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Fountain Court Apartments - Grove Executive
Ranked #103 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stunning - a home in the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

Three of us visited in December 2011 and right from the off Fountain Court did not dissappoint. The penthouse suite we stayed in was ludicrously spacious and embarassingly well-equipped - the tv in the bathroom was a personal highlight. The immaculate apartment was decked out with comfortable furnishings and allowed us enough space to sprawl out. The service we recieved was pleasant and relaxed - on one occassion a light switch in the lounge tripped, and within minutes an electrician came to fix it. Overall Fountain Court was absolutely perfect - great value, convenient location, stunning hospitality and a fine base for exploring the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank josh b
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

We paid for 3 nights in one of their studio apartments, but when we opened the door, we were pleasantly surprised to see a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment. The apartment had pretty much everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. We've stayed in self-catered apartments before and have had to bring things like salt/pepper, dish washing things etc etc. But this apartment had everything. There was ample secure parking at the rear for £8/day and there was free wifi (with good reception) in the apartment. There was also a safe which was big enough to hold at least 3 laptops. The furnishings were modern and comfortable and there was daily housekeeping to make the beds. The living room and the bedrooms each had a flat screen TV with freeview channels.

Just around the corner was a Tesco Express and a little further along was a friendly Malaysian restaurant called Kampong Ali. Edinburgh town centre is within easy reach and a 15-20 min walk can get you to the Royal Mile and the Castle. There are buses within a couple of minutes walk, but we didn't feel the need to take them.

Really enjoyable stay in Edinburgh and if we go back, we'll definitely try to book Grove Executive again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

Clean, modern, stylish, up-to-date apartment, with about a 20min walk to the center. Easy accsess to everything and easy to find. Would highly recomend because we got upgraded. Made Edinburgh that little more special.

Room Tip: Ask for an upgrade!!!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Benbowers
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

A friend and I stayed at the Grove Executive Apartments for a weekend in Edinburgh and managed to get a great price on a two-bedroom apartment. Being able to stretch out and have plenty of comfort and privacy - including a bathroom each - enhanced our short break and really helped us to relax.

The apartments are extremely clean, tastefully decorated and have excellent amenities including flat screen TVs (one in the living room and one in each of the bedrooms), DVD player and great sound system. Comfortable beds, crisp linens and pleasant toiletries in the bathrooms add to the sense that these are indeed 'executive' apartments, and having tea, coffee, sugar and milk already stocked in the kitchen was both thoughtful and convenient. Staff were very warm, friendly and helpful, which made for a pleasant welcome on checking in.

A few minor issues:

* The kitchen, technically, is very well equipped, with stove, hob, toaster, fridge, kettle, and even a dishwasher and washer/dryer. Glassware and cutlery where in perfect condition, but cooking implements were truly terrible: cheap, clapped-out frying pans and saucepans in which it was absolutely impossible to cook anything without it sticking and burning, and then terribly difficult to clean. Any non-stick coating had been scrubbed off - they were more what you'd expect to find in student digs than executive accommodation. Reasonably decent saucepans and frying pans aren't that expensive; if the management of Grove Executive are going to buy the cheapest possible options in cooking implements, they should at least be replaced when so worn as to be useless.

* The omission of bath robes seems strange when the accommodation in general is quite high-spec. Providing them would be inkeeping with the standard of the apartments and would add to the comfort of guests, especially given that booking an apartment rather than a hotel room means you are likely to want to spend more time in the accommodation and want to feel comfortable while doing so.

* The wifi was free and fast, but not overly useful because any streaming - BBC iPlayer, radio apps, Skype, even YouTube - was blocked. It's the first time I've encountered such a prohibitive internet policy, and would be a real problem for guests expecting that they could make overseas calls on Skype or use multimedia for work. A little odd and surprising, and not especially convenient.

Overall, however, these apartments are of a very high standard and our stay was extremely pleasant. Only 15-20 mins walk to the heart of Princes St (and Waverley Station) and a Tesco Express just round the corner make them convenient for shopping, sightseeing and picking up provisions. And, overall, much more relaxing and spacious than a hotel - I've no hesitation in recommending them even given the issues outlined above.

Room Tip: As someone else has already mention, the apartment doors do not self-lock - you must lock them from...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

My boyfriend and I booked a last minute trip to Edinburgh and got a great deal for a three night stay in a one-bed, one-bathroom Grove apartment (£170), only to find we had been unexpectantly ungraded to a two-bed, two-bathroom Grove Executive apartment! The apartment was spacious, clean, modern and had everything to make your stay 'homely' and comfortable, with complimentary and replenished toiletries, tea, coffee and sugar. The apartment also came fully-equipped with fridge/freezer, all cooking facilities, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, iron, hair dryer, flat screen T.Vs in lounge and both bedrooms, dimer switches on the lights, sound system and free WIFI. The rooms were very well cleaned every day...even the water marks on the shower screen and pots!!! The location was perfect with all attractions being within walking distance. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The only slight negatives were the two single mattresses on the 'double bed' and the carpark views out of every window (but what do you expect in a city centre?!), nevertheless these don't make the slightest dent on the 5* overall rating I've given. Although we stayed as a couple, these apartments would also be ideal for those on business, families and lone travellers. A very enjoyable stay and all round excellence!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RachSheffield
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

Stayed at the grove Executive in a two-bed penthouse apartment with a party of three over a weekend - first time in a serviced apartment. Standard was excellent, carpet and rooms we very clean, audio-visual setup was great with TV's and sound system in living room and bedrooms. Bathrooms were high spec, and beds comfy. Only minor complaint was the "aggressive" door closer on the internal door from kitchen which slammed the door, otherwise the accomodation was first-rate. Reception was courteous, and parking was £8 extra, but was secure and gated. Tesco express round the corner for supplies, as is Loudon's cafe and bakery where we had a great upmarket breakfast.

Great stay, great value for a 2-bed apartment, would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: Top floor apartments were large and quiet. Don't forget to use the key to lock the door when lea...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FTAli
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

Myself and 2 friends stayed for 3 nights as we were attending a wedding in Edinburgh.
The apartments are beautifully decorated and very hygienic.
The facilities within the apartment were of a very high standard in particular the sound system in all rooms, including the bathroom.
Very central.
Would definitely stay here again..

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank leckywoo
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Property: Fountain Court Apartments - Grove Executive
Address: 121 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#52 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#53 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountain Court Apartments - Grove Executive 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed to our own specification, the contemporary and bespoke collection of apartments provide an open plan lounge/dining area leading to a fully fitted kitchen. Stylish bedrooms and luxury bath or shower rooms with toiletries complete the package.All our two bedroom apartments incorporate a separate or bathroom for each bedroom - perfect for our corporate guests, and our two penthouse apartments have a 'loft like' living space, providing truly spacious and well appointed accommodation. Our 3 studio apartments all have a clever and stylish glass partition feature wall to separate the bedroom and living area. Needless to say, both living and sleeping spaces each have a flat screen television.Apartments benefit from the latest technology, with complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat screen satellite televisions in the lounge and bedrooms, and a full entertainment system including a DVD player and i-pod docking station. ... more   less 
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