107 Royal Mile
About the home
To ensure a relaxing vacation the apartment has been prepared to an excellent standard. These efforts have been awarded, year on year, with 4 stars by The Scottish Tourist Board.
The apartment is a well presented and spacious, 1 bedroom accommodation set on and over looking the famous Royal Mile and is within easy walking distance of all of Edinburgh's world famous City centre attrctions. Edinburgh Castle, The Palace of holyroodhouse and Princes Street Gardens along with numerous other attractions including art galleries and ghost tours are just a short stroll away. A day at the Zoo or Edinburgh's sandy portobello beach can be easily reached by a short bus ride.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Portobello, 5km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details indoors:
NOW WITH FREE Wi-Fi. The lounge has a comfortable double sofa bed for additional guests and is open plan to the kitchen and dining areas. The dining chairs were chosen for comfort and to double up as additional lounge seating when necessary. the kitchen is well stocked with quality cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils for those amongst us who love to cook and for those that like to travel light, there is a washer drier just off of the hall along with a clothes airer and ironing facilities. The apartment has full central heating and for that extra cosy feeling during the winter season, a designer, white stone effect, open, landscape gas fire. The dining area over looks the roof tops of the New Town and to the left the monuments of Calton Hill. On a clear day you can see right over to Fife.
The bedroom over looks the Royal Mile and its prime window has a full height secondary double door with special acoustic glass to ensure a peacefull nights sleep. It has a luxurious King size bed and a fine range of 'Stag' bedroom furniture.
The modern bathroom is fully tiled and has a 3 piece suite inc bath with over shower, toilet & hand basin. It also has a heated towel rail & shaver socket.
The telephone is a 'pay as you go' mobile (cell) phone that can be easily topped up at the local 'car phone warehouse' or by calling the number on the special card that can be found by the charger in the dining area.
Further details outdoors:
There is free parking in the metered bays right out side the apartment from 18.30 hours to 08.00 hours each night and from 18.30 on Saturday night through to 08.00 Monday morning. During the day, Monday to Saturday, you can pay to park in these bays or alternativly park in the Radisson hotel's car park across the road. Both have a reasonable tariff. Tip: If you don't fancy getting up in the morning to feed the meter for the bays you can pay the night before and it won't start until 08.00 the next morning. All the above is council/Hotel run and could be subject to change without notification. Best to check on arrival.
Bicycles can be chained to the railings on the first floor roof terrace before entering the door to the main stairs. No bicycles in the apartment please.
To help you settle in on arrival we provide a welcome pack of a caddy of tea, a jar of coffee and a jar of sugar along with a fresh pint of milk. There is a well stocked small grocers just around the corner on North Bridge and a couple of larger supermarkets approximately half a mile down South Bridge. If you don't fancy the walk or you are returning with a lot of shopping, you can catch one of the many buses that run this route.
As with most central Edinburgh accommodation the apartment has no lift (Elevator). It is on the (Officially 2nd floor) actually 3rd floor. Therefore is unsuitable for some elderly or infirm visitors.
The stairs to the apartment are shared with residents so common consideration must be shown when entering, staying in and leaving the apartment.
Weekly. (7 Nights):
The rental let starts on the day of your chosing at 4.00pm and finishes after 7 nights at 10.00am on the day of departure.
Short lets start at 4.00pm on the 1st day and finish at 10.00am on the last day.
We can not change the arrival and depature times due to apartment preparation reasons.
August is a 7 night minimum let wth Saturday change round.
New Year has a minimum 4 night let.
All other lets are a minimum of 3 nights.
A booking will only be confirmed on receipt of a 50% deposit. The final payment will be due 60 days before the arrival date. The keys for the apartment will be posted to your address in good time for arrival date.
Sorry no pets and no smoking in the apartment.
The apartment is on the 3rd floor and has no lift (elevator) and is therefore unsuitable for some disabilities
The Lothians / Midlothian region
Edinburgh, like Rome, is built on 7 hills, the most famous of them being; the dorment volcano 'Arthur's Seat', Calton Hill and The Castle Rock. The Castle Rock has a 'tail' or ridge that was carved out by nature during the Ice age, it runs from Edinburgh Castle down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and measures slightly more than 1 mile (Hence the name The Royal Mile). 1000 years ago this ridge became Edinburghs first road. Today, it is known as 'The Royal Mile'. The apartment is set halfway down this beautiful and ancient route.
The Edinburgh / Royal Mile area
One of Europe's most beautiful Capital Cities, Edinburgh is the centre of Devolved Scottish Government, the second largest centre for European financial management after London and is home to the annual International Festival of the Arts and it's famous 'Fringe'.
Art Galleries, Museums, Theatres, Cinemas and Concert Halls contribute to a rich cultural life.
The City also plays regular host to many National & international sporting events and is a Mecca for shopping with many designer and specialist outlets.
There is a huge choice of venues for eating & drinking at every level and price imaginable.
Golf, swimming, Mounting biking, Hiking, Dry slope skiing, Histoical & ghost tours and the Dynamic Earth attraction are just some of the things to enjoy during your visit.
How to get there
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By Air: Take the airport bus to the east end of Princes Street. Walk up North Bridge to the Royal Mile junction (approx 350 yards). Turn Left into The Royal Mile. Bailie Fife's Close is on the left hand side approx 50 yards down.
By Taxi: Ask the driver to take you to the Radison Hotel Royal Mile. Bailie Fyfe's Close is opposite to the right of the Hotel.
By Car: Head towards the city centre. You are looking for where the A1 Waterloo Place meets the A8 Princes Street and tees with the A7 North Bridge. Turn on to North Bridge and drive to the first juntion where The Royal Mile crosses. Turn left on to the Royal Mile and Bailie Fyfe's Close is approx' 50 yards on the left.
By Train: Take the Train to Edinburgh Waverley Station. Exit the station on to Princes Street and turn right. After a few yards turn right on to North Bridge. Walk up to the first juntion and turn left on to The Royal Mile. Bailie Fyfe's Close is approx 50 yards down on the left. Total distance from the station is approx 500 yards.
Activities near Edinburgh
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
05 Jun 2013
Excellent place to stay: close to main attractions, perfect size for 2-4 people, clean, stylish, comfortable and cosy, good mattress. The kitchen has everything you need, such as a fridge, cooker, oven, pots and pans, cutlery and crockery, the bathroom is modern and clean, there is also a TV with DVD-player to relax in the evening. Suitable for young children with baby bed and high chair. Have already recommended it to several friends and will book it again for the next stay in Edinburgh!
In total: just perfect! Thanks!
Thank you for such a superb review. You were really the most wonderful of visitors and thank you for your recommendations. I'm delighted that you found the apartment perfect for your visit. And of course the bed is so important for that good nights sleep after a hard days sight seeing. The mattress was designed by NASA, although I don't know why an astronaut would need a comfy bed in space :)
Haste ye back
18 Apr 2013
I couldn't recommend this lovely apartment highly enough. It's location, decor and homely feel all make for a truly wonderful stay.
We spent a week in the city on honeymoon and will... more
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! As a honeymoon couple your most generous review, kind words and recommendations are the best I could wish for. Thank you! The honeymoon is the one holiday that must be... more
12 Nov 2012
The directions were spot-on, we found the apartment with no problems. Myself & my husband travelled with our two young children (5 & 3 yrs old), and although there were admittedly a lot of steps to climb to reach the apartment, they were never once a problem.
We loved the little touches such as tea, coffee & milk supplied on arrival, and the kitchen is supplied with everything you might need. Fabulous find in the cupboard for the kids - games!! Loved the selection of books to read. And even a first aid cabinet (although thankfully we didn't need it)!
We really were wow-ed by this apartment, it was cosy and comfortable and the kids very much enjoyed the (hi-jacked) luxurious double bed while Mum & Dad had to take the sofabed!!! The Wi-Fi was honestly rubbish, but we didn't realise the apartment had wi-Fi so we hadn't bet on using it. We tried to with our mobile phones but the signal wasn't great (the only fault though!).
It is a perfect base if you're exploring Edinburgh, pretty much anywhere is reachable on foot from here. If you're visiting Edinburgh with kids we highly recommend Camera Obscura and the National Museum - both within walking distance (and perhaps a visit to Jenners' lower ground floor!).
We just can't fault it, an amazing place to stay. When we return to Edinburgh we will certainly make this apartment our first choice of where to stay.
Thank you for a fabulous review, you've just about covered everything. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. I am going to have to do something in regards to the WiFi. The gadget's called a T-Mobile pointer. It's called a pointer because you find the best signal available and simply point it at it (or just fix it on the wall in that position). It might just be in the wrong place. I'll move it about and see if I can get a better signal. Glad it didn't spoil your holiday.
Haste ye back.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|February||1 Feb 13||1 Mar 13||£ 400||£ 67||£ 77||3 Nights|
|March||1 Mar 13||1 Apr 13||£ 400||£ 67||£ 77||3 Nights|
|April||1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 550||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|May||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 450||£ 77||£ 87||3 Nights|
|June||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 550||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|July||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 450||£ 77||£ 87||3 Nights|
|August||1 Aug 13||24 Aug 13||£ 780||-||-||1 Week|
|August 2||24 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 550||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|September||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 550||£ 95||£ 105||3 Nights|
|October||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 400||£ 67||£ 77||3 Nights|
|November||1 Nov 13||1 Dec 13||£ 400||£ 67||£ 77||3 Nights|
|December||1 Dec 13||23 Dec 13||£ 400||£ 67||£ 77||3 Nights|
|Christmas||23 Dec 13||29 Dec 13||£ 550||£ 95||£ 105||4 Nights|
|New Year||29 Dec 13||2 Jan 14||£ 780||£ 125||£ 125||4 Nights|
|January||2 Jan 14||1 Feb 14||£ 350||£ 60||£ 70||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
The above prices include for 1 set of bed linen for the king size bed and if required, 1 set for the double sofa bed along towels (1 bath 1 hand) for each visitor. Maximum 4 adults. We can arrange for a baby travel cot and blanket bale for a one off fee of £20.00 and a 5th set of towels for £4.00. Please state in your enquiry your full requirement as these are supplied according to your party nos. This raises the maximum occupantcy to 4 adults and 1 baby. Additional bed linen is available at £12.00 per set and additional towels are available at £4.00 per set. An administration charge of £25.00 will be charged if you revise your requirements once the booking has been confirmed to you.Book
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