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How Good Is This Luxury Apartment Hotel in Edinburgh?

Why Stay at the Holyrood apartHotel,
4-star Hotel Apartments in Edinburgh City Centre

  • Spacious and modern luxury hotel apartments serviced daily.
  • Good value accommodation for long breaks, business travellers or families.
  • Helpful and friendly staff.
  • Various types of suites including Penthouse, Executive or Disabled access rooms.
  • Location: Very near the Royal Mile, close to the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
  • Rates: Average room price per night: £83-£235 ($130-$369) but special deals can save you up to 50%.

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Are you considering a stay at the Holyrood apartHotel in Edinburgh? You will not be alone as it is one of the most popular hotels in the city. Located just off the Royal Mile, it makes a comfortable and spacious self-catering accommodation base from which to explore the city.

Each spacious guest apartment offers two bedrooms, a lounge and a fully equipped kitchen. But how good is this four star apartment hotel compared to a traditional hotel or other luxury serviced apartments in Edinburgh City Centre?

I've read hundreds of reviews from guests who have stayed at the Holyrood apartHotel over the years and the following is a clear and unbiased summary of what these guests really thought of their stay at this hotel.

What's special about the Holyrood apartHotel?

  • Luxury serviced apartments with modern and spacious two-bedroom accommodation and everything you might need during your stay, from a washer, dryer to a dishwasher and oven.
  • The staff are friendly, efficient and ready to help with guest requirements such as booking restaurants and helping with travel plans.
  • The Holyrood apartHotel provides flexibility and privacy and is perfect for those travelling with groups of friends, with family or for those on a long stay in Edinburgh.
  • Location: Located in a small close just off the Royal Mile, this self-catering apartment hotel is within easy walking distance of Edinburgh attractions in the Old Town, such as Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle, and has a huge choice of shops and restaurants in the area.

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What do guests really think?

The tone of the reviews is overwhelmingly positive, with very few bad reviews or even negative points. The Holyrood apartHotel seems to be very popular with people travelling in groups, or those looking for a comfortable and relaxed hotel with all of the comforts of home.

  • Guests say that the Holyrood apartHotel offers spacious, modern and clean accommodation.
  • The reviewers also feel that the hotel apartments are convenient and excellent value for money, especially for those travelling in groups as the suites can sleep 4 people or more.
  • They liked the fact that the apartments are well equipped with all the necessary conveniences to make you feel relaxed and at home.
  • Many appreciated the flexibility to either eat at nearby restaurants or cook in the apartment.
  • They loved the location as the apartHotel is located in a quiet spot just metres away from the Royal Mile, but still close to restaurants and shops.
  • Many did not like the fact that the Wi-Fi in the rooms is chargeable and fairly expensive, although a computer is available to use free of charge in reception.

The Holyrood apartHotel in Edinburgh New Town

Scottish Tourist Board Rated 4 Star Hotel

1 Nether Bakehouse,
Postcode: EH8 8PE
Tel: +44 (0) 131 524 3200
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How far is the Holyrood apartHotel from the bus and train stations?
0.6 miles (1 km) approx

The Holyrood apartHotel is in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh, near the Royal Mile, the palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament.

Visit Scotland star rating: 4 star Hotel
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My Recommendation

Based on the reviews I have read of the Holyrood apartHotel, it is difficult to find fault with the location, accommodation and level of service.

The rooms can sleep 4-5 people or more so it is especially suited to those travelling in groups, or with teenage children, as it is often better value for money, and far more relaxed and convenient than booking two hotel rooms.

I would also recommend it to business travellers, especially those on extended trips or anyone looking for a long stay hotel apartment, as it's more homely and flexible than a traditional hotel.

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In Depth Review of the Holyrood apartHotel in Edinburgh

Luxury serviced hotel apartments. Quiet location near Royal Mile.
Average room price per night: £83-£235 ($130-$369)

What is the Holyrood apartHotel like?

The Holyrood apartHotel is a perfect alternative to a traditional hotel for business travellers, families or groups of 4 or more looking for flexible and convenient hotel accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre. The high level of repeat visits shows that the Holyrood apartHotel is well serviced, well-equipped, clean and spacious, and that the suites are good value for money.

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Building and room design

  • There are 41 apartments of varying grades, although all have two bedrooms, a separate lounge and a kitchen area. Some rooms have two bathrooms, and some have one bathroom/one shower.
  • The least expensive room type is the Luxury Serviced Apartment and this type of room rate does not include free parking or food hampers.
  • The second type of room is the Executive Serviced Apartment, which is larger and includes free car parking, a Welcome Hamper, a daily Breakfast hamper and a bottle of wine, as well as complimentary newspapers.
  • There is also one Penthouse Serviced Apartment with a separate dining room, and two disabled access apartments.
  • The majority of comments suggest that the apartments at the Holyrood apartHotel are designed in a fresh and contemporary design, and that they are clean and very well maintained.
  • Although there were very few major complaints, some guests reported that the floorboards are very noisy, as is the plumbing.
  • Other niggles reported by some reviewers were that the toaster sets off the fire alarm, and that the beds were not very comfortable, as well as the fact that there was quite a lot of internal noise from the other rooms. This did not seem to detract from their overall enjoyment though.
  • Many guests liked the fact that there are two toilets in the apartments, for better privacy.
  • There is also a fitness room on site, which makes it perfect for those on extended or business stays.

Staff and level of service

  • The apartments are serviced daily: beds are made, bins emptied and the apartments are cleaned. Some reviewers mentioned that the apartments are cleaned thoroughly.
  • Many previous guests mentioned that the staff at reception are extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and assisted in arranging their tours and travel plans, as well as in recommending places to eat.

Food and drink

  • As these are serviced apartments, the Holyrood apartHotel does not offer any dining facilities, although there are many restaurants nearby.
  • A breakfast hamper can be delivered daily (free or optional depending on room type), and many reviewers found that it was good quality with enough food to last two days.
  • If you want to cook yourself, there is a fully-featured kitchen in the apartments, including oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and dishwasher (with detergent). Tea, coffee and fresh milk are also supplied.

Location and parking

  • Although many guests liked the fact that they were close to the Royal Mile, they also appreciated that the hotel is located in a quiet alley. Some reviewers, however, still found that it was too noisy, and also that the hotel was difficult to find. Others commented that despite its central location, the hotel was a steep walk to the Old Town.
  • There is secure parking available, which is included in some of the room types and optional with others. If not included, it is advisable to book in advance as space is limited. A couple of reviewers mentioned that the car park was badly lit and poorly signposted, but most people felt that it is a bonus to have secure parking so close to the city centre.
  • The Holyrood apartHotel is a 10 to 15-minute walk from Waverley train station.
  • Some guests recommended taking the inexpensive bus service into town, which is a 5-minute walk away.

Nice touches

  • All guests, except for those staying in the Luxury Serviced Apartment (the basic option), receive a Welcome pack on arrival which includes fresh fruit and chocolate.
  • The attention to detail in the way that the rooms are equipped, so that everything you need to feel at home is on hand, from dishwasher detergent to powder for the washing machine.
  • You can hire DVDs from reception, with the fees going to charity.

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