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Southside Virginia
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As I review this apartment, there is little I can say that other positive reviews have not already listed. Other reviews are correct, it is a fantastic place to stay. We three senior adults booked apartment 11-1 several months prior to our visit the first week of November. The apartment is tastefully decorated and we were very comfortable with the... More 

3 Thank roustabout
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

stayed at apartment 16/4. plenty of eating places nearby. stairs a bit steep though to climb up. starter kit very helpful. tourist sites closeby make it easy to walk around. owners most helpful to help us with information.

4 Thank Joseph F
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Our family stayed at the Johnston Terrace flat last week. It was a fantastic week. Obviously, the hosts Moira and Eric have put a lot of thought into their rental. It was like staying at a friend's home. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal. We bought a few groceries for breakfast and enjoyed... More 

5 Thank HummingbirdJan
Somewhere down there
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

We booked both the apartments, 4 of us travelled as a group of old school friends. Based on reviews here and some initial communications I must admit I was a little apprehensive that the hosts might be somewhat over zealous for our liking but it wasn't the case at all, they were very helpful and friendly but not overbearing or... More 

4 Thank somewheredownthere
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Our family of four (two adults and two 18 year olds - guess they're technically adults too at this point) chose this apartment due to the fabulous photos and location. We had no idea how perfect the location and views would be (easy to reach all parts of the city - old and new) or how often we would hear... More 

5 Thank kstocker64
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

My daughter and I stayed here for four nights in the middle of a four week tour of Europe. It was like a touch of home after so many hotel stays. It was wonderful to have room to stretch out and watch television, eat a few meals in instead of going out three times a day. The views of the... More 

3 Thank Cathy C
Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed July 8, 2016

We had the pleasure of staying in this flat for 5 nights. First, the apartment was very large and the views of the castle were amazing but the best part was the attentive owners, Eric and Moira. Eric met up upon arrival and gave us great tips on places to eat and see. He provided every possible map, bus route,... More 

3 Thank BarbaraI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Booked this apartment for my daughter's graduation. The location was perfect as just down the road is the famous Royal Mile, the graduation hall is within walking distance and behind are the numerous pubs and eateries. Well equipped apartment (#11), large reception room, 2 br, 1 bath and a well equipped kitchen. Will book again or recommend to friends.

3 Thank ChooCMeng
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

I started my 5 1/2 week trip of Europe (which I'm still on as I type) staying at this apartment beside Edinburgh Castle and the South Wynd Stairs. It is centrally located in Old Town with lots of sights and hundreds of restaurants nearby, and was easy for my friends in Edinburgh to access on public transit. It was fantastic... More 

3 Thank straea
Topsham, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

We had read about this gem on the internet, and it fulfilled our every expectation! Our hosts, the Bowmans, went out of their way to communicate with us, help us with our route into the city, and with nearby parking. The welcome kit they provided was complete and very welcome -- all the staples one needs for a few days!... 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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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 

Additional Information about Apartment By Castle

Address: 16 / 4 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Castle / Royal Mile / High St
Price Range: $87 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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Apartment By Castle Edinburgh, Scotland
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“Be sure to book early, the apartments are very popular. Bedrooms are quiet and do not front on the street.”
 of 5 bubbles roustabout, 1 week ago | Read review
“I preferred the more expensive apartment, it was quieter and much bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles somewheredownthere, Aug 15, 2016 | Read review
“This is an apartment with two spacious bedrooms, a modern bathroom and kitchen and large living room.”
 of 5 bubbles E6513RUcathyc, Jul 9, 2016 | Read review
“Close windows at night if crowds are about. Open them earlier to cool the apt down.”
 of 5 bubbles Slauce, Jun 22, 2016 | Read review
“Apartment 16/4 is next to the castle-great place to stay when events are being held at the castle. Apartment 11/1 is more spacious and airy.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetW149, May 31, 2016 | Read review
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