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“A hidden tresure in the heart of the city”
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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NorthernL...
Orpington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A hidden tresure in the heart of the city”
Reviewed October 31, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

A great find. The location was just perfect for us, right in the heart of the city, close enough to explore and easy to get back at night. It was peaceful - great after a night out. The facilities were super, a real home from home! The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and a romantic lounge for nights in!

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Liked best: The decor and coziness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AzAthena
Tacoma, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“AMAZING LITTLE FLAT!!”
Reviewed October 25, 2014 for a stay in December 2012
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I can not rave about this little gem enough. Perfect Location! Cozy! Clean! Friendly owners! I am getting ready to head back to Scotland in January 2014 and was hoping to find this property listed again somewhere! If you're looking for a central location to explore Edinburgh Castle and it's surrounding vibrant night life, look no further. This flat is tucked away down a tiny alley which helps keep the street noise out, and there is the coolest little pub not even 2 steps from your front door ( and that's not an exageration, it's right next door ) called The Jolly Judge which does awesome pub quiz every week.

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Liked best: It's just so charming and cozy
Liked least: absolutely nothing. It was perfect!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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petmullen
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A delight!”
Reviewed October 17, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

This place is amazing! Historic, romantic, beautiful, cosy, spotless, comfortable, warm, unique, quirky, just perfect, and that's without mentioning the brilliant location right on the royal mile, minutes walk from the castle, the witchery and other lovely romantic restaurants like the maison Bleue. Also just near the galleries, Mary King tour and the camera Obscura which was so good we went back again the next day to go back in the vortex tunnel. Thanks to our marvellous host Brian, best holiday ever and a perfect honeymoon destination.

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Linda A
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Location. Great place to stay.”
Reviewed October 16, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Castle Snug was really good. I would recommend it to friends. The location was great, and plenty of restaurants within walking distance. We had a slight problem with the heating, but once we contacted the owner he got back to us straight away to arrange for it to be fixed. Great service. So many places within walking distance to see including the Castle. We bought tickets for the Tourist Buses, hop on hop off, one of the best ways to get around the City and to take in the local history.
So if there is availability at Castle Snug - Book it.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jeni R
Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Quaint and cosy.”
Reviewed September 21, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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people found this review helpful

The Snug is the perfect place to stay in Edinburgh. Right in the heart of the old town, everything is at your fingertips. The Snug is clean, warm and comfortable which is needed after all the walking you will do around Edinburgh. Highly recommend this lovely place.

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Liked best: Historical features, location, romantic property.
Liked least: Our stay was too short.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ItalyJust...
Italy
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“We LOVED "The Snug"!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

Three friends from around the world came together to see Edinburgh, the Military Tattoo and the many presentations of The Fringe. The Castle Snug was a PERFECT location and setup for our long weekend. Edinburgh is at your door as soon as you open it! The weather was challenging and we would be very happy to grab some snacks, a bottle of wine and stay in. The Snug was clean, beautifully decorated/furnished and considering location in the center of everything, quieter than expected. The price was expected for time of year and location. Owner was very responsive to every inquiry prior to arrival and during our stay. Staying at The Castle Snug was one of the things that made our holiday special! We really enjoyed this property and would highly recommend it!!

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Liked best: Location and setup
Liked least: Quirky toilet-but made us laugh more than it was a problem...
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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A F
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Gorgeous little place in perfect spot”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Fabulous spot for sightseeing, restaurants etc. as this place is just off the Royal Mile. Really well equipped with lovely bread, biscuits, milk, juice, butter, jam left for us on arrival. The nearby photo illusion attraction was loved by the teenager in our group, Holyrood is beautiful as is the current fashion of tudor times exhibition that is there at the moment. Museum of Scotland is fabulous and we rounded this off with tea at the Tower restaurant above and at £18.00 each it was well worth it, beautiful sandwiches and cakes, lovely service and a great view of the city.

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Liked best: Something a little different, quirky and beautiful
Travelling group: Teenagers
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