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Offline snowyw

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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 14 February 13 07:53 GMT (UK) »
Sorry - I left for London in 1973.  Perhaps it was through loss of my custom?

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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #10 on: Monday 25 February 13 22:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi All
Darling's Regent Hotel was started c 1867 at 20, Waterloo Place as Temperance Hotel run by Mr James Darling. It continued to be run and expanded by the family it occupied 17-22, Waterloo Place. After his death, his daughter Jane ran with other members of the family until she died inthe '30s when it was bought by North British Hotels who continued running it until 1976. Sometime afterwards it became Council Offices and finally it has reverted to a hotel, a Travelodge from where I am writing this email.
Mr. Darling also acquired the premises in South St. Andrews St. which became the St. Andrews Hotel, again Temperance. This was run by his niece, Isabella, until her death in 1942 but continued in the family for another two generations. I am currently researching both these hotels plus a couple of others that may have been connected with the Darlings and other members of my tree.

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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 26 February 13 16:00 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for that.  It's nice to know that it has retuned to being used as a hotel, even if it is only a Travelodge.  ;)
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Re: Darling Hotel, Edinburgh
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 16 August 17 21:48 BST (UK) »
Hi, I have only just seen your post on here and thought I would reply.
My parents worked for North British Trust Hotels and were the resident Managers at the hotel for around 8 years until it closed down in 1976. They then moved to the Greens Hotel in Eglinton Crescent. I lived there until I married in 1975. If there is anything I can help with please message me back. My Mum and Dad were Mr & Mrs Lee (both now sadly deceased).
Kindest regards, Julie