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Greyfriars Bobby with the Apartment behind
lounge
bedroom with king size bed
kitchen
kitchen
bathroom, bath and walk in shower
View of the flat and Greyfriars Kirk
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Eoghan M
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent self-catering in brilliant central Edinburgh location”
Reviewed August 20, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

If you're looking for somewhere within walking distance of all the tourist facilities in Edinburgh (Fringe venues, Museums, Art Galleries, St. Giles, Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Scottish Parliament to name but a few) then you couldn't beat this for location. The apartment itself is spotelss and kitted out to a very high standard with all amenities that you could possibly need. We stayed during a week of the Fringe in August and it was brilliant - we'll be back! The owner made us extremely welcome and, despite our 4 hour delay on arriving, made himself available - couldn't praise this place enough.

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Liked best: Central location and first class amenities.
Liked least: The 4 hour flight delay from Birmingham!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Speegs
West Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
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“Excellence in the heart of Edinburgh”
Reviewed July 19, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Greyfriars Bobby was among the best vacation rentals we have ever booked. The apartment was clean, well-maintained, well-stocked with kitchen appliances, and featured several helpful amenities for travellers, particularly a washing machine and wi-fi. The location was beyond our expectations: 1/4 mile from the Royal Mile and right across from the (excellent and free) National Museum of Scotland. While the area is busy, the apartment was quiet. The fact that the rear of the apartment faces the 16th century Greyfriars Kirk is icing on the cake. There are good (some excellent) restaurants and pubs within a few blocks. Axel, the apartment manager, was a pleasure to deal with, and his suggestions for dining and listening were spot on.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: climbing 2 floors of narrow stone stairs for entry
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Newbury, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed July 5, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: Location; owner is amazing; spotless
Liked least: The fact that I had to leave
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
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JolaDi
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Lovely”
Reviewed June 12, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We were attending Edinburgh International Tango festival and this apartment was ideally located. I would never stay in a hotel or B&B again, if I will be able to find a suitable apartment.
There was no need to get up before 9am to make for breakfast. Lots of space to relax after dancing.

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Liked best: Location and cleanliness
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed June 10, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: The entire experience since this was our first time renting a flat-everything was as advertised and even better,
Liked least: Not a thing!
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Pennylove...
Devon, UK
1 review
“Still smiling, one month on...”
Reviewed June 9, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Well, do I really want to forfeit my chance of booking this again by letting you in to my secret and favourite place to stay? I will have to book early the next time as I think this will become extremely popular!!!

6th time in Edinburgh over the last four years and finally found home! Travelled solo this time and felt comfortable and secure in my funky apartment. Modern style in an historic building. Always loved this part of town so to actually stay here was brilliant.

Look out the front living room window and enjoy the hustle and bustle of the busy street. Look out the kitchen window at the back and you are faced with the silent, relaxing and rich history and architecture of the Kirkyard. Especially good if you like spooky scenery at night! It's amazing.

Didn't want for anything within the apartment and it surpassed my expectations. It's actually bigger than it looks in the photos. Everything from booking to arriving was straight forward and Axel gave me a very friendly welcome.

Love it..miss it...will return. :)

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Liked best: Arriving and having an amazing apartment to stay in.
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MorrowFin...
Red Deer, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Very well-appointed and well-situated!”
Reviewed June 2, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

I grew up knowing the story of Greyfriars Bobby, so when I found Greyfriars Bobby Apartment, right in front of the kirkyard, I was beyond thrilled. When we arrived, we were not disappointed!

This flat is situated in Edinburgh's Old Town directly in front of Greyfriars Kirk (which has a phenomenal kirkyard), and right across the street from the National Museum of Scotland. It's also only a 5 minute walk from the Royal Mile. The view from every window shows beautiful historic Edinburgh, including a glimpse of Edinburgh Castle from the kitchen! My husband and I would stand at the windows and just watch, it was that cool. You could see the much-visited statue of Greyfriars Bobby himself out our front window. Restaurants, shops, and pubs are on every side and within a short walk if you want to explore. The University of Edinburgh is also a 5-10 minute walk in the opposite direction from the Royal Mile. You're right in the thick of things and this makes getting around extremely easy and enjoyable.

Axel is a phenomenal host and made sure that we had everything we needed upon arrival. This flat was immaculate and very well-appointed. They thought of everything! Axel has even made up a binder with maps, recommendations for food and sight-seeing, and loads of other useful information. That bathroom was quite big, there were also laundry facilities in the kitchen, a dishwasher, ironing board, you name it. But perhaps the most thoughtful thing? He even stocked the fridge with milk, juice, and jam and provided tea and a loaf of bread to get us started. Also, this flat has free wi-fi, which as fantastic!

My husband and I hope to return to Edinburgh some day, and we will definitely be contacting Axel if we do. This was hands down our favourite place that we stayed on our 3-week trip to Scotland. We will be recommending Greyfriars Bobby Apartments to friends and family. Thanks, Axel!

We can't say enough about this

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Liked best: The location--it was perfect!
Liked least: There was nothing that we disliked.
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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