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Holyrood apartHOTEL
Ranked #63 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

This was the second time that we have stayed here, and both times we booked a 1-bedroom studio apartment, but were upgraded to a 2-bed 2-bathroom apartment. The apartment has everything you could want for a few nights stay (or longer - it was actually bigger than the 2-bed flat we live in, and better equipped!). On arrival there is tea, coffee and milk in the fridge. There's also a washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and oven/hob. The rooms are perfectly clean, although the walls are a little scuffed in places.

The car parking costs extra, but is still fairly cheap and pretty rare in edinburgh centre. The place itself is located right at the bottom of the royal mile, and well placed for all the sights, especially the parliament buildings and science museum, which are just around the corner. The car park can be a little hard to find, but if you pull up outside the hotel, the receptionist will be able to give you directions. There is a small tesco around the corner for all your grocery essentials. There is also a fitness suite in the aparthotel, although I've never used it - but the royal mile will give you a good workout if you walk fast enough.

Thoroughly recommend this place to stay, particularly if there is small group of you, such as two couples.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

I had an excellent time staying here when I visited Scotland. I went there with my family and my brothers family. We stayed in the two bedroom apt. It was very clean and comfortable. I had visited there during the Xmas hols and the weather was very cold but the apartment heaters ensured that I was warm when indoors. The kitchen was well equipped and we could easily manage to cook two meals per day at the hotel. It was like home away from home. The location of the hotel is very convenient and its walking distance from the Edinburgh Castle and Waverly station. After an entire day of wandering about the city the hot shower at the hotel rejuvenates you. I would say its a perfect choice for a pleasant stay while visiting Edinburgh. Will recommend this hotel to all the travellers.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

I had a great time staying at Holyrood with my mum, sister, brother in law nephew.

The apartment is about 10 minute walk from Waverly train station. Taxi will cost about 3-5 pounds depending on how many passengers and baggage you have.

As soon as we arrived we were very happy with our 2 bed apt - extremely clean, bright, two bedrooms- one of which had a cot for my nephew.

All the rooms had heating, bathrooms were well equipped with The White Company toiletries, clean towels, Kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need for cooking. The fridge had a fresh bottle of milk. We were actually expecting a free breakfast hamper but we were told that if we book with Super breaks they no longer give the complimentary breakfast hamper :-( Also the views we had were of the car park - so not gr8 but we were not too bothered about this.These were the only negatives.

The apartment is just off the royal mile so it is within walking distance to Edinburgh Castle, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace, Our Dynamic Earth. Also there is a Tesco Express behind the hotel - come out and turn right round the corner. You can get all your groceries there and anything else you might need. We had breakfast at home and got something out for lunch and dinner. Lots of takeaway places do delivery - ask the reception for menus. We didn't have a car so not sure about parking expenses. We checked out at 12 so the hotel allowed us to store our luggage until we left Edinburgh. Overall I would recommend this place for short trips - friendly staff and great location!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

Had an absolutely lovely stay here when visiting Edinburgh with my Mom and boyfriend - having two bedrooms/bathroom with a common living room and kitchen was amazing as we had our own space but were easily able to come together and hang out as well. We were tired enough from wandering around the city after the second day we actually decided to get dinner delivered to the room from a local restaurant - the staff were lovely about helping us arrange this and it was a nice change to watch a movie together while eating in the living room in our PJs!

Rooms were a great size, beds very comfortable and whole place was very clean. Also, may seem silly but was pleased to find that we were able to run both showers at the same time without a loss of pressure or hot water - particularly handy as we were usually all trying to rush out the door in the morning to see the sights! Also loved the 'breakfast basket' on arrival, local touches were great and it lasted us the whole time we stayed (plus some extra for the train trip home!)

Thought the location was great - just off Royal Mile but not right on main street so no noisy street revelers to deal with (Mom was very pleased!), but really easy to get around and see the city. We didn't have a car this trip so can't comment on car park, but glad to know it's there for next time.

Can't recommend it highly enough, was actually a bit sad to leave as rooms were nicer than my flat in London by far - will be staying here again! Thanks also to the lovely staff who were very helpful and welcoming. Great visit - and mom approved!

Room Tip: Go for a two bed suite if looking for shared spaces but option for privacy
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
A fantastic review and I share this guest's sadness that they had to leave but we do hope to see them again soon!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

I brought my niece and nephew here when they were on a visit from the U.S., and it was a perfect choice.

For an excellent price, we had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a big living room, a dining room and a kitchen, so we could stay together while having lots of privacy when we wanted.

The place was thoroughly modern and clean. Decoration is a bit minimalist, which I didn't mind at all. Certainly better than lots of tat.

Service was excellent, with a friendly and helpful staff at the front desk always eager to give tips to travellers, call taxis, etc.

We found the location to be quite good. While it may not have the charm of staying in the busiest part of the Old City, it's plenty close -- an easy walk or an inexpensive taxi ride to the thick of things.

The most amazing thing about this hotel, really, is the price. It represents astonishing value. Our apartment was beautifully clean and modern, and we had all the entertainment options we could want, including a DVD library for use at any time.

If you're traveling with family, this has to be the perfect spot in Edinburgh. If only more cities had hotels like it!

Room Tip: Our apartment had two double beds, but I think some may have twins. So be careful to get doubles unl...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
Not only a great review but one that goes to the heart of everything that we try to accomplish at the Holyrood Aparthotel which is to offer great value for money -my thanks for pointing this out to the wider community.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

Excellent position, great value, friendly, attentive staff, very few restrictions.

Royal Mile 1 minute away, Holyrood Park 2 minutes, Scottish parliament 1 minute and so many others (Museum 5 minutes).

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
A super review albeit short and sweet - many thanks!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Stayed here for a week with the family. The location at the bottom of the royal mile was perfect. Secure car park with small Tesco beside.

The beds are comfortable, facilities good quality (4 star quality). Price extremely good value.

Can not recommend highly enough

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
Thank you to this guest for not just a lovely review of the Holyrood Aparthotel but also for a glowing recommendation - the likes of which are always gratefully received!

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Property: Holyrood apartHOTEL
Address: 1 Nether Bakehouse | Holyrood, Edinburgh EH8 8PE, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#46 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Holyrood apartHOTEL 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holyrood Aparthotel offers you best hotel accommodation in Edinburgh. Choose one of our exclusive self catering apartments and enjoy the privacy & services of a hotel room but with with the freedom and space more like home. ... more   less 
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