Fountain Court Apartments EQ-2
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fountain Court Apartments EQ-2 Edinburgh
Much better than a hotel!
I stayed in EQ2 with a small party, each 4 people dividing a 2 bedroom apartment. Divided by all, it is cheaper than a 4 star hotel and much better value. The apartments are modern with all amenities, centrally located, kitchen with all equipment. We could not have loved it more. Definetivelly recommended.
Terrific value, great view
We booked a four night stay for Christmas to New Years, based mostly on the favorable reviews from this site. Thank you so much! We were delighted with the place. It deserves its five stars. A great location. We had a view of the castle from every room (though there is a vacant lot outside on which they are building something - and the McEwan's brewery right behind, which no one bothered to mention here - but didn't bother us a bit.) The apartment was clean and new and well appointed. We even had a Christmas tree! Very large. Perfect for our family of two adults, a child, and a grandmother. It was so much better than a hotel, especially for the price which wasn't much more than a measly bed and breakfast. Wellstocked refrigerator for breakfast every day. Huge kitchen, we prepared a few dinners during our stay. We watched movies at night on the big TV after sightseeing all day. So much more room and privacy than a hotel, we have never stayed in a serviced apartment before, but it is definitely the way to go for us from now on. A home away from home. There is free secure parking (very handy in this city!). You can walk to the King's Theatre down the street, but it is a hike out to the castle. The property is on the Union Canal and though it was iced over while we were there it is probably fun in the summer. Definitely plan to return.
Highly recommend this accomodation right in the heart of Edinburgh. First class rooms with all the amenities (modern kitchen including dishwasher and laundry, flat screen TV in living area and each bedroom).
Believe it was approximately 15 GBP to get to the apartments from the Edinburgh airport and it's within walking distance (15-20 minutes) of Waverley train station.
Lots of pubs, etc. close by for eating..
Excellent emplacement, excellent service, excellent rapport qualité prix
Nous avons séjourné à 6 au EQ2 pour une nuit dans l'un de leurs appartements 3 chambres pour jouer au golf à Édimbourg et c'était idéal.
Nous avions une belle vue du château depuis chacun de nos deux balcons et une excellente qualité de matériel et aussi beaucoup d'espace.
Il y a un restaurant italien fantastique dans le bâtiment ainsi qu'un chouette pub, en tous cas si vous avez envie de visiter Édimbourg le centre ville est tout proche.
Excellent location, excellent facilities, excellent value
Six of us stayed at the EQ2 for one night in one of their three bedroom duplex apartments during a golf trip to Edinburgh and it was ideal.
We had a great view of the castle from either one of our two balconies and an excellent level of accommodation throughout with loads of space.
There is a fantastic italian restaurant and a great pub within the complex, however if you wanted to explore Edinburgh further then the city centre is just a stones throw away.
A great place to stay without doubt.
These apartments are absolutely A1 - from the decor, which is very chic and sleek, to the amazing extras that are provided. There is a flat-screen TV, DVD player, CD player, with speakers in every room including the bathrooms.
The kitchens are extremely well equipped for self-catering, and breakfast is provided each day in the form of provisions in the fridge - milk, yoghurt, cereal, bread, butter, jam and juice. You get all the basics provided to get you going - tea, coffee and sugar, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, a sponge etc. There is also a hairdryer and an iron and ironing board.
The bathrooms have a supply of Molton Brown products, and are beautifully finished.
The apartments are located on a newly regenerated part of the canal system, and are about a 10-15 minute walk from the Castle, Princes Street Gardens and all the shopping and galleries. Being just that bit out, it is nice and quiet for sleeping and chilling. There is trendy Pizza place and a really nice big bar within 2 minutes walk of the place, right by the canal.
A family of four, or couples, can stay VERY comfortably for an indefinite length of time. A home from home, as you are left to it. I would recommend this place to anyone. A cab from the airport took about 20 minutes and cost £15.00.
I concur with the comments made in other reviews. Apartments are nice and roomy and once you get your bearings walking distance is really not that big a deal. You can walk to Princes Street, the Castle, Grassmarket area, etc. Most rooms overlook a canal and at the end of the canal is a couple of bar/resturants that are great. ATM right next to the Cargo resturant.
My only complaint is we were there in August, USvsUK exchange rate was terrible so we were putting out almost $500 per nite. But you know, Edinburgh during festival is a great place to be, it was well worth it.
Quel bijou !
Je rentre d'un séjour de quatre nuits au EQ2. Quel super endroit où séjourner.
Parking souterrain, personnel efficace. Petit déjeuner gratuit, grandes télévisions écrans plats avec lecteur DVD. Le son dans toutes les chambres. Et de plus petites télévisions plasma dans les chambres en suite. C'est un bâtiment neuf donc tout est charmant. Ce n'est pas dans le centre mais c'est facile d'y aller en dix minutes à pied ou cinq minutes en bus. L'endroit où aller à Édimbourg.
What a gem
I have just got back from four nights at EQ2. What a great place to stay.
Underground parking, great helpful staff. Free breaksfast, Wide screeen tvs plus dvd player. Sound in every room. Smaller plasma tvs in each ensuite bedroom. New building so everything is lovely. It is out of the main area but its easy to get to with a ten minute walk or five min bus ride. A must for stay in edinburgh.
Fantastic apartments, fantastic location, fantastic price by means of an opening
Eight friends who has just stay a night in two apartments. This has recently opened its doors in June 2005 and they are superluxurious. The decoration is very up to date and with all imaginable facilities: 42" flat TV in the living room, 15" flat TV in all bedrooms, good views to a waterway near the apartments, leather armchairs, large and very comfortable beds, complete crockery, washing machine, dishwasher, oven, microwave oven, etc. In the fridge,
they had prepared some food for a perfect breakfast: milk, sliced bread, cereals, fruit juice, yoghourt, butter and marmalade.
The location is great, just walking 10-15 minutes you are in the city center and you can visit the Royal Mile (Princes Street) or even with a little more effort the Edinburgh Castle.
Without any doubt I can recommend this Apartments, it is a sure winner.
TripAdvisor Reviews Fountain Court Apartments EQ-2 Edinburgh
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