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“Fabulous” 4 of 5 stars
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Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Central Reception, 217 High street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland (Cowgate)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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“Fabulous”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Location -
Note that their reception for check-in is located along Royal Mile but the apartment is not. However, it is not too bad too, just minutes away from Royal Mile. May not be suitable for people with walking problem as there are slopes and few flight of stairs. Other than that, this place is perfect.

Apartment -
The apartment is spacious, clean & well equipped with washer & dryer, hair dryer, washing powder, pots, etc. Wifi within the apartment is strong. Tv doesn't seem to be working but this is a very small issue.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

Right on the royal mile, these apartments are perfectly located. The entrance is through a grated door and up a stone staircase which isn't too inviting, but once in the apartments are clean spacious and really nice. All aminitees are provided (tea, coffee etc hair dryer iron) would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed in a one bedroomed apartment on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Couldnt believe how central we were. Within walking distance of the train station (Waverley), the Castle, Camera Obscura, St Giles etc. The apartment itself was comfortable, albeit the decor was a bit dark and dingy. However the kitchen was lovely (complete with washing machine, dishwasher etc) and the bed was huge. Staff were very friendly and helpful. You have to check out at 10.00am which is a bit early, but couldnt fault anything otherwise. Great value for money. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This apartment is in a great location right on the royal mile. We could see the castle from our bedroom window!

The apartment is clean and tidy and had everything you would need for a short stay.

Towels and the usual stuff was provided and the guy who showed us to our apartment helpfully pointed out a few places to visit and places to get lunch etc.

The water pressure in the bathroom wasn't great but the building is old and this is a common problem in the Old Town so it wasn't unexpected.

It is also necessary to climb three flights of stairs (well it was for our apartment). Again, given the age of the building I don't think you could be annoyed or surprised by this.

I would recommend this apartment to anyone looking to explore the city. Very happy with all aspects of our booking.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I stayed in one of the two bedrooms apartments with my wife and daughter. The apartment was tastefully decorated, fully furnished, warm and spotlessly clean. The service was friendly and efficient. The price for a two bedroom apartment was the same if not lower than what I was quoted for a bare double room at one of the chains hotels in the same neighbourhood. Yes, they could take the medieval building down, fit a glass elevator, refurbish the whole thing, but then the character and charm would be gone. And if you want room service and carpets on the stairs just book yourself in one of the £££ hotel up the road rather than in a self-catering apartment. If on the contrary you are looking for a great accommodation in the middle of the historic town, with plenty of space (and a few stairs to climb) at a great value for money look no further.

  • Stayed February 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Myself and my two daughters had the pleasure of staying in the apartments for one night for my daughter's 22nd birthday. We had booked a ghost tour for the night and the meeting place was a very short walk away near to St. Giles Cathedral which was a brilliant experience, going to the cemetery with a tour guide from Black heart entertainment. The area was along the Royal mile and had everything on your doorstep and a lovely atmosphere with great views of Edinburgh. The apartments were very secure with a coded gate, the stone staircase leading to the apartments is quite narrow so we needed to watch our step, however on entering the apartments we were not disappointed. They were very warm, spacious and comfotable. Beds were very clean and comfortable we all had a great nights sleep. We were provided with tea, coffee, milk and sugar and all modern appliances were available.The shower and bath were quite small but clean and well maintained. Overall we would not hesitate to recommend the apartments, the staff were also very friendly and we would definately go back again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We have just got back from a wonderful trip to Edinburgh. Four of us stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment. Location couldn't have been better, our apartment was above some shops on the Royal Mile, central to all the action! There was a tight staircase up to the apartment so beware of this, however, the apartment was definitely worth the climb. Large bedrooms with big comfy beds. Living room overlooked the high street. Kitchen had everything we needed, including a dishwasher which was a nice treat. Modern bathroom with a powerful shower.

The apartment is walking distance to everything you might want to see in Edinburgh; only a 3 minute walk from the castle, and directly above shops, bars and restaurants.

We would definitely choose to stay in these apartments again, they have bags of character and are in the ideal location.

Thanks to the staff at Stay Edinburgh who were very efficient at replying to emails regarding the room.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Central Reception, 217 High street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Cowgate , Old Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer 15 serviced apartments ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms. All of the apartments are fully furnished and equipped with High Definition flat screen TV, DVD player, High Speed WIFI internet facility, fully equipped kitchen and modern bathroom. Located on the world famous Royal Mile, we offers you the heart of Edinburgh on your doorstep. Don’t ever worry about public transport. Staying with us you will have easy walking access to all of major Edinburgh attractions. We have one of the widest selections of apartments on The Royal Mile and we SPECIALISE in providing accommodation to SMALL AND LARGE GROUPS. ... more   less 
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