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Grassmarket 202

Certificate of Excellence 2014

from £49 /night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The apartment is situated by Edinburgh's ancient and historic Grassmarket, with its cosmopolitan variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and quirky shops.

A 10 minute walk will bring you to our famous Princes Street and its gardens. Many of the museums, galleries and attractions in Edinburgh city centre and the Royal Mile are also an easy stroll away. The apartment is located in a quiet part of the building, away from the bustle of the main street. It is part of a gated community, with security entry.

The comfortable apartment is furnished to a high standard and comprises of a spacious living room, a separate fitted kitchen, a bedroom with a king sized bed (queen size in USA) and a bathroom with a shower over the bath. There are views of the Castle from the bedroom and the kitchen which allow you to appreciate its grandness. This apartment suits families, couples, singles on business and people visiting students. Can sleep up to 4 with the addition of 2 single fold out beds.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 6 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 12 km, Nearest railway: Waverley 1.2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Further details indoors

The living room is a stylish and modern room with a comfortable sofa which seats 2 and an easy chair. A fourth easy chair is in the bedroom, and can be brought into the living room when 4 guests are staying. There is a flat screen TV with Freeview, a DVD player and a CD player. One chair converts to a bed. A second foldaway single bed and a travel cot are available on request. There is also a dining table and chairs for 4. Free Wifi is available. A small selection of novels and tourist guides are provided for the use of guests.

The kitchen is a separate room. It is well equipped, with a wide range of good quality utensils and equipment including cooker, hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, coffee maker and microwave.

The bedroom is light and airy with a king sized bed (USA queen size). There are mirrored wardrobes, with generous storage space and a hairdryer is also provided.

There is a bathroom which has a spa bath, shower over the bath, a toilet, and a wash-hand basin.

Due to the layout of the building which is built into a hillside, you need to descend 15 steps and climb 7 steps to reach the apartment. The apartment is actually on the second floor, but entry level to the building is at third floor.

Further details outdoors

The apartment block entrance is through a security coded gate. There are small communal gardens in the centre of the block which are attractive and well maintained. A good supermarket is 50m away, and there are cafes, restaurants and bars in abundance nearby.

As the apartment is set to the back of the block it is very quiet, even at busy times. The one exception is when the EdinburghTattoo is on for 3 weeks of the year. Then you will hear the Tattoo and can enjoy the end of Tattoo fireworks at 10.30 every week night and midnight on Saturdays.

Parking can be obtained at nearby public car parks.

Further details

A deposit of 10% (non refundable) is payable upon booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Arrival is normally after 3.00 and check out by 11.00 although where other guest bookings permit, these times can be flexible.

Bed linen, towels, electricity and wifi are included in the cost.

Payment by bank transfer or credit card via Paypal. Can also accept Paypal to Paypal.

The Edinburgh region

The Royal Mile starts at Edinburgh Castle and leads down to the Royal Palace of Holyrood and the stunning new Scottish Parliament building. A large peaceful park, the Meadows, is only a few minutes walk away.

Less than ten minutes walk away are three cinemas including the Cameo and the Filmhouse plus three theatres including the Traverse Theatre and the Royal Lyceum Theatre.

There is a large 24 hour, well lit multi-storey car park only 150m away at King Stable's Road.


The apartment is in Edinburgh's historic Grassmarket. This large open square was the scene of public hangings, the Porteous Riots and the haunt of the notorious body snatchers, Burke and Hare. There is a wonderful selection of specialist shops, pubs and restaurants on your doorstep and it is only a three-minute walk to the Edinburgh Royal Mile. During the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe this lively area overflows with street performers, musicians and special events.

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Review 1-10 of 19

27 Nov 2014


"Cosy five star apartment"

Stayed in the apartment for 4 nights. Location is just around the corner of Grassmarket with kitchen view towards the castle. Safe and gated complex. Apartment was clean and coffee and tea provided. O… More

28 Aug 2014


"Excellent flat in a great location"

I stayed with my husband and 11 year old daughter, for three nights. The flat was very comfortable (my husband has a bad back and the bed was perfect for him) and well equipped and the location was ex… More

16 Jul 2014


"Central Location - Great Facilities"

My partner and I stayed in this apartment for a 4 night city break and really enjoyed it. The location of the apartment is spot on, within walking distance of most attractions and sights in Edinburgh.… More

1 Jan 2014


"Cozy and comfy city retreat"

We loved the apartment, the view and the amenities were spot on for our little family. Our 8yr old son was quite comfy on the living room rollout bed, and we found the master bedroom to be very comfo… More

27 Nov 2013


"Cosy apartment!"

Great and safe location! Wonderful views of the castle. Lynne was very nice and helpful. Would recommend it.

17 Nov 2013


"Pleasant, well situated and well equipped apartment"

We found everything we needed in this neat, clean, and cosy apartment, including lots of informative and interesting books about Edinburgh.Great location close to the old castle and next to Grassmarke… More

30 Oct 2013


"Wonderful Homebase for Edinburgh"

What a great apartment, in a terrific location. And the views of the castle from the kitchen and bedroom are gorgeous!We spent 4 days and nights here and loved it. The apartment is very clean and very… More

14 Sep 2013


"Cosy, comfortable and convenient"

We really enjoyed staying at 202 Grassmarket. It was literally 5 minutes away from Castle Hill (uphill there, downhill back!) in one direction, and the National Museum in the other. And only about 15 … More

27 Aug 2013


"Delightful and comfortable flat in superb location."

Every morning we would put the kettle on for tea in the well stocked kitchen and looked out directly at the castle in front of us. Amazing day or night! The suite is very cute and comfy. The beds are comfortable (a little cozy for 4 people) but can be done, nice fluffy towels, lots of reading material about Edinburgh, and everything you would need to live in town.

The location couldn't be better. The Grassmarket is awesome, great shops and pubs and restaurants and close to all the sights but thankfully not right on the Golden Mile. We loved it and would return.

9 Jul 2013


"Excellent location, clean and comfortable apartment"

Perfect location, Edinburgh castle, the Grassmarket (lively area for bars/pubs and restaurants), the Royal mile all within walking distance. Sainsbury up the road which was very convenient. Lovely cle… More

Review 1-10 of 19

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Lynne L.

  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:23 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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