Saturday 17 February 2018

‘Bacon rolls and beer’ to aid recovery of Irish rugby fans at Edinburgh hotel

Ciaran Byrne

IF Carlsberg did hotel rooms, there would be a 50 inch wall-mounted TV, a full-size table tennis table, NINE beds – and a fridge full of beer and wine.

And for the morning after, imagine Sir arriving with a special ‘recovery trolley’ – containing hot bacon rolls and cold beer.

One enterprising Scottish hotel is offering the ‘ultimate cut-price lads weekend’, for Irish rugby fans heading to Edinburgh for the Six Nations clash on Sunday week.

With the city expecting an influx of green jerseys for the game on Sunday week and accommodation at a premium, the Central Hotel is offering the luxury nine bed room for just €50 a head.

Managers came up with the plan as demand surged for scarce hotel rooms ahead of the clash of the Celtic neighbours.

Donal Hurrell of the G1 owned city-centre hotel said the room was ‘hotel luxury with hostel prices’.

“The room has been furnished for Irish rugby supporters, with a fair bit of good humour around what we are offering.

“We know the room will in future also appeal to Irish stag and hen parties that are such an important part of Edinburgh’s tourism and hospitality trade. Sometimes booking three or four separate rooms is not only very expensive, but impossible.”

As well as the food and drink, there are 9 specially constructed bunk-style beds. The bathroom has two separate showers, two toilets and three sinks to avoid any queues or arguments.

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