Fountain Court Apartments EQ-2
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... to the Atlantic storms and without even a handful of mortar, the inside of the Church is bone dry and the structure is rock solid. In addition to the Gallarus Oratory there are literally hundreds of smaller beehive huts scattered around the Dingle Peninsula which were used by early Christian monks, and the tradition survives. At Brandon Creek only a few miles from Gallarus, where St. Brendan set out to discover America, there are the remnants of an old 19th century ...
... O'Connell statue and the Millennium Spire (commissioned for the turnover of the millennium, it cost 5 million euro and was three years over schedule, opening in 2003...it is called the Stiffy by the Liffy by the local populace!), and St Stephen's Green, the best park in Dublin. After the walking tour, our tour guide lead us to a traditional Irish pub where we got a nice discounted lunch of traditional Irish stew! Yum! That night, I headed out with some of the people I ...
Wandered through some interesting laneways, found some great places.
Visited an old house that has been converted into a museum for Scottish writers.
Had a Haggis burger for lunch.
Got back to the van to find ...
... things.... Quick bit of shopping on the way back to the hotel, then met up with M & D again to head off to botanic gardens. They refused a cab , insisting in walking as the lady said it was nit far down the road.... Never believe these people.... 45 mins later, with mum with the stick, i was cursing on the inside. ... £5 cab ride ... But no!!! they had to walk..... Anyway I come across a ...
... Monument - for Sir Walter Scott.)
The Royal Yacht Britannia was good to see - you got a good picture of what the Queen is like and how much she loved Britannia. From the pictures and stories, she seems like a down-to-earth and practical person. She looked so happy and relaxed on Britannia. My favourite room was the Drawing Room, where the family would gather after dinner for drinks and games. It was very luxurious but not overdone.
Off to dinner at an ...
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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.
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.
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.
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,