We recently stayed at the Edinburgh Lodges for a friends wedding at Carberry Tower. The tower itself is stunning with friendly staff, great food and just generally an amazing wedding venue. The lodges on the other hand were a real dissapointment.
We were aware the lodges would be basic as they were cheap but I was surprised at quite how dated and in need of work the room was. The bed was the most uncomfortable thing I've ever stayed in with wafer thin pillows and a mattress like rock. The extractor fan in the bathroom was so noisy and remained on for 10 minutes plus after switching the light off so we resorted to using the mirror light to reduce the noise. Our room was located on the ground floor and you could hear every movement from the people upstairs it was like a stampede.
So I've been pretty negative so far so I'm going to try and focus on some plus points. There are two lodges - G & J and I would recommend staying in J as it has been decorated more recently and the rooms were much better than G which was the lodge we stayed in. The rooms were a better layout allowing for more space and the furniture, fixtures and fittings match rather than looking like they come from a charity shop. The rooms are cheap - we payed £50 a night in comparison to the cost of staying in Carberry Tower if you are on a budget (although no comparison as the rooms at Carberry Tower are amazing)The breakfast is quite nice if it is included but not worth £12.50 pp for full Scottish or £7.50 for continental if you haven't got it included.
I would 100% recommend Carberry Tower as a venue however I would be prepared if staying in the lodges as the undecorated ones are really disappointing.
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