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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 6 August 2009

We stayed at the larger of the two available apartments and had a fabulous time. The apartment was spotless, comfortable and had all the amenities of home. Our 6 days in beautiful Edinburgh was made all the better with these wonderful accommodations, stunning views of the castle, superb location right around the corner from the Royal Mile and gracious hosts,...

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Reviewed 5 August 2009

We MacDonalds came to Edinburgh to attend the Clan Gathering. I am so happy we found the Apt By Castle here on Tripadvisor. I echo all the enthusiasm found on these reviews. Moira (owner) was always prompt in replying to any questions we had prior to arrival, and open to helping us in any way she could. The location is...

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Seattle
Reviewed 24 June 2009

Loved my trip to Edinburgh and a big reason for this is because of the Apartment by Castle! The shops, restaurants/pubs and tour buses are very close and easily accessible (the Royal Mile is just around the corner or up the stairs depending on which side you're coming from/going to). And since it's located next to Edinburgh Castle, the rooms...

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Omaha
Reviewed 9 June 2009

We instantly felt confortable and welcome in this very well-appointed and roomy restored appartment looking out towards the castle! Everything that you could possibly want is here...the combo washer/dryer was a little challenging but everything else was simple to use. The hosts were genuinely nice people...we liked them instantly. One word of warning, make certain that you make your reservation...

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Edgewood, NM
Reviewed 1 June 2009

We started our trip in Edinburgh and booked the newer Apartment by the Castle, which is across the street from the original one that is still available for renting as well. Our hosts were delightful, were there to great us when we arrived, helped us settle into the apartment, and gave us tips about the surrounding area. The apartment itself...

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Kongsvinger
Reviewed 5 May 2009

Extremely friendly owner that met us (she stood in the door when we arrived). Nice and clean, great view. Just some steps down to the grassmarket, a small walk to the royal mile, great view to the castle. What more could we wish for? Well - go to restaurant NUMBER ONE in Edinburgh. It's worth every penny!

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Ontario
Reviewed 27 February 2009

Angela from Ontario, Canada. In January 2009 I had the great good fortune to spend two weeks in this lovely apartment. To wake up each morning & look out onto Edinburgh Castle was thrilling. I found the apartment beautifully decorated with so many period details maintained. It was also spotlessly clean. Everything I needed was in the kitchen and I...

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Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 9 February 2009

I honestly could not fault our stay at the apartment by castle. We stayed there for 3 nights last week. After reading a selection of the reviews prior to booking, my expectations were very high and i can honestly say that they were exceeded. The level of service that the Bowmans provide is absolutely exceptional and i have never experienced...

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malaysia
Reviewed 28 December 2008

My family of 5 had the good fortune of staying 3 nights at Apartment By Castle during a recky trip of potential universities for my daughter. From the moment I first contacted the owner Moira Bowman, to her last email advisory on weather and directions before I left home (Kuala Lumpur) for Edinburgh , I was anticipating only the best...

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wal;es
Reviewed 10 December 2008

Fantastic location with lovely views of Edinburgh Castle. This apartment is only two minutes from the castle and the Royal Mile. it was very comfortable and cosy, a home from home. Apart from being well equiped for all our needs this modern apartment still maintained the original architectural design of the property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly...

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Staying in Old Town

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Location, Location, location beside and looking directly onto historic Edinburgh Castle excellent Old Town city centre four star apartments. Tastefully furnished providing modern facilities, however retaining traditional features. Each apartment sleeps four persons with lounge, double, twin bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Nearby and within walking distance are numerous attractions, historic buildings, galleries, museums, places of interest, shops, theatres, restaurants and bars. Non Smoking accommodation. Available for short breaks, holidays or vacations anytime throughout the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apartment By Castle

Address: 16/4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Price Range: ₹ 11,191 - ₹ 11,356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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Apartment By Castle Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Be sure to book early, the apartments are very popular. Bedrooms are quiet and do not front on the street.”
roustabout, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I preferred the more expensive apartment, it was quieter and much bigger.”
somewheredownthere, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This is an apartment with two spacious bedrooms, a modern bathroom and kitchen and large living room.”
E6513RUcathyc, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Close windows at night if crowds are about. Open them earlier to cool the apt down.”
Slauce, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Apartment 16/4 is next to the castle-great place to stay when events are being held at the castle. Apartment 11/1 is more spacious and airy.”
JanetW149, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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