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“Spacious and good value but not the best location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2

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Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2
Ranked #114 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Helsinki
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64 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Spacious and good value but not the best location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Third time here. Ideal for families as the apartments are large and excellent value for money. Beginning to show their age and some of the fittings could do with replacement.
Kitchen is well equipped and good for dining in. Main drawback is the slightly bleak surroundings. The area is on the process of being developed but this seems to be on hold at present. This means that there is an element of wasteland immediately around the apartment block. Still, I would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

Stayed for 2 evenings whilst on business, and hard to fault the location, the apartment itself or the great service from reception. I'd particularly highlight the quality of the room interior, its spaciousness and comfort and the range of facilities (2 ipod docks, 2 TVs, bluray player, etc)

However, I was very frustrated by the medieval wifi policy which blocked not just the obvious 'dodgy sites' but anything and everything which involved some form of streaming - video (e.g. youtube), audio (e.g. spotify), cloud services like dropbox. This policy fails to recognise that there is legitimate business uses for sites like YouTube (we deliver all our training this way, and embed in our support site) which presented me real difficulties. After an email, I was offered the choice to have some restrictions lifted but overall I just feel the hotel should address the root cause of their policy (i.e. invest in proper bandwidth) as its very rare you encounter anything so feudal. On to be honest, if I want to watch youtube for personal reasons or listen to music online, I expect any modern hotel to let me.

Overall, I'd stay again as it really is a wonderful place BUT I'd certainly make sure the wifi was configured so I could do work.

Room Tip: Ask up front, if you need wifi for business purposes and need some bandwidth, for them to remove res...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ian C
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FCAAPTS, Manager at Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Thank you for your review. Just to make you aware that unfortunately you have posted your review on the wrong property. We appreciate all feedback from guests and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Stewart Apartments. Our internet policy has been put in place to control the bandwidth management giving everyone a fair amount of complimentary internet usage. As an internet service provider it is essential that we protect ourselves from any unlawful practices. In specific circumstances these restrictions can be lifted for legitimate business purposes. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

Booked this as a trip for my husbands 50th Birthday so wanted the apartment to be good. Was not disappointed!! We were upgraded to a larger apartment and found it to be very clean with absolutely everything you need for a very comfortable stay. Good quality toiletries, tea and coffee which I didnt expect. Also in a great location, on the canal bank, just a few minutes walk from the city centre. Two nice wine bars and an italian restaurant right beside apartments too.
Would definately go back and would recommend them unreservedly.

Room Tip: ask for a high floor cos the view is nice
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank suejim22
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Stayed over for the weekend and had a great time. Everything is of a very high standard and very clean. Will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John Q
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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Fountain Court apartments in Edinburgh. Very friendly staff and lovely clean bedrooms, living room and kitchenette. My only complaint was that the beds were not very comfortable.
Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lara R
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Modern spacious apartments, great location, friendly staff. Will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 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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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

We have stayed in EQ2 quite a few times now and have been in 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 2 penthouses. Each time the apartments have been excellent. Always good to have one with a canal view. Its worth asking when you book. To have secure car parking is excellent. £8 a night but thats good for the city.
Well equipped throughout and clean. This time we were upgraded to a bigger apartment than we had booked. Nice surprise.
We have also stayed in Grove Executive. Very good too.
We will return again!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jalogs
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Additional Information about Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2

Property: Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2
Address: 1 Lower Gilmore Bank | Union Canal, Edinburgh EH3 9QP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#57 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fountain Court Apartments - EQ2 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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