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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

The apartment is not big but huge, I stayed there with my sister and brother. We had everything from washing machine and detergent to wash our clothes to anything else you could possibly need. Very clean and with a great kitchen. Location is superb and in walking distance to everything important. Great view and close to pubs and restaurants. Keep...

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Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as just a couple and had a great time in 12/1 Parliament Square. The price for what you get was definitely a bargain! High vaulted ceilings, fantastic views of Parliament Square and the Royal Mile and a feeling of grandeur in the old town. The whole apartment was clean and secure, modern throughout and very spacious. The only...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Just on the way home after a great stay at the Grassmarket Apartment. We came to Edinburgh for the opening of the Christmas markets and were pleased to find this apartment as a cheaper alternative to the pricey hotels. We certainly did not regret the decision. We were met nearby the apartment by the Owner Derek, who was really friendly...

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Thank Brucey1987
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Stayed at apartments in parliment square 2 bedroom. Number 11.for long weekend price was far cheaper than hotel.fantastic location on royal mile.derek met us for transfer. Got in room 12.30 .great pubs and eating places 4 adults was large apartment with all the goodies. Highly recommend......

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Thank james B
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 October 2015

My family and I stayed in the apartment located in Parliament square and we absolutely loved it. The location is unbelievable with the royal mile basically at your doorstep and the views from the living room and master bedroom windows are fantastic. In addition to the amenities, the manager who brought us to our apartment was friendly and helpful with...

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Thank Anna L
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We stayed at the apartment on Johnston terrace which is very close to the castle. We arranged to meet Derek at the apartment, he was very nice and helpful. He showed us around and gave us tips and where to eat, what to do etc. It is a 200 year old building but the apartment is pretty modern and was...

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Reviewed 5 October 2015

So, after reading reviews here and there we (My Girlfriend and I) decided to go with Greyfriars Apartments and it was worth every penny. The apartment we had was 1 parliament square (there are a few of them), it didn't face the Royal Mile, but I was dead smack right in the middle of it. The owner and I were...

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Thank Israel F
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Stayed at the Apartment at 90 Grassmarket over the Festival. Location was ideal - right at the heart of the festivities, but the double glazing ensured thie noise was never a problem. Often it was nice just to open the windows and let the sights and sounds of the Grassmarket into the room. The Apartment itself was spacious with everything...

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Thank Evangelis
Cleveland, OH
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Generally great-the location is fantastic and the old town is a wonderful place to be. The staff (Derek) were quite pleasant. Keep in mind that the place is a bit old. The floor creaks and the furniture is a bit hard. Do not plop onto the couch! Also, the shower is a bit difficult to get in and out of...

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Thank JeremyCleveland_OH
Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My husband and I and our three children stayed at the Castle Terrace apartment for 3 nights end of May/beginning of June. This apartment is really a 2 floor townhouse with 4 huge rooms and a beautiful view of the castle. Derek was wonderful and very helpful at check-in. There is a grocery store right around the corner and the...

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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Address: Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2QL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Price Range: €99 - €186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Greyfriars Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Don't be fooled by the nice pictures on the website....”
 of 5 bubbles mfa001, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Apartments are available on different floors. Check floor if you lack mobility.”
 of 5 bubbles PhilippaM875, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Actually we got free with fi from Sky free WiFi system”
 of 5 bubbles famille_LENIQUE, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I think there are two flats from Greyfriars in this building. I can only speak to the 2 bedroom, 2 bath. It was absolutely outstanding. Definitely recommend.”
 of 5 bubbles ZannaW, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
“These are self catering apartments, so are not a hotel per se.But if you are only a couple and in the 2 bedroom apartment, sleep in the front room near the side of the castle - the back rooms overlooking the market are even louder...but the double glazing helps a lot - but needs to be shut to work!!”
 of 5 bubbles Dwatkinsuk, 10 Jul 2014 | Read review
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