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“castle snug - enchanting”
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Sharon P
2 reviews
“castle snug - enchanting”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

excellent accommodation, in walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars. Would certainly recommend this fairytale venue
Sharon and Aaron Parke
26 April 2015

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Liked best: convenient location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GigiLJ
San Diego, California, Usa
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely Fantastic!”
Reviewed 21 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My eleven year old daughter and I traveled to Edinburgh in early April, staying at the Snug for 3 nights. I let my daughter pick our accommodation after she absolutely fell in love with the photos for this apartment. They did not disappoint! The location is fabulous - in the middle of everything, yet quiet and cosy. We loved being able to pop in and out as we journeyed up and down the Royal Mile taking in all Edinburgh has to offer. Our use of the kitchen was limited to purchasing wonderful Scottish cheese from IJ Mellus Cheesemonger, which we thoroughly enjoyed, and using the washer/dryer combo. The owner is easy to get in touch with and very helpful. We have both fallen in love with Edinburgh, highly recommend the Snug and definitely hope to return!

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Liked best: Location, atmosphere, friendly owner
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
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MrsHKP
York, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

After returning from our second visit to The Castle Snug it is becoming our favourite place to stay in Edinburgh. Absolutely ideal for a couple who want a romantic getaway with a cosy fire and simple but quirky decor. The apartment is in a perfect location just on the royal mile, surrounded by lovely restaurants and a five minute walk from the shops and the train station. On both visits we have been made feel very welcome by the owners and the apartment is well stocked with all the essentials.

We will definitely be coming here again!

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Liked best: The quirky decor, location, comfy bed, internet speed, and owners
Liked least: no amenities to use the internet speed, such a bigger tv etc (being very picky there)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Pneurotic...
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“Historic and quirky apartment in an unrivaled location”
Reviewed 26 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Just got back from a one night stay at the outstanding Castle Snug and cannot recommend it more highly. I'm not normally inclined to write reviews but this place deserves the credit for really making our trip to take in two shows. Firstly its so central to everything, 15 mins from the railway station, 10 mins from Usher Hall, 20 mins from the Playhouse and a mere 5 mins to the Castle which is virtually next door! We love staying in unusual places and the Castle Snug certainly fits the bill. Beautifully and sensitively restored you almost step beck to the 1700's when Dr Samuel Johnson was a frequent houseguest of James Boswell, but with all of today's modern essentials on hand.
Brian made us feel exceptionally welcome and communicated well both around booking and arrival, even giving us a later check out time at no extra charge.
We will certainly be staying here again the next time we are in Edinburgh.

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King_otte...
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We spent our wedding night in the castle snug and everything about the property was fantastic. The owner Brian and his wife were extremely nice and were flexible when we asked to drop bags off early. A great wee place in a fantastic location.

Thanks again guys

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Victoria...
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A slice of history”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I've just returned from this amazing apartment and WOW!
For the past 20 yrs I've always stayed in hotels on the Royal Mile but fancied a change. If you like beige, sleek and lack of character this isn't the place for you! The Castle Snug is just feet away from the bustling Lawnmarket area of the Mile, it's quirky and homely and an ancient piece of Old Town property - if only those stone walls could speak.
It has everything you could need in a holiday let, it's clean and comfortable, superb location and quite frankly you don't want to leave.
As a female travelling alone you also need to feel safe and this place is just that. I was hoping to book another stay right away but it is full for all the school holidays - I am gutted to say the least but it is completely understandable. Once experienced, never forgotten.
The owner Brian is really helpful ( especially when I messed my dates up). Anyone booking the Snug will not be disappointed, it is a very special place.

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Liked best: The whole character and feeling of the property plus location.
Liked least: The fire looks great but doesn't bang out much heat.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Katie M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Absolute gem”
Reviewed 9 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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I almost don't want to review this place because if it gets too popular I might not be able to book it again! You cannot get a better location than this - literally next door to the top attractions in Edinburgh, tucked away in a cute little lane close to the castle and an absolutely stunning, historic property to boot. You can see from the photos how special this place is. The owners are incredibly thoughtful and friendly, we found chocolate biscuits and fresh milk waiting for us so we could enjoy a cuppa on arrival. When we couldn't get the hang of the fire (our fault!) we texted Bryan at 11pm on a Saturday night for help, and he called us straight back and couldn't be more helpful. You will not regret booking this property, I will be recommending it to all my friends and family.

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Liked best: Location, character, customer service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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