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“The landlord made the difference in our trip”
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Marco L
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The landlord made the difference in our trip”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Our weekend has changed dramatically since we met the landlord: he is such a nice and funny guy, and we had dinner at his restaurant two times out of the two days we spent in Edinburgh.
With regard to the house it was clean, perfectly fit for our needs (number of beds, spaces, etc.), easy to reach and well served (stores, public transport).
I have personally had troubles with the wifi, but I realized it is something that happens all over the town: the connection is not strong enough and it keeps falling.
We did not appreciate that the landlady came one hour before the official check-out time to clean the apartment as she had someone else coming later, though that can be part of the game.
Last but not least, we enjoyed our stay and we would go back to that apartment if we ever return to Edinburgh.
Last but not least,

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Liked best: The landlord
Liked least: The wifi
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Marco, thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your weekend. I am sorry about the intrusion on your morning od departure, my understanding was you had been informed that you needed to vacate the property at 11.00am. I hope we have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future.
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Sonworshi...
Niceville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
399 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Spacious & comfortable with excellent location & amenities!”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We were VERY pleased with this choice of apartment for our 2 night Edinburgh stay! Guliano and Heather were very accommodating and gracious hosts. Upon arrival we were met at the door with keys, shown around the apartment and given information about the city, buses, parking, etc. A garage was available with this rental but the free parking on the street outside was always available so we never had need of it. Nice to know it was there if needed & would probably be a very welcome perk if the nearby sports stadium is in use. A lift opens to the second floor door of the apartment so getting luggage in and our was a breeze. The apt. was very clean, well furnished and comfortable containing everything we needed. We never felt cramped and could have easily had 6 people instead of our 4 and would have been just fine (as long as 2 people didn't mind sleeping on the couches). Beds were comfortable, washer/dryer combo was small and confusing to operate but nice to have for our mid-trip stop (even a drying rack was provided). Heather even provided coffee, tea, sugar, salt/pepper and a small container of milk along with some opened containers of juice, marmalade, condiments, etc. in the refrigerator that were probably left behind by the previous tenants but we did not choose to use. The kitchen was well stocked with anything needed, including an espresso machine! 2 full bathrooms was also a wonderful perk that was not common to most apartments we considered. Also, free wi-fi with an excellent signal strength. Location was perfect! Just enough out of the city center to be very quiet and make the price affordable while avoiding parking issues. An easy walk from the top of the street to a large grocery store and only half a block down the street to the nearest bus stop and an approx. 10 min. ride into the city center. We almost could not have picked a better place for our needs and budget! Gulliano even owns 2 restaurants in town. We had dinner our first night at one, had a wonderful Italian meal and even received a nice discount on our bill...an unexpected blessing. The food was great, place was packed and a bit noisy at first but a very pleasant experience once the crowd thinned out a bit. Absolutely the best tiramisu we've ever had! As for the apartment, the only suggestion for improvement (and this is not at all a complaint) would be to add some towel bars and/or hooks to the bathrooms and leave more explicit instructions for operating the washer/dryer. Checking out at the end of our stay was as simple as locking the door and dropping the keys through the slot in the door as we left. All in all, this is a great place and we almost could not have been happier with the choice!

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Liked best: Location, space and price!
Liked least: No towel bars for hanging wet towels in the bathrooms.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
6 Sep 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I appreciate your comments re washing machine instructions along with towel hooks. This I shall take on board and address. Glad you enjoyed your meal especially the Tiramisu which I must say is one of my least favourite deserts, I shall pass your comments onto Giuliano.

Kind regards
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inlovewit...
greenock, scotland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Luxury stay for budget price.”
Reviewed 15 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

This apartment was a proper home away from home. Very nicely decorated with a lovely location,buses go past every few minutes so it is never a problem to get in/out of town. Bus ride takes literally 7 minutes and you're right up on Princes Street. All rooms in the apartment were lovely and large with plenty cupboard space. It more than coped with our large party of 5 adults, 1 child and an infant. Overall a very comfortable, stress-free trip which we would gladly repeat!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Aug 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love the opportunity to welcome you again to Edinburgh.
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mtau73
Oberentfelden, Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Great Apartement”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Thank you for your warm welcome.
We all loved our stay in your great and good located Apartement!!!
In just a 15 minute-walk to the Royal Mile!!!
Delicious Chinese-Restaurant round the corner.

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Liked best: Die grösse des Apatements und der Standort. In nur 15 Minuten zu Fuss zur Royal Mile
Liked least: Teppich im Master-Bedroom und in den Nasszellen
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Aug 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, next time you must try the best Italian restaurant in town.
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johndeard...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very comfortable and spacious apartment”
Reviewed 10 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This apartment is beautifully presented, with everything you would need for a short stay. Two bathrooms make it ideal for two couples and the lounge area was very comfortable. We walked to all the Edinburgh Festival activities but it was on a good bus route if you didn't feel energetic, or with bags. There is a shopping centre nearby.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Aug 2014
Fenella, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It was lovely to meet you both and I hope you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh. Look forward to seeing you again next tear.
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