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Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Beautiful 2 bedroom Apartment overlooking the Historic Royal Mile

This impressive second floor apartment is a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful city of Edinburgh, whether for business or pleasure. This is a gorgeous apartment which is furnished to a luxurious standard by a leading interior designer. It is within walking distance to all of Edinburgh's attractions, including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood House. It is also a 10-15 minute walk to Harvey Nichols......

The apartment itself has a very large drawing/dining room (table seats 6) with ornate cornicing, three windows overlooking Edinburgh's most historic street - The Royal Mile. A comprehensive fully functional kitchen with all appliances is accessed from both the hall and the living/dining room.

The master bedroom with queen-size bed, has built in wardrobes and a flat screen TV. The second twin bedroom has two single beds and both bedrooms benefit from views over The Royal Mile.

A main bathroom with large walk-in shower, wc and heated towel rail, completes the accommodation.

An absolutely stunning property in an absolutely stunning location. Well appointed 2 bedrooms consisting of a queen-size bed in bedroom 1 and two single beds in bedroom 2. Fully functional kitchen with all mod cons, including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer. The large lounge (20 feet x 20 feet) can be used to host dinner parties and the free WiFi (with unlimited downloads) is great for those who prefer to work on their laptops.

Only 5 minutes walk from Princes Street, a great opportunity to stay in one of Edinburgh's prestige addresses and highly recommended for corporate clients.

You can take advantage in hiring a chauffeured drive to the apartment from Edinburgh Airport, if you wish. Please enquire cost when booking.

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4 people. (can accommodate 5 for additional cost)

Special Events: Edinburgh Festival: This is a stunning flat to stay in during the Edinburgh festival and all festivals and theatres within walking distance

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More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Shahid Raza
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016

About Shahid Raza

49 years old, Married with 3 children...

Work as a Chartered Civil Engineer.

I currently stay in Livingston, just outside Edinburgh, where I have been for 40 years.

Shahid Raza purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Shahid Raza chose Edinburgh

Its gorgeous, central and very large right on the Royal Mile and 5 mins walk to The Castle.

Sit by the window and watch the locals and holidaymakers walk by, singing and performing in the street shows.

What makes this apartment unique

Very central, postcode is EH1..

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at this apartment over New Years Eve and what a week !!

We loved staying in this lovely apartment and the views were amazing.

Can't wait to come back soon. Highly recommended but be prepared for the stairs.
Dec 2012
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Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment
average rating of 4.75 based on 56 reviews

fabulous apartment, beautifully furnished

  • 5 of 5

we were delighted with the apartment it was the perfect place for my daughter to get ready for her wedding, plenty of space, and light and airy to keep us all calm. we had such a lovely experience walking up the royal mile to the venue. we had a gathering of the family the next day and everyone commented how lovely the flat was. great location bit of a hike upstairs but well worth it. would not hesitate to recommend it and would certainly come back

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad all went well with the wedding.
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Salem Oregon USA

Great location very nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

64 steps to get to the apartment, the wife had fun timing how fast she could do it (21.3 seconds). The wifi kept dropping us but that is probably due to the carrier... No french press to make coffee so had to drink instant- not a big deal. Overall, highly recommend it. It was a great place to stay and a good location to start your daily travels from to see and enjoy the beautiful city of Edinburgh!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Randall Thanks for a great review of my centrally located apartment. Please let your wife know that she is the current record holder for 21.3 secs! Regards Shahid
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Langley, BC, Canada

A fine stay on the Royal Mile

  • 4 of 5

A little hike up the hill from the Waverley train station on the Royal Mile and just a 5 minute walk to Edinburgh castle you will find this great 2 bedroom apartment. We comfortably slept 5 with my mom and the 2 kids in 3 separate beds in the 2nd bedroom.

The apartment is quite spacious and came complete with all the amenities you need like a dishwasher and a washing machine along with basic starter supplies like coffee, tea and sugar.

The beds were comfortable and the apartment was clean. However, the main benefit is the location on the Royal Mile just steps away from street entertainers, pubs, coffe shops and restaurants.

Shahid was responsive and easy to reach. He left the keys in a lock box around the corner which allowed us to arrive late in the day and access the apartment right away.

There are 3 flights of stairs and no lift but my mom at 75 had no issues getting up them even after a long day of sight seeing. Just keep this in mind when you pack.

Although it was nosiy at times in the evening, once you close the windows you do not really hear the street noise. Our 2 children never had any isssues getting to sleep.

We enjoyed our stay and were happy with our choice. It is a great home base from which one can easily explore what Edinburgh has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review Stephen. I'm glad you all enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again soon.
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Wonderful apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, beautiful apartment, everything you could possibly need. Lots to see and do right at your doorstep with plenty of restaurants nearby.

The apartment was as advertised, well kept and clean. Shahid was a pleasure to work with, checking in with us part way through our stay to ensure everything was in order.

Something to be aware of if you have mobility issues, although this apartment is on the 2nd floor, there are 5 flights to climb to reach the apartment.

All in all, a beautiful flat, in a beautiful city. Would definitely stay there again or recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairbanks Alaska

Location Location Location!!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the apartment on the Royal Mile is perfect for enjoying the old part of Edinburgh. The apartment itself is one of the nicest we have ever rented. Very tastefully decorated and so much room. We really enjoyed being in the apartment watching all the activities taking place on the Royal Mile. Shahid Raza was wonderful to deal with and was very prompt in responding to any messages. As there is no lift the stairs were somewhat of a challenge, but even having a knee replaced a few months prior to arriving it was definitely doable. Stairs are easy to climb just a lot of them. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC, USA

Lovely flat, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The Parliament Square Apartment is located in the heart of Edinburgh; close to everything in the Old City (incidentally, the New City, we were told, is 200 years old, so . . .). We were within a short walk of everything we wanted to see and do, including the University, which we toured with our daughter. The flat is meticulously kept and beautifully furnished. Its only drawback is that it is a walk-up and a bit of a climb. Shahid is a great host, who provided everything when and as promised. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Edinburgh International
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
All within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Waverly Train Station
Car: not necessary

Close to the world famous Edinburgh Castle (2 min walk), 5-10 mins to Waverly Railway station and bus station.

This property is in the middle of the Royal Mile and within walking distance of Holyrood House (Queen's official Scottish Residence) and The Scottish Parliament.


Rates & Availability

Old Town Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas / New Year
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 3 2017 - Feb 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 24 2017 - Feb 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 17 2017 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Rugby Weekend
May 11 2017 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
August Festival 2017
Jul 28 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
August Festival 2018
Jul 30 2018 - Sep 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $244

Please note that prices for special events like Rugby and the Edinburgh Marathon can be provided upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • A main bathroom with large walk in shower and heated towel rail. WC and sink completes the furnishings in the bathroom. Large bathroom mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom with queen-size bed, has built in wardrobes and a flat screen TV. The second twin bedroom has two single beds (could be made into a double bed). Both bedrooms benefit from views over The Royal Mile. A folding bed is available for the 5th guest for a small cost.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Top 13 Must Do Activities when visiting Edinburgh 1.Edinburgh Castle , Castle Hill, 0131 225 9846 2.Royal Botanic Garden , 20A Inverleith Row, 0131 552 7171 3.Museum of Scotland , Chambers Street, 0131 247 4422 4.Camera Obscura and World of Illusions , Castlehill, The Royal Mile, 0131 226 3709 5.Royal Yacht Britannia , Ocean Terminal Leith, 0131 555 5566 6.National Gallery of Scotland , The Mound, 0131 624 6200 7.Scott Monument , Intersection of Princes Street and Waverly Bridge, 0131 529 4068 8.Royal Mile , Edinburgh Castle to Holyroodhouse Palace, Old Town 9.Holyroodhouse Palace , Holyrood Road, 0131 556 5100 10.Real Mary King’s Close , 2 Warriston’s Close, High Street, 08702 430160 11.Open Top Bus Tour, Waverley Bridge, 0131 220 0770 12.Museum of Edinburgh , 142 Huntly House Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD 13.John Knox House

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