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Fountain Court Apartments - Grove Executive
Ranked #103 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Surbiton, null, United Kingdom
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“great location for the price and a lovely apartment”
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The apartments are located about 5 minutes away from the train station by taxi and only 15 minutes walking from the castle mile. There are shops, pubs, a great steak restaurant and grocery shops within a 5 minute walk. The apartment was well decorated and the beds, chairs and couch were all comfortable and clean! I highly recommend this hotel/apartment complex for your stay in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Stayed at the grove apartments. Won't be staying there again. We stayed in a ground floor 2 bed roomed apartment. The beds were very hard and you were provided with one pillow. The radiator bathroom was covered in rust. Shame as was looking forward to our stay. Think they need to invest in new beds. Big let down. I did tell reception on checking out but the receptionist said if you needed more pillows you should have told us. Surely this is something that should be provided without asking said she would tell housekeeping about the beds doubt anything will be done.. Going back to Edinburgh in October won't be staying there.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Fountain_Court, Reception Manager at Fountain Court Apartments - Grove Executive, responded to this review, 8 April 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay.

I am sorry if you thought the bed to be hard (this can be very much a personal preference), as my colleague explained we do provide extra pillows on request, this is also noted on our Guest Directory. Your comments on departure were passed to our Housekeeping Manager and we do have an ongoing program for replacing beds.

There is no excuse for there being rust on a radiator and this I have addressed.

I would appreciate if you would contact me directly in order that I may discuss your comments.

Kind Regards

Stephen Kinnear
Reception Manager
0131 622 6677
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Wales
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

This was my 4 stay at the Fountain Court appartments and I just love going back.
We had a 2 room appartment which had everything you could wish for even 2 bathrooms. A fully well kept kitchen including dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, oven.
Have looked to stay at other places when visiting Edinburgh but can't beat the price that fountain court can offer.
It's in a perfect location as well, 15-20 min walk to the castle & royal mile, 5-10 minitues to some lovely restaurants, 20minutes to Murrayfield and a short walk to haymarket train station.
I can't highly recommend these appartments enough and am already looking forward to spending another weekend away their in a couple of years time.

Room Tip: All rooms are to a high quality and you will not go wrong on where you are put.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We stayed at the Fountain Court Grove Executive apartments for a change instead of a hotel and it was amazing! It was our first trip to Edinburgh and this apartment made the trip excellent. The apartment was very clean and well presented with great amenities. We had a lovely lounge with TV on the wall, kitchen and 1 master bedroom with a sound system that played in all rooms from the ipod. It was great to have our own space and I would recommend this over a hotel. The staff were very friendly and could not do more to help. They ordered us taxi's into the city centre which was around £5 in a taxi which was great. We went to the attractions through the day i.e castle,shopping etc then back to the apartment before a night out! Overall a great weekend and I would definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: There are a few different apartment blocks but I would definitely recommend the Grove Executive ones...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

We stayed at the Fountain Court Grove apartments for two nights, and the service was seamless. Our apartment was a generous size, well appointed, and impeccably clean with good kitchen facilities (including washing machine etc. if you're staying for any length of time).

There's only tea and coffee ready when you arrive, but there is a Tesco two minutes away.

Above all, the service - both front desk and housekeeping - is uncompromisingly good; everyone we met was unstintingly efficient, helpful and courteous. I think the main thing with apartments against a hotel is that you get left to your own devices; and to achieve that whilst keeping the service up to scratch is hard to pull off; Fountain Court manages it extremely well. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

I've been on business in Edinburgh since Oct 2012. Due to a colleagues unavailability, my accommodation was changed last minute to the Fountain Court Apartments. I've never regretted it. Literally 3 min walk to work in the morning; Tesco's around the corner; Sainsbury / restaurants all within 10mins; the Castle only 20min away at a stroll. The accommodation and staff have been superb throughout. Kitchen, living room, everything you need; kept immaculate by housekeeping (thank you!) and reception who were always there to help out. Lovely place and people. Highly recommended to all.

Room Tip: Corner suites facing the car park. Sunny and quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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London
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

I have recently just returned from a 2 night stay in the Grove Executive apartments and I would like to compliment both the quality and cleanliness of the accommodation and particularly the reception staff who were working this weekend. The check-in process was so easy, and any question we had was easily dealt with by the staff on duty, including facilitating our late check out request, looking after left luggage after we had checked out and a very personable demeanour from anyone who I was speaking to.

My one minor comment, which was echoed by all the guests who were staying there, was the temperature in the apartments, whilst it was nice to know they were warm, the heat did make all the rooms very hot, indeed, the guests in the other apartment even asked for it to be turned off totally as it was so hot. We were able to turn off all the radiators as per the guest book and this did reduce the heat somewhat. As I say it was only a minor comment which we did rectify by following the instructions in the manual.

The apartments offer special rates for the rugby weekends and only being a very pleasant 25 minute walk from the stadium it's an ideal location to go with friends and/or family. There is also a list of places which offer discount on showing your key fob, notably the delicious cafe just down the road, whilst not big, the food was excellent and with a 10% dicount what's not to love!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Fountain Court Apartments - Grove Executive
Address: 121 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#52 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#54 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountain Court Apartments - Grove Executive 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed to our own specification, the contemporary and bespoke collection of apartments provide an open plan lounge/dining area leading to a fully fitted kitchen. Stylish bedrooms and luxury bath or shower rooms with toiletries complete the package.All our two bedroom apartments incorporate a separate or bathroom for each bedroom - perfect for our corporate guests, and our two penthouse apartments have a 'loft like' living space, providing truly spacious and well appointed accommodation. Our 3 studio apartments all have a clever and stylish glass partition feature wall to separate the bedroom and living area. Needless to say, both living and sleeping spaces each have a flat screen television.Apartments benefit from the latest technology, with complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat screen satellite televisions in the lounge and bedrooms, and a full entertainment system including a DVD player and i-pod docking station. ... more   less 
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