Edinburgh tourists are in hysterics over the “ridiculous” view of the city from their hotel room
Katherine Round and her friend Jane booked into the Premier Inn during a trip to see The Killers at the Royal Highland Centre, but were turned back by the view on display
Two visitors to Edinburgh went hysterical after they opened their hotel room curtains to take in the scenery, and admired a pane of frosted glass.
Catherine Round and her friend Jane had traveled to the Scottish capital to see The Killers and decided to book a twin room at the Premier Inn on Princes Street.
They chose a room with the aim of making the most of the sweeping historical views of Edinburgh, but unfortunately such scenes had to be left to their imaginations, EdinburghLive reported.
Kathryn explained: “We were there on Tuesday for the Killers concert, overnight from Newcastle. It was fantastic. We thought it was funny and since I’m on the set of ‘A View From Your Window’ I decided to post it there, and I couldn’t.” “I can’t imagine he would get such a reaction.”
After being posted on the popular Facebook group, the photo went viral, garnering 4.7 thousand likes. She added, “A more curious person picked it up from the corner (of the film) so we saw what was behind it.”
Fortunately for the duo, the movie didn’t hide a scenic view of the castle or down the Royal Mile, but rather a mass of gray metal generators in the back. “I would say the room was great despite the view!” said Katherine.
Premier Inn has been contacted for comment.
And this is not the first time that tourists have been disappointed in the city’s hotels. A couple fought at a different hotel earlier this year after being given a room overlooking a construction site, claiming that construction work had started as early as 6.45am and was just meters from their window.
When turning to Tripadvisor, disgruntled customers said they were initially impressed with the hotel, the level of service, and the size of their room. Unfortunately, when they looked out their window, they weren’t impressed, EdinburghLive reports.
Alongside a photo of the construction site, they explained: ‘Not just looking at a construction site, but an active participant in the construction programme. The crane in the photo started working at 6.45am, less than 10m from our window.
The hotel responded almost immediately, saying: “It is great to hear that you had a positive encounter with our front desk team, and to find their welcoming attitude and offer of a glass of Prosecco on arrival a nice touch.
‘The helpfulness and concern of our staff is a top priority for us, and we are delighted to hear that they made a positive impression on you. We are also pleased that your initial impression of the room was positive, with its notable spaciousness.’ We will certainly take into account your suggestion of adding two comfortable chairs to the room, as guest comfort is very important to us.
However, I am truly sorry to hear that certain aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations. Please accept my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience or inconvenience you experienced during your time with us. Rest assured, your concerns will be taken to our management team. They will thoroughly assess and troubleshoot the issues you raised. Ways of improvement.