Accommodation and Travel for Internal Conference


Internal Conference & Industrial Engagement Event:

Accommodation and Travel Advice

 

Accommodation:

We would strongly encourage attendees to book accommodation as soon as possible. Early June is a very busy time for hotels in Edinburgh, and many hotels already have limited availability. We have arranged discounted rates at the hotels listed below, and rooms at Ten Hill Place are being held for event attendees until 1st May.

Residence Inn by Marriott

The discounted rate is no longer available, but we highly recommend the Residence Inn by Marriott, which is a 5-minute walk from the Informatics Forum.

Address: 36 Simpson Loan, Quartermile, Edinburgh, EH3 9GG (5-minute walk from Informatics Forum)

Rate: Advance purchase rate is currently £129.00 per night for Studios or £144.00 per night for Superior Studios. Includes breakfast.

Booking instructions: Book directly through the website or over the phone:

Web: http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/ediri-residence-inn-edinburgh/

Tel: +44 (0)131 229 7150

Ten Hill Place

The discounted rate is no longer available, but we recommend Ten Hill Place, which is only a 5-minute walk from the Informatics Forum.

Address: 10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9DS (5-minute walk from Informatics Forum)

Rate: Best available rate is currently £135.00 per night, room only.

Booking instructions: Book directly through the website or over the phone:

Web: http://www.tenhillplace.com/

Tel: +44 (0)131 662 2080

Apex City Hotel

Address: 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ (10-minute walk from Informatics Forum)

Rate: £109.20 per night, for Standard rooms. Includes breakfast.

Booking instructions: Phone Apex City (telephone numbers below) and quote “the University of Edinburgh” for the above rate (subject to availability).

Tel: 0845 365 0000

Tel from outside UK: +44 (0)131 441 0440

Apex International Hotel

Address: 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS (11-minute walk from Informatics Forum)

Rate: £141.30 per night for Deluxe Double room. Includes breakfast.

Booking instructions: Phone Apex International (same telephone numbers as Apex City above) and quote “the University of Edinburgh” for the above rate (subject to availability).

Jury’s Inn

Address: 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH (3-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station, 15-minute walk from Informatics Forum)

Rate: £86 per night. Includes breakfast.

Booking instructions: Email Lucy_Davies @ jurysinns.com and provide code ‘CLOMATF1’.

Hotel Ibis Edinburgh South Bridge

Address: 77 South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1HN (7-minute walk from Informatics Forum)

Rate: £84.00 per night, single occupancy, for 1st and 2nd June. Includes breakfast.

Booking instructions: Please email ppar-cdt@inf.ed.ac.uk, stating that you would like to stay at Hotel Ibis. We will obtain a reservation code for you, which you can use when confirming and paying for the reservation.


Travel

 
If arriving by train:

The two main train stations in Edinburgh are:

Edinburgh Waverley: 18 North Bridge (15-minute walk to the Informatics Forum,
mainly uphill)

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Edinburgh Haymarket: Haymarket Terrace (27-minute walk to the Informatics Forum)


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If arriving into Edinburgh Airport:

Transport options from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre include the Airlink Bus, Edinburgh Trams or taxis.

Airlink Bus http://lothianbuses.com/services/airlink
• Departs every 10 minutes from the airport and from locations in central Edinburgh
• Tickets: £4.00 single or £7.00 return
• 30-minute journey (subject to traffic) from the airport to Waverley Bridge (just across from Waverley Train Station)
• 13-minute walk from the Waverley Bridge bus stop to the Informatics Forum (mainly uphill):

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Edinburgh Trams http://edinburghtrams.com/
• Departs every 8-10 minutes from the airport and from locations in central Edinburgh
• Tickets: £5.00 single or £8.00 return
• 36-minute journey from the airport to Princes Street

• 18-minute walk from Princes Street tram stop to the Informatics Forum (mainly uphill):


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Taxis

• A taxi from Edinburgh Airport to the Informatics Forum costs around £21 – £25.
• To book a taxi in advance through Edinburgh City Private Hire, which is licensed by Edinburgh Airport, phone 0844 448 8576 or fill out the online taxi booking form.
• To book a public taxi on arrival at the airport, phone City Cabs on 0131 656 0830.

 

Transport around Edinburgh

 
Buses

The major bus company in Edinburgh is Lothian Buses. Route maps, timetables and fares can be found at their website: http://lothianbuses.com/

Taxis

The main taxi providers in Edinburgh are:
• City Cabs: 0131 228 1211
• Central Taxis: 0131 229 2468