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“Spacious Apartment by the Royalmile”

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Royal Mile Accommodation
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Spacious duplex accommodation. Living, dining, guest room, 2 bedrooms and 4 washrooms makes you live like a king if you are tired of staying in Hotel rooms during your vacation. Free broadband wireless internet in your room (password at the back of the router). Fully loaded sky digital cable channels. Kitchen equipped with all that you need to cook a hearty meal or a basic breakfast. The heating control panel is just near the staircase to the first floor. Free parking, big sofas, good cots (but twin joined as double) and free internet makes your stay a comfortable one.
There is an old cemetery just opposite to the accommodation, some may not prefer it during vacations as was the case with my wife. Getting the keys from the box was tricky, but it turned out to be the wrong key, and I had to call the owner to sort out the mistake. No information was given about the internet nor the heating system after arrival as we had to do some research to discover them. An instruction booklet could have been helpful.

Room Tip: There are 5 apartments in total, you can either choose the ones facing the courtyard or the road.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

we stayed here for a few days over the Edinburgh festival, the apartment we were given was right on the royal mile in the heart of all the festivities we couldn't have asked for more.
Upon arrival, we were notified to collect keys from a box in the courtyard. we put the code in and found instructions and the keys.The manager that was on call was very attentive during our stay. The apartment itself was very clean and had sky tv and also had private parking.
We were provided with everything we needed and were very comfortable in the apartment, will definitely return in the near future

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

On arrival at the apartments is was unclear where we were meant to collect the keys. Apparently you need to ring the office who will explain where your key is.

The apartment itself was spacious with a well equipped kitchen, a lounge with tv and a couple of sofas. Upstairs from the lounge were two beds on a balcony overlooking the living room. Two other bedrooms had two beds in each that could be a double or two singles. Bedrooms had decent storage space.

The beds were uncomfortable (hard) and were obviously very cheap, which resulted in a poor night's sleep. The shower in the bedroom was very small and looked tired, but there was a bath in the main bathroom that was ok. It was useful being able to park the car in edinburgh. We were there when the fringe festival was on and everywhere was very busy. Free Wifi in the apartment was also useful.

The general appearance of the corridors, carpets and lift in the apartment were not very appealing and looked like they needed a bit of a face lift.

The location is good, just off the royal mile (near to Holyroodhouse Palace). Easy walking distance to many sights in Edinburgh.

I suppose I would stay here again for a short break if the price was right.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

First of all the positives: It's very handy for the Royal Mile, old town Edinburgh and also Edinburgh city centre. The car parking was ideal. The Town house style apartments look quite smart from the outside but I think the builders skimped on the quality. The Living room and kitchen were quite adequate but decor was becoming a bit tatty in places. Decent furniture and facilities but the bedrooms were a different matter. The carpets were absolutely filthy. Loads of stains all over and black edges along the skirting boards where a vacuum clearer had never been used. This made the edges of the carpets and the bits behind the doors look positively disgusting. The quilt cover on our bed had a large lipstick stain on it and the bathroom door looked like it had taken a punch- there was a dent in it the size of a fist. The shower was absolutely tiny, about 2 ft square. The floor boards in the bedrooms felt like they were made out of plywood and bubble wrap - every step made a huge noise!
Worst of all, I phoned the letting company to ask for the place to be cleaned up and nothing happened until the following day and even then I don't think anything was done about the carpets. This could have been an ideal place for a short break in Edinburgh but customers have a right to expect meticulous cleaning in this type of apartment.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

Good central location just off the Royal Mile, easy walking distance of Holyrood, our Dynamic Earth, Scottish Parliament, etc. Slightly further but still easily wlakable with young children to central Edinburgh, Princes Street, etc. Free, secluded parking

Entrance area and hallways not up to much, but once inside the apartment was clean, modern, well furnished and very spacious. All the facilities you cold need including well equipped kitchen, sky tv, free wireless broadband, cd mini hifi system and plenty of comfortable furniture. Deluxe apartment had a mezzanine floor and small balcony.

The view out of the flat did include a very old graveyard, which was in our opinion not an issue - it was a very old and interesting graveyard. However, this should not take away from the fact that there are actually really nice views from the apartment of other parts of the city too, including Calton Hill, Arthur's Seat and beyond, the Old Town, and the roof of Our Dynamic Earth and the Palace of Holyrood.

There was plenty of sleeping space in both single and double beds (1 double, 4 singles), as well as a main bathroom and 2 bedroom en-suites. The bed we had wasn't that comfortable, but the situation was resolved with the company to our satisfaction, and i would expect this to be resolved for other travellers - worth double checking though once you get in, and if there's any problem then the management are very helpful and willing to try and help out with issues.

Overall a spacious comfortable flat with central location and good value

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 July 2010

I stay in this apartment 7 days with my family ( 2 children 11 and 14 years old ).
Apartment was clean, equipped with everything needed.
Position is excellent, very close to center.
The apartment was very big, 4 baths, 3 bedroom, and I think was more than adequate for what I paied.
I appreciate the view on the church and on the cemetery because is an hisorical one visited by hundreds of tourist.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2010

Me and a few of my friends went up for the Marathon and stayed in the Old Tolbooth apartments. The location was great and so was the apartment.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Address: Old Tolbooth Wynd, Edinburgh EH8 8EQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
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Ranked #85 of 217 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: £79 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Mile Accommodation 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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