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enclosed private back garden for outside eating
Military Tattoo at the festival
night time view of castle from Princes street
St Giles cathedral from the Royal mile
The Mound in the snow
Castle on a winters night
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Arthurs seat
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Sea-Jett
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great place, great people”
Reviewed 2 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

I have rented a lot of apartments for vacations throughout Europe, but this was one of the best. The owners, Fiona and Allan, are lovely, super-accommodating people. Not only did they not mind that we arrived at 9:30pm, but they made sure there was milk in the fridge for the morning! They were very helpful in letting us know what might be open and provided well-marked maps. They were extremely thorough at explaining everything in the apartment and provided a phone number to reach them any time. They also provided guide books, maps, history books, DVDs, pamphlets, transit information, and anything else one could use to learn about a place and how to negotiate it.
The apartment itself was spotless, well stocked, and had very nice appliances. The furniture was comfortable, and the neighborhood was pretty quiet. The apartment is located below ground level and so does not have any great views, but does get light from the outside. We had access to the building's garden, which was beautiful and a great place to hang out in the evening. We also had access to the Queen's Gardens, which were very nice to walk through. One minor glitch was that we discovered after the owners left that the microwave didn't work. When I called the next morning, they had it replaced by the afternoon, which I thought was very responsive. They were very apologetic.
The location is prime. We appreciated not being in the thick of the Royal Mile to have some peace and quiet. But it was an easy walk there, and there were some very nice restaurants and pubs within about 2 blocks of the apartment in either direction. The National Portrait Gallery is at the top of the street, just a few doors away. The neighborhood felt very safe as well and had easy access to buses. There is a tram system being built that will operate on the intersecting street.
It should be noted that there is no elevator, so the apartment would not be suitable for anyone who cannot walk the one flight down (and back up).

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Liked best: Location and comfort of the apartment; great owners
Liked least: No view (but none was advertised)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
2 Aug 2013
Thank you so much for leaving such a detailed review it is very much appreciated that you took so much trouble to leave us this review.
Most heartening is that you enjoyed your stay with us and the area which is well placed for hostelries as you say but also close to the attractions and public transport, with its own history.

Thanks Fiona and Alan
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Jay2000
Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Excellent presentation and facilities”
Reviewed 17 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

My husband and I have just enjoyed 4 nights stay in this delightful apartment, which more than lived up to our expectations. We were met by Fiona, who made us feel most welcome, providing helpful suggestions about things to see and do.
The location and facilities were all and more than we needed, with the city centre a short 10 mins walk away and several nearby restaurants if we didn't feel like cooking. We particularly liked Zest, an Indian restaurant literally just up the street.
The private garden behind the flats were a bonus we didn't expect or get to fully utilise, but lovely nevertheless.
After taking almost 40 hours to reach Edinburgh from our home in Australia, we were so glad to be able to have enough room in which to relax, and to be able to do it in our own time. In a B&B or hotel we'd have had to be up and out and follow someone else's timetable.
Great shower, comfortable bed, lovely thick towels and quite a few 'niceties' (shampoo,body lotion, etc) added to our comfortable stay.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Pillows - not my preferred type.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jul 2013
Thank you for leaving us a review it is appreciated. Glad that you had such an enjoyable visit and enjoyed the apartments central location and the local restaurants added to your visit.It was a long journey here and we are delighted that our amenities suited you so well.
Thanks Fiona and Alan
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Jakarta
Reviewed 9 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Management Response
9 Jul 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time at this busy time for you to write us a review it is greatly appreciated. We were delighted that all your plans went so well and that your parents had such a great experience on their first visit to Scotland and sunshine too!! A pleasure to be their hosts.

Thanks Fiona and Alan
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VA
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
8 Jul 2013
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review it is appreciated. It was a true pleasure to welcome you to one of our apartments and we do try to provide a comprehensive service and try to tailor it to what we think guests might need and obviously hit the mark. Glad that you enjoyed your visit to the city so much and that we helped in that.

Thanks Fiona and Alan
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Nova Scotia
Reviewed 27 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Management Response
27 Jun 2013
Thank you for leaving us a review your comments are most welcome even more so as a visitor to the city on other occasions your views are so pleasing to us. The garden is a relaxing little haven on a fine day and so peaceful even though so close to the city centre. We would be delighted to see you again on a future visit.

Thanks Fiona and Alan
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