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Looking for accommodation in Edinburgh, anybody know Grassmarket Central Apartments or something good??

Looking for accommodation in Edinburgh, anybody know Grassmarket Central Apartments or something good??

Dec 8th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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With the help & confidence I have been given I have found a place.

http://www.southsideguesthouse.co.uk

90 pound, but I get car parking, breakfast, seems to be a good location, using Caroline's suggested locations. 8 Newington Road. Lots of great reviews.

I did find cheaper but no car parking (added cost) or a bit further out, no very nice and some sus reviews or further out nice, car parking but same price or no breakfast. So I will not attempt to find Utopia as I think this place will be just right for us. We are not fancy people anyway ha ha.
I have kept that link ccrosner as it seems to be a good one. But thats why I come here to this site I get great direction all the time and I will post our trip when I get back!

thank you thank you thank you Deb
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Dec 8th, 2007, 10:57 PM
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The Southside gets some good reviews and is only a 15 - 20 minute walk from the likes of Princes Street / Royal Mile and city centre attractions. As it is on the main road, beside a very busy traffic junction buses pass through there every minute or so, and it will give you a wide variety of choice for buses into / from the city centre. The fare is £1 per person per journey or alternatively you may wish to buy an off peak day pass for £2.50 per person as that will give you unlimited use of the Lothian buses. This ticket however does not entitle you to use the open topped city centre tour buses.
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Dec 9th, 2007, 11:46 PM
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Good choice debs. I don't know anyone who's stayed there but I've walked past it many times and as meks says, it's on a good bus route into the centre (although I think I personally would take more like 25-30 mins to walk to Princes St).
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Dec 11th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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I recommend the Knight's Residence apartments. They are usually rated #1 on tripadvisor, and we stayed there last June. It was a two minute walk from the Grassmarket area, and the service couldn't be beat.

I do not know if it fits your price range. We stayed in a two bedroom and split the cost with my parents (was about 90 pounds a night that way). I know there are a few one bedroom apartments there.

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Dec 11th, 2007, 08:25 AM
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Nevermind, I see you've booked something.

Have fun!
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Dec 12th, 2007, 03:55 AM
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That's interesting, Amelie, I didn't know the Knight Residence had a carpark, but I now see it does. Worth remembering. (Although it's more than £80pn.) However I wouldn't recommend it just now as they've just knocked down the buildings opposite and the space is currently one big building site.
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Dec 13th, 2007, 11:46 PM
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Well Caroline I don't think I would
have got very far if you had not given me direction. I have a car spot a lovely b&b a good starting point and I was very comfortable with them when I saw their site.
I am an agony aunt and I am now trying to get London accomodation (no car) and this is proving a challenge. I can get some nice accomodation in a hotel Tara Copthorne good price & has a fridge, apartment Base2stay I can whip a couple of meals, 51 Kensington Court Studio (getting pricey) Thistle Victoria can get a stay for 6 pay for 5 with breakfast $1470.00 aussie. I need a holiday to relax after all this!
But that is why I come to this sight I get alteral thinking and good suggestions. Debs
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Dec 14th, 2007, 12:17 AM
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That's very nice of you, Debs, but it wasn't just me !

Good luck with your London quest. I have my own views on where I like to stay when I go there now (and I lived there for 10 years myself), but I've discovered from this site that the areas & tube lines I find most convenient apparently aren't those which are most useful for tourists doing the main sights. My usual first choice is the County Hall Premier Travel Inn but that's not as cheap as it was - £99pn RO the last time I considered it. Failing that I usually stay in the Paddington or Notting Hill area. Last time I got the Paddington Hilton for £63pn RO, booking 2 weeks ahead through www.lastminute.com - I'm not sure how good their prices are if booking further ahead, but maybe worth a look ? Also try www.superbreak.com. And I'm sure you know about www.tripadvisor.com & www.venere.com ?

Anyway, try not to worry about it - I find doing the research extends my enjoyment of the holiday so try to look at it like that ! I've now spent 7 weeks researching hotels in Bologna and am still not decided
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Dec 14th, 2007, 12:52 PM
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Yeah the Knight's Residence definitey has a car park. They tore that building down the day before we got there (it came down earlier than planned). It worked out for us though, because we then had a view of the castle that we wouldn't have had before!

I'd still recommend it, even with the construction (didn't hear anything).
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Dec 15th, 2007, 01:00 PM
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I do appreciate everyones help. The why's and why nots. I was refering to the roads that you referred to which really help.

I have decided on Base2stay, the price the area (I wanted this time to be near Gloucester Road tube coming in from Heathrow) but I have stayed in Sussex gardens and loved it, stayed in a Hyde park hotel and hated it liked the area. Your right its all definition of whats central for you.
I will post my trip but it won't be for a while. I am now relaxing I only have to book Windsor and maybe Alnwick. My cousin lives in Alnwick but she is in Oz most of the time. I don't get it!
I'm off thanks again to everyone and you know I will be back asking questions again.

Deb
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