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Apartment By Castle

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16 / 4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my family while visiting the city and I could not have asked for a better location. Right next to the castle, right near the heart of the Royal Mile, it was the perfect place. Very easy to explore the rest of the city using this as a central location. The apartment was also beautiful, very luxurious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although I had seen all the photos of the "apartments by castle" online, I was pleasantly surprised when our taxi from the airport dropped me at the door, mere seconds after passing the outer walls of Edinburgh Castle. Eric, one of the owners, was there to meet me, help me carry my suitcase up the flight of stairs to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading all the fabulous reviews, I simply could not pass up the chance to stay here as I planned our visit over a year in advance. It certainly lived up to its reputation as the BEST place to stay in Edinburgh. The location is second to none and we were glad to be right next to the Castle as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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 May 29, 2015

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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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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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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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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