Fountain Court - Eq2 Edinburgh  5 stars

1 Lower Gilmore Bank, Edinburgh, United Kingdom  show mapSave
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Overview

Adjacent to the city center, the five-star Fountain Court Apartments – EQ2 is close to the local attractions.

This design property houses private parking on site.

All 37 air-conditioned rooms offer free Wi-Fi and kitchens.

The hotel’s Zizi restaurant served local dishes and perfect wine list. Its’ Cargo Bar offers various drinks.

Turnhouse airport is in 10.2km and Haymarket train station is in 720m.

Number of rooms   37.

City Center Edinburgh - 1.1 mi
Airports Turnhouse (EDI) - 5.9 mi, Dundee (DND) - 36.0 mi
Train Stations Edinburgh Waverley station - 1.1 mi
Bus stop - 1000 ft
Restaurants Indaba (Cuisine: Tapas) - 1200 ft, Passorn (Cuisine: Thai) - 1600 ft
Ski areas Midlothian Ski Centre - 4800 ft

Rooms

General information

All the rooms feature modern design and fully-equipped kitchen, TV with satellite channels, modern furniture, offering views of famous landmarks like Arthur’s Seat and Edinburgh Castle.

Room types:

One bedroom apartments offer open-plan lounge, queen size double or twin beds, kitchen and is located on the ground floor.

Two bedroom apartments provide large living area, kitchen, private bathroom and two bedrooms either with two double beds or twin-bed set-up.

Three bedroom apartments have open-plan living and kitchen areas or with separate kitchens, double or twin beds.

Duplex are located on two levels with large living area, balcony, kitchen, two bathrooms and two or three bedrooms.

Dining options

The hotel serves various breakfast packs at different prices, including bread, milk, yoghurt, cheese and other food.

The hotel’s Zizi restaurant served local dishes and perfect wine list. Its’ Cargo Bar offers various drinks.

Work

The hotel has a business center, fax and photocopying and Wi-Fi.

Leisure

There is Virgin Active Health Club nearby with swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

Additional features

The hotel does not provide rooms and facilities for the people with disabilities.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • Front desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is GBP 10 per day.

Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Dry cleaning
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Kitchen facilities
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Media
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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General information

All the rooms feature modern design and fully-equipped kitchen, TV with satellite channels, modern furniture, offering views of famous landmarks like Arthur’s Seat and Edinburgh Castle.

Room types:

One bedroom apartments offer open-plan lounge, queen size double or twin beds, kitchen and is located on the ground floor.

Two bedroom apartments provide large living area, kitchen, private bathroom and two bedrooms either with two double beds or twin-bed set-up.

Three bedroom apartments have open-plan living and kitchen areas or with separate kitchens, double or twin beds.

Duplex are located on two levels with large living area, balcony, kitchen, two bathrooms and two or three bedrooms.

One Bedroom Apartment
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Fountain Court - Eq2 One Bedroom Apartment
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 550 sq. feet

Comfortable apartment consists of a bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom. The apartments offers a Double bed and all modern conveniences.

Two Bedroom Apartment
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Fountain Court - Eq2 Two Bedroom Apartment
Fountain Court - Eq2 Two Bedroom Apartment Hotel information
Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or Double Bed or Two Single Beds
Size: 650 sq. feet

Comfortable apartment with all modern conveniences consists of two bedrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom. The apartments offers a Double bed and two Single beds.

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    Three Bedroom Apartment
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    Fountain Court - Eq2 Three Bedroom Apartment Two Bedroom Apartment
    Fountain Court - Eq2 Three Bedroom Apartment Hotel information
    Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or Double Bed
    Size: 1005 sq. feet

    Comfortable apartment with all modern conveniences consists of three bedrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom. The apartments offers a Double bed and four Single beds.

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      Two Bedroom Penthouse
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      Fountain Court - Eq2 Two Bedroom Penthouse Penthouse 2 bedrooms 3 2
      Bed type: Double Beds

      Comfortable split level apartment with all modern conveniences consists of two bedrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom. The apartments offers a Double bed and two Single beds.

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        Three Bedroom Penthouse
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        Fountain Court - Eq2 Three Bedroom Penthouse Penthouse 3 bedrooms 3 2
        Fountain Court - Eq2 Three Bedroom Penthouse Penthouse 3 bedrooms 3 2
        Bed type: Three Single Beds

        Comfortable split level apartment with all modern conveniences consists of three bedrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen, private bathroom. The apartments offers a Double bed and three Single beds.

        Fountain Court - Eq2 LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        City center is in 1.6km.

        King's Theatre is in 270m.

        Edinburgh International Conference Centre is in 540m.

        Royal Lyceum Theatre is in 630m.

        Usher Hall, a music venue of Edinburgh, is in 630m.

        HMV Picture House is in 720m.

        Merchiston, a prosperous, mainly residential area in the south-west of Edinburgh, is in 800m.

        Dalry, an area close to the centre of Edinburgh, is in 800m.

        Royal Scots Regimental Museum is in 900m.

        Bruntsfield Links Golf Course is in 5.5km.

        Tourist attractions
        • The Grove Gallery
          1700 ft
        • cineworld
          1700 ft
        Places of interest
        • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
          2300 ft
        • Saint Mary's Cathedral
          2700 ft
        • One O'Clock Gun
          2700 ft
        • National War Museum Of Scotland
          2700 ft
        Convention centers
        • EICC
          1700 ft
        Shopping areas
        • Alexander Leven
          1000 ft
        Amusement
        • Mecca Bingo Ltd
          400 ft
        • Cameo Cinema Plc
          1000 ft
        • Gold Rush Amusements
          1000 ft
        • cameo picturehouse
          1000 ft
        • D B Amusements
          1700 ft
        • Filmhouse
          1700 ft
        • Odeon Edinburgh
          1700 ft
        • Tenpin
          1700 ft
        • Diane Pool Hall
          2000 ft
        • Laserquest
          2000 ft
        • Johnny's Entertainment & Amusement
          2300 ft
        Parks
        • Fountain Park Leisure Complex
          1700 ft
        • The Meadows
          1700 ft
        Theaters
        • King's Theatre
          1000 ft
        • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co
          1700 ft
        • Royal Lyceum Theatre
          2000 ft
        • Usher Hall
          2300 ft
        • Usher Hall
          2300 ft

        Local Attractions

        • The Edinburgh Dungeon
          5100 ft
          31 Market Street, Edinburgh
        • The Museum of Edinburgh
          5100 ft
          142 Canongate, Edinburgh
        • Surgeons' Hall
          5200 ft
          Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
        • Massa
          5300 ft
          36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
        • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments
          1.0 mi
          Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh

        Near the hotel

        • George Heriot's School
          2100 ft
          8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
        • St Cuthbert's Church
          2700 ft
          Lothian Road, Edinburgh
        • National War Museum of Scotland
          3100 ft
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
          3900 ft
          Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • The Scotch Whisky Experience
          3800 ft
          354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • Old Town
          3800 ft
          EdinburghScotland
        • Castle Rock
          3600 ft
          EdinburghScotland

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Indaba

          70% likes this, based on 438 reviews
          Cuisine: Tapas
          Price Range: USD 17 - USD 32

          1200 ft
          3 Lochrin Terrace

          Phone: 0131 221 1554

        • Passorn

          74% likes this, based on 411 reviews
          Cuisine: Thai

          1600 ft
          23-23a Brougham Place

          Phone: 1312291537

        • Three Birds

          70% likes this, based on 135 reviews
          Cuisine: British

          1800 ft
          3-5 Viewforth

          Phone: 0131 229 3252

        • Kanpai Sushi

          70% likes this, based on 243 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese
          Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

          2100 ft
          8-10 Grindlay Street

          Phone: 0131 228 1602

        • The Atelier Restaurant

          92% likes this, based on 158 reviews
          Cuisine: European
          Price Range: USD 17 - USD 33

          2300 ft
          159-161 Morrison Street

          Phone: 0131 629 1344

        Getting there.

        Turnhouse airport is in 10.2km.

        Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is in 9.7km.

        Dundee Airport (DND) is in 57km.

        Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is in 76km.

        Getting around.

        The nearest bus stop is in 200m.

        Haymarket train station is in 720m.

        Edinburgh Waverley train station is in 1.6km.

        Fountain Court - Eq2 Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fountain Court - Eq2

        Average guest rating

        8.2
        out of 10
        Excellent
        Based on 60 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Rooms
        8.7
        Service
        7.1
        Value
        8.4
        Dining
        9.0
        Location
        8.5

        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends

          Size of apartment rare, fairly good quality all round.

          Parking charges excessive, kitchen not well enough equipped.

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Couple

          A very nice clean and pleasent apartment block set in a nice location. Would recomend to anyone and would definately stay again.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Group of friends

          Apartments were lovley and just what me and friends were looking for. Great location, really nice and modern.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Couple

          Excellent position for the conference I was attending and close to local shops (Tesco & Sainsbury) for supplies

          Beds were terrible. Very cheap/poor quality mattresses. Awful sleep on the first night in these sagging beds. Whilst they changed our mattresses after the first night (in process of updating all of them), the new mattress were just adequate but still of poor quality; i.e. it was possible to feel the top border of every spring (about 3 inch diameter rings) and I doubt they will stay supportive for very long. These mattresses are something I might expect to find in a 2 star hotel or B&B, or perhaps a poorer 3 star. This alone makes these apartments description as 4 star laughable. Other lesser problems included finding the heating turned off (top temperature outside 13 degrees), and only one service during our 4 night stay (we had to ask for a change of towels on another occasion). Stereo speakers were also poor. There was no decent view from any window (only other peoples windows and a building site) and once the heavy curtains were opened there was nothing stopping all the neighbours looking in. I guess about half the apartments probably have better views but don't expect to have outside light and privacy at the same time. I probably would stay here again but only if I knew the mattresses weren't worn out and I don't know how you could reliably know this before arriving.

          • Average rating
            4.6
        • Older travelers

          Close to everything, nice to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel.

          Our bedroom was right beside an exterior door that was very noisy and busy. People were coming in at all hours so and there was a lot of noise. One night in particular, there was an extremely intoxicated person ringing the door bell and banging on the door.

          • Average rating
            7.0
        • Couple

          Location, size, comfort, modern, free upgrade

          Stereo didn't work, no balcony in our apt, 4 star accommodation, not 5.

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Older travelers

          Was delighted to be upgraded to 3 bedroom apartment, had everything u could want!

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Group of friends

          It was a spacious, beautiful, clean apartment with great views and was close to the city centre.

          There was nothing we did not like. I would recommend, however, that oven gloves are in apartments as we used the oven and had to use a towel to lift the dish out the oven.

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Family with children

          A quiet place with nice view of canal. A super market nearby which is quite convenient. Spacious rooms. We booked a 3-bedroom apartment at a very attractive rate during the peak season of festival. parking space available but with charge.

          Only a staff at the front desk and no one help with the luggage and showing the way to the rooms.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Family with children

          very clean appartment, space of room is very good.

          staff in reception is rude, location is far from princes street you need 20 minutes walk,however it's worth to stay in that appartment

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Family with children

          The location of the hotel was good less than 30 mins walk to the castle.

          I would not classify EQ2 as a luxury appartment hotel. I was dissapointed with many aspects of my stay including comfort (particularly beds), poor customer service and cleanliness. It is not what you would expect from a 5 star.

          • Average rating
            3.2
        • Family with children

          Excellent location, spacious, like home away from home. Enjoyed it very much. Very good value for money. I highly recommend this hotel.

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Family with children

          I found the visit very good the staff where helpfull and well informed. The sequre parking was very usfull .

          • Average rating
            8.4
        • Family with children

          The ease of booking in and the professional attitude of Beth the Receptionist. The spaciousness of the apartment.

          The outlook into other apartments. Although generally clean the carpets were marked as were the walls which shows a lack of ongoing maintenance.

          • Average rating
            8.0
        • Group of friends

          We booked these apartments months ago as it was Edinburgh Fringe time! My friend and I had booked a one bed apartment and we pleased to find we had been given a two bed spacious apartment, not overlooking the canal but it was clean, well equipped and staff were very helpful. Maintenance guy helped resolve the safe problem. We will return and would recommend to couples, families and business men.

          • Average rating
            9.2
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