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Apartment By Castle
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Cincinnati
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8 reviews
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“Wonderful lodging!”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We stayed at the Apartment by Castle for 3 nights in June after spending a week in Ireland. The location was absolutely perfect. We were so close to everything -- the Royal Mile, Grassmarket, and of course, the Castle! The apartment was very comfortable and it was great having the kitchen and welcome basket of food and milk, juice, butter, etc. in the fridge. When it was time to leave, Eric and Moira were kind enough to arrange for a cab to take us back to the airport and were very helpful with all their communication before our arrival, and also while we were there. We would love to return someday, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

I stayed here with my parents last march for a conference. It was a great location to the sights, museums, and shopping and to the conference. The apartment was perfect for the 3 of us, clean, comfortable, and convenient. We would all come back again, I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Florida
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

My mother, friend and I spent four nights here at the end of May 2013 and I must say this was an unbelievably pleasant surprise. This is a very spacious two bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom setup and the views from every room are fantastic. The apartment is outfitted with everything you need, just like at home. The owners were the kindest and most caring folks who even went so far as to make sure we were getting on okay and made sure we had a taxi arranged to get us to the airport. The location is truly in the middle of everything, we walked to everything from there. I rarely come home and enter reviews, but this was a special spot and the value is great for what you are getting!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

Great location and very hospitable host. Stocked with guide books and maps. Large apt with all furnishings including laundry. Great food basket upon arrival. Good wifi and near attractions. Apt also has laundry facilities

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Just getting around to submitting my review. My spouse was on a conference for 5 days and I tagged along. We had a wonderfully comfortable stay in November 2011. Moira was truly very helpful, even before we arrived. She always responded promptly to my questions and was very informative about the sights in Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland. On the day of our arrival, she was there to greet us at the prearranged time.

The location is so convenient in the Old Town, the view to the castle just marvellous, and everything one could need was provided in the apartment. There is a binder with brochures, menus, restaurant guides, etc. There was also a lovely welcome package with butter biscuits, tea, bread and marmalade. When we had a small issue with the internet connection and the water heater, Moira's husband was prompt to respond when we contacted them. Everything was fixed promptly.

We loved Edinburgh so much that we extended our stay by two days, and Moira was able to accommodate us without any fuss. She also booked the taxi service for us to get to the airport for a reasonable price; the taxi arrived on time.

We are returning to Edinburgh this Summer and hope to stay again at Apartments by Castle 16/4, if it is available. I highly recommend staying at this lovely and comfortable apartment.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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atwatervillage
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

We were happy with our choice even before we arrived. Moira was so helpful with Edinburgh tourist info, questions, etc. It was a quick walk up 'the hill' from the Waverly Bridge if you arrive via train or airlink bus. The apartment was cozy, clean and well stocked. A very generous welcome basket was greatly appreciated.The location is excellent. A quick walk to many of Edinburgh's highlights and breathtaking views from the apartment windows. Lots of great restaurants nearby too! You will be very happy here!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

I was lucky enough to stay in apartment 11/1 with my tween children over spring break on a barnstorming tour of Scotland. Not only was the apartment roomy, comfortable, and well appointed, Moira and Eric were kind enough to organize 8 straight days of sunny weather for us! All kidding aside, I travel extensively for my job as a travel writer and I have rarely had such a positive experience with a vacation rental. If either of the apartments is available, book it as fast as you can. Apartment by Castle has a very high return rate, and it's not hard to see why.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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6 Thank jamiepeaz
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Additional Information about Apartment By Castle

Property: 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 #14 of 215 Speciality Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
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. Tastefully furnished providing modern facilities, however retaining traditional features. Each apartment sleeps four persons with lounge, double, twin bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. 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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