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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Edinburgh, Scotland

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TheCentur...
Southport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Brilliant, eventually”
Reviewed February 4, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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I booked this through the website which was really easy. Unfortunately for whatever reason the confirmation emails which I sent were filtered into the managers spam folder which meant when we arrived in Edinburgh, no-one was aware of our arrival. A few phone calls and a couple of frustrating hours later the flat was made ready for us. The cleaner and the manager were both great though and overall it was well worth the inconvenience. It is however very hard to find unless you know exactly where you are going. Its in a very small entrance at the end of Grassmarket and I would advise getting a very detailed map from the owner at point of rental to avoid wandering about trying to find it.
The flat itself is exceptional, with two good sized bedrooms, huge well appointed kitchen and separate living room with free wifi. Everything is within easy reach and a short walk to all the major attractions. It was unfortunate a very noisy family were leaving, presumably for the airport at 5.30 am, but bar them being inconsiderate the complex was quiet and very secure.
The restaurants within a few yards were brilliant and the whole Edinburgh vibe implores you to go back. Would I recommend it ? Most definitely and we booked to stay again next new year. I have no idea if there is any parking for a vehicle as we arrived by train, but there is loads of space to keep cycles and Edinburgh is a great place to explore on a bike (if you are fit)
I give this property 4 stars, which would have been an easy 5 If the arrival procedure had been as smooth as it should be. But having learned from the experience I wont assume emails have got through and will request confirmation that the manager is aware of our arrival time.

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Liked best: The size of the flat, the facilities and its location
Liked least: problem with checking in (lost emails) and difficult to find
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
8 Feb 2015
Again we are very sorry for the frustration caused by the break down in our normally very robust access arrangements. We have reviewed this and put in some additional checks to ensure this kind of incident does not happen again. Thank you for indicating that it was not too detrimental to your stay and that the Edmonstone property really contributed to a successful trip to Edinburgh. We look forward to seeing you back at some time in the future.
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NRS22
Stamford, Connecticut
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Professional from beginning to end”
Reviewed October 10, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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people found this review helpful

Over the last five years our rather large family has stayed in apartment rentals in several different cities: London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, etc. We have used nearly every method of renting these apartments: direct via professional rental agency, via web site – VRBO, AirNB, and via owner direct listing on Craigslist.

This edmonstone rental was by far our best rental experience to date. To start, I agree with the other reviewers in saying that the booking and check in process was extremely well organized and efficient. This is 75% of the battle when booking a vacation rental for a family with young children. If you are a small party of adults, and it turns out that the foreign vacation rental you reserved does not in fact exist or was overbooked by accident, the worst that could happen is that you spend a night in a hostel. However, when you are traveling with two small children in your party (ages 5 and 2) like we do - with enormous American strollers, car seats, etc, the transition is not so easy.

Here, the booking is professional. The reservation, deposit, payment, are made electronically (via credit card!) A receipt is sent to your e-mail. You are given a contact person for your specific apartment and an agency to contact if that person cannot be contacted. You are sent information about local restaurants, attractions, supermarkets, by e-mail before you leave. This is so helpful when traveling with children.

The apartment was perfect for our needs. It was spacious, clean and well equipped AND best of all, it was on the ground level. We have lugged the strollers and kids up so many stairs to so many apartment rentals, I have lost count. This was not an issue here.

The location was also great. Sometimes the apartment rental websites can be a little liberal in describing how close they are to the sights. Here, we could just walk out of the apartment and be in the heart of the Grassmarket. Nearly everyday we would finish the day by walking the kids to see the castle – which was fun for both the kids and the adults.

We had initially planned on spending the last two nights in a hotel on Starwoods points. However, the apartment was so convenient we ending up canceling that and extending our stay at the Edmonstone rental. If we return to Edinburgh, we would definitely stay there again.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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Reviewed November 11, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Reviewed September 12, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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