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“The best way to enjoy Edinburgh” 5 of 5 stars
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Atholl Brae Royal Mile
6 Old Tolbooth Wynd, Edinburgh EH8 8EQ, Scotland   |  
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“The best way to enjoy Edinburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I've never rented a vacation apartment before but after this I think it is the way to go. The apartment is in a perfect location and is very comfortable and modern. We enjoyed being able to have breakfast at our own pace, especially when we had to leave early for tours of the Highlands or other parts of Scotland. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Lizzie26, Owner at Atholl Brae Royal Mile, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Hi there
Thanks a lot for taking the time to post your review. We're all pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to Atholl Brae.
Kind regards and all the very best for now
Liz
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We spent a long weekend exploring and enjoying Edinburgh based in the apartment. Perfect location in the city being just one step away from the hustle and bustle. Modern and very clean apartment with fixtures and fittings to match. Good facilities and a friendly helpful welcome. We would normally have used a hotel as a base but this option was much more flexible and a home from home.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Lizzie26, Owner at Atholl Brae Royal Mile, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay.
We try very hard to keep our guests happy, and aim to create the "home from home" - not unlike staying in the apartment of a good friend.
I think our apartments give a good alternative to a hotel - you effectively have private facilities each for two bedrooms, plus a full lounge and a kitchen.
I hope we'll see you again, when you come back to Edinburgh.
All the very best for now.
Liz
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Great location, centrally located within easy walking distance of the city centre. Clean apartment good standard of furniture and fittings. Lots of information on the tourist site in the city. As well as games to keep you occupied should it rain! Our flight was delayed and we did not arrive until 11.30pm I kept Liz up-dated as too our arrival time. It was very re-assuring to have her text back `no problem etc` We hired bikes for the week-end from Lieth Cycles would use again very helpful and the bonous was the secure parking space where we could keep the bikes overnight allowed us to have a long day in the saddle. Close to Carlton Hill (approx 100m) well worth the climb to see the view over the surrounding area. Would have no hesitation in recommending apartment and would use it again

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lizzie26, Owner at Atholl Brae Royal Mile, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thanks a lot for posting your review.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay. The garage is quite an asset, because not only is it right on site, but it's bit more secure than a public car park - so ideal for bikes, cars and motor-bikes.
Edinburgh's a versatile destination and there's lots to see an do for all sort of interests, and we're pleased to help and advise our guests to plan their time in town.
We look forward to welcoming you back!
All the very est for now
Liz
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Cadiz, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

My family (5 people) spent 4 nights in Atholl brae appartment and it was perfect. Liz had a kindness with us, she waited us when the fly was delayed. The appartment is complet has full things (umbrellas, magazine (with great of information about Edinburgh) and pots of kitchen).
The apparment is very near to the Royal Mille in front of Canongate´s Cementery.
If sometime I will come to Edinburgh I´d like to go to this apparments one more time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lizzie26, Owner at Atholl Brae Royal Mile, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
We try to keep our guests happy, and this includes "rainy-day" planning.
I'm happy to help guests plan their time in Edinburgh, and find places to find what they want - be it bike hire, specialist food shops, car hire, etcetera.
When you return to Edinburgh, we hope to see you again.
All the very best for now.
Liz
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We spent 3 nights here in May and it was great to spread out and have a living room and a kitchen, rather than just a hotel room. It was centrally located and within easy walking distance of most attractions.
The bottle of bubbly and the shortbread was a lovely touch .Elizabeth was most helpful and the books provided gave us some great ideas on things to do/see. We did have trouble getting the washer/dryer to work and never did quite manage the TV.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lizzie26, Owner at Atholl Brae Royal Mile, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
I'm so sorry you had problems with the washer/dryer and the TV; we've meantime included an additional brief summary to the extensive instructions provided, to make it as straightforward as possible for our guests.
I hope when you come back to Edinburgh we'll see you again.
All the very best for now
Liz
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Newtown, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

5 friends stayed at the appartment which was perfect for our trip - Great facilites & a great location with secure parking. A warm welcome greeted us on our arrival which was nice. The appartment was in walking distance to all the areas we needed to go. Ideal to chill out when we returned.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lizzie26, Owner at Atholl Brae Royal Mile, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Hi there
Thank you for taking the time to post a review
We're very glad you enjoyed your stay
I hope we'll welcome you again when you come back to Edinburgh
Kind regards and very best wishes
Liz
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Boulder, Colorado
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22 hotel reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We spent 3 nights in the Royal Mile Apartment along with another couple. It was ideally suited for the 4 of us. It is up one flight of stairs. Each couple had their own bedroom and bath and the living room space was large enough for all of us to relax. There was a small cafe up the street about 1 minute away where we bought pasteries for breakfast. There was coffee and tea provided at the apartment. We did use the washer/dryer--one of those all in one machines--and were able to figure it out using the instructions. We recommend this apartment for its location, cleanliness, and comfort.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Lizzie26, Owner at Atholl Brae Royal Mile, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Hi there
Thank you for posting this review
We're all pleased that you enjoyed your stay
I'm really sorry you had problems with the washine machine - I think the British ones are very different from the USA ones, but meantime I've added a few clearer notes to the comprehensive instructions (I find them complicated too!)
I hope when you return to Edinburgh, you'll stay with us again
(ps we have a ground floor apartment now too, in the same stair)
Kind regards and very best wishes
Liz
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Address: 6 Old Tolbooth Wynd, Edinburgh EH8 8EQ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2 luxury, 4 star Visit Scotland accredited, apartments, right in the heart of the historic Royal Mile, in Edinburgh's Old Town. - Blair Angus has fully level, disabled access to ground floor apartment which is now separately listed, on our partner sites - Atholl Brae is our first floor apartment - up a short flight of stairs from street level. Both apartments can also be booked through our own web-site - see details above , at the top of this listing. 2 very beautiful apartments in an ideal location - OK, yes, we're VERY biased. We are only 2 minutes walk from the Royal Mile, 7 minutes walk from the train station. Within a modern luxury block, the apartments overlook a beautiful courtyard - a luxury oasis, just off the hustle and bustle of the Royal Mile. Secure underground parking behind a roller door, off the street. Wi-fi included. Our prices are per apartment, not per person. Each apartment will accommodate 4 in luxury, or up to 5 plus a baby in comfort. Our best rates are for stays of one week or more. We will also be delighted to help you plan your stay in Edinburgh, if you wish; we're good at welcoming and friendly, personal service. Our ground floor apartment is disabled friendly. Welcome to Edinburgh! ... more   less 
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