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“Ideal base for central Edinburgh”
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Main bedroom.
Main bedroom with double wardrobe space.
Main bedroom.
Main bedroom.
Second bedroom.
Second bedroom.
Second bedroom.
100% cotton towels are provided for each guest.
Bathroom.
Bathroom.
Kitchen.
Kitchen.
Kitchen: ground coffee and a cafetiere are provided to help you start your day.
Kitchen: salt, pepper, tea, coffee and sugar are provided.
Living room.
Living room.
Living room.
Dining area in the living room.
Table set for dinner.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Livi07
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Ideal base for central Edinburgh”
Reviewed August 18, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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This two-bedroom flat had everything you could possibly need for up to four people on a short trip to Edinburgh. Although very central, it was also extremely quiet which, together with the very comfortable beds, ensured a good night's sleep after our hectic days of shows and concerts during our recent Fringe visit. The location was perfect: we were never more than ten minutes' walk from any of the central Fringe venues and many were within five minutes of the flat. Such proximity to everything maximised the use of our relatively short visit and encouraged us to venture out late, even on wet and uninviting evenings. Having an off-road parking space is a rare commodity in Edinburgh centre and added to the ease and flexibility of our travelling arrangements.
Inside the flat, everything had been thought of with regard to the possible needs and comfort of guests, and the provision of breakfast essentials, as well as tea, coffee, biscuits and store-cupboard essentials like salt was much appreciated, as was the wine. We only prepared breakfasts and light lunches in the flat but it was well-equipped for cooking more elaborate meals if you wished.
Maya was a very helpful host who ensured that we had all the information we needed in advance of our stay and did everything to make our visit as comfortable as possible. We couldn't have chosen a better base: we have already recommended it to friends and very much hope to return to the flat ourselves on a future visit to Edinburgh.

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Management Response
Aug 21, 2017
Thank you very much for choosing my apartment for your visit to Edinburgh; it was a genuine pleasure to welcome you and your family, and I'm delighted to hear you were so pleased with your stay here! The central, yet quiet location is one of the main reasons I chose this particular apartment. As you've mentioned, it's so convenient for the sights (and a large number of Edinburgh Festival venues), yet quiet enough to be able to relax and unwind after a long, busy day in the city. The parking space is the other main reason I chose this property; it's so convenient to have somewhere safe to leave your car, and I'm glad you found this so useful during your stay. As a keen traveller myself, I know how important a comfortable bed is, as well as providing "the little things" in the kitchen; having salt and pepper, some kitchen basics, and a few goodies is always most welcome. I like to treat my guests the way I like to be treated myself when I'm away from home, so I'm pleased to hear that you appreciated them, too. Thank you for sharing your experience of my apartment in your review; it's much appreciated. Once again, it was a pleasure to welcome you all. Thank you very much for already recommending my apartment to your friends, and I look forward to welcoming you back. Until then, I'm sending my best wishes to you and your family. Maya.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sarah B
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Comfortable, conveniently-located Edinburgh apartment”
Reviewed August 15, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

This two-bedroom ground-floor apartment is located between Pleasance and Clerks Road, so very convenient for all Edinburgh Fringe locations and tourist spots, also two minutes away from a Tesco Metro, so ideal location all round. The flat itself is very recently decorated and refitted and feels very fresh and comfortable. We were really impressed with the facilities and how friendly and helpful the apartment owner, Maya of Rarity Rentals, was. Maya was in regular communication before we travelled to Edinburgh and confirmed all necessary information in advance, then on arrival she showed us round the apartment and was available by phone or email for any further queries while we were there. She also kindly provided eggs, bacon, bread and milk as well as two bottles of wine, which essentially meant we didn't need to buy breakfast while we were there. I would really recommend this apartment either for the Fringe or for any trip to Edinburgh. She also let us use the sofa-bed in the lounge so that we could have an impromptu stay by a third friend, for only nominal extra charge. I would definitely stay in one of Maya's apartments again, and found it superior to self-catering accomodation we've used in Edinburgh in the past.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2017
Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your stay, and for writing such a lovely review! After our messages back and forth, it was a pleasure to finally meet you all. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here so much, and that you found the apartment superior to other places you've stayed in during previous visits to Edinburgh; I'm delighted to hear it! The location is one of the main reasons I chose this particular apartment for my holiday rental property, and I'm glad to hear it suited you so well during Edinburgh's festival season. Although I don't include the sofa bed on my listing, I'm glad this suited your group's needs (for only the additional cost of the laundering the extra linen) when your friend joined you at the end of your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in Edinburgh. Many thanks again; sending best wishes to you all. Maya.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
memorymak...
Florida
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Ideal Home Away From Home”
Reviewed April 19, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

From initial contact to check-out departure, our experience couldn't have been better. Prior to arrival Maya kept in touch giving us advice and suggestions for things to do and see, dining opportunities, weather, etc. Upon arrival Maya was at the apartment with greetings and explanations on how everything worked, etc. The fridge was stocked with eggs, bacon, butter, milk and wine and the cupboards had bread, snacks (and Cadbury's Easter Eggs!!!) coffee, tea, sugar, salt pepper, etc.
The apartment is located in a cul-de-sac, a quiet oasis in center city, The apartment is scrupulously clean, very comfortable with two nice bedrooms with good storage, living room/dining room combo, well equipped kitchen with washer/dryer and nice bathroom. The apartment has a parking space, a rare commodity in a center city rental.
Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, the University and so much more are within easy walking distance. Grocery stores, coffee shops, restaurants and shops are just minutes away.
We enjoyed our stay so much and Maya made our visit a pleasure. We will be most happy to stay at Gilmours Entry on a return trip.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 20, 2017
Thank you very much for choosing my apartment, for taking the time to write a review, and also for such kind words. It was my pleasure to help you with your plans; that's exactly what I'm here for. I'm delighted to hear you liked the welcoming touches, from the kitchen basics, to the bacon, eggs and wine (also, I couldn't resist leaving Easter eggs for you all, seeing as you were staying over Easter weekend). I'm so pleased to hear you found the apartment comfortable and welcoming, as this is exactly what I strive for. As you've mentioned, finding a city centre rental with a parking space can be challenging, and having a parking space for my guests to use was certainly one of my "must haves" during my search for this holiday rental apartment; I'm glad you found it helpful during your stay. Thank you for staying; after our messages back and forth, it was a pleasure to finally meet you all, and I look forward to welcoming you back if and when you return to Edinburgh. Many thanks again, and warmest wishes to you all. Maya.
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Elisha T
1 review
“Perfect place to stay for New Year!”
Reviewed January 31, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We were so lucky to find this little gem for our New Years break in Edinburgh. It was ideal for two couples with everything we could possibly need in the apartment.....there was even a welcome pack including tea/coffee, eggs, bread and wine! Only a short walk from the royal mile, it was ideal for a weekend in the city including Hogmanay celebrations. Maya was amazing as a host and did everything she could to make our arrival, stay and departure as comfortable as possible. She even went out of her way to help us find additional parking. Overall, a fabulous stay and great weekend! Thank you Maya.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 2, 2017
Thank you for your kind words, and for taking the time to share your experience. I'm delighted that you all enjoyed your break away for Hogmanay. It was wonderful to meet you all and a pleasure to help you find parking for your second car; I hope this helped make the planning stage of your stay easier, and your time here more enjoyable and stress-free. Thank you again for choosing my apartment for your stay, and I look forward to welcoming you back if/when you're back in Edinburgh. Warmest wishes to you all. Maya.
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thornlea
Glasgow
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cosy home from home apartment in a quiet but central location.”
Reviewed January 23, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Lovely cosy apartment. A real home from home. Quiet location yet a couple of minutes from the hub with lots of coffee shops and restaurants. Only a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile. Highly recommend.

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Management Response
Jan 24, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts; it's much appreciated. I'm delighted to hear you like the location so much, as it was one of the main reasons I chose it as my holiday rental property. It's a city centre apartment, close to all the main attractions, but it's also situated in a quiet residential area with residents' parking; it's perfect for city breaks, and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time here so much. Thank you very much for staying and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Many thanks again and best wishes. Maya.
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Christian...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 11, 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 18, 2017
Thank you very much for choosing my apartment for your stay in Edinburgh, and also for taking the time to write a review. It was wonderful to welcome you all, and I'm pleased to hear you had everything you needed at the apartment. I'm delighted to hear the location was so suitable for you all, and that you found everything within walking distance. It was such a pleasure to meet you, and I look forward to welcoming you back if and when you return to Edinburgh. Many thanks again; sending warmest wishes to you all. Danke schön. Maya.
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