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“Perfect Location”
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West Bow (The Grassmarket Flat situated 3rd floor on right)
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West Bow (The Grassmarket Flat situated 3rd floor on right)
Dining with a sunny view over the Grassmarket Comfortable bed and fresh towels on your arrival
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West Bow (The Grassmarket Flat situated 3rd floor on right)
Dining with a sunny view over the Grassmarket
Comfortable bed and fresh towels on your arrival
Scottish themed soft furnishings
Living Room
The Master Bedroom
Living Room
Living Room
Living Room
Meal for two....
Living area with ample space for your comfort
Halls
In the mood!
Modern fully equipped kitchen
Scottish soaps
Living area
Kitchen
Kitchen
Bath Room
Bath Room
Lounge area
Lobby
Entrance
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Entrance
Street
Street
Street
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Street entertainment, just outside
New luxury shower room
A kitchen that meets your needs
The West Bow Well at night...just outside
Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket
Fireworks over Edinburgh Castle...2 minutes walk away
Edinburgh Military Tattoo...a two minute walk away
Grassmarket Shops and bars...just outside
Victoria Street just outside the front door...
Lounge area
Special orders catered for
Living Room
Living Room
Kitchen
Living Room
Bath Room
Living Room
Living Room
Dining area
Christmas in Edinburgh!
The Master Bedroom
The Master Bedroom
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Toadhollo...
PA
Level 6 Contributor
479 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
Reviewed 5 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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We found this to be a perfect location for our Edinburgh stay. We enjoyed the time we spent in the apartment overlooking Grassmarket. Centrally located for sightseeing, restaurants and pick up for the hop on/hop off bus. Great restaurants and pubs at our doorstep.
The kitchen is well equipped but being from the US, it took us a while to understand the on/off switches for the appliances. There is a washer but no dryer. The washer is tiny and there is a drying rack in the service closet but I'm not sure where you would put it to dry the wet clothes. We intended to do a load of wash upon arrival, but never did...I probably wouldn't have been able to figure it out. Detailed information needs to be in the kitchen regarding these appliances.
Nice table and chairs in the living room area with a stuffed loveseat and chair. Very nicely decorated. TV was not working due to power switch turned off at the TV so, the TV and remoted needed to be turned on. Again this took us some time to figure out...not that we really needed the TV.
The bed was comfortable but wee...only a double. We found this to be the case with several places where we stayed. We made it work, but not my idea of comfort and restful night's sleep.
The bathroom was small but serviceable with nice amenities. The shower does need some sort of holder for soap/shampoo and some hooks on the wall would help with towel hanging.
The owner/caretaker was was very available for any of our questions through email and assisted us in reserving a taxi when leaving.
All in all, a very positive experience in lovely Edinburgh. The rental was very reasonably priced and we certainly felt more a part of the city rather than staying in a large hotel. Just beware of that small bed!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The bed
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
7 Oct 2016
Hi, thanks for the review. We take onboard what you say about hooks in the bathroom and intend to add more. It is a good point. Switches for appliances are common in UK for safety. This has never been raised as an issue before but a general note saying that they need to be pressed might be helpful. The bed is advertised as a double and this is a standard size in UK and most of the continent. As your comment could be misleading to others, for clarification, it is a standard double bed. We have altered the washer description in the listing as it may have caused confusion. It is there for the convenience of guests who might need to use it for small loads. It will still be available in the flat. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in general and these appear to be only very minor points.
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Cruiser58...
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our wonderful stay in Edinburgh”
Reviewed 24 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The apartment was clean and had all we needed for our short stay. Gill gave us all the info to get into the apartment and we had absolutely no problems finding and accessing the flat. It's also beautifully located in the Grassmarket area with loads of restaurants and pubs nearby. The Royal Mile and all the main city attractions are just a few minutes walk. Thank you Gill we'll definitely be back!

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Travelling group: Compagno/a
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
24 Sep 2016
Thank you very much for your very kind review.
We take pleasure when our guests love our apartment and beautiful city.
You are welcome back again anytime.
Gill
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smithJone...
1 review
“Home from home”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We had a wonderful time staying 5 nights in this amazing little flat, right in the middle of the grassmarket. It was the perfect location for enjoying the fringe festival and we can't wait to come back next year. Thanks Gill for a lovely holiday!

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Management Response
31 Aug 2016
You are welcome.
Thank you for the great review and thank you for booking again next year.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Gill
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Stephen L
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An excellent place to stay, highly recommended”
Reviewed 30 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

A great little apartment, ideally located, clean & well appointed. We had a great time here, we'll be back!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for your great review.
I look forward to welcoming you back anytime.
Gill
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IainEngli...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Our home from home in Edinburgh”
Reviewed 17 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Yet another visit to this gem of an apartment.
The friendliest owners, the perfect location.
We return time and again and will continue to so.
Many thanks for letting us stay.

Jane & Iain

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Liked best: People watching from those huge windows with a glass of wine.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
17 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for your loyalty and many return visits, it is a pleasure to have you stay.
Gill
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