Getting the right accommodation in Edinburgh for a hen weekend can be a pain in the proverbial.
If you've been on one of these messy events before, you will know that stag and hen groups are as welcome in most hotels as a cockroach in a kitchen. Fair dos to them, but this is where we come in as we find you the hotels where you are welcome or at least tolerated just so long as you don't let of fire extinguishers etc.
We can do you anything from a budget hostel style dorm through to luxury. On the journey we take in mid-range hotels, guesthouses or your own apartments, chalets or lodges.
Now you can arrange your stag or hen accommodation in Edinburgh, or you can say dunct-no or tell us what you want.
Here's a quick guide to the different areas of Edinburgh to help you get an idea of the best place to choose accommodation.
The Edinburgh old town
This is the heart of Edinburgh and also the location for a lot of budget accommodation including dormitory style and a few groups of apartments. The best of the budget hotel accommodation tends to book up very early during the weekends so we recommend moving fast. Best location is close to the Grassmarket.
Edinburgh new town
Posh, Georgian townhouses abound in the crescents and streets of the new town. There is little in the way of budget accommodation in this area of town although we have a few blocks of apartments. If you are a small group looking for something a little nicer, here is the place.
From Carlton Hill down to Leith, which is the old port of Edinburgh, the lots of budget options as well as some swanky apartments overlooking the sea. There are a few three star hotels that welcome hen groups.
Edinburgh West side
West of the castle is the old semi-industrial area of Edinburgh. Most of the industry has gone and been replaced by various types of development. All sorts of different accommodation is available for hen groups.
Things to know:
- Accommodation in Edinburgh get booked up for the weekends.
- Some weekends, especially during the six Nations or in the festival a very busy and expensive.
- Most accommodation providers only accept a set number of groups per weekend. For example, a hotel may have a policy of allowing only one hen group into the property for the weekend so as to maintain a certain decorum and atmosphere.