As we mentioned in our post a couple of weeks ago, our Single Rooms are all sold out, leaving only Twin Rooms available on-site. You might be unsure about sharing a room with someone you have never met. It’s a common worry, but we can help.
If you book a Twin Room and don’t request a specific roommate, we will send you a roommate questionnaire in late August so we can match you up with a roommate. We’ll let you know before the retreat who you will be sharing with. We encourage you to message them to get to know a little bit about each other.
If a shared room is not for you, we’d suggest signing up as a Non-Residential Attendee (you’ll get everything that the on-site attendees receive other than a place to sleep).
Then you can book a room at a hotel or B&B in the area. We wanted to share a few options for places you could book.
Please note that we haven’t stayed in these places ourselves, so make sure and check them out online and/or talk with the place to make sure all your needs will be met.
We are listing the options in order of distance from the retreat centre.
The retreat centre’s address is: 100 Strathearn Rd, Edinburgh EH9, UK
- The Links Hotel http://www.linkshoteledinburgh.co.uk (0.4 mile from retreat centre)
- The Minto Hotel http://edinburghmintohotel.co.uk (1.1 miles from retreat centre)
- Sheraton Hotel http://www.sheratonedinburgh.co.uk (1.1 miles from retreat centre)
- Doubletree by Hilton http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-edinburgh-city-centre-EDICCDI/index.html (1.2 miles from retreat centre)
- Royal Ettrick Hotel http://www.royalettrick.com (1.2 miles from retreat centre)
- Apex International Hotel http://www.apexhotels.co.uk/en/hotels/edinburgh/apex-international-hotel (1.3 miles from retreat centre)
- Best Western Braid Hills Hotel http://www.braidhillshotel.co.uk (1.6 miles from retreat centre)
- Fraser Suites http://edinburgh.frasershospitality.com (1.7 miles from retreat centre)
- Travelodge Edinburgh Cameron Toll https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/418/Edinburgh-Cameron-Toll-hotel (1.7 miles from retreat centre)
- The Carlton Hotel http://www.thehotelcollection.co.uk/hotels/carlton-hotel-edinburgh (2 miles from retreat centre)
- Royal British http://www.royalbritishhotel.com (2.1 miles from retreat centre)
- The Inn on the Mile http://www.theinnonthemile.co.uk (2.2 miles from retreat centre)
- Cluaran House http://cluaran-house-edinburgh.co.uk (0.6 miles from retreat centre)
- Ashdene House http://ashdenehouse.com/guesthouse (1 mile from retreat centre)
- Blossom Guest House http://www.blossomguesthouseedinburgh.co.uk (1 mile from retreat centre)
- Edinburgh Regency Guest House http://www.edinburghregencyguesthouse.co.uk (1 mile from retreat centre)
- Sherwood Guest House http://www.sherwood-edinburgh.com (1 mile from retreat centre)
- Southside Guest House Edinburgh http://www.southsideguesthouse.co.uk (1 mile from retreat centre)
- Strathallan Guest House http://strathallanguesthouse.com (1 mile from retreat centre)
- Clan Walker Guest House http://www.clanwalkerguesthouse.com (1.3 miles from retreat centre)
- Gladstone House https://www.gladstonehouse.co.uk (1.3 miles from retreat centre)
- Glenalmond House http://www.glenalmondhouse.com (1.3 miles from retreat centre)
- Highfield Guest House http://www.highfieldgh.co.uk (1.4 miles from retreat centre)
- Priestville Guest House http://www.priestville.com (1.5 miles from retreat centre)
- Aonach Mor Guest House http://www.aonachmorguesthouse.com (1.6 miles from retreat centre)
Your next question might be, “If I’m staying at a different location than the retreat centre, how do I get to the retreat centre?” Here’s several options for how to get there:
- By foot, if your location is within 0.5 mile, we recommend walking. Check out Google Maps for accurate directions.
- Lothian Buses http://lothianbuses.com £1.50 for a single ticket and £4 for a day ticket for unlimited rides in Edinburgh, make sure you have exact change as the driver will not be able to make change. There is a Travelshop near Waverley Train Station (31 Waverley Bridge, EH1 1BQ) where you can pre-purchase bus tickets. Get all the details about the Travelshops here http://lothianbuses.com/customer-services/travelshops
Bus 5 from North Bridge stops at the retreat centre gate.
Buses 24 & 41 go to Marchmont Road. Strathearn Road is at the traffic lights, Turn right into Strathearn Road and walk to the retreat centre (5 minutes on foot)
Buses 11, 15, 16, 27, & 45 from Princes Street and Lothian Road go to Bruntsfield Links, walk down Whitehouse Loan to the Strathearn Road Junction (traffic lights) and turn left into the retreat centre (5 minutes on foot).
Central Taxis http://taxis-edinburgh.co.uk 01312292468
City Cabs http://www.citycabs.co.uk 0131 228 1211
Edinburgh Minicabs http://www.alledinburghtaxis.co.uk 0131 510 0989
We hope these ideas are helpful to you. If you have any questions about this or anything related to the retreat, email us or post your questions in our Ravelry group.
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