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“High quality self catering apartment ideal for the Festival”

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Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2
Ranked #89 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

This was a return visit to EQ2 and the Festival. Location perfect - 15 minute walk to the Royal Mile, 10 minutes to the Usher Hall, lots of local shops and cafes (Tesco Metro round the corner, fantastic Loudons cafe, try Bar Frizzante Italian on Lothian Road). Service superb again, very clean, good TV with Sky Sports for the Ashes!

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

These apartments are in a great location within 10 minutes walk to Princes St, 15 mins to the castle etc. There is a Tesco Metro supermarket 100m away.
One aspect of the building is facing the canal basin which has a couple of bar/ restaurants which are great for a pizza, but do have external music speakers and outside tables. These are open late at the weekend and can be noisy on that side of the building.

We stayed in no. 11, a 2 bedroom apartment on the lower floor and were plagued by noise from within the building. There is some sort of mechanical pump? Which comes on VERY loudly for 10 to 20 seconds at a time repeatedly from very early morning. We could not change appartment as they were apparently full. It causes the kitchen to vibrate and drowns out the TV.

Otherwise, the accomodation has everything we needed but is looking a bit tired. The staff were very friendly but couldn't help with the noise (they were aware of this problem with some of the appts.) I'm afraid it's far from 5 star but is adequate.

Room Tip: Avoid no.11 !
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

This was our second stop on a family vacation through Scotland. It was decent value for the money and spacious accommodation for a family of five. Overall, average ~ the carpet was stained and the rooms faced the other units in the building. Because the rooms faced inward, the views were not what you would have expected, the noise and cigarette smoke from others out on balconies made it uncomfortable to keep the windows and sliding glass doors open. Be aware that there is construction which began early in the morning going on in the lot next door. Also, the washer-dryer is a combined appliance and does not dry clothing well, so if you are counting on doing any wash, be fore warned.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Fountain_Court, Reception Manager at Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay.

Please accept my sincere apologies for the stained carpet, we do have an ongoing carpet cleaning programme.

Our apartments are non-smoking as you outlined and guests are welcome to smoke on their balconies.

I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay and found it to be of value.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards

Stephen Kinnear
Reception Manager

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

A spacious spotless accommodation with all modern conveniences .Televisions in most rooms and lovely views of the canal with boatel.. Was a pleasant 15 minute walk into the centre of Edinbugh. Just a short distance to Levens a beautiful Thai restaurant.
The Ice Cream parlour was at the end of the road and was great. A real home from home with all the gadgets dishwasher and fully fitted kitchen.. If you can get a room with a balcony and watch the world go by after a busy day sight seeing that is good.. Staff were helpful and the Scottish people so friendly. A beautiful city and beautiful accommodation ideal for families and friends,

Room Tip: Balcony over looking canal/river
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Fountain_Court, Reception Manager at Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay and for your postive comments which I have shared with our team.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

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Stephen Kinnear
Reception Manager

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We stayed for 2 days and would have stayed longer if we had knows how nice it was. Its very close to all the tourist attractions. Several supermarkets and restaurants nearby. The reception staff was very friendly and helpful. Please note there was only 2 toilets. 1 at the master bedroom, and 1 to be shared by the rest of the guest. Very safe and easy access to the basement parking.

Room Tip: rooms facing the river would be perfect
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Last-minute booking on weekend in June for family of 3 adults. Location outside the city centre - calm, but not near so many shops or restaurants. Apartment is very well equipped, comfortable and clean. Two bedrooms, a full kitchen, complete AV equipment including an iPod dock. All well-maintained. Very nice - highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

After a lengthy stay in various hotels across the City I can safely say that these will always be my first choice of accommodation in Edinburgh. They are clean and spacious, and really offer a home away from home. With all kitchen appliances, hair dryer, plentiful towers, 2 bathrooms there really is nothing more that I would require.

Don't be put off if you feel they are a little bit out of the city centre, it really isn't far you can walk everywhere. The Tesco Express is nearby and really does have most things you would need in order to cook yourself meals etc. but you are very close - less than 5 mins from Lothian Road where there are plenty of restaurants. To walk down to Princes Street only takes me a maximum 20 minutes and you can walk down to the Royal Mile in 15 minutes. It is actually very nice to be out of the busy city centre, the canal is perfect for walking along or going for a jog. You get to experience a really pretty end of town.

I have just booked these apartments for a hen do that I am organising as well because I was so impressed and the management have been incredibly helpful - organising restaurant bookings, nightclub entry etc. as well as lots of advice. Absolutely brilliant customer service and a pleasure to deal with.

Great value for money!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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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
#48 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £99 - £315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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