Blue Rainbow ApartHotel - Edinburgh

Address: 2 York Buildings, Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 1HY, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Stockbridge area of Edinburgh, is near Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Floors Castle, Mellerstain House, and Scottish Gallery.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Blue Rainbow ApartHotel - Edinburgh

Not what it is presented to be...

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We stayed at the Royal Garden apartments for one night in a two-bedroom apartment, and it will surely be our last. While the apartment-hotel concept was an enticing one, these "luxury serviced apartments" certainly didn't come close to luxury. While large in size, and likely an economical option for families staying in the city for longer periods of time, our unit was quite worn (furnishings, linens, etc.) and not particularly clean. The kitchen was foul-smelling and the sheets on both beds in the unit did not appear to have been changed since the last guests occupied the premises. If you're looking for luxury, take a pass on the Royal Garden Apartments and stay at The Glasshouse just down the street.

Great alternative

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We stayed over a weekend and it wasn't long enough as these really are a home from home. Yes, there are things you miss out on such as a restuarant / bar but not being cramped in one room, sat on the bed watching a tiny TV more than makes up for it and there's a full range of restuarants, bars and sandwich shops right on your doorstep and of course there's a full kitchen in the apartment if you take the 5 minute walk to Sainsbury's and choose to do your own thing.

We had booked a one bedroom apartment but were upgraded to a two bedroom on the top floor so had a wonderful view and a good level of privacy. The apartment itself was very clean and well appointed with almost everything one could need, with fresh milk and bottled water in the fridge (makes a change not to have to pay 3 GBP+ from a minibar), excellent quality toiletries (Gilchrist & Soames) and plenty of towels and bathrobes.

Definately recommended for all but the fussiest of travellers.

Great place to stay in Edinburgh

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I have just returned from a weeks stay in Edinburgh. Stayed at great apartments right in the city centre. Could not believe our luck only 2 minutes from Princes Street! Found them via the net (best to book direct for good deal!).

Apartments are in a beautiful old building( Georgian I believe) and are extremely spacious. Ours offerred great views to the rear and on to the river-very quiet. They have link up with up market health club (Scotsman Hotel) 5.00 per visit. My partner was able to catch up with work (worse luck!)-they have complimentary internet access while I had a treatment at Beauty & Therapy on-site.

Complementary coffee, tea and muffins are served in the lounge area however great kitchen/lounge in apartment so never bothered.

Night receptionist-great font of knowledge-especially at 0200 in the morning!

Truly a home from home

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I came back from Edinburgh last week and stayed at these apartments - great value for money! We were a group of six girls and shared a two bedroom apartment with a sofabed in the lounge. We had could all get ready to go out at the same time as there was two bathrooms and we could all have a nice takeaway meal togther in the lounge. It would have been impossible to do this in a hotel! The service was great and the apartment was really clean and tidy. We didn't need any taxis or buses to get around as it was such a fab location! I really do urge people to stay here - a truly wonderful hotel!

Fantastic serviced apartments

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this serviced aparthotel offers a bedroom lounge,brand new kitchen and bathroom.the service from the manager was excellent and the apartments were well presented and spotless.i dont usually write about these things but i just wanted people to know how great my stay was and its right in the centre of town.i thought it would be more expensive than a hotel but it was cheaper and much better.i will always go to serviced apartments now

i will be back

chas davies

Absolutely loved this hotel

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My husband and I just spent 9 days in Edinburgh and stayed at the Royal Garden Apartments. We were upgraded to a two bedroom apartment on the garden. It was absolutely fabulous. It had a fully equipped kitchen, nice living room, bathroom was wonderful and the bedrooms were very comfortable. It felt like home away from home!! We didn't want to leave. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. The location is great. You could walk to everything or get on a bus. If ever in Edinburgh again, we wouldn't stay anywhere else. We miss it already!!!

Great family choice

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An excellent choice for a family - we had a two bedroom apartment for less than the price of two decent city centre hotel rooms. Great location, minutes walk from Waverley Station and Princes St, National Portrait Gallery across the street (worth asking for an apartment opposite just to enjoy looking at this beautiful building) and Harvey Nicks round the corner for cocktails. Choice of great cafes and restaurants in the surrounding streets. Staff very, very helpful, apartment clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again and I'd recommend it to anyone, especially families with young kids - it's great to have a lounge to relax in while your children are asleep.

A Great Place to Stay!

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My sister and I spend a week in Edinburgh and were lucky enough to get a great rate on a two bedroom two bath apartment at Royal Garden Apartments. It had a huge living room, dining room and kitchen. We were upgraded to a penthouse apartment, and it had a lovely little balcony that looked out over the rooftops and a beautiful garden. The apartment was very nice, and the staff was great. They brought us chocolates and they never acted impatient with our questions. I thought it was a great value, particularly since the location was great for walking almost anywhere in central Edinburgh. It is just across the street from one of the big museums, the Portrait Gallery, and a free bus connects other museums with it, so if you can plan ahead, you can get a ride around for free. Both my sister and I thought that Royal Gardens was the perfect place to stay for a week. We recommend it highly!

Very nice indeed!

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If your going to Edinburgh, stay here! Its in a great location - Central to everything, & the room we stayed in; Two bed superior, was very neat & clean. Great view to wake up to in the morning (with a hangover) facing over the Forth of Firth (or whatever that waterway is called!). Didn't really try out the food, only there for weekend, although there was a cafe downstairs which smelt nice! Staff were very friendly & helpful! Edinburgh is a lovely city, & being from London is ten times cleaner & relaxed.

A really pleasant stay!

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We stayed in a 2-bedroom apartments last weekend and it was wonderful.

Extremely clean and very spacious, especially the bathroom! Our apartment faces the garden behind the apartments so it was nice and quiet and being on the 4th floor, we could catch glimpses of the sea.

The staff was very helpful even when we wanted to find food at 2:30 in the morning! Happy with the amenities including its satellite tv channels. Location was good, 5 minutes walk from the main street, safe to walk back to the apartments even after a late night out. The only drawback is the limited choice at breakfast (partly due to the fact that they do not have a stove and operated on microwaves only. And the breakfast ended up quite expensive. Definitely recommend these apartments!

TripAdvisor Reviews Blue Rainbow ApartHotel - Edinburgh

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
 

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