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“Great location for everything!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Holyrood apartHOTEL
Ranked #62 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Frimley
2 reviews
“Great location for everything!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

Arrived at this hotel on Thursday, a little bit earlier than expected. The hotel were very good and let me check in to my room early. I was paying 81.00 GBP for Thursday night and 215.00 GBP for Friday and Saturday night. The room I had was a double room and another with 2 single beds. Initially I was put on the 3rd floor, but disappointed with my room, which was very basic. The TV didn't work and there was no table and chairs for dining - only a sofa and 2 lounge chairs with a table in the open plan kitchen/living room. I was having 2 of my friends join me for a relaxing weekend. I complained and was upgraded to the 6th floor which was the executive floor. The room sizes were the same - but there were more soft furnishings and nice finishing touches in my room. There is a DVD player and TV in each room and also a CD player with radio. I used all of these and they worked perfectly. The dishwasher was in immaculate condition as were the rest of the kitchen facilities - including the washing machine, the hob top, the cooker and the fridge.

The manager fo the hotel was great, as were the young male and female on reception - nothing was too much for them - they were polite and provided recommendations, food menus and their attitudes were fantastic.

The beds were very comfy - a great nights sleep! Also there were no rowdy crowds or noisy guests staying here (even with the rugby being on the same weekend). I couldn't hear any other people from my apartment at all. The latest check out I could get was 1.00pm - which they extended from 12pm for me.

The wireless internet is a wee bit of a let down. It does work - but is very slow. The cost is 5.00 GBP for 24 hours.

There is a Tesco Extra about 300 metres so you can stock up on your food and drink - and there is a Pizza Express 100 metres away, which is really clean with great service. Dynamic Earth is a 5 minute walk away as is King Arthurs seat which is a lovely big hill you can walk up. There is an NCP car park within a 5 minute walk of this hotel, the hotel also offers parking at 8.50 GBP per night - it looked secure as it was under the hotel itself.

You can walk to the city centre itself - at a medium pace it would take around 25 minutes to get to Princes Street. It cost under 5.00GBP to get to Princes Street / Waverley station.

There is a nice little cafe about 200 metres from the hotel - it serves croissants, bagels, porrige and cooked breakfasts. Porridge cost 2.50 GBP and Bagel with peanut butter cost 2.75 GBP.
I would recommend this place to anyone to stay in - to me personally it wasn't worth 215 GBP per night at the weekend, but the cost of 81.00 GBP during the week is outstanding value.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

Fri 27th Jan 2012-29th Jan 2012 I booked this weekend away as a xmas present for me my mum and sister, We ended up in the Holyrood by accident. We were meant to be staying at the Jurys Inn. It was the best mistake we ever made! The Holyrood is perfect the rooms are spacious and very clean, They are warm and cosy with all the facilities you have at home. It is very central and a two min walk to the tesco express were you can buy all your food and drinks. You have all the benifits of a apartment but yet the security of having a 24hr reception desk. We enjoyed our stay so much we are going back to Holyrood in October.
Worth every penny. x

Room Tip: Room 300 is were we were staying it was lovely
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
A great review and it would appear that I owe fate a debt of gratitute for guiding this guest in the wrong direction. I look forward to meeting with this guest in October and finding out more......
Leon Kiteley
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

- Just 30 seconds from the Royal Mile
- very polite staff
- it has an escalator
- the apartment is big and well furbished, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen!
- it has washing and drying machine
- the neighborhood is pretty damn calm. so your sleep is guaranteed!

In fact, I would be pretty happy if every city in the world had a hotel like this one!!! 2 thumbs up!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pierodavila
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
A superb review - wonderful comments - I really could not have put it better myself. Many thanks for such kind words and I hope to see you again soon!
Leon Kiteley
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

We booked a two bed apartment at the very last minute, we had an accommodation crisis with an earlier choice! The standard of the apartment is very good, it is fresh, clean, spacious and most importantly has room for the three of us (we have a three year old!). There is plenty of room for him to run around and play safely.

The extra touches like the breakfast hamper are really appreciated. There are plenty of places to pop out for supplies and lots of good restaurants in the area.

Had a lovely stay, we will be going back.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
..and we look forward to welcoming you back. Terrific reviews such as this are the highlight of my day and the whole team says "Thank You!"
Leon Kiteley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

We stayed for three nights in January and were very impressed by the overall standard of the accommodation.
I don't know what some other reviewers are complaining about regarding the staff.
The reception team were charm personified and the chambermaids went above and beyond the call of duty.
Situated about 50 yards from The Canongate Kirk it's in the heart of the Old Town.
Having its own secure car park in this part of Edinburgh is as rare as rocking horse [--]!
If you are planning to stay in the near future I would request an upper floor as there is a fair amount of building work next door which starts at 8.am, that is hardly the fault of the hotel is it?
I have no hesitation in recommending this property and will undoubtedly use it again myself.
Thanks to all concerned.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Holyrood apartHOTEL

Property: Holyrood apartHOTEL
Address: 1 Nether Bakehouse | Holyrood, Edinburgh EH8 8PE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#36 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#46 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,873 - ₹ 18,071
Hotel Class:4 star — Holyrood apartHOTEL 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holyrood Aparthotel offers you best hotel accommodation in Edinburgh. Choose one of our exclusive self catering apartments and enjoy the privacy & services of a hotel room but with with the freedom and space more like home. ... more   less 
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