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“Convenient Stay in City Centre”

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Capital View Apartments
Ranked #103 of 204 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Convenient Stay in City Centre”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed 6 nights at Capital View Apartments. The studio apartment was very clean when we arrived - comfortable bed and nice bathroom. The kitchen facilities are a bit tight, but certainly manageable if you plan to cook (as we did most days). The location of the apartment is really central - an easy walk to the Old or New Towns. There were a few nights when it was somewhat loud outside (restaurant next door, people walking home from pub/bar), but that was overall a minor inconvenience. As someone else mentioned, there are free laundry facilities in the building. Unfortunately we left our (brand new) washing powder in the room between washing and drying our clothes and someone took it. But the building overall feels safe. In general, we had a great stay and Jill was very helpful during booking. We'd recommend staying here!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Malta
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Perfect location.. close to both the royal mile and princes str. Excellent view from apartment 8A. Although we never met Jill, she was very helpful in every communication about our stay. Loads of info about Edinburgh and amenities was available in the room. Room was very clean and had all the basic things, including wi-fi.
The only downside was the shower.. there's only a rain shower in apartment 8A, which is not convenient for ladies that don't want to wash their hair everyday.
If I visit Edinburgh again, I will try to stay here again, but will remember to pack a shower cap!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Capital View apartments. We felt very comfortable in this clean and spacious apartment. Great views of the city and best of all was the location - so convenient to everything that Edinburgh has to offer. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone visiting this lovely city.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newark, Delaware
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Couldn't get over the views facing northwest, out over Princes Street Gardens and toward New Town. Literally a 30 second walk to the top of the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Only complaints were that the laundry room (free for guests to use) was quite untidy. Otherwise, a fabulous place to stay, great location, well-appointed studio apartment. (Stayed 2 nights: 2 adults, 3 children, ages 8, 5, and 1 1/2)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

We spent the weekend in Capital View, and must say it is a perfect place to stay in Edinburgh.
From the very beginning - to end it was a great experience.
Incredible view, amazing location, clean and well kept, we would have happily stayed longer.
In short, we will be back to stay - can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Somerset West, South Africa
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Simply no better location if you want to have the best of both worlds (towns). The apartments are on the edge of the old town, overlooking the new town and harbour and a 5 minute walk from the bus and train stations (which can also be seen from the apartments). Be prepared to walk up a steep hill or many stairs to get to the apartments ('half-way up the mound") from the new town or stations. Within walking distance to most attractions, including the Castle, Royal Mile and Princess Street. Numerous restaurants in the immediate vicinity and supermarkets nearby.

Our apartment on the 8th floor had everything we needed, including a well equipped, small kitchen with dishwasher , microwave, stove/oven and fridge.

The laundry on the 3rd floor of the building was a bonus!

Highly recommended - will definitely return if we visit Edinburgh again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Washington DC
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We brought our three year old and 5 year old with us to Edinburgh for two days. Location of Capital View Apartements cannot be beat. Eat a breakfast in Princess Garden overlooking the great view, try breakfast at the Crag and Tail Restaurant around the corner... Easy walking distance, even for my prenant wife and two little girls, to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. We stayed on the 8th floor and had the best view we've ever had in a hotel overlooking a city! Apartment was very neat, clean, perfectly furnished. Great little amenities like coffee, butter cookies. Jill provided LOTS of great information for us, making our trip much easier. Overall, can't think of anything except excellent things to say about this place!

Room Tip: Ask for a good view, plenty of rooms will have them.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Capital View Apartments
Address: 13 North Bank Street, Edinburgh EH1 2LP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #103 of 204 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Capital View Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very centrally located apartment’s right in the heart of the Old Town in Edinburgh with terrific views. We are located next to the Royal Mile, Princes Street and the castle. Each apartment can sleep up to 4 people and has recently been refurbished. These non-smoking apartments are self-catering and have a serviced lift/elevator. All electricity is included, as is free Wi-Fi internet access, all bed linen and towels and free use of private laundry (washing machine and dryer). ... more   less 
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Capital View Apartments Edinburgh, Scotland

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