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“Lovely little apartment, great location”
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RichardJa...
Birmingham
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely little apartment, great location”
Reviewed 12 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013

The Castle Snug is only a few minutes walk from the castle itself and even though it's hidden away down a side street, is fairly easy to find with the directions provided by Brian, the apartment's owner. The locations makes it ideal to explore Edinburgh and nowhere is too far to walk.

The apartment itself is well appointed and perfectly suited to a short stay. It's very cosy and has a full kitchen complete with tea and coffee making facilities, it has a TV and the bed looks down over the rest of the apartment.

Brian is especially helpful and very friendly too, he is very responsive and genuinely wants his guests to enjoy their stay which gives the apartment a lovely, welcoming appeal setting it aside from other accommodation options in Edinburgh. Well recommended!

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Liked best: Brilliant location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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jenjen198...
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic, unique, cosy and a home from home!”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Found this online, didn't know what to expect. Brian (owner) was incredibly helpful and friendly. We arrived quite early and were able to drop our luggage off ready for a wander around. The location was amazing just a two minute walk to the castle. It was clean, cosy and very welcoming. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an alternative to the same old hotels available in cities. It worked out cheaper to stay at Castle Snug rather than a hotel and it was a much better kind of accomadtion. Will be staying there again and again!!! Thank you Brian, fabulous place

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Jerilynn...
Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
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“A must stay place in Edinburgh!”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We just returned from our 3rd trip to Scotland and part of it included a stay in this wonderful flat in the heart of the Royal Mile. This little place has loads of character and was well appointed with everything you need and more. Very comfortable place to stay, and with a gret pub below and a small cafe outside everything you need is right there. This was a much better choice for our stay than a hotel or B&B - unless you really need someone to make your bed for you and cook your breakfast every morning. But seriously, who needs that when you can walk out the door and you are right in the middle of the Royal Mile?? I would seriously recommend this place to anyone! I hope to be able to stay there again someday!

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Liked best: All the character
Liked least: It really needed a french press for proper coffee in the morning.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Egoth
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
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“Unique place to stay”
Reviewed 13 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Stayed for a 2 night break at the castle snug. I cannot recommend it enough. It is a unique place to stay, with bags of character, right on the royal mile.

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Storm72
Liss, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Fab-blooming-tastic!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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What's not to like about the Snug - super cute and slap bang in the centre, right on the Royal Mile and 2mins walk to the castle and if that's not enough, despite being in the hub of it all, you still get a peaceful night's sleep!

The host Brian is very helpful and quick at responding to emails and gave us great directions to the Snug from the train station, no need for cabs. The snug is tucked away in an alley just off the Royal Mile, near a pub and a café, perfectly located.

Despite its location, once you close the front door, it is pretty quiet and we really enjoyed the comforts of this very cute place. We slept on both beds, to test comfort &my husband thought the upstairs one was more comfortable than the one coming out of the book case, but I thought otherwise. It was good to have a choice.

We will most certainly come back to the Snug if we are in Edinburgh again, there is no place we would rather be!

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Liked best: All of the cute Snug!!
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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