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Royal Mile Residence

219 Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland (Cowgate)
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Ranked #84 of 179 Specialty lodging in Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I was first of my party to arrive and was shocked to find we had to climb 3 flights of dark steep stairs with luggage requested if could move to lower floor as I knew two of my friends who we're arriving later would have problem with stairs on check out day we forgot time changed and girl arrived to... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed here early May and must admit the apartment block was not what I was expecting! The check-in is downstairs at the back of the shop next door. The gentleman in charge was very helpful and took us to our apartment. The stairs really quite frightened me as not being aware prior to booking the stairs are probably over... More

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East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The doorway to the apartments put me off slightly, looked a little prison like and the concrete staircase was a little claustophobic and steep. However once inside...SUPERB. Our apartment was huge, views of the Royal Mile and truly perfect. We only stayed 2 nights but was perfect for what we needed. It was a home away from home.

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Hitchin, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

First, you must know up front that this is a 300 year old building and there is a stone spiral staircase and no elevator--not for the faint of heart with massive amounts of luggage. Also, it is on the top of the Royal Mile with the expected hustle and bustle of the center of town, street musicians and activity on... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great location , speedy check-in . Within walking distance to either end of the royal mile. We were lucky to get a room on the first floor since there's no lift. Loved the purple interior.. Very modern and cosy. We had a problem with our heater . Called the room service and they were quiet efficient. Would definitely recommend this... More

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ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This was our first trip to Edinburgh for the Tattoo & the Festival. Location was superb 5 mins from the castle and beside everything else. Trouble was our apartment no 5 was shabby, furnishings soiled , settee had burn marks on upholstery, and was covered in hairs. paintwork and wall coverings scuffed. Place was clean enough but just tired looking... More

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Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Very helpful staff, within walking distance of pretty much everything and very clean and attractive rooms. Very pleased with this booking and would easily go back. Much preferred this apartment to any hotel I've been to in Edinburgh.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Okay, so there are lots of stairs to walk up if you get a top floor apartment but it is worth it We stayed in apartment 11 and everything was so perfect. You have to check in at the backpackers association around the corner, but the service and welcome was fantastic. We had help with our luggage and had polite... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

The Royal Mile Residence is in a great location in Edinburgh, especially for first time visitors (as we were when we stayed). We only stayed one night and spent most of the weekend on the Royal Mile so the accommodation was perfect. The room was very nice, spacious and clean. The only problem was the long spiral stairs up to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous apartments in an ideal spot for all your needs. Would definately stay again

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Address: 219 Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
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One and two bedroom luxury serviced apartments located in a historic building and sharing the Royal Mile with Holyrood Palace and the Castle. Each apartment enjoys views over the Royal Mile or New Town and is lavishly decorated with all mod cons. Apartments serviced daily and guests enjoy complimentary use of Health Club & Spa. Perfect for friends and families. ... more   less 
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