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Fountain Court Apartments - Grove
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We booked the Grove apartments as part of a two-night special offer with an East Coast train ticket; it was pretty cheap so we didn't really have high expectations for the apartment.
However it exceeded everything we had hoped for. A clean, attractive two bedroomed apartment with a living room and fully equipped kitchen. The apartment gave us everything (salt, sugar, tea bags, dishwasher and washing tablets, towels, tea towel etc) AND a generous quantity of breakfast was provided - milk, yoghurts, cereal, juice, toast, butter, jam. It was supposed to be one day's worth but easily lasted for two.
The apartment was warm (perhaps slightly too warm), comfortable and quiet. It was serviced even though we were only there for two nights, and we had no trouble from neighbouring occupants. The staff were warm and friendly.
Don't come and stay here if you are expecting the lap of luxury - the flat was comfortable and functional, not modernist and boutique. The furniture was pleasantly bland, but better than we expected from reading other reviews and taking the price into consideration.
As for location - well it's 20 minutes walk to Princes Street. Other reviewers seem to think this is too far to manage but we live in London so it felt close for us, even taking two small children and some really bad Scottish rain into consideration!
Thank you, Grove Apartments, for making our stay a really easy and pleasant one.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Fountain_Court, Reception Manager at Fountain Court Apartments - Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our Grove Apartments and for your positive feedback.

I am pleased we exceeded your expectations and that you appreciated the complimentary breakfast which was included in the package you booked.

I have spoken to our Facilities Manager with regard to the heating.

I do look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards

Stephen Kinnear
Reception Manager

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

After booking online and not really knowing what to expect, we were extremely happy with our stay here! Extremely tidy, friendly staff, great location and very affordable! I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to stay in edinburgh.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Fountain_Court, Fountain court member at Fountain Court Apartments - Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Thank you for your fantastic review of our Grove apartments, it is great to hear that our valued residents are finding their stay to be a pleasant experience. We do look forward to welcoming you on future visits to Edinburgh.

Best regards

Colin Mackay

Fountain Court team

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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

Good value apartment, good check in, has all that you would expect from style of accommodation. Rooms small but ok. We stayed here several years ago, it is in need of an update, furnature is dated, carpets old. It's basic nothing special. Near conference centre but a good 30 minute walk to princes street same for old town and George street.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Separate bedrooms and living room with small kitchen makes these appartments Perfect for families. good location within walking distance of both Haymarket and Princess street. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Fountain Court Grove Apartments were a great find, at a remarkably reasonable price. They are within a 15 minute walk of major tourist attractions, a 5 minute walk to Haymarket railway station, and only a short taxi ride to the main Edinburgh Railway Station. Full kitchen facilities, plus a washer/dryer make them great for short or long term stays – as does the free wifi, which worked perfectly. A small supermarket, post office, and cafes/restaurants are nearby. We felt very secure in the apartments, which were serviced daily. Staff were very helpful in explaining how to operate the radiators (not something we Australians are familiar with!), and storing our bags/calling us a taxi on our final day. I am not sure why other reviewers have commented on the apartments being ‘dated and tired’. Yes, some of the furniture is pine,(tv cabinet, bedside tables) but other parts of the apartments have clearly been recently refurbished. As an extra bonus whilst we booked (directly via the Fountain Court website) and paid for a 1 bedroom apartment, we were given a 2 bedroom apartment which gave us ample space to spread our luggage about in the second bedroom. As a final note, l filled in the Feedback Form and left it at Reception upon our departure. I received a prompt email from Management saying my two (minor) quibbles about aspects of the apartment we stayed in had been dealt with. This is impressive customer service. I would have no hesitation in staying here again, or recommending to others

Stayed for 3 nights, September 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

i stayed here with my mam and my daughter,we found the apartment very clean and all utilities provided,washer /dryer, dish washer,they provided dish cloth and liquid,tea towel and towels and toiletries.these apartments arevery comfortable and are close to restaraunts and bars.it is about 20-25 minute to walk to princess street.buses are quite regular too. i would definately stay here again,i would recommend these apartments to anyone staying in edinburgh who wants to self cater.there was also a complimentry breakfast pack provided for the 1st morning.had a lovely relaxing time.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Fountain Court Apartments at Grove Street is a wonderful place to stay with a cosy feel of home.
Fully furnished apartment near to Princess Street and much closer to Hey Market the happening place. Sainsburry and farm fresh are much near to the Place for all your food needs. I enjoyed every moment of my stay at this wonderful economic place.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Fountain Court Apartments - Grove

Address: 123 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 217 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: £73 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountain Court Apartments - Grove 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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