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The Merchiston Residence
The Merchiston Residence
The Merchiston Residence
The Merchiston Residence
The Merchiston Residence
The Merchiston Residence
The Merchiston Residence

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8.5

Excellent

74 reviews

74 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 1.16 kilometers from city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Edinburgh Castle 1.7 km
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 1.9 km
Royal Mile Street 1.9 km
National Museum of Scotland 2.0 km
Edinburgh Old Town 2.1 km
The Real Mary King's Close 2.2 km
Calton Hill 2.8 km
Palace of Holyroodhouse 3.2 km
Arthur's Seat 3.3 km
Royal Yacht Britannia 5.8 km
Nearby landmarks
MacSweens 150 m
Gullivers Toys and Gifts 160 m
Paton & Finlay 210 m
Guilty By Design 240 m
Diva 240 m
Peckham's 260 m
Coco of Bruntsfield 280 m
Sean Murphy Dental Care 320 m
The Ugly Duckling 340 m
Dermal Clinic 350 m

The Merchiston Residence

4 Merchiston Avenue, Merchiston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH10 4NX - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Merchiston part of Edinburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Shops

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Cash withdrawal

Shops

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center0 KM
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport9.4 km

Rooms available at The Merchiston Residence

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Luxury Family Apartment
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Studio Apartment
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Apartment 1 Bedroom (plus sofa bed)
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  • Shower
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    One-Bedroom Apartment (4 Adults)
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at The Merchiston Residence?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to The Merchiston Residence?

            The Merchiston Residence is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the serviced apartment know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Merchiston Residence also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the serviced apartment. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Merchiston Residence has a car park available for guests.

            What is the smoking policy at The Merchiston Residence?

            The Merchiston Residence does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

            What restaurants are nearby The Merchiston Residence?

            The Merchiston Residence’s neighborhood is Merchiston which includes popular restaurants such as Bia Bistrot, TriBeCa and Cuckoo's Bakery.

            What popular shopping places are close to The Merchiston Residence?

            The Merchiston Residence is located in Merchiston area which features shopping places such as MacSweens, Gullivers Toys and Gifts and Thread & Heather.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Merchiston Residence?

            The Merchiston Residence’s nearby natural sights include Forth Canoe Club located in the same Merchiston area.

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            Property ranking|Compared to 1,527 Edinburgh properties
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            Room comfort score
            8.4/10
            Cleanliness score
            9/10
            Value for money score
            8.6/10
            Room size
            36 sqm.
            Better than
            98
            %
            of Edinburgh properties
            Better than
            97
            %
            of Edinburgh properties
            Better than
            96
            %
            of Edinburgh properties
            Bigger than
            95
            %
            of Edinburgh properties
            Overall rating:

            8.5

            Excellent
            74 reviews
            Cleanliness
            9.0
            Facilities
            8.7
            Location
            8.2
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            More about The Merchiston Residence

            More about The Merchiston Residence

            The Merchiston Residence

            Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, The Merchiston Residence is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Edinburgh. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer.
            The superior services and facilities offered at The Merchiston Residence will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Edinburgh can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
            Parking is provided for guests by the serviced apartment. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out and safety deposit boxes. The serviced apartment's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at The Merchiston Residence.
            Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
            Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at The Merchiston Residence. The serviced apartment's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer provided in some guest bathrooms.


            Dining and things to do

            What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the serviced apartment with an energizing cup of quality coffee.
            The Merchiston Residence promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


            Around the property

            Venture outside the serviced apartment and explore Edinburgh. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Royal Yacht Britannia located 5.7 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Tourists travel from around the world to see Arthur's Seat, which is an easy visit just 3.3 km away.


            Reasons to stay here

            Spend less here on rooms than you would at 97% of other accommodations in the city.
            This serviced apartment's facilities score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
            This accommodation beats more than 97% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Excellent
            Facilities

            8.7

            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping

            3 mentions

            Car Park

            2 mentions

            Food & Dining

            1 mention

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • French
            • Italian
            • Spanish

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Tours

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Coffee shop

            Services and conveniences

            • Cash withdrawal
            • Concierge
            • Laundry service
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Shops
            • Smoking area

            For the kids

            • Family room

            Access

            • Check-in/out [express]
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer
            • Car park [on-site]
            • Shuttle service

            Available in all rooms

            • Bathtub
            • Coffee/tea maker
            • Desk
            • DVD/CD player
            • Free bottled water
            • Hair dryer
            • In-room safe box
            • Internet access – wireless
            • Ironing facilities
            • Kitchenette
            • Microwave
            • Non-smoking
            • Refrigerator
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Seating area
            • Shower
            • Washing machine
            Location
            4 Merchiston Avenue, Merchiston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH10 4NX
            Excellent
            Location

            8.2

            Airports

            • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
              9.4 km
            • Perth Airport (PSL)
              56.6 km

            Public transportation

            • Haymarket Train Station
              1.3 km
            • Haymarket Tram Station
              1.3 km

            Hospital or clinic

            • Paton & Finlay
              210 m

            Shopping

            • Ocean Terminal
              5.6 km

            Convenience store

            • Tesco Express
              960 m

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM on-site
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Edinburgh Castle
              1.7 km
            • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
              1.9 km
            • Royal Mile Street
              1.9 km
            • National Museum of Scotland
              2.0 km
            • Edinburgh Old Town
              2.1 km
            • The Real Mary King's Close
              2.2 km
            • Calton Hill
              2.8 km
            • Palace of Holyroodhouse
              3.2 km
            • Arthur's Seat
              3.3 km
            • Royal Yacht Britannia
              5.8 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • MacSweens
              150 m
            • Gullivers Toys and Gifts
              160 m
            • Paton & Finlay
              210 m
            • Guilty By Design
              240 m
            • Diva
              240 m
            • Peckham's
              260 m
            • Coco of Bruntsfield
              280 m
            • Sean Murphy Dental Care
              320 m
            • The Ugly Duckling
              340 m
            • Dermal Clinic
              350 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Children 0-2 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until11:00
            • Reception open until23:30

            Getting around

            • Distance from city center0 KM
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)19

            Extras

            • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
            • Number of floors4
            • Number of rooms 8
            • Room voltage230
            • Year property opened1900

            Reviews of The Merchiston Residence from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            8.5
            /
            10
            Cleanliness9.0
            Facilities8.7
            Location8.2
            Room comfort and quality8.4
            Service8.1
            Value for money8.6
            High score for Edinburgh
            Rating
            9+ Exceptional (27)
            8-9 Excellent (9)
            7-8 Very Good (8)
            6-7 Good (2)
            <6 Below Expectation (5)
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            Mar - May (11)
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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Yaw from Malaysia
            Business traveler
            Studio Apartment
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

            A gem of a find”

            Price, location, facilities

            Stumbled upon Merchiston while looking for a place to stay for a few days in Edinburgh. Running on a strict budget so surprisingly Merchiston was within my budget. I suppose the big discount that went with the rental resulted in a relatively cheap price for such a place. First thing that strikes you that this is not a hotel. There are no reception to greet you and no dining facilities what so ever. It's basically six rooms refurbished to rent out to people needing a place to sleep and rest. Entry is by passcode, and in the interest of other guests, I will not say how you will get them or how they are used, but believe me it's very convenient. What a place and what a room. You get everything you require for a comfortable stay in Merchiston. Fully furnished kitchen with an oven, a toaster, an entire range of cutlery and crockery. A washing machine and drier. Fridge, of course. They even leave you with the required detergent and cleaning aids and liquids if you do require to use them. The room is basically one floor, but they build the bed on top of the bathroom...you have to see it yourself to believe. No tub, and the bathroom might feel a little cramped for much larger people, but its so stylish. The sofa in the living area is so soft you could sleep on it without bothering to move to the bed. But the bed, is probably the softest most comfy bed I've had in many years. I literally begged the management to let me extend my stay, but they're are booked through the week. Oh well, if I ever come back to Edinburgh, this is where I will go. It's a short walk away from the city centre, there's shops aplenty within a quick walking distance. Google map it and take a look.

            Reviewed October 12, 2014

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Laura from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Studio Apartment
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

            Fantastic!”

            Merchiston Residence is gorgeous and comfortable place to stay. It is in a lovely location, very quiet and there are some shops and restaurants very close by. It is about half an hour walk to the castle and twenty minutes to princes street however it's a lovely walk through the suburbs of Edinburgh. I would recommend this to anyone as it provides a great home to stay in whilst visiting such a great city.

            Reviewed January 08, 2017

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            SARAH from Ireland
            Solo traveler
            Studio Apartment
            Stayed 1 night in March 2018

            Amazing location, facilities and value”

            Absolutely great location very close to some lovely parts of Edinburgh, with the added bonus of a really nice Starbucks 30 secs away! Has everything you could need. Lovely decor and thought has obviously been given to your needs - extra blanket, hairdryer, ironing board etc. I didn't really expect towels, toiletries, tea/coffee etc for the price I paid, but these were supplied and were very good quality. Only negatives were 1) As it's in a period building has potential to be on the cool side, but 2 freestanding heaters supplied in addition to central heating, so not really an issue. 2) Shower caddy was at a funny angle so products kept falling out, and the shower gel bottle cracked and had to be thrown away. Having said that, I would have paid at least double for this place and been happy.

            Reviewed March 23, 2018

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            8.8
            Excellent
            Gillian from United Kingdom
            Couple
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

            Great stay”

            We'd stayed here before and were very impressed with our large, well-equipped apartment. Only a smaller one was available this time - very compact indeed, but all we really needed. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the location is quiet. The area itself, Bruntsfield, is a lovely part of Edinburgh and has plenty of good restaurants and cafes to choose from. Our only complaints are minor - the microwave didn't work at all (we informed the staff and it appeared they already knew it was broken), and much of the crockery was chipped. I'd still stay here again and recommend the place to others.

            Reviewed February 15, 2018

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            6.4
            Good
            Jenny from United Kingdom
            Group
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 1 night in August 2018

            Beautiful property”

            We stayed over for one night at the Merchiston Residence. There were 11 of us in total. I received clear instructions for entering the property. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised at how clean the property was. We could not fault this. Excellent facilities within each apartment. My only issue (very minor) were the beds. The double beds were on the smaller size and not very comfy and the sofa beds were extremely uncomfortable, a bit frustrating for us after we completed a 5k. We were ready for a good nights sleep. The price was ok as we were in a large group however I would find this a tad expensive if staying in a smaller group. Apartment 7 had a sewage smell in the bathroom which seemed to get worse after 4 people showered. Other than these very minor things I’d give it a 5* rating

            Reviewed August 27, 2018

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            7.6
            Very good
            Margaret from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Studio Apartment
            Stayed 1 night in November 2016

            lovely apartment”

            Really nice accomodation. We had a junior suite, everything is well thought out, but if you don't like heights or have any sort of physical disability, you may find the climb into bed a challenge, as it is at the top of quite a steep narrow staircase within the room, you have to climb into it from the bottom of the bed. The Merchiston area is lovely, great cafes just around the corner and loads of buses into town if you can't be bothered to walk.

            Reviewed November 27, 2016

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Noreen from United Kingdom
            Family with young children
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

            Fabulous ”

            Fantastic accomdation approx 1.5 mile from princes street but serviced by regular buses, There is a bistro, tesco, Starbucks and Costa just around the corner. Situated in a quiet street, perfect for a stay in Edinburgh, accomdation clean, modern and maintained to a high standard with toiletries, tea coffee and sugar supplied, dishwasher tablets also supplied , a tv and DVD player with a selection of DVDs

            Reviewed July 30, 2016

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            8.4
            Excellent
            Stephen from Singapore
            Couple
            Studio Apartment
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

            Excellent”

            Brand new accommodation and a 20 minute walk from town. The double bed was a bit narrow, but staff cleaned the place every day and for Edinburgh at the height of summer, you'd be hard-pressed to get anything cheaper and better.

            Reviewed July 08, 2017

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Stuart from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Studio Apartment
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

            Wonderful stay at the merchiston ”

            Absolutely immaculate place to stay, facilities are second to none, the apartment is about 15 minutes to princes street by bus (bus stop close by), tesco metro is also very close to the apartment for your convenience. The apartment has everything you need to cook your food. The location is quiet and the bed very comfortable. Highly recommended place.

            Reviewed May 28, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Anthony from United Kingdom
            Family with teens
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

            Exceptional”

            Excellent. Highly recommended. Cleaned daily & towels replaced if needed. The apt. even comes with a selection of DVD's for families to watch. The ONLY negative in Apt 7 is that despite the fact fittings are good quality, the shower base is cheap, nasty flexible plastic.

            Reviewed March 08, 2018

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            April from United States
            Couple
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

            Wonderful place to stay!!”

            We absolutely loved this property! We were in Scotland to visit our son and loved the location.! A twenty minute walk to downtown. Parking in the driveway was helpful since the parking availability is practically nonexistent! Would stay there again and recommend to friends .

            Reviewed November 14, 2017

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Danita from Australia
            Group
            Studio Apartment
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

            A total gem!”

            Stylish and modern decor, very clean and a handy location.

            Had a wonderful stay! The apartment was fresh and modern, with everything we needed. While not in the centre of town, it was an easy 30min walk to get to the Grass Market and the Castle. I'll definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

            Reviewed August 29, 2014

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Richard from New Zealand
            Family with young children
            Luxury Family Apartment
            Stayed 1 night in August 2016

            good room”

            Room was clean and modern. And there is lots of bits and pieces in the room.. a home away from home

            Reviewed September 02, 2016

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            8.0
            Excellent
            KESEVAN from Malaysia
            Family with teens
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

            Great place ,, very homely”

            Clean big and comfortable

            Totally fabulous enjoyed very moment of it. Highly equipped with the all the requirement of a home stay ..it had the cooking utensils ,, washing machine ,, free coffee , fridge ,, furniture was complete and the rooms bedding was very comfortable

            Reviewed September 18, 2013

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Brian from Canada
            Couple
            Studio Apartment
            Stayed 1 night in October 2016

            Great little spot in Edinburgh. No fuss and just what we needed. ”

            Pros: very easy access to the apartment with great communication via email. We had the studio and it was a great size and perfect amenities. Cons: none

            Reviewed October 16, 2016

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            6.0
            Yotin from United Kingdom
            Family with teens
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

            Could be much better”

            First impression was that the house was located in a good neighbourhood, it was clean and quiet. However, no proper instruction have been sent to us on how to enter the apartment and we were very confused as we had to ring up the staff to ask for help. When we called the first staff simply told us we were in room 1 and told us the code and simply hang up !!! It took us 5 minutes before we realise that our room 1 was in the cellar !! When we try to enter our room another guests showed up and said they had book the house and have been given an instruction on how to enter room 1 !!!! We had to phone the property manager to get it sorted out, then we were able to enter the room. We had book the room for 3 people so 1sofa bed and 1 double bed, the sofa bed turn out to be as hard as a rock and was impossible to sleep on. The room was clean with small kitchen and living room but it was really dark as it was in a cellar.

            Reviewed July 23, 2018

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            MUHAMMAD from Pakistan
            Family with young children
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 1 night in March 2018

            Excellent stay”

            The aparment has been very convinent. Very close to town center , neat and a value for money.

            Reviewed March 30, 2018

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            7.7
            Very good
            vrinda from India
            Family with teens
            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Stayed 1 night in June 2014

            It was very comfortable stay. Had good sleep.”

            Was very quiet. It smell good.lovely,quiet surrounding

            Very comfortable stay with good night Sleep.very elite area and surroundings. Very safe hotel. Only problem is that there is no 24 hrs service on site and it all works with lock & code systems which is good but wen a problem gets difficult. Overal 9/10👍👍👍

            Reviewed July 01, 2014

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Shu from Malaysia
            Family with young children
            Luxury Family Apartment
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

            Awesome!!!!”

            The staff is friendly and helpful, and it is a very wonderful place to stay.

            Reviewed February 13, 2017

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Konrad from New Zealand
            Couple
            Studio Apartment
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2014

            Sister city”

            Location, not too close to hussleandbussle of the city, but close enough for a leisurely walk

            Lovely! Warmand cosy. Could do with a few more light bulbs in bathroom and kitchen. It's winter so it was dark overall

            Reviewed December 24, 2014

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