Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from T
Amazing locationPosted Jul 23, 2017
Could not imagine a better location for seeing all the popular attractions, minutes by foot from Castle, Holyrood Palace, St Giles Cathedral, Museums and Galleries, restaurants and bars by the dozen within 5 minutes walk.....super fun and exciting vibe right out the front door. The location is a little intimidating when you first arrive and climb the stairs towards the apartment, you may initially think that you made a mistake renting this place, but once you step inside and then discover how great a location you are in you will be sure to have a great time.....would 100% recommend......I regularly stay in ultra high end 5 star hotels throughout the world, in not saying this is the same as a Four Seasons or Ritz etc. but it's a really great place to stay in Edinburgh, keep in mind this is a very old building in a very old city....rooms are small compared to newer building in other parts of the world, but everything in this place is perfect for what you need in Edinburgh....
Posted Apr 14, 2016 on Hotels
by Ashish from London
Perfect LocationPosted Jun 21, 2015 on Hotels
Amazing location right on Royal mile. Building front a bit run down and only 1 bathroom were the only negatives.
by A verified traveler
Luxury apartment.Posted Sep 30, 2012 on Hotels
You won't regret to book this apartment.
by Foster ( O.A.P) from Northern Ireland, UK
You need to be fit to stay here.Posted Sep 5, 2012
Cons: Fifth floor 80 stairs. Very noisy.
We stayed in an 'apartment' rather than a hotel . The apartment was clean and the facilities/accommodation reasonable. The main disadvantage and reason for the low rating was that apartment was on the fifth floor of an apartment block (see below) and subject to high volumes of external noise - there was no secondary glazing. The information provided both by Expedia and on the company's own website did not make it clear that the apartment was on the fifth floor requiring some 80 steps to reach it. Since we are both in our late 60s. this was most unfortunate. I suggested to a member of the company's staff that they amend their website and she agreed to consider this. We were subsequently (two days later) given another apartment nearby, which was on the second floor with only 40 steps to climb - a slight improvement. Secondary glazing in the living area but not in the bedroom that was adjacent to a bar!
in a very good area of the city centrePosted Sep 3, 2012 on Hotels
It was almost good.
by A verified traveler
Posted Aug 30, 2012 on Hotels
by Aussies from Brisbane, Qld
Buyer beware in Edinburgh- especially at busy timePosted Jan 4, 2012
Pros: The location was central
Cons: It was not clean and many of the appliances/items in the apartment didn't work
Location: The location was good
This apartment was advertised as a "luxury" apartment. Whilst I appreciate it was in an old building that had been refurbished, the number of things that didn't work outnumbered the things that did. These include: 1. hot water that was rarely hot 2. a dishwasher that didn't actually wash the dishes- in fact they were dirtier after they had been through a cycle 3. a washing machine/dryer combo that didn't work 4. a bed in the main bedroom that was broken and that was so low to the ground a hoist was required to get in and out
by A verified traveler from Stockholm
Advocate App in E-burghPosted Nov 9, 2011 on Hotels
Nice appartment but the fridge didn't work when we arrived, but the guy from office worked hard and fixed the situation. The furniture was a mix of nice comfortable and old worn-out... If you don't want drunk & loud youngster laughing and screaming outside your window at night this isn't something for you (4 Cowgatehead). But if you don't mind and can go to sleep again, this is a nice,clean place with a nice kitchenette in a very nice neighbourhood and you don't have to walk far to get to town centre, busses, trains or restaurants. I mean for the price you pay this is good enough for five days stay! I won't mind going back - both to the appartment and the town!
by A verified traveler
Mercat (Advocates) Apartment, EdinburghPosted Oct 10, 2011 on Hotels
The apartment sleeps three and whilst it is cosy, its comfortable enough. Apartment was clean, and perfectly functional. However, the apartment block sides onto an alleyway and the noise is ridiculous. We managed to get very little sleep in three nights whilst we were there as we had to keep the windows open to sleep (as it was so hot). The apartment is very convenient to the main attractions but i would definitley not go back there again because of the noise. However, I would consider an Advocates apartment elsewhere.