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Holyroodhouse Palace Apartment


Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

comfortable sofa with classic decor

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 3km

• Home from home comfort with internet

• Private secure parking

• Airport bus route right outside apartment

• LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Seconds from The Royal Mile

• LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Seconds from Scottish Parliament

* Bath robes, slippers and many extras supplied

Directly opposite the Royal Residence at Holyroodhouse Palace at the foot of the famous and historic Royal Mile and only a few steps away from the Scottish Parliament Building this beautiful city centre apartment effortlessly fuses modern living with traditional Scottish flair. It is a ground floor apartment making it suitable for wheelchair users and boasts a small private patio area directly outside the front door whilst being surrounded by shared gardens.

Whilst the setting could not be more central the property enjoys a peaceful ambience and is in a perfect position for people watching as the open top tour buses stop right outside the apartment window to point out the Palace to the tourists. You can immerse yourself in the grand atmosphere of the Royal Residence - especially as cannon fire can be heard periodically be heard at Her Majesty's request. Although a car is not essential due to the location of this property the apartment has provision for your own private parking in a secure car park.

A few steps from the residence takes you to the heart of century's of Scottish History as well as an abundance of modern cultural, commercial and social centres. The apartment is ideally situated to walk to Princes Street (10 minute walk), Arthur's Seat (2 minute walk), Easter Road at the top of Leith (5 minute walk), The Royal Mile (less than 1 minute walk), Waverley Train Station (8 minute walk) and many more places of historical interest, not to mention the many great eateries and pubs in the nearby vicinity. The apartment lies in a quiet Crescent just off the Royal Mile which is the ancient route between Castle and Royal Palace. There are views of Holyroodhouse Palace and of the breath taking and infamous Salisbury Crags on Arthur's Seat - an extinct volcano in the heart of Edinburgh.

The apartment has been lovingly and tastefully presented with traditional Scottish elements combining effortless modern living with a new, fully fitted and equipped kitchen, fully tiled bathroom with bath and Mira shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped and modern offering; a Washing Machine, Gas Stove, Electric Oven, Fridge/Freezer, Microwave. Steamer and George Foreman Grill. Everything is supplied here whether you want to cook, eat out or order a take away meal from one of dozens of nearby establishments.

The beautiful, bright living room with double aspect windows is comfortably and classically furnished to a high standard which has a distinctly Scottish flavour with Scottish thistles, heather and a comfortable tartan armchair with a Charles Rennie MacIntosh mirror above. You will notice the panorama photograph of Edinburgh on the wall showing the apartment and its fabulous location. There is a comfortable sofa and many small tables dotted about for your convenience. You will also find throws on the sofa which can be used for both comfort and protection of the soft furnishings. There is also optional dining for four people and is thoughtfully equipped with multi channel HDTV, Blu- ray DVD and mobile Broadband. This room houses a large walk-in cupboard in which is a brand new, top of the range, pull- out, optional double bed which folds up and down in a matter of seconds. A selection of books and DVD's and games are also available.

The bedroom is another beautiful room with a shabby chic feel to it with a comfortable brand new double bed and double aspect windows and ample storage. There are many spare towels in one of the wardrobes alongside spare bed linen for both beds; a hairdryer and set of straighteners are also in here for your use.

The apartment would suit many different people (including couples looking for a romantic break, wheelchair users or small groups or families) wanting to make the most of their visit to Edinburgh without lots of travelling in to the town centre. The apartment is within walking distance of bus stops to many areas of Edinburgh including, Leith (for The Royal Yacht Britannia), The Zoo, and Murrayfield, the home of Scotland's Rugby, not to mention the Horse Racing at Musselburgh.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello Beach 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 13 km, Nearest railway: Waverley Station 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Lothians region

Edinburgh city centre is the hub of Scotland with rail, road, sea and air links allowing transportation throughout Scotland and beyond. This special capital city is approximately a 1 hour drive or less on the train from Perth where the 2014 Ryder Cup will be staged. Trains leave Waverley Station (which is a mere 8 minute walk away from this delightful apartment) fro Glasgow city centre at regular intervals within the hour allowing you to be shopping or taking in the architectural delights the city has to offer......don't forget to try a deep fried Mars Bar!! If you decide to hire a car there are numerous beaches within easy driving access or bus access which will give you a chance to sample the unique Scottish seaside atmosphere. Furthermore, a short bus journey will take you to Musselburgh Race Course where you can have a flutter on a horse over hurdles or flat racing, depending on the season.

Don't forget to take a train journey over the Forth Rail Bridge giving you dramatic views of the Forth Road Bridge and the brand new Forth crossing due to open in 2016, named The Queensferry Crossing.

Edinburgh is well and truly a 360 day a year holiday destination which will not disappoint no matter what your expectations are! On offer is superb sightseeing, historic buildings to explore, quiet galleries and museums to intrigue you, thrilling new attractions to discover, serious shopping, a vast choice of excellent Restaurants, Bistros, Wine Bars, Pubs and Cafes, and nightlife to suit all tastes.

The climate in Edinburgh can be changeable and you are not guaranteed all day sun - even in the summer. Please come prepared for wet weather in all seasons. Snow is common in Winter but doesn't very often affect being able to get around the city.


The area in which the apartment is located is nothing short of outstanding and for a mere £3.50 per day you can enjoy unlimited bus travel from right outside the door of the accommodation to anywhere within Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

This apartment is enviably situated just opposite the grounds of Holyrood Palace and literally seconds from the controversial award winning Scottish Parliament. The apartment is set in a small 1960's development and is ideally located for those wishing to explore Edinburgh on foot as most of the major sights are extremely close at hand.

Visitors will enjoy wandering along the Royal Mile and exploring the many small alleyways which are densely populated with attractive shops and restaurants. Alternatively, Holyrood Park is on your doorstep and the energetic can be at the top of Arthur's Seat in less than half an hour where the spectacular city views more than make up for the climb. You may like to have a picnic on a nice day and the apartment has a cool box/bag and picnic rugs for guests use.

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Review 1-6 of 6

27 Feb 2014


"Excellent Accommodation in Ideal Location To Explore The City and Surrounding Countrside"

We really enjoyed our trip to Edinburgh, the apartment is very comfortable, warm and tastefully decorated, has lovely furniture and everything you could want and more, the bathrobes were a big hit and… More

24 Oct 2013


"Very comfortable and ideal for a sight seeing trip to Edinburgh."

Owner very helpful and everything you need available.Ideal for buses and free parking very helpful. Comfortable bed and kitchen very well equipped.… More

Thank you so much for your kind review, I look forward to welcoming you back at some point in the future

24 Oct 2013


"Ab Fab in every way!"

We have just returned from a fantastic few days in Edinburgh and used this apartment to stay in. We found it easily and although the complex it's set on is a bit tired looking, the location is n… More

21 Oct 2013


"Absolutely delightful, a cosy & charming haven 10 minutes walk from the centre of old town Edinburgh"

Lovely interior, tasteful & immaculate, with every comfort. Very comfy bed for 2 very picky sleepers! Lots of little thoughtful touches (a few basic provisions, showergel, shampoo, stacks of lovely to… More

Thank you so much for your review, you were wonderful guest and I would welcome you back in a heartbeat.

8 Oct 2013


"Excellent apartment in the centre of Edinburgh"

I stayed here with a friend and my baby for 2 nights to attend a wedding. The main reason we chose this apartment was the parking availability. There is a residents' car park opposite the apartm… More

Thank you so much for your kind words Frances, I would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back to Holyroodhouse Palace Apartment in the future.

18 Sep 2013


"Excellent apartment with central location"

My girlfriend and I stayed in this apartment at the end of the Edinburgh Festival and had a fabulous time.
The flat is so central that we didn't even use our car which remained parked in the resident's car park for the duration. The flat is very cosy and comfortable and my girlfriend said she could stay there forever. The owner Debbie has thought about everything, there was milk, bread, teabags, coffee, butter and sugar and a few pieces of delicious homemade Scottish tablet waiting for us when we got there.
The flat is immaculate and very tastefully decorated and furnished; it's small but somehow doesn't feel small when you're in it. We had friends stay with us for one of the nights and we pulled out the spare double bed and set it up in the living room…it's a small double but they said they had a great night's sleep.
We really can't wait to return to Edinburgh and will definitely be using this apartment again, fantastic value, fantastic flat and a fantastic location, not to mention Debbie who was a fantastic host.

Lovely review, thank you so much and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Review 1-6 of 6

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