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Merchiston Residence
Ranked #19 of 202 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire, England
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79 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent!-Could not be better”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We have just stayed here for a couple of nights in apartment 6 for my husband's birthday and because he used to live in the 'two rooms' ( one now) as a student so we were excited to see what it was like-love the design of the room, had a lovely welcome on arrival and were left with chocolates and prosecco and milk!!!
Comfortable beds, all crockery etc was lovely and clean as were carpets/paintwork etc. Ipod dock, dvd and dvd's to use, The White Company toiletries.Tea, coffee, biscuits - the list goes on!!!!
Loved that there was no key to remember and you have a code for the front door and your own and the customer service all the way through was excellent. Excellent location also and quiet.

Amazingly clean, will definitely be staying again and will recommend it to everyone. It is a treat to stay in somewhere that is modern and well looked after.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Merchiston R, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your husband must have found some difference since his time staying there, but his local knowledge would have meant you knew all the good places to go!
Its also great to hear that you noticed our housekeeping standards, I will pass your comments onto the team.
We hope to see you back soon
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is a great place to stay - all the benefits of a hotel suite with the privacy of your own flat. The location is perfect, close to the city centre but a couple of minutes from the main road so very quiet at night. There are groceries round the corner and lots of tempting restaurants, cafes and bars within a few minutes walk. I can't fault it or recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Merchiston R, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found lots of things to do. There are so many lovely restaurants close by that we are spoiled for choice. I hope we get to welcome you back soon.
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Droitwich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Not a lot more I can say that I haven't written in previous years other than the rating this accomodation gets is no surprise to me. Truly excellent and great value. stayed in the basement rooms this time, no issues with bookings, early arrival later entry tot he property. This is an ideal site from which to visit Edinburgh

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Merchiston R, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Hello there. Thanks for posting another lovely review, we are get to hear that we keep meeting your expectations and we look forward to seeing you back soon! Thanks again.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We are into our 4th day if a 6 day stay at the apartment. We have absolutely loved it. There has been no complaints. Room service is awesome. Furnishings are beautiful and everything you need is provided. A grocery store and coffee shop is 2 mins away as is the bus stop. A 10 minute ride from tranquility to the buzz of the city. There is a nice bound book in each room with clear instructions to use every appliance and gadget in the apartment. All useful phone numbers, bus routes, and places to see are clearly identified. We travelled as a family and loved it immensely.

I do have a few suggestions that would only improve something that's already very good. One, a latch inside the bathroom would be good. A copy of the city map for the guest to take would be good.

Would stay here again and recommend this place strongly.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Merchiston R, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Hello there

Thank you for taking the time to post such lovely comments about Merchiston Residence, it's great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay.

Thanks also for your feedback, all of which is appreciated. For your next trip, we have maps for guests by the front door, I will check when I am there later that there are plenty and guests are welcome to help themselves.

We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We spent 2 nights in these brilliant apartments on a recent visit to Edinburgh and to visit family. They exceeded our expectations, they were spotlessly clean and decorated extremely tastefully. They are located in a very quiet area but still close enough to explore the city of Edinburgh.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Merchiston R, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our apartments, we really appreciate it.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, the surroundings of Merchiston are so peaceful, particularly in the summer madness, so its good to hear you enjoyed that and your trip to Edinburgh.

We hope to see you back soon.
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in apartment 5 on the first floor which has one separate bedroom and another bed on mezzanine level above the bathroom.

The whole appeareance of the place was almost spotless, the only this I noticed was the the groutings between the tiles in the bathroom and kitchen started to desintegrate a little.
The apartments are furnished in a modern style (see already uploaded pictures / website) while reaining the classical elements of the building itself. The provided amenties, whether it's shower gel, towels, bed sheets, cereals, fresh milk,...are top-notch quality.
The TV comes with a DVD player and decent collection of DVD movies...spending a rainy afternoon at the apartment certainly won't get boring.

The location is also very convenient:
Downtown is just 10 to 15 minutes away on foot and there are plenty of Cafés and Restaurants in the area. 'La Barantine', a beautiful little french Café is a great option for breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Merchiston R, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Hello there

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and the location and thanks for posting the restaurant tip, there's nothing like actual recommendations!

Thanks for letting us know about the grout, our bathrooms are being regrouted as soon as the summer madness is over, its impossible to gain access before then. I hope it didn't impact on your stay.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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boston, ma
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My husband & I stayed here for 4 nights. We have been to Edinburgh numerous times & always stay in a hotel the city center. For this trip, we decided to try an apartment in a different area & couldn't have been happier with our choice. The apartment was great, very clean & comfortable with everything we needed. We encountered a few staff members who were all very friendly and helpful. The location is fabulous, with a fairly easy walk to the city center and plenty of buses if you don't feel like walking. There is plenty of green space with some really nice parks and also lots of fun restaurants, shops and a great chippy nearby. We'll definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Merchiston R, General Manager at Merchiston Residence, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Hello there

Thanks for your review, it's always good to hear the our guests have enjoyed their stay. Well done for finding the green space, maybe of Bruntsfiled Links, which we love! Next time try some of the ice cream from Lucas to follow the chips, it's amazing!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Property: Merchiston Residence
Address: 4 Merchiston Avenue, Edinburgh EH10 4NX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 202 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Merchiston Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A grand Victorian property of 8 luxury serviced apartments set in the cosmopolitan district of Merchiston where visitors are now offered an unrivalled home from home experience. The sumptuous interiors at Merchiston Residence are contemporary and bespoke, exuding sophisticated elegance. Merchiston Residence is a minute’s walk from the fashionable area of Bruntsfield which is home to designer boutique shopping and a myriad of independent eateries, and is a 15-20 minute walk or 5 minute bus or taxi ride into the city centre and the surrounding landmarks. ... more   less 
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