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“Apt 7, Lovely Stay, Great City :D”

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Greyfriars Apartments
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Apt 7, Lovely Stay, Great City :D”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

Lots of noise reviews on here?? we had no issues! Apartment was spotless, spaceous an ideally located for a tourist. Derek from the office was helpful an let us keep our bags at the office after check out, he even picked me out of a busy high st crowd glued to my sat nav :) I suggest the hop on hop off tour buses you can buy online tickets which inc. the Castle, Palace an Royal Yaght.... the City is amazin and has tons to do, highly recommended.... Greyfriars 5*****

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We stayed in the apartment at 7 Johnston Terrace for four days. Was welcomed by host who helped with luggage and explained what we needed to know.

The apartment was huge, two large bedrooms, a bath, a toilet, a large lounge and a spacious kitchen. Also a small room with a washing machine.

Location is unbeatable, just behind the Castle overlooking the Grassmarket.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

We stayed in apartment 11 and were extremely happy with it. It was a very large apartment, very comfortably furnished and well stocked. It was so lovely to have a washing machine and extra room to spread out a bit for the last couple of nights of our holiday. The location was terrific, right in Parliament Square on the Royal Mile. So handy to everything. Derek was extremely helpful and very prompt answering any queries when we were organising our holiday. There is no lift as in all of the older buildings which was no problem at all to us. Derek carried up our suitcases which was much appreciated.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

Derek and his team were incredibly helpful and accommodating and it made our trip to Edinburgh even better. We arrived a few hours before the official 3pm check-in and Derek kindly arranged for our apartment to be ready for us very soon after arrival. We went for a coffee expecting to have to wait a while, but received a call to say it was ready. On check-out we were able to stay in the apartment until we needed to leave to catch our flight.
The apartment on Grassmarket was spacious, clean and had everything we needed. It was just a couple of minutes from the Royal Mile, and a good location for bars/ restaurants/city sights.
An excellent choice of places to stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

We stayed in the 2 bed apartment on Johnstone Terrace and it was excellent. Extremely spacious with really coomfortable beds and everything you would need - we had 4 adults and a toddler in our group and it was more than enough room. Location is excellent with the castle, Royal Mile and tourist area just hundereds of feet away with the restaurants and bars of the grassmarket on the other side. Princes street shops and gardens are about 10-15 mins walk away. As the other reviews say Derek was excellent and available to help although we had no issues or reasons to call. Heating and noise was no issue for us. You could easily stay here for a week and have everything you need.
Negatives - only one for me toilet (seperate to bathroom) feels a bit small and one bedroom with en suite would be nice but again not necessary. We will rebook this apartment when we return to Edinburgh. Need to plan your parking though and ideally come by train as station is not far and would save parking costs which are high in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Just returned from a four night stay at 7 Parliament Square, had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The apartment is very well located, literally a few minutes walk from the castle. We drove to Edinburgh from Birmingham and realised when we got there that we hadn't checked parking facilities!! There isn't any. Derek the landlord helped us find a place to leave the car on the outskirts of centre and that worked well, but if I returned to Edinburgh again I would go either by plane or train as the apartment is so well located you can get to all the main tourist attractions by foot.

Our one bed apartment was compact and bijou, nicely appointed, only downside as mentioned by others was the closet bedroom, without any window you can feel a bit claustrophobic, but we managed fine with the door open. Lovely comfortable corner sofa and snazzy bathroom. Other people have mentioned noise but we were not disturbed particularly ( at the end of the day you are in a central city location).

Lovely restaurants on doorstep, so spoilt for choice! Thoroughly enjoyed the Italian, Gordons Trattoria and the Whiski Room. Tourist attractions included Castle, Palace, Georgian House, Royal Yacht Britannia and the Real Mary King Close, the latter we found a bit overpriced.

All in all a great stay, would recommend! :)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

The review by yandinazetland could have been written by me - I endorse everything said in that review except that we didn't get the welcoming bottle of wine! Location couldn't be better but the apartment was disappointing. I suppose it didn't help that we had stayed in Berlin the previous week in an amazing apartment which cost considerably less.
The bedroom was no more than a cupboard - barely room for the bed and no window and would certainly be no good for anyone slightly claustrophobic. As the other reviewer commented, we also were disturbed through the night by the plumbing that runs down the wall only inches from your head. Although the bathroom looked impressive the shower screen didn't appear to be fitted correctly and we didn't manage to have a shower without flooding the floor. Would I recommend it or return?.....no.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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