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“Excellent Apartment!”
Dunbar's Close gardens behind the apartment
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Dunbar's Close gardens behind the apartment
Looking down Royal Mile towards the apartment
Well equiped kitchen
Warm stylish modern bathroom
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Bright South Facing Living Room
Make yourself an espresso...
...settle back and relax
Quiet bedroom overlooking gardens
Minutes walk from the large Holyrood Park
Entrance to Dunbar's Close Gardens
Inside Dunbar's Close gardens
view of the apartment from the gardens
The front of the apartments on the Royal Mile
the Queen's palace at Holyrood, just down the road
View from the apartment window
View of Arthurs Seat taken from the rear of the apartment
Looking down on Holyrood from Arthurs Seat
View from the bedroom
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Edinburgh, Scotland

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TarnsNZ
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Apartment!”
Reviewed 17 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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person found this review helpful

We stayed in the apartment over Hogmanay and one of the first things that drew me to the apartment was the price. Hotel prices seemed to go up to about 5 times the price for the Hogmanay period so the Secret Garden Apartment was quite a steal (I was surprised noone else had already booked it!). The apartment is in an amazing location, right on the royal mile! (you could even see the Hogmanay fireworks out the apartment window!) We drove to Edinburgh and the owners were happy to give us information (and show us how to get there) about where parking was available free near the apartment in a residential area. There was all the information you needed in the apartment, ranging from how to use the appliances to sightseeing books and brochures. I wouldn't hesitate to book this apartment again and will definitely recommend it to any friends visiting Edinburgh. Great location, fast responses from the owners for any queries before arriving, great price, apartment very clean and nicely decorated and has everything you might need.
Thank you :)

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LobstaMan
Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Perfect location in quiet part of Royal Mile w/i walking to everything”
Reviewed 30 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

Everything was great about this property -- location, cost, owners, size, amenities, ease of booking, cleanliness, etc. The owners met us at the property upon our check in and gave us the keys and went over all the info we needed to enjoy our stay. They even gave us a great recommendation for a day trip to Linlithgow and put a bottle of champagne in the fridge for my wife and I. Walking distance to all the major Edinburgh attractions, coffee shops, convenience stores, pubs, bars, rail station, bus stops and shopping. I would rent this property again and recommend it to anyone as a great home base to explore Edinburgh.

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Liked best: Location of the property.
Liked least: Nothing negative to say.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cajonquee...
san diego
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

The location is perfect for exploring Edinburgh being right on the Royal Mile. The secret garden behind the flat was lovely, a good place to read a book. The flat has everything you need, including a washer/dryer. The book that comes with it is very helpful and I recommend reading it soon after arriving as it explains how everything works in the apt and also has very helpful hints for places to eat. The kitchen is full function and there is a market close by. I did not see a better place to stay than here. It is quiet at night and we slept with the window open.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Carrboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Liked best: We appreciated the homey touches, comfort, and convenience of The Secret Garden Apartment.
Liked least: There is really nothing we didn't like about it. It is just lovely!
Travelling group: Other
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Mary O
Glen Rock, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“How to get away from it all while still being in the middle of things!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this lovely apartment. It is right on the Royal Mile, but a block down from the busiest section, so you don't get all the noise at night. And it does indeed have a lovely garden that has not been discovered by many people. You can sit out there when the weather is fine and enjoy a truly beautiful spot to relax. The apartment itself is very luxurious. The bathroom is stunning, the kitchen is quite modern, and the bedroom is quite comfy with a lovely view. The couch in the living room pulls out into a bed at need. Worth noting is that this is a third floor walkup with no elevator, but we did not find this to be a problem. The lovely hosts did offer to bring our bags up for us! There is a great washer and dryer available for use as well. We would definitely stay there again - we felt right at home within minutes of getting there! Highly recommend this lovely spot for either a short or extended stay in Edinburgh!

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Liked best: very lovely, upscale retreat from the city. Comfortable!
Liked least: third floor walkup
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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