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Sonder Royal Garden

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Picture this — an elegant grey-stone exterior with rows of French windows reflecting against the pink Edinburgh sunset. Welcome to the Royal Garden. Hints of gold and bronze decorate your space while bright light streams through the open windows. Just outside your door is The Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Let the fairytale views of Edinburgh Castle inspire your adventure. Follow crowds as they guide you through bakeries, lively pubs, and eclectic eateries. Have the best of comfort and excitement at Royal Garden.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Veronica P wrote a review 21 Feb
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We stayed at Sonder Royal apt Edinburgh for five nights. We are a family of four and choose the two bedrooms apt. It was spacious and spotlessly clean; also with complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and more. The staff was wonderful too! Thanks!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great for families, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and spacious kitchen and living room
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randomparrots wrote a review Mar 2023
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Loved our stay--perfect location, beautiful apartment and convenient amenities. We loved the beautifully designed living room and bedroom; was a calm within the calm of romantic and poetic Edinburgh. Looking forward to our next stay!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Pick the 1-bedrooms for ample light
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Response from Sonder Team, General Manager at Sonder Royal Garden
Responded 31 Mar 2023
Hi Kristina, thanks for staying with us and providing a review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that the location was perfect. We can't wait for you to stay with us again soon at any of our 40+ locations worldwide.
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Heidi wrote a review 15 Feb
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location, lovely, spacious apartment - clean and had everything we needed. The only negative was the description said garden view and that wasn’t the case - we looked out on the Main Street. Access was really straightforward and everything went smoothly.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Maddy L wrote a review Dec 2023
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The space was clean, very nicely decorated, came with helpful amenities, had a beautiful view, and was conveniently situated in the middle of the city. My family, boyfriend, and I loved staying there!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 29 Dec 2023
Hi Maddy, thanks for staying with us and providing a review. We're glad you and your group enjoyed the space and view. It would be our pleasure to host you again at any of our 40+ global locations.
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Dene wrote a review Nov 2023
Blackpool, UK167 contributions13 helpful votes
We requested a room accessible by a lift as we were travelling with my 1 year old grandson and elderly mum. They acknowledged the request and confirmed that would be able to accommodate. We were then allocated to 105 which is literally the back of beyond. We had to go up to the second floor, walk to the end of a long corridor and then down two sets of stairs with luggage and a pram and then repeat on reverse when we were checking out. The receptionist said that she could not help us as they were fully booked, that the rooms are allocated by someone in London who did not know the property and then to add salt to the wound said when we were checking out that we could get a rest when we got home. The location of the apartments themselves is great but the interior of the apartments are very tired and worn. The dining table in our room was fit for the bin and the window blinds were broke so you literally had to roll them up and wedge in the window. The entrance used after 6 felt more like a hostel. I would not stay here again and I would not recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Sonder Team, General Manager at Sonder Royal Garden
Responded 28 Nov 2023
Your candid feedback is important to us. It saddens us that your stay fell so short of expectations. This isn't the experience we want for any of our guests. Please accept our apologies for the confusion with our accessible room options. We do our best to label these on our website, but we're sorry that this was unclear and that we gave incorrect information. Thank you for bringing the dining table and blinds to our attention. Our maintenance team will address these right away. If you decide to give us another chance, we'd love to make it up to you at one of our 40+ locations worldwide.
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leera4001 wrote a review Nov 2023
Orlando, Florida1 contribution
Absolutely amazing location! In New Town around the corner from Dishoom and the airport tram. The studio was huge and clean. In the lobby there’s a place where you could pick up extra toilet paper, towels, and things of that sort especially after hours.The ladies at the front desk were super helpful and welcoming. They immediately welcomed us in and gave us a map explaining the city of Edinburgh. They helped us with our bags and gave us tons of recommendations. They helped us with our laundry questions as well. Thank you ladies!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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MTIOC wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom15 contributions9 helpful votes
Booked a studio quickly and missed the fact room had no windows (apparently, it was a "feature" after the coffee maker). Room was a sub-terranean, with a low ceiling that I found claustrophobic. Charged a significant fee to "up-grade" to a room with a window. Probably my mistake for not reading the blurb carefully, but even prison cells have windows. I didn't think windowless rooms were allowed. Whole "light touch" entry system was also a bit of a hassle. I come to Edinburgh a lot and there are better options.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Sonder Team, General Manager at Sonder Royal Garden
Responded 30 Nov 2023
Your honest review is important to us. We're sorry your space fell short of expectations. We do our best to inform our guests that the studios are windowless, but we apologize if anything was unclear. Please accept our apologies for the frustration with our access system. We're always looking for ways to improve and appreciate your thoughts. If you decide to stay with us again, we'd love to help you choose the perfect space for your next visit.
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Elliott H wrote a review Oct 2023
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Fantastic location, beautiful apartment. We booked the cheapest room, however two days before we got the option to upgrade to an apartment with a garden view for next to nothing and I’m very happy we did. The apartment is lovely, clean and has everything you need for cooking. It’s located 15 minutes away from pretty much everything. You can get to the Old Town after a 10 minute walk, and there’s plenty of small shops for ingredients merely 10 minutes away. Also, we parked at St James’ Quarter hoping to use the 25% discount. We got much more than 25%. A £75 parking charge cost us just £16 which was a lovely unexpected saving. I’m not sure if this was a mistake by the parking machine however.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nawar A wrote a review Oct 2023
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Loved everything about my stay, the space, the super helpful staff, and the great location! Only some information could be better communicated via the chat, but other than that all was absolutely great!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 1 Nov 2023
Hi, thank you for staying with us and leaving a review. We’re thrilled to hear about your experience. We hope to host you again soon at one of our many locations around the globe.
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Deb C wrote a review Sept 2023
37 contributions5 helpful votes
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So comfortable, after being in a motor home for a week. The 2 bedroom apartment was spotless, roomy and comfortable. Towels large & heated towel rack in bathroom. These apartments are a comfortable 12 minute walk from the Edinburgh train station & they back onto gardens. No traffic noise from our room. Apartment is very well decked out - dishwasher, washing machine, iron, vacuum, drip coffee machine & a pod machine. Beds extremely comfortable. This accommodation has a lift. Ladies on the desk very helpful. You can leave your bags when you check out if needed.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 3 Oct 2023
Thank you for staying with us and leaving a review. We’re thrilled to hear about your experience. We hope to host you again soon at one of our many locations around the globe.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$248 - AU$420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Fountain Court Apartments Royal Garden
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonder Royal Garden
Which popular attractions are close to Sonder Royal Garden?
Nearby attractions include Black Bull (0.4 km), National Galleries Scotland: Portrait (0.03 km), and Thistle Street Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonder Royal Garden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and a concierge.
Which room amenities are available at Sonder Royal Garden?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sonder Royal Garden?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonder Royal Garden?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Table, Pickles, and L'Escargot Bleu Restaurant.
Does Sonder Royal Garden have airport transportation?
Yes, Sonder Royal Garden offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sonder Royal Garden located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sonder Royal Garden?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonder Royal Garden?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.7 km), Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.4 km), and Gladstone's Land (0.7 km).