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“Great place to stay in Edinburgh!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Apartments Royal
Ranked #99 of 214 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in Edinburgh!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

My family loved this little condo right on the Royal Mile. We were visiting Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival and you have first row seats to all of the entertainment. Wonderful location. In addition, the condo was very roomy, clean and quite comfortable. They also included a continental breakfast one morning. The owner met us right on time and was extremely helpful, accomodating (they let us arrive much earlier than planned!) and nice. If you have a car, parking might be tough (near impossible during the Festival) but if parking not required, best place to stay in Edinburgh!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CarlyF222
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Alberta
Level Contributor
91 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Family enjoyed our stay and loved the views from the large opening windows in the living room. Compared to a hotel the large living space was excellent with 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and dining area. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable about the city and its attractions. Wi-Fi was included. The bedrooms were located at the back of the apartment which was a plus because street noise wasn't an issue when sleeping (although the Indian restaurant across the street had a annoying looping soundtrack that continued into the early hours). This rating would have been higher if a few cosmetic issues and the towels would have been upgraded, some of it was dated. Please note that do not attempt to use the washer/dryer combo unit as the dryer did not work and we had to hang our towels to dry (after 11 hours in the drying cycle). Disliked that the second bedroom did not have a window.

The location was perfect, it was close to the train station and halfway between Edinburgh castle and Holyrood Palace. There were lots of restaurants and shopping nearby. Parking is non-existent in Edinburgh but there were public parking lots nearby. There was a tiny elevator but we rarely used it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank HPfans
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

Now, parking is a problem there, of course. But the rooms are great. Apartment, I should say. 3 Rooms and a kitchen for that price, in the very centre of Edinburgh, with large windows overviewing high st... one immediately feels integrated in the city, and with grocery shopping at walking distance, making your own breakfast and dinner is only the better option.

Simple booking, simple payment, simple handling---has the flair of renting an apartment, Unfortunately only for a few days!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank padgoute
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

highly recommend Staff very helpful, the apartment is just right at the heart of Edinburgh old town area, highly recommend for a city trip. The room is very comfort - include kitchen , tv, cable tv, stereo, large bed room.very clean Overall, 9 out of 10.


As it located right at the high street, noise in the day time is can't be avoid but acceptable. Need to provide more soap and shampoo.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kiat25
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2011

Lovely apartment, well decorated and very clean. Excellent location. Good value for money with continental breakfast included. Also had CD player, DVD player, freeview and free wifi. Will definitely book to stay again

Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Suzie1509
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Thailand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

We stayed at the Royal Mile Apartment for 2 nights. The location is perfect for exploring the city, and getting here is convenient since the train station is only 5 minutes walk away. Also, the apartment is close to departure points of various local tours in case you want to go to the Highland. (highly recommended!)

The room, though not sparkly new and showed few signs of weariness, was very well-furbished, giving nice and comfy atmosphere. It was like we were at home.

Everything needed was there, from the cutlery to washing machine and garbage bags, and informative welcome folder. Also on the bookshelf are some Edinburgh and Scotland guidebooks. The building has an elevator, useful if you have big suitcases.

The man who greeted us was very pleasant. He gave us maps and showed directions to interesting attractions around the city.

Overall, it exceeded expectation with highly satisfiable price-value performance. Totally recommended!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank kinyoubi
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Property: Apartments Royal
Address: 126 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
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Ranked #99 of 214 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Apartments Royal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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