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“What a find just can't stop talking about this place” 5 of 5 stars
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16 / 4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland (Castle / Royal Mile / High St)   |  
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Aussie
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“What a find just can't stop talking about this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2007

Leanne from Australia & Gerrard from UK. We found this apartment on the net & so glad we stayed here. Moira & Eric were perfect hosts the welcome basket was a lovely surprise the location fantastic within walking distant to many pubs, attractions & being able to leave your car within a secure parking lot within walking distance was a real bonus. Our hosts were there to greet us & on departure drove us back to our car. The apartment was warm, cosy, very homely & clean with many extras that you wouldn't find in a hotel. We enjoyed the books,videos & games our only regret was 3 days wasnt enough time to spend in the fantastic location but so glad we did. We will just have to return. Thanks so much Moira & Eric

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The hosts & the condition of the apartment
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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slc
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2006

I stayed at Apartment by Castle on Nov 3-6, 2006.

It was wonderful. Perfect location. Comfy beds. Very clean bathroom. Great small kitchen. You name it......the apartment provided it. Our rate was 80 pounds per night for 2 people.

Host were excellent. We felt welcomed from the time Moira started answering our numerous emails. They greeted us at the scheduled time and called to check on us the following day. Moira and Eric have resource notebooks in the apt with any info you could imagine needing.

Since our visit was in Nov and it gets dark by 530 pm, it was great having lots of extra room in the evening to spread out, heat up our food finds from Lord & Spencer and play Scrabble or watch one of many videos provided by our host.

Look no further......If you stay here, you also will become a fan.

  • Liked — it was very clean and comfy beds
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — if you need brewed coffee vs instant, bring some
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with friends
    • 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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St. Louis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2006

I can't say enough about Moria and the Apartments by the Castle. Everything was wonderful. The location couldn't be better in my opinion. The apartment itself was large, comfortable and clean. All the books and pamphlets you would ever need about where to go and what to see were right there in the apartment. You get a welcome basket with all sorts of things for a late night snack. The kitchen is well equiped. You feel completely safe. I don't know what could have made it a better place to stay. If we go back to Edinburgh there is no other option in our minds as to where we will stay. As a side note...Edinburgh get 5 stars as well! Wonderful place to visit!

  • Liked — Location
  • Tips/Secrets — Make sure not to confuse this accomodation with the Castle Apartments
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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London
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2006

This apartment is centrally located and so it was easy to walk to many Festival venues. You are right in the middle of the action! Moira, the owner, was very helpful indeed and gave us plenty of useful information by email before we arrived. She guided us with regard to booking tickets for the Tattoo and we were very glad she did, as every member of the family enjoyed this experience (even the teenagers).

Moira and Eric also assisted with car parking and tips for good places to eat and shop.

I recommend Apartment by Castle wholeheartedly.

  • Liked — Atmosphere and proximity to Castle
  • Disliked — We liked everything
  • Tips/Secrets — Steps up to the flat may be difficult for some travellers
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ware, Hertfordshire, England
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2006

I have only wonderful things to say about this superb accommodation, and our lovely hosts, Moira & Eric. From my initial enquiry months ago, to the day we left the apartment, Moira has been in constant communication, and has provided an extremely professional, but also warm and friendly service. Both Moira and Eric were there to greet us, and were kind enough to accommodate us at a much earlier time of day as our flight had to be changed. Nothing was too much trouble, and we all felt completely at home in the apartment within minutes of our arrival. The very generous welcome basket was a lovely surprise, and had everything we needed to get us going.

My only regret is that we only stayed for 3 nights. There is so much to see and do in Edinburgh. We packed plenty in, but still plan to return some time soon, and wouldn't dream of staying anywere other than the ABC! My only worry is that with all these positive reviews, we'll struggle to get booked in!! Thanks again Moira and Eric, for everything.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allenspark, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2006

Apartment by Castle was the perfect setting for our last week in Scotland. The apartment was just as advertised, and Moira and Eric couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. They met us at the apartment on arrival and helped us carry our "stuff" up, and when we left they even came over at 5:30 am to take us to our car in order to save us some time to get to the airport. They provided us with a parking spot a bit away from the apartment, which worked out very well, as parking in the vicinity is very restrictive.

The apartment is perfect. 2nd floor of the building, which gets you off the street, but you don't have to climb flights and flights of stairs. There are 2 bedrooms with dressers and armoirs (one with double bed, one with twins, worked well for us and our 2 teenagers), a nice bathroom with shower, a comfortable living room, and a functional kitchen. Arriving during our 3rd week in the country, we were ready to cook, which Moira told us is quite unusual, but we'd had plenty of steak pie and chips and needed something a bit lighter. There are plenty of pots, containers and tableware; the only fault I could find was the lack of spices, etc., which we're used to in the US in self-catering rentals (use what you want, leave something for the next people). It was great to be able to have breakfast in, tour around a bit, make some sandwiches at lunch, and either cook or go out for dinner. Moira and Eric provided a welcome basket with some basics to get us going - bread, butter, milk, cheese, tea, coffee, marmalade, shortbread, porridge, oat cakes - great when you come in late and just need something to start with in the morning.

The pictures in previous reviews are spot-on - the castle is right out the window. The location is convenient for touring, either the Royal Mile or Princes Street. We were very pleased with the accommodation, and would definitely go back.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2006

We have just returned from a trip to Edinburgh where we stayed at the Apartment by the Castle. We cannot recommend it highly enough! The apartment is beautiful and comfortable - like a home away from home. Moira and Eric are lovely people and extremely helpful and knowledgeable (thanks for the tip about the Jolly Judge !!).

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 / 4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Castle / Royal Mile / High St , Old Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 185 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Location, Location, location beside and looking directly onto historic Edinburgh Castle excellent Old Town city centre four star apartments. Tastefully furnished providing modern facilities, however retaining traditional features. Each apartment sleeps four persons with lounge, double, twin bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Nearby and within walking distance are numerous attractions, historic buildings, galleries, museums, places of interest, shops, theatres, restaurants and bars. Non Smoking accommodation. Available for short breaks, holidays or vacations anytime throughout the year. ... more   less 
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