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Unique Flat overlooking the Castle Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,806 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

4 bedroom duplex flat with great views, WIFI and linen / towels included

A rare opportunity to stay in a beautifully modernised four bedroom flat in one of Edinburgh's most impressive historical buildings set in a central and elevated location beside the esplanade to Edinburgh Castle with exceptional views.

The house comprises of;

3 double bedrooms

One single bedroom

One day bed

Large living room

Dining Room that over looks the Castle

x2 W.C bath / shower rooms

Modern and fully fitted kitchen

WIFI Internet

BT Vision TV Package

All beds benefit from freshly pressed linen and towels for each guest.

Check in to be after 2.30pm and check out by 12.30pm unless specifically stated and agreed.

Please note that there is no allocated parking with this property.

This property is provided and managed by a professional 24hr on hand management service.

Landlord Registration Number; 384170/230/12531

EPC Rating - C

More Details

Property Manager
Sam Paulo - Coulters Lettings
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Sam Paulo - Coulters Lettings

I work for a letting company that specialises in the management of a number of properties around Edinburgh.

We are on hand 24/7 if you require any assistance.

Why Sam Paulo - Coulters Lettings chose Edinburgh

It is a great base to explore Edinburgh from.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is the closest property to Edinburgh Castle.

The property comes with WIFI, Linen, Towels and accessories.


Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1806 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out Laura Ashley day bed
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
There is no allocated parking with this property.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Unique Flat overlooking the Castle Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.142857 based on 14 reviews
Crystal lake, Il

Great Location no view of Castle!

  • 3 of 5

Upon arrival, no one at the property to check in and no good direction or location of the unit. Very difficult to carry luggage up three flights to unit, then two more flights up to floor. No lights on stairs so be careful as one in our party fell on the concrete stairs. In the unit, TV did not work in first floor bedroom. During stay two doorknobs fell off. Many light bulbs were out. But the location is great for shopping restaurants and the castle. I would not return. Check out time is 11, cleaner arrived at 10:40 and seemed very annoyed we were still in the unit. Not a well kept unit, needs a lot of little maintenance issues.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver metro

Great historical house, wonderful location. Worth the $

  • 5 of 5

Be sure that you and your family and friends are ready for the adventure of ascending 2 floors of spiral stone steps before achieving wonderful views, great bathrooms and an Aga in the sizable kitchen that stays warm (and dries your clothes via a beautiful rack above the stove). Loads of space. Very fashionable touches. Full dining and family room. Great place.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious flat with amazing view of Edinburgh Castle

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to holiday. I came here on business with my university, sharing the flat with 6 others, but it still felt like a vacation. The accommodations were excellent - comfy beds, excellent kitchens, updated bathrooms, and adequately furnished. The wifi was a tad disappointing, especially because we had research to conduct; however, the location and castle view made up for the slow & spotty wifi. Contact with management team was smooth and professional. I had no difficulties finding the flat from the AirLink drop-off at Waverly Bridge. I would definitely stay here again, and I hope to book again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful apartment in a fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

This turned out to be the perfect place to stay for our trip to Edinburgh. The flat was very well kept and quickly felt like home after we arrived. The instructions on how to check in were great and it was in an ideal location close to the centre. The owners provided tips on restaurants and things to do and access to wifi and digital TV meant that it was also an ideal place to relax and switch off for a bit. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely flat but not managed well

  • 3 of 5

This is a great flat in an excellent location if a bit hard to get around in August. It is managed by an estate agent who has sub-contracted it to a manager. We had a polite but very hasty welcome by yet another person. No instructions, directions or any of the usual information at all in the flat.

Not clear if the bedroom TV works at all and if so there were no instructions.

For the price we paid I feel there was a disappointing lack of welcome items,just a box of shortbread wrapped in individual packs.

None of the Molten and Brown promised products, we had to go out and buy our own soap. We complained about this and a few other flaws at the start of the week. The soap arrived on the Wednesday lunchtime but nothing else happened.

There was a very limited amount of loo roll.

Superficially clean but poor maintenance including damaged wooden floor with sharp edges, stained stair carpet, around a dozen light bulbs need replacing, especially in the bathroom above the basin/mirror and above the dressing table in the main bedroom, or where you really need them. The bath pop-up waste is broken and it's also obvious that this is not a recent problem as it was left up on the side. There is no shower mat and the bath is quite slippery.

The flat has lovely views but unfortunately the windows are not as clean as they might be.

The bath towels were disappointingly small and thin.

The kitchen is fine but there could be more mugs and several of these are chipped.

The website states that the flat should be vacated by 12.30 but at 11.00 the cleaner arrived saying that the next guests were due at 11.30. Fortunately for them we had already tidied up.

All in all we had a great week in this is a lovely flat in a very central location.

It is just a shame that it is being very poorly looked after and nobody seems to care.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review Susan, Following this review we had a meeting to address these points with the cleaners, the linen company and our check in agents and we hope that your experience can serve as an example and that we have changed or system to ensure that no other guests have a similar experience. Kind regards, Sam
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Beautiful historic building steps from Royal Mile

  • 4 of 5

What a great place to stay for a few days in Edinburgh with our five grown children. We were able to spread out and relax after long days enjoying all that Edinburgh has to offer. It is literally steps from the Castle and within walking distance to Arthur's Seat, New Town and Holyrood Palace. The owners were responsive and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Waverely Train Station
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Old Town Apartment Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $259.3

There is an additional charge of £25 for check ins after 10pm and £50 for check ins after Midnight.
Fee is due in cash upon arrival to the agent.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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