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Hot-el-Apartments Canon Court

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

the accomodation is really nice and absolutly near the city centre and a lot of attractions like the castle or the royal mile.The supermarket is five minutes away. Arthur`s seat is a wonderful place, but you should go by bus there and you must be good in climbing. but the sight is amazing.

Thank you to the owners for donating accommodation for the Cash for kids raffle. 8 of us won a table at the Sparkle ball with an over night stay at Canon Court. We were not really in apartments long but it was very clean & spacious & had everything you needed for a good night's sleep. Thanks again.

I booked an apartment a couple months back for a family Christmas shopping trip for December 9th. Received an email two days ago from requesting that my card details were updated due to not being able to verify it. I presumed I had typed something in wrong so I sent the details back within the specified 24 hours. I received and email back confirming my booking. Then yesterday I received another email from saying that the apartments had cancelled my booking. After checking my bank card there is nothing wrong with it and I do not understand why my booking has been cancelled. I called the apartments who were unhelpful and said that there must be something wrong with my card and told me that someone else had already booked the last apartment just after mines was cancelled. The apartment was set to pay when we arrive and had the choice of payment method when we arrive so I don't understand why the card details even matter!! It seems like they have cancelled my booking and got someone to pay more as it does not make any sense! I am now stuck with no accommodation for my family trip and we are having to cancel as there is no other suitable availability in Edinburgh for our dates. Very disappointing and angry although I would prefer not to stay somewhere that's going to be like this anyway!

Canon Court Aptms is a building you can find easily and its 20' walking from city centre. My partner booked an one bedroom flat and the highlight I have to admit was the king size bed! We arrived by taxi from airport at 6pm and we had to wait a bit at the front door cause no one was at the reception. Luckily some residents came and opened the door so thats how we got in. It took another 5' waiting for the receptionist to come back to check us in. We had to be informed that the £100 deposit we gave to book the flat was the guarantee they had to keep as is their policy and we had to pre pay the whole amount of our staying. We didnt read anything about this when we booked it online. Nevertheless we paid it and we got assured that after our check out we could have the deposit back IF everything was alright with them. I didnt know what that meant but when we got to the room I found 2 pages of their policy. It was hilarious and scary at the same time. Which bin to use to throw our bin bags at check out, changing towels AFTER 7 days, which times we were allowed to have a visit, paying extra to clean the room, washing everything we used and put them in their places and the list goes on. Smoking policy of course but that wasnt a problem as this is everywhere. If you want to stay 4 ppl in the flat tou have to inform them otherwise there is a £50 penalty for every night, plus the fee for the 4th person. They had to check everything as inspectors before sending back the deposit and we had to be very careful if we wanted our deposit back. They have rules for EVERYTHING so you are a resident but feeling like trapped..? Please note that if you want to check in after 8pm there is no one at the reception so make sure that you have to inform them before otherwise you'll find a paper on the door for instructions. As for our staying waa for 3 days and we enjoyed the place. Tesco id literally 3' walking so you can save a lot from food because the flat provides everything. The place is clean, cosy, big enough for 3 ppl, hot water all the time and when the weather was cold the heaters did a great job but not in the bedroom. A very weird smell was coming out so we had to switch it off. The receptionists helped us with a smile when we had a problem with our boarding passes and printed us the bus hop on off tour tickets otherwise we couldnt have the tour. We had no problem at check out and we didnt addressed any issue considering the strict policies because we wanted our deposit back. The receptionist didnt ask us how was our accomodation and that gave me the idea that they dont really care for customer service. 2 days after our accomodation the deposit was back to the account but it was questionable until then if we could have it back. Overall we were satisfied but I wish we were informed for all these policy rules beforehand. If you read this review go ahead and find out what are these rules so you wont be surprised as we did.

brilliant place. for the same price as a hotel room we got a kitchen, living/dining room, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. lovely and clean. could not fault. convenient for buses to city centre, supermarket 2 mins away and a nice selection of takeaways.

Apartment was nice. Was surprised it had so many facilities including a washing machine which came in handy! The bathrooms need a little upgrading but all in all it was a perfect stay. A shout goes out to Tanya the receptionist who was extremely helpful, thank you!

The location is excellent, quiet and near the Botanics and Waters of Leith walkways but still central (10 mins to Princes, easy buses very close if you don't fancy the hill). Bus also for Ocean Terminal to see HMY Britannia. 24hour M&S is in the garage across the street (but pricey) a handy Tesco, and a great breakfast place (Di Giorgio) a spit away. Also the chapel, once a primary school which Robert Louis Stevenson attended is next door. The rooms are clean and adequate although with the current obsession for energy efficient lighting a bit gloomy. The shower was a bit drizzly and the oven hob took forever to heat (half an hour to boil an egg anyone?). We were on the top (4th) floor which meant we did not get any noise from above. The reception staff were friendly and professional. When we couldn't get the DVD player to work they sent someone up immediately to fix it. It's a great alternative to an hotel especially if you want a late breakfast! And to eat in. I did not like their policy of charging 3% for credit card payments, or that we booked really far in advance to find the price dropped closer to the time. Taxis plentiful and cheap (£7 for most local rides and all the cabs know where it is). Because we were staying for more than a week we were entitled to a change of linen etc and we asked if they could do it on the Saturday - no problem. You can pay a bit extra for late check out. Highly recommended

apartments are lovely. modern and clean. beds comfortable. says sleeps 5/6 but only 4 single beds. the others have to sleep on an old sofa bed. other than that I would stay again. location about 10mins from city centre.M&S 24hr garage facing the apartments with hot food. tesco right out back. bus stop at front

Great place and location. The apartment was nice and tidy. Great feeling when you walked in. The bus stop is right out the front of the building so made it very easy to get into town. NIce little home away from home. I would thoroughly recommend this place. A suggestion tho is to get a clothes dryer which would be very helpful when u r in a hurry. Overall a great apartment. On the negative side ... Parking should be free!!! Dont know why they have to charge you when they have spaces allocated .

We stayed here during the Fringe festival since hotels in the city centre had hiked up their prices during August. The apartments are basic but they do the job. We were a 20 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley station and many of the Fringe venues were located near there so we took the bus rather than walk on most days. There are three buses which travel to the city centre and they usually arrive every 10 minutes or so. You need the correct change for a ticket as the driver doesn't have any change on him/her. The apartment we stayed in was a 1 bed with separate living room and kitchen. The kitchen was well equipped with pots, pans, plates, glasses, tea, coffee, sugar etc but I couldn't see any salt and pepper which I thought would have been a basic essential. The apartments are clean but perhaps in need of a little paintwork. Service is good and friendly - they changed our hairdryer immediately when I told Reception the one in the room wasn't working. Iron and ironing board are also provided so you don't have to ask Reception for those. The only issue I had was the check-out time- this is 10am which is very early considering that most hotels allow a 12pm check-out time. When I asked for a late check-out I was told that it would cost me £10 per extra hour! We thought this to be ridiculous and just checked out at 10am which worked out well as we managed to squeeze in an additional Fringe show at 11am which killed some time before we had to catch our train back to London. All in all, a nice basic apartment which is a lot cheaper than staying in a city centre hotel during August.

20 Canonmills Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Botanic Garden
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located in New Town within a short walk of Royal Botanic Garden, Hot-el-Apartments Canon Court is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. Each of the 42 rooms at this 3-star apartment includes a kitchen, a sitting area, and a refrigerator. Near the airport, it's also near Princes Street Gardens and St. Giles' Cathedral.


All 42 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with DVD players. Coffee makers and ironing boards are also standard. Weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

Hot-el-Apartments Canon Court features free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Self parking is offered for GBP 18.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 395 reviews