This was not our choice of apartment the originally booked apartment had some problem with the hot water so this was offered as replacement.
This looks a very nice apartment but sadly as other reviews state it is extremely noisy mainly because it's on the ground floor and it only has single glazing so everyone walking passed sounds like they are in the room with you also the traffic outside as its a busy little street with lots of bars etc close by so a lot of noise from people coming and going at all hours of the night and many offices very nearby so you hear everyone going to work in the early morning. There also seems to be little soundproofing between the floors so you can hear every foot step taken by the apartment above even when they visit the bathroom in the middle of the night!!! One other irritating noise again mentioned in other reviews is the outside entry gate which is attached to the outside wall of the ground floor bedroom it clangs shut with an huge bang most times people enter or leave the building which is especially annoying in the early hours!!!
There were a few cleanliness issues which you would not expect from a superior apartment and could be easily fixed.
Although this was not our preferred location the apartment was in good location for getting around and plenty of shops, cafes close by.
If it was not for the noise and lack of sleep I would have given this apartment a better review, perhaps if we had an apartment on a higher floor the noise would probably not be so bad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stunning refurbishment of a Grade B listed former whisky bonded warehouse, situated in Edinburgh's bustling West End. The Malt House features a mix of 2 bed and 1 bed studio apartments, available for both short term & long term tourist or corporate lets. A quiet, yet extremely convenient location provides the ideal home for both the business and leisure visitor. The Malt House is easily accessible from Haymarket train station and is less than a minute walk from the Airlink bus stop, providing very quick and easy connections to Edinburgh airport and the rail network. There is a small supermarket just 2 minutes walk from the apartments plus a variety of great pubs and restaurants in the surrounding area. There are also numerous tourist attractions within walking distance, including Edinburgh Castle, the Usher Hall and Princess Street Gardens. George Street is a 5 minute walk away featuring leading shopping attractions, restaurants, bars and clubs. The interior features exposed cast iron columns and original wooden beams to create a very contemporary feel, while integrating the latest technology to allow for an extremely comfortable stay. All apartments come equipped with free wifi broadband, flat screen TVs and i-pod docking stations. A state of the art keypad entry system allows 24-hour secure access and provides a seamless check-in/check-out process with no keys changing hands. Each modern, fully-equipped kitchen is provided with washing machine/dryer and dishwasher. The apartments also feature irons and ironing boards, hairdryers and safes for our guests convenience. All apartments have king size beds, as well as sofa-beds in the lounge to allow for extra guest space. All towels and bed linen are provided along with Starbucks Via instant coffee and Twinings tea ... more less
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- The Malt House Apartments Edinburgh, Scotland