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Richmond Place Apartments
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   5 - 9 Richmond Place, Edinburgh EH89VE, Scotland (South Side)   |  
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Ranked #61 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
1 review
“Great!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We came up from Harrogate for a long weekend. When we arrived, we were able to check in early. This was great as we may have overpacked slightly. Apartment was nice, not as big as expected but with only 2 of us it was plenty. The apartment was well equipped and the bed was so nice we didnt want to leave it. Would recommend to anyone as only a 10 minute walk to the centre. We will be staying again if we are up that way again :-)

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We booked up for these apartments for Valentines Day as all hotels were very expensive and I am so glad we did, well worth the £74 we paid for the night! They were very easy to find, just approx 8 minutes from the Royal Mile which was handy for what we had planned for the day. The staff were super helpful at Reception and available 24 hours. The room was amazing, we didn't want to leave. It was spotless and you had everything you would need for a day or even a week staying there. The bed was very comfy and the room was pretty spacious. Only thing I would be a bit worried about would be sleeping on the sofa bed as it's a bit wobbly but thankfully there were only two of us! We were at the end of the corridor so it was very quiet and we had a great nights sleep. Definitely booking up for the next time we are in Edinburgh, and already recommended it to friends.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Stayed one night in these apartments when visiting for The Calcutta Cup. The place was clean and functional and perfectly adequate as a place to get your head down for the night.
The bed was very comfortable although one side of it was up against a wall so not the best of access for both people!!
The kitchen was well equipped although there was only one tea bag!!
It was quite expensive but then this weekend always is given the rugby.
Would use again and as others have said - the guys on reception are very friendly.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed in these apartments in December. Everything would have been correct (location, equipment) but unfortunately our stay was a hell because of the cold in the room. The heating did not work properly and the staff did nothing to solve this problem. My wife and I had to sleep with fleeces. It was a nightmare.
Avoid these apartments. They want to save money, so the heating is almost always off.
They spoiled my holidays.

Room Tip: Do not choose this hotel in winter. None of the rooms. Radiators are merely ornaments.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I've stayed in Citéa apartment hotels in France, and this Edinburgh hotel follows that theme of moderately priced self-catering city accommodation. For travellers on a budget, this option will reduce costs - great for longer stays.

The hotel is run by Edinburgh University and is situated in a busy part of Edinburgh's beautiful Old Town popular with students and young professionals. There are bars, shops and theatres in the area as well as major tourist attractions. This is a great base.

I arrived on a Friday evening for a two night stay. The receptionist was friendly and professional. I was provided with provided information on the hotel and local area and allocated an apartment on the 3rd floor.

The corridors are a bit of a maze but there are plenty of signs to keep guests in the right direction. The apartment was compact, well equipped and very clean. The layout included a small shower room, large wardrobe with a safe, compact kitchen, table and chairs, desk, double bed and a flat TV. The apartment was long and narrow but well designed. The kitchen included ample crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. A two ring hob, modern grill/microwave, fridge with ice-box, sink and cupboards were included in the kitchen layout.

I usually keep my room cool overnight and found the boost control for early evenings satisfactory. For those who feel the cold, this may be inconvenient.

For shorter stays, the apartments are not cleaned but a supply of towels, complementary tea/coffee and toiletries are provided.

Noise levels overnight were generally low and I didn't feel the need to reach for the ear plugs. I slept well on both nights.

I paid just over £100 for my two night stay and feel this was slightly on the expensive side given the time of year.

Overall, a great option for those who are looking for a base to explore the amazing Scottish capital.

Room Tip: Rooms at the end of corridors away from lifts and stairs should be the quietest.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Oxford
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Extremely clean and perfectly functional, but not especially comfortable. Apartrment rather chilly: the strange heating system allows you to 'boost' it from chilly to less chilly, but you need to to press the button every hour or so, and on a cold day it is nowhere near enough. It is good class student accommodation, not more. Nothing wrong with that, but it does not add anything memorable to the experience of Edinburgh. Staff at reception are very friendly, though.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Belfast, NI
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights in December. Everything about this place was fantastic. From the moment we stepped in, the man on reception was incredibly friendly and helpful. The apartments are fantastic, totally clean and spacious and well stocked with tea, coffee, milk etc. The location is brilliant, only a ten minute walk to city centre. And there are many shops close by and many great restaurants. There is a fridge and cooker which means that you can buy and cook your own food. Would absolutely recommend this place and would definitely stay again!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Richmond Place Apartments

Address: 5 - 9 Richmond Place, Edinburgh EH89VE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Richmond Place Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our new, contemporary and independent serviced apartments, with 35 apartments in the centre of Edinburgh. All have modern cooking facilities, linen, towels, ironing facilities, TV, telephone and a safe. Full Scottish breakfast is available ( at extra cost) in the adjacent building ... more   less 
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