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Ocean Apartments
Ranked #26 of 217 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

This is our third visit to this apartment complex. We like the quiet location and the view. Parking is easy and the transport into Edinburgh is no problem. One quibble this year - we booked in February and were given an apartment number, one we had stayed in before. THe position gave exceptional sea/harbour views. On arrival, we were given a different apartment in another block. There was no choice but we were told it was upgrade - what a disappointment - thesitting/dining area was much smaller and with four crowding round the tiny table, dining in was an interesting experience.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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OceanApts, Manager at Ocean Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2010

Thank you for taking the time and reviewing your stay, while we are always delighted to have people come back and stay with us. We can only apologise for the inconvenience that was caused with you not staying in the apartment that you requested, we do our best to honour all requests that are made. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future and we will ensure that you get the apartment that you originally requested and enjoy your time with us once again.
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

We had a good stay here and would certainly return. Plenty of space and very clean. Would have preferred kitchen to be better equipped with cooking utensils. The good view of Britannia and out to sea was rather marred by the building site across the way.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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OceanApts, Manager at Ocean Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2010

Thank you for your comments, it is always great to hear when our guests have such a good stay in one of our apartments. The space that the apartments offer really is a fantastic extra compared to a hotel room. Thank you for posting some stunning pictures that you took, the sunset is just brilliant! We hope that you will come and stay with us again.
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

would recommend for families because you get a lot more space than in hotel rooms. Its a 30 minute bus ride to the centre of Edinburgh which suited us but wouldn't suit everyone. Buses were every 10 mins from right outside, £1.20 fare each way or £3 for a day ticket. Nice to be car free for a few days.
The apartment was clean and comfortable but looking a little tired. Bathrooms were lovely and beds comfy. Peaceful location with good views across the harbour.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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OceanApts, Manager at Ocean Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2010

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We agree that the added space that the apartments offer is a great bonus, we are also happy to inform you that all apartments have been updated and we have a continuous updating system to ensure that the apartments are always looking their best. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Reviewed July 30, 2010

I stayed here with three friends in two twin rooms. One room had an en-suite with shower. The kitchens were described as being "fully equipped" but we instantly found a problem because although there were mugs and tumblers there were no wine glasses! Also, it would have been good if there had been ice cube trays in the freezer (we left ours so apartment A17 will have them now!) and egg cups. The beds were very comfortable and there was no problem with outside noise because it's in a quiet area, but the problem we did find was that the only mirrors were in the bathrooms, which were not reachable from the plugs so we had a hair drying/straightening problem! So, the flat was definitely designed by a man who didn't think about essential things like grooming and champagne drinking! I'd use the flat again - it worked out at £84 each (4 of us sharing) for three nights, and the number 10 bus which goes in to Princes Street was practically on our doorstep. Oh, and it had free Wi-fi, which was good. We had a fab meal at the nearby (walking distance) Loch Fyne seafood restaurant.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 23, 2010

Booking with Ocean Appartments was an out-of-the-blue idea, but my girlfriend and I are very happy we did so. There's a lot of space in the rooms, so it's ideal if you're going with a bigger group, but a great deal of fun for couples as well. Everything was clean, and we enjoyed making use of the kitchen despite only being there for a few nights.

The #10 bus gets you right into town in about 10-15mins, so perfect whether you are exploring Edinburgh for the first time, or know your way around. Highly recommended to anyone.

Thank you Ocean!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2010

After a great day at a top Edinburgh spa our group were left very tired and deflated after trying to locate these apartments. Using a taxi from Edinburgh Waverly Station - even the driver had no idea where to go to find these apartments. Dropping us at Ocean Terminal (as it states is a 2 minute walk) we dediced to locate these ourselves......how hard could it be?! Very! Let's just say an hour later and 4 phone calls later we still had no idea. On our first phone call the reception staff could't give directions from our current location as "they didn't know how to describe it". Another phone call later stating what road we were situated on "they didnt know where this road is". When we finally got decent directions from a local we were on our way for a 30 minute walk. We then found there was no signposts for the Ocean apartments until you are on them, and yes it was the last block on the road. When checked in and in our room, yes we could see the Ocean Terminal complex but we would have had to either swim (as there is no direct access) or go round the way we had just came...........another 30/40 minute walk.......not good! As there was no information in the room for any local take away / food delivery we opted for the local Asda and girls night in. The rooms were clean and tidy, but in my opinion I would say the location lets these apartments down greatly.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2010

Nice spot to stop outside Edinburgh with good transport links - a bus stop just over the road with a service every 20 minutes to the heart of Edinburgh, made for a good base for a business trip.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled on business
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Address: 2 Western Harbour Midway, Edinburgh EH6 6PN, Scotland (Formerly Western Harbour Apts)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 217 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
Price Range: $66 - $342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean Apartments are modern, stylish contemporary serviced apartments that offer the comfort and standards of a hotel room with the space and flexibility of a private residence in Edinburgh.Cost effective and comfortable, these apartments are a perfect accommodation solution for business travellers, families and groups.All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, spacious lounge, dining area and two bedrooms. Carefully selected facilities are available to make your stay comfortable and stress free. ... more   less 
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Ocean Apartments Hotel Edinburgh
Western Harbour Apartments Edinburgh
Western Harbour Apartments Hotel Edinburgh
Harbour Apartments Edinburgh
Ocean Apartments Edinburgh, Scotland

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