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Fountain Court Apartments - Morrison

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I politely asked for a change in booking date and even if there was availability of room and even if I was ready to pay extra amount, hotel staff denied to accept that. Rather they were ready to cancel without refund for which staff says is the policy of the hotel.

This is an old house converted to apartments. The big problem is the lack of a lift - I was on the 4th floor. Whilst the rooms are old the fittings are modern. As I was only here by myself for 3 nights I did not use the washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, microwave that are supplied. Wi-Fi worked well and was included in the price. Being so High up I did not notice the road noise which might be a problem lower down. Check-in is in a separate building about 3 minutes walk away which was a nuisance towing a trolley case. Don't forget you need photo ID for check-in

We stayed in this location for a week whilst exploring Edinburgh. Great location, easy to get into the city walking or by bus. Haymarket station is less than 5 mins walk. Reception were friendly and helpful. The flat itself was clean, but there were still the odd cobweb and dust in the corners. Living areas has basic equipment, with bits missing or not working. (ie one ring on the hob, incoming let’s cutlery set) Tv and WiFi worked well, central heating was on 24/7 and we struggled to regulate it, so had to open windows instead. The property is located above the railway tunnels, so the rumbling trains can be a bit disconcerting at first. We hardly noticed them by the end of the week. Reception responded quickly to my complaints of uncomfortable mattress and broken hairdryer- both were replaced the same day. Would stay again, we loved the convenience of the apartment but with daily chambermaid service, and the cooking facilities, however basic.

Nice apartment in a good location. We had everthing we needed for a comfortable stay. Very nice and helpful staff. The cleaning was excellent. If you want an affordable place to stay in Edinburgh, this is it!

Apartment was clean and there was everything what we needed on our four nights stay. Maybe little update for rooms would be nice :) Staff were friendly and the check in was easy and quick. If I'm visiting in Edinburgh again someday, I will try to book Fountain Court Morrison again.

This is the bottom of the Fountain Court empire and it does show, but they are comfortable apartments with plenty of stairs to get your exercise in (if your apartment number starts with a 2 it's on the top floor). Staff at reception (a short walk away towards the top of Grove St) are great and do go the extra mile - I left my heavy case at reception early in the morning and someone lugged it up to my apartment during the day, superb! I would stay again - if the price is right and my luggage was light.

When I realized my travel dates were during Fringe, hotel prices were so high or not available. The Morrison St apartments looked reasonable, in accommodations, location, and price so I booked it. The location ended up being excellent - a 15 minute walk to Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, or the Royal Mile. The rates were reasonable. The accommodations, although a bit Spartan, we're definitely acceptable and nice for a 10 day stay (kitchen, living room). The only thing holding me back from rating this a 5 is that. However, if I am able to come back to Edinburgh in the future, this will be my first place to try to book!

Good quality room. Couple of minor maintenance issues and a lack of bedside lamps but otherwise has everything you need. We booked for an overnight stay as it was cheaper than hotels in the area and the staff were friendly and the room had kitchen, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine etc. If I had to travel for business for a few days I'd prefer this than a hotel as it gives you more of a sense of home while you're there.

It's located in Morrison street but to check in and pick up the keys one has to walk half way up Grove street. This adds another 20mins on walking time and not suitable if you have large bags. The apartment is basic- level of a student let.Was given the basement apartment 1 as it was quiet facing the back but on must have forgot about he vibrations from what imagine is the nearby Trainline of the trains going from Waverley to Haymarket which is underground. This starts at 630 and therefore the rude awakening.This continued through the morning and gets more frequent. What was felt to be a quiet room in the minds of the concierge is really the worse room one can have to sleep in. The other issue was the banging from works being done possible from a neighbouring building!

Well these apartments are marketed as 'quality serviced apartments' and graded 3*. Sorry but they don't live up to the marketing! I had a basement apartment and there were bags of clean and dirty laundry right outside the door partially blocking access and pest control poison round the corner along with broken furniture. I'm sure the fire service wouldn't be impressed at the blockage of escape routes. On arrival you have to walk circa half a mile or so (past drunken and foul mouthed youths) to collect the keys and return to the accommodation which is on a busy road next to takeaways and opposite a very nice little bar. I also had to endure the constant rumble of trains or trams late into the night and early morning. The free wifi was good, but the TV had no signal and there was barely a mobile phone signal in the basement. The bed was comfortable and the apartment was otherwise sparsely furnished. I would not choose thus accommodation again and would stick to hotels in future based on this experience of serviced accommodation.

228 Morrison Street Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Royal Lyceum Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Haymarket, Fountain Court Apartments - Morrison is within a 5-minute walk of Edinburgh International Conference Centre and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Royal Lyceum Theatre. Each of the 27 rooms at this 3-star apartment includes a kitchen, a sitting area, and a refrigerator. Centrally located in Edinburgh, the apartment is also a short walk from Usher Hall and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.


The 27 apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with sitting areas. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include washers/dryers, coffee makers, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests of Fountain Court Apartments - Morrison enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and laundry facilities. Self parking is available for GBP 12.00 per day. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage.

Room options


Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 186 reviews