I’m debating between two hotels in Edinburgh. Motel One Royal (just recently remodeled) or Apex City of Edinburgh. I’d like to base our decision on location. We will be staying for 4 nights and would prefer the one with the best situation for nice restaurants for the evening and pubs. Not looking for nightlife as we never stay up late these days. Or, perhaps we should consider ease of bus transit which may give Motel One the edge? I understand that the bus system is very easy to use in Edinburgh. It’s our first time in the city so we’d really appreciate your advice.
Side note: if anyone can give favorite, quiet restaurant recommendations I’d love to have them. Our last trip was to England and we found so many of the restaurants to be very noisy, just like home. Not sure if restaurants in Scotland are similar but we were disappointed by the noise level as it wasn’t conducive to a romantic dinner out. Not every place has to be quiet but we really struggled that trip with restaurants. Food is a big part of the fun when we travel 😋