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City Focus - Glasgow and Edinburgh

Friday 10 July 2015 by Maya Singer Hobbs

Following Leila’s recent trip to Glasgow and Edinburgh, We caught up with her to find out her thoughts on the cities.

How easy is it to travel around Glasgow?

So easy! I walked everywhere but there is a loop metro system and regular buses that make getting around simple.


Which was your favourite partner property in Glasgow and why?
There are loads! I really liked Dreamhouse Lynedoch. It was in a lovely residential area in the West End and a 5 minute walk to popular Kelvingrove Park. The property was very spacious with lots of character, floor length windows and high ceilings.


Are there any new partners we will be working with in Glasgow?
Frasers Suites Glasgow have a beautiful property in the Merchant City area of Glasgow, not too far from SACO Glasgow. They have 99 apartments in a mix of studio and 1 bedrooms that cater for both leisure and corporate guests.


How did you travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh?
I actually booked a coach (Bruce’s Coaches!), which took 1 hour 15 minutes, but train would be the easiest mode of transport and takes just over 1 hour.


Fountain Court have a lot of properties in Edinburgh, how do they differentiate?
Fountain Court have a great range of apartments that really cater for all budgets. Morrison, Harris and Grove are a 3* product, Grove Exec and Stewart are a 4* product and Royal Garden and EQ2 are a 5* product. I stayed at their brand new Royal Garden property for two nights and it’s a beautiful converted property right amongst the shops and restaurants. There other properties are in the financial area of the city.


Which was your favourite partner property in Edinburgh and why?
Such a difficult question! Royal Garden would be near the top because of the style, location and views, but Oakhill Apartments impressed me– the apartments are well looked after and the service they provide is second to none.

What did you think of Edinburgh?
It’s honestly one of my favourite cities to visit. It reminds me of a larger, grander Bath – it’s so rich in history and the architecture is so unique. The lovely people, food and drink all add to this!

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