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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there in August 2016 to see Edinburgh and the Tattoo and we couldn't have had a better location. The apartment is right at the foot of the hill that approaches Edinburgh Castle. The apartment was HUGE, 2 large bedrooms, a large living room and large kitchen. Some of the overall appointments were outdated by modern standards, but this... More 

1 Thank dihawaii
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well located apartment in the city centre (castle terrace) and close to all amenities. The staff were helpful and replied promptly to our emails. The apartment was large enough to cater for our family. Overall, we found this a great apartment but we found aspects of the apartment less positive. The overall state of the bathrooms were very poor... More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Johnstone Terrace apartment for 2 nights on a girly weekend. Absolutely loved it. The apartment was in a fantastic location, it was beautiful inside and so spacious. All the facilities you need and so lovely and warm! It was quiet at night considering it looks out over grassmarket. Brid met us at the apartment early at about 1pm,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Spent 2 nights at 90 Grassmarket in August. The booking process was made very easy and on the day of arrival Derek met us at the apartment, showed us around and was very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and places to visit, eat etc., The apartment is situated in the hustle and bustle of the Grassmarket and is ideally based... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Stayed at an apartment for the first time with my family and GreyFairs was just excellent! Great place, clean, and everything you need. So much better than a hotel. The only tough part was parking which is down the hill a way but I could use thew walk! lol Thanks guys for this place!

1 Thank colinsdad0402
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Castle Terrace We met Derek after riding the Virgin train into Waverley. The station is about a 20 minute walk from the station. Go on Princes street if you have luggage to avoid the hills. The best thing about the apartment is the location! Very safe neighborhood. Your view out the front is the back of Edinburgh castle. Sainsburys local... More 

1 Thank barkman24
Castelldefels, Spain
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144 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

The week before we arrived i started receiving emails from greyfriars so that the check in would be as easy as possible. The same day via text, we contacted Derek and he was waiting at the door of the appartment for us to arrive. We appreciated this very much. Quick, easy and convenient. After that, Derek was professional and funny... More 

1 Thank Adrian A
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42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Castle Terrace apartment for 2 nights. From the communication following booking through to check in and check out everything was outstanding. The apartment was excellent clean well equipped comfortable and in a location to die for!! I just cannot express how impressed me where with the standard of accommodation and service. Can't wait to return !... More 

1 Thank miked102
Dusseldorf, Germany
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2016

We spent four nights in this beautiful apartment in February. The location could not be better and the athmosphere next to St. Giles Cathedral very exciting. Real Mary Kings Close, Castle, Camera obscura and Waverly station all within 10 minutes walk. Apartment is well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, oven -anything you can wish for. Bathroom is spacious and... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 19, 2016

From the initial booking to having to leave, everything was great. The comms and emails from Odette were very helpful. Derek, who showed us around the apartment and pointed out a few local landmarket was very helpful, knowledgable and enthusiastic. Nothing was a problem. The flat, in the Grassmarket was perfect location and could walk everywhere we needed within 20... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Additional Information about Greyfriars Apartments

Address: Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2QL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Price Range: $106 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Greyfriars Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Don't be fooled by the nice pictures on the website....”
 of 5 bubbles mfa001, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Apartments are available on different floors. Check floor if you lack mobility.”
 of 5 bubbles PhilippaM875, Apr 7, 2015 | Read review
“Actually we got free with fi from Sky free WiFi system”
 of 5 bubbles famille_LENIQUE, Jan 4, 2015 | Read review
“I think there are two flats from Greyfriars in this building. I can only speak to the 2 bedroom, 2 bath. It was absolutely outstanding. Definitely recommend.”
 of 5 bubbles ZannaW, Aug 26, 2014 | Read review
“These are self catering apartments, so are not a hotel per se.But if you are only a couple and in the 2 bedroom apartment, sleep in the front room near the side of the castle - the back rooms overlooking the market are even louder...but the double glazing helps a lot - but needs to be shut to work!!”
 of 5 bubbles Dwatkinsuk, Jul 10, 2014 | Read review
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