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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Very good - based on 65 reviews
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Chris H
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Walk everywhere!”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This terrific property is located just a block off of George Street and a convenient walk to just about anywhere you would want to go in Edinburgh. The property was clean, well furnished, and perfect for our family of five. Kitchen and living area are nice.

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KatieMacL
Cullen
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great central location, amazingly quiet but in need of a lick of paint”
Reviewed 12 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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The apartment is 5 mins from Waverly Station in a lane behind George Street. Location couldn't be better and we were amazed how quiet it was with the exception of the recycling lorry visits! The apartment was easy to use and spacious for 4. We asked for the fold down bed as well, which comfortably slept 1 adult. The apartment was spotless and had all the basics required. The only down side was that the apartment is in need of freshening up. The walls were quite badly marked and the flooring was looking a little threadbare. A coat of paint would definitely make it very good rather than average. £200 safety deposit was required, but was promptly credited the following week.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway
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Management Response
19 Jun 2015
Very please to hear you enjoyed the property and it's amazing location. Thank you for all your feedback and it is acknowledged that some areas are now starting to require some attention after along 18 months or so with many visitors to this property since the last re-fresh. It has been scheduled into reinvigorate the property this October after the busy holiday season when there is adequate time to do this.
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geneva
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great apartment on a side street steps away from all there is to see in Edinburgh”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

the apartment is great on 2 levels with a bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the first floor and another larger bedroom with bathroom, living room (with gas chimney!) and kitchen on the second floor.
Roomy, bright (windows all along the wall looking into the side street) and convenient.

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Liked best: convenient, clean great value for money
Liked least: on a side street that is the back of trendy restaurants' kitchens so rather noisy late into the night ..
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Dee M
Broadford, null, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great location AND parking too!”
Reviewed 23 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We originally booked a different flat and were upgraded to here because of a problem with parking at the other property. We were very pleased with the change. The flat is within a couple of minutes walk to Hanover Street which leads on to Princes Street.
The flat itself has everything we needed with comfortable furniture and beds and, considering it is in the centre of a large city, exceptionally quiet.
There are countless bars and restaurants within minutes of the flat so no need to cook. A great feature is the private garage attached to the flat.
Dave was most helpful and accommodating especially when we got stuck in a four mile tailback onto the Forth Road Bridge. Glenn in the office was also helpful and informative and great to chat to through e-mail.

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Liked best: Location and garage.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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SydneyDee...
Sydney
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderfully roomy & comfy place in Central Edinburgh”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We (3) were delighted with our stay in Thistle St Lane. The 2 proper bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, plus huge lounge/dining and great kitchen (ignore reviews that say it's small - it's actually ideal size) made it a perfect base for our few days in Edinburgh.
The good-sized lockable garage was also a huge bonus and unusual in such a central location. It was just a short walk to the Royal Mile, Princes St, the Castle and anything else we wanted to go to.
The lane is actually the back entrance to many restaurants, so there are 'wheelie' rubbish bins lined along it and as mentioned by other people, these are emptied in the mornings. However, this was never a problem for us as unlike Sydney, they were emptied about 7:30am and we were already awake. The disruption (if it is a problem) is greater in the downstairs smaller double bedroom.
The kitchen was very well-equipped, with all items you'd reasonably want on holiday and plenty of them. It also had a good dishwasher and effective washer/drier plus a fantastically easily-accessible corner cupboard with rotating circular shelves with all the glasses, mugs, plates etc on them.
The lounge/dining room was flooded with lovely natural light thanks to the many windows and large skylights. Even in the rain it made the room a happy place. We particularly loved the electric 'fire' with it's realistic flames; great for watching the soccer WC in the evenings!
You're wondering...was there anything we didn't like? Well, the beds were too hard for us but that was solved by adding a spare quilt under the bottom sheet. Everything else was ideal from our point of view. I know for sure you will not get better value in central Edinburgh.

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Liked best: Location and 2 bathrooms
Liked least: Hard beds
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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