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Advocates Apartments Royal Mile
Ranked #151 of 215 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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“Fantastic view and great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

I stayed in a two bed roomed apartment on the royal mile overlooking the cathedral, the views very terrific. The apartment is on two floors and extremely spacious with two bathrooms. The lounge area is large and well equipped with a massive TV with Sky stations which is great to relax in front of after a days sightseeing.
The kitchen has everything you need to make a meal if required but of course you have plenty of bards, restaurants on your doorstep.
if you have time complete a ghost tour walk in the evening, you won,t be disappointed.
The apartment also has an iron and ironing board, very handy. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed for a couple of nights in March, when tourism is fairly dead. The apartment was OK - carpeting was worn but beds and linens were good. It was really noisy and hard to get any sleep. Every sound from the high street was transmitted and there was no sound insulation. Very convenient to the royal mile, but don't expect to sleep unless you are deaf or immune to the noise of drunks and crowds.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

We stayed at the Royal Mile Mansion 2, not our choice ( there was a double booking ) Here is a list of good things and bad things

GOOD
Location, clean

BAD
Noise, noise and more noise, hardly any sleep even with ear plugs.
Hot water in short supply and takes nearly 10 minutes of running the tap to get any at all.
Shower trickles so give yourself plenty of time!
Heater in our bedroom broken.
Wardrobe doors in bedroom almost fall off when opened!
Iron has wires in the cable hanging out, so had to walk round in creased clothes.
Light in bathroom over the mirror did not work.
and lots of niggly bits probably not worth mentioning just me being fussy!

I wont be booking with these again and do not recommend them, We didnt bother informing the management as they have a reputation to be rude ( going off comments on here ) Im sure many people have enjoyed their stay here and will continue to.........not me and my family sadly.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

We stayed at the Advocates Apartments for a weekend and the saty was very pleasent.
The apartment was in cowgate street close to some interesting pubs and right in teh city centre.

The only inconvenience was the check out time at 10 am... but we kept our lugage in central station lockers to enjooy our last day in the city.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Booked advocates apartments as a suprise for my other halfs birthday, so was well impressed by the marketing photos showed on booking.com and travel republic. Reality NOT 4 STAR LUXURY APARTMENTS. Nothing like showed in pictures. Very misleadin.Not clean enough ( also had cheek to charge £25 after departure for so called smoking in room ??? Although they did refund.

Sky tv didnt work. Door handles broken. Kept awake till 4am with people shouting in streets. So definately not for families.

Positives : Good location. Comfortable bed.

  • Stayed February 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed in Apartment 1 for 4 nights in winter time.

Good points: Good communication beforehand, so booking was smooth. Excellent location, close to everything. Living room: impressive, it is massive! Kitchen had the basics it was working fine, sheets were clean.

Negative points: cleanliness: damp smell and dust in a lot of places. COLD: yes, Edinburgh gets very cold in January and if one bedroom has no heating (heater was not working) and the massive living room has 2 big windows without double glazing and 1 heater not working, you freeze (January 2012 was mild, imagine if it snowed!!)

We were given a mobile number for enquiries/emergencies and very quickly after calling, we were provided with extra blankets and portable heaters so that was good. Living room was still supercold though...

Overall my feeling was that Advocate know that their apartments have the advantage of being in an excellent location so do not bother much with appearance. If I went back to Edinburgh in the summer, i would possibly consider going there again, as it is well located and reasonably priced; however, if i where to go in winter and but from my experience this time, the apartment does get very cold, so I d look elsewhere...

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

My parents an I have just finished staying at the advocated apartments on the royal mile. It was a wonderful experience as we are visiting from Dubai and found this perfectly located place. They wanted to see the castle and eat at some of the fine sonic restaurants which were only 5 minutes away! The apartment was clean and I very much enjoyed the chocolate left on my pillow. We stayed at royal mile mansions. Concidering there was three of us it worked out pretty cheap. Was slightly noisy at night but that didn't really bother me. Would stay there again. Can imagine it would be pretty buzzing during the festival. Maybe will be back. Love Edinburgh!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Additional Information about Advocates Apartments Royal Mile

Property: Advocates Apartments Royal Mile
Address: 156 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QU, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #151 of 215 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Advocates Apartments Royal Mile 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Advocates Apartments Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
Advocates Apartments Royal Mile Edinburgh, Scotland

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