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Greyfriars Bobby with the Apartment behind
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Greyfriars Bobby with the Apartment behind
lounge
bedroom with king size bed
kitchen
kitchen
bathroom, bath and walk in shower
View of the flat and Greyfriars Kirk
View from the lounge in the evening
View from the kitchen in the morning
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Laurie72
GREENSBORO
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“the most immaculate, well-appointed place imaginable--in the best location in Edinburgh.”
Reviewed 20 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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I am raving about Grayfriar's Bobby because it was simply extraordinary. We just returned to the states after staying three days in Axel's apartment. As other of his tenants have noted: Axel leaves nothing undone! We followed his tips (contained in a loose-leaf notebook of helpful information) with complete assurance. His restaurant suggestions were perfect for us--wine lovers who like good food at moderate prices. Out the front window is a view of the new wing of the Museum of Scotland--which we visited twice. Out the back is a view of the Grayfriar's Kirk: Scotland New and Old. I forgot the charger to my Ipad and Axel showed up with his daughter's to help me out! There was milk, juice, and coffee on hand when we arrived. Oh my. I want to go back right now and stay longer in Grayfriar's Bobby apartment--as long as Axel is in charge!

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Liked best: the beauty of the completely modern apartment in an old 18th century building--and its cleanliness.
Liked least: can't think of a thing
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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topcat93
scotland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great apartment in center of Edinburgh old town”
Reviewed 8 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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The apartment location is superb and within walking distance to all attractions and close by to pubs and eating places to suite all. The finish and decor is of a high spec and the apartment has everything you would need when away from home. Axel the owner was brilliant and met us to show us around the apartment plus advise us on car parking for our three day stay, even taking us to the spot then giving us tips on the best pubs and restaurants around the area of the apartment.
An all round excellent apartment with a lovely owner willing to help and assist you while you enjoy the city of Edinburgh.

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Liked best: The location and spec of the apartments plus the owner Axel who is so helpful.
Liked least: None.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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robmiller...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Excellent apartment in perfect old town location. Home from home.”
Reviewed 7 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012

Lovely apartment in a perfect location not far from any of Edinburgh's attractions. I would definitely recommend this to couples looking for self catering accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh. It has everything you need for a comfortable short stay and the owner was very helpful throughout.

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Liked best: Kitchen and location
Liked least: Not staying longer
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Aurorachi...
Chichester
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69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great location, good attention to detail. Very comfortable stay.”
Reviewed 2 February 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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For our first visit to the city this flat is in an excellent location backing onto an historic churchyard and facing the National Museum of Scotland. It is easy walking to sites and buses are very handy. The welcome to the flat was excellent and easily arranged to meet our travel plans. The flat was spotless, warm, and had pretty well all the modern comforts and essentials we could need for a stay of almost a week. It is evident that a lot of care and attention to detail has been used in renovating this almost 200 year old flat. It is in a lively area which is all part of the vibrancy of Edinburgh and we enjoyed that more than being in quiet suburb.
The area has an excellent mix of eating and drinking places and food shops are very handy if, like us you eat in occasionally. (The kitchen is very well equipped even having a liquidizer).
We thought the flat represented very good value for a high quality product. We would return and would recommend it to family and friends.

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Liked best: Friendly welcome and attention to detail
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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24Kelly
Milton, Ontario
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The Best Location in Edinburgh!”
Reviewed 10 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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person found this review helpful

We rented this beautiful Edinburgh flat for 8 nights over the Hogmanay Celebrations. The property was immaculate (newly renovated) but still maintained some of its original historic charm. It was much more spacious than the photos would suggest.

I worried that a location right by the Castle or the Grassmarket would be better, however, this was the 'best' location to see the city. It was a 5 minute walk to the Castle or the Royal Mile in a beautiful historic neighbourhood. Everything we needed to see was within walking distance.

The flat was fully equipped. The owner, Axel, is very attentive to every detail and even provided some basic essentials like milk, juice, cheese, fruit and bread to get us started. Once we booked the property, Axel contacted us immediately and provided exceptional suggestions and service even prior to our arrival. It was like a home away from home. We would like to come back to Scotland and would definitely stay at 2 Greyfriars Place!

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