This roomie, well-kept apartment was steps away from the castle and Royal Mile. It had breath-taking views of the city and Arthur's Seat and looked straight down onto Grassmarket, which has a very active nightlife, plus some very excellent eating establishments (make reservations, particularly on weekends.) There is no lift, so pack relatively light, or be prepared to carry you bags to the second floor (and remember that in Europe they don't count the ground floor.) Due to the location, the nighttime activities can continue until late. If you are not one of them, it can get a little loud, so bring earplugs. I did, and it was no problem. The property manager was very friendly and extremely helpful. We didn't cook much due to the excellent restaurant choices, but the kitchen was well stocked. I hadn't used a French Press for coffee before, but I learned how via YouTube and now I'm going to have to purchase one - it was great. I had never been to Edinburgh before, but we were there for quite a while, took the Hop On Hop Off bus to get our bearings and went all over the city. This centrally located apartment was by far the best location to use as a base for visiting this wonderful city. For longer trips, it's a 5 minute walk downhill to the main Waverly train station. The Old Town area is great for walking as long as you can handle hills and steps, but there are also taxis everywhere. This was in my top ten favorite cities I've been to, and I've been to over 70 countries. There are too many great things to list, but some hidden gems were the writers museum and the rooftop terrace on the National Museum (on a clear day.) The walk to the top of Arthur's Seat is vigorous, but worth it. Bottom Line: This was a great apartment, and Edinburgh is a great city - not to be missed.