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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland

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E7503IKer...
Henderson, Nevada
2 reviews
“Amazing location.”
Reviewed 19 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We were quite pleased with the location. It is a very short walk from the Castle and the Royal Mile. There are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. A lot of the bus tours start within walking distance of here. The bed and living room is nice. The kitchen was ideal for a weeks stay. The downfalls are a few flights of steps you must go up, a tiny bathroom, and the worst off all was the noise from the bars below, it last until about 2AM. My recommendation to the landlord is to supply a box fan to drown out the noise below.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
19 Oct 2016
Thank you for finding the time to leave a review for the West Bow apt and that there many aspects that contributed to a successful trip to Edinburgh. The city centre location can cause noise pollution issues and we will consider ways to mitigate this. Regards, Glenn Ford
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79tootsie
1 review
“Excellent Location”
Reviewed 19 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I was very pleased with where this was located. Right in the heart of Old Town. A great spot for a couple or family of four. It was comfy, bathroom is tiny. You do have to climb up a about twenty stairs. The only downfall is excessive noise in the street below...it carries on until 3AM some nights. I would highly recommend the landlord supplies two fans to drown out the noise.

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Management Response
19 Sep 2016
Thank you for finding the time to leave a review for the West Bow apartment. It is always good to know that there were many aspects that assisted with a successful trip to Edinburgh. It can be a busy street and noise pollution can be a factor. Secondary glazing is being considered at this property to mitigate any potential noise, Regards,

Glenn, ESC LTD
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steve w
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“In the thick of it”
Reviewed 6 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

West Bow is a delightful apartment, clean and well furnished. The location couldn't be much better, right in the thick of things for the City and for the Festival. The view out across West Bow is amazing and previous reviews reporting excess noise at night from nearby clubs were exaggerated - we had no problems at all, so long as the shutters and windows were closed.

Beware that the flight of stairs from the street and the diminutive shower room might be difficult for anyone with mobility restrictions.

However the location, location, location far out weighed any slight concerns.

What's more the apartment is directly above a wonderful and traditional pub.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: small bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
6 Sep 2016
Thank you for leaving a review for the West Bow apt and advising that it played a big part in a successful trip to Edinburgh. The Bow is one of my favourite bars too. Regards, Glenn ESC Ltd
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meba2016
Skanderborg, Denmark
1 review
“The perfect choise”
Reviewed 3 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Rigth in the middle of town but two stairs up, so no noise to bother. The flat is well proportioned and recently refurbished. I really good bed. You feel welcomed and when having a two weeks stay there is a midway clean and new towels etc.

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Liked best: locality, newly refurbished
Liked least: All the stairs :-)
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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3 Aug 2016
Very pleased that the West Bow property contributed to a successful trip to Edinburgh.
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cary, nc
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77 reviews
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“location 5 stars until the nightclub cranks up - ugh!”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Loved this flat. Very comfortable and in a great location. However, we were there during the fringe festival where the nightclubs stay open to 5 am. 5AM! There was no sleep. I would return to the flat, but not in the month of august. We are pretty tolerant of street noice but this was insanely loud. We understand that the neighbors and landlords on the street are trying to control the noise of the nightclub. If there is anything that us tourists can do to help that effort, contact me.

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Liked best: location, easy access
Liked least: the nightclub up the street
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