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Holyrood Festival Apartments

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Company switched properties with very little notice leaving me no option but to accept. Reading other reviews this seems to happen a lot. Terrible state of repair and decoration - place was also filthy - do not book this company or Edinburgh group accommodation

Thank Edward R
Stanford le Hope, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Just got back from a great hen weekend...this place is really quirky....bit spooky as it's mostly painted black!...but has loads of original features and feels a bit like an old theatre... We had the whole floor and it slept 30, there was loads of space just cold ...but as we went in October not alot we could do about that...

Thank Joanne M
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It appears ok when enquiries made but had to keep emailing or phoning for receipt of final payment - but prior to arrival email sent to advise us of upgrade to luxury apartment - on arrival were advised that it had been allocated in error to another hen party( he didn't ask them for the booking name ... what a...

2Thank Carolina J
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 27 October 2015

After booking the apartment months in advance for a work weekend away, our apartment got changed several times due to double bookings. When I tried to phone Ian Scott, he never cared and told me so himself. I think I sent around 10 emails, getting 3 responses in total, some of which were one word answers. We first booked through...

3Thank Kareen M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2015

I booked an apartment big enough for 25 of us through stagedinburgh.com, and was a touch worried after reading some of the reviews on here about properties through this company - we were moved to a different location a week before we were due to arrive, but it was about 5 mins down the road to Queensferry St, and didn't...

Thank joshm898
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Upon booking via HEN EDINBURGH some doubts were there and after calling Ian he accepted that it had been a bit of a mess but was being deep cleaned for our arrival! 22 hens arrived and the place was a disgrace! Rodent droppings in the bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms! Sockets hanging out, sockets broken, showers broken, no slip mats in...

3Thank AKerr28
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

I've literally just got home from my own Hen Weekend! Now I had a wonderful time with my friends but it has nothing to do with the company Hen Edinburgh!! I'll start with our " luxury modern apartment" 8 beds in 1 room! 1 hand towel per girl! Mice in the bedroom! The shower fell off the wall! Stains on...

Thank SMccartney88
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2015

The Phoenix apartment was ideal for our stag party for 2 nights. The location couldn't have been better - we hardly had to walk more than 100 metres all weekend; close to the train station and city center too. The owners were very helpful in advance and on meeting us there. The apartment itself was quite basic but it was...

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Please don't make the same assumption as we did, booking 4* luxury accommodation from Edinburgh festival apartments for 22 hens. (Above the door it says Edinburgh city centre b&b) I don't understand how this business has been allowed to operate for so long! I would not describe this accommodation as being 1 star, iv stayed in better youth hostels in...

7Thank Kayeforman
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2015

DO NOT STAY HERE!!!! This apartment was absolutely filthy , 22 of us went for my nieces hen party it was dirty, shabby and unsafe, to be honest this apartment was not fit for purpose. We had to clean some of the living areas as soon as we arrived it was that bad, there was no bins emptied from previous...

1Thank Marie L

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about Holyrood Festival Apartments

Address: 32 Calton Road, Edinburgh EH8 8DP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Holyrood Festival Studio Apartments
Holyrood Festival Apartments Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Don't book this apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles S9335VMkarens, 30 Nov 2014 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles AndreaR51, 9 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Book the Holyrood aparthotel at 1 nether bakehouse, we got fabulous service at a great price!”
 of 5 bubbles 700katieg, 1 Oct 2013 | Read review
“try staying at 77 rose street apartment 5 - slept 16 of us and right in town centre for restaurants and bars/shops - advertised on several sites including festival. Owner Richard is really lovely and easy to deal with.”
 of 5 bubbles clemmbo, 24 Sep 2013 | Read review
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