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Apartment 39 Lothian House

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 22 reviews

Lothian House is a landmark Art-Deco Listed Building, right in the city centre, on Lothian Road.

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Apartment 39 Lothian House is a compact 1 bedroom unique apartment, which is fully equipped and luxuriously appointed to the highest standards. Both our apartments (21 Cordiner's Land is our other property) have received annual Four Star Self-Catering awards for the past 16 years, so you can book with confidence for your visit to Edinburgh. The apartment has recently been tastefully modernised with an elegant decor, suiting discerning travellers requiring quality, homely comfort and relaxation. It is extremely well maintained and always presented in the highest condition of cleanliness. It is located on the third floor (there is a lift/elevator) at the front of this historic Art-Deco building. It features superb views from all rooms, particularly the sitting room which has an outstanding outlook over the city and Edinburgh Castle, with spectacular illuminations at night. This is a great place to stay, particularly if you are seeking a very central location, and cleanliness, comfort & excellent value for money are important factors in your accommodation selection.

Lothian House is a unique Art-Deco building and is an Edinburgh landmark. It's unusual architecture reflects a part of the city's history, depicting scenes of canal workers on the building's exterior friezes. (This location was at the end of the historic Union Canal - the area has been re-developed and it is now possible to enjoy a lovely walk along the refurbished canal area, including being able to stop for a drink or to dine there, if desired.)

The central location makes sightseeing very easy, with many attractions close by. It is only a few minutes easy walk to Princes Street, down Lothian Road. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre is across the road and major banks, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, public car parks, shopping and Edinburgh Castle are all within a 5-10 minute walk. Bus stops are only a minute away and taxis pass the front door.

This lovely property is ideal for single travellers and offers very good security (particularly for women, being 'female friendly'), but it is also great for couples seeking a romantic city centre hideaway, or for small families needing a comfortable base whilst sightseeing.

There is a leisure complex in the basement of Lothian House, which our guests are welcome to use. There is a heated swimming pool, sauna, and gymnasium with very basic equipment. As we have no direct control over these facilities (they are shared between all Lothian House residents), we do not charge for their usage, but will provide pool and gym towels if you wish to use these facilities during your stay. **PLEASE NOTE: The Lothian House pool is currently closed for essential maintenance, we do not know when this will re-open but will keep guests advised. The gym is still open.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 10 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 11 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 1.6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool
Further details indoors

The apartment is quite compact, however, the master bedroom offers a comfortable king size bed (with dual control electric blanket so you will be cosy on those cold Scottish evenings). The bathroom is small but has a full size bath with electric power shower above the bath, a toilet and vanity wash basin. The sitting room enjoys superb views and overlooks Lothian Road. The well equipped modern kitchen has a dining area suitable for 4 people. This property is a lovely city centre pied-a-terre for visits to Edinburgh.


Further details outdoors

This is a city centre apartment building, which has 88 private apartments, several of which are offered by individual owners for self-catering holiday lets (one of which is Apartment 39 Lothian House).

Further details

A complimentary generous arrival welcome continental breakfast package is included, along with some Scottish sweet treats and toiletries. (All food and drinks provided are sealed and individually packaged.)

The Lothians region

Edinburgh is full of wonderful things to see and do in this famous Capital city! It is home to some of Scotland's most important historic buildings, places of interest, museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, culturally enriching experiences, sporting venues, theatrical events & literary tours. It is also easy to take half day trips to a multitude of interesting surrounding places, attractions, general areas of historic note & beautiful countryside such as the Borders. Day trips as far afield as the Highlands are also possible from Edinburgh. Over the past 16 years our guests have regularly said they wished they could have stayed longer, and many have returned for those promised longer 'return visits'!


Apartment 39 Lothian House is located on the corner of Lothian Road & Morrison Street (EH3 9DD), in the heart of Edinburgh's city centre. It is easy walking distance to attractions, theatres, cinemas, clubs, pubs, restaurants, shops, and Princes Street with its beautiful gardens. These gardens are superb for relaxing, or even enjoying a picnic on a summery evening, when the long twilights encourage visitors to enjoy the extended daylight hours. Edinburgh Castle & the Royal Mile are close by - this historic mile is a road leading down the hill from the Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House. The famous Grassmarket is another vibrant area to visit, there are historic pubs where you can enjoy a relaxing meal, do a bit of shopping, or take in some entertainment. The weekly Farmers Market is only 5 minutes walk away from Lothian House, each Saturday morning. This apartment really is in a fabulous location, right in the heart of the action - particularly at festival times. Edinburgh has many festivals, including the Edinburgh International Festival, Fringe Festival, Military Tattoo, Book Festival, Film Festival & Jazz Festival - to name some of the main ones! Events are mainly based at venues within the city centre area, and so are either an easy walk away, or a short bus or taxi journey. Frequent public transport passes the front door of Lothian House, so it really is easy to travel about. A visit here will truly help to create memories of a lifetime!

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Review 1-10 of 22

12 Aug 2014


"Posizione perfetta, appartamento confortevole"

Appartamento dotato di una splendida vista e molto funzionale per due persone. Speriamo di tornare presto.

12 Aug 2014


"A perfect first visit to Scotland"

Our stay at Lothian was a mixture of business and leisure with both of us visiting Scotland for the first time and it left us wanting to come back. Thank you to both Jenny and Dawn for making it possi… More

30 Jul 2014


"Comfort and quality."

This flat is comfortable, spotless and convenient. All the fittings are of quality and everything you need has been supplied. In fact Jenny indicated that she was planning to have new carpet installed… More

4 May 2014


"A wee gem in the heart of Edinburgh"

I've stayed in this apartment in Lothian House several times now on business, the fact I keep coming back should speak volumes.

Always spotlessly clean and perfectly furnished, I was surprised and pleased to find on my latest stay that the flat has recently been refurbished making what was an already lovely apartment even better.

Perfectly situated on Lothian Road in the centre of Edinburgh, the flat is well fixed for pretty much everything in town - whether that be restaurants, pubs, theatre and cinema - all in walking distance.

Always a warm welcome on arrival and the inclusion of some basic foodstuff (milk, bread, cereals etc) to get you started is a lovely touch. There's a supermarket right round the corner so picking up anything else is easy enough.

Perfect for couples (I bring my girlfriend who loves the swimming pool access in the basement of the building), the apartment is a snug wee gem in the heart of Edinburgh. Light sleepers may want to note though that given the central location that there is sometimes some noise to contend with at the weekends (from revelers at pubs and clubs nearby) but a small issue for the ideal location.

Highly recommended!

We are glad to hear you liked what we have done with the recent improvements and our new décor! Thanks very much for taking the time to provide this great review. We look forward to accommodating you again next year.

20 Nov 2013


"Return to wonderful Apartment 39"

After an extended stay in June with my daughter, I returned for another six nights this month. Upon arrival, I was met by Jenny who explained that there was a problem with the heating. She offered to … More

Thanks for this great review. I'm glad the problem with the central heating didn't affect your enjoyment of your return visit to Lothian House. (Thankfully, we were able to get it fixed quickly on the Monday morning and it just took a few minutes, as it was only a blocked air-vent!). We hope to see you again, in the not too distant future!

11 Oct 2013


"Clean, charming, great location, great attention to details, fantastic service"

This apartment is bright, charming and super clean. Terrific location, can walk to major sights. We lost power in half the apartment, called Dawn. Jenny was knocking on our door in 30 minutes. The a… More

Before I respond properly to your comments, please allow me to say I'm sorry it has taken me a while to reply to this great review of Apartment 39 Lothian House. Your comments are very helpful and welcome. We never get tired of looking at the amazing views and are glad you enjoyed them, and the central location too. Dawn and I were delighted to hear that you appreciated our prompt attention when the power went out! We always try to attend to maintenance issues as quickly as possible and I think on that occasion everything just fell into place very well. We know it can be so frustrating waiting for things to get done, when you just want to get on with enjoying your holiday, so thanks for mentioning that. We hope to see you again sometime.

5 Oct 2013


"Great appartment in Edinburgh on a central location"

I only have positive comments:
- Central location in Edinburgh with great view on Edinburgh Castle.
- Very clean
- Fantastic personal and flexible service
- Nice to get a breakfast welcome package

Firstly, please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your very nice review of Apartment 39 Lothian House. We are grateful for your comments as these are about the main issues guests have when travelling - particularly the cleanliness of a property and the service they receive, so thanks for that. It is also good to know you appreciated our welcome package, we like to include a good supply of the basics for guests' first breakfast, and the little treats seem to be enjoyed by guests too.

10 Sep 2013


"Perfect accommodation & location"

The apartment has every amenity needed to feel comfortable in Edinburgh. There are grocery stores, restaurants, music clubs & a movie theater within a minute's walk. I felt 'at home' t… More

It was good to read that you felt 'at home' straight away, that is very important to us, so thanks for this feedback. It lets us know our efforts are appreciated! I am glad you enjoyed our city views and location too, it makes such a difference being so central to everything. We look forward to seeing you on your return visit.

3 Sep 2013


"wonderful accomodation in the centre of Edinburgh"

The apartment is located in the centre. Most of attractions are in walking distance. The bus to the airport stops round the corner. Every day you can easily have a nice walk in Princes Gardens, famous Grassmarket or climb the hill with the Castle. Great variety of shops and pubs or restaurants.
The apartment is clean,cosy and comfortable. A lot of equipment,towels,cutlery and dishes.In the basement they have a swimming pool, sauna and solarium without extra fee. The staff is very helpful. Leaving the place I left my keys, they send me them by post. Our daughter came to visit us and could stay for only 40 pounds during 4 nights! Thanks a lot to the owner!!!

Thank you for your review. We are very glad you had a great holiday in Lothian House and had time to explore the benefits of its central location!

3 Sep 2013


"Fantastic flat !"

Fantastisk lägenhet! Väldigt rent och välskött. Allt som man kan behöva, fanns. Perfekt läge, centralt och nära Edinburgh Castle. Trevligt bemötande från ägarna. Riklig frukostkorg.Vi kommer… More

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