Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This refurbished flat is in a perfect location for anyone wanting to really get the best out of Edinburgh.
Located right in the centre, just off the Royal Mile, it is perfect for anyone wanting to see the Festival as most venues are just 5-10 minutes walk away. When not in Festival time there is still plenty to see and do, with museums, shopping and leisure activities (swimming (including commonwealth pool), cinema, gym) right on your doorstep!
Arthur's Seat is just less than a 10 minute walk down the Royal Mile and the castle the same distance but up the hill!
Bus stops are located very near to the flat where you can get to most places - including the Pentlands if you're into walking or downhill biking. With Waverley train station a five minute walk away, so close for your arrival or if you fancy a day out to another local city! A local bike hire shop is just next door.
This first floor flat features two large, spacious, double bedrooms and when sleeping more than 4, one smaller double bedroom. It includes a bathroom with shower and bath and heated towel rail. A roomy lounge with TV, DVD player and stereo and a large kitchen and dining area. There is a large cloakroom with plenty of coat hanging and storage space. Although we are in the centre of town we face onto a courtyard which other families and you can enjoy so we do ask that you respect our neighbours, their privacy and right not to be disturbed by excessive noise or aggressive behaviour. I'm afraid we do not cater for stag or hen parties.
Check in time is generally around 3:30pm, unless otherwise discussed and check out time is at 10:00am especially during busy periods.
We provide linen and towels, basic cooking supplies will be in the flat (oil, salt and pepper) and if you would like us to get some basics (bread, milk etc) for your arrival please let us know.
Please note the following price restrictions;
The price quoted for 2 persons is for the use of 1 bedroom;
The price quoted for 4 persons is for the use of 2 bedrooms;
In both these instances, if an additional bedroom is required there is a small additional charge of £15.00 per night.
Great for children over 5 years. We currently do not provide a cot.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portobello 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 13 km, Nearest railway: Waverley station 2 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Lothians region
The Flat is located in Central Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile in the Old Town. Edinburgh is known for its history and iconic places to visit - visit Edinburgh Castle and enjoy the city's skyline, take a walk up Arthur's seat and see right to the Pentlands, Visit Holyrood Palace; the home of the Queen. Visit Dynamic Earth with the kids, have a look at the new Scottish parliament or go to one of Edinburgh's many museums and Art Gallery's, or enjoy the flowers in the botanic garden, most of which are never more than a 15 minute walk away.
If you fancy something a bit more sporty, you could hire a bike from just next door to the flat and cycle round the city or along the canal, and if you're feeling adventurous bike out to the Pentlands or Corstorphine Hill and go on one of its downhill trails. You could even bike to the seaside and have a picnic!
Buses go from just along the road from the flat to many areas, including the Pentlands( if you don't fancy the cycle). You could catch a bus to Leith (or walk there in about half an hour) and go and visit the Royal Yacht Britannia. Buses also go to nearby beaches and the island of Cramond. You could take a day trip on the train to North Berwick and visit the famous Bass rock or visit Berwick-Upon-Tweed, an hour away, or go the other way and visit Glasgow.
Edinburgh is famous for its Fringe Festival which runs every year throughout August, and this flat is extremely convenient with all the festival has to offer right on the doorstep! With the castle near by it is also ideal for those wishing to see the Military Tattoo too.
There is plenty to see and do in and around Edinburgh and this flat gives you the best jumping off point!
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7 Sep 2014
"Great flat in a terrific location"
The Blue couldn't be better located: right in the heart of the Royal Mile and yet reasonably secluded and quiet. Cristabel is wonderfully helpful and the flat has everything our family of four … More
So gald I could be of help, it was no problem and part of our service,
26 Aug 2014
Great location, tidy & cosy flat, very helpful landlady, good value, good facilities.
I'm sure we will return next year.
Many thanks for review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again,
14 Aug 2014
"Excellent location, great flat!"
The apartment was as good as billed if not better. The location is outstanding, just a block away from the Royal Mile. Christabel was there to meet us a check in and was very helpful. The apartment it… More
I'm really glad you found the flat better than expected. As you say, the location is so ideal for those who want to explore Edinburgh City and surrounding area.
Hope you can come and stay again soon,
22 Jul 2014
"Look no further, this is where you need to be!"
My cousin and I took a girl's trip for the second time to Scotland. We wanted to rent a flat this time instead of a hotel. We could not have been more pleased with The Blue and especially Kristo… More
Thanks for such a lovely review! Haha - I'm glad she found everything clean - I'm a massive germaphobe too and go round the flat with gloves cleaning everything (even though most of my guests have been lovely and clean - like you guys) - its nice that someone notices when you've put your hard work into something. I'll be happy to have you and your friends stay any time you fancy! Have a great rest of the summer.
17 Jul 2014
"Everything you need for a vacation!"
The Blue was great for our weekend getaway. The location of the flat is ideal for exploring Edinburgh and Cristabel was so accommodating. The place was clean and stocked with everything you could pos… More
I am so glad you enjoyed staying at The Blue and hope to see you back here again in the future.
2 Jun 2014
"Great flat in a fabulous location"
My family and I stayed here to meet up with friends in Edinburgh. There was plenty of space for all of us - Cristabel kindly put up a z-bed so the children could share a room and our friend was tucked… More
I am pleased you all had a good time and found the flat comfortable. It was a pleasure to help you with the sleeping arrangements. I do hope you will come back and stay again.
28 May 2014
"Great flat, location and welcome."
We stayed to be close to the start of the Edinburgh Marathon and the flat's location couldn't have been better.
The owner was very helpful throughout the booking and welcoming process and the flat was perfect for us. Would love to return with time to see more of this beautiful city.
So glad you enjoyed our lovely flat, its location and our beautiful city. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
29 Apr 2014
"Perfectly located, comfortable , well equipped apartment"
My husband and I and friends stayed in this apartment when I needed to stay in Edinburgh to run The Great Edinburgh Run, so we made it into a weekend trip. We loved staying here- it felt like a real h… More
Thank you Karin! We loved having you all to stay, and I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves! Edinburgh is a great city and well done for completing the run in such a great time! Looking forward to seeing you again soon :)
11 Mar 2014
"Great flat in a great location"
Everything has been so easy going with this booking, thanks to Cristabel who has answered all our enquiries very quickly and been very accomodating with our arrival time. This flat is very comfortable… More
Glad I was able to help you. So pleased you had a lovely time and hope to see you back at the flat in the future,
3 Jan 2014
"Comfortable apartment in central location"
My friends and I stayed at The Blue over New Year's and had a lovely stay. We'd never been to Edinburgh before and this was the perfect base for our exploring! Everything is within walking … More
So glad to hear you had a great time and thank you for such a lovely review! We will be more than happy to have you back and glad Edinburgh was good to you whilst you were here!
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