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“Phenomenal location, apartment and owner!”
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Castle View Apartment Living Room
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Castle View Apartment Living Room
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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SandJbusy...
Seattle
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334 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Phenomenal location, apartment and owner!”
Reviewed 7 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Peter, the owner, is the friendliest host. He met us when we arrived and spent over an hour acclimating us to the apartment and surrounding area, answering our questions, providing recommendations. The apartment has everything you could need - to include soap for the bath, clothes and dishwasher. Very nice fit and finish to the apartment. Towels, sheets, etc. were very nice. All pictures are accurate to the apartment. This experience is now the gold standard when reviewing vacation rentals! Peter had breakfast available for the 4 of us (our son and his fiance joined us) for the next morning along with scotch and snacks for the evening. Great location near Grassmarket in old town and the castle. A local Sainsburys is just 1/2 block up to pick up groceries. Could not have had a better experience - we would absolutely recommend and return in a minute! BTW - the historic building is a poke'stop as well. :)

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Liked best: Great host eased the transition, apartment well fitted out, great location
Liked least: Only 1 bath for 4 adults
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Traveler5...
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“A welcoming place for any traveller to Edinburgh with a lovely view of castle”
Reviewed 23 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Peter was very welcoming and helpful upon arrival. He provided a tour of the apartment making sure everything met our needs. He even had some basic provisions for the first breakfast, which was great as we had arrived quite late. There is also a local Sainsburys a few minutes walk from the apartment too. The apartment is quite central to Old Town and very easy to get to. The apartment was like home from home after a full day of visiting the local sights.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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laurar735
lexington, nc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Peter was an exceptional host and the property was comfortable and convient!”
Reviewed 31 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Peter was wonderful to deal with and quick to correct problems from tripadvisor and assure us the booking was ok. (Tripadvisor still shows us only as a booking request even though we paid and were reimbursed our deposit through them!)
We were met upon our late evening arrival by Peter's wife and given a full tour of the property on 2nd floor. (No Lifts in this historic building) A nice tasting of Scotch was left for us as well as some snacks! Much appreciated after a long day of traveling. The apartment is well furnished, comfortable and clean. There is indeed a view of the castle from the living room. Peter provided a book of information on restaurants and places of interest. We expecially enjoyed a restaurant called Field and our son spoke highly of the whiskey tasting at Cadenhead's. We would definitely stay here again!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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RonR68
North Andover, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“All the comforts of home”
Reviewed 8 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Peter is a wonderful host, and the apartment is clean, comfortable, spacious, well appointed and centrally located. Everything that you could ask for.

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Carol W
Georgetown, South Carolina
2 reviews
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“Practically perfect in every way!!”
Reviewed 25 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Seriously I can not think of a more perfect place to stay. Peter was prompt to respond to requests about staying, gave great directions to get there and met us with a wealth of information in a short time.

The apartment was immaculate with nice linens, pillows and a most comfy bed! Our trip has continued with a series of small B & B's and every morning I wake up wishing we were back at Castle View!! The set up is so nice with the living room, kitchen and 2 bedrooms....we used one to put up the drying rack. There is a washer to do small loads which helps. The Sainsbury store is just down the road so we stocked up on a few things to help the budget but Peter also has some essentials for the first morning. Also a nice decanter of Whiskey to enjoy!

The location was great....just enough removed from the crowds on the Royal Mile but close enough for a quick walk. Plenty of wonderful restaurants in the Grass Market area just minutes away. We loved Peter's suggestion of Mother's India- make a reservation as it is busy especially on the weekends. We also enjoyed the folk music at a couple of the pubs suggested. You did get a little street noise in the living room which added to the charm for us. As soon as you went into the bedroom it was blissful silence to sleep.

We loved everything about Edinburgh and hope we will stay here again someday

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Harlow
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent - perfect stay and location”
Reviewed 3 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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I stayed here with my adult daughter who loved it as much as I did. The flat is absolutely spotless and in a fantastic location. This was our first time staying in Edinburgh and after a week we just didn't want to come home. The old town is on your doorstep and the station and new town an easy ten minutes walk. The flat has everything that you could possibly need, although we didn't touch the cooker because there are so many places to eat on your doorstep.
There were also some nice luxury touches which were welcoming.
We are already planning a return long weekend in the warmer weather (although the flat was lovely and warm, not bad for chilly February! Beds are comfortable. Everything is excellent quality.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Erika M
Albury, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful, lovely apartment”
Reviewed 30 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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person found this review helpful

I only just left Castle Viem Apartment and couldn't wait to do this review. What a fantastic place. To travel to Edinburgh from Australia, walk into this beautiful apartment and look out the front window at Edinburgh Castle was an amazing experience. The flat is right on the Grassmarket in the Old Town and an easy walk into Priinces St/Waverley, perfect location. It is beautifully furnished and spotless.
The booking process was easy. Peter, the owner, meet us at the apartment, he is so nice and generous with his local knowledge. I stayed here for eight nights with my daughter and every night when we got back to the apartment it felt like we were home! The apartment has two great size double bedrooms, lovely bathroom and full sized kitchen.
Don't stay in a soulless hotel in Edinburgh, stay here!

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Liked best: Location, standard of accomodation, easy booking process and greeting on arrival.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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