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Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Gem123 wrote a review Jan 2020
Wetheral, United Kingdom33 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for two nights early January. We stayed in apartment 4 which has 2 double rooms, spacious bathroom with lovely toiletries and large kitchen and lounge area. It met our every needs. Perfect for our family giving us space that we wouldn’t have got in a hotel. We bought breakfast items from a Coop just a couple of minutes walk away. Apartment 4 is on the first floor and both bedrooms were on the back of the property therefore no road noise at all. Would recommend this apartment and we will return due to the location, so close to everything and reasonable priced. Friendly office to leave the suitcase on the day we arrived and left.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ben Miller Travel wrote a review Jan 2024
Doncaster, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can start by saying we will 100% be back!

Myself and my wife stayed over Christmas and we wanted to make sure we were in a good location meaning we could enjoy the city and not have to worry about driving, finding parking etc. The apartments are easy to find, and we booked parking in advance which was a short walk away from the apartment at £20 per night. Expensive on top of the cost of the apartment but convenient and just the price you expect pay in a city like Edinburgh.

When we arrived we was a little early for the keypad 3pm entry, however a staff member was leaving the building and after showing him our booking he let us in early which was great. I really love the convivence of a keypad check in/check out and if you did have any issues (doubt it) the office was a short walk away.

The apartment was immaculately clean, with a large living/dinning area and big bedroom and lovely big shower which had lovely shampoo and body lotions. The facilities in the apartment were excellent with a fully functioning kitchen for us to make dinner on Christmas day. The only things missing which we think would be a good addition was frying pans for breakfast, and a salt and pepper shaker as its not something you would think to bring.

The apartment had old windows and the weather meant, the windows rattled we made a make shift wedge to stop this on the second day but would recommend a more permanent option as it did keep us awake.

The location was amazing, right near Princes Street, loads of great bars and restaurants such as Rosa Thai Kitchen and cocktails such as the Panda & Sons and Lucky Liquor. It was also only a walk away from the famous Christmas Market.

Overall we had a fantastic stay at the Destiny Scotland, we will be back next time we visit Edinburgh and will be recommending the apartments to my clients, friends & family.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pre book the parking or you may struggle to find local parking on the day!
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Val L wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This apartment was very comfortable, clean and safe. It was the most fuss free check in I’ve experienced. There’s no need to fumble with keys or cards, just check in, enter and check out with PIN access. Extremely spacious with a huge living/dining area, makes the price very worth the stay. The kitchen was well equipped for light cooking. Bathroom had a huge shower area with good working heater. There are no lifts in the apartment but thank goodness we were given the ground floor apartment. Only downsides to this place is (1) the main door slamming to ensure that it closes, but it’s REALLY loud, (2) the location and getting to this place. We had a few luggage and a baby with us. It was quite a walk from the train station, and the terrain of cobbled streets and up-slopes were so hard on us physically. Our luggage was even damaged that 2 wheels came off. But nevertheless will recommend this place to friends who will be visiting.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Please note the terrain of cobbled streets that can be quite unfriendly for huge luggage,...
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iamjcstuart wrote a review Nov 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom48 contributions67 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked fairly late and even though I checked my spam filter I didn't receive precise directions for the apartment and parking space that I'd booked, nor did I receive the code for entry. Still, someone answered my call quickly and we were able to enter. The key code did make it simple for us to come and go and I enjoyed that. Echoing someone else's review, the main front door did close with an almighty noise which made us very worried about disturbing those on the ground floor.
The apartment itself is very clean, beautiful, spacious and well designed. I felt that there were some little niggles starting though and the furniture starting to look a little tired. The doors on the wardrobe didnt seem to want to shut properly and the mirror was taped at the top. The beds weren't particularly comfortable and felt cheap. The internet was atrocious, kept dropping out and patchy, to the point that we stopped bothering and switched to using data. A call to the destiny team only resulted in them saying that normally there isnt an issue, however there was for us the whole time we were there. The biggest issue was the lack of hot water - there was none at all! To be fair on the team we only realised this a couple of hours before check-out and we had only been booked for a one night stay so there was no point them trying to fix it on a Sunday morning. I do hope they fixed it for the next people. They did apologise.

The area around is great and I was pleased we were staying there. There seemed to be a good choice of restaurants and bars nearby and the area felt safe. Overall a good spot for sightseeing from and for a family of 4 it was good value.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Amy C wrote a review Mar 2022
Worcester, United Kingdom64 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 4 nights. The apartment was beautiful and in a perfect location. It was an added bonus to be able to store our luggage at the office on our arrival before we could check in. We would stay again next time we visit the city. Thanks for a great experience.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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col w wrote a review Jan 2022
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom27 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Not had chance to review these apartments, and simply forgot. We had a few days in Edinburgh before travelling on to relations in Perthshire. Really nice stay, very well located for all the attractions Edinburgh has to offer. The apartment was spacious and clean with very comfy beds. The only small negative was the lack of parking which to be fair we knew about before arriving, we used the NCP just around the corner which was slightly discounted through the site we booked on. having said that because we arrived for a weekend break we could quite easily have parked straight outside the apartment without any restrictions , maybe a bit difficult during the week as its down a small mews. Overall though an ideal place to stay and would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: November 2021
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klmars wrote a review Sept 2023
Arundel, United Kingdom43 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The apartments are clean and functional albeit very drab and sterile looking. For the cost of the nightly stay I would expect to be able to sleep. It seems as though there were students parties across the road both nights we stayed until 5am. Thanks to single sash windows (probably due to listing) didn’t help. We’d probably get just as much sleep next to a Halls of residence. We’re absolutely knackered.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Enquiries Enquiries, Marketing at Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments
Responded 6 Oct 2023
Hello, Thank you for your review and I am so sorry to hear that you could not sleep due to street noise. Since our apartments are being located in central Edinburgh, some noise is to be expected. Kind regards, Reda Destiny Scotland
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Andrea H wrote a review Mar 2022
Merthyr Tudful18 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a girls birthday weekend. The apartments were stunning, and very roomy. The location was central, and the area was generally quiet.
However, if you're a group of friends celebrating, be advised that the pubs around this area will not allow you in if your wearing anything resembling a party. eg, hen/stag dos. We had matching T shirts and were refused entry around this area.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you want more than one bathroom, ask to make sure. We booked 2 x 4 bed rooms and one had one...
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jpotenza5 wrote a review Apr 2023
Toronto, Canada70 contributions72 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this apartment for my birthday week and to visit the Christmas market etc. The apartment was huge and well maintained and close to everything we absolutely loved the apartment - however the windows were paper thin and the noise from the pub goers would be so loud that my kids and I had to just stay up until 3 am so we could go to sleep. We didn’t have one night of peace ( not the apartments fault but some window upgrades to try to silence that noise would be great) also the heat in the living room wasn’t working that well but overall great apartment. I personally couldn’t stay there again because I’m a light sleeper but if that doesn’t bother you then it’s a great base.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Enquiries Enquiries, Marketing at Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments
Responded 7 Nov 2023
Hello, Thank you for your feedback and I am very sorry to hear that you could not sleep well during your stay due to the street noise. Unfortunately, our apartments are located in central Edinburgh so some street noise is to be expected. Kind regards, Reda Destiny Scotland
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sada399 wrote a review Jun 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom62 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had 3 nights in this lovely apartment. Good location for Old and New towns. Very spacious, clean and fully fitted to the highest standards.
We have always stopped in hotels for our city breaks but will definitley use appartments in future.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ben Miller Travel wrote a tip Jan 2024
Doncaster, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pre book the parking or you may struggle to find local parking on the day!"
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Val L wrote a tip Nov 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please note the terrain of cobbled streets that can be quite unfriendly for huge luggage, wheelchair users, strollers "
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Jodymagpie wrote a tip Mar 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom93 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No 3 is a beautiful room don’t know about the others but think they will probably be the same"
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Andrea H wrote a tip Mar 2022
Merthyr Tudful18 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want more than one bathroom, ask to make sure. We booked 2 x 4 bed rooms and one had one bathroom, the other had 2."
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maxBrighton wrote a tip Aug 2018
brighton68 contributions48 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Apartment 3 was huge and bright"
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PRICE RANGE
£147 - £400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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DESTINY SCOTLAND - HILL STREET APARTMENTS - Updated 2024

Frequently Asked Questions about Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe (0.1 miles), Georgian House (0.3 miles), and Princes Street Gardens (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a clothes dryer, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Table, Rabble Taphouse & Grill, and The Auld Hundred.
Is Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Destiny Scotland - Hill Street Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.5 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.1 miles), and Gladstone's Land (0.4 miles).
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