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“Great Cosy Place.”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Rawsy
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Location location location”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Stayed in May with 2 adults and 2 children.
After much searching on TA chose this on location and price.

The overwhelming thumbs up is the location. It's 300 yards from Waverley bridge and the train station. You are on the doorstep of the old town and it's great restaurants and bars. Cockburn street is fairly steep but gentle to walk up.
The flat its self is entered from the street next to the Gurkha cafe and is up 2 flights of stairs.
It's light, airy and keeps its tenement feel with wooden floors and high ceiling. The kitchen is useful and the shower great and easy to use.

The wifi is great and took the usual large amount of kids and our mobiles with ease and speed.

Nice views out onto the street to people watch and as other shave said its not the busiest of streets so whilst you hear people they are usually on their way somewhere so the Noise is kept low.

I would have given this place 4 but for a couple of reasons.

The bed in the main bedroom is too small. It's a double and needs to be bigger. Whilst comfy it really needs to be a king at least. The room can take it.

Also, and it's no fault of the owners, upstairs noises can be heard clearly. I hear you shout well what do you expect for apartment life, and I know I get that. It's just every morning when the people upstairs wake up you hear everything. I could tell you what they had In their blender for their smoothy!

When you want a lie in or early night the noise of the dryer going on tends to take its toll a bit. That coupled with the small bed makes it 3 star. A large bed gives it a 4 star.

I have to say the owner was great in contact. Even allowing us to get in earlier when we arrived with bags. Thanks Wilma.

Would I return??? If they changed the bed I probably would.

One other annoyance was the Malt Shovel 3 doors away. If you have kids avoid this place. They don't accommodate families. See my separate review of that place.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Beds and neighbours.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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edzisbez
Wirral, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Cosy Place.”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights. The lace was clean, cosy and comfortable. Situated in the old town it as a great place to visit the castle and other attractions of the old town. Only 5 minute walk from St Andrews tram stop. Even though Cockburn Street is busy you do not hear any noise at night. Would stay here again and would recommend this property.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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John O
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect base for a perfect trip”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed in Cockburn Street for 3 nights and whilst it wasn't our first time in Edinburgh I can say it was easily our favourite. The change from staying in hotels to having somewhere you can actually call a home from home was perfect for us.

The apartment is brilliantly located, but the location isn't everything - its well decorated and has everything you need. I was concerned that (as with most places) the photos on the website would over-sell the actual property, but they didn't.

Throw in a very helpful and approachable owner and we had such a perfect stay.

The next time I'm in Edinburgh I will certainly check to see if this place is available. I can't rate it highly enough and will recommend it to anyone who is heading to Old Town.

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Liked best: The apartment itself is stunning, but the location is even better.
Liked least: That we had to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Arlenesmu...
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic apartment.”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Had a lovely stay in this beautiful apartment. Close by to all tourist attractions and shops. The beds were lovely and comfortable. Great to have bath towels which actually fit round your body, not like the ones you get in some places which are little more than an oversized hand towel. I would readily recommend this apartment to all as I couldn't fault it.

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: Can't think of anything.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Kirsty D
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Nice little flat, perfect for a short break”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I enjoyed staying here - in the centre of the town, but no traffic noise. A stone's throw from all the attractions in the city, spacious living room and nice red themed kitchen.
Ideal for those on a small break, also has wifi included.

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Liked best: the living room
Liked least: small bathroom!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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