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Apartment By Castle
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
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“Fantastic Accommodation”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We had an excellent stay in apartment 11-1. It was extremely convenient to all Edinburgh attractions, spacious, clean and well appointed. The apartment contained every amenity we could possibly need, and the welcome basket provided by the owners was greatly appreciated. We were greeted upon arrival, provided with a tour of the apartment and an explanation of everything needed for an enjoyable visit.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

The owner was so service oriented. I have never seen others to offer this much service though emails before we even stay there. She has tons of books and brochures about Edinburgh, it was like a tourist info center built in at your apartment. It was amazing.
She has everything in her place, all for you to use. Her welcome basket was very nice, and it helped us a lot for the first morning.
The location of the apartment was ideal. Looking at the castle at night by the window was surreal to us. The only negative thing for me was the very first time when you first arrived, I saw some trashes outside (probably it was close to garbage day) and the building seemed a little dark at first, but then I realized later that all buildings in Edinburgh are dark and old! It is perfectly safe and very convenient. Glad we did not stayed far away. Would recommend this place for everyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Stayed in the larger flat again and it did not disappoint! Not that I want this flat to be more popular for obvious selfish reasons, but this truly is a gem! You can't beat the location, the views, the welcoming touches (welcome basket of goodies), but most of all the owners are the best. Right off the Royal Mile beneath the castle makes the location close and convenient. The flat is super clean, large and very much like staying with a friend. Highly recommend and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We traveled to Edinburgh for a bit of a family reunion and my family was amazed that such accommodation even existed. We were also impressed by the care and attention our hosts put into making our stay perfect.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

My partner and I stayed in the apartment along with our 5 year old and six month old baby. The flat was fantastic and catered for all our needs. A cot, bedding, changing mat and towel were provided which made our stay a lot easier as we didn't need to pack so much for the baby. The flat was warm and clean and very spacious. Every detail has been thought of and Moira and Eric went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed.
The apartment is located two minutes walk from the castle and a short walk from Princes Street and the bus routes. Its a great location to explore the sites from and practically on the Royal Mile.
The apartment is a traditional tenement building and therefore guests should expect that there will be a staircase to climb to get to the flat. We carried the buggy up and down without any great hassle.
We would highly recommend the apartment to anyone thinking of a trip to Edinburgh, especially if you have a young family and require facilities for them.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Apartment by Castle over Christmas 2013. It was my husband’s first trip to Edinburgh, and my last visit was over 25 years ago. Moira met us just as we arrived from London, and had the kettle on for tea to warm us up on the brisk winter day. She showed us the many welcome features of the apartment and delighted us with a gift basket of food so we wouldn’t have to rush to the grocery store. The location is superb – a very quick walk to Princes Street, and the view at night with the Castle lit up is breathtaking.

The apartment is very warm and welcoming. The wonderful living room with deep Chesterfields is very inviting after a long day of trekking around the city. You can cook up a great meal in the efficient kitchen with fresh ingredients from the nearby grocers, or relax with a nice drink after a dinner out at one of the numerous wonderful restaurants throughout the neighborhood. There are many board games to entertain children as well as adults if the weather is too nasty to venture outside, and it always felt spacious, even with 4 or 5 people present.

This felt like being at home for us and was much more enjoyable than a hotel experience. We’ll be back in June for another visit to Scotland and this is definitely where we will stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Where to start! First the location is perfect. An amazing view of the castle as well as other parts of
Edinburgh...the Grassmarket, George Heriot's, etc. Its location is great for access to the castle, the Royal Mile, the Grassmarket and many restaurants. The apartment itself is very well maintained and has all the comforts of home. Very spacious especially after our flat in London. The laundry and kitchen came in very handy. Eric and Moira have done a beautiful job restoring its historic beauty. And speaking of Eric and Moira, their service was top-notch. Their communication and suggestions were thorough and helpful. If we get back to Edinburgh, we would definitely stay here again! If we brought our 7-year old son, it would be perfect for him.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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 #16 of 205 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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