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“A slice of history”
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Victoria...
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A slice of history”
Reviewed 20 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

I've just returned from this amazing apartment and WOW!
For the past 20 yrs I've always stayed in hotels on the Royal Mile but fancied a change. If you like beige, sleek and lack of character this isn't the place for you! The Castle Snug is just feet away from the bustling Lawnmarket area of the Mile, it's quirky and homely and an ancient piece of Old Town property - if only those stone walls could speak.
It has everything you could need in a holiday let, it's clean and comfortable, superb location and quite frankly you don't want to leave.
As a female travelling alone you also need to feel safe and this place is just that. I was hoping to book another stay right away but it is full for all the school holidays - I am gutted to say the least but it is completely understandable. Once experienced, never forgotten.
The owner Brian is really helpful ( especially when I messed my dates up). Anyone booking the Snug will not be disappointed, it is a very special place.

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Liked best: The whole character and feeling of the property plus location.
Liked least: The fire looks great but doesn't bang out much heat.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Katie M
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Absolute gem”
Reviewed 9 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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I almost don't want to review this place because if it gets too popular I might not be able to book it again! You cannot get a better location than this - literally next door to the top attractions in Edinburgh, tucked away in a cute little lane close to the castle and an absolutely stunning, historic property to boot. You can see from the photos how special this place is. The owners are incredibly thoughtful and friendly, we found chocolate biscuits and fresh milk waiting for us so we could enjoy a cuppa on arrival. When we couldn't get the hang of the fire (our fault!) we texted Bryan at 11pm on a Saturday night for help, and he called us straight back and couldn't be more helpful. You will not regret booking this property, I will be recommending it to all my friends and family.

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Liked best: Location, character, customer service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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NorthernL...
Orpington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A hidden tresure in the heart of the city”
Reviewed 1 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

A great find. The location was just perfect for us, right in the heart of the city, close enough to explore and easy to get back at night. It was peaceful - great after a night out. The facilities were super, a real home from home! The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and a romantic lounge for nights in!

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Liked best: The decor and coziness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AzAthena
Tacoma, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“AMAZING LITTLE FLAT!!”
Reviewed 25 October 2014 for a stay in December 2012
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I can not rave about this little gem enough. Perfect Location! Cozy! Clean! Friendly owners! I am getting ready to head back to Scotland in January 2014 and was hoping to find this property listed again somewhere! If you're looking for a central location to explore Edinburgh Castle and it's surrounding vibrant night life, look no further. This flat is tucked away down a tiny alley which helps keep the street noise out, and there is the coolest little pub not even 2 steps from your front door ( and that's not an exageration, it's right next door ) called The Jolly Judge which does awesome pub quiz every week.

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Liked best: It's just so charming and cozy
Liked least: absolutely nothing. It was perfect!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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petmullen
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A delight!”
Reviewed 17 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

This place is amazing! Historic, romantic, beautiful, cosy, spotless, comfortable, warm, unique, quirky, just perfect, and that's without mentioning the brilliant location right on the royal mile, minutes walk from the castle, the witchery and other lovely romantic restaurants like the maison Bleue. Also just near the galleries, Mary King tour and the camera Obscura which was so good we went back again the next day to go back in the vortex tunnel. Thanks to our marvellous host Brian, best holiday ever and a perfect honeymoon destination.

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