We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excellent option for visiting University!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Capital View Apartments

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Edinburgh
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Capital View Apartments
Amherst, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent option for visiting University!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

My 17 year old daughter and I stayed here while visiting the University of Edinburgh from the U.S. It was delightful in every way and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Jill ensured we were well-prepared in advance, and the location of the flat made ground transportation extremely easy. Although we arrived from our flight well before the flat would normally be ready, we were met at the door, given a key and place to store our luggage, and directions to the university and eating options so we could begin orienting ourselves. A Sainsbury's is nearby so we saved on expenses by having a pub meal out every day--there are many excellent options nearby--and eating at the well-appointed flat at other times. The flat had modern plumbing and plentiful hot water, which was unexpected, and it was quite safe for my daughter to go shopping or sight-seeing on her own when she wished. It is on The Mound so beautifully situated for cultural excursions, shopping, and the university, and being so close to Waverly Station is ideal. We could hear bag-piping buskers very faintly from our flat but on the 8th floor there was little street noise. The wifi was consistent as was the elevator, with only one exception. We will definitely be back!

Room Tip: No fitness center obviously, but the stairs down to Princes Street will more than suffice!
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Jirovska
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

139 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    95
    36
    5
    1
    2
See reviews for
46
38
8
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

I had previously stayed in a studio apartment in this block, on this occasion I stayed in the three bedroom apartment, which was huge and would be ideal for families and groups.
The location is excellent with stunning views to Princes Street, and Edinburgh catle and most other tourist destinations are within walking distance of the apartment.

Room Tip: Any room I had has great views, it comes with the location.
See more room tips
  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank JimWeir
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2013

Just back from a few days stay in Edinburgh and would like to reiterate what a lot of other travellers have said about Capital View Apartments. The location is excellent. On your doorstep you have two exits - one towards Prince's Street and another leading to the Royal Mile.

The apartment was perfectly sized for our needs (a couple wanting to spend a lot of time out and about exploring but also wanting a base to be able to take a break during the day). The apartment was fully equipped and we were able to cook at home one night and eat breakfast each day in the apartment.

Our contact, Jill, was very helpful and sent info on Edinburgh prior to our departure. There was good communication throughout the booking process. We also received some tea and shortbread on arrival which was great. The bathroom is modern and the shower is great. Good power and clean, tiled floor. There is a walk-in space to hide away your bags and hang clothes.

Finally, our apartment was warm and cozy. It rained solidly for a couple of days so it was nice to come back to a warm space. The heating is good and we had no need to plug in the additional electric heater available.

Would definitely recommend Capital View Apartments for an Edinburgh break.

Room Tip: We were on the eighth floor and didn't hear any noise over the weekend.
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ceedee321
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Marietta, Georgia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

This was our fourth stay at Capital View Apartments and there will be many more. The apartment is always clean and comfortable. Since we stayed more than one week, Jill provided us an extra set of linens and towels. The view is amazing, the location is fantastic, and Jill is extremely nice. I can't imagine staying anywhere else when visiting Edinburgh.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
4 Thank Adriana O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013

I stayed here with friends for the Hogmanay celebrations; we were all very impressed with the size and location of the apartment. It slept our group of 8 very comfortably and was the perfect city centre base for exploring the city. I would definitely recommend this apartment to a friend and would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank HJW1987
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

I stayed here with three friends over New Years Eve and highly recommend it. The apartment has wonderful views over the new town, is perfectly located for sightseeing in the old town and could not have been a more perfect location to enjoy the Hogmanay celebrations - so convenient in fact that we could pop back to the apartment to use the bathroom when required!
Jill was a wonderful host, who not only provided residents Hogmanay tickets free of charge, but also a bottle of Champange to kick off the celebrations.
The apartment was comfortable and well equipped and I would happily stay here again on my next visit to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Suzanne W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rugby, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

A wonderful few days in the penthouse apartment attending our son's graduation . The usual fantastic views over Edinburgh, lovely to see the Christmas lights being switched on without leaving the flat!
Very comfortable, well appointed and well equipped. We will return again!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lynne1509_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
Old Town
Fraser Suites Edinburgh
Fraser Suites Edinburgh
#54 of 150 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,517 reviews
Old Town
The Inn Place
The Inn Place
#21 of 150 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 bubbles 269 reviews
Old Town
Old Town Chambers
Old Town Chambers
#5 of 150 in Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 bubbles 845 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Old Town
Advocates Apartments Royal Mile
Advocates Apartments Royal Mile
#149 of 214 in Edinburgh
3.5 of 5 bubbles 44 reviews
Old Town
Royal Mile Residence
Royal Mile Residence
#88 of 214 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 bubbles 46 reviews
Old Town
Apartments Royal
Apartments Royal
#100 of 214 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 bubbles 23 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Capital View Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Capital View Apartments

Property: Capital View Apartments
Address: 13 North Bank Street, Edinburgh EH1 2LP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 214 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Capital View Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very centrally located apartment’s right in the heart of the Old Town in Edinburgh with terrific views. We are located next to the Royal Mile, Princes Street and the castle. Each apartment can sleep up to 4 people and has recently been refurbished. These non-smoking apartments are self-catering and have a serviced lift/elevator. All electricity is included, as is free Wi-Fi internet access, all bed linen and towels and free use of private laundry (washing machine and dryer). ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Capital View Apartments Edinburgh, Scotland

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing