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10 Clarendon Crescent
Ranked #53 of 202 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Quebec
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Simply the best”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

My husband and I spent a glorious two weeks in Edinburgh as local tourists and students and 10 Clarendon Crescent had everything we could possibly need or want to make this a perfect home away from home.
Located just over Dean Bridge, it is a 10 minute walk to City Center, 20 minutes to the Castle, Filmhouse, Usher Hall, the Scottish National Gallery and Modern One and Two. There are restaurants (Zizzi) and convenience and wine shops (Odd Bins) along Queensferry and Waitrose grocery store on Comley Bank has an amazing assortment of food options. 10 Clarendon Crescent is perfectly situated to take advantage of everything Edinburgh has to offer.
Billy McLellan is a lovely and helpful host - fresh towels and sheets were delivered during the week, and he had stocked the kitchen with milk, cereal, coffee, tea and fruit to start us off. We stayed on the top floor Learmonth apartment which is quite a few steps up, but we were rewarded with magnificent views down to the water and up to City Center. The apartment is filled with light, the bed was deliciously comfortable and the bathroom bright and clean. The Learmonth apartment also has a small washing machine which was a fabulous bonus for doing laundry (there is also a laundry on Queensferry).
Whether you are here for a long weekend or more - 10 Clarendon Cresent is a terrific, quiet spot when you visit Edinburgh. It alone is a reason to return to this beautiful city.

Room Tip: There is no elevator so if you have trouble with stairs ask for a second floor apartment.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2012

We stayed here for a long weekend, three nights. We had a modern style apartment with a bedroom-section, a living-room section with a kitchen corner and a bathroom. It felt fresh, updated and clean. Milk and cereals were available in the kitchen, there were books and magazines to read, and also tourist brochures which can give you some ideas about what you do. There were also free wi-fi. You get a comfortable base for exploring the area, in a quiet neighbourhood. We had a rental car one of the days, and found parking along the road just outside. I believe it was free in the weekend, but check that out.

We spent most of the time outside, so we didn't see much to the owners/staff. But they seemed nice and helpful enough. It was a great place to come "home" to in between the all the things to do in Edinburgh! We thought of it as really good value. Absolutely no regrets!

I have seen it described as only a few minutes from the west end of princess street, but you should be aware that it is stretching it a bit. To the very closest end of princess street it is about 800 meter. It is about 2km from the Weaverly Station downtown. It is not a problem walking it, we did so several times. Taxis cost £5-6 from our experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We so enjoyed our stay at 10 Clarendon Crescent. Billy McLellan the owner was so helpful and nice. He had stocked the kitchen on our arrival with the essentials. The location was great and the building itself was wonderful similar to one of the brownstones on Beacon Hill where we live in Boston. Old wonderful details to the building but completely renovated inside. All the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. A wonderful apartment. We were in Eaton with a Kitchen, living dinning room, separate bedroom, and bath. Windows floor to ceiling. We couldn't have picked better. It's was a great expeience. We can't wait to get back to Scotland again. Thanks so much for the wonderful Scottish hospitatilty.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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beirut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2011

We stayed here in September and it was a great experience! It was very clean and neat and the owner was friendly and very hospitable. The location was also great, at a walking distance from the center.

Iman D.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I are from Vancouver, BC, Canada and travelled to Edinburgh for my husband to play in a testimonial football match with the Hibernian Football Club. We were put up by the Hibernian Football Captain in the Luxury Apartments at 10 Claredon Crescent. The apartment we stayed in was absolutely perfect! It was extremely close to downtown Edinburgh, including many bars, restaurants, and attractions. The apartment was very modern with new kitchen appliances, a living room with comfy seating and a flat screen TV, table and desk with internet access. It was great to have a kitchen to be able to cook breakfast in the morning and pack a lunch for the day. The bedroom was large with a walk in closet and tastefully decorated with modern design. The bed was extremely comfortable after long days of sightseeing, watching the football match, and going out. The bathroom was perfect with heated floors, a bath tub and shower with strong waterpressure. The owners of the building were extremely helpful, friendly and only a phone call away or a knock at their door. It really felt like a home away from home. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 14, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, luxury appartment and highly recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2011

If you're planning a trip to Edinburgh, there's no need to scour through endless hotels to find your perfect fit; this is it. The boyfriend got 100 brownie points for finding this place when we were planning our trip to Edinburgh. The apartments are beautifully fitted and furnished, super comfortable and equipped with everything you could need. The showers are delicious. Can I say that about a shower? I just did. They make you feel so clean. The photos didn't do our apartment justice; it was even better in real life. Just a five minute (or ten if you're a stroller) walk to the centre of Edinburgh, these apartments are nestled in a safe, and slightly calmer corner of the city which is worth exploring in itself. We loved the location, impeccable cleanliness, complimentary shortbread and friendly service at 10 Clarendon Crescent. If we could live there forever, we probably would.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: 10 Clarendon Crescent
Address: 10 Clarendon Crescent, Edinburgh EH4 1PT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Stockbridge & Dean Village
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 202 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 10 Clarendon Crescent 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Based a few minutes walk from Edinburgh's city centre, 10 Clarendon Crescent is a perfect base to explore the riches of Scotland's capital, either as a weekend stopover or for a short-term business visit. Our five self-contained apartments fuse traditional Georgian architecture with modern design flair and technologies. The full height windows overlook the local gardens and are equipped with modern stylish furnishings coupled with state-of-the-art fittings with high-speed internet connection for business visitors. ... more   less 
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