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Browns Close, designed by Sir Basil Spence, is a listed building Our fuly-equipped kitchen
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102 reviews
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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686nill
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Nothing left to chance”
Reviewed October 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

A very well furnished apartment, ideal for the traveller who wants home away from home. Having the ability to have home cooked meals as opposed to eating out all the time, handy to shops and about a 12 minute walk from the rail station. Good to be just off the tourist area yet so handy for everything we did on foot or by bus. Some noise from a neighbour , mainly a door that could easily be adjusted. The booking arrangement and care by the owners to ensure everything we needed was done very professionally and the price was very reasonable. Wi fi excellent

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Liked best: Very well furnished, nothing left to chance
Liked least: noisy security door
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad that you found the facilities and the location so convenient. Thank you too for letting us know about the door - we have spoken to the neighbours about this. We hope to see you again!
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Reviewed October 3, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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GillH3
OXFORDSHIRE
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Would highly recommend”
Reviewed September 30, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Fantastic location and very clean apartment. Would stay again if visiting Edinburgh - very close to bars/restaurants and shops - Had all the amenities that you would need for a pleasant stay
thank you

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 1, 2014
Thank you very much for taking time to write this review for us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us - and even more so to know that you would like to come back!
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Gra50
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent Edinburgh Escape”
Reviewed September 29, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Brown's Close is an excellent base to stay when you want to explore Edinburgh's wonderful architecture and countryside. Spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped, the apartment is a perfect bolthole situated at the end of the Royal Mile. The owners are very thoughtful and helpful and make you feel very welcome.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: External views
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 30, 2014
Thank you for taking time to write a review for us. We are pleased that you liked the apartment so much and found it a useful base for visiting Edinburgh. We hope to see you again!
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Susan R
Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Comfortable Stay”
Reviewed September 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Cannot fault this apartment or David at all. David kept in contact from the first moment we paid a deposit to the day of us travelling. He gave us perfect directions how to find the apartment. Everything and anything you need on arrival is there for you, a small welcome pack and even a pint of milk for the weary traveller down to a hair dryer in the bedroom.

The Apartment is very clean, modern, comfortable with Wi Fi. Only down side is the lack of TV Channels but there are DVD's there for you and CD's to listen to. David has also provided plenty of Literature for you to help you decide on where you want to visit during your stay and also some books for light reading at night. The small balcony was a welcome especially at night just to sit outside and chill out.

The location of the apartment is just at the end of The Royal Mile / Cannon Gate near the Scottish Parliament, which is great if you have been out touring about all day then it is down hill all the way.

Would highly recommend this to anyone as it was more a home from home, if visiting the capital again would be looking to book here first.

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Liked best: The Comfort of the bed after a long day walking
Liked least: Lack of TV channels
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Sep 30, 2014
We are glad that you enjoyed staying with us and found the welcome pack and various bits of information helpful. I also enjoy sitting out on the balcony when I can (although I am supposed to be working when I am there!). Thank you very much for your review.
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catanmax2...
Newtownards, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very comfortable, very handy, perfect for our needs.”
Reviewed August 30, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed in Brown's close for for nights in August. We booked the apartment and got regular emails from Margaret and David when we booked, when we paid the balance and before we left. We were also contacted by text the day of arrival to tell us the apartment was ready early.

The directions to the apatment from Waverley were perfect and it was easy found. We were delighted to find Oink right across the road also. We found the apartment spotless, comfortable, it had everything you could need for a short stay or even a longer one. We especially appreciated the extras like the sweets in the living room and the welcome basket in the kitchen. The extra blankets also came in handy in the bedroom closet!

The sofa bed was easy to make up and comfortable. The apartment is well layed out and with games, CDs and DVDs the kids didn't get bored. The shower was lovely and powerful. The bed in the bedroom very firm and comfortable also. The balcony is also a nice extra and its a pity we didn't get use of it while we were there. We just didn't have the time!

The apartment is well located, on a bus route and taxis can be hired from just down the road also near Holyrood palace. The apartment is well down the royal mile which is well lined with shops, pubs, cafes etc. The great thing is its all downhill walking home!

I would recommend Browns close to anyone. No doubt that on returning to Edinburgh we would definitely stay again!

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Liked best: home comforts!
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
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
Sep 8, 2014
Thank you for this review: it's good to hear that you enjoyed yourselves in Edinburgh, and particularly nice to hear that the kids enjoyed the facilities as well as the adults! We hope to see you again.
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RevPip
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way.”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

Just a perfect experience. Thank you David and Margaret for having such a lovely place to stay. As a frequent traveller to Edinburgh, we've tried a number of apartments over the past few years. This out ranks even the five star (and 3 times the price) apartments we have stayed in before. The apartment is very homely, bright, spotlessly clean - they have thought of everything for comfort -- lovely welcome pack and nice touches throughout. Ideally suited for both couples, friends, or small families - there are an array of books, games, dvd's, cd's for pretty much everyone - the furnishings are lovely, cosy and warm. The location is absolutely perfect - although there is a lovely pub underneath you cannot hear any sound at all. Considering it's brilliant location - it's very quiet (especially where the bedroom is) and the balcony is just wonderful. Ten stars all round.

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Liked best: everything!
Liked least: nothing.
Traveling group: Other
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
Sep 3, 2014
Thank you for a great review - you've certainly given us a billing to live up to! It is good to know that we compare favourably with other accommodations, and that everything was to your taste. And thanks, too, for mentioning how quiet it is at night. We hope to see you again!
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