1 bedroom apartment to sleep 3 in Edinburgh's historic New Town
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
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EXCELLENT - THE ONLY DRAWBACK FOR SOME WILL BE THE TWO FLIGHTS OF STAIRS. I WOULD HAPPILY STAY THERE AGAIN.
The height of excellence
Height and excellence are both operative here. We are Americans and 2nd floor to us is the 2nd actual floor, not the second floor after the ground floor. But, take away the body and cardio building climb to the apartment and everything was perfect. The owner is readily available by messaging or phone and truthfully there is little you could want. It has all the amenities plus Netflix a DVD and a CD player, movies and books to watch or read and a kitchen that lacks no appliances or equipment. The neighborhood is safe, quiet and close to transportation, restaurants, cafes and even grocery shopping. It would have been nice if parking had been supplied since that was a bit of a hassle, but since two of the days we were there were week-end days there was plenty of free parking in front of the building. However, fair warning, during the week (8:30 AM-5:30 PM) it is around 3 £ and hour to park and your are only allowed 4 hours in one spot so you will have to move it several times. My suggestion, since a car in Edinburgh is NOT an advantage, fly or train in and use the very good bus service to get around. I would stay there again in a heartbeat - something I mamanged to get up quite high on the way up the steps.
I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and I've now updated the details so it's clear for North American guests which floor the apartment is on.
Best wishes, Mark
Excellent home base to explore Edinburgh
This is a great apartment with beautiful views of Arthur’s Seat. The apartment is very comfortable and tastefully decorated. It is down a quiet street but still very close to the York Place tram station and the Elm Row neighborhood if you walk out Royal Terrace. If you walk out the opposite direction and down the hill, you have easy access to the Holyrood end of the Royal Mile. Broughton Street has a number of nice restaurants and great shops for food and wine. Crombie’s Butchers on Broughton St has a lot of prepared and semi-prepared food that make cooking easy. Mark is a really friendly and attentive host.
Thank you Mark for being an approachable and gracious host. Your flat was exquisitely clean, quiet, comfortable, tastefully decorated; in a safe and friendly neighbourhood and conveniently located to tourist attractions, public transit and shopping. The property and Mark is worth 10 stars-- The Best! I will certainly recommend to friends and family who decide to visit Edinburgh in their future travels, and if one day, I decide to return to Edinburgh, I hope to stay in this outstanding flat, again! I have had the most memorable experience in the lovely and great city of Edinburgh. This is a remarkable home away from home.
Ideal Edinburgh residence
It is hard to imagine a more well placed, well equipped, comfortable and agreeable apartment to stay for a week. Elegant, with a touch of class, in a quiet part, an interesting walk from the centre, and just below the amazing Carlton Hill, with its spectacular views of the city. Highly recommended.
The photos don't do this beautiful apartment justice. My wife and I were absolutely blown away by everything. Mark takes extremely good care of his property and it shows. It was close to the city centre, just a 20-minute walk from the best sights and fantastic restaurants. It was nice to be tucked away from the craziness of downtown Edinburgh (it does get quite busy with tourism, especially on the weekends), yet the city was so close and easily accessible by foot, taxi or even bus.
If you're looking for the perfect, quaint Edinburgh getaway in a beautifully restored heritage flat that's close to the city centre, then look no further. Simply put, we've stayed in many amazing B&Bs, hotels and the like, and Mark's apartment is at the top of the list. If you want the true, rustic feeling of Edinburgh, this is your place.
P.S. Mark - thank you again for being such an amazing host. Whether it was recommending some great nearby restaurants, being very flexible with timing or helping me retrieve my forgotten passport at the last minute, we are so thankful for everything!
Edinburgh is steeped in history and as well as providing a city break location, it is also ideally situated for excursions to the beaches and golf courses of East Lothian and Fife.
The city is famous for its Georgian architecture, its open spaces and also its festivals, notably the world's largest arts festival in August and Hogmanay at New Year. The cosmopolitan feel of the city owes its thanks to its foreign visitors, university students and of course the local residents.
A walking tour of Edinburgh's architectural highlights starts on your doorstep and should go on to include the Royal Mile and the Scottish Parliament which are both within a very short distance.
Calton Hill, situated just behind Carlton Terrace is a must for any visit to Edinburgh as it offers fine views of the city and across to Fife and East Lothian. Holyrood Park with Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags are also within easy walking distance and here it is easy to forget you are in a city at all.