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Staycity Aparthotels West End
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Merced, California
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“Less than expected”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Clean and modern but compact and mediocre. The location is relatively close to downtown Edinburgh but still a bit of a walk in and out.There is a bus on the main road but you are probably fast walking. There is a Tesco Express close by to stock up on a few things and other stores, bars and restaurants on the way into town. Ours was a 'sleeps 6' apartment but it was cozy for 3 people. The bedroom doors barely opened due to the double beds as was the case for the closet. The dining table had to be kept by the wall and if needed for 6 would mean stowing the coffee table somewhere else. Same for using the sofa bed - the coffee table would have to be put else where its just that there was no where else really to put it. The shower was also badly designed as the half glass wall allowed lots of water onto the floor. Electricity did not work unless the door key was inserted in a key pas and so no way to charge items when out for the day. Reception will let you back into the building and your buddies can let you back into the apartment so no need to leave everyone in the dark if you have to go to reception to get more than the one roll of toilet paper provided - which I had to do and so sorry to my travel buddies for not knowing and leaving you in the dark.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Lovely apartments, modern with comfy beds. Kitchens well equipped with dishwasher, fridge, microwave etc. Quiet location with friendly staff. Good location as very near Haymarket. Parking secure. Would recommend. One of the better apartments I have stayed in in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Hexham
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Christmas shopping trip to Edinburgh , checked out hotel prices for our usual hotels 4/5 star but a bit pricey, so booked stay city apartments for a change and a great saving on hotels!!
Great location! 10 min walk to usher hall which is west of Edinburgh castle a further 5 mins in centre of princes st.
Apartments easy to find , I used sat nav which brought me to door of stay city apts
Secure parking was £12 per night but city parking is difficult and pricey these days so was happy with that
Apartments finished to a high standard!
Nice bathroom( shower not bath ) well equipped kitchen, flats screen tv etc and very quiet!!! And beds comfortable not usual hard mattress!!
Would definitely consider stay city apts again in any city I am travelling to
You need to provide a deposit of £200 but I used my credit card !

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  • Stayed December 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed in a 1 bed apartment with additional sofa bed in the lounge. In no way was it a 1bed apt. It was a Studio and a really badly designed one at that. It was very clean and it did the job and it was good value but I would not go back given the choices avaialble in Edinburgh. Also, the customer experience is odd. The staff were lovely but you have to sign a contract and pay a deposit yet the key wordings were not precise. In essence guests are asked to pay £200 cash which will only be refunded via my bank 2 days after cheque out! I was then asked for a further £50 deposit for the car park fob. I have never beeen asked for a deposit when staying at a hotel or apartment before and feel this experience, the way it is carried out and the wording of the contract provide a poor service experience. In summary, clean but tiny, not as described, no room to get into one side of the bed and no seperate room just a studio.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Basically very clean, well maintained apartments. I stayed with family but we felt like at home. There is left luggage facility and it also helped us. When I reached there they offered me a high price but then I saw them the price shown in a travel booking website. They accepted and gave me additional 10% discount. I was quite happy about that.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

11 of us shared 3 apartments block 9 ground floor- thank you very much we had a lovely stay for our Christmas night out in this clean, modern accommodation. Apartments new and well equipped , beds v comfortable even the bed settees, easy access from Haymarket. Would definately recommend and return

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Great for trips of all purposes. Beautifully decorated apartment, completely spotless and with great facilities. Staff went out of their way to ensure my stay was comfortable and had great knowledge of the city. Luxury at an affordable price. Will be returning in the new year with friends.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Staycity Aparthotels West End
Address: 11 Brandfield Street, Edinburgh EH3 8BN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 202 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Staycity Aparthotels West End 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in May 2011 to a very impressive standard these self catering apartments provide each guest with a true home from home. We offer a selection of 99 one bedroom apartments (sleeps 3 or 4) and 36 two bedroom apartments (sleeps 5 or 6). Fully furnished and complete with bed linen and towels. 24 Hour Reception, Car Parking and FREE Wi-Fi access available. All apartments also come with fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, microwave oven, LCD TV/DVD players and lounge/dining area. Located in Edinburgh City Centre, 12 mins walk from The Castle and 10 mins walk from Princes Street. ... more   less 
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