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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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Singapore, Singapore
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259 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three days was too short for us as we enjoyed our stay here so much. We stayed in the 11/1 unit, and it was so gorgeously decorated and furnished. It is better than home. If only we have such a home. The view of the castle, Arthur's seat, and buildings on glassmarket are charming. The ways down to glassmarket are... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I completely concur with my friend Susan's review below. Another friend and I stayed a few days longer than she did, and so we experienced more of Eric's top-notch care. He made sure a taxi to the airport was ordered for us, and even though we were leaving at an ungodly early hour, he showed up to carry our bags... More 

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Washington, DC
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99 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about the Apartment by Castle (16/4) exceeded our high expectations by such a wide margin it is hard to know where to start. I'm going to take a chronological approach to keep all of the amazing things about our stay in order. 1. Even before we arrived, Moira had sent us e-mails suggesting interesting options for our stay and... More 

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Norway
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was justpPerfect - the location, service and the apartment it self. Lovely owners who did it a home away from home, and had great tips about the city and places to eat. Would defenitly stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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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