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Merchiston Residence

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4 Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh EH10 4NX, Scotland
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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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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is situated in the very affluent Merchiston area and very accessible if travelling by car from A74/M6. Yes parking is an issue unless you can work around the 4 hour maximum limit outside the property (1.20 an hour). I was travelling alone and the apartment suited my needs perfectly. Apartment 8 had all the facilities I needed with... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post this review, it's great to read you enjoyed your stay. We take housekeeping very seriously so if you could email me on julie@merchistonresidence.co.uk with further details of the areas in which you would like to see improvement I would really appreciate it. With regards to your code, we have identified the issue... More 

La Crescent, Minnesota
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in an apartment for 5 nights. We stayed in one of the lower level apartments. It was a great place to be based while we were in Scotland. It is in a wonderful neighborhood with shops, restaurants, and a grocery store nearby. The apartment had a small kitchen that included a washer/dryer. There were directions for the electronics... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for taking the time to write it we really appreciate it. It's great to read that you enjoyed your stay and Merchiston's location. Thanks for letting us know there were no instructions for the washer dryer, there are certainly supposed to be, so we will sort that out. I am also sorry to read... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights in apartment 8. It's was up two flights of stairs so if you have a bit of luggage as we did it was a good work out. Great location and goid facilities. Our only issue was the parking. Trip advisior listed it as free parking. There are two spots on site but when we... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. It is tricky on the trip advisor site as you can't say "some free parking" as we have 2 spaces that are free we chose the yes button. There is free parking literally 5 minutes walk from Merchiston, you just have to head out of town a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Night away with friends was made very special by staying at these fab apartments. Beautiful building in quiet location, yet only a 20 minute walk to city centre. Comfy beds, large bathroom with all toiletries provided. Kitchen facilities for self catering, great use of space! Breakfast next day at local café the piecebox also highly recommended!

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

What a lovely title, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it. More 

Glenside
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed here 3 nights whilst holidaying in Edinburgh, a family of 4. The apartment is well located within about 30 minute walk of Edinburgh castle and we found the Starbucks, tesco and restaurants nearby very handy. There is only one double parking spot but we managed to use this okay . Few minor issues like the door code not... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for taking the time to write it, it really means everything to us, being quite small! It's great to read you enjoyed your stay and that we resolved your issues. We are being told that the code issues are down to poor performance on our broadband and so we have ordered an upgraded line,... More 

Wales
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lovely place to stay comfortably sleeps 4 although room for an extra child on the sofa. We were in Apartment 4. Spotlessly clean with everything you need provided. Lots of clean towels and kitchen equipment. Problems with access code but we rang and this was sorted quickly. £8 taxi to Edinburgh city centre. Tesco and lots of bars/shops/restaurants in walking... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we are delighted to read you enjoyed your stay and the location. We hope to see you back soon. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 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, CEO at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review

We are sorry to read your review and to hear that you had issues during your time at Merchiston Residence. As per our email discussion we had hoped we were clear in our offer and on our website that our sofa beds are not suitable for 2 adults, however we accept that you found this not to be the case... 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 

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