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Merchiston Residence

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4 Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh EH10 4NX, Scotland
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Ranked #13 of 190 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Cairolass_12 Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Company asked for feed back on our stay which I gave followed by an email to their office. As yet I have had no reply which is disappointing. We arrived at 2pm to check in and our code let us into the building but not into our room. The phone number given just rang out so we emailed and left... More 

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

Hello there As per my email to you I am very sorry about your experience and I am now investigating what happened to our call answering service on that day. They are there to ensure issues like this do not happen. I have also explained that the other guests had not paid and they were paying when you spoke to... More 

Edinburgh
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughters and I stayed inMerchiston Residence yesterday and absolutely lived it. We had booked the apartment with a sofa-bed but were upgraded to a larger apartment (6) which was amazing. We benefited from the lovely bay window with huge windows and view over surrounding streets in Bruntsfield and the quirky but unbelievably comfortable deck bed over the kitchen area.... More 

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review it is great to read that you enjoyed your stay and our design in Merchiston. We do hope we will see you again soon. More 

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55 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Visited these apartments with family members for mums 70th birthday. Merchiston is a lovely area. Very close to Napier uni and cool shops, bars and restaurant on your doorstep. 10 mins from town centre on the bus and £7 in a taxi from haymarket train station. Apartments themselves are quite nice. They look like a display in IKEA. Very clean... More 

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

We are very sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your visit to Merchiston for your Mother's 70th. I had hoped that the deal we ran on itison was quite clear that the one bedroom apartment would be worth upgrading if you were 4 adults; for an extra £25 the family apartment has 2 proper beds. We do make it... More 

Billingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Good: Great location for walking into the city or jumping onto a bus. High quality decoration and fittings. Very clean all round with well appointed kitchen. Good choice of cafes and restaurants withing walking distance. Peaceful location. Could do better: Needs heavy curtains to avoid strong morning light waking you up. It was light enough to read! Conseqeuntly we were... More 

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry you didn't find our blinds dark enough. With regard to parking,as you note there is space for 2 cars (first come first served) at the apartments and the parking is free after 5.30 until 8.30am Mon-Fri and free on... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lovely, modern, clean apartments with everything you could need (a freezer would have given this review five starts, this is not something I would normally need but St.Luca ice cream shop is around the corner!!) This was my third time in these apartments with family, and I would definitely come back!

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review.....it's great to hear from our repeat guests....sorry about the freezer, we kind of presume St Luca's doesn't make it back from shop ;-) We hope to see you back soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stayed in the Merchiston Residence in February and would highly recommend it and gladly return on future trips to Edinburgh. The apartment is nice and clean, the bathroom (actually shower) is modern and clean and has all amenities needed for stay. Rooms are serviced daily. Kitchen has all required (no freezer) in form of cooking utensils, stove, oven, fridge, cutlery... More 

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - we really appreciate you taking the time to write one. It's also great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and enjoyed the location - it's no wonder this area keeps getting voted best place to stay in the UK, it really is a small piece of heaven. We hope... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at Merchiston Residence! The apartment was really nice and clean, everything functioning and in good conditions. Clever check-in system. Bus stop at few meters, easy to reach the city centre. Really liked Edinburgh!!!

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post this lovely review - it sounds like you really enjoyed our location, quiet but close to the town. We hope to see you back again soon. More 

Sale, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Stayed here for one night with my girlfriend this weekend, and both thoroughly enjoyed our time in the apartment. Arrived to find the tastefully furnished apartment spotlessly clean, and well equipped (including proper coffee and a cafetiere!). An instruction book filled with information for our time in the flat, as well as phone numbers and addresses for local taxi's, cafes,... More 

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

Hurray! 5 owls! We are delighted to read you enjoyed the stay and thank you very much for taking the time to post a review - we really appreciate it. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Awesome funky apartments in an excellent area with lots of restaurants, described quite accurately by staff as the 'Notting Hill' of Edinburgh. The apartment relies on access codes for entry and exit (even to your room) which was a nice change from access cards and keys. The apartment itself was spacious and utilised space well, the 2nd double bed is... More 

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

Well, what can I say but thank you very much for this fabulous title and for the review. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your stay, in one of our family apartments, which have the bed deck to which you refer. It's also great to hear you agree with us on the Notting Hill comparison, I know we are... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We love visiting Edinburgh, but were in a little conundrum this trip as we were only down for one night and the place we usually stay with has a 2 night minimum. So my husband booked with Merchiston Residence. The apartment was lovely. The bed was comfortable and made it very tempting to be lazy the next morning and sleep... More 

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LateralC, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our apartments, it's great to read that you enjoyed your stay and all the surrounding amenities. Can I reassure you that the code was changed immediately. As you are probably aware the code is specific to each guest and we are easily able to change them. We check codes as part of our... More 

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