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“The perfect location for enjoying the Royal Mile” 4 of 5 bubbles
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St Giles Apartments
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews
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“The perfect location for enjoying the Royal Mile”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2010

The apartment was up a couple of flights of stairs, but the 3-bedroom apartment was huge and nicely decorated. We looked directly out on the Royal Mile across and just uphill from St. Giles Cathedral. Beautiful!

Check-in was easy. Tons of space. A little bit noisy in the early morning hours, but being on the Royal Mile, I would expect that. Just be certain to ask about the hot water heater. It's a bit tricky. Overall, nice place to stay, and I would stay there again, especially for a few days rather than just one night.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2010

We stayed in St Giles 1 overlooking St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile for 6 nights over Christmas 2009 and it was the highligh of our trip. The apartment is beautiful and well equipped with excellent appliances and linen (a microwave would be useful). We enjoyed having a washing machine and dryer as well. The heating in December worked well. We can definitely recommend it for comfort, location and value for money. It really is a wondeful gem.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2010

The apartments are located on the Royal Mile, overlooking St Giles Cathedral,. Would recommend these apartment to everyone apart from elderly or disabled person due to the stairs that your have to climb up to reach the apartments, they are equpped with all kitchen applinaces including dishwasher and washing machine, we all had a great stay in Edinburgh which was for one of our party running the marathon last Sunday. Well worth every penny, would stay again anytime.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank catloverManchester
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Dublin Ireland
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53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2010

Stayed in the St. Giles aparments with 17 other girls (6 to each apartment)! Excellent accommodation. They are modern, clean, spacious, comfortable. The beds were very comfortable. The staff memberswere very friendly, accommodating and helpful. The location is excellent for everything tourist-wise in the city. I like my comforts and was very happy with this location. People at the front of the buiidling said they could hear some street noise at night but not a lot. I would highly recommend this location for a group of people staying in Edinburgh to see the sites or checking out the nightlife.

They have a lot of facilities for self catering also, including hair dryers, iron, kitchen tools, tv, fresh gorgeous big thick towels, etc. Very happy here. Will go again.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Western Ireland, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights with friends. Stayed in the Advocates Apartments, large spacious living room with flat screne tv and dvd player. 2 double rooms and bathroom downstairs all were very clean and modern. Central location 5mins walk to Princes Street. Would recommend these apartments

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank N C
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Gateshead
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2010

The apartment was very modern, clean and spacious. We only stayed one night but would have liked longer.

If I was being picky I would say it would be nice to have a microwave and a lift as we were on the 6th floor. And no parking is available outside.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donna022
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gloucestershire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2009

Lounge did not have any curtains, so the surrounding offices and flats could look in, so limited privacy; when asked about putting up some curtains or blinds, their response was no else has complained! They promised to sort it out, but they never did!!

In the kitchen, the extractor fan above the hob did not work and only 3 lights worked; the bathroom was tired and dated and the shower was inadequate. The beds in the bedroom are too big for the room, very cramped. At night it can very noisy.

I have stayed in various hotels and serviced apartments in Edinburgh and this has to be the worst; I will never stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank traveller1927
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Property: St Giles Apartments
Address: 375 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 214 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — St Giles Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St. Giles Apartments offers self catering accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh at great value for money. Our self catering apartments are furnished to excellent standards, designer finished, fully equipped with all crockery and linens. Situated conveniently for all of Edinburgh’s attractions our apartments make for an exceptional base while visiting our historic city.By staying with us you will find great value when comparing to a city centre hotel but with the added benefit of your own living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen and most importantly privacy. ... more   less 
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