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“A little disappointed but fine for one night” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Staycity Aparthotels West End

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Staycity Aparthotels West End
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A little disappointed but fine for one night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night on a one bedroom apartment. It was not like the picture. A lot smaller and very plain. I had expected a little touch of luxury. Not much just a little. Bedroom was tiny and the bed I think was broken, not comfy. The main door itself did not feel very secure although it was in a complex and safe enough. Other than that it was well equipped. Problem with the shower. Either scalding or freezing. The apartment as while was a bit tatty round the edges. Great location tho central but no noise.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

We found these apartments very easy to find, contradicting other reviews. They are a 30 minute walk from Waverley Station and a 10 minute walk from the bottom of Princes Street. The taxis cost anything from £5-£10 to get into town.
The apartment we were in was very, very small. The living room was tiny (enough space for a bed and table but no-where to sit really) and the kitchen was tiny too, though functional. It was well equipped and modern but just too small for 4 people. There were 3 of us and we felt stifled.
The first night our light outside was buzzing an annoying noise. The security guard walking around spotted it and sorted it for us which was excellent service.
While we were there it was popular with hens and stags and apart from one reveller, we heard no noise.
We would definitely stay again but would want to discuss the size of the apartment first.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cramlington, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

We booked a two bed apartment suitable for up to 5 adults, in the end only two of us actually went that weekend but was a very well equipped apartment, with great heating and hot water. Kitchen was brilliant, had everything we needed. Beds were two singles zipped together which was great for me as mine was secure but my friend's bed was not the zip was broken and so there was a lot of seperation going on with the beds in the middle! The only part that let it down was the water damage to the bathroom door frame. It was damaged up to a foot up the frame from what appeared to be a leak or flood. Looked ugly but didnt spoil everything, rest of bathroom was ok. Would visit again the only niggly thing is the deposit of £50 per person and the fact that on top of the £238 for the apartment and the £100 for the deposit, I was charged £6.55 for a foreign currency charge despite being in edinburgh and using a UK card? Was odd but I think that may be my bank at fault as its a dublin based company. Am still pursuing the charge with my bank back. The refund of the deposit should be through in 3-5 working days im told. Staff very helpful to us, even when busy. So overall a good experience we had a lovely trip with only minor niggles. Would stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Booked two bed for a work night out for 6 people, the location was brilliant, staff were friendly and the apartments were very modern and clean. We only stayed for one night but it had the facilities for a long term stay with washing machine etc. This would be perfect whether you were going alone for business, wanting a romantic getaway or for a group stay with friends. Also great value for money, we booked through booking.com and it only cost £23 pp. The only thing I would say is the £50pp deposit takes a while to be refunded back into your account so if possible pay this with cash.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed in these apartments for weekend trip to see Lion King at the Playhouse- first impressions were great, very close to Haymarket train station, we were 2 adults and 2 kids (11&6)

Apartment was spotless and well equipped, rooms were nice and airy and living area was good size, will definitely be back to stay here- minus the kids ;)

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

Booked one bedroom apartment that slept four ended up with double bedroom, single bedroom & double sofa bed. Lovely bright modern spacious apartments that has everything you need. Beds and sofa bed were very comfy and kitchen was very well equipped. Staff were very friendly and helpful. 10 minutes walk to Princess St/Grass Market/Hay Market - great location, however would recommend a sat nav etc to locate - not the easiest place to find.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a one bed room apartment for one night with my hubby and sister in law while we were visiting the christmas markets. The apartment was fantastic, has everything you could ever need, including a hairdryer and ironing board. Bed was extremely comfy as was the sofa bed. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Apartments are in a great location (10 mins walk from haymarket station and 20 min walk from princes street). Great value for money, will definitely stay again on our next trip to Edinburgh

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Staycity Aparthotels West End
Address: 11 Brandfield Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 214 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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