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“Comfortable, quiet, good location for sightseeing”
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Edinburgh's New Town Comfortable living room with bedsofa
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48 reviews
One double bedroom
Edinburgh's New Town
Comfortable living room with bedsofa
Private garden with seating area
Livingroom with free wifi
Fully equipped kitchen
Cosy apartment
Bedroom
Outdoor seating area
New Town main door apartment
Shower room
Access from the street via stairs
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Edinburgh, Scotland

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MPM23
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, quiet, good location for sightseeing”
Reviewed 25 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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This quiet apartment was perfect for two American tourists in Edinburgh for the Fringe. Everything was as pictured and promised by our excellent host, and we would definitely stay again. The location is nice and quiet - just a block off a large main route leading directly to Princes Street, crossing fashionable George Street and Queen Street's lovely gardens. There are several small cafes and restaurants along that route, and a Margiotta's grocery a block or so in the opposite direction - very convenient for enjoying a variety of cuisine or stocking the kitchen. The literary-famous Cumberland Bar is very nearby, serving excellent brews and delicious not-the-usual-pub-grub fare. (The bar staff were warmly welcoming, too - highly recommended!)

Instructions for the appliances are provided, along with a nice selection of CDs for the player, satellite television, and strong wi-fi, which we had no trouble accessing. The rain kept us from sitting in the garden, but it offers a charming green view from the kitchen/living area, and the fresh flowers on the desk were a lovely touch.

Being below ground, it can seem a bit damp, but there is a gas fire and portable electric radiator, neither of which we needed to be comfortable in August. There is no clothes dryer, so plan to hang any wet clothing for at least a day to dry. There are two long clothes bars in the bedroom and a large variety of hangers, which we found very helpful.

The bedroom is at the front of the apartment, and we did hear some folks chatting as they walked by on Friday night, but it was only the one small group and only that one night - the rest of the week the street was very quiet, with very little foot or vehicle traffic that we noticed.

The bathroom is small by American standards but perfectly adequate, with plenty of shelf space for toiletries. The shower stall was a bit short for my 6'2" partner - which I only mention in case shower size is make-or-break for future renters. The electric shower was easy to operate with good pressure and temperature, and we had plenty of hot water for washing dishes and clothes.

Our only cautions to American travelers in Edinburgh have to do with the terrain rather than the apartment: Getting to the Old Town area (Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, etc.) from this apartment is a mostly uphill hike. As the crow flies, those areas are 1-2km away... On the hilly terrain, it will take longer than you think (and more effort than you imagine) to walk there. The local bus is very convenient, however, and there are stops at or near every attraction you may want to see.

This apartment rental was very preferable to a comparably priced hotel room anywhere or a rental in the Old Town/Royal Mile/Grassmarket areas, which were jam-packed with people 24/7 and quite noisy at night. We absolutely recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy the best of Edinburgh!

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Liked best: Convenient, quiet location
Liked least: Lack of clothes dryer
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Management Response
11 Jan 2014
Thanks a million for the review. So glad you enjoyed Edinburgh and our apartment. Please contact us again next time you are over from the States and we would be very happy to accommodate you both again.
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EVA MARIA...
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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294corinn...
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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MarDeAire...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Management Response
27 Feb 2017
Hello again Marina,
Thank you for choosing my apartment for your stay with your delightful daughters, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay despite chilly weather and snow, I hope one day you may return , meantime have a great time in London and I appreciate you taking time to write a lovely review, best wishes, Sylvie
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