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Destiny Scotland - Old Town Flats

125 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9 ER, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish the company was incompetent. We requested early check-in and despite only getting to the apartment 10 minutes before regular check-in time our key code did not work. We had to then call the emergency number (which gets answered 1/5 times if you're lucky) to get them to activate our code. Before arriving I had asked for... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stayed at the Queen Street apartments. Flat was huge, tastefully furnished overlooking the park at the front. We self cater as my food allergies make eating out a problem, kitchen well equipped but oven quite dirty. Light coloured carpets throughout were quite stained. We had a problem with Internet connection, someone was with us trying to fix it within... More 

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Bergerac, France
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The 2 bedroom apartment itself was great & we loved it;spacious,very modern & quite well equipt although we ate out so not sure if it would be good for actually cooking a meal;very well located right in the heart of the city center. The bathroom although quite small had both shower & a large bath. So why the average rating... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment on Hill Street with 4 friends recently and we were all very impressed. The self catering apartment was very modern (mod cons and underfloor heating in the bathroom), nicely decorated (very smart but with a bit of colour) and extremely clean. Little shampoos, conditioners and body washes were provided for all guests as well... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stayed at the Queen St apartments. Gorgeous ! Had everything you need, was very clean. Beds very comfortable. Great location. No problems with keypad entry, all worked as per email instructions. Door handles inside were tricky though, we found it hard to open the doors for some reason. Definately stay again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Stayed in these apartments a couple of weeks ago (3 of us). Very centrally located just off Princes Street, opposite Waverley station. About 5 mins walk from the City Link bus to/from airport and probably a 3 min walk from the nearest tram stop. Further down the road is Harvey Nichols and just across the square is a Sainsburys. Reading... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I made a reservation in November, all payment was taken ahead of arrival in July , difficult to unload car in street and parking offered was in a filthy back alley through a gate surrounded by garbage dumps. As per previous complaints the lift was not working, climbing 71 stairs with heavy baggage, walking difficulties and a heart complaint was... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I stayed at the studio apartment No 2 on South St. Andrews street for two nights in May 2014 The positives 1. Very close to the Waverly Station 2. Very modern and well furnished rooms 3. Very centrally located from all tourist attractions 4. KFC and Mac D below the building...Sainsbury Supermarket across the road The drawbacks 1. You have... More 

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Victoria, B.C., Canada
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17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for two nights in a studio flat on South St. Andrews street. The flat was very clean and well appointed. The kitchen area contained everything you would require to cook your own meals. We did not do so as we were only there two nights. The flat is well located in Edinburgh, close to Waverley... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Excellent, was a great apartment,location and key pad entry worked really well. The only complaint we had was the bed was terrible. I did ring when we arrived just to ask for a topper or blanket to lie on top of the mattress as we could feel the springs through it. I never got a call or a blanket and... More 

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