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“Small, but well situated and well equipped”
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The Castle from the kitchen window
Living room
Living room
Living room detail.
Entertainment corner of living room.
View from one of the living room windows.
Fully equipped kitchen with all appliances. Amazing castle views.
The building.
Amazing view of the castle from the kitchen.
Kitchen detail.
Dining area with extending butterfly table & 4 chairs.
Bathroom with shower.
The cosy 'Hideaway' bed with superior mattress.
Snuggle down and watch TV from the luxury of the 'Hideaway' bed.
The apartment building.
The Castle from the Grassmarket
The Grassmarket. Enjoy a bite to eat outside or inside after visiting the local shops.
The West Bow, Grassmarket.
Coffee in beautiful Princes Street Gardens, only a 10 minute stroll away.
Rooftop view from a living room window.
Entertainment in the Grassmarket.
Pub dining in the Grassmarket.
Edinburgh - 'Athens of the North.'
Night view.
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Meath
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Small, but well situated and well equipped”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in August 2016

Start with the one thing that might give you pause: the bed is a pull-down bed in the living room. It's a small double and it's a little hard. So if you can only sleep on a magnificently luxurious king-size mattress, this might not be for you.

However, continue with the good: the flat is excellently situated - comfortable walking distance from all the important sights in Edinburgh, close to a supermarket, cafes, restaurants, everything you need. It's also quiet at night, bright in the daytime, and comfortable to relax in. Communication with the hosts is seamless, and the flat is easy to get into when you have the instructions.

The very best thing last: it's right at the back of the castle, so if you are there in August, you can stand outside on the walkway at night and get a magnificent view of the fireworks when the Tattoo finishes each night.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Feb 2017
Thank you! A new bed is on the To Do list, although we find it comfy enough, we realise the trend is for bigger & bigger beds these days!
Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Nov 2016
Thank you!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Jimmy2pen...
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“small, but well placed”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This isn't a very large flat but the view is lovely. Starting with the negative:
Pretty much all of the moans I have about this property are actually about OUTSIDE the flat - the entryway isn't nice, the neighbours were noisy, it looks out over a courtyard where there was building work all day long when I went etc. None of this is down to the owner though, the only moans I have there is that the internet provided is child-locked and bans all adult content and the flat must have more than a dozen signs telling you to do/not do stuff. Together these two things made me feel a bit less welcome - hardly a home from home.

Now for the positive:
The flat was clean and well kept throughout. The shower might be a bit awkward to use but it was lovely when you got the hang of it. The views are amazing and really make this place special. The owner was very kind indeed in terms of leaving some basics (and little luxuries) to start you off in the kitchen. It was the first time I'd tried the oatcakes but I've become addicted to them since! Finally, the price was great!!! I looked all over Edinburgh and while there are better properties, this is far, far, better than anything else in the same price bracket.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Oct 2016
I didn't know the Internet was child locked....had it for many years and was not aware of that! We do get the occasional child at the flat so not a bad thing.
Signs.......there are certainly not 12. There are 2 "no smoking" signs, (very necessary!) one note to remove outdoor shoes to protect the new carpet & vinyl and one to clean the oven if you use it (most guests go out for their meals!) that's four. Oh and one which says "owners cupboard." It is a holiday flat and for the benefit of many, some need a little reminder (or direction!)
I apologise for the neighbour, he was refinishing his flat and no noise is permitted after 8pm. Anyway, all is finished now. Most people are out all day so the noisy neighbour wasnt noticed.
The entrance to the block has been upgraded since your visit way back in May.
It is a studio flat and they are smallish. Hence the price, which we feel is very reasonable for such a cosy little place in the heart of everything.
Glad you enjoyed the view, the price and the welcome pack and hope you enjoyed Edinburgh.
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
27 Sep 2016
Thank you!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Charlotte...
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The most perfect accomodation”
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This was our first visit to Edinburgh so my partner and I wanted somewhere central with flexibility to come and go, and to cater for ourselves. The communications with Deborah were quick and easy, the payment process simple, and the directions and instructions for arrival were clear. The apartment is next to Grassmarket and in a beautiful block that looks onto the Castle. This apartment is up two flights of stairs and the view from the kitchen and bathroom is glorious. The lounge area is beautifully furnished and homely, the kitchen is well stocked with utensils (plus the welcome pack is a nice treat), and the bathroom was spotless and bright. There is a pull down bed in the lounge which maximises the space, and we slept very well (it was also very quiet in the apartment). After extremely active days out and about (Arthur's Seat is a must), we were thankful to return to a well situated, comfortable base.

By the second day of our trip the apartment felt like home, and we were very sad to leave. Highly recommended for couples or friends, and for first time visits to Edinburgh. We also highly recommend that you check out the Visitors Book, and enjoy the night views of the Castle.

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Liked best: The location was perfect, and the apartment was furnished so well.
Liked least: The water pressure in the bathroom was a bit low, but really not a problem.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jul 2016
Aww. Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your trip and hope to welcome you back one day.
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brendabh
1 review
“This is thee place to stay.”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

A delightful place to return to each evening. Great location. Welcome basket a real treat.C lean and cozy and the views are amazing.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Jul 2016
Thank you! Glad you had a good time x
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Cole G
Los Angeles, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great little appartment and location”
Reviewed 28 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This is a great apartment for one or 2 people. I was by myself so plenty of room. The location is GREAT! You have easy access to everything and the "Hop on Hop off" bus stops right down the street about a block away. The pull down bed is actually very comfortable and I slept very well. It was stocked with everything I needed. Getting to and from the Airport was a snap (Check google maps for best route) and getting into the apartment was by far the most painless and simple process I have had with any rental and trust me I have done a few!
The kitchen is fully functional and I cooked every breakfast and had my morning coffee in peace. The area is safe and there is a secure front gate. Keep in mind you have to traverse 2 flights of stairs, but I am 51 years old and did not have any problem.
Every email was answered promptly and the apartment was very clean and tidy. The hot water pressure in the kitchen is kind of low BUT the water that comes out is mega hot (like lava hot) so that makes up for the lack of pressure. They laundry machine worked like a charm and kept me in fresh clothes for the week.
I really enjoyed my stay and would do it again!

Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jun 2016
Thank you! :)
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