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Apartment By Castle

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16 / 4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

Our stay in Edinburgh was absolutely fantastic, in no small part due to Moira and Eric - the most amazing hosts. They did everything you might expect and so much more, from dropping everything to drive across town to let us in when we turned up early, to allowing us to park our car at their house at no charge... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

From our initial contact ,to our leaving, everything was just wonderful.Great Hosts, terrific location,clean, well appointed apt. Moira was extremely helpful regarding directions,tourist info. etc. The basket of supplies that greeted us was a great touch.We Can highly recommend "The Apartment". (and the view.....well, you will just have to see for your self) Garth and Brenda Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2008

I had done alot of research and reading of reviews before booking with the Apartment by Castle. I really couldn't get over all the positive comments. All I can say is, "All the reviews are true !!" We stayed here for 10 days and couldn't have wished a more perfect apartment or location. It definitely exceeded all our expectations. Moira... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

I read prior reviews on this vacation rental and I was impressed with all the positive comments. It has definitely meet my expectations. Moira was extremely helpful with everything. She is a wonderful host. The location is great because Edinburgh is a wonderful town to walk about. The welcome package is generous and much appreciated. The rooms are nice and... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2008

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this fabulous place to stay. Moira and Eric are great hosts, and the amenities in the apartment are top notch. The location is amazing - perfect for a history lover! The Bowmans did everything possible to accomodate our requests - advice prior to our arrival about sightseeing, early check-in for the morning arrival... More 

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Munich
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2008

Stunned by the location - even if you see the pictures online, once you are there, you realize that you are right in the center of town. Downhill to the Grassmarket (with great restaurants and pubs) and uphill to the Royal Mile (castle, museums, etc.). Loved watching the light on the castle change throughout the day - could have easily... More 

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Osnabruck
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2007

The most amazing appartment with the most amazing location. The view of the castle is as if you lived in the grounds. Those viewing the castle could only look on with envy at the place we were staying. Stayed at the appartment for a wedding in the castle and it was such a special place for the bride to get... More 

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Graft
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2007

With our thanks to Moira and Eric Bowman, I would like to give our review on our stay. We arrived a day early, it happened to be Halloween and I would really recommend that to anyone! The Saor Patrol was "busking" in the Royal Mile, they were setting an atmosphere you couldn't denie! Then people were crowding near the castle,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2007

During a 3 months trip, we took our children to several countries and stayed in rentals versus hotels to give them a flavor for the city, learn the public transport, grocery stores, maybe meet the neighbors as well as visit tourist sights. Ambitious, not always wonderful, lots of eye rolling when we suggested the less than optimal conditions were another... More 

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London, England
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2007

We have just completed our second annual visit to Apartment by Castle for the Edinburgh Tattoo. I first decided on this lovely place simply due to its proximity to Edinburgh Castle (and it's right there!). I returned this year because of the wonderful hospitality of Moira and Eric Bowman, the proprietors of this perfect accommodation. Their attention to every detail... More 

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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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