Guests can recline on elegant couches, hide away in intimate booths or perch on shocking pink bar stools. Shimmering chandeliers cast light against a mirrored mosaic wall, and secluded hidden courtyards offer a breath of air or perhaps a cigarette for those so inclined.
Moving into the restaurant at the rear of the bar, guests cannot fail to be beguiled by the glass ceiling courtyards and the private dining booths complete with colorful beaded curtains. Yet this is not a case of style over substance. Brasserie-style dishes are delivered with panache, and the menu is eclectic enough to cater to almost every taste.
Tigerlily offers a number of tempting deals such as Girls' Weekend and the romantic Veuve Clicquot Love Package, so it is worth checking out the website before booking. The hotel also offers some handy extras such as a baby-sitting service, so you can enjoy a night of excess without worrying about the kids.
Guests also have complimentary access to the pool and gym at Vital Health (across the road) and can book a personal trainer to whip them back into shape after a night of fine dining and cocktails.