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Greyfriars Apartments

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Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2QL, Scotland
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Ranked #18 of 188 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at Parliament Square for 3 nights. We were a bit apprehensive as we read the Tenko review before we left and we were too late to cancel our booking. We met Derek at the apartment and he showed us in and we were pleasantly surprised. Our first impressions was that it's a beautiful little apartment. The apartment is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Had a great stayi the apartment. Staff were very polite and friendly. The apartment was spotlessly clean and in a fantastic location for our requirements. Would definitely stay again and would recommend without hesitation.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Johnston Terrace apartment for two nights. The apartment was huge, decently decorated and well equipped with everything we need. The check in procedures was hassle free as the owner/arranger waited us at the apartment itself and showed us around. The apartment was well located just next to the castle, within 5 minutes walk. The view from the... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Having previously stayed at an apartment in Castle Terrace I had no hesitation in booking to stay at Greyfriars apartments last week. 1 Parliament Square - Great location and well equipped accommodation, though not to the same standard as the Castle Terrace apartment. Apartment was on the 4th floor - which for me was no problem, but for my sister... More 

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Essex, UK
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Great location on the Royal Mile directly across from St Giles Cathedral. Beautifullly elegant apartment! Only stayed 3 nights (2adults & 2 teenagers) but loved the quality furnishings and bedding, high ceilings and enormous sash windows of this fantastic historical building.

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Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed in the apartment in Castle terrace for 2 nights during a weekend. We meet the owner who gave us the keys and showed us the apartment. Very well equipped, with a large kitchen and living room at the ground floor and 2 rooms with 2 bathroom at the 1st floor (bathroom towels, pots, cups, dishes, cutlery, washing machine,... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had a wonderful weekend staying at the Greyfriar Apartment, 1/3 Parliament Square. The 2 bedrooms were lovely with quality bedding and lighting. The apartment was beautifully decorated, everything you need was there. We, 3 females, believe it is the best location in Edinburgh as when eating breakfast we sat at the window and saw the hustle and bustle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent 4 nights on X'mas eve and very much appreciated the flat. Can't be better located as it is few hundred metres from Edinburgh Castle, the house of parliament (the old one) and few meters from the Royal Mile, as well as from the Grass market...Beautifully decorated, with 2 bedrooms ( a sunny and quieter one that can accommodate... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

After a glitch in the booking.com system we were allowed to book an unavailable room at Greyfriars Apartments. Odette and Derek promptly and helpfully rearranged alternative accommodation during the busy New Year period. Whilst we didn't have the benefit of staying here I would recommend the service provided and can't thank staff enough for their alternative arrangements.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is more like a furnished apartment than a hotel. It's fairly big and tastefully decorated. There is a kitchen. Location was great.... right in the middle of everything. You step out into Parliament Square! The main complaint is that checking in can be a hassle if you arrive late. During normal hours, you may need to go to the... More 

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