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“Huge apartment, walkable to sights” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holyrood apartHOTEL

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Holyrood apartHOTEL
Ranked #63 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Huge apartment, walkable to sights”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This was a very "corporate" style apartment hotel. It was well equipped and serviced daily. It was much bigger than I expected, but it was also more expensive than I planned. It turned out to be a luxury for the end of our trip. Wifi was an extra cost and my back up plan to use starbucks a few doors down didn't work out because reception there was terrible. It was a problem because I needed to check in for flights. I was able to use lobby computer.

Room Tip: I enjoyed using the stairs rather than wait for the elevator, so I would choose 2nd or 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Carrie S
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Leawood, Kansas
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

We were booked here by a travel agency that required land in order to give the airfare deal, so the price was higher than I would have chosen ... But the location just off the Royal Mile made it a breeze to economize with a lunch or dinner at home. If bed layout is important call in advance - both of our rooms had 2 single beds. Combo washer/dryer was nice once we figured it out. Living area was comfy. Charge for wifi per unit was too high so we waited to go to the restaurant down the alley. All in all, this was WAY better than being in two hotel rooms, as we could all be together in a nice homey environment. The location also meant we could walk anywhere along the Royal Mile - Castle, Palace, Arthur's Seat, Parliament (weekday debates were great!) ... Save bus fare for trips farther afar. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KBT1014
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your recent review of our apartments near Holyrood Palace. It is great to hear that you appreciate the location and the facilities in our apartments. I would like to point out that we only charge for Wifi if you have booked our rooms not on our website or through a travel agent. When you book directly with the hotel you are guaranteed the best available rate and no wifi charge.
It is the biggest compliment when guests mention they would stay with us again, hence many thanks to you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,
Leon Kiteley
General Manager
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San Francisco
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Holyrood is located in the university section of Edinburgh. There is a nice cafe next door, and its a pleasant walk to the Royal Mile. They offer a garage. But, they were certainly not gracious with their breakfast (hefty charge for dry cereal, milk, juice, bread left in the kitchen, which we sent back) and paid WiFi connection (only one device.) Reception folks were OK, certainly not outstanding. Was clean, though.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Dr.Noir
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Noida, India
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Nice, well equipped and spacious apartment ( we took a quad - 2 room one). Extremely clean, comfortable and self sufficient. Sufficient toiletries, tea / coffe sugar sachets + a nice initial stock of milk made it very inviting. Tesco just in the backyard so made it very easy to replenish supplies (necessary with young kids). Location excellent; just off the Royal Mile, so you can see the main city spots while walking around - no need to book expensive city tours beforehand.
The one major drawback (god forbid you need it) is the lack of any kind of staff to handle even the most basic emergencies. There is only one receptionist for the entire apartment block after working hours and that too a summer-job student. Their bathroom door malfunctioned and got locked in. Ultimately, had to go to their tool room and do a DIY job to open it after an hour. Quite unacceptable in my opinion that there is no emergency / support staff.

Room Tip: choose a room on the higher floors.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ArgoTango
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I found a great deal on this apartment for an overnight business trip. The location just off the Royal Mile is excellent, and the hotel is very quietly tucked away from the bustle. My apartment was huge for just one person - I'd love to bring my family back here. The kitchen was really well stocked with appliances and utensils, and there were very clear instructions on how to get everything working. Nice lighting made it feel cosy. Bedroom and bathroom both great. Staff fantastic.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maia S
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Maia,

Thank you for your fantastic review of our property and that you found our accommodation worthy recommendation. We do hope you come back with your family and we would be more than happy to welcome you!

Kind regards,
Leon Kiteley
General Manager
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Stayed here in February..... Fantastic 2 Bedroom Apartment..... I loved it so much I extended my stay for an extra 2 nights. The wonderful Emma from reception went above and beyhond the call of duty to help me with the DVD player on 2 occassions.... Really loved this place and would 100% stay again as long as I got a good deal like last time....... Spot On !!!!!!!!

Room Tip: High Floor room
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MartinH001
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EdinburghCollection, General Manager at Holyrood apartHOTEL, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Dear guest,

Thank your for your review of our serviced apartments. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would choose us again in the future. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,
Leon Kiteley
General Manager
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Mackay Queensland
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We booked 2 x One bedroom apartments for 2 nights and were very surprised when we entered our units that we had been upgraded to 2 x two bedroom/two bathroom apartments.
I immediately phoned reception advising we would be happy to share one two bedroom apartment at a higher price and they could rebook the second unit. This was frowned on by the receptionist.who said we couldnt do that, but didn't make sense to us. We would have booked a 2 bedroom apartment if we new they had them but their website wasn't brilliant.Having said that the kitchens were well equipped and the washing machine/dryer a great unexpected bonus. The unit was huge. Also in easy access to the Royal Mile. Down side was the cost of parking at GBP 15 per night which we didn't know till checking in, and the price increasing by 40 GBP for the second night.

Room Tip: We were on the 4th floor. Bit noisy Saturday night but not too bad for CBD location. Probably better...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kerryn B
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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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