I rented this apartment for a few nights for my family and it looked exactly how it did in the pictures . Very nicely decorated and clean. Richard was very easy to contact and was ready to deal with any small queries/questions we had.
To pick up the keys we got them from Richards restaurant just located beside the apartment . the restaurant is called the "Smoke Stack".
This apartment was advertised as a luxury apartment and on the photos it certainly looked it. To start with I had to chase the owner right up to the day of arrival to find out where it actually was! It was booked as a Xmas present for my husband and we were really looking forward to it after having a very stressful year last year. At 350.00 for 2 nights it wasn't cheap but I decided it would be worth it. On arrival the front door is fairly battered and scruffy looking as for the entrance hall! Cold bare steps a scruffy hallway and a very uninviting notice warning of the presence of rats was not really what I had anticipated. The apartment itself could be fantastic but it is very run down and in need of some TLC. A ripped leather settee and grubby scatter cushions put me off straight away. The whole place appeared to be dusty and the shower curtain was grubby and covered in mould at the bottom. I decided to try and enjoy the weekend and went to get some glasses to have a glass of wine with my in laws. The glasses were dirty and had to be re washed before I could use them. Handles and trims were missing off the kitchen cupboards and when pulling out the kitchen chairs there were bits of old food under the table! There were no t towels or dishcloths in the apartment. The wifi connections did not work. On a positive note! The beds were comfortable and the main bedroom is very nice. The front one requires ear plugs due to the noise of the traffic. So very disappointing overall and I would not book again. I've stayed in Edinburgh before and paid less for much better accommodation.
Lovely place to stay, close to everywhere in a great city.
Broughton Street is on the edge of the New Town, towards Leith. Packed with coffee shops, bars and restaurants.
This apartment is a great find. It is really stylish and yet comfortable with loads of extra touches to enhance your stay. We lounged around in the lovely sitting room. The kitchen is excellent and very well equipped. Richard was away when we stayed but staff from the smokestack restaurant downstairs (great breakfasts btw) welcomed us and could not have been more friendly and helpful. The master bedroom is gorgeous. There's a small box room in the apartment which has a loft/platform bed for additional bed space but I like the fact that he is not billing the apartment as 3 bed. Broughton Street is a superb location with nice cafes and restaurants.
My partner and I stayed at Broughton Apartment for New Year. The apartment itself is perfect and very well equipped. The location on Broughton street means there are a range of places to eat nearby - including the Smoke Stack next door (a great place to eat with fab food and super friendly staff). An added bonus was being able to see the New Year fireworks from the living room.
If I stay in Edinburgh again Broughton Apartment is the first place I would look to book - our stay could not have been better.
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