~ Find it in Scotland~
The great advantage of a Hotel is that it's a refuge from home
life(George Bernard Shaw - 'You never can tell' act
There are literally thousands of providers of Accommodation in
Scotland - perhaps tens of thousands. Some are exceptionally good - some are not. Some come in big imposing edifices, some in small(er) less inspiring
buildings The problem for most folk is that, without some form of prior knowledge or recommendation, any choice made can depend very much on
the self-supplied description of the particular establishment...
... In other words, they tell you how good they are; you choose whether or not to believe
...Which can be a chancy business; I don't know of any advertising which does anything but say how good a place
is; I haven't seen an advertisement yet that says something along the lines of " the rooms aren't very big,
we're bothered by traffic noise, and the cooking - at best - is only fair. But we're cheap!"
AND if we really don't enjoy the experience - how often do we feel able to say so in the Guest Book:
They might see us; They might read it before we make our escape: so very often
Guest Books don't give an accurate assessment of the establishment's standards.
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So, in keeping with our aims and objectives for our wee website,
finditinscotland.com has made a management decision to advertise only those
sites that are known to us or recommended by people whose opinions we trust, and of a quality that we would
like to have for ourselves.
This does not mean that all the advertised accommodation will be of high
cost; value-for-money is of more importance. We recognise also that what makes one person go "Wow!" might
make another go "So what!". We know of hotels who offer fishing rights as one of their attractions; others
may offer amenities for shooting; some have facilities for countryside walks, others have in-house gymnasia for the
keep-fit enthusiasts. [And some offer nothing other than wonderful food, excellent service, personal pampering
- and total relaxation..... aaaaaahhh! ]
Our website - as we point out in other sections - is
new; we will be building up our Find it in Scotland guide as we find businesses that fit
our criteria. And as in other sections, we ask that you, the reader, tell us of any that you liked and would
recommend, with your reasons. Indeed, tell us also of any you have visited that you felt were not up to your
expected standards - and again, why. We will make notes.
And so, to you all - a wish for happy stays, and happy holidays.
A' the best, the team at finditinscotland.com
List of areas covered to
Edinburgh & East
The Scottish Borders