An apartment in edinburgh was not the chosen destination for a hen party who origonally had booked a pre wedding jaunt to Magaluff in Spain. The Newcastle based band of lively ladies had planned the trip to the spanish resort months in advance. None however had anticipated that the reality would be spending a week enjoying the sites and sounds of downtown edinburgh as the occupied one of our Lothian Road Edinburgh Apartments. The shocking scenario unfolded as of all things an Icelandic volcano erupted rendering flights in and out of the uk grounded.The ladies were made aware of the cancellation of their travel plans a couple of days before departure to the sunshine. Newcastle airport was closed for the duration and an alternative destination for the fired up and excited hens needed to be found. None of the group members were intending to cancel the party – just change the place it would happen. It was at this point that we at Edinburgh Apartments recieved the call requesting accommodation for 18 ladies checking in on a monday afternoon staying through till friday. A very unusual request due to the our edinburgh apartments for large groups being empty normally durring the week. Edinburgh hen party groups only want weekend stays. This lot were coming on monday and leaving on friday.
And a fine bunch they were – young and old – but all happy and not in the mood to have a volcano put a dampner on things.
That week – the volcano week – saw many a stranded hen and stag party board the train from a closed uk airport and make for Edinburgh. Guys from Manchester – Girls from liverpool – many from aberdeen and Glasgow. The promise of parties planned for dublin and galway having been dashed.
So Edinburgh Apartments came to the rescue – the town welcomed the unexpected guests with open arms and I am sure sent many away with happy memories and a fantastic first impression of this great Scottish capital. Maybe next time they will not entertain a foriegn desination for their celebrations and booked edinburgh first to avoid disappointment maybe caused by a freak occurence such as a British Airways strike or somthing else.
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