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cumbria
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We had a 2 bedroom apartment which was well maintained...dishwasher was broken but hardly end of the world. The apartment is in an excellent location right on the Royal Mile close to all the attractions, pubs and restaurants. As previously pointed out the stairs are a spiral staircase and with an 8 month old baby in a buggy was hard... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We booked into the penthouse apartment but on arrival we were 'upgraded' to a two bed apartment (room three). Not sure if it was an upgrade as such but it was spacious enough and ment we didn't have to climb the narrow twisted steps. I have given it three stars as the carpet in the lounge could do with replacing,... More 

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lichfield
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

the location of these apartments is excellent , right on the royal mile. yes the steps are very quirky and very hard work when going to the top floor where we were but its a 400 year old building and is part of its history . no problem with luggage as the staff very kindly took our case up and... More 

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Merstham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We found these apartments a few years ago as we head each December to Edinburgh on a girls weekend. Firstly the location is fantastic, right on the Royal mile and within easy walking distance of everywhere you want to get to Edinburgh. Secondly they are great value for money, hotels can be really expensive and if there are 4 of... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Make no mistake this is all about location. We chose it deliberately as we are fringe aficionados and wanted to be in the centre of it all. It is not a place for the less able due to the steep steps, it is not a place for light sleepers - street noise ends about 2 a.m. and starts about 5... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

We arrived after check in because of delays and were happy to find that they left our key in the lock box and texted us the instructions. They had also kindly moved us to the building where we retrieved the keys and on the first floor! Which we were relieved to see as the stairs look like a bloody nightmare...... More 

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Thank seanthesheepz
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

I was first of my party to arrive and was shocked to find we had to climb 3 flights of dark steep stairs with luggage requested if could move to lower floor as I knew two of my friends who we're arriving later would have problem with stairs on check out day we forgot time changed and girl arrived to... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stayed here early May and must admit the apartment block was not what I was expecting! The check-in is downstairs at the back of the shop next door. The gentleman in charge was very helpful and took us to our apartment. The stairs really quite frightened me as not being aware prior to booking the stairs are probably over... More 

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Thank tenerifegirl1402_13
East Yorkshire
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2013

The doorway to the apartments put me off slightly, looked a little prison like and the concrete staircase was a little claustophobic and steep. However once inside...SUPERB. Our apartment was huge, views of the Royal Mile and truly perfect. We only stayed 2 nights but was perfect for what we needed. It was a home away from home.

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Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2013

First, you must know up front that this is a 300 year old building and there is a stone spiral staircase and no elevator--not for the faint of heart with massive amounts of luggage. Also, it is on the top of the Royal Mile with the expected hustle and bustle of the center of town, street musicians and activity on... More 

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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)
One and two bedroom luxury serviced apartments located in a historic building and sharing the Royal Mile with Holyrood Palace and the Castle. Each apartment enjoys views over the Royal Mile or New Town and is lavishly decorated with all mod cons. Apartments serviced daily and guests enjoy complimentary use of Health Club & Spa. Perfect for friends and families. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Mile Residence

Address: 219 Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: ₹ 11,194 - ₹ 37,715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Mile Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“If possible try to request a lower floor room to save using the stairs!!!”
 of 5 bubbles KittenFluff, 30 May 2013 | Read review
“Room 11 was at the very top, a lot of stairs but worth the walk.”
 of 5 bubbles RossDeMon, 10 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Apartment 11 overlooks the royal mile Remember, the hire the apartment number, the further up the stairs it is There are no lifts and a minimum of one set of stairs to the first apartments”
 of 5 bubbles TheHotelWriter, 19 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Be aware the rooms at the top require a steep trek up the staircase”
 of 5 bubbles JacquiM_12, 11 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Lower numbered apartments mean fewer stairs, but stairs just the same.”
 of 5 bubbles JamesRadish, 18 Oct 2011 | Read review
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