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Greyfriars Apartments
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England
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55 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Just had a long weekend here & the appartment was perfect. Very clean & tidy & you couldn't find a better location . 2 minutes to the castle & quality restaurants & bars.Derek was so helpful in every way.. We would highly recommend Greyfriars appartments.
The only slight issue was the bedroom in the 1 bed appartment was very tiny with no window.
But it wouldn't put us off staying again.
A couple of restaurants we dined in which were fantastic if you want a recommendation...
The Ship On The shore seafood restaurant on The Shore in Leith was great for fishfood lovers.
£10 taxi ride away & worth the visit.
The Witchery....2 minutes walk up the hill from the appartment towards the castle. Fantastic meal & service amazing..I would suggest 1 of the best retaurants in Edinburgh ?
Taxi from the airport around £20 each way 15 mins approx.
Also the 100 airport-city bus is around £3.50 each i think & takes around 30 mins & stops right outside the zoo if you want a visit.These buses leave around every 10 minutes from the airport & outside the train station from city centre.The appartment is about 10 minute walk up the hill from train station bus stop.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013 via mobile

The landlord is the most helpful guy going, he offered to check us in early as we got there earlier and apartment was ready, helped carry bags, rushed out to fix a problem with what we thought was the smoke alarm, actually the dishwasher beeping Oops! The bedroom is quite a box bedroom but bed very comfy. 1 Parliament square location ideal and central, though you might here some screams coming from the ghost tours! Fab base to stay on a short break.

  • Stayed February 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

Right in the heart of the city (the equivalent of Temple Bar for any of you familiar with Dublin), these apartments were absolutely perfect. The staff were professional and extremely helpful as an early flight meant we arrived too early for check-in but Derek in the office was more than happy to store our luggage for us until the apartment was ready to allow use to explore the city without the burden of lugging suitcases around.
We stayed in the one bedroom apartment in Parliament Square.The apartment was clean and spacious in an ideal location. The bedroom was a little on the small side but when in Edinburgh staying indoors is the last thing you're going to want to do so that was of no inconvenience whatsoever. With a fully kitted out kitchen we were able to cook and eat ourselves, and we got such a great feel for life in the city. All in all a 5star experience, would highly recommend it, and will definitely be back :)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

The 1 bedroom apartment on Parliament Square is just fabulous. The location is fantastic - a two minute walk to the castle, a couple of minutes to Edinburgh Waverley Station and situated near plenty of bars and restaurants. The apartment was lovely... luxurious, spotless, spacious and extremely well-equipped. The bed was oh so comfortable and the jacuzzi bath was fab! With the location being so central we never expected the apartment to be so beautifully quiet! Derek (the lovely landlord) is a complete star - he even let us stay later into the day on our check-out day as our train wasn't leaving until the evening (as nobody was booked in that night he said it was pointless us carting our bags around all day!). Edinburgh is a truly wonderful city and when we return (hopefully soon) we will definitely be staying here again! I've already recommended it to lots of friends! If you're looking for somewhere to stay then don't hesitate - book this apartment right now!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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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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UK
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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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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Greyfriars Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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