Upon arrival we were greeted with a welcome pack of food and drink and given lots of advice where to visit.The apartment was fantastic and just what we wanted with very comfortable beds and furniture - ideal after a hard day of sight-seeing.
It's only a couple of miles from the City Centre so you have a choice of walking, or, using public transport. Both the City buses or the Trams are only a short distance away and are excellent value. I would totally recommend this rental to anybody visiting Edinburgh.
This is our second time staying at Russell Gardens. We booked initially for our first visit in May 2015 when we were looking for a place to rent for a wedding. We needed 4 days and this was a fraction of the cost and we had all your homely facilities thrown in without being confined to a room and having to eat out all the time. From the minute we booked Maya was first class with all correspondence. She replied quite promptly to all our emails which set our mind at ease. This kind hospitality was extended from the beginning right through to getting home. It was at this point we knew we needed to book again for the rugby. As soon as the dates were released for the 6 nations I contacted Maya immediately. It was like contacting a friend you hadn't seen in a while. Again our booking experience was second to none and we couldn't wait to visit. Obviously it was a roaring success for me as Scotland went on to win against Wales.
As for the accommodation. It is just fabulous. You have everything you need from a holiday let and more. (I missed the part about dishwasher and washing machine - found them on this visit.) the apartment is very clean, very fresh but most of all very homely. The personal touches such as your personalised welcome letter is a special touch. You don't really get that in hotels. The exchanging of keys is easy. Maya is there to greet you, she will give you any information you need and has a hand guest book with info in it for you too. The aparatment is well situated even if you don't have your own transport as the tram line which runs between Edinburgh city centre and the airport is a stones throw from the accommodation as is a convenience store, bars, restaurants and Murrayfield Stadium.
I could go on more but you really will struggle to find a better home from home experience. You won't be disappointed. X
We have gone to Edimburgh to Celebrate Hogmanay and my husband's birthday. We chose this apartment and it were a great choice.
The apartmed is super, clean and tidy so with many amenities. The owner is very friendly and has been waiting for us since we made the reservation in May until our return home. Our trip has been wonderful so the accommodation has been important for it.
I recommend a lot this apartment if you want feel at home.
We thank Maya and her mother who also kindly attended to us for their dedication and attentions.
We hope to go back to Scotland and sure we will go to Maya's apartment.
The apartment is just outside the city centre and has parking available, which makes it easy to drive to. It is also on the tram/route between the airport and train station, with stops just a couple of minutes' walk away. It is a 15-minute walk into the centre. Tesco Express and takeaways are also a couple of minutes away. We appreciated Maya's welcome and the basic provisions and wine awaiting us. The apartment has everything we needed and we'll certainly return.
Our party of 4 adults made this comfortable rental property our home away from home during a brief visit to Edinburgh in October 2016 as we wrapped up a longer tour of Scotland.
We were delighted with the flat’s location and features, all of which were top-notch and compared favorably to similar rentals we’ve enjoyed in Europe and North America.
The residence was spacious and gracious, equipped with just about every creature comfort travelers would want: We were spoilt for choice with regard to kitchen equipment (although there's no shortage of restaurants a short walk or tram ride away). Bedrooms offered comfy beds and plenty of room to stash suitcase contents. In addition to our light, bright, and quiet surroundings, nearby on-street parking was much-appreciated. Kudos to the property owner, who was accessible, responsive, and effortlessly anticipated our every need or question. We look forward to returning!
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