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“Lovely, homely flat”
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Edinburgh's New Town Comfortable living room with bedsofa
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51 reviews
One double bedroom
Edinburgh's New Town
Comfortable living room with bedsofa
Private garden with seating area
Livingroom with free wifi
Fully equipped kitchen
Cosy apartment
Bedroom
Outdoor seating area
New Town main door apartment
Shower room
Access from the street via stairs
Hallway
New town garden flat
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Killen42
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely, homely flat”
Reviewed 9 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

Very comfortable central flat. Nicely decorated with all home comforts provided. No central heating but fire in living area and heater in hall kept the flat warm and cosy. Owner very kindly provided tea, milk etc for our arrival. Highly recommend this flat to others.

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Liked best: Garden
Liked least: Bathroom a bit on the small side
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
10 Jan 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review. It is always nice to hear that a guest has enjoyed their stay. We would welcome you back any time.
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Jeff M
Annapolis Junction, Maryland
2 reviews
“Could not have been better!!!”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our recent stay at this wonderful apartment on Cumberland Street in Edinburgh. It's a stone's throw from the famous Cumberland Bar which is a wonderful pub with excellent food. Sarah, Alex and the rest of the staff are friendly and welcoming. Within several blocks are excellent restaurants including The French Press which we highly recommend for breakfast and The Spice Pavilion and Indian food at its best.

The apartment is clean and well appointed and is below street level. We could hear street noise but it was infrequent and not a bother. The washing machine came in handy as British Airways lost our luggage. Do NOT give BA your luggage!

Communication with the owner could have been a bit better, we had confusion on the address 23B South East Cumberland Street Lane rather than 23B Cumberland Street, but our taxi driver was great in finding our apartment. There was also limited communication via email as the leasing agent has infrequent access to email. But it all worked out and this should not be seen as a negative. Just worth mentioning. Also, if you're taller than 6'3" the shower will be too small for you.

We highly recommend this location and can share that yes, there is a bit of a hill to climb to get to George and Princes Streets. But that's only to get there which makes the return walk home after a long day of touring a welcome site!

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Liked best: The location!
Liked least: Washing machine but no dryer.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
10 Jan 2014
Thanks so much for the review. Glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed your stay. Any time you are in Edinburgh again you would be very welcome to book with us.
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MPM23
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, quiet, good location for sightseeing”
Reviewed 24 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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This quiet apartment was perfect for two American tourists in Edinburgh for the Fringe. Everything was as pictured and promised by our excellent host, and we would definitely stay again. The location is nice and quiet - just a block off a large main route leading directly to Princes Street, crossing fashionable George Street and Queen Street's lovely gardens. There are several small cafes and restaurants along that route, and a Margiotta's grocery a block or so in the opposite direction - very convenient for enjoying a variety of cuisine or stocking the kitchen. The literary-famous Cumberland Bar is very nearby, serving excellent brews and delicious not-the-usual-pub-grub fare. (The bar staff were warmly welcoming, too - highly recommended!)

Instructions for the appliances are provided, along with a nice selection of CDs for the player, satellite television, and strong wi-fi, which we had no trouble accessing. The rain kept us from sitting in the garden, but it offers a charming green view from the kitchen/living area, and the fresh flowers on the desk were a lovely touch.

Being below ground, it can seem a bit damp, but there is a gas fire and portable electric radiator, neither of which we needed to be comfortable in August. There is no clothes dryer, so plan to hang any wet clothing for at least a day to dry. There are two long clothes bars in the bedroom and a large variety of hangers, which we found very helpful.

The bedroom is at the front of the apartment, and we did hear some folks chatting as they walked by on Friday night, but it was only the one small group and only that one night - the rest of the week the street was very quiet, with very little foot or vehicle traffic that we noticed.

The bathroom is small by American standards but perfectly adequate, with plenty of shelf space for toiletries. The shower stall was a bit short for my 6'2" partner - which I only mention in case shower size is make-or-break for future renters. The electric shower was easy to operate with good pressure and temperature, and we had plenty of hot water for washing dishes and clothes.

Our only cautions to American travelers in Edinburgh have to do with the terrain rather than the apartment: Getting to the Old Town area (Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, etc.) from this apartment is a mostly uphill hike. As the crow flies, those areas are 1-2km away... On the hilly terrain, it will take longer than you think (and more effort than you imagine) to walk there. The local bus is very convenient, however, and there are stops at or near every attraction you may want to see.

This apartment rental was very preferable to a comparably priced hotel room anywhere or a rental in the Old Town/Royal Mile/Grassmarket areas, which were jam-packed with people 24/7 and quite noisy at night. We absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy the best of Edinburgh!

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Liked best: Convenient, quiet location
Liked least: Lack of clothes dryer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
10 Jan 2014
Thanks a million for the review. So glad you enjoyed Edinburgh and our apartment. Please contact us again next time you are over from the States and we would be very happy to accommodate you both again.
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EVA MARIA...
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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294corinn...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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MarDeAire...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Management Response
27 Feb 2017
Hello again Marina,
Thank you for choosing my apartment for your stay with your delightful daughters, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay despite chilly weather and snow, I hope one day you may return , meantime have a great time in London and I appreciate you taking time to write a lovely review, best wishes, Sylvie
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