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Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2
Ranked #112 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Vienna, Austria
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Pleasantly surprised!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

We booked this self-catering hotel for a quick trip to Edinburgh with family visiting from the states, and were pleasantly surprised. Clean, modern and spacious. We had four adults and a young child and were very comfortable for our 3 night stay. The location is a good 20 minute walk from city center, but worth it for the space, rate and the self-catering aspect.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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durham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

We regularly visit Edinburgh over the festive season, staying usually at Waterfront Apartments in Leith. This time, we tried Fountain Court. Being only 10 minutes walk we felt it would be better than driving into Edinburgh City Centre and having trouble parking. Our 5 year old managed this walk with no problem. The Apartments are nice with enough facilities/equipment. Our main gripe is that, despite arriving early and being allocated a room early by the very friendly and helpful reception staff, the room looked out onto a building site rather than the canal. Also, arriving on the Sunday, parking was free on the road. However, be aware that the traffic Nazis are ruthless and commence their duties at 8.30...even around a back street I got a ticket for not paying and displaying, despite being at the car by 8.50. Merry Christmas. When we drove through the City, we noticed the wardens were out in force over that end of the City and they looked very busy - a veritable money-spinner for the Council that makes the £8 car park fee seem reasonable. The apartment was canny but will be heading back to Leith next year.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

I frequently visit our Edinburgh office, and after a couple of years trying the usual nearby hotels (Hilton, Sheraton, etc.) have settled on the excellent Edinburgh Quay apartments. Very peaceful, great amenities and a view of the Union Canal.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

Stayed in a lovely apartment for two nights with a group of friends! We loved it,so modern,plenty room. Bedrooms were spacious,comfy beds! Big bathroom all very modern with all toiletries provided,we loved that you could put your ipod in downstairs and it would play all through the apartment,even in the shower :)

The apartments are so central that we walked into Edinburgh and walked back after our night out.

Totally loved these apartments and would stay again!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

I've been traveling Europe for the past 3 months and had a chance to spend 5 days in Edinburgh with my partner. The Fountain Court was the perfect place for a quiet, romantic reunion. The apartment is fully stocked with everything you'd need to cook together and enjoy a night in after a day of wandering and is near two grocery stores. Given how expensive meals are in Edinburgh, this is always a nice option. Because of the size of the apartment, you could comfortably fit a family.

The only issue we ran into was the night of November 5th, unfortunately the group above decided it was a great place for an after party, blaring music from 4am until close to 6am. Despite calling the "land lord" the music was still pretty loud. Other than that, it was a great stay :)

Room Tip: Avoid known party weekends like November 5th!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

Recently stayed at this facility having had to move from another owned by the same company due to a booking error by a travel agent. At every stage the staff on duty were pleasant,efficient and helpful. Out apartment was a ground floor 3 bedroom overlooking the canal basin. Completely fitted out with all mod cons. So much so that the last evening we decided to stay in and cook our dinner.

Room Tip: I think there are 3 blocks of serviced apartments. Clearly, one overlooking a waterside adds value t...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

We have just returned from a couple of nights visiting our daughter at university. Fountain court is perfectly situated to Bruntsfield which is an interesting area of the city and a pretty reasonable walk to the centre. We had a two bedroomed apartment which was huge. The interior was quite tasteful; bedrooms comfortable; impressive kitchen and a good entertainment system (inlcuding wifi and a temperamental ipod dock). There are tea bags, coffee, milk etc in the flat if you arrive late.

Just two small tips: (1) ask for a canal view if you can get one. We overlooked some wasteland, but in fairness could just about see the castle in the distance, and (2) make sure the central heating works as ours needed looking at, but was fine after attention.

We would definitely return. The serviced apartment option is great value for money and a much nicer base than a hotel, particularly if you're staying for a few days.

Room Tip: Definitely ask for a canal view
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2
Address: 1 Lower Gilmore Bank | Union Canal, Edinburgh EH3 9QP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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