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Review of Blackie House

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Entrance to the courtyard off the Royal Mile
The courtyard
Entrance stair
St Giles on the Royal Mile from the entrance to the courtyard
living room
lining table and kitchen
Kitchen (note there is no washing machine in this apartment)
Shower room
Bedroom
living room and dining area
view to the south from the living room
views to the north from the living room
Princes Street as seen from the apartment
Princes Street and the National Gallery as seen from the apartment
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edward G
Hamilton, Ohio, USA
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3 reviews
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“Excellent location, value and atmosphere on the Royal Mile near the castle.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 for a stay in November 2012
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My wife and I shared the apartment with a friend in Sept., 2012 (just now getting around to doing the review). We loved the privacy afforded by the two bathrooms and bedrooms on opposite ends of the flat. The location was great, only two or so blocks down the street from the castle, with a lovely pub next door. Old historic building with a view of the park in the valley below. Very reasonable pricing for 2br, 1.5 bath with kitchen & dining room & Internet. Loved it!

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Houston, Texas
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Blackie House asked if we needed someone to pick us up from the airport and we accepted this service. Alastair was on the spot, helped get our bags to the van and quickly deposited us at Blackie House. This was very convenient after a long transatlantic flight.

Everything in the flat was just as described. The beds slept well. Lots and lots of room and the shower was fabulous.

The views overlooking Prince's Street Garden were incredible. (Just wish the window panes were cleaner.) the furniture is all very comfortable. The couches and chairs in the living room are low and take a bit of work to get out of but other than that this place is fantastic. Plenty of room for our party of three adults and two children.

The location is fantastic. Just down the street from the castle, within walking distance (through the courtyard) to restaurants and pubs. Also, the On Off sightseeing bus stops at one entrance to the Close so you can just jump on, buy your ticket and your off to see the city.

We would definitely stay here again.

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Hamden
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Management Response
Apr 18, 2013
Thanks Helen, glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Southampton
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Texas
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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