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We had a very good time in Edinburgh staying in Eric and Marion's flat. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a nice bath and shower with loads of hot water. The flat is very conveniently situated just off the Grassmarket and only about a 10 minute walk from the main sights. Being so central does mean that it was a bit noisy outside on the Saturday night but the bedroom is at the back and very quiet with no traffic noise. I can thoroughly recommend it.
Great apartment and location was perfect gladly use again in the future thanks
We'd stayed in Marion & Eric's other property, so we already knew that this place would be great, and we were right! This little flat is just on the edge of the Meadows, a short bus journey from the town center. The kitchen is a good size, and well equipped, and the bed is super comfy. Despite the lack of central heating, the supplied electric heaters kept the place toasty during our mid-February visit.
Marion stocked the kitchen with a starter pack, and even left us some Valentine's chocolates as we were staying over the Valentine's day weekend.
She was very accommodating in terms of check in and check out, and we were happy to spend the weekend in such a lovely place.
Having never before visited Edinburgh, I can't think of a better first impression then walking into the beautiful West Port Apartment and being so warmly welcomed by Marion.
The location of the apartment was fantastic; spitting distance from the castle, Grassmarket and a host of great local pubs and coffee shops. Travelling to and from the airport is also a breeze with a few bus routes to choose from, all of which are only a short walk away.
The apartment itself was homely and cosy, making the evening's we spent in cooking and sheltering from the cold a pleasure. The flat and its contents provided us with everything we could have needed and we were left wanting for nothing. Crucially, everything was impeccably clean and easy to operate.
All in all, our visit to Edinburgh was hugely enhanced by the West Port and it's owners and I can't recommend it enough.
Great flat in a great location! The flat was perfect for a weekend away to watch the rugby! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to visit Edinburgh. Eric and Marion were great hosts and I hope to go back very soon!
An absolutely perfect apartment with the loveliest hosts. Everything you could possibly need, clean, centrally located, and homey. Marion was wonderful with letting me in, showing me around and giving me some tips on places to check out. I highly recommend to anyone in Edinburgh, and will definitely be returning. Thank you for a magical experience!
My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights in this lovely apartment in late January 2014. Marion met us at the apartment and she is a delightful lady to speak with and was extremely friendly and helpful.
The apartment is absolutely perfect for a couple visiting Edinburgh. It is a minute walk to Grassmarket where there are some great pubs and restaurants and just 5 minutes away (uphill as is all of Edinburgh) to the Royal Mile, the castle and many more places to enjoy food and drink.
The apartment is also large enough to stay in and enjoy when the inevitable Scottish weather descends.
All in all a perfect place to stay with lovely hosts and I will definitely look to come back again. Thanks!!
Eric and Marion's place was fantastic. Great central location very easy to get around. Eric and Marion were really easy to communicate with and Marion even met us on arrival. Had a really enjoyable weekend up in Edinburgh. Would recommend Eric and Marion's place to anybody heading to Edinburgh. Cheers.....
This is a lovely apartment, and is well located for visiting the city. It's a friendly and welcoming space, and we very quickly felt at home. We stayed over 2 cold January days, but the flat was toasty throughout.
Marion met us at the apartment as we arrived, and she was incredibly friendly and helpful. As the apartment was free on our checkout day, she suggested that we could checkout whenever suited us that day, rather than at the usual time, which was super helpful.
Overall, if we were to come back to Edinburgh again, this would be the place we would stay.
Eric and Marion's apartment in Edinburgh was perfect. The location was excellent, right in the centre of town with bus stop right outside (though walking everywhere from the apartment was just as manageable). The apartment was very clean and spacious and they were very understandable when our plane was delayed also. Communication and check in/check out was very easy. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others!
Eric and Marion were perfect guests. Clear communication from the start. Considerate and respectful of property. I would gladly be there host again.