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“Fantastic location, fanastic time”
The very comfortable lounge, with the 3 seater bed-settee
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The very comfortable lounge, with the 3 seater bed-settee
Lounge overview Old Tolbooth Wynd from the Royal Mile - the apartment is two minutes down this close
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11 reviews
The very comfortable lounge, with the 3 seater bed-settee
Lounge overview
Old Tolbooth Wynd from the Royal Mile - the apartment is two minutes down this close
Your beautiful twin bedroom, with memory foam matresses, twin touch lamps and luxury bed-linen
Looking down Old Tolbooth Wynd from the close towards Calton Hill
The big bright lounge looking east through the window
Lounge - Super-comfortable, two seater leather settee beside the east-facing window
Overview of the twin bedroom
Looking towards the leafy courtyard from the twin bedroom (faces west)
OTW F KSB 1
The bright principal bedroom faces west
Total Luxury - ultra comfortable extra-king sized bed
The kitchen - overview
The fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, full oven/ hob and washer/dryer
The dining table
The bathroom
The courtyard to the rear of the apartment at Old Tolbooth Wynd
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Colin G
Oxford
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic location, fanastic time”
Reviewed 22 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Edinburgh at Festival time is mad - Festival, Fringe and Tattoo creating an extra-ordinary buzz. We (2 adults and 2 older teenagers) came for the Festival and Fringe. We stayed in apartment 1 rather than 4 (same owners).

The location was perfect - a step out of the front door, under the arch of the Old Tolgate Booth and out onto the Royal Mile straight into the throngs of visitors and those plugging their Fringe shows. Fantastic number of coffee shops, restaurant food from all nations and at all prices, and corner shops and small supermarket in close proximity. Lots of helpful suggestions have been left by the owners.

The apartment is of good size, very clean, well furnished, and had everything we needed. We traveled by car so having a secure parking space was great - although the apartment is close by the station. We used the car only when events were outside the City. The whole of central Edinburgh is easily visited from Atholl Brae.

We had a warm welcome from Liz's son (who accommodated us arriving much earlier than we expected). We enjoyed the fizz and short-breads left for us. And then joined the throngs - for a fantastic four days of great comedy and theatre and a night-time walk up Arthur's Seat.

Would stay here again - yes, and hopefully next year

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers
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Management Response
22 Sep 2012
HI there
Thank tons for taking the time to post your review.
It's great to receive and share such great feedback.
I hope we'll see you all again.
Kind regarda and very best wishes
Liz & Sean
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andrea_nz...
Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Location”
Reviewed 1 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Great location so handy to the royal mile.Bedrooms a little small, lounge needs rugs,kitchen had more than anybody needed.Liz an excellent host.Our friend needed a doctor and she called someone for us.
The tattoo was fantastic except for the weather. The only rain on our 46 day trip.

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Liked best: location,
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Sep 2012
Hi there
Thanks a lot for taking the time to post a review - we very much appreciate your positive feedback. It's now becoming much easier to access non-emergency medical advice over the phone in the UK with the advent of NHS24, which is primarily a phone-based advice service, so I was pleased to be able to help.
The Tattoo, always goes ahead, no matter how wet or cold it is - you just have to wrap up well, wear something waterproof, and prepare to be enthralled!
I hope we'll see you again when you come back back to Edinburgh - there's still lots more to see and do.
Kind regards and very best wishes for now
Liz
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TonyDubli...
Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Quality Space”
Reviewed 16 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Just as good as the website showed, and even more spacious than it seems. All mod cons, cracking location and very efficient landlady who is always at the end of an email.
Particularly impressed with wifi service which makes managing the holiday so much easier, especially during the Fringe.
Highly recommended...

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
16 Aug 2012
Thanks a lot for taking the time to post this review, which I'll be delightedly sharing with our "team" (OK, the rest of our small family team!).
We try really hard to provide an efficient, but also welcoming and friendly service.
I hope when you return to Edinburgh, you'll return to Atholl Brae.
All the very best for now.
Liz
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mimday
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful; central, warm and homely.”
Reviewed 14 March 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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The Atholl Brae apartment is really quite wonderful and rather under sells itself. Central really is true; 5 minutes' walk from Waverley Station and 2 minutes' walk from the Royal Mile and from there the city really is yours.
Liz's welcome was warm with tea, coffee, fizz and shortbread on our arrival. The flat was both clean and homely with two well sized bedrooms and bathrooms. The living room is also a good size, thus, there really would be plenty of room for six people to stay. The kitchen was more than adequately stocked, I can't think of one thing that wasn't there in any kitchen, let alone a holiday stay.
Nothing bad to say at all. We had a great time in Edinburgh (having been many times before) but it was such a welcome relief staying so central for the duration of our stay.

Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Manchester
Reviewed 24 November 2009 for a stay in November 2009
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Value Rooms
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: 3rd bed squashed in bedroom - preferred sofa bed!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Stoke on Trent England
Reviewed 28 September 2009 for a stay in September 2009
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Liked best: Cleanliness location amenities
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 45-54
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commissai...
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Liked best: Excellent wi-fi, emplacement, espace.
Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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Management Response
29 Oct 2013
Thank you for your kind comments.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome your family back to Edinburgh very soon.
Kind regards and very best wishes
Liz & co
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