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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Very good - based on 113 reviews
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SmylieNoa...
Reading, England
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great location for a short break”
Reviewed May 1, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

My wife, 9 month old son and I recently travelled to Edinburgh for a short (3 day) trip to celebrate my birthday. We came across this self catering apartment and couldn't believe the value for money given the incredible location!

We were met, by Dave, outside the apartment having travelled in from the airport and he made us feel extremely welcome and made a couple of helpful suggestions. We'd travelled to Edinburgh before, but this location cannot be beaten.

Plenty of walking and time spent amongst the heart of Edinburgh later, and we could not have been happier with our visit. A central 'bolt hole' to return to and the cherry on the top of a lovely time in a fantastic city.

Thanks again!

Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 May 2017
Thank you for leaving a review for St Giles and especially for indicating what an important role it played in a successful trip to Edinburgh. It is very important to us that we try our best to ensure people have a great time. Regards Glenn ESC Ltd
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78review
Alberta, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Clean, convenient location”
Reviewed April 9, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Apartment is in a fantastic location and was very clean. Was a bit noisy at night however that is to be expected in a central location. It was very convenient to get to and from Waverly and/or airport bus. Apartment was well stocked with supplies upon arrival. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends/family. Excellent value for money.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Apr 2017
Thank you for leaving a review for St Giles and that there were aspects which you enjoyed. It is unusual for guests to comment on noise as the secondary glazing in the apartment usually removes any noise pollution, perhaps the secondary glazing was inadvertently open because has it been warm recently? Regards,

Glenn Ford esc Ltd
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Camper606...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Great stay ”
Reviewed April 8, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Stayed for the second time in a year with Edinburgh self catering , this apartment for the first time .
The apartment is as central as it gets for the historical centre of the city perfect for eateries and pubs . It's quiet minimal street noise , but it is up a few flights of stairs .
Very clean tidy and well appointed .
Would not hesitate to recommend.

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Management Response
9 Apr 2017
Thank you for finding the time to leave a review an indicate how much St Giles helped with a great trip to Edinburgh. Thank you also for the continued support and business. Regards, Glenn ESC Ltd
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Margarita...
1 review
“Great location is great”
Reviewed December 26, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

The apartment is right in the center of Edinburgh, you can see the Cathedral from the window and there are lots of shops and places to go have breakfast really close to the house. The apartment is very comfortable and is perfect for 4 person (as we were). The bathroom and the kitchen are easy to use and the whole house is very clean. The chimney is the lovely and the whole flat is very warm.
I really recommend St Giles apartment.

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Dec 2016
Thank you for finding the time to leave a review for the wonderful St Giles apt and that it played its part in a successful trip to Edinburgh. "Haste ye back" Glenn ESC Ltd
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Dave A
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Location.”
Reviewed December 12, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Flat situated looking onto St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile so very central to everything. Great communications with Dave who kept us up to date with information prior to our arrival. Upon arriving we were shown round flat which was clean and tidy. No complaints about the flat and we would have no hesitation in re-booking should we visit Edinburgh again.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
13 Dec 2016
Thank you for finding the time to leave a review and and indicating it was a great experience at St Giles. Hopefully see you back at some time in the future. Regards Glenn ESC Ltd
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CRBSeattl...
Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Terrific corner apartment”
Reviewed October 30, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The location can't be beat and the apartment was exactly as described. We would definitely stay there again. One caution: there is no elevator and it is three flights up.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • 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
30 Oct 2016
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at St Giles and thank you for leaving a review. Regards, Glenn ESC ltd
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lexag248
Canberra, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Flat in Fantastic Location”
Reviewed October 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I used to live in Edinburgh so I knew the location of the apartment was fantastic before we had even seen the place. I was concerned it might be a bit loud, but the flat has extra glazed reinforcements on the window so it was quieter. It doesn't block out the sound completely on a Friday and Saturday night, but it's good enough. It would be hard to get away with no noise on the Royal Mile. It is great value for the location, especially considering that you would pay at least three times the price if you stayed in any of the hotels on the Royal Mile. The lounge is a beautiful spacious room and it's a decent sized apartment for two people. I loved being high up above the street, but if you aren't a fan of stairs, then this isn't the apartment for you.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Not being able to keep the window open in the bedroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
18 Oct 2016
Thank you for finding the time to leave a review for the St Giles apt. It is always a pleasure to know that it played it's part in giving a guest a successful trip to Edinburgh. The stairs do require a little effort but the rewards are more than worth it when you see the astounding views from the four lounge windows. It also saves you time by not having to go to the gym. Regards, Glenn ESC ltd
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