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Browns Close, designed by Sir Basil Spence, is a listed building Our fuly-equipped kitchen
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102 reviews
Seating area in the lounge, with door to balcony
Browns Close, designed by Sir Basil Spence, is a listed building
Our fuly-equipped kitchen
The dining area
Entrance hallway
The bright seating area in the lounge
The dining table can comfortably seat four people
The kitchen has a useful breakfast bar
Some of our guests have told us this is the most comfortable bed they have ever slept in!
The bedroom has plenty storage space
There is ample space in the bedroom for the travel cot, which can be provided free of charge.
There are little extras tucked away around the apartment
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Holyrood Palace - only 200 metres from the property
View from the balcony of the apartment
Musicians marching up the Royal Mile (taken from the balcony)
Salisbury Crags loom over the Edinburgh skyline
Scottish National Monument (aka Edinburgh's Disgrace!)
Panorama of view from balcony of Browns Close Apartment
The Star Flyer in St Andrew Square for Christmas
The Scott Monument and the Big Wheel in December
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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albigiuli
Turin, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very beautiful!!!”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A beautiful apartment at the end of the Royal Mile , with a pleasant walk you can reach all the attractions of Edinburgh. We found the apartment very clean and stocked with everything you could need. It is highly recommended for families with children. The owner was very friendly and accommodating and our stay was really good quality. Thank you David for all the biscuits supplied which were much appreciated by the whole family. Hello from alberto and Giuliana from Italy!

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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Hello, Giuliana and Alberto, and thank you for writing us a nice review. It is good to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the location so convenient, and that your children enjoyed their stay too (I hope not just for the biscuits!), so I hope to see you again if you make it back to Edinburgh! Ciao, David.
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TaffyMidr...
Midrand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ideal base to explore Edinburgh”
Reviewed 17 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I stayed in Browns Close with my sister. The location at the bottom of the Royal Mile is perfect for exploring the city on foot, and being close to the action of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Tattoo. The apartment is just as it appears on the web site. It is bright,clean and well equipped with plenty of guide books to plan the places you would like to visit. The sleeper couch is comfortable too. Loved the little balcony which gives you that extra feel of space. The pub downstairs do a great pizza for a quick meal.

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Liked best: The easy access to the city and places of interest
Liked least: Nothing, being there at the time of the festival a little late night noise is expected.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
We are glad to hear that you both enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh and your stay in our apartment. Thank you for the comment re the couch - it is a new one, so it is good to know that it is as comfortable as the one it replaced! Thanks, too, for the comment on the pizza downstairs - it is useful to know that we can recommend that place to our guests.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We hope to see you again if you return to Edinburgh!
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HeatherSc...
Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
“Fabulous hospitality in a great location!”
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

David was a fantastic host, and the flat was tidy and very well prepared. We had enough coffee for a week on our own, plus great snacks and a very helpful guidebook for some of our most common questions. I would definitely stay here again on a return trip to this beautiful city.

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Liked best: great location at the bottom of the Mile, so we had less traffic at night.
Liked least: we could only stay a week. :-{
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. We were pleased to hear that you appreciated the amenities of the apartment, and that you liked the coffee! We hope to see you again if you are able to return to Edinburgh at some time.
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ChrisMBT2...
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment, great location!”
Reviewed 16 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

The apartment is really nicely decorated and very comfortable. It easily sleeps 4 adults and has all the things you would need for your stay including hairdryer, iron, ironing board, pots and pans etc, there is even a dishwasher and a washing machine. The apartment is right on the Royal mile, near the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace end, which makes it really easy to explore Edinburgh from. There is also a nice little balcony to sit in and soak up the atmosphere of the city. The host, David, could not have been more helpful, he sent directions from the bus station and left us tea bags, coffee and milk etc. All in all I have no complaints about our 4 day stay.

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Liked best: The modern tasteful decor
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
Thank you for making time to write a review. We are glad to hear that you found the apartment adequately equipped - although it's a shame you had to do some ironing while on holiday! - and that you made some use of the balcony. We hope to see you again.
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Moira C
Nairn, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This apartment is in a great location and contains everything you could possibly need. The owner has added in lots of extras e.g. milk, tea, coffee, cereal, brunch bars, books, cds, DVDs, shower gel, umbrellas and is exactly as described on the website. It is extremely clean and beautifully decorated throughout. Would be delighted to stay there again if the occasion arose.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and found the "extras" to be useful. We hope to see you again on your next visit!
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A-Dymond
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great break”
Reviewed 25 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Whilst doing my internship in Scottish youth Parliament I had the pleasure of staying in such an amazing, clean, well furbished and ideally tourist located being a stones throw away from Scottish parliament and Arthurs seat whilst being located off the Royal Mile. Julie one of the daughters of the owners was extremely accommodating and welcoming throughout our stay. She was helpful on every level expectially day of leaving and being locked out of the apartment and needing to get a train back to Wales. I felt at home whilst I was there. Such an amazing place. Thank you so much for having us :)

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
Thank you for writing us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found the location so convenient. Good luck with your career - if you go on to a life in politics, maybe you will be back to stay with us again!
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Susan R
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The brown's close apartment was the perfect launching point for our trip to UK with our 1.5 year old daughter. Travel cot, high chair, toys, music was all at our disposal. The apartment was very clean, and is well looked after. We didn't mind the stairs to get to the apartment with our stroller, for some people they seemed to mind. One night we did wake up due to people returning home from the bar, and they were quite loud going up the stairs. Also just make sure the apartment door and door to the floor closes completely!

If we were to travel back to Edinburgh would look to Browns close apartments for our next stay.

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Liked best: Made travelling with a toddler easy
Liked least: Loud washer and dryer... We made the mistake to turning in on as we went to bed.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 May 2015
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that the toys were made use of. Sorry to hear about the noise one evening: this is unusual but we'll monitor the situation and I'll speak to the neighbours if it happens again. Thanks for taking the time to write this review, and we hope to see you again!
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