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Apartment By Castle

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16 / 4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
Apartment By Castle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

1) Hospitality was excellent. Moira and Eric were always proactive to help you so that stay is comfortable. 2) The day we reached Eric was at the location of apartment to receive us which was very much helpful when you are a newcomer to the city. 3) Plenty of food stuff as a compliment was kept in kitchen by Moira... More 

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Shalimar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon our arrival we were greeted by our friendly host. Charming and very helpful , we were shown the immaculately restored apartment. We felt like we were truly in another time with all updated amenities. The view from the windows of the castle is a postcard, but real as well. Our hosts Eric and Moira kept us updated before and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I loved staying in the 11/1 Johnston Terrace apartment! You can't get much more convenient than this. It's actually in a fairly quiet location, just off the Royal Mile, with a stunning view of the castle from the sitting room windows. The views out the back windows are pretty spectacular too! This apartment is huge and beautifully restored and maintained.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The location is excellent, just a few steps from Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle. The hosts are great- communication is fast, and Moira took care of our booking for an early taxi ride. The apartment had everything we needed and more.. our welcome pack of bread, biscuits, juice, etc was more than expected. Great Value. Highly recommended.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed at Apartment by Castle 16/4 for three nights, and could not have asked for better accommodations. The view was fantastic -- literally right at the castle! We were met by Eric -- he explained the history of the apartment, went through the entire place and provided eating recommendations. Moira left a welcome basket with delicious bread, coffee, and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What a lovely place, in the perfect location we couldn't have asked for a better place to finish our Edinburgh holiday. The views were spectacular! The apartment was lovely. really nicely furnished, clean,well maintained and comfortable, it made you feel right at home. Moira and Eric were very helpful with information about the town, places to eat and things to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Warm, cosy flat, perfect for a new baby and to watch the Hogmanay fireworks. Moira was very hospitable and made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Close to everything, made Edinburgh very accessible as we could walk everywhere. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were lucky enough to enjoy Edinburgh for Hogmanay and booked a three night stay at 11/1 Johnston Terrace. Moira was extremely helpful from booking stage right through to departure date. She offered us advice concerning the arrival to avoid road closures as well as meeting us at the apartment and giving us further 'insider knowledge' about Edinburgh and where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were met by the friendly owners who told us all about the apartment, parking, eating out etc. We loved our welcome pack of bread, milk, coffee and all essentials was much appreciated. There is a Sainsburys Local about 5 minutes walk away from the apartment. We felt right at home after a very short period of time. Up a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My family can't praise enough of this wonderful apartment! Moira's constant communication via email were outstanding. We love the view from the apartment, location is simply a spot on! Eric was very welcoming and even brought us for a short guided walk through Royal Mile. The apartment is immaculately clean and all the furnishings are vintage yet classic - which... More 

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