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Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Went with 6 girls and got the 3 bedroom apartment on the royal mile. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a 4 bedroom with 3 bathrooms. Spacious, Clean, great location, plenty of cutlery, pots, pans, bowls. The only bad thing I can say about this is two things, one the WiFi was a bit spotty at times but we would just restart the modem and it would be fine also I believe people lived above us, not just other guests, and one of the nights they Came knocking on our door at ten pm accusing us of smoking...we had just walked in the door. This doesn't however decrease the star rating for me definitely recommended for a large group!!!

Room Tip: We were on James court, try to get an apartment on a lower floor if you have lots of luggage!
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

The location is perfect. The other - very average. Slow heating water, shabby everything, cold rooms (until you use all the heaters - than it's got hot)
Good kitchen, there are everything than you need. Wi-fi is ok. If you have family (with children) or company trip - use this possibility of value-for-money staying and home cuisine In other cases - better to use the hotels with standard service

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

The apartments were very good but had to climb a few steps to get to it, my 90 year old mother could not manage this and Chris (manager) gave us another complimentary apartment just for her., I would recommend these apartments to anyone who wants to be close to the Castle and town.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Noralan
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

After the New Year, my girlfriend and I decided to spend 3 nights in Edinburgh, for a small romantic getaway. Upon arrival, we both commented on the size of the accommodations, and how much space there was for just two people! The apartment was spotless, well furnished, and was already well stocked with many essentials (e.g. milk, instant coffee, sugar, tea bags, and some cleaning supplies). We both also appreciated just how comfortable the beds were.

I felt the location was fantastic, as it was right in the heart of the Royal Mile (although it could get a bit noisy, what with the lack of double glazed windows, high winds, and loud buses).

However, there were some concerns in regards to the apartment, the main one being the spiral staircase leading up to the room, which would be majorly problematic to anyone with mobility or vertigo issues. I'm in fairly good health, and even I found those stairs daunting! Also, we both felt a little insecure that the main door to the building had no lock, and although this was set aside from the street, it was nearby a busy pub and a touristy area. The shower/bath was also another issue, as there was very little water pressure at times, and would often take a lengthy amount of time to heat up.

These issues aside, we really did enjoy the apartment, and if we were to stay in Edinburgh again, we would definitely go with Stay Edinburgh again.

Room Tip: If you have any mobility issues (i.e. vertigo, arthritis, impaired movement), then make sure to spea...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We went to Edinburgh as part of my 60th birthday celebration just prior to Christmas.The venue was chosen for it's central position, ease of access to the railway station and flexibility of self catering.
The welcome and organisation were very good and we were upgraded to a four bedroom apartment. The young man who welcomed us carried our case up the steep spiral staircase which was kind and welcome. This was a very pleasant, well equipped apartment which met all of our needs. It was very clean and well maintained . It was an old and interesting building and much preferred to a spanking new characterless hotel room which could be anywhere. Great views of the Royal Mile from the several storey high reception room window which added interest, people watching from a birds eye position.
Lots to do on our first trip to the city and we could have stayed much longer. I would recommend buying the bus and combined ticket to the Britannia, Holyrood and the Castle. This easily fills two days and so great for a visit of two days and more.

Room Tip: Great views but not good if visitors have limited mobility as the stairs are steep
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Apartments were very good & well located. Railway station, bus stop & grosarary shop. Apartment is quite big, neat toilets good kitchen well equipped with every thing. Bed rooms are very good. Nice time to spend

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

Very welcoming staff. Fantastic location to stay, right on the Royal Mile, with easy access to some great shops, pubs and restaurants. Some of the flat was beginning to look a little shabby, but all told, still clean and very nice, think the carpets may have been new.

As with all of Edinburgh, there were a few stairs (uneven) as the flat was on the 2nd floor which some may find difficult, though I know some of their flats have lift access so it's worth giving them a call when booking if you think lots of stairs may pose a problem.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 #6 of 217 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: £72 - £407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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