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“Wonderful property, location and owner!”
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Browns Close, designed by Sir Basil Spence, is a listed building Our fuly-equipped kitchen
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Seating area in the lounge, with door to balcony
Browns Close, designed by Sir Basil Spence, is a listed building
Our fuly-equipped kitchen
The dining area
Entrance hallway
The bright seating area in the lounge
The dining table can comfortably seat four people
The kitchen has a useful breakfast bar
Some of our guests have told us this is the most comfortable bed they have ever slept in!
The bedroom has plenty storage space
There is ample space in the bedroom for the travel cot, which can be provided free of charge.
There are little extras tucked away around the apartment
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Holyrood Palace - only 200 metres from the property
View from the balcony of the apartment
Musicians marching up the Royal Mile (taken from the balcony)
Salisbury Crags loom over the Edinburgh skyline
Scottish National Monument (aka Edinburgh's Disgrace!)
Panorama of view from balcony of Browns Close Apartment
The Star Flyer in St Andrew Square for Christmas
The Scott Monument and the Big Wheel in December
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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1979ccc
Cheshire
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Wonderful property, location and owner!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We were very, very lucky to get a reservation due to a cancellation for the Fringe, we were visiting a friend who was performing. Finding the property was a doddle, right on the Royal Mile! The apartment itself was thoughtful, immaculate and comfortable. We were shown around and left to our devices, we had a welcome pack consisting of quality cereals, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, mini croissants, hot chocolate and a host of other items, not forgetting a bottle of wine and bathroom items! We will definitely come back, the location was amazing, the price was spot on, could not be happier! Thank you for having us!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Sep 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed the extras and found the location convenient - I hope you enjoyed the show as well!
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Antonio R
London
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Amazing place to stay in Edinburgh”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

If you are looking for a fantastic holiday flat located in the heart of Edinburgh then look no further. We recently spent an extended weekend with a toddler at Browns Close Apartment and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner David went out of his way to be helpful and there were lots of nice touches that made the stay feel like a home from home in a very child friendly environment.

It is ideally located to explore Edinburgh on the Royal Mile and it has great transport links so no need for a car. Lots of facilities nearby and David has put together a very useful guide to help you during your stay.

Decorated and furnished to a very high standard and remarkably spacious due to well thought through design.

We would highly recommend a stay and we look forward to visiting again.

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Liked best: The little touches like milk and chocs
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Sep 2014
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you appreciated the location and found it easy to get about, even with a toddler! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.
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pixie0427
New Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Extraordinary”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

One rarely achieves perfection on a vacation residence, be it a hotel or B&B or apartment. This one ticked every box and exceeded expectations on most counts.

Location - exceptional. So good that I cancelled my rental car; we could walk to pretty much every major attraction in city centre Edinburgh. It was barely a 10-minute walk to Waverley station and a 10-second walk to the closest Lothian bus stop. Two supermarkets close by, and a plethora of dining options and shopping.

Space - amazing. A large bedroom, huge living room with pull-out sofa bed, spacious kitchen and ample storage everywhere.

Furniture and furnishings - As good as it gets. Lots of chairs, dressers, cushions, mirrors... and a full bookshelf and CD rack.

Appliances - You name it, this place has it. Washer, dryer, dishwash, High-end sound and video system, top-of-the-line bathroom fittings. No bath tub or sauna - but this is Edinburgh, not Istanbul.

Hosts - Charming, flexible and generous with their time. Helped settle us in and refunded the deposit within hours of our departure.

Will we stay there again? You bet.

Do we recommend it? Without reservation!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: It is hard to improve on perfection.
Travelling group: Teenagers
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
20 Jul 2014
Thank you for this exceptional review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh and found our apartment comfortable and convenient. It is also good to know that the little touches are appreciated. We hope to see you again.
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Michael M
Spokane, Washington
1 review
“Fantastic Flat on the Royal Mile”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Browns Close Apartment is located on the second floor, surprisingly quiet. We were very happy we were near the lower portion of the Royal Mile, by the Parliament Building, away from all the night time noise.

This recently-renovated flat had everything we needed for our week in Edinburgh. The apartment was tastefully decorated, just like in the pictures. The beds were very comfortable. The internet was fast. The shower actually had great water pressure and lots of hot water. The kitchen was well equipment with new and modern appliances and equipment. Too bad we did not cook our whole time there. We were there to enjoy the local cuisine.

David did a great job meeting us and communicating during our stay. He gave us a great overview of the neighborhood, which helped us out so much during our first couple days. We certainly would recommend this flat for anyone coming to Edinburgh. David... thanks for making our first visit to Scotland so enjoyable.

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Liked best: Location and spaciousness of renovated flat
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jul 2014
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your FIRST visit to Scotland - perhaps you will get the chance to make more use of the equipment in the apartment next time! - and that you found the apartment quiet and comfortable. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
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Emilie G
Lerwick, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great base for exploring, very comfy.”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Really handy for exploring Edinburgh. The apartment is beautiful inside, clean and comfy too, with plenty of home comforts.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Jun 2014
Thank you for a nice review - we are glad that you liked staying in Browns Close!
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