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Blue Rainbow ApartHotel - Edinburgh

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 York Buildings, Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1HY, Scotland (New Town)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at the Blue Rainbow for 3 nights for the last weekend of the fringe festival. On arrival, we waited about 5 minutes for someone to arrive at the desk to check us in. We were then greeted by Stuart who explained the check in procedures and how things in the apartment worked. The apartment itself... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The easiest way to review the establishment is to give a day-by-day report: Day 1 (check-in): The front desk was not staffed for about 15 minutes and when performing our check-in, we were unable to leave a security deposit due to their credit card machine being down. This was a quick clue to something not being being right. When trying... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the apartment to attend The Fringe. Great location close to tram (St Andrews Sq) from airport. Apartment was comfortable and included free WiFi but a number of issues to consider if you are going to book. We were in 206. Floor boards very squeaky, 2nd bedroom had no window and backed on to gym, very noisy if anybody using... More

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Yorks/Lancs border
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in July 2014, on a two night corporate booking. Appartment was hot and noisy (no air con, faced main road). Needed a bit of cosmetic work but otherwise OK. Would score it a 3 based on that. But here's the thing - they insisted I leave my credit card details with them and upon checking my statement today I... More

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22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to Blue Rainbow and it has improved. It is good and could be great with just a little more attention to detail. Without doubt the best feature is its position just opposite the Portrait Gallery, absolutely ideal for central Edinburgh and on the new tram route too. The brochure says the aparthotel is 'sumptuously furnished',... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apartments are really nice - nothing wrong at all although we had booked a 2 Bed Apartment and they only had a 1 bed on arrival - but fold out bed was good enough and they corrected the price, gave us a bottle of Prosecco by way of an apology... But - whoever was on reception the morning we booked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only spent two nights in Edinburgh, but were glad we chose this place. The rooms are actually small apartments, complete with a separate kitchenette and lounge area. There is even free laundry facilities on-site. The hotel is centrally located, so we found it easy to walk to all attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, across from the Stand comedy club, and 2 minutes amble to York Place tram terminus. We stayed two nights at the start of the Fringe in room 211, which is an executive one bedroom apartment, below ground level and facing the rear gardens. Peaceful. We generally only need a clean & quiet place to sleep, as we're out... More

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St. Louis
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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so close to the attractions, and the apartment is lovely. Nothing lacking, except a hair dryer, which they were prompt to deliver. We had the garden view which was lovely. EAsy check out. I am only giving 4 because of the really strange lift/stairs labyrinth and also they had some computer problems, which could have been due... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this at the last minute... it stood out for me as it had great reviews and was reasonably priced. We had a garden level two bedroomed apartment .. It was -as others have said - quiet and peaceful. Very clean and spacious. The living room area was a little sparsely furnished -1 two seater , 1 armchair- for... More

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Address: 2 York Buildings, Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1HY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Rainbow ApartHotel - Edinburgh 4*
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Royal Garden Apartments Edinburgh
Royal Garden Apartments Hotel Edinburgh
Blue Rainbow ApartHotel - Edinburgh Scotland

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Royal Garden Apartments is Edinburgh's best located Aparthotel, offering a fantastic base from which to conduct both business and pleasure. Choose from spacious one and two bedroom apartments with a lounge/dining area, kitchen and en-suite bathrooms, or one of our two penthouse apartments each with its own balcony, perfect for a family or romantic break. ... more   less 
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