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Speaks: english, french

Super City Centre Location - 150 metres to Princes Street - unit_1104271

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Old Town Apartment Rental Photos and Description

City centre 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 6 people

This first floor flat (one flight of stairs) is in a traditional 200 year old building. Princes Street is so close you can see it from the living room and front bedroom. The Castle and Royal Mile is a 10 minute walk away.

The accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms (the largest bedroom has a double bed and single bed), living room which overlooks the tree lined churchyard and beyond to Princes Street. This has a feature fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD player, sofa bed, dining table. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a dishwasher and a washing machine. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, wash hand basin and toilet.

We also have a very similar apartment available on the second floor of this building (see the other advert on this page).

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Francois (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french


based on 17 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.4117646 based on 17 reviews

Great location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was great for our family of four while I attended meetings at the EICC.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location, comfortable spacious stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is right close to every thing: Tourist site, restaurants, theater, shopping,. Nice castle view outside the window. Very spacious room and very clean. Our family had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle view from the window

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this flat. Walking distance to everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

This is a spacious, well-appointed flat in an ideal location for roaming the city. It is close to the major attractions, but also to support services--grocery store, train station, etc. There are many quality restaurants nearby as well. It could use a bit better lighting (common complaint) and a simplified instruction sheet for the oven and heating systems. Also, it would be nice to have some ice on hand. But overall we were very happy with this choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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excellent location but disappointing property

  • 2 of 5

the property had the feel of a student apartment and didn't live up to my expectations given the price I paid for my stay. It wasn't well maintained and not very clean. I wouldn't recommend this property to anyone.The one redeeming feature was its location.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. I always take the cleaning of our properties very seriously and it has come to my attention that the cleaning company that I have been employing have fallen short of our standards recently but this has now been rectified. It is fair to say that this apartment is furnished rather simply but it is functional and I would hope that the photographs do show this. Your stay was during a weekend in July which is in the popular summer season so the prices reflect this. I am not sure precisely what you were referring to when you said that it was not well maintained but following your comments we have re-sealed the bath and repaired a window so that it opens and closes more easily.
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Location, Location, Location!

  • 3 of 5

This flat right near the Castle is such a fantastic location i would say book it on the strength of that. Walking distance to the Grassmarket and the Castle as well as the Royal Mile. We had such a wonderful time in Edinburgh and Francois was very kind. He allowed us to get into the flat early and leave late which was really helpful for our flight times.

Its an old building so its not perfect but the flat itself is very spacious. The wifi was really helpful and the shower wonderful and we had most of what we needed for our stay. The downsides....the water pressure is pretty awful (can't blame the owner for that think its just the building). The flat is not double glazed so i guess its probably pretty cold in winter and its noisy on the front. The kitchen is stocked enough for drinks and the odd fried breakfast but i wouldn't want to cook a whole meal in it (we didn't need to luckily). I would say whoever cleaned it did a 'surface job' it was fine but the inside of the oven including the grill pan was really quite dirty. There were extra pillows in the cupboard but we didn't find any pillow cases.

These were all just niggly things to us though. We had a wonderful stay and if Francois would have us we would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. The water pressure is only a problem in the toilet as this fills from a water tank, otherwise the shower and sink fill directly from the mains so you get proper mains pressure everywhere else. It is true that there is no double glazing but the heating works very well, in fact the central heating boiler was replaced just over 6 months ago, so there is no problem with it being cold. With the oven I'm not sure if you are referring to some "staining" which has not been possible to remove even with getting a professional oven cleaner in to treat it. I will try someone else to clean the oven and if this is unsuccessful then we will need to look at replacing the oven.
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Nearest Train
1 Miles
Waverley and Haymarket
Car: not necessary

A superb location on Castle Terrace being less than 150 metres from Princes Street you are surrounded by all that the city centre has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Old Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 18 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

PLEASE NOTE - the quotable rate facility does not work for stays between 4-6 nights. The quoted nightly rate is cheaper than advertised. Please contact me for a price.

Rates may vary depending on the number of people staying, holidays and sporting events etc so please contact me with your requirements.
Credit cards accepted (2% charge).
The price includes all taxes, gas, electricity, water etc.

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Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Piano
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • restaurants

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