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Apartment By Castle

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Jerrabomberra, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2010

We booked months in advance on the strength of reviews and are so glad we did. The owners, Moira and Eric, could not do enough for us before, during, and especially when our stay was disrupted due to flight cancellations. If you want a central, self-contained, cozy, secure, quality, home-away-from-home with awesome views and mod cons - stay here!

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orange park
Reviewed 21 February 2010

I can't say enough about this place! I have stayed at some of the top-rated hotels in the world and not a single one could top the service and attention to detail that we received while staying here. Moira was outstanding and has thought of everything! From the books and videos available in the living room to the orange juice...

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Norway
Reviewed 19 January 2010

We couldn't have asked for more. To say we were surprised upon our arrival would be an understatement, we were just delighted. Moira and Eric were superb hosts, they even supplied the basics food/teas/coffees. We come across regularly to manage our own property, and will definitely stay here time and again.

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Brisbane Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2010

Amazing location and awe-inspiring views of the castle - unbelievable! Everything you could need in the apartment for a short or long term stay, be it for leisure or business. Literally one minute walk to the Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and many restaurants and shops etc. Very well appointed apartment, clean and comfortable and great value for money....

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Hansville, WA
Reviewed 3 January 2010

I can’t imagine you’d find a better place to stay in Edinburgh: everything about this apartment was fabulous. Before we arrived, the proprietor Moira responded promptly and professionally to every question I had and even sent information about things to do over Christmas when we would be in Edinburgh. When we arrived, she met us and gave us more good...

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UK
Reviewed 15 October 2009

My sister and I stayed for 3 nights at the apartment by the castle on Johnston Terrace...I have to say my initial thoughts were this was too good to be true, but soon as we got off the taxi and was greeted by the ever so lovely Moira, any doubts we had were wiped away upon arrival. The place was...

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London
Reviewed 10 October 2009

We stayed here (at the larger apartment over the road) on the strength of tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. Very comfortable; good views (not just of the castle but also Arthur's Seat etc.); really central (a stone's throw from the Royal Mile) and Moira and Eric had thought of everything. E.g. Moira sent us detailed info about directions and...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 27 September 2009

This was our first experience with staying in an apartment while on vacation. We were absolutely pleased at every aspect of our stay. Moira provided us with excellent information before, during and after our stay. The location could not be better. It was simple to get to most of the key sights in Edinburgh by walking from the apartment. The...

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Peterborough, England
Reviewed 19 August 2009

I can only endorse what so many other reviews say, the flat is great. The position is quite amazing with that castle view each morning. One of the best things for me though was how helpful Moira was, not just when we arrived, but with emailed advice beforehand either just emailing info such as the Fringe programmed being published, or...

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Wednesbury WestMidlands
Reviewed 16 August 2009

Moira and Eric were exceptionally helpful even before we arrived advising as to best time to arrive and easiest route to take as the city was very busy due to the Fringe Festival,the Tattoo and roadworks in Princess Street.The location of the apartment is superb and the Castle,the Royal Mile, Princess street excellent restaurants etc. are all within easy walking...

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Location, Location, location beside and looking directly onto historic Edinburgh Castle excellent Old Town city centre four star apartments. Tastefully furnished providing modern facilities, however retaining traditional features. Each apartment sleeps four persons with lounge, double, twin bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Nearby and within walking distance are numerous attractions, historic buildings, galleries, museums, places of interest, shops, theatres, restaurants and bars. Non Smoking accommodation. Available for short breaks, holidays or vacations anytime throughout the year. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apartment By Castle

Address: 16/4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Price Range: £135 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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Apartment By Castle Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Be sure to book early, the apartments are very popular. Bedrooms are quiet and do not front on the street.”
roustabout, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I preferred the more expensive apartment, it was quieter and much bigger.”
somewheredownthere, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“This is an apartment with two spacious bedrooms, a modern bathroom and kitchen and large living room.”
E6513RUcathyc, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Close windows at night if crowds are about. Open them earlier to cool the apt down.”
Slauce, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Apartment 16/4 is next to the castle-great place to stay when events are being held at the castle. Apartment 11/1 is more spacious and airy.”
JanetW149, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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