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large sunny lounge
View of Great King Street from Lounge Window facing South/West
Scottish Tourist Board Quality Assurance
General View of Great King Street with Number 56 on the Right
External View of 56 Great King Street
Main entrance from the street
entrance to first floor apartment
sunny lounge looking towards the kitchen
large lounge dining
lounge dining with conservation area views
large light open plan lounge with heritage fire place
feature fireplace with smokeless fire log
Ceiling Feature
breakfast for 6
breakfast for 6
dining
dinner
Kitchen integrated fridge and dishwasher, oven, access to utility room with washer dryer/ freezer
Breakfast Bar/Kitchen high level oven and hob microwave
General View of Main Bathroom
main bathroom effect lighting
En-Suite to Main Bedroom
En-Suite to Main Bedroom
Main Bedroom
Main bedroom
Main bedroom
Double Bedroom to Rear
Quiet Bedroom
light and sunny bedroom looking through large window
bedroom with wardrobe storage and 2 single beds
double bedroom conservation area views
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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Speano
2 reviews
“Perfect location and clean”
Reviewed 28 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Great location 10 minute walk to center clean large apartment with plenty space even with 3 kids.
Will use again I'm sure

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Windcurre...
Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Make Sure The Agent Shows You How Everything Works”
Reviewed 6 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The apartment is beautiful--with high ceilings, detailed moldings, and light hardwood floors. The kitchen and bathrooms are new, and decorated with panels of turquoise glass. The kitchen is well equipped.There’s a lot to like about this apartment. However, the electrical systems and appliances are unusually complicated. Require the agent to meet you at the apartment (he was not planning to do that for us) and show you how EVERYTHING works. For example, to turn on the stove you also have to know to turn on a switch located across the kitchen. To take the hot water and central heat off a timer, you have to know that the controls for those systems are located in a white box inside the closet of the smallest bedroom. The washing machine and oven both necessitated our going to Google in order to learn how to use them. We’ve used appliances at a lot of rentals, but none of them work like the ones here.
Once we learned how to use all the systems, this was one of our favorite rentals.
The location is a few blocks further from the main areas than we had expected, but we liked the neighborhood. There is a Sainsbury’s grocery store a couple of blocks from the apt. The apartment itself is large and attractive, and was extremely clean.
The only major caveat I’d add is that the front bedroom, which was created out of a portion of the living room, has large, clear glass panels along the top of one wall that face into the living room. The glass panels were used as a device to preserve the beautiful ceiling moldings of the original living room, and make the them visible in the new living room. That means that, if there are lights on in living room (including light from the TV), they shine brightly into that bedroom. Also, glass isn’t an effective noise buffer, so noise from the living room transfers into that bedroom.
A smaller problem is that the hall bathroom has turquoise glass squares set into the wall it shares with the master bedroom. (The glass blocks go through the wall and are part of the decoration for both the bathroom and the master bedroom.) If someone uses that bathroom at night (it is the only bathroom for the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms), muted light shines into the master bedroom.
Overall, this was one of our favorite places that we stayed during a long trip. However, if you need 3 bedrooms, consider whether the bedroom next to the living room will really work for the people in your group, and whether light coming through the blue glass bricks in the hall bath will bother people sleeping in the master bedroom.

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Liked best: It's a beautiful apartment.
Liked least: The appliances were unusually complicated. Light from living room shines in 3rd bedroom.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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4mma
uk
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4 reviews
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“Brilliant accommodation”
Reviewed 3 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

Beautiful high ceilinged apartment in Edinburgh New Town. Plenty of space, large lounge, nice kitchen with full facilities if you want to self-cater - full oven , microwave, dishwasher etc. 3 large bedrooms, one ensuite and another full bathroom - very clean and modern. Excellent location - 10 mins (partly uphill!) walk to Princes Street, on a bus route into centre or out to Leith. Lots of local restaurants nearby, or plenty of chain ones near Princes Street. Two or three local decent size supermarkets for all supplies.
£5-6 taxi into city centre.
Very helpful owner.
What more can you say, great relaxing stay in a beautiful city!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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675Laura
Libertyville, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Elegance to be found nowhere else.”
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This apartment is located in a convenient area for either walking everywhere or a few pounds taxi ride. Spacious and elegantly modern with comfortable yet contemporary furnishings. Imagine period size rooms with floor to ceiling 15 foot windows. The owner was quite helpful and responsive.

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Your age range 50-64
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LEQ77
Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
“Perfect Spot In Edinburgh”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Stayed with my brother, nephew and son. The location was perfect, the flat was large, clean and well equipped, could not have asked for more. Derek was easy to communicate with and went above and beyond to help us with missing luggage, even offering to drive us back to the airport! There are 2 grocery stores close by and Leo's Beanery around the corner on Howe became our favorite breakfast spot. Easy walk to all the sights of Edinburgh and restaurants of New Town. Would gladly stay again!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ali N
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great, spacious apartment in central Edinburgh”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This place was more than we expected. My parents and I stayed here when we visited Edinburgh, so as there were only 3 of us, it was very spacious!! I thought it was in a great location, only 15 minute walk from Waverley station, with princes street on the way. There was a Sainsbury local right around the corner. I walked everywhere, and my parents caught a bus right on Hanover/dundas st. So it was perfect. Definitely recommended!

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Deanna K
Vancouver
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Perfect design, location and host”
Reviewed 23 February 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Derek, our host was so very helpful. The apartment was so beautiful, better than the photos.
Everything was practical, clean, the kitchen was well supplied. Every detail was well considered. We have friends in Edinburgh and there was space for them to visit for meals with us. The circular kitchen was a lovely feature. The heating was easy to adjust and very effective. We will certainly be back and have been very happy to find this gem in my favourite part of this great city. I recommend this cared for home very highly.

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Liked best: the design of the flat
Liked least: not having more time to stay longer
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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