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Mullingar, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a great weekend staying here! They were very helpful while I was organising getting there, they minded our bags as we arrived very early and apartment was not ready. This gave us the freedom to explore the city without carrying luggage! The apartment is lovely, great spacious living room, very useable kitchen, and comfy rooms, and everything was...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

A group of 4 of us stayed here for one night. The price was very reasonable , we were quite surprised at how cheap it was as usually you are well over £100 for a nights stay for the centre of Edinburgh accommodation at the weekend. The apartment was modern , spacious and felt homely as well as clean. The...

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The best thing is the location, centrally located an easy access. The checking in was swift and very professional. The apartment was compact and looked well fitted out and had good kitchen fittings, cutlery and crockery We had booked a studio not knowing it was on the 4th floor without any elevators. So you would have to haul your bags...

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We booked a stay in a 2 bedroom apartment for 4 of our family over the Christmas 2016 period for 4 nights (2 of us arrived a day early). This was booked through Apartments Edinburgh, the apartment being in West Nicolson Street. Although the outside of the building didn’t look much once inside it was very welcoming. The bedrooms were...

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StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear TPC1301, we appreciate you sharing your experience in an online forum and it is a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. We are very glad that our team was able to provide assistance but sorry to hear additional kitchen items would have been preferred. Although we strive to provide everything our guests could require...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

A colleague/friend and I stayed here for one night during the week for business as we both travelled far. We received an excellent welcome from the office which is on the way to the flat from the train station (so not a detour). The flat was very decorated and well looked added quality of being close to local amenities and...

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StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear JBWhite, it was a genuine pleasure having you with us and we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time in our Nicolson Apartments. We will pass your comments along to our reception team who will be very glad that they were able to provide assistance and we hope that you will choose our accommodation on your...

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the Nicholson apartments for 3 nights over the bonfire night weekend for my birthday. Booked this in advance and got a massive saving on our booking. Excellent value for money, clean, comfortable and warm apartment. Can't believe how big the apartment was and how well equipped it was! Had everything we needed. Staff at the office for check...

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StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Emma, we appreciate you sharing our experience in an online forum and are very glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please rest assured that your comments have been passed to our maintenance department for immediate resolution. Thank you for taking the time to recommend us in an online forum and we hope to welcome you back to Edinburgh again...

Reviewed 28 October 2016

Clean ,comfortable spacious apartment in good location. Very well equipped with the little things you sometimes forget eg corkscrew, tea towels, washing up liquid. Plenty of space for a family of five. We stayed in Drummond Street apartments very close to the Royal Mile, lovely restaurants near by and a tesco round the corner. Would advise getting a taxi from...

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StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Kenyabride, it was a genuine pleasure having you with us and we are very glad that we were able to provide everything you required. Located less than five minutes’ walk from the world-famous Royal Mile, this luxurious property offers two double bedrooms, a separate single bedroom, Egyptian cotton linen, two bathrooms and an open plan living room with fully...

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good walking distance from everything and the staff were lovely. Unfortunately, the front door let every single noise in. We heard people coming in and out of their flats and talking at all hours which was a shame. We had hoped a holiday apartment would ensure that rest and peace is not disturbed. Also, the blinds in the front room...

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StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Eleanor, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with Apartments Edinburgh. Our Quartermile apartment offers vertical venetian blinds in both rooms which allow external views but prevent those outside viewing in. The blinds are there to offer privacy yet still allow ample light, however, please accept our sincere apologies if these were not to your...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place is amazing value and in a great location - walking distance from everything you would need or want to see / do in the city. Four of us stayed here and we had 2 double bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a lounge diner. We also had a welcome box of shortbread on arrival and more tea, coffee and sugar...

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StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Amanda, it was a genuine pleasure having you with us and we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time in our accommodation. At Apartments Edinburgh we strive to provide luxury self-catering holiday homes in the heart of the Old Town for affordable prices and we are very glad that everything lived up to your expectations. We...

Bury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely spot on as a location and very comfortable apartment. Everything provided for a lovely weekend visit in Edinburgh. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff in the office location for collecting keys. (Although office located some way from the location of the apartment). Clean and comfortable. I would go back again and just recommended to family as they are visiting Edinburgh...

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StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Pjgrinner, we appreciate you sharing your recommendation in an online forum and we are honoured to receive such a lovely review. At Apartments Edinburgh we offer 39 luxury properties in the heart of the city and strive to provide everything our guests could require for the perfect self-catering break. For the ease of all our guests our key collection...

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the city Nicolson luxury self-catering residences offer a stylish and unique base to explore all our city has to offer. These spacious apartments are tastefully decorated using neutral décor with traditional Scottish furnishings to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. All are situated only a few minutes’ walk from some of Edinburgh’s major attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Museum and are located just around the corner from Edinburgh University.Each apartment has a living room with dining area, modern tiled bathroom, well equipped kitchen, luxurious bedroom(s), cable TV, a DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher and hairdryer as well as soft fluffy towels and fantastic quality Egyptian cotton linen. We can also provide cots and high chairs if required.To complete your home away from home we also provide complimentary sea kelp toiletries from the Scottish Fine Soap Company as well as tea, coffee, mineral water and orange juice to help you settle in.Whether you are visiting for work, play, a family holiday or a romantic break away we have an exclusive private residence to suit your needs. Apartment Facilities:Iron, ironing Board, washing machine, heating, hairdryer, complimentary sea kelp toiletries from the Scottish Fine Soap Company, bathroom with bath or shower, TV, DVD player, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle, cooking equipment and crockery, additional blankets. Cots and high chairs can be supplied upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nicolson Apartments

Address: 28 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Price Range: ₹ 5,430 - ₹ 18,166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nicolson Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Better to choose the 2 bedroom apartments instead of the studios. Not comfortable at all”
 of 5 bubbles 796sekhars, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Look at all the reviews and location of the different apartments of this company”
 of 5 bubbles TPC1301, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid apartment 2 unless you are younger and going clubbing. Note there's no en-suite”
 of 5 bubbles 509annieg, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't chose the Drummond Street Apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles luvank, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We were on the second or third floor with no elevators due to the age of the building but the rooms was clean, modern and comfortable.”
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 of 5 bubbles Y929VDjohnl, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
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