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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Cook151
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“HOMELY, WITH LOVELY VIEWS.”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Situated just outside the city centre, a quite area with every thing you need on the door step, a short walk to the castle, on your return, climb the stairs, to your cosy retreat and put your feet up and relax, lovely views from the apartment , the Cooks, Gateshead.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Aug 2015
Hi Cook Family, thank you for taking the time to leave us a tripadvisor review, we really do appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in the apartment and we hope to welcome you back in the future! All the best, Mark.
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crazydiam...
Grenada
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Gorgeous apartment in a fabulous location...”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

What a beautiful apartment this is, in a nice peaceful location yet still within staggering distance of central Edinburgh. We used this as our base for the Festival and it was just perfect. It was a haven of peace after the long days walk. The shower is great, it has every facility you could want - the DVD library is a nice touch that we intend to use when we come back with our kids!

Mark & his Dad run this place very well, it's spotless, comfy and homely - we will be back!

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Liked best: The beautiful sitting room
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Aug 2015
What a great review we are so pleased that you enjoyed the apartment as well as the festival, we always strive to give our guests the comfort of a home from home. We look forward to hopefully seeing you all again the next time you come to Edinburgh

Regards
Mark
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Kazza1wa
Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome Place”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in May. Yes there are lots of stairs but that's no issue for most. The apartment is charming. Lovely little warm touches here and there and very cosy. Love that there is some bread and other things in the cupboard so you can at least make a cup of tea and a bit of toast.
Location is fantastic and the view from the lounge window lovely. The apartment was very quite.
The bed was a little hard for my liking but this is a personal thing and I'm sure it may be perfectly fine for others.
Thanks Mark for allowing us to stay in your lovely apartment.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: master bed
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Aug 2015
Thank you for such a positive review, we are pleased that you enjoyed staying at our apartment, we look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Edinburgh

Regards
Mark
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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Aug 2015
Thanks for the lovely review it's appreciated, we are glad you had a nice time at the festival, you are most welcome to stay the next time you are in Edinburgh

Regards
Mark
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souroldb1...
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent base for Fringe Festival visit - worth climbing the stairs for!”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Whilst looking for accommodation for our trip to Edinburgh, I happened upon this apartment and booked it based on previous positive reviews posted here. I'm glad to report that everything I read was true and the photos on the site are genuine.
Mark was a pleasure to deal with and always responded quickly to questions I asked via the website both before and after I had made the booking. He was really flexible and went out of his way to accommodate specific requirements in advance of our stay.
On arrival, we were greeted by Mark's dad, Martin, who was lovely. He showed us around the apartment and gave us the lowdown on the local area.
We had a great time in Edinburgh thanks, in no small part, to the fact that our accommodation was so welcoming, clean and comfortable with a great view of Calton Hill from the lounge and so much else included in the price, as well as being just a short walk to both Edinburgh Waverley Station and the main fringe festival action.
The only slight negatives that I can think of - and I'm really being picky here - are the three flights of stairs up to the property (63 steps in total), which we knew about in advance, and also the toilet cistern filled up really slowly after flushing which was a little inconvenient for the 4 of us staying as we had a tight schedule with lots of shows to cram in to our stay.
The apartment itself was a fantastic base for our Edinburgh Fringe experience and we all agreed that we had been really lucky to find such an amazing place to stay for such a reasonable price during festival season.
Thanks again & we'll definitely be thinking about returning next year.

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Liked best: Location, cleanliness, flexibility of owner, pretty much everything really.
Liked least: Number of stairs and slow toilet flush
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and insightful review. We also appreciate you raising the points on the cistern as we were unaware - we have just had our plumber in to replace it with a brand new one.

Looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

All the best,
Mark
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