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Royal Mile - Dunbars Close

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 88 reviews

dining area & kitchen - with Calton Hill views

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The apartment has been recently refurbished to a very high standard – with lots of attention to detail to ensure you enjoy a very comfortable & refreshing stay. It has been awarded a 4 star rating by Visit Scotland and I'm delighted to have lots of great Trip Advisor reviews from past guests. It has uninterupted, open views to Calton Hill and its eclectic collection of monuments – and also another spectacular view up the Royal Mile, with Canongate Kirk & its cherry trees in the foreground. Visitors say you feel you are experiencing Edinburgh without even leaving the apartment!

The property has real Scandinavian oak flooring in the hallway and living area – and new carpets in the bedrooms. The furnishing is of a high quality contemporary style – with a few antique twists! We hope our guests will enjoy the design features and art in the flat.

A very welcoming & comfortable space for a couple, two singles, a family of up to 4 or alternatively, someone happy to chill out on their own!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh, Nearest railway: Edinburgh - Waverley 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Further details indoors

There's a lovely, bright open plan (L-shaped) lounge, dining area & kitchen with 3 large windows giving the fabulous views mentioned above. The lounge has a flat screen TV; a DVD player (with some DVDs for your enjoyment); and a hi-fi with digital radio, CD player and i-pod docking station. There's a phone on which you can make free UK landline calls (use a calling card available from the shop next door to make international calls) and free wi-fi access. The brand new kitchen is fully equipped with everything we think you will need, including a full sized dishwasher.

There is a good sized double bedroom (with a king size bed) and a smaller one that can be set up with either 1 or 2 beds. One of the beds is a “small single” so best suited for a small adult or child. To be sure you have a good night's sleep in the centre of the city, we have installed secondary glazing in the bedrooms – it creates a wonderful sense of calm. A hairdryer and alarm clock are provided so you won't need to pack these. The modern bathroom has both a bath and a shower – and also a dual voltage shaving socket. Guests are welcome to use the separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer (washing powder provided).

Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, soap, gas, electricity and taxes. There is a welcome pack provided with tea, coffee and a few other food/drink items for your convenience.

Further details outdoors

Dunbars Close Garden, set out in 17th century style, adjoins the property and provides both a beautiful tranquil spot to relax in and also contributes to the fantastic outlook from the kitchen and dining area windows.

Further details

The flat is on the 3rd floor of a traditional stone built property. There's no lift but the climb is worth it when you see the views!

No smoking

No pets

A £100 deposit is required to secure a booking - with full payment due 6 weeks prior to your date of arrival.

Full terms & conditions are available on the owners website

The Lothians region

Edinburgh is the "inspiring capital" of "the best small country in the world"! So our tourist board says!

Certainly, Edinburgh has a huge amount to offer the visitor - both in the city itself and within easy travelling distance There's beaches, quaint fishing villages, boat trips, open hills and castles & churches galore, within easy bus or train access, for a day away from the city. There's suggestions for daytrips in the Welcome Pack in the apartment.

Of course, within Edinburgh itself there's a huge variety of cultural / fun / active / historic experiences to enjoy - festivals, shops, galleries, museums, cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, theatres, cinemas, live music venues, hills, parks, tourist attractions & guided walks... and more!


There are numerous attractions (including many free options) within less than 5 minutes of the apartment's front door - including the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace (the Queen's official residence in Scotland), The Museum of Edinburgh, The Scottish Storytellers Centre and the magnicent wild, rugged hillsides of Salisbury Crags & Arthurs Seat (to name just a few!). Edinburgh Castle is just a 20 minute walk up the historic Royal Mile (tho' with many distractions en route!) and there are loads of fantastic restaurants, bars and shops in the immediate area. Princes Street is 10 minutes away, so you can see that the apartment is very well situated for full enjoyment of all that Edinburgh has to offer.

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28 Aug 2014


"Exactly as pictured"

This apartment is exactly as stated in the writeup. Excellent location for seeing the city or taking tours of the countryside. There are plenty of affordable places to eat nearby or cooking in the w… More

16 Aug 2014


"Great location and well organised"

Peiople underestimate the value of efficient and thoughtful logistics. Mary scores highly in this regard. The flat is well positioned especially for the Fringe; central but sufficiently removed from … More

30 Jul 2014


"Outstanding apartment"

Just great accommodations located at the Scottish Parliament end of the Royal Mile. Very comfortable beds and sofas, complete kitchen facilities, great views and and with a great many thoughtful touc… More

28 Jul 2014


"Wonderful Place to Stay in Edinburgh"

My husband, 13 year old daughter and I stayed at Dunbars Close for 3 nights and had a wonderful stay. The location was very convenient for site seeing - a close walk to everything. The apartment was s… More

22 Jul 2014


"Excellent location and amazing view from the living room"

I brought my parents to Edinburgh and we totally enjoyed our stay at Mary's property. It has everything you would like to have during a family vacation in Edinburgh. Beautiful memory indeed! Than… More

27 Mar 2014


"Perfect apartment in the heart of the Old Town"

You couldn't do better than to stay at Dunbar's Close for a visit to Edinburgh. The location, right on the Royal Mile, is close to all the major sights yet away from the commotion. It'… More

23 Mar 2014


"Fabulous apartment in a terrific location"

If you want a quiet haven in this busy city you couldn't choose better than Dunbar's Close. We decided to get a taxi from the station (less than £5 and Mary's directions were ver… More

19 Mar 2014


"Very clean!"

Right from booking, this holiday rental was excellent. Communication with the owner was quick and easy. We needed a late arrival and that was arranged easily.On arrival, our greeter was very amiable… More

15 Mar 2014


"Cozy and comfortable flat in the city!"

This space was wonderful! The apartment itself was very nice, clean, and comfortable. Also, that the owner clearly thought of many little details (from the well-stocked kitchen utensils to her help… More

15 Feb 2014


"Charming flat in superb location with wonderful attention to detail"

We stayed in this lovely flat for three nights in February. It is a great place to stay, with lots of light and interesting views up Cannongate and across to Carlton Hill. Very convenient indeed for… More

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:17 Sep 2014

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