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St Giles Apartments
Ranked #21 of 214 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Stayed overnight recently at these apartments. Had problems getting into outside door of apartments initially. This was reported and fixed following day when we were leaving. Cleanliness of apartment was average as dust on tv and skirting of living area. One of the sofas needing replaced as dipped in middle and felt springs were coming through! When you ran water in bathroom there was a very loud noise which came from the tank in the cupboard and lasted a few minutes. Not great when late at night and trying to ensure kids stayed asleep. No wifi although it does state that this is available.
Good location and within walking distance of all tourist attractions.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Despite the fact that it's kinda tricky to find the office (especially if you're not familiar with the city), staffs were very helpful and courteous in helping us to find our apartment as it's placed in a different place. Apartment was excellent, with the price we pay for our stay I would say it deserved more than 5 stars! We've saved quite a lot of money on foods as we are allowed to cook in the apartment. It's also right in the middle of the old town and just 5 minutes walk to Edinburgh Castle. I've travelled to a lot of cities in the UK and I'd say this was the best stay I had! Totally worth the money!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We were there last week and have spent 2 nights, excellent, it's strategically located. Pull harder to open the door, we were struggling a bit. The complimentary juices and kitchen for you to cook might help save your money and they do have cutlery sets, lots of them

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yowong
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Great location within walking distance of everything. Apartments were clean, spacious enough for 4 people and great value for money. The service from the reception was great and only happy to help. Only negative was the lack of wifi in the apartments.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Could not fault these apartments, everything was just perfect, location, facilities, cleanliness - just everything. I am very particular and for me to be so impressed is quite something.

Far better than a hotel, with lovely comfortable bedrooms, great sitting area, kitchens with everything you could need, especially with dish washer and washing machine.

I highly recommend these apartments.

Room Tip: There are choices on the number of bedrooms but they are all excellent.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carol B
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newcastle upon tyne
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

On my first visit I stayed in St Giles Apartment 1 with the fabulous floor to ceiling windows over looking the cathedral & the quiet bedroom tucked away down a couple of steps at the back which was great for cancelling out the late night stumbling drinkers once bed time came. Great for people watching during the day though! On my second visit I stayed in St Giles Apartment 2 which is a two bedroomed apartment on the back of the building lookin over towards Princes Street. There was a huge enterance hallway leading to two well sized bedrooms one with ensuite & a large kitchen/living room. It was clean & well appointed.

Only slight niggle was that the group who were staying directly above us decided to run around (in what sounded like high heels) until 5am shreiking & shouting. This left us feeling a little tired the next morning! Other than that this apartment was lovely & quiet due to being on the opposite side of the building to the Royal Mile. I agree with other comments in relation to luggage, pack light! Its a workout lugging them up the narrow steps & through the gates. You can ditch your bags in the office next door once you check out as long as you pick them up before 7pm when the office closes - great when you've got a late train & want to make the most of your day.

In short I would highly recommend St Giles Apartments. You can't beat the location, they're cleaned to a high standard & are definitely far better value than a hotel particularly if you're in a group.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Regina, Canada
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed at Advocate 2 apartment. We were really happy with our apartment. We couln't have asked for a better location. It is just off the Royal Mile near the St Giles Cathedral. The apartment contained everything we needed. We had a great view of the Walter Scott monument and Princess street. The caretakers are located very close by and were quick to address any issues we had. We had trouble figuring out how to work the washer/dryer and within the hour someone popped over to show us how it worked.
The only issue we had was the noise one could here from the one bedroom located next to Advocate Close. Someone was talking well into the night. The other bedroom, however, was peaceful...no noise was heard. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tharron
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Property: St Giles Apartments
Address: 375 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 214 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — St Giles Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St. Giles Apartments offers self catering accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh at great value for money. Our self catering apartments are furnished to excellent standards, designer finished, fully equipped with all crockery and linens. Situated conveniently for all of Edinburgh’s attractions our apartments make for an exceptional base while visiting our historic city.By staying with us you will find great value when comparing to a city centre hotel but with the added benefit of your own living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen and most importantly privacy. ... more   less 
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