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“Excellent location, special touch.”
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Browns Close, designed by Sir Basil Spence, is a listed building Our fuly-equipped kitchen
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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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Gerhard7
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent location, special touch.”
Reviewed 24 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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person found this review helpful

We spent 4 days at Browns Close and what a fabulous time we had, I highly recommend this place.
The owner David met us at the flat, he is very friendly and gave us excellent directions on near-by amenities and places to go.
The apartment itself is lovely and clean, it has a cosy lounge with a balcony from which you can see the new Parliament building.
There is a well-equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need, and a bright bathroom with electric shower.
The bedroom has an extremely comfortable large double bed, plus there’s a spacious comfy sofa bed in the lounge.

As always when I travel, I find it’s the little touches that make a place special and at Browns Close they have thought of everything.
We each had a set of fluffy white towels and facecloths for the bathroom, plenty of double-ply loo roll (I hate it when places skimp on toilet paper), a brand new shower gel plus individually wrapped Lux soap.
The kitchen had tea towels, dishcloths, washing up liquid etc , but in addition there were basic spices (salt/pepper) tea, coffee, sugar and also a breakfast/snack tray with cereals, hot chocolate, and shortcake biscuits. David had even put a pint of milk in the fridge for us. There’s loads of space and hangers in the bedroom cupboards, a box of tissues on the dressing table and a hair dryer. This kind of attention to detail really means a lot and makes it so easy for visitors to settle in.

Browns Close is in a really great location, after a long morning walk up the crags don’t miss full breakfast at Clarinda's Tea Room, or if you’re too late get yourself a pulled pork roll at Oinks across the road – actually it’s just as well we only had 4 days, any longer and I’d never fit into my clothes.


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Management Response
31 Jan 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. It is good to know that the little touches are appreciated!
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gmaddox11
Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Experience”
Reviewed 4 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

It was our first time visiting Scotland and we had such a wonderful time! The apartment was beautiful, very clean and had everything we need to make our experience so lovely. We would defiantly come back to Scotland and stay again at Brown Close! The apartment manager was so helpful and really nice. They even had tourist info. and a book they made that help us find everything we needed in the area!

Great experience for sure!

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Liked best: Location. Walking distance to everything.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
7 Nov 2016
Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you had such a good experience in Scotland and that you enjoyed staying in our apartment. We hope to see you again!
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Kebrpa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent location, clean and perfect for 2 adults and a child.”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The apartment was in the perfect location with access to the tour buses, sights, markets and great places to eat. We were greeted upon our arrival and the apartment had everything you need for nice stay. There were even snacks and milk in the refrigerator. We would definitely stay here on our next visit to Edinburgh.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Oct 2016
It is good to know that the apartment facilities and location helped you to enjoy your visit to Edinburgh. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again!
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Cathy W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Place on the Royal Mile”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Browns Close is pure heaven. The flat is roomy, plenty of sunshine, convenient to Old Town Edinburgh, one-quarter mile from Waverley Station, across from a primary school, family games, a plethora of DVDs to choose, and everything and anything you could ask for.

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Management Response
25 Oct 2016
Thank you very much for a lovely review! It is good to know that you enjoyed your visit and found our apartment a good place to stay.
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Aaron W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location, excellent apartment”
Reviewed 5 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Our young children (3 and 1) liked the apartment with various toys just as much as they did Edinburgh!
Great location on the Royal Mile

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Oct 2016
We are glad to hear that the children enjoyed playing with the toys - we know how important it is to make sure that the little ones are kept occupied when they are indoors! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
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V8548CVna...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
Reviewed 15 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Booking, communication and presentation was excellent. The photos and description were accurate. We were greeted and set up for a very successful stay. Buses really convenient.

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Liked best: Information and generous supplies
Liked least: The bus was diverted for road works!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
18 Sep 2016
Thank you for writing a review for us, and for letting us know that all of the arrangements were OK for you.
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Dot B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You don't need anywhere else!”
Reviewed 7 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I stayed in July with my son and would have no hesitation on booking again for next year. Being on the Royale Mile is pretty central to get anywhere in Edinburgh. The flat itself is easy to find and being met by the owner who kindly helped me up the flight of stairs with a heavy case was a bonus. In side it was very clean and had all the basics you need when using it as a base for going out and about. A lovely gesture also was the sweets on the table....I think I may have left them in the cupboard as they too tempting :-), the tea and coffee provided along with milk and biscuits. So a refreshing cuppa could be had before setting out to the shops for other supplies you need. In fact you could be just as happy staying in and only exploring The Royale Mile with so much in that street alone! I liked the fact it was so near the tour bus stops, a must for our holidays!
I have enthused to friends about the quality of my stay and the flat they may want to come with me next time lol

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Liked best: Light airy sitting room
Liked least: Having to leave to come home!
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
18 Sep 2016
We are glad to hear that you had such a good tie in Edinburgh - and also that you would like to come back! Thank you for taking the time to write this review, and we hope to see you again.
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