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Dunbar's Close gardens behind the apartment
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52 reviews
Dunbar's Close gardens behind the apartment
Looking down Royal Mile towards the apartment
Well equiped kitchen
Warm stylish modern bathroom
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Bright South Facing Living Room
Make yourself an espresso...
...settle back and relax
Quiet bedroom overlooking gardens
Minutes walk from the large Holyrood Park
Entrance to Dunbar's Close Gardens
Inside Dunbar's Close gardens
view of the apartment from the gardens
The front of the apartments on the Royal Mile
the Queen's palace at Holyrood, just down the road
View from the apartment window
View of Arthurs Seat taken from the rear of the apartment
Looking down on Holyrood from Arthurs Seat
View from the bedroom
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Edinburgh, Scotland

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san diego
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The location is perfect for exploring Edinburgh being right on the Royal Mile. The secret garden behind the flat was lovely, a good place to read a book. The flat has everything you need, including a washer/dryer. The book that comes with it is very helpful and I recommend reading it soon after arriving as it explains how everything works in the apt and also has very helpful hints for places to eat. The kitchen is full function and there is a market close by. I did not see a better place to stay than here. It is quiet at night and we slept with the window open.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Carrboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Liked best: We appreciated the homey touches, comfort, and convenience of The Secret Garden Apartment.
Liked least: There is really nothing we didn't like about it. It is just lovely!
Travelling group: Other
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Mary O
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“How to get away from it all while still being in the middle of things!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this lovely apartment. It is right on the Royal Mile, but a block down from the busiest section, so you don't get all the noise at night. And it does indeed have a lovely garden that has not been discovered by many people. You can sit out there when the weather is fine and enjoy a truly beautiful spot to relax. The apartment itself is very luxurious. The bathroom is stunning, the kitchen is quite modern, and the bedroom is quite comfy with a lovely view. The couch in the living room pulls out into a bed at need. Worth noting is that this is a third floor walkup with no elevator, but we did not find this to be a problem. The lovely hosts did offer to bring our bags up for us! There is a great washer and dryer available for use as well. We would definitely stay there again - we felt right at home within minutes of getting there! Highly recommend this lovely spot for either a short or extended stay in Edinburgh!

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Liked best: very lovely, upscale retreat from the city. Comfortable!
Liked least: third floor walkup
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Phil L
Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment on the Royal Mile”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 for a stay in November 2013
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We stayed at the Secret Garden apartment in November 2013. Sandra couldn't have made us any more welcome after a long train journey to Scotland.
The apartment was lovely, right on the Royal Mile, at Canongate, with the Kirk right next door, where we attended a memorable Remembrance Sunday service, complete with pipers!
The Scottish Parliament building was just a few yards away as was Holyrood Palace, with a bus stop very near by for trips a bit further away. We walked most places and found the position very convenient for central Edinburgh.
It was very warm and cosy - ideal for November in Edinburgh!
All in all, a lovely place to stay, which made us feel very much a part of the city.
We hope to visit again before too long

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The stairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Liked best: The view from the back bedroom.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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