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Apartment By Castle
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

Moira was a pleasure to correspond with. She kept in touch with offers of other things to do in Edinburgh, and provided a generous welcome basket as well as a lovely decorated Christmas tree. The apartment was well equipped and had a great "homey" feel. It was unfortunate that we all got ill while in Edinburgh but with the apartment feeling so much like home it was very comforting.
The views from the apartment are fantastic, we could see the snow on the Pentlands, as well as that amazing castle right along side us!
Thank you so much Moira, we highly recommend your apartments and will pass this on to any one else we know that is going to Edinburgh.
Carolyn Bennett
Austtalia

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Moira corresponded with us, kept us up to date, met us at the door in fairly cold, windy conditions and then helped with the luggage. She then gave us a tour of her lovely apartment and to top it off we were left with the much mentioned "Welcome Pack" of goodies. The apartment is exactly as advertised - probably better. It has about 20 steps from the road but that aside is perfect for a very comfortable stay in Edinburgh. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank BiznPleasure
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

How many times have you booked a holiday apartment based on the photographs and found the reality didn't match the depiction? Well, don't worry about that if you are lucky enough to get some time to spend in this apartment. That picture of the Castle is exactly the view from one of the three Living Room windows! I spent a long weekend here with my 17 year old son and his 18 year old friend and the Double + Twin bedded two bedroom apartment suited us to a tee. I can only echo the praises in other reviews about the level of Moira's preparation for a Guest's arrival. Literally, when I turned to find something I needed over the weekend, there it was! As we were only there for a short time we didn't want to stock up on the basics, but each time it was foreseen and said basics were there, from the welcome basket to the cleaning supplies. After settling in and reviewing our surroundings we agreed that simply to explore the immediate neighborhood would be adequate for the weekend and this is what we did. The Royal Mile in the snow in January is pretty much deserted which made it easy to explore. I'm sure it's a different proposition in the popular tourist months. A visit to the Jazz Bar on Saturday night topped off the experience and we're hoping to make it back to Edinburgh for the Jazz Festival at the end of July. Well done Eric and Moira - you've created a calm, restful, affordable, comfortable and classic space in an absolutely fabulous location. Thank You!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank Aberdeen_13th
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed in appartment 11 for four nights with two kids. It was the perfect place in a great city. As much as we liked the city we also liked coming home to the appartment. It really felt like coming home. The appartment is fully furnished and there isnt one thing missing. Great beds, kitchen and sofas (really important after a long day walking) ;) The welcome package was very thoughtful and the owners are very friendly and helpful. We were pleased to see all the books and videos on Schotland It enabled us to investigate what we wanted to do while there. We hope to come back one day and we already know where we will stay at.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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4  Thank Ellybis
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

We rented apartment 16/4 when in Edinburgh for our daughter's wedding. It was perfect. Not only a perfect location but it gave us the ability to entertain our new in-laws. Our daughter came to the apartment to change for the wedding and then she and the groom came back after the ceremony for pictures. I highly recommend the apartment.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank DFM_Williamson_NY
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

A storybook vacation is how I'd describe our recent 10 day Christmas holiday. Our daughter is working in Edinburgh and because we didn't want her to spend Christmas away from us as well away from home I rented this gorgeous flat for our family of four. None of us knew what to expect and to say we were pleasantly surprised is an understatement. Unbelieveable views, perfect location and a relaxed atmosphere all combined into a great family vacation. I also want to mention how easy it was to rent. The owner communicated with me in the U.S. within 24 hours of my emails, was very responsive and just the right amount of attentive. Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Carolyn W
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

Stayed here in November for 3 nights. The apartment is clean,cosy,quiet and comfortable. Lovely building with many original features which make it evn more special.
Apartment is walking distance to the castle! With beautiful views of the castle from bedroom and lounge windows,looks stunning in the evening! Princess street is walking distance from the apartment and plenty places to eat close by.
The owners ofthe apartment were also lovely, they couldnt do enough to help. They have a vast knowledge of the area and attractions.
On arrival at the apartment there is a basket of essentials to keep you fed and watered! Very thoughtful and handy!
Would definetly recommend!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Apartment By Castle

Address: 16/4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 217 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: £99 - £599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location, Location, location beside and looking directly onto historic Edinburgh Castle excellent Old Town city centre four star apartments. Each apartment sleeps four persons with lounge, double bedroom, twin bedded bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Tastefully furnished providing modern facilities, however retaining traditional features. Nearby and within walking distance are numerous attractions, historic buildings, galleries, museums, places of interest, shops, theatres, restaurants and bars. Non Smoking accommodation. Available for short breaks, holidays or vacations anytime throughout the year. ... more   less 
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