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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Great location , speedy check-in . Within walking distance to either end of the royal mile. We were lucky to get a room on the first floor since there's no lift. Loved the purple interior.. Very modern and cosy. We had a problem with our heater . Called the room service and they were quiet efficient. Would definitely recommend this... More 

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ireland
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

This was our first trip to Edinburgh for the Tattoo & the Festival. Location was superb 5 mins from the castle and beside everything else. Trouble was our apartment no 5 was shabby, furnishings soiled , settee had burn marks on upholstery, and was covered in hairs. paintwork and wall coverings scuffed. Place was clean enough but just tired looking... More 

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Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Very helpful staff, within walking distance of pretty much everything and very clean and attractive rooms. Very pleased with this booking and would easily go back. Much preferred this apartment to any hotel I've been to in Edinburgh.

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Manchester
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

Okay, so there are lots of stairs to walk up if you get a top floor apartment but it is worth it We stayed in apartment 11 and everything was so perfect. You have to check in at the backpackers association around the corner, but the service and welcome was fantastic. We had help with our luggage and had polite... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

The Royal Mile Residence is in a great location in Edinburgh, especially for first time visitors (as we were when we stayed). We only stayed one night and spent most of the weekend on the Royal Mile so the accommodation was perfect. The room was very nice, spacious and clean. The only problem was the long spiral stairs up to... More 

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Thank Jacqui M
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

Absolutely fabulous apartments in an ideal spot for all your needs. Would definately stay again

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1 Thank ab1lynch
London
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Royal Mile Residence comprises eight apartments in an old tenement on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town. This location has advantages since it's in the heart of the City, almost opposite St Giles Cathedral and therefore central to lots of sightseeing. But there are considerable downsides in being so central and they mostly come down to noise late into... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Gorgeous, real luxury and right in the middle of the royal mile. I had to check in at a hostel around the corner so i started to worry thinking thats where we had to stay but then they gave us the keys and directed us to the apartments. It is a very old building full of history and very typical... More 

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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

If you're looking for a lovely place in the heart of Scotland's capital then the Royal Mile Resident is great accommodation if you can sleep through hurricanes, and enjoy waking up at the crack of dawn. The windows are single glazed which means you can hear everything happening in the streets below. From chanting, shouting, bottle breaking drunks at 3am... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

These are apartments superbly located on the Royal Mile. The actual reception is round the corner. If you book the property you should remember this to avoid confusion. The issue with this apartment is that the flats are located in a building with no lift. You can only get the rooms through a very steep ladder with all your luggage.... More 

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Old Town
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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One and two bedroom luxury serviced apartments located in a historic building and sharing the Royal Mile with Holyrood Palace and the Castle. Each apartment enjoys views over the Royal Mile or New Town and is lavishly decorated with all mod cons. Apartments serviced daily and guests enjoy complimentary use of Health Club & Spa. Perfect for friends and families. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Mile Residence

Address: 219 Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1PE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Price Range: €154 - €519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Mile Residence 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“If possible try to request a lower floor room to save using the stairs!!!”
 of 5 bubbles KittenFluff, 30 May 2013 | Read review
“Room 11 was at the very top, a lot of stairs but worth the walk.”
 of 5 bubbles RossDeMon, 10 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Apartment 11 overlooks the royal mile Remember, the hire the apartment number, the further up the stairs it is There are no lifts and a minimum of one set of stairs to the first apartments”
 of 5 bubbles TheHotelWriter, 19 Jul 2012 | Read review
“Be aware the rooms at the top require a steep trek up the staircase”
 of 5 bubbles JacquiM_12, 11 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Lower numbered apartments mean fewer stairs, but stairs just the same.”
 of 5 bubbles JamesRadish, 18 Oct 2011 | Read review
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