Free parking, near Royal Mile
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Fancy having royalty as neighbours? This fantastically located central apartment is almost next door to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's residence whilst in Scotland. Across the road from the Palace is the Scottish Parliament Building and Dynamic Earth. From there, a short stroll up the Canongate leads to the High Street where at the top you will find the famous Edinburgh castle (the route from the Palace to the Castle is known as the Royal Mile) . The accommodation is also within walking distance of most of the fringe and festival venues and the shopping area of Princes Street.
Situated at the edge of Holyrood Park, the apartment is well located for access for walks, runs, cycling and climbing to the top of 'Arthur's Seat' the extinct volcano. The view from the top is well worth the climb and we have provided binoculars for your use. This walk has been voted the 9th best city hike in the world by 'Lonely Planet'. There are cycle racks available for cyclists just outside the apartment.
This exceptionally clean modern apartment with one bedroom, living room, separate kitchen and bathroom has every conceivable comfort and convenience for your stay. We provide everything you will need so there's no need to go shopping for the basics like, soap, kitchen roll, etc. You will find a free welcome pack on your arrival to get you started. We have a selection of maps, guides, books and DVDs for your use and Wi-Fi (strong reliable signal) is also available free of charge. Of course heating, bed linen and towels are also included in the price.
We have decided to let out our apartment to a maximum of 2 guests to ensure the best possible experience. We have therefore been able to provide a comfortable quality sofa in the living room as a sofa bed is not required. We have furnished the apartment carefully, choosing stylish quality furnishings for an enjoyable stay for our guests. The apartment is heated throughout and is lovely and warm.
As the apartment is on the ground floor there are no accessibility problems for the infirm. We also provide a 'meet and greet' service at no extra charge to ensure you have gained access to the apartment and to answer any questions you may have.
Free private car parking, which is a rarity in central Edinburgh is provided for those arriving by car. There are private resident's parking bays at the apartment for which you will be given a parking permit for use during your stay. However, a car is not necessary as all the main tourist attractions are within walking distance and Edinburgh has a fantastic regular bus service if you want to go further.
Check in/check out times
The general check in time is 3pm but we are quite flexible so just ask if you want to arrive earlier.
Check out time is normally 11am but again if you need to stay a bit longer we can usually accommodate this. Please just ask us and we will try to help.
Babies under two years old
If you have your own travel cot and cot bedding you are welcome to bring your baby to stay.
Children over two years old
One child over two years old is counted as one guest (maximum 2 guests plus one baby under 2 years old).
Facilities included in the price: (No hidden charges)
Private car parking
All heating and electricity
Welcome pack (milk, tea, coffee, sugar, cereal, biscuits etc)
'Meet and greet' at apartment with keys
Use of binoculars for great views from Arthur's Seat
32 inch TV
Dining table and chairs
Selection of books, DVDs, maps, guides etc
Luxurious double bed/bedside lamps
King size duvet/bed linen
Spacious large wardrobe/hangers/drawers and full length mirror
Bath with electric shower over
Egyptian cotton hand and bath towels
Tea towels/dish cloth/oven gloves
Casserole dish/oven trays
Washing up liquid/washing powder
Cling film/tin foil
SCOTTISH TOURIST BOARD 3 STAR GRADING
Our apartment has now been inspected by Visit Scotland (the SCOTTISH TOURIST BOARD) and has been awarded 3 stars under their QUALITY ASSURANCE SCHEME meeting their strict criteria and only just missing out on a 4 star grading. Here are some comments from the report:
"The property is WELL MAINTAINED and in EXCELLENT CONDITION"
"The accommodation on offer is to a VERY GOOD STANDARD, in an ENVIABLE CENTRAL LOCATION and with the added benefit of PRIVATE PARKING, is an attractive package for the many visitors to Edinburgh"
"An EXCELLENT STANDARD of housekeeping is evident throughout with attention to detail in all areas"
"Furnishings of a VERY GOOD QUALITY"
"MORE THAN ADEQUATE STORAGE in the bedroom"
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portobello 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 14 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 1.6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|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||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Lothians region
This fantastic modern boutique style apartment is located at the edge of Holyrood Park giving easy access to the walks up to Arthur's Seat and the Crags. 'Lonely Planet' ranks this walk as 9th best 'city hike' in the world. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth are all within a few minutes walk. From the apartment walk to the end of Tytler Gardens, then turn left onto Croft-an-Righ and within a couple of minutes you will find yourself in Holyrood Park or turn right to head for the Palace. From there the Royal Mile leads to Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Festival and Fringe venues. Although free private car parking is provided, all the main tourist attractions are within walking distance. The apartment is also near Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool with it's newly refurbished 50 metre pool, diving pool, gym and studios. This venue will host the diving events for Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games.
There is a retail park less than 10 minutes walk from the apartment with a large Sainsburys, TK Max, M & S outlet etc. Meadowbank sports centre is a few minutes further on with it's 400 metre running track, badminton courts, gym, climbing wall etc.
Edinburgh Playhouse is a 15 minute walk from the apartment.
The Edinburgh Waverley train station is 1 mile from the apartment. If you are flying to Edinburgh the airport is 9 miles from the apartment. You can take the number 35 bus (only £1.50 each way) from the airport. It comes down the Cannongate (Royal Mile). At the bottom of the Royal Mile you will see the Scottish Parliament building on your right and the Queens Gallery/Palace of Holyrood House straight ahead. The bus then turns left - you should get off the bus at the first bus stop after turning off the Royal Mile. Then cross the road and walk under the bridge. Turn right into Croft-An-Righ then left into Tytler Gardens. (5 minute walk from the bus stop to apartment) Or you can take a taxi for about £20 to £25 from the airport. If you are driving, you can park in the apartment's on site parking for free.
"HOP ON HOP OFF" CITY SIGHTSEEING BUS
Edinburgh's official City Sightseeing Tour Bus has 11 stops and takes in Edinburgh's fantastic tourist attractions. Bus stop number 10 at Abbeyhill beside the Palace is just a few minutes walk from the apartment. You can start and finish your journey at any of the 11 stops and use your ticket for 24 hours. The buses are regular and you can hop on and off as often as you wish can buy a ticket on-line before you arrive. Here are the bus stops:
Stop 1 - Hanover Street
Stop 2 - Princes Street ( Frederick Street)
Stop 3 - Lothian Road
Stop 4 - Grassmarket
Stop 5 - Johnston Terrace
Stop 6 - Lawnmarket
Stop 7 - Chambers Street
Stop 8 - John Knox House
Stop 9 - Dynamic Earth
STOP 10 - Queen Marys Bath House, beside Holyrood Palace, Abbeyhill***
Stop 11 - Old Royal High School
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15 Jul 2014
"Superb Apartment in a super location"
The apartment was well furnished. It is in a super location with walkable access to holyrood palace, arthur's seat and the castle. There was free parking. Lynn made sleeping arrangements for our … More
Thank you, yes the fact that you can easily walk to the main tourist attractions is a big advantage in this location and the free parking an extra bonus. I was happy to make up an extra bed for your daughter and was pleased to hear she liked it.
23 Jun 2014
A lovely bright stylish apartment which is very convenient for all of Edinburgh's iconic 'must sees'. A welcoming owner who makes sure her guests are well catered for , so that their s… More
I'm really pleased you liked the apartment so much and it was lovely to meet such nice guests. Look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Edinburgh.
16 Jun 2014
"Great base for touring Edinburgh"
Edinburgh has so much to see and do we booked this self catering apartment instead of a B&B to give us flexibility and for the reasonable price. It is located well with easy access to the main points … More
Thanks for your feedback. Glad you liked the location and facilities in the apartment. The apartment is set in a quiet modern development but only a short walk to the old town with all the historic tourist attractions.
5 Jun 2014
"Great location, could do with some small improvements"
Great location, no problem with parking and quiet area. Maybe I'm being picky - a few things could be better: the duvet was a thick winter one and far to warm for May; the toilet seat didn't… More
Thanks for your review and we are pleased to hear you liked the location and the on site parking. We can never assume Scotland will be warm in May so hence the good thick duvet. Other points noted and action being taken to remedy them. Thanks for your feedback.
26 Apr 2014
"Perfect location, very clean, very helpful owners!"
We stayed for one week in this lovely and very clean apartment. It was an excellent place to stay for two people. The owners were extremely helpful and accommodating, even purchasing an item we needed but could not find, so that we had it on arrival. We also arrived early, and they made arrangements for us to check in earlier than planned. When we could not reach them due to a glitch in technology, we were delighted to find them waiting for us at the apartment with the keys! The location was superb - literally 5 minutes walk from the bus stop, 10 minutes walk to the grocery store, and 6 or 7 minutes walk to the foot of the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyrood House and the Scottish Parliament Building. It was VERY easy to get around from here. There were many helpful tourist brochures in the apartment - as well as maps, an Edinburgh guide book, bus schedules, and more. The welcome tray with tea, coffee, and snacks was a nice touch. Free wi-fi was helpful too. We would most certainly come again, and highly recommend it to others. Thank you for everything! We loved our visit to your wonderful city and can't wait to return!
Thank you and you are most welcome. We were really pleased to meet our first guests from the USA and were happy to pop to the shops before you arrived to make sure you had everything you needed. Guest satisfaction and customer care is our top priority so receiving such a good review is very rewarding and makes our efforts worthwhile. Hope to meet you both again on your next trip to Edinburgh.
15 Apr 2014
"Perfect Apartment, ideal location to see Edinburgh tourist spots"
We arrived at apartment earlier than planned, both Lynn & Paul were happy to let us book in early, Gave us good sound advice and directions. The location is perfectly located for seeing all the sites of Edinburgh.
Minutes away from the royal mile, Scottish Parliament and Hollyrood Palace.
The apartment is well furnished, clean, tidy and that bed, well, we wanted to take the bed home with us, so comfortable . We never wanted for anything in the apartment, everything we required was there and the welcome pack was well received on arrival, a very nice touch that. After a rather exhaustive day at Edinburgh zoo the Wife spoke how she was looking forward to getting back " Hame " to the apartment. We intend to come back again. Thanks Lynn & Paul for Your kindness & advice. Well recommended to all by us.
Thanks for that great review. We were happy to let you both in early after your long journey. Glad to hear you found the bed so comfortable and loved the apartment and the location. It was nice meeting such a lovely, friendly couple.
19 Mar 2014
"Clean, comfortable, a real 'home from home'."
The apartment was perfect for our needs. Cosy, modern and very well maintained. Lynn met us on arrival and explained everything we needed to know. We settled in with nice cup of tea, everything was supplied on a welcome tray which was great. We walked into town every day, a pleasant 10 minute walk takes you to The Royal Mile so location wise the apartment is perfect for seeing all the sights. When we arrived home each night the apartment was lovely and warm and we slept well as the bed was really comfortable. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking to stay in Edinburgh, we will definitely be back.
So pleased to hear the apartment was so comfortable you considered it 'home' during your stay. It was lovely to meet you both.
17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean apartment with all the facilities you need for self catering and the added bonus of free parking.
Thank you, we do get a lot of comments about the cleanliness of the apartment - glad our efforts are appreciated.
10 Mar 2014
"Edinburgh, a home away from home."
Clean place, easy reach of everything. Welcomed by owner. Very helpful. Had everything we needed.
Enjoyed our stay so much, we've decided to plan moving to Edinburgh permanently from London. The perfect city.
Bring a blank USB stick to record any TV programs if you're out. So easy to work out. Can also play movies off said USB stick!
So glad our apartment had everything you needed and were inspired to move to Edinburgh permanently. Great idea about the USB stick - we didn't even know the TV had that facility!
16 Feb 2014
"Excellent self catering facilities"
Lovely apartment with fantastic range of kitchen equipment and handy extras. The wardrobes were huge, so was able to get everything unpacked and organised easily. Was really impressed with the Wi-Fi signal which was good throughout my stay. Would love to go back again.
Yes the wardrobes are spacious - would be hard to fill them with holiday clothes! You're welcome back anytime.
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