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Portsburgh Court

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rented 3 rooms with a shared kitchen/diner during last years Fringe. The rooms were quite basic but were cleaned regularly and any problems we had (e.g. the door closer broke) were sorted within a couple of hours. The reception staff and room staff were helpful and friendly. The only problem was that the launderette card was often elsewhere and...

Thank Valerie S
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This is modern student accommodation that they let during the vacation. It's quite a big set up. The rooms are small; the bed is intimate for two, and you get a little bathroom with a shower and loo and a kitchenette. It's clean, everything works, and you get new sheets and towels once during the week. £600 seems an awful...

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A group of 17 middle aged women on a hen weekend had a fabulous time at portsburgh court. The staff are extremely helpful and we really want to thank them for that. The location is just a few minutes from the Grass market and was ideal. We stayed in 2x 5 bedroom flats with some of us sharing the double...

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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Shared a five bed roomed flat with four friends. Pleasant reception staff, clean but basic accomodation. Easy walk to the castle for the Tattoo and to fringe venues. Expensive for student accommodation but great value compared with hotels during the Fringe and has the option of self catering to keep the costs down.

1Thank Poppiesmum
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

These are student flats during term time and it shows, the carpets are often stained and the management have to work hard to keep it looking acceptable for those with higher standards (most of us!) However, it is a good location and and offers rooms with a toilet-cum-shower, small kitchen and sleeping area. Although advertised as a 'double' the bed...

1Thank Bob T
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Classic single room with Ikea type furniture suitable for students & easily replaced. Access card let me in off the street, then lift up to 1st floor (Room 108C). Long corridor with 108 a few doors down, card lets you into short corridor with doors A-B-C-D. Card opens door C into room. End of short corridor leads to communal kitchen...

1Thank sousse
Wallsend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Staff were fantastic! Location was good but the room was dirty, very small and the bed was awful! Very narrow, lumpy and not clean. Perhaps some coffee/tea/milk sachets would have been welcoming. It was not good value and I certainly would not recommend it.

2Thank Poppychops2015
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2014

When you're after a good location and all the mod cons during Fringe then look no further! It's 5 mins walk to Bristo Square or Grassmarket, around the corner from a Sainsbury's and my room even had a view of the castle! As student accommodation, the studio had everything I needed (fridge, cooker, microwave, laundry facilities) without having to pay...

2Thank Bronwyn W
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Fantastic place to stay during Fringe time. It's central location means you can walk to all the action in no time, there's a supermarket on the corner for any last minute needs, the rooms are clean and well equipped, the little kitchenette was great and my view was lovely. The only cons is that there is no TV (if that...

1Thank Ellie A
Longueuil, Canada
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a student residence that they rent during the summer season. PROS: - Fully equipped kitchen; - Roomy - Quiet - Washer/Dryer, a welcome feature after 2 weeks of travel! - Very fast and reliable Wifi Internet connection; CONS: - No air conditioning, but there is good forced air ventilation; - Worn-out mattress is thinner in center.

1Thank jean450

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about Portsburgh Court

Address: 56 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Portsburgh Court 2.5*
Number of rooms: 229
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“try to get a room on the side away from the road - lots of delivery vehicles around 6am!”
137bobt, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Just really avoid the property”
Poppychops2015, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the street side for great views of the castle!”
bronwynw173, 31 Aug 2014 | Read review
“We upgraded from a "Basic Studio" to a "Superior Studio", and we are glad we did.”
jean450, 13 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Pay a little extra for the kitchen option...you save so much money buying groceries!”
  • Great view!
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laulau9, 19 Aug 2013 | Read review
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