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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Kevin R
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Could not have been better!”
Reviewed July 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Our stay was delightful from beginning to end. The flat is comfortable, clean and very well maintained. It is in the heart of the Old City and convenient to shopping, dining and tourist attractions. Having Dave the property manager meet us, help us with our bags and orient us to the place was a nice touch. He was also around when the weekly housekeeping came in to make sure we were not having any issues. The flat is at the top of the building, up several flights of stairs and there is no lift so take the owner's statement about it not being suitable for folks with mobility issues seriously. However, if the climb isn't an issue, the payoff is the view and the ability to watch all the goings on along the Royal Mile outside. We loved this place and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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Liked best: The comfort and location
Liked least: The stairs up, which wasn't that big of a deal for us.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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mamy2k4
Imola, Italy
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very nice flat in wonderful position”
Reviewed May 11, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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The flat was very nice, even better than the photo. We were 5 friends and we stayed very welle there, a lot of space, only one bathroom with shower, but there is another toilet with washbasin , very convenient for us.
The beds are very confortable and the apartment is full of character, you feel like at home and you are in the best position for Edinburgh, we reached every interesting point of the city by foot and the night you are near the most fun pub and local.
We had only a little problem: two nights the hot water wasn't working and we could have a shower only the next morning. Anyway, we sent an e-mail to let the property management know it, so I think they will resolve the problem.
But I totally recommend this flat.

Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
May 14, 2015
Thank you for the very positive review, always good to know the property contributed to a wonderful trip to Edinburgh. We are very sorry you had an issue with the shower. We did indeed respond to the email you sent and system was checked, however nothing obvious was found. it was re-set and no further issues have reported by guests since then. Regards, Glenn Ford, ESC manager
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Sashamd19
Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth the price!”
Reviewed April 12, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

Beautiful flat! It was warm, comfortable and had everything that we needed. Bedrooms are large and decorated well. For a 2bed flat, the amount of space made the flat seem enormous for the 3 of us. There was no fighting over the bathroom as there was an additional toilet. Kitchen well stocked.
Excellent location - i lived in Edinburgh whilst at university and wished i could have been that close to everything! 5mins from train station, slightly more to the main bus station. No hassle. Plenty of choice for food, shopping, tourist attractions, or just finding a wee spot to sit and take it all in. Closest supermarket is about 5-10mins walk also.
Drawbacks -noise of the royal mile but this can not be helped and doesn't reflect negatively on the accommodation. There are a lot of stairs but after the initial lugging of suitcases these are a breeze. I would definitely consider staying here again!!!

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Liked best: Location and big bedrooms
Liked least: The mattress was a little hard but that is just my personal taste
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Caledonia...
Isle of Skye
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect for a city centre stay in Edinburgh”
Reviewed February 4, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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people found this review helpful

Have stayed in Parliament Square previously but this was the first time in No. 5. Our family were in Edinburgh for a special birthday celebration and stayed in four apartments throughout the building. This arrangement worked very well allowing us to be together but also giving us some space. No. 5 is an extremely well equipped, cosy and very comfortable spacious apartment. The kitchen was generously equipped with everything you could need and provided rooftop views across the chimney pots to Arthur Seat, The beds were extremely comfortable with lovely pillows and duvets and the original wooden shutters blocked out the city centre noise from the street below. If you want total quiet you don't stay in the city centre and we didn't find this a problem. The meet and greet arrangement with Dave was very efficient as was all booking communications. The apartment is spotlessly clean and you immediately feel at home so thanks to the owners who have taken the time and effort in making it so

I remember this building as the Central Police HQ so it is quite interesting in being able to stay there. The High Street location is within easy walking distance of the train station and connections for Edinburgh Airport, there are too many pubs and restaurants to mention very close by, and not forgetting the Royal Mile's historical treasures and museums. Plenty things to do and see with a wonderfully relaxing apartment makes this an unmissable experience.

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Traveling group: Large Group
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hotandsan...
Daytona Beach, Fl
Level 6 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect Flat On The Royal Mile!”
Reviewed February 2, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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people found this review helpful

We stayed in this flat based on all the reviews and they were spot on. I booked months in advance and Glenn was on top of everything including all my questions as the date approached. We travel all over the world and stay in hotels most of the time. This trip, we were traveling with our son and daughter in law and this made more sense finacially for us and we wanted the amenities the flat made available.

I won't say to much about the location because it's been mentioned over and over but you can't find a better spot for any of Edinburgh's sites or restaurants. Glenn also gives you a print out of restaurant recommendations that was very useful. We made reservations two weeks before we left and were very glad we did as some of the top rated restaurants were almost booked up except for off times of very early or really late.

We were met by Dave in front of the flat at the planned time and he threw our luggage over his shoulder and bounded up the stairs. Thank you to Dave for that as there are quite a few stairs. He showed us how everything worked and left us some milk, tea, and coffee.

The flat was spotless and had everthing you could want in terms of cooking in (we really didn't) but it's nice if you want to. It is great to have a fridge for soda, waters, etc. The bedrooms are very large and the beds were super comfortable in both rooms. There is one full bath with shower and tub and a half bath with sink and toilet. That really made it easy for us with 4 people getting ready at one time. The wifi worked great and the TV was state of the art. Street noise never bothered us at night. There are some street performers that were fun to watch out of the living room window and the crowd could be loud but this never went on at night so, no problem.

We've been to Edinburgh on several occasions and this trip was one of our favorites and one of the reasons was this flat and the location.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Hot water on timer.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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patrick86...
Greenwich, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Grand Flat with High Ceilings in the Center of the Royal Mile”
Reviewed December 3, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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people found this review helpful

Although the flat was absolutely lovely, the noise from the Royal Mile could be heard at night. Not too bad, but not ideal. Given the fact that Edinburgh has such great night life, we luckily arrived back at the flat late enough that the street noise did not bother us too much.

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Liked best: charm of the historic property
Liked least: street noise
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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?
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Brian J
Dumbarton, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unbeatable!”
Reviewed November 30, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This is a stunning apartment which is spotless, airy and very comfortable with plenty space for four. Kitchen is well equipped giving any guest the option of eating in or out. Ideally located on the Royal Mile, all of Edinburgh's main attractions and shops are within easy walking distance. We had a fantastic stay and would recommend this apartment to anyone.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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