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We were a party of six women and this apartment worked really well. There is plenty of room, comfortable, light and airy, it really added to our very enjoyable stay in Edinburgh. If I return I would definitely look to come back to stay here. Thank you Sheila, for making us feel so welcome.
This is a very nice flat. The hall, lounge, bathroom and kitchen are all very good. Perhaps a little cluttered. We did have an issue with the TVs not working, one was fixed after a few days (we were offered a nominal refund). One or two niggles though: The hot water ran out after two showers every morning and was set not to come on again until the evening. There was a piece of tape covering the immersion heater switch to discourage its use. There were instructions as to where to find a change of bed linen and towels (we were there for 2 weeks) but there were signs all over it saying 'owner's personal items do not use'. The freezer was full of owners' food so we only had use of one drawer. The instructions for disposing of waste and recycling were conflicting. A sticker inside the front door agreed with the information folder but there was a third notice behind the kitchen door suggesting we should take rubbish about 300yds around the corner to the communal bins on the main road so as not the leave the problem for the next guests (!) We only saw this towards the end, when we'd already put the bins out and had them emptied on the correct days. We thought this was unreasonable so we followed the other two instructions.
Now the basement. Both rooms were adequate and well furnished, but there was a strong smell of damp. We turned the central heating up to try and warm the place through and circulate the air, but the smell remained. It wasn't terrible but it was there. Apart from the tribe of woodlice, I don't think anyone had been down there for a while. We were told on arrival that there was tape over the switch outside the en suite, which was clearly for the heated towel rail (there were no other switches to turn it on) because there was some problem. If we'd been able to use this it may have helped to clear the smell. The property manager was helpful with our TV problems, though the length of time we were waiting for the repair man meant there was a temporary key safe with the keys to the property in it, outside the door locked to the railings, for much of our stay, which was a little uncomfortable.
We hired a car and, as advertised, parking was not really a problem. The folder suggested we shouldn't park in the 'resident's only' bays but in fact there's only a restriction for a couple of hours each morning. On balance, the positives outweighed the negatives and we enjoyed our stay and its convenient location. We'd consider it again, certainly.