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“Beautiful apartment in fantastic location”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Bryony B
1 review
“Beautiful apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 14 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The apartment was beautiful, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Fantastic location and really helpful owner. Thank you, we had a wonderful time!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Apr 2016
Thank you for choosing to stay at Old Town 163 and for taking the time to leave a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh and perhaps we will welcome you back one day.
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Mrs Fiona...
Corby, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“mid-week break”
Reviewed 10 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Mary meet us as promised and explained how everything in the apartment worked. The accomodation was spotless and in a good location. We really enjoyed our stay in the old town.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Apr 2016
It was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Old Town and in the apartment . I hope that we may be able to welcome you back sometime. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
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Danielle...
Perth WA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing!!”
Reviewed 4 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Our stay here was amazing and memorable. Nothing was too much trouble for Mary and she had helped us so much. We arrived from Australia in the morning with 3 tired kids and Mary let us check in early so we could rest and energise for our Edinburgh trip. She also told us of a great parking spot for our rental car which we never would've found ourselves and saved us a fortune!
The apartment was beautiful and the kids actually said they liked this one the most in our whole trip. We are not used to such cold and were freezing when we arrived and the apartment heated up quickly and the milk in the fridge and biscuits that were left for us made our adjustment a lot better with cups of tea and shortbread when we arrived!
The bedding was so warm and comfortable and the best sleep we had the whole trip. We even got too warm during the night! :)

We had a little issue with a circuit shorting or something and we lost power to half of the apartment but Mary was right on it and sent her husband around to try and fix the problem. He couldn't fix it at the time so the very next day an electrician came out and all was fixed before we got back from our day out :)

We also left some clothes in the washing machine and Mary sent them back to us no problems.

We started our trip in Edinburgh and it was the best start we could've hoped for with the location of the apartment directly next to Edinburgh Castle and Mary being so friendly and helpful at every turn. If we ever get back to Edinburgh we will definitely be staying here again, do yourself a favour and stay in this apartment you won't regret it!

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Liked best: Location and friendliness of the owner.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Apr 2016
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It makes it all very satisfying when our guests enjoy their stay and leave happy. Much appreciated.
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keith144
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent apartment in a perfect location. Faultless.”
Reviewed 10 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Mary and Tom have refurbished this apartment to a very high standard - smart design, quality furniture, comfortable lounge and bedrooms, well-fitted kitchen and bathrooms. There is great attention to detail throughout, reflected in the quality of linen, towels, kitchen equipment and furnishings. All this combines to provide a quiet, relaxing and extremely comfortable stay in what is pretty much an unbeatable location for the city - both for the essential tourist destinations and for any number of good bars and restaurants. We were four guys who know the city well, and we are each likely to re-book this apartment in the future. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Feb 2016
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for choosing to stay at Old Town 163. We very much appreciate the feed back from guests as this helps us to understand our guests needs and improve if needed.
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224June
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Well appointed cosy apartment by the Royal Mile”
Reviewed 3 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this tastefully decorated apartment which as a mix of carefully chosen traditional furniture combined with contemporary soft furnishings and decorations. It was spotlessly clean, and there were several personal touches by the owner. The location is excellent for visiting all the major sights in the Old Town of Edinburgh, and just a 15-minute walk over to the New Town. We were surrounded by restaurants of all budgets. The apartment is in an old tenement building, so there's two short flights of narrow stairs to walk up, but that just adds to the character of the place.

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Liked best: Decoration and location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
11 Feb 2016
Thank you for choosing to stay at Old Town 163 and for taking the time to leave a review. It is very much appreciated.
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David P
Dover, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quiet oasis in brilliant location”
Reviewed 13 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015
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Lovely high ceilings in an old beautifully maintained building next to the Castle. Location is wonderful:steps to the Castle and Royal Mile. Restfully furnished with no clutter. Mary the owner was helpful with directions before we arrived, met us outside and offered suggestions for services and amenities. We had a lovely time.
Two flights of stairs, one outside and one inside, could be difficult for some people.
Nice collection of books and DVDs we never used but useful for staying-in time.

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Liked best: Location is wonderful.
Liked least: We would have liked a few more pots and pans in the kitchen.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
20 Dec 2015
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am glad that you enjoyed staying in the apartment and Edinburgh. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and I would be happy to welcome you back.
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travelbug...
Guelph, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“A Joy to Stay Here...Excellent location, Clean, Beautiful view”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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people found this review helpful

Immediately noticed that the owner was very attentive to making her guests comfortable in this apartment flat. Lots of little details, like milk and o.j. in fridge, cookies and tea, exceptional bedding and a binder with suggestions of places to eat, plus things to see and do. So close to everything, especially Edinburgh Castle. There are window seats to enjoy the view of the mountains and city life. Our family of 6 loved our stay here. There are stairs to climb to the front door and then again up the the apartment, just to be aware of that.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thank you for choosing to stay in our apartment and for taking the time to leave a review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Edinburgh.
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