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63 reviews
The Castle from the kitchen window
Living room
Living room
Living room detail.
Entertainment corner of living room.
View from one of the living room windows.
Fully equipped kitchen with all appliances. Amazing castle views.
The building.
Amazing view of the castle from the kitchen.
Kitchen detail.
Dining area with extending butterfly table & 4 chairs.
Bathroom with shower.
The cosy 'Hideaway' bed with superior mattress.
Snuggle down and watch TV from the luxury of the 'Hideaway' bed.
The apartment building.
The Castle from the Grassmarket
The Grassmarket. Enjoy a bite to eat outside or inside after visiting the local shops.
The West Bow, Grassmarket.
Coffee in beautiful Princes Street Gardens, only a 10 minute stroll away.
Rooftop view from a living room window.
Entertainment in the Grassmarket.
Pub dining in the Grassmarket.
Edinburgh - 'Athens of the North.'
Night view.
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland

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elizabeth...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect for our needs and a top notch location”
Reviewed 13 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Fantastic flat .spotlessly clean and the welcome pack was a nice touch. The location is outstanding with more eating places than you could shake a stick at within easy walking distance. Most of the tourist attractions were accessible by a short walk or a bus ride away. We had a fantastic holiday and Deborah was very helpful with a squeaking smoke alarm which required a new battery. Thanks for having us!!!!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jul 2017
Glad you had a good time! Thank you for the 5 bubble review! Xx
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Jimb0b34
Letterkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
Reviewed 20 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Stayed here when visiting Edinburgh for recent Robbie Williams concert. Beautiful apartment, just perfect for 2 people. 1 minute walk from Grassmarket, also very convenient for Castle, Royal Mile, Princes Street, etc.
Deborah provided a welcome pack containing milk, butter, cheese, tea, coffee, juice and a few other tasty treats - a great start as we arrived later than expected due to a delayed flight.
Will undoubtedly visit this great city again, and this will be our first choice of accommodation if it is available.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jun 2017
Glad you had a fab time!
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Mrs Laura...
2 reviews
“Great apartment in great location”
Reviewed 27 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Great location, well equipped, clear instructions for accessing the flat. Starter pack really useful.

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Management Response
1 May 2017
Thank you. Glad you had a good time.
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DCBrit
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good location for a short-term stay in Edinburgh”
Reviewed 21 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Our first impressions were not 100% positive. The entrance way to the apartment buildings is dark and dingy and as soon as we got out of the taxi, we were accosted by a very drunk man who proceeded to urinate right against the gates. However, once we got inside we were impressed by how bright and clean the apartment was. The view of the castle from the kitchen is spectacular and we very much enjoyed sitting at the table eating our breakfast in the morning and admiring this awe-inspiring sight, The kitchen was well-stocked and we really appreciated the owners' leaving us some basic supplies for our arrival. The main negative for us was the mattress on the Murphy bed. It was very thin and saggy and we could feel the bars of the frame pressing into our backs. Also, since the unit is so small, it was a bit awkward to have to hang our wet laundry on the clothes rack as it took up so much space. It would be a huge improvement if the owners could replace the washing machine with a combination washer/dryer and invest in a new mattress.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Apr 2017
I apologise for the drunken man - how disgusting!!!
The mattress was an expensive one and 7" deep which is deeper than standard. However, I will investigate the comfort and replace as necessary.
Holiday guests do not normally do laundry and most holiday flats don't even have a washing machine. Studio flats are small by their very nature, but this one is larger than most actually, due to the fold away bed creating a large living area, and I did consider not installing a washing machine at all to allow more kitchen space, but we often get longer term guests, so included one. I do not like combination washer/dryers as they are extremely inefficient, costly to run and environmentally unfriendly!
However, I am glad that you had a positive experience in other ways and enjoyed the view, the welcome pack and value for money.
Best regards, Deborah.
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Accentmon...
Meath
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Small, but well situated and well equipped”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in August 2016

Start with the one thing that might give you pause: the bed is a pull-down bed in the living room. It's a small double and it's a little hard. So if you can only sleep on a magnificently luxurious king-size mattress, this might not be for you.

However, continue with the good: the flat is excellently situated - comfortable walking distance from all the important sights in Edinburgh, close to a supermarket, cafes, restaurants, everything you need. It's also quiet at night, bright in the daytime, and comfortable to relax in. Communication with the hosts is seamless, and the flat is easy to get into when you have the instructions.

The very best thing last: it's right at the back of the castle, so if you are there in August, you can stand outside on the walkway at night and get a magnificent view of the fireworks when the Tattoo finishes each night.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Feb 2017
Thank you! A new bed is on the To Do list, although we find it comfy enough, we realise the trend is for bigger & bigger beds these days!
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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