The Wee Palace by the Castle
from £72 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £72 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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They say every man's home is his castle but this has never been truer than in the case of the decadent 'Wee Palace' apartment - which is soon to be featured in a leading interiors magazine! The Wee Palace, located in an historic and attractive building in the bustling Grassmarket in the heart of the Old Town, has what we believe is the best view of Edinburgh Castle. And, befitting to its proximity to the historic royal home, its interior is palatial, including a grand four poster bed. This romantic, one bedroom apartment exudes charm and character from every nook and cranny.
The opulent four-poster, high quality pocket-sprung mattress, the best of Egyptian cotton bed linen, cosy bathrobes, fluffy white bath towels, feature fireplace, sumptuous curtains, flat screen TV and DVD player, chandeliers, iPod docking station, designer furniture and accessories, along with the well-fitted shower-room with Molton Brown toiletries, all give you a feeling of a boutique hotel suite.
But the Wee Palace apartment also gives you the added benefit of independence and flexibility. Although there are a huge variety of restaurants in which to wine and dine right on your doorstep, you also have the option of cooking your own romantic meal in the fully fitted contemporary kitchen, and then sitting down to dine with the best view in town, overlooking the Castle.
The apartment is located in the historic market square in the heart of the Old Town (the Grassmarket) and is surrounded by iconic landmarks and attractions. The square, which is a vibrant and popular meeting place for visitors and locals alike, features independent shops selling everything from designer and vintage fashion to artisan foods. With its many restaurants and traditional pubs, the Wee Palace is perfectly placed in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town.
Mary Queen of Scots, who lived at Edinburgh Castle and gave birth to James VI there, spent most of her childhood in France. To reflect this, you will also find a touch of French charm adding glamour to the Scottish cosiness of the Wee Palace apartment.
Whilst the Wee Palace has the most commanding views of the Castle, its third (and top) floor position means you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the medieval square when you want to really relax. (There are three flights of stairs to the top floor, no lift).
For your convenience, you will benefit from free wifi and access to the apartment is via a key within a keybox so you have the flexibility of letting yourself in at a time that suits you. Whilst the Grassmarket is largely pedestrianised with limited parking, if you arrive by car we can offer you free parking at a private car park for the duration of your stay. Whilst this is a 17 minutes walk away, you will find you won't need a car when you are staying in the heart of the city.
With the home of former kings and queens as your neighbour, it is fitting that you also experience some of the grandeur of royalty by staying at the Wee Palace. This luxury accommodation offers you everything you would expect from a five star hotel and more – but not at a queen's ransom!
A stay in Edinburgh doesn't get much grander or more comfortable, than this.
The Wee Palace is brought to you by the same owners/interior designers as the five star Old School apartment at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, which has attracted rave reviews from people around the world and a 100% rating on Trip Advisor.
The apartment is located in the historic market square in the heart of the Old Town (the Grassmarket) and is surrounded by iconic landmarks and attractions and charming cobbled winding streets. It is just a minute or two's walk to attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriar's Bobby, and many of Edinburgh's oldest and most photographed streets including Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street, West Port and our famous view of the great Edinburgh Castle.
It is a lovely 10 minute walk from Waverley train station (0.5 miles).
King size four poster bed
Free private parking (17 minutes walk away)
Fully fitted kitchen
Fluffy bath towels
Egyptian cotton bed linen
iPod docking station
Molton Brown toiletries
Up-to-date DVDs and board/card games
Travel cot available for babies
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh Airport 13 km, Nearest railway: Waverley Station 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, 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 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||King Beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Old Town, Edinburgh
The apartment is located in the historic market square in the heart of the Old Town (the Grassmarket) and is surrounded by iconic landmarks and attractions and charming cobbled winding streets. The square, which is a vibrant and popular meeting place for visitors and locals alike, features independent shops selling everything from designer and vintage fashion to artisan foods, many restaurants and traditional pubs playing live music.
It is just a minute or two's walk to attractions such as the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriar's Bobby, and many of Edinburgh's oldest and most photographed streets including Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street, West Port and our famous view of the great Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh airport has fantastic links to the city centre by bus or taxi and Waverley Station is a lovely 10 minute walk away (0.5 miles).
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20 Jul 2015
"A perfect place to stay and enjoy Edinburgh"
The Wee Palace was a welcome respite from the stress of travel. It was like walking into your own, very nice home, immediately relaxing and comfortable. Every detail of decoration and accommodation has clearly been very thoughtfully planned so you have everything you need including an iron, umbrella, French Press coffee maker and so many more conveniences and nothing extra to clutter up the apartment. The location was so convenient, walking distance to the major attractions in the old city, many restaurants across the street. I would recommend the Wee Palace and only wish we had more time to enjoy the apartment and the city.
23 Jun 2015
"Not enough superlatives! 3 days / 2 nights not long enough!"
Having been treated to a stay at the Wee Palace for my 40th birthday, AND having the luxury of my mother-in-law babysitting our kids for the whole weekend, there was plenty of anticipation! Arriving in Edinburgh, a city only previously visited for stag parties, I was immediately struck by the friendly and relaxed buzz all around. Parking easily on the Grassmarket, (and later in the private car park around a mile away), the apartment was easy to find thanks to excellent directions and instructions from Gillian. And the Wee Palace? WOW. WOW WOW WOW. Every detail, decoration, addition and adornment has been carefully considered to provide complete luxury and comfort. The "stag / antler" theme through the apartment is delightful, including the champagne bucket in which I was delighted to find a bottle waiting for us to enjoy. The view of the castle is excellent, and the hubbub rising from the Grassmarket below reflects the fun other visitors are having to this wonderful city. Delicious cafetiere coffee and tea provided, but the highlight of the Wee Palace, as many have previously mentioned, is "the World's most comfortable bed"! Sleeping until 9am is a rarity with children aged 5 and 3. To be able to do so in such enormous comfort is a complete and unique luxury. The bedroom is a testament to decadent luxury, and also very peaceful, being at the back of the apartment. Gillian and Ewen were contactable at any time, and were friendly and excellent hosts; their communication before and during our stay was exemplary. Overall, I cannot fault this excellent apartment and would love to return in the future - hopefully the next time we can get a babysitter for a full weekend!!
WOW, WOW, WOW is all I can say in return about the most fabulous review - thank you so very very much! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the stag themed Wee Palace as much as your previous stag weekends in the city!! We were so delighted to have read your comments in our guest book and now your review - it makes our day to get such lovely feedback. Do come back for some more fun one day!
15 Jun 2015
The wee palace is beautiful....words can't describe. The decor is fantastic and amazing attention to detail. The view of the castle from the living room window makes it perfect. Loved the antler theme. Excellent location to explore Edinburgh with the added bonus of free car parking. Celebrated my 40th birthday and the wee palace made it very special and memorable. The four poster bed is out of this world, so comfy......wanted to take it home!!!! Great pubs in Grassmarket and the Dragonfly does wonderful cocktails. The wee palace will always be my first choice when I return back to Edinburgh. You won't be disappointed!!! AMAZING......
I'm so chuffed that you had such a good time (and of course with your very kind and complimentary review!). Sounds like you coped with turning 40 in great style. I hope we can welcome you back again one day - thanks again for choosing us for such a special celebration.
1 Jun 2015
"The Wee Palace ,fit for Royalty to stay ."
The apartment is extremely tasteful in decor ,so many lovely touches,immaculate in fact .Prosecco .fresh flowers ,milk in the fridge ,tea ,coffee .Small but well equipped kitchen,fabulous comfy bed and an amazing view of the castle .Molton Brown in the bathroom ,white fluffy towels and dressing gowns ,one of the nicest rental property's we've ever stayed in .The location is great for ,pubs ,restaurants and shops too .
We're so chuffed with your review and that you thought the Wee Palace was fit for royalty! We hope that we can give you a royal welcome when you return again one day. Thanks to you both for being great guests.
12 May 2015
What a beautiful apartment! Everything in it you could ask for and more! Home from home! Stunning views of the castle! Close to excellent restaurants. Owners very friendly and just at the end of the phone to help with anything.
Thanks so much for giving us such positive feedback after your stay at the Wee Palace. I'm so glad you enjoyed the views, the wining and dining on your doorstep and that it was home from home in terms of comfort. I do hope we can welcome you back to your wee palace again one day. Thanks for being great guests.
17 Feb 2015
"Amazing apartment in a great location."
We stayed here for 3 nights over the Valentines weekend and could not have picked a better place, it is beautifully decorated, extremely cosy, is in a great location surrounded by traditional pubs and restaurants and not too far from attractions.
We were delighted to provide a romantic setting for your Valentine's weekend! Thank you so much for staying and for your lovely review.
12 Feb 2015
From the reviews I had read on TripAdvisor I knew this place would be something special, and it really lived up to expectations. As has been repeated in all of the reviews, the personal touches by the owners are outstanding and quite unique. We loved that we were so near to everything in the city and yet the apartment was very peaceful even on a weekend night. The bed was truly to die for, the most comfortable I have ever slept in and all of the furnishings have clearly been thought carefully about. You really could not fault this place in any way at all. We will definitely be booking The Wee Palace or another of Gillian's properties the next time we are in Edinburgh.
Aw...thank you :-) It's so lovely to be described as faultless! I'm so glad you had a great time in Edinburgh and such great sleeps at the end of the day! Thanks a million for sharing - much appreciated.
2 Dec 2014
"Really is a "wee palace"!! Wonderful!!"
My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful stay here! Beautiful apartment with amazing views to the castle - very romantic! We loved the elegant yet quirky decor of the 'palace', and it was also extremely clean! Perfect location, walking distance from everywhere! Also literally a stones though away from some great independent shops, great restaurants and local pubs with live music every night! Although please note that we did not hear a thing once in the apartment! Wonderful sleep! I would recommend The Wee Palace to anyone looking to spend some time in a lovely part of Edinburgh, we will most DEFINATELY be back!!
I'm so glad you had such a romantic stay and enjoyed being in the heart of the action in the Old Town whilst still enjoying the tranquillity of the Palace! We really appreciate you choosing to stay with us and taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We are DEFINITELY looking forward to welcoming you both back!
28 Nov 2014
"Perfect in every way, make 'The Wee Palace By The Castle' your first choice!"
Feel like we've discovered a secret and are torn between whether to share it with everyone, or keep it to ourselves so there's less chance of it being fully booked next time we want to stay! Amazing and perfect in every way!! Great hosts (Gillian and Ewen), with an obvious flair for interior design - the Scottish theme adding to the overall Edinburgh experience. Spotlessly clean (thanks to Olga), everything you could possibly need during your stay ... and more, like top quality toiletries, luxurious towels and bath robes and as much tea and coffee as you'd need! Perfect view of the castle from the living room, floodlit at night, where better to dine! Complimentary Prosecco too! Most comfy bed we have ever slept in, wish we could have brought it home. Lots of thoughtful touches for guests and plenty of useful recommendations for things to do and places to eat etc. perfect for that special occasion/romantic break. Free parking at a different location, but no need to use the car while staying in the city and we felt quite safe leaving it in the private car park for the whole of our stay. We have stayed in all sorts of accommodation throughout the world and this was by far the best for self catering. Gillian, Ewen (and not forgetting Olga) you should feel very proud of your home, an asset to Edinburgh's tourist industry. We will definitely be back again!!
When we first planned our holiday apartments we could only dream of getting reviews with a headline like this. Thanks for helping our dreams come true and for being such fabulous and considerate guests.
19 Nov 2014
As we walked through the door of the property I was left completely speechless. The whole apartment was spotless and furnished to the highest standards! The welcoming sign and bottle of Prosecco were a lovely little surprise for our anniversary getaway. The kitchen had every thing you could ever need and the Molton Brown toiletries were lush. We ate breakfast and dinner at the apartment for the majority of our stay, where else in the city can you get such a perfect view of the castle from your dining table? It was so perfect that my partner made it the location to 'pop the question'! It couldn't have been better! We only ate out once (at the Hard Rock Cafe, which was good) but I couldn't recommend anywhere. We did bring some food from home with us, such as steak and items to make a full english, I'm glad we did this as it meant we could just relax that little bit more! I cant fault Gillian's attempts at The Wee Palace, we felt right at home and even spent an evening playing Scrabble that we found in the cupboard! The apartment is more than perfect and we will definitely be back!
We're so chuffed that you loved the apartment so much that you hardly wanted to leave it. But not as chuffed as we are to hear that your partner was so inspired by the setting to pop the question! Huge congratulations to you both - we look forward to welcoming you back for your honeymoon, anniversary...?! And thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely glowing review.