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10 Clarendon Crescent
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Tourists like to "experience" a new culture without the inconveniences and travelers want to live it, warts and all. This is the perfect place from which to "live" Edinburgh with a paucity of warts. This is a flat, not a hotel, and you're as much on your own as you would be at home. That said, the owner, Billy, was always friendly and very helpful with our inquiries and requests, even referring my 70-plus mother to an excellent nearby physical therapist who relieved her of serious muscle spasms the same day she called for an appointment.

We three adults were in the flat on the third floor front (if you're American - second floor if you aren't) so the walk up may be an issue for some. However, the staircase is wide and beautiful with even stairs and lighting that comes on as you walk up. There is a comfortable sofa in the lobby if you need to catch your breath after walking all over town and plenty of landings to rest on if necessary on your way up to your flat. Despite the upper level we had excellent water pressure in the shower, the water is scalding hot right out of the tap and never seems to run out. The flat itself is clean, bright and airy. We left the windows open the whole week we were there. And as for quiet, other than road noise from the open windows, if we hadn't seen other people in the hallway on one or two occasions we would have thought we were the only tenants.

Edinburgh is much like San Francisco in that parking is at a premium but you can walk or take a bus nearly everywhere you want to go. From the flat, Sainsbury's superstore is half a kilometer in one direction (for stocking the small but neat, well-appointed kitchen) and New Town is half a kilometer in the other direction. The bus stops on Queensferry Road right in front of the building. For those who are only visiting Edinburgh and don't plan on ranging the countryside, I suggest you buy a bus pass instead of renting a car for those days you don't want to walk.

All in all, this is one of the best places I've stayed during my travels, and we definitely plan on staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

My husband and I spent a glorious two weeks in Edinburgh as local tourists and students and 10 Clarendon Crescent had everything we could possibly need or want to make this a perfect home away from home.
Located just over Dean Bridge, it is a 10 minute walk to City Center, 20 minutes to the Castle, Filmhouse, Usher Hall, the Scottish National Gallery and Modern One and Two. There are restaurants (Zizzi) and convenience and wine shops (Odd Bins) along Queensferry and Waitrose grocery store on Comley Bank has an amazing assortment of food options. 10 Clarendon Crescent is perfectly situated to take advantage of everything Edinburgh has to offer.
Billy McLellan is a lovely and helpful host - fresh towels and sheets were delivered during the week, and he had stocked the kitchen with milk, cereal, coffee, tea and fruit to start us off. We stayed on the top floor Learmonth apartment which is quite a few steps up, but we were rewarded with magnificent views down to the water and up to City Center. The apartment is filled with light, the bed was deliciously comfortable and the bathroom bright and clean. The Learmonth apartment also has a small washing machine which was a fabulous bonus for doing laundry (there is also a laundry on Queensferry).
Whether you are here for a long weekend or more - 10 Clarendon Cresent is a terrific, quiet spot when you visit Edinburgh. It alone is a reason to return to this beautiful city.

Room Tip: There is no elevator so if you have trouble with stairs ask for a second floor apartment.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

We stayed here for a long weekend, three nights. We had a modern style apartment with a bedroom-section, a living-room section with a kitchen corner and a bathroom. It felt fresh, updated and clean. Milk and cereals were available in the kitchen, there were books and magazines to read, and also tourist brochures which can give you some ideas about what you do. There were also free wi-fi. You get a comfortable base for exploring the area, in a quiet neighbourhood. We had a rental car one of the days, and found parking along the road just outside. I believe it was free in the weekend, but check that out.

We spent most of the time outside, so we didn't see much to the owners/staff. But they seemed nice and helpful enough. It was a great place to come "home" to in between the all the things to do in Edinburgh! We thought of it as really good value. Absolutely no regrets!

I have seen it described as only a few minutes from the west end of princess street, but you should be aware that it is stretching it a bit. To the very closest end of princess street it is about 800 meter. It is about 2km from the Weaverly Station downtown. It is not a problem walking it, we did so several times. Taxis cost £5-6 from our experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

We so enjoyed our stay at 10 Clarendon Crescent. Billy McLellan the owner was so helpful and nice. He had stocked the kitchen on our arrival with the essentials. The location was great and the building itself was wonderful similar to one of the brownstones on Beacon Hill where we live in Boston. Old wonderful details to the building but completely renovated inside. All the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. A wonderful apartment. We were in Eaton with a Kitchen, living dinning room, separate bedroom, and bath. Windows floor to ceiling. We couldn't have picked better. It's was a great expeience. We can't wait to get back to Scotland again. Thanks so much for the wonderful Scottish hospitatilty.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

We stayed here in September and it was a great experience! It was very clean and neat and the owner was friendly and very hospitable. The location was also great, at a walking distance from the center.

Iman D.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

My husband and I are from Vancouver, BC, Canada and travelled to Edinburgh for my husband to play in a testimonial football match with the Hibernian Football Club. We were put up by the Hibernian Football Captain in the Luxury Apartments at 10 Claredon Crescent. The apartment we stayed in was absolutely perfect! It was extremely close to downtown Edinburgh, including many bars, restaurants, and attractions. The apartment was very modern with new kitchen appliances, a living room with comfy seating and a flat screen TV, table and desk with internet access. It was great to have a kitchen to be able to cook breakfast in the morning and pack a lunch for the day. The bedroom was large with a walk in closet and tastefully decorated with modern design. The bed was extremely comfortable after long days of sightseeing, watching the football match, and going out. The bathroom was perfect with heated floors, a bath tub and shower with strong waterpressure. The owners of the building were extremely helpful, friendly and only a phone call away or a knock at their door. It really felt like a home away from home. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, luxury appartment and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: 10 Clarendon Crescent
Address: 10 Clarendon Crescent, Edinburgh EH4 1PT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Stockbridge & Dean Village
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 204 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — 10 Clarendon Crescent 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Based a few minutes walk from Edinburgh's city centre, 10 Clarendon Crescent is a perfect base to explore the riches of Scotland's capital, either as a weekend stopover or for a short-term business visit. Our five self-contained apartments fuse traditional Georgian architecture with modern design flair and technologies. The full height windows overlook the local gardens and are equipped with modern stylish furnishings coupled with state-of-the-art fittings with high-speed internet connection for business visitors. ... more   less 
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