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Apartment By Castle

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16 / 4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
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Vancouver, Canada
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279 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are just at the end of six days in Edinburgh and absolutely love this place! We've traveled to two dozen countries and have stayed in a huge range of places: this is one of the best. (1) location: literally at the foot of the castle - walk down a flight of stairs and you're in Grass Market with the... More 

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Mill Valley, CA
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed at this property in spring of 2010 and eagerly anticipated returning. Return we did a few weeks ago for 10 days at Christmas vacation and we were just as impressed and delighted as we had been the first time. Christmas in Edinburgh is enchanting and this is the perfect venue from which to enjoy it. The apartment is... More 

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3 Thank cmelsten
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is the third time we've stayed in an apartment in Edinburgh and this is our favourite. The location is perfect for the Royal Mile and The Grassmarket and you are spoiled for choice with loads of great restaurants surrounding you. The apartment is well equipped, warm and clean with a great welcome pack. Moira and Eric are excellent hosts.... More 

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harrogate
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights from 10th Dec 15. Superb location overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Very comfortable apartment if a little old fashioned but has everything you would need...we considered a hotel but this apartment gives you so much more flexibility. Good little kitchen and great living room to just chill out in. Lovely touch of a welcome hamper was most... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

What you see is what you get. The view from the window is truly stunning. It is also great to look at postcards and say, "hey - that is where we stayed!" The 16/4 apartment was perfect for our needs. We had 4 teens in one apartment and mom & dad in the 16/4. All the kids piled into our... More 

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Boerne, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Our decision to stay here was a good one. We couldn't have had a better location, or hosts. They were so helpful with info we asked for, and even info we didn't know we needed! We really appreciated our welcome basket, and the basics stocked in the fridge. The beds were very comfortable and the apartment looked even better than... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Reviews normally never lie and for the Apartments By Castle, they certainly do not. Our apartment even though old, had all the modern amenities with so much love and care shown that would help our stay even more enjoyable. Just looking out at the castle every night was incredible and with so much surrounding history, it just made it a... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My husband and I were in Edinburgh for a quick (much too quick) 3-day trip and we stayed at this lovely flat. I can't recommend it enough! It was perfectly located, comfortable and well-appointed. Very spacious, quiet and sparkling clean. So easy to walk to the all the historical sites, cafes, pubs, shops and restaurants. Loved Victoria Street just below... More 

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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This was our third time staying at the Apartment by Castle. We actually planned our trip around its availability. Its location, on the steps of the castle, can not be beat. There is no way to stay closer to the castle, without actually staying in the castle! There are tons of restaurants and shops just across the street or down... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This was our first trip to Edinburgh and I cannot say enough complements about Moira and Eric, the owners. They were a delight to deal with and very prompt in communication. Moira actually purchased an event ticket for us as our U.S. credit card was not usable through the on-line UK vendor. And Eric must have spent an hour with... 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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