Reviews of Capital Retreats - Shandwick Place

30A Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT, United Kingdom

#10 of 317 vacation rentals in Edinburgh

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Review Score

Based on 68 apartment reviews

9.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.6

  • Comfort

    9.9

  • Location

    9.8

  • Facilities

    9.6

  • Staff

    9.4

  • Value for money

    9.6

  • Free WiFi

    9.6

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  • December 5, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Very spacious apartment with amaxing location in walking distance to shops, Xmas markets and Edinburgh castle. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • November 21, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    There is nothing negative about this place. Nothing else could be done to improve your stay...this place is fab in every way!!

    The apartment was absolutely stunning and ideally located for everything you could wish to do in Edinburgh. Having stayed in many hotels and apartments, I can honestly say this is one of the best. I really do not know why this property has not been rated 5* as it was spotlessly clean, spacious, decorated to an extremely high standard and included all the finishing touches that went towards making it a perfect place to stay. Equipped with everything you could possibly need... fully fitted kitchen, en suite bedroom, towels, hair dryer, kettle, microwave, cooker, fridge-freezer plus much more. Unbelievable value for money and I will definitely be returning in the future. On arrival we were met by the lovely Dayle who showed us around the apartment, gave us information about things to do and where to go in Edinburgh. We could not have picked anywhere better than this apartment. Highly recommended.

  • November 20, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Great location and fantastic facilities. Would recommend to anyone. The apartment was amazing with every comfort in a spot on position. We were greeted by a very pleasant young man who took us through all the amenities and made us feel comfortable. Fantastic 👍

  • November 2, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The staircase is beautiful, the entire apartment is well presented lovely décor coloured lights in the atrium is what my daughter liked. Good access to all the restaurants, pubs, supermarket, end of princes st. I highly recommend it, went for my daughters birthday.

  • November 1, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    It's not even an issue but I prefer bigger bath towels

    It was perfect. Dayle was very helpful. The beds were v comfy. The kitchen was lovely. Perfect location. The bus to airport just outside door.

  • October 4, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Second bedroom was very disappointing. Main bedroom was very nice but the second double room was distinctly poor in contrast and childlike. This was an issue as we were two couples and it very much looked the 'poor relation' . Bath towels were very small, my husband isn't a big man but he is 6ft and having only one towel each that didn't reach round him was inadequate given the luxurious style of the appartment. General attention to details - bedside lamp in 2nd room bulb not working, no tea towels, only one hairdryer and large obvious broken floor tile in kitchen. Such a shame as generally thought had gone into the property, perhaps sometime ago tho!

    Large lounge area with comfortable sofas, good position and staff helpful.

  • October 1, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Silly thing, but I missed having trash cans in the bathrooms. The electrical shower was not that great. And be advised that there is one flight of stairs to the apartment and no elevator. Aside from that, it's a superb place to stay.

    Beautifully and tastefully furnished, very spatious, comfortable, great location, soft bed, very well equipped kitchen area, good Wi-Fi, easy check-out, no reception per se but quick and easy communication with the concierge. Very quiet due to the noise suppressing windows on the side that faces the street.

  • September 26, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The spaciousness & standard of decor was excellent with all the amenities required for a self catering stay. A perfect central location for a city break with plenty of shops & restaurants close by.

  • September 4, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Slightly on the dearer side. Some items lacking from the kitchen however this has been communicated to the owner who said they would look into it.

    Large, open and light apartment. Plenty of communication from owner. Great yet quite location.

  • August 16, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Nothing

    Easy of check in and out Look and feel of appartment very modern with homely feel and all ammendities you could think of available (eg kitchen scales and utensils)

  • July 25, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The apartment is spacious and ideal for a family of 4. The location is just perfect in order to explore the city. The apartment is located opposite the bus stop to the airport, therefore very convenient to travel without a car. The city center is in walking distance. We never needed any public transport (except from and to the airport) throughout our stay.

  • June 14, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights

    There were just some minor issues like some cracked floor tiles or a few of the bulbs of the pendant lights above the dining table being blown.

    The flat was beautifully and tastefully furnished with interesting paintings and sculptures. What a breath-taking hallway and grand staircase! The flat was a good size and well equipped with a dishwasher and washing machine. The flat was also central and just next to Sainsbury's Local! The manager Dayle was quick to respond to email or to phone messages, and sorted out our problem with an item being left in the flat after checkout.

  • June 2, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights

    nothing

    Excellent apartment right in the heart of Edinburgh, convenient if you arrive by train (either to Waverley or Haymarket) or by airplane (tramstop is just outside). Sainsbury is just next door. The apartment itself is situated on the first floor, which could be a problem who would like to avoid the stairs - we have travelled with two small children and two prams and managed it without a problem. Apartment itself consists of two floors - the first one is just a small reception with a sofa: we have used it to leave the bags and prams and all living facilities are situated on the second floor, which is accessible by staircase with a wonderful dome shaped ceiling. Both bedrooms are large and comfortable as well as the living room with modern kitchen. The staff is responsive and flexible - thank you once again to accommodate our extra requests!

  • May 10, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The bed in the second bedroom was very small, it can't have been a normal sized double. The master bedroom is probably double the size of the second bedroom and has much more storage, unfortunately we were in the smaller bedroom. A major downfall is the lack of parking, this was about a 10-15 minute walk away and with luggage is a killer! You can't park outside the apartment either to set your stuff down and unload. Lastly, there were no instructions on how to operate the dishwasher, oven or heating but the host did say we could call him if we needed any assistance.

    Beautiful apartment with everything and more, excellent finishing touches. Kitchen comes well equipped, you could even make a cake with all the utensils, bowls and scales! Trendy flashing multi-coloured disco lights in the hall, and a first class Bose sound system. Great location close to all shops and next to the castle. Got a good night's sleep and is very quiet. Very friendly host, always answered the phone when I rang.

  • April 24, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights

    One of the best appartments we have found, ANYWHERE! If you prefer to spend your stay in a white box with no character, then choose something else. This is for those who prefer style. A true gem. Very original.

  • April 17, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing, everything was great :-)

    The apartment was fantastic!! So luxurious and clean. Comfortable beds. Fully equipped with all kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. Big TV. Even a dishwasher!! Close to the centre yet quiet as on the top floor. Sainbury's supermarket next door.

  • February 23, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The facilities was excellent. Good choice for travelling with family and friends. Location very central to shops/restaurant. Edinburgh bus station and the castle is approximately 20 mins good walk.staff is friendly. Yes there is no reception but they made sure that we are welcomed on arrival.

  • February 21, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Beautiful apartment; an excellent renovation of a lovely old building and no expense spared. Large, comfortable rooms; super kitchen, very well supplied with delph and equipment.

  • February 9, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing, everything was perfect

    everything, brilliant location, reasonably priced and a beautiful apartment with all creature comforts you would expect from a high spec property. Staff were friendly and very efficient at check in and out. Will definitely come back.

  • January 14, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Nothing!

    We've stayed in a few apartments and hotels in the city but none as fabulous as this one. Beautifully furnished, spotless and unbelievably quiet for city centre, just at the start of Princess Street! No fuss with receiving the keys and Dean was pleasant and efficient! The price is as equally impressive, you won't find better value...bargain! This apartment was quite a find and we definitely look forward to staying there again.

  • December 9, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Maggie was a great host and was really informative and helpful. Really clean and comfortable apartment to explore Edinburgh from in a fabulous location.

  • November 10, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    beautiful, spacious accommodation in great location in the centre of the city. shops near too for cooking ingredients. stunning décor, comfortable, warm and very quiet.

  • October 17, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    it must be a lift in the building because the traveller always have luggage.

    I like the location and it was very clean apartment and everything was in it.

  • October 6, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    No dislikes at all

    This apartment was stunning had everything you needed comfortable beds lovely decor very grand. The apartment is decorated to a very high standard. Dale met us on arrival and couldn't be more helpful i will definitely be returning in the future and have and will recommend capital retreats to family and friends visiting the city.

  • September 10, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night

    That it wasn't for longer!

    The apartment was super, very grand with high ceilings and a stunning glass skylight at the top of the hallway it felt like a 5 star hotel. Beds were extremely comfortable and the self catering facilities were immense, a lot of thought has been taken in leaving little extras that we may need. Excellent value compared to local hotels and Staff were very friendly and accommodating, shame it was only a one night stay would have loved to stay longer. Location just off Princes street was also fantastic.

  • October 22, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Great apartment, fab customer service and a really convenient location.

  • October 12, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very spacious and excellent value for money; unbelievably quiet, particularly given the very central location

  • September 15, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The room size was so perfect for family trip, or with your gangster!!! Love it!

  • August 19, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    nothing

    the furnishing is perfect. bed is comfortable.

  • July 26, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Nothing

    Great location,very clean and really nice to return to at the end of the day the kitchen was well equipped also

  • April 10, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    the towels were too small. a bath sheet would have made a nice addition

    spacious, lovely decor, great location

  • April 7, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The apartment was beautiful, spacious and in an excellent location.

  • April 5, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Nothing at all , £200 a night not bad if a few staying , steep if just a couple take it

    Lovely spacious apartment upto date and really nice

  • March 14, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Maybe better pillows and mattress but that's just because I always need a good mattress.

    How spacious the apartment was.

  • February 13, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Too many stairs

    Everything is great, 10 mins to castle, 2 supermarkets downstairs, great facilities.

  • January 10, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Very spacious and fully equipped appartment with an excellent location.

  • January 8, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night

    Wonderfull apartament, good location at center. A very fasionable e place completelly new, and with a lot of comodities.

  • December 17, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing

    First-rate apartment in great location.

  • December 11, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Parking is expensive.

    Right in the centre. Just a short walk from the castle, Christmas market and the old town

  • November 9, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Comfortable well appointed apartment

  • October 25, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Very nice accomodation, very helpful staff and perfectly situated in the city.

  • September 19, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Two-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Reasonable walkin distance to Bus Tour location and shopping.

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