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Browns Close, designed by Sir Basil Spence, is a listed building Our fuly-equipped kitchen
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104 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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sigalva
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
“Great apartment in a good location”
Reviewed July 9, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The apartment is in a very good location and it had everything that we needed for our stay. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 10, 2017
Thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you all again!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Steven G
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely well equipped apartment.”
Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We have recently stayed at Browns Close and the apartment is super clean and has everything that you may need for a comfortable stay away from home. It is very central to everywhere. We particularly liked the New Town for bars and restaurants. You can get pretty much anything there. I would definitely recommend this place if you want to be central, this is as long as you don't mind a bit of walking uphill.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 10, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are glad to hear that you found our apartment comfortable and convenient, and thanks too for the suggestion of exploring the New Town.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
c s
dunn loring
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spacious apartment and super location!”
Reviewed May 11, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Browns Close is a roomy apartment toward the bottom of the royal mile, which means you are usually walking up the hill to attractions and at the end of the day you get to walk downhill coming home. The 35 bus stops just outside the apartment and the train station is only a 5 minute walk. The apartment has everything you may need to cook and we were thankful to be able do a load of laundry (wash & dry!). The kitchen and bath are modern and the entire apartment is very clean. Old Town is great and go to New Town and Leith by the waterfront if you have the time. Many pubs and restaurants are within walking distance. We were pleased at how quiet the apartment is despite being above a pub. David B. is very responsive to any questions and requests. A great host! Would definitely stay here again.

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 1, 2017
Thank you very much for your lovely review, and for taking the time to write it. Thanks too for telling our prospective guests about some of the benefits of the location! We hope to see you again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kbmoore
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect base for exploring Edinburgh and Scotland!”
Reviewed April 26, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This flat is amazing. My daughter is studying at the Univ. of Edinburgh and we went for a 10 day visit. We absolutely loved staying at Brown's Close. The location was perfect, right on the Royal Mile close to Holyrood Palace. It is a great base location, close to the University and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, etc. Loved the pizza at Kilderkin pub around the corner! We felt quite safe. The amenities were great- washer/dryer, dishwasher- anything that one might need was there. The bed (and pull out couch) were very comfortable. It was quiet at night.

I can't say enough good things about the owners- David and Margaret are fabulous hosts- very helpful, responsive and had answers to all of our questions. We were delayed a day due to weather and it was easy to get a hold of them and make arrangements for them to meet with my daughter.

I highly, highly recommend this flat!

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 29, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us - and for such a lovely review! We are glad to know that you found the location convenient for the things you wanted to do, and it is good to know that we are getting things right in the flat: we'll do our best to keep up the standard! Thank you too for the mention of the Kilderkin - it is good to have independent views from our guests on places to eat in the area. If you are ever back this way, we hope to see you again.
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Julie B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Central but quiet location”
Reviewed April 5, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Brilliant location - so easy to get around and so many shops, restaurants and bars nearby.
Very well kitted out with everything you may need in the kitchen.
Bed is very comfy and very quiet in the evening even though it's very central.
Great apartment for a city trip!

Date of stay: February 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 6, 2017
We are pleased to hear that you found the location so convenient, and thank you for your comments about the apartment's facilities. It is good to know that you enjoyed your visit - we hope to see you again!
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vanessasR...
Murcia, Spain
1 review
“Best apartment. ”
Reviewed January 3, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

The apartment was awesome, perfect to stay with family and very very comfortable.
If you go to Edinburgh make sure to stay here you won't regret it.

Date of stay: December 2016
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review our apartment - it is good to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. David
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Gerhard7
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent location, special touch.”
Reviewed November 24, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We spent 4 days at Browns Close and what a fabulous time we had, I highly recommend this place.
The owner David met us at the flat, he is very friendly and gave us excellent directions on near-by amenities and places to go.
The apartment itself is lovely and clean, it has a cosy lounge with a balcony from which you can see the new Parliament building.
There is a well-equipped kitchen with everything you could possibly need, and a bright bathroom with electric shower.
The bedroom has an extremely comfortable large double bed, plus there’s a spacious comfy sofa bed in the lounge.

As always when I travel, I find it’s the little touches that make a place special and at Browns Close they have thought of everything.
We each had a set of fluffy white towels and facecloths for the bathroom, plenty of double-ply loo roll (I hate it when places skimp on toilet paper), a brand new shower gel plus individually wrapped Lux soap.
The kitchen had tea towels, dishcloths, washing up liquid etc , but in addition there were basic spices (salt/pepper) tea, coffee, sugar and also a breakfast/snack tray with cereals, hot chocolate, and shortcake biscuits. David had even put a pint of milk in the fridge for us. There’s loads of space and hangers in the bedroom cupboards, a box of tissues on the dressing table and a hair dryer. This kind of attention to detail really means a lot and makes it so easy for visitors to settle in.

Browns Close is in a really great location, after a long morning walk up the crags don’t miss full breakfast at Clarinda's Tea Room, or if you’re too late get yourself a pulled pork roll at Oinks across the road – actually it’s just as well we only had 4 days, any longer and I’d never fit into my clothes.

Date of stay: November 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. It is good to know that the little touches are appreciated!
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