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63 reviews
The Castle from the kitchen window
Living room
Living room
Living room detail.
Entertainment corner of living room.
View from one of the living room windows.
Fully equipped kitchen with all appliances. Amazing castle views.
The building.
Amazing view of the castle from the kitchen.
Kitchen detail.
Dining area with extending butterfly table & 4 chairs.
Bathroom with shower.
The cosy 'Hideaway' bed with superior mattress.
Snuggle down and watch TV from the luxury of the 'Hideaway' bed.
The apartment building.
The Castle from the Grassmarket
The Grassmarket. Enjoy a bite to eat outside or inside after visiting the local shops.
The West Bow, Grassmarket.
Coffee in beautiful Princes Street Gardens, only a 10 minute stroll away.
Rooftop view from a living room window.
Entertainment in the Grassmarket.
Pub dining in the Grassmarket.
Edinburgh - 'Athens of the North.'
Night view.
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Condo/Apartment -
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Kurt S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent location and stunning view of Edinburgh Castle”
Reviewed 2 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We loved this cozy apartment, close to Grassmarket and Victoria Street, near a grocery store, and not far from the National Museum of Scotland, which I highly recommend. The flat was warm and comfy. The pull-down bed was big enough and comfortable enough for two adults. We will definitely rent this flat again if we return to Edinburgh.

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Liked best: The location and the view.
Liked least: It is small with the bed down and the kitchen is tiny, but that just made it all the cozier for two.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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psc1964
malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Ticks all the right boxes.”
Reviewed 16 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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This was my first time to Edinburgh and am always a little anxious when booking accommodation especially when travelling alone, but I needn't have worried as this is a fab little apartment that ticks all the right boxes, starting from the location right up to the apartment itself. Entrance is through a coded gateway so this gives it added security.
The apartment is cosy yet spacious, even when the bed is out. I absolutely hate small spaces that give that closed in feeling so really loved the spacious feel to the apartment.
I cannot fault anything - it's spotlessly clean, has all the gadgets one might need for a comfortable stay, has a well equipped kitchen, lots of towels (should you need them) and the luxury of a lovely bath (a rarity to find nowadays).
The welcome pack certainly is a plus - especially when arriving late and all you want to do is put your feet up and relax after a day of travelling. Also having WiFi also is another plus - something I rely on for keeping in contact.
Oh and of course the owner's communication and directions were spot on.
The only 'fault' I can think of is I don't think I read any mention of the stairs before booking (I might have overlooked this tho). This didn't present a problem for myself but might have if my husband was travelling with me.
I would look no further if I traveled to Edinburgh again as this apartment has it all.

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Liked best: location, cleanliness - basically everything
Liked least: the steps - not an issue to me but something to be aware of
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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
17 Oct 2015
Thank you for a lovely review and I'm glad the flat suited you so well. I did mention the stairs in the ad - I have written that the flat is on the second floor and not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties. Traditional tenement properties in Edinburgh generally do not have lifts, but foreign travellers are not usually aware of this and also not used to climbing stairs! Being only on the 2nd floor and not the very top, there are not too many stairs, luckily, and they do keep us fit.....
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back one day.
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Jordan B
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing, loved it”
Reviewed 5 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

A great apartment in an amazing location.
Would highly recommend to anyone.
Every sight worth seeing is within walking distance, and anywhere further afield is no more than a bus trip away.
The apartment itself was kept clean and had everything that would be needed, as well as a nice welcome pack upon arrival which sorted us out for our first night's meal.

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Liked best: The cleanliness and comfiness
Liked least: Bed was a little small, but that's being really picky
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
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lorraineh...
Pender Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Location, location, location...”
Reviewed 1 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

If you want to be in the thick of things this is a really cute, cozy flat within walking distance of everything. Nice large tub in the bathroom that my 6'7" husband was able to stretch out in. If you plan on eating in the kitchen is not very roomy but who needs to cook with all the pubs and eateries so close by.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Was a little noisy at night so we had to close the windows at night.
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Pauljen1
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Cozy Apartment in a perfect location”
Reviewed 26 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely Old Town apartment. It is cozy and self-contained, with the most wonderful views to the castle. It is ideally located and was a perfect base for our stay. I would definitely recommend this apartment.

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