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Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile
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“Fantastic Central Find”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I stayed in the top floor apartment and the climb is not for the faint hearted (sloped stone spiral staircase) however I was already aware of this from reading previous reviews.

The one bedroom apartment was clean, modern, spacious and warm and I instantly felt relaxed and at home. I couldn't hear any noise from any other apartments and the bedroom was very quiet, however there is a bit of noise from bottles being emptied in the street below when you are in the front room.

The location was fantastic and so central. With a number of cafes, bars and shops on your doorstep and only five minutes walk down the hill, I was in the centre of Edinburgh. The Christmas Market is on at the moment and it was lovely and put me in the Christmas spirit.

I loved it all so much that I am planning my next visit, this time with my husband for a romantic city getaway.

Room Tip: Top Floor Apartment Number 11, if you can handle the stairs, although bear in mind this in the eaves...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We had excellent welcome. Web site didn't say if tea coffe sugar and milk were provided but they are. And shower gel , soap and cleaning stuff. Our apartment was very clean. Ideal location. Good value for money. Comfy bed.. Rooms a bit un coordinated with decor but to be honest wasn't bothered cause everything else was fab. Will stay in them again.

Room Tip: Was no swimming pool so ignore the above score. Lots of steps so got to be reasonable able to get ar...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I thought this was a fantastic and economical way to spend a week in Edinburgh.
It's not a luxury or pampered experience but it was clean, convenient and had some dramatic views. A no nonsense type of stay great for a single traveler or a young couple who don't require hotel amenities when on vacation. It was nice to feel like I lived in Edinburgh for a week rather than just a typical hotel experience.

Room Tip: You have to not mind stairs for the apt I had but consider it good exercise.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

Great apartment- all you need for use of all amenities, well thoughtout & very good value- walls could do with lick of paint from careless visitors.
Brilliant location- just 5 mins from castle, short walk to major shops. 100 steps to top apartment but its worth the walk & it's good for your heart.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Firstly the good points and there are some. Our apartment was centrally located on the royal mile and handy for train station shopping, sight seeing and eating . Whilst the apartments were well equipped and generally clean, the quality of the finish and decor was dreadful. Whoever had done the DIY must have been blind, with so many holes in the wall to fit simple things like curtain holdbacks . The bathroom panel fell off upon arrival and the shower pressure was very poor. The bedroom only had one curtain which didn't fully cover the window and the curtain pole looked like it was about to fall down. The bedroom was so small there were literally a couple of inches at the bottom of the bed, so moving around meant climbing over the bed.

With a little extra attention to detail, these apartments could be fantastic, but if you're expecting 5 star luxury apartments, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, UK
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment for three nights at the end of November. It is the first time we have used a serviced apartment for a city break, usually going for the hotel option, but we were really pleased we did.

Our apartment was just across the royal mile from the Stay Edinburgh office in a superb location. For a visit to Edinburgh it was perfect, right in the heart of the old town with easy access to everything we wanted to do and close to Waverley Station for all the rail\bus\air links you could want.

It was nice that our apartment was ready on arrival although we arrived prior to the official check in time. The apartment was clean and modern and was fully kitted out with everything you might want, fridge, washing machine, microwave, TV, DVD player etc..

We initially had an issue with the hot water system but no sooner had I called the office to report it someone came over to take a look. It was a fault which required an electrician. I couldn't believe it when one turned up within about 15 minutes. I wish I could get one that quickly when required! Good service from all involved.

We really enjoyed our stay and would thoroughly recommend. The only slight negative was that the stairwell and corridor leading to the apartment was quite run down and a little off putting when you first arrive. It shouldn't distract though from a very good apartment in an excellent location.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

Very dingy block ,3 steep flights of stairs , Dirty stairwell and no warning about stairs ! Tiny bathroom that would have been near impossible to shower in . Did'nt feel safe as you didn't know who was coming and going . Ok for a couple of lad's for a break ! But definitely wouldn't recommend for families or more mature couples ! Sofa very uncomfortable and Tv no reception ! Glad it was only 1 night !

Room Tip: Make sure you are fully fit and able bodied to climb 3 very steep flights of stairs .
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile
Address: Central Reception 217 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 202 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer 15 serviced apartments ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. All of the apartments are fully furnished and equipped with High Definition flat screen TV, DVD player, High Speed WIFI internet facility, fully equipped kitchen and modern bathroom. Located on the world famous Royal Mile, we offers you the heart of Edinburgh on your doorstep. Don’t ever worry about public transport. Staying with us you will have easy walking access to all of major Edinburgh attractions. We have one of the widest selections of apartments on The Royal Mile and we SPECIALISE in providing accommodation to SMALL AND LARGE GROUPS. ... more   less 
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