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“Fantastic Flat on the Royal Mile”
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Seating area in the lounge, with door to balcony
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Browns Close, designed by Sir Basil Spence, is a listed building Our fuly-equipped kitchen
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Seating area in the lounge, with door to balcony
Browns Close, designed by Sir Basil Spence, is a listed building
Our fuly-equipped kitchen
The dining area
Entrance hallway
The bright seating area in the lounge
The dining table can comfortably seat four people
The kitchen has a useful breakfast bar
Some of our guests have told us this is the most comfortable bed they have ever slept in!
The bedroom has plenty storage space
There is ample space in the bedroom for the travel cot, which can be provided free of charge.
There are little extras tucked away around the apartment
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Holyrood Palace - only 200 metres from the property
View from the balcony of the apartment
Musicians marching up the Royal Mile (taken from the balcony)
Salisbury Crags loom over the Edinburgh skyline
Scottish National Monument (aka Edinburgh's Disgrace!)
Panorama of view from balcony of Browns Close Apartment
The Star Flyer in St Andrew Square for Christmas
The Scott Monument and the Big Wheel in December
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Michael M
Spokane, Washington
1 review
“Fantastic Flat on the Royal Mile”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Browns Close Apartment is located on the second floor, surprisingly quiet. We were very happy we were near the lower portion of the Royal Mile, by the Parliament Building, away from all the night time noise.

This recently-renovated flat had everything we needed for our week in Edinburgh. The apartment was tastefully decorated, just like in the pictures. The beds were very comfortable. The internet was fast. The shower actually had great water pressure and lots of hot water. The kitchen was well equipment with new and modern appliances and equipment. Too bad we did not cook our whole time there. We were there to enjoy the local cuisine.

David did a great job meeting us and communicating during our stay. He gave us a great overview of the neighborhood, which helped us out so much during our first couple days. We certainly would recommend this flat for anyone coming to Edinburgh. David... thanks for making our first visit to Scotland so enjoyable.

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Liked best: Location and spaciousness of renovated flat
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 20, 2014
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your FIRST visit to Scotland - perhaps you will get the chance to make more use of the equipment in the apartment next time! - and that you found the apartment quiet and comfortable. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.
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Emilie G
Lerwick, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great base for exploring, very comfy.”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Really handy for exploring Edinburgh. The apartment is beautiful inside, clean and comfy too, with plenty of home comforts.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 26, 2014
Thank you for a nice review - we are glad that you liked staying in Browns Close!
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PeridoicT...
Tofino, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

My family and I stayed at Brown's Close Apartment in May for 3 nights and absolutely loved it! The location was perfectly set towards the end of the Royal Mile above the Kilderkin pub. We were a little nervous of its location until we entered the apartment and then all our concerns were put to rest. We had no issues with noise and the apartment was spacious for the 4 of us. It was wonderful to have an in-house washer/dry at our disposal as well as an iron and ironing board. The apartment was stocked with all the necessities (ie. dish detergent, laundry detergent, hand soaps, step stool, manuals to work the appliances, books and guides on the area, selection of music and dvd's, games, puzzles, etc. etc.) We were in want of nothing and would have loved to stay longer as it truly was a home-away-from-home place. This hidden gem is well worth staying at! Thank-you David!! :)

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Liked best: It had everything we needed for our stay.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
Jun 26, 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed staying with us. Quite a few guests comment favourably on how quiet the area is in the evenings and overnight - a definite plus for a city-centre location!

Thank you for taking time to write this review for us.
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dieBritta
Essen, Germany
1 review
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“Perfect Accommodation! :-)”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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person found this review helpful

We (that is 3 persons) stayed in the apartment for 4 nights and had a wonderful time there! Very tidy flat and furnished with passion for detail... The welcome pack was very nice, too. There was even milk in the fridge for the first coffee! The beds were very comfortable and we especially liked the small balcony :-) Nice new TV and loads of information material of Edinburgh, which was very helpful. The location is very good, with the Royal Mile, the Holyrood Palace, the Parliament and Arthur's seat next door! There's a great pub in the house, too (Kilderkin, check the homepage), but don't worry, it's not noisy in the apartment!
We will definitely come back to stay here!
Thank you again, David, for the nice contact!
And say Hello to beautiful Edinburgh from us!
Hope to see you again,
Anke, Moni and Britta

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Liked best: Beds, TV, Balcony, welcome pack
Liked least: Nothing to complain about :-)
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
May 27, 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the extras and found the location so convenient - and that you liked Edinburgh so much!

I look forward to meeting you again - bis bald!

David
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Joan F
Cork, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent location.”
Reviewed April 26, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Excellent location at the opposite end of the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle. It was therefore quieter - away from the noise of stag/hen parties. It's location on the Royal Mile meant you can walk to all the attractions - just bring your walking shoes. Before booking this apartment I had done a lot of research and I reckon this offers best value for money.
The apartment itself it very comfortable. Bed comfy as is the sofa bed which is easy to make up. Basic toiletries and snacks provided and gorgeous quality fluffy towels supplied! The owner David is flexible with check in.
There is a small balcony which enjoys the early morning sun if you are lucky enough to get it as we were this Easter.
If you 're there try the hog roast from across the road at Oink - delicious!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 20, 2014
Thank you for this lovely review. We are pleased that you found Browns Close to be good value for money, and thanks too for the comments on the sofa bed - it's good to know that it is easy to use! - and the eating recommendation. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again if you are back in Edinburgh.
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Reviewed April 14, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Sharon O
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A little Gem on the Royal Mile.”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This apartment is everything it says it is. Situated a short walk down the Royal Mile the apartment is well located for all tourist attractions. With plenty leaflets and books for info on Edinburgh ranging from tourist information to history on the city you won't be stuck for things to do.
The apartment is spacious with plenty storage and exceptionally clean and well equipped with kitchen utensils and little extras like milk in the fridge for your arrival, coffee tea etc and a tray with small box of cereals and croissants.
Chocolates on the table on arrival was a lovely welcoming touch. There is plenty cd's, dvd's and games supplied. The walk in shower was easily controlled and powerful and after walking miles it was great to have a comfy sleep in the main bed.

The owners have truly thought of everything to make the guests welcome and feel comfortable. We felt like it was our wee home for the weekend and would choose this in the future before staying in a hotel.

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Liked best: Friendly welcome, cleanliness, comfortable and all the little extras available to use.
Liked least: Climbing the outside steps in the dark. Poor lighting but easily rectified with phone light or torch.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
May 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble to review our apartment. We are glad that you found it so welcoming and that you were able to make use of the information, games and CDs: it is nice to know that these touches are appreciated.

Thanks again!
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