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“Great Apartment & Location”
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Condo/Apartment -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Very good - based on 38 reviews
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dani11
dani11
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great Apartment & Location”
Reviewed 2 August 2012 for a stay in January 2012

The apartment was great -- spacious and in a convenient location. It was a quick walk to a few restaurants and a slightly longer walk/short cab ride to the Hogmanay celebration. The kitchen was well-stocked and we were able to make several meals for our big group. Unfortunately, the pool was closed for the holiday, but it also looked nice.

Date of stay: January 2012
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
19 Aug 2012
Thank you very much for your favourable review, we really appreciate it.
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KerryannM...
Dudley, Massachusetts
1 review
“Convenient”
Reviewed 24 July 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Convenient to grocery store, public transportation, within walking distance. The apartment was nice. I wish there were instructions on how to operate all the appliances including showers, although we did figure out most of them. I thought the tubs were hard to get into for the older members of our family as the sides were high and the tubs themselves were slippery. Even the teens had to be careful. I liked the secure garage for parking our rental vehicle and the kids liked the pool, although we at first didn't realize no street shoes could be worn into the pool area. Smart idea, but I didn't realize there were covers to put over our shoes. That's why a book or page of some instructions regarding the rental would have been a nice added touch. Audry, our contact, was nice and met us upon arrival. Quiet area.

Date of stay: May 2012
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: slippery bath tubs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
19 Aug 2012
Thank you for your feedback we appreciate you taking time out to leaving your thoughts. 
We don't leave instructions in the apartment as that makes it impersonal and we want you to feel at home that's why we assain a personal assistant with her personal number to meet & greet you and familiarise you with the apartment you can call her any time for assistance glad you found her helpfull.
First time we have received comments regarding the bath we usaly get (nice to have a good size bath). We have investigated and found it no more slippery than any other bath but we are going to fit anti-slip strips to the button for additional safety.

Thanks again John.
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AshleaW
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Apartment - recommened to all!”
Reviewed 15 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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person found this review helpful

We had an excellent stay at St James apartments!

The apartment is very modern inside, large and has everything you need for a few days away (or even longer). We went as a group of 8 on a girls weekend away and rented the apartment for two nights. On arrival, it was exactly as described and as per the pictures. The lounge is actually a lot bigger than it seems in the photographs and comfortable for us all.

The apartment was very clean and supplied plenty of towels for us all, and a few robes. The beds were very comfortable with crisp clean white sheets on each one.
There were even things like tea bags, coffee, sauces etc in the cupboards which was a nice little extra.

The only downside of our stay was that the pool/spa facilities were out of use, so I am unable to comment on these.

The location of the apartment was good for us, as it was a 10/15 minute walk to town so easily accessible!

I would recommend to all! The managment were very friendly and helpful on each occassion that I spoke to them.

Thanks for a lovely stay!

Date of stay: February 2012
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Liked best: The size of the apartment and that it was modern and clean.
Liked least: Unable to use the spa/pool facilities.
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
20 Feb 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review!

Our apologies once again about the pool & spa, we're hoping that will be fixed this week and ready for your stay with us in the future.

We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you in Edinburgh again soon.
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AMC26
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great apartment, very clean and good sized rooms, would recommend for any trip to Edinburgh'”
Reviewed 28 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011

Great apartment and very accommodating owners
Soft fluffy towels - and even extra set for use in the pool

Great Indian restaurant about 10 mins walk away - Mumbai Mansions
Location a little far out but taxi's were very cheap - about 20 minute walk to Princes Street

Date of stay: December 2011
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Liked best: condition of apartment and size of bedrooms - plus very clean
Liked least: Smell of smoke when we arrived - not sure if it was previous guests or flat below
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Feb 2012
Dear Abby
Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you in Edinburgh again soon.
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Trig69
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Relaxing haven in the Scottish capital”
Reviewed 12 November 2011 for a stay in October 2011

What a wonderful relaxing few days we had in this apartment. Convenient for walking to the city center, Castle, Royal Mile & Princess Street knowing car was tucked away securely in the private carpark. The swimming pool was a treat, morning and evening dips a plenty which kept our 2 year old happy! Alternative soak in the sauna to unwind also a wonderful extra. The apartment was clean & classy, rooms spacious and comfortable. A great stay and we are looking forward to returning on our next Edinburgh visit.

Date of stay: October 2011
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Liked best: Pool, sauna & private parking
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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