Hot-el-Apartments Canon Court3.0 out of 5.0
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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.
The apartment was absolutely tiny except the bedrooms. There were scuffs and stains all over the walls, and there were tongs in the kitchen that hadn't been cleaned. I know that may be the fault of the last people to stay in before us, but I'd still expect them to clean out the room and make sure things are clean. There was a desk in our room that was scuffed to bits. Anything that's wood was scuffed. The sitting room was tiny and you could barely fit two people on the sofa. There was a tiny arm chair that was uncomfortable and could only fit on our 12 year-old. The stove in the kitchen was absolutely filthy, as was the fridge exterior. There was a large leather headboard in the twin room and it was absolutely scuffed and awful. The main bin was absolutely tiny for 4 people and I would like to see them replaced. The bathroom was awful and I refused to use the bath/shower. The toilet seat was thin plastic and there was a giant mirror which was awfully smudged. The lock only just worked so we were scared someone would walk in on us. Overall a bad experience and will not be going here again.
Warm welcome with room being ready before check in time. Lady at reception very helpful & had good local knowledge. Perfect base for our festival weekend and reasonably priced. Good bus routes into the city but also walkable. Excellent cafes/restaurants close by. M & S food across the road - fabulous bonus
Rooms are lovely - very spacious and clean! Although for the price you pay i wouldn't expect anything less! We had a few rooms as we were on a hen do - the first 14 arrived at the apartments in the morning to drop bags off in one room and left a key with the lovely receptionist who said she would pop it behind the desk so when myself and mother arrived we would be able to get the key to drop off our bags also before heading to meet the rest off the group. We arrived about 2pm, to a note stuck on the door advising reception was closed - back in 10 mins. However 25 minutes later and 3 or 4 phone calls we were greeted by a blonde haired lady who gave us the impression straight away we were an inconvenience! She insisted no key had been left so she couldn't help, after some backwards and forwards i eventually asked if they had a master key (lets face it- of course they have a master key!!!) with a very dramatic rolling of the eyes and a huge sigh we were advised yes i suppose she could let us in with that if we headed straight across to the apartment someone would let us in! . However i thanked Mrs grumpy for her time and for helping us and we were able to access the room to drop the bags off! Very disappointing to return 7 hours later to discover the gentlemen nor receptionist had bothered to go and lock the room behind us again and the 16 ladies bags / possessions had been left in the room unlocked for hours! Lovely. never the less nice clean room to stay for the night and not to far away from the centre, don't let the scary receptionist put you off just be prepared for sighs and eye rolling!
These accommodations are located about one mile from Waverly Rail Station, near the botanical gardens. We arrived at 230 and were told in no uncertain terms that we could not check in until 300 PM. We had the distinct impression that even if the room had been ready at noon, we still could not have checked in until 300 PM because those were the rules, and here the rules are followed. We had lunch and returned about 400 PM, to give them plenty of margin. They took a 100 pound deposit from us, and advised us that they would charge us 100 pounds if we lost the keys to our room. Once properly regimented, it really is a nice play to stay! We had a fairly spacious two bedroom apartment, and after our accommodations in Paris and London, this is what we needed. A large kitchen, dining room, bathroom and two bedrooms which were more than adequate and very affordable. It was located a short walk from the botanical gardens which are beautiful. Several good places to eat nearby, though you can cook in your apartment if you want, and grocery store is a five minute walk away. We took our evening meals at the "Other Place" located one block away. We enjoyed the walk into old Edinburgh (twenty minutes up and down a large hill) but they do have frequent bus service for those so inclined and cabs are reasonable as well.
Have been here several times over the last few years, always great value for money. Location is brilliant only 25 mins walk to Princes St. Handy for Playhouse pubs. In the near location you have plenty of take ways, pubs and restaurants. Parking is at rear of flats and an extra £10. Highly recommend.
Myself and 3 friends came to Edinburgh for a concert and stayed in the self catering two bed apartment which was immaculate, well furnished and clean. Kitchen facilities were excellent and a welcome pack much appreciated for a cup of tea on arrival. Staff were helpful and friendly and a handy shop for supplies over the road.
My flight was delayed, so arrived late into the night. Check-in was exceptional, though remotely done since the apartment has no 24hrs manned reception. Its spacious and got basic household equipment that made few days spent comfortable. A few shopping areas at close proximity, Edinburgh Castle was some distance away, although transportation system in Scotland is awesome, hence was able to move around easily. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the stay was ok, although, the apartment will need a little bit of some upgrade (the washing machine in the room was not functioning).
Good for money, close to city centre, needs updating, I will said it likes student accommodation, the reception rather than a security room with small window only staff in there for few hours, no for a good holiday stay, but if you looking for something cheaper.
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 383 reviews