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“Ooooo ahhhh (that's the fireworks)”
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Lothian House is a landmark Art-Deco Listed Building, right in the city centre, on Lothian Road.
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Lothian House is a landmark Art-Deco Listed Building, right in the city centre, on Lothian Road.
The newly renovated lovely master bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed and quality bedding There is plenty of storage space for all your holiday clothes & a handy inbuilt dressing table.
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Lothian House is a landmark Art-Deco Listed Building, right in the city centre, on Lothian Road.
The newly renovated lovely master bedroom has a very comfortable king size bed and quality bedding
There is plenty of storage space for all your holiday clothes & a handy inbuilt dressing table.
Attention to details & presentation ensures the apartment is welcoming upon your arrival.
Beautiful high quality bedding enhances the appeal of the comfortable king size bed!
A detail photo of the lovely master bedroom's gorgeous chandelier. It's great to wake up t
Complimentary generous arrival continental breakfast pack helps get your stay off to a great start!
The small bathroom has full size bath to relax in & luxurious fluffy towels are provided.
Looking from front door, down the hallway, into master bedroom. Features original artwork.
From kitchen door, master bedroom on the left, looking into the sitting room on the right.
Floor Plan showing unique Art-Deco room designs for Apartment 39 Lothian House, Edinburgh
A partial view from the sitting room window showing some of the Lothian Road local area.
Night View: 'Taken by a very satisfied client who had a wonderful stay', thanks Dennis Dal
The front foyer of Lothian House, showing some of its Art-Deco features & the lift/elevator.
An Edinburgh Tour Bus passing Lothian House on Lothian Road (it's a very central location!)
We've earnt Four Star Self-Catering awards for 20 consecutive years, a sign of high quality!
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Sergethes...
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Ooooo ahhhh (that's the fireworks)”
Reviewed August 23, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We can only echo everyone else really – immaculate flat with a great view of the castle and fireworks every night (if you go during the festival!) We stayed in more than we thought we would because it was nice just being there. It’s small but the high ceilings make it feel much bigger and I now like wedgy shaped rooms. It’s very well located for the International Exhibition Centre, Usher Hall and the Traverse Theatre. It’s also a reasonable stroll to almost everywhere else too. Bed was good. Towels were generous. Welcome pack was too. Jenny was very helpful and did us several favours with getting in a bit early and getting out a bit late. This was really appreciated and made our last day much more relaxing that previous years and previous flats. We were really pleased we picked this one this festival.

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Liked best: The view of the castle. Even at home you're on holiday.
Liked least: It IS on a major road favoured by emergency services, but that's hardly Jenny's fault. We still slept well.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2015
Thanks for this brilliant review, it's much appreciated. I'm glad you like the room shapes too, they are unique and offer something a little different and unusual. Actually, Lothian House is a really interesting Art Deco building, with 88 apartments of different shapes and sizes.

It was good to hear you enjoyed your stay .. and the spectacular nightly fireworks! I hope to see you again sometime.
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Claire W
Welwyn, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“WOW......................”
Reviewed August 12, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This accommodation is stunning. Jenny was very welcoming, we arrived early and the apartment wasn't ready for us, but we were aware beforehand and Jenny kindly allowed us to leave our luggage so we could explore Edinburgh at our leisure.
The apartment was spotless, and the views of Edinburgh Castle cannot be appreciated from the photos.
We were staying for a family wedding and it was the perfect location for getting around the City.
We would definitely recommend and stay here again. The welcome pack was a lovely gesture.
Congratulations Jenny, your apartment is a credit to you.

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Liked best: The size of the apartment and the views.
Liked least: Slightly noisy as on a main road, but not too much of a problem.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
It is good to know you had such a great time and enjoyed the apartment-thanks for giving it a 'wow' review! We hope to see you on a return visit sometime.
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Jen D
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Brilliant location - excellent value!”
Reviewed July 21, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Everything about the apartment was perfect! The practical aspects of our stay were handled with friendly efficiency, and the apartment was extremely well-situated for the Old Town (5 mins walk from Grassmarket - amazing view of the Castle from the living room window). Clean and comfortable, with good facilities. The photos don't do it justice!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jul 2015
Thank you for your great review! We are glad you were pleased that the apartment was better in reality than in our pictures!
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Jodav461
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very happy - Thanks”
Reviewed April 24, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Brilliant location for all Edinburgh highlights.
No need for public transport once there.
Very accessible from airport by tram.
Apartment appears to be newly fitted out and was spotless.
Close to all needed shops and restaurants.

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Liked best: Proximity to city.
Liked least: Nothing to dislike.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jun 2015
Thanks for taking the time to provide this great review. It is good to know the central location is an important factor for guests. Staying right in the city centre makes sightseeing so much easier!
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cacahuatl
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great place to stay, with a caveat or two.”
Reviewed April 18, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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This is a great apartment for an excellent price (less expensive than a hotel room, and you get so much more). Jenny is easy to deal with - very organized and tried really hard to make us as comfortable as possible. The apartment itself has mostly everything you'd need during your stay (we stayed for five nights). The view is just incredible - open the curtains in any of the rooms, and you'll get a great view of Edinburgh Castle (the sitting room has the best view - and speaking of which, the sitting room was my favourite part of this apartment - very comfortable place to hang around). The apartment was very clean. It's compact, and really ideal for two (technically, it has enough sleeping room for four, but the space itself would be a little tight for that).

Overall, I'd definitely recommend this place to a friend. That said, there are some things that you (especially those of us living in North America) should understand. Know that this is a self-catering apartment. Though Jenny provides supplies to start out with, you will eventually need to purchase some very basic items (such as toilet paper and napkins - it's amazing how we take this for granted until it's not there!). Also, keep in mind that the laundry is *not* in the apartment - it's a few floors down. No big deal, and it was always available when I needed it, but I'll be honest that I booked this apartment thinking it was en-suite. You'll naturally need to provide your own laundry detergent, etc. Many of you may not bother to do laundry while on holiday, but I like to pack as little as possible, so it's very important to me personally.

The biggest issue - something you'll really need to keep in mind if you're a light sleeper like I am - is that this apartment is on a main road, and the windows let a lot of noise in. My husband, who is dead to the world once asleep, had absolutely no problems. Unfortunately, I woke up every single night - even with earplugs. Jenny suggests that you stay at her other apartment just up the road and tucked back from the main drag if you are a light sleeper, but I was not aware of this prior to booking the apartment. As well, the area around Lothian Rd. can be great or not so great depending on what you're looking for - lots of restaurants and pretty central, but with lots of bars/clubs, which is no problem (or even a plus, depending on who you are!) until you are awoken in the middle of the night by folks yelling or singing after leaving the bars in the early morning! I actually really liked the location - I didn't think I would - my husband *loved* it (so many restaurants), but to be completely honest I would not stay in this location again ONLY because of the noise issue. To friends with no problems staying asleep, I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

Overall, we had a great stay, and I would like to thank Jenny for trying her best to make me happy.

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Liked best: Very good value for money!
Liked least: Noise at night from Lothian Road
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
30 Jun 2015
Thank you for this informative review, I'm sure a lot of people will find it very helpful and, if like you they have issues with noise, then we can point them towards 21 Cordiner's Land which is lovely and quiet. It sounds as though you were quite unfortunate with rowdy people disturbing your sleep, it can be months between such events, but invariably when you are staying in the middle of a city some element of noise is unavoidable. I'm glad to hear your husband enjoyed himself though!
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sunderland
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“lovely apartment”
Reviewed March 23, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

My wife & i spent a few days in apt'39 lothian house, we were met by the lovely Jenny who showed us how everything worked, the first thing that strikes you, is the fantastic view from the living room of Edinburgh Castle.
We had a wonderful stay, everything you could possibly need is there, Jenny is a phone call away if you need her, all in all it was fantastic, just a few minutes walk to princes street & the grassmarket, perfect location.

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Liked best: everything, no negatives at all
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Mar 2015
Thank you very much for your kind comments, we do appreciate knowing that guests have enjoyed our facilities, service and the views! We hope you come back to stay again sometime!
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bronte000
Newcastle, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Five Star”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I cannot think of one thing that was wrong with this apartment. The location was great, just a small walk to Princes Street, and walkable to the Royal Mile. Buses stopped just across the road (including the sightseeing buses and the other buses). There were many places to eat , and there was a movie theatre underneath.

The apartment itself was not just clean, it shone. Everything you can imagine that you would have in your drawers and cupboard at home was there. The welcome basket held enough food to provide me with breakfast for my entire stay of one week. The bed is just about the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The appliances (jug, kettle etc.) were of high quality as well. Overall it was absolutely fantastic. Thank you Jenny.

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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