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Greyfriars Apartments
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Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Home Outside Home...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2012

Peep Outside this place and you find the all in all of Edinburgh - Castle and whisky experience...made us love this apartment. Rooms were awesome and lighting was wonder... Quietness and eagle eye's of street down (from Kitchen though!! ) made time to fly in the wee hours of the day..Easily accessible from Railway stations through wicked and shortcut route made our travel easier...
Though the cost remains on a higher side for bachelors , but you would certainly feel great when party starts...
Bath rooms were average and only place of improvement!!

Overall , spending a little more is totally worth it..Thanks!!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

An amazing find. Situated 2 mins from the castle but in a surprisingly quiet street. Great views south over Grassmarket and the city, 1min to the Royal Mile. The apartment was enormous,warm, comfortable and beautifully appointed. Full kitchen, dishwasher and washing machine. Adjacent to shops, pubs, restaurants and close to Edinburgh's highlights. No internet and up 1 flight of stairs. Carparking not available on site but pay carpark close by.

Lovely, highly recommended apartment

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

2 bedroom apartment in Parliament Square. Great value for money in a superb location in the heart of the Royal Mile, minutes from a host of attractions, bars and restaurants.
The landlord, Derek Bell, (top man) was waiting to greet us and following a brief tour of the property left us to it.
Yeah it can be a bit noisy at times but its also clean, big, warm and a great base for exporing this superb city.
You wont be disappointed

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Voorhout, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

The location of the apartment at Johnston Terrace is superb! From the window in the front, you can see Edinburgh Castle, just across the street. From the back you're looking at Grassmarket with all the pubs and restaurants; no noise.
The apartment is huge (the beds are not so huge, but who cares?) with a nice living room and an enormous kitchen. And Derek from the office is a super nice guy who helps out wherever he can, with the charming Scottish accent.
We'll certainly come back!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

Perfectly located between The Castle and Grassmarket it's the ideal location to explore Edinburgh. Above some nice restaurants and a pub - close to the oldest pub in Edinburgh. Lovely decorated rooms and great beds. We'll definetely come back and stay.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

My friends and I visit Edinburgh on a regular basis. We love the city so much. The last few times we stayed in Hotels that wernt so close to the city center, we had to get taxi's. Greyfaries Apartments wer just what we were looking for. They were, in the mid of everything, at one end you had the castle at the other you had the grass market where all the hot spots are for dining or for just a few drinks. Entertainment is most of the pubs, great walks and just overall a great place. These appartments were very spacious, well equiped, our tv didnt work so the next day there was a brand new one in its place, very efficent. Beautiful high ceilings, well decorated, lovely , warm and cosy. I would highly recommend these apartments, We stayed in a two bedroomed apartment, so one room slept 3 people and we had plenty of space for the 3 of us, the room was so big that all 5 of us could have satyed there. I Cant complement it enough. On our last day there our flight wasnt till late so the kind Mr. Derek Bell, left us stay there until 5pm and im sure he would have had no problem in letting us stay longer only there was a group arriving into our apartment. My friends and I who stayed in the Greyfriars Apartments are all hoteliers, (managers) in Hotels here in Cork, Ireland, and from what we experienced we most definatly be returning to stay as i said we do visit Edinburgh every year if not twice a year.Thanking you, Kind Regards, Majella O Neill

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Greyfriars Apartments
Address: Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2QL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
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Ranked #41 of 215 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Greyfriars Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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