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Royal Mile - Dunbars Close

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 97 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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dining area & kitchen - with Calton Hill views

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

The apartment has been recently refurbished to a very high standard – with lots of attention to detail to ensure you enjoy a very comfortable & refreshing stay. It has been awarded a 4 star rating by Visit Scotland and I'm delighted to have lots of great Trip Advisor reviews from past guests. It has uninterupted, open views to Calton Hill and its eclectic collection of monuments – and also another spectacular view up the Royal Mile, with Canongate Kirk & its cherry trees in the foreground. Visitors say you feel you are experiencing Edinburgh without even leaving the apartment!

The property has real Scandinavian oak flooring in the hallway and living area – and new carpets in the bedrooms. The furnishing is of a high quality contemporary style – with a few antique twists! We hope our guests will enjoy the design features and art in the flat.

A very welcoming & comfortable space for a couple, two singles, a family of up to 4 or alternatively, someone happy to chill out on their own!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Portobello 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh, Nearest railway: Edinburgh - Waverley 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Further details indoors

There's a lovely, bright open plan (L-shaped) lounge, dining area & kitchen with 3 large windows giving the fabulous views mentioned above. The lounge has a flat screen TV; a DVD player (with some DVDs for your enjoyment); and a hi-fi with digital radio, CD player and bluetooth connection. There's a phone on which you can make free UK landline calls (use a calling card available from the shop next door to make international calls) and free wi-fi access. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything we think you will need, including a full sized dishwasher.

There is a good sized double bedroom (with a king size bed) and a smaller one that can be set up with either 1 or 2 beds. One of the beds is a “small single” so best suited for a small adult or child. To be sure you have a good night's sleep in the centre of the city, we have installed secondary glazing in the bedrooms – it creates a wonderful sense of calm. Hairdryers are provided so you won't need to pack these. The modern bathroom has both a bath and a shower – and also a dual voltage shaving socket. Guests are welcome to use the separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer (washing powder provided).

Prices are fully inclusive of bedlinen, towels, soap, gas, electricity and taxes. There is a welcome pack provided with tea, coffee and a few other food/drink items for your convenience.

Further details outdoors

Dunbars Close Garden, set out in 17th century style, adjoins the property and provides both a beautiful tranquil spot to relax in and also contributes to the fantastic outlook from the kitchen and dining area windows.

Further details

The flat is on the 3rd floor of a traditional stone built property. There's no lift but the climb is worth it when you see the views!

No smoking

No pets

The Edinburgh region

Edinburgh is the "inspiring capital" of "the best small country in the world"! So our tourist board says!

Certainly, Edinburgh has a huge amount to offer the visitor - both in the city itself and within easy travelling distance There's beaches, quaint fishing villages, boat trips, open hills and castles & churches galore, within easy bus or train access, for a day away from the city. There's suggestions for daytrips in the Welcome Pack in the apartment.

Of course, within Edinburgh itself there's a huge variety of cultural / fun / active / historic experiences to enjoy - festivals, shops, galleries, museums, cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, theatres, cinemas, live music venues, hills, parks, tourist attractions & guided walks... and more!

Royal Mile

There are numerous attractions (including many free options) within less than 5 minutes of the apartment's front door - including the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Palace (the Queen's official residence in Scotland), The Museum of Edinburgh, The Scottish Storytellers Centre and the magnicent wild, rugged hillsides of Salisbury Crags & Arthurs Seat (to name just a few!). Edinburgh Castle is just a 20 minute walk up the historic Royal Mile (tho' with many distractions en route!) and there are loads of fantastic restaurants, bars and shops in the immediate area. Princes Street is 10 minutes away, so you can see that the apartment is very well situated for full enjoyment of all that Edinburgh has to offer.

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10 Mar 2015


"Gorgeous area, views and architecture, plus wonderful service."

Well we had a lovely stay in Mary's very pretty and well appointed apartment. She gave us a thoughtful and very reasonable rate for our four days stay, and is in every way a sweetie. This is a ce… More

3 Mar 2015


"Gorgeous apartment in amazing location"

The apartment is right on the Royal Mile and set in lovely gardens, beautiful views from the windows.The apartment is well stocked with everything you could want, and a lot of thought has gone into th… More

30 Dec 2014


"You must, must , must stay here!"

Put quite simply, this is the most excellent apartment in every way. Before we booked, the dealings I had with the owner were excellent. Once we had booked, the communications and information suppli… More

19 Nov 2014


"Great apartment"

We loved our stay in the apartment! It is spacious enough for a small family, and very central. The view from the living room is amazing! We uses the amenities, such as has stove and dishwasher, and t… More

12 Nov 2014


"Perfect location, facilities and views!"

Dunbars Close was perfect for us - three generations - my mum, my daughter (in her 20s) and me! The whole apartment was tastefully decorated and furnished throughout. Lots of little extra homely featu… More

25 Oct 2014


"Wonderful Stay!"

I highly recommend this accommodation! Everything was perfect from start to finish. We were warmly welcomed by Esther, who showed us around the apartment and let us know how everything worked and then… More

16 Oct 2014


"Great location"

Dunbars Close is a cozy place to stay at the base of the Royal Mile. It is easily within walking distance to Waverley station, the Edinburgh Castle, and the Royal Mile. The apartment is nicely appoint… More

24 Sep 2014


"A gem tucked away by the Dunbar gardens"

My husband and I spent the first four days of our holiday in this fantastic apartment. Spacious with a master bedroom and a smaller second bedroom, a gorgeous living room and kitchen that overlooked t… More

19 Sep 2014


"Great choice!"

Location was excellent! Very pretty, clean apartment for a wonderful stay in Edinburgh. My three great nieces and I had a fabulous time on the Royal Mile. Everything we wanted and more was within a ni… More

28 Aug 2014


"Exactly as pictured"

This apartment is exactly as stated in the writeup. Excellent location for seeing the city or taking tours of the countryside. There are plenty of affordable places to eat nearby or cooking in the w… More

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      Mary M.

      • 7 Years listed

      95% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:02 Jun 2015

      Based in United Kingdom

      Languages spoken
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