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Fantastic Modern Central Flat near to Historic Old Town. ***FREE Wi Fi****

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, sleeps 2.

Fantastic, modern, newly converted apartment in historic building. The property is well equipped and furnished to a high standard with Cable TV, music system and free WiFi.

The apartment is set back from the road so it is quiet, with good views from the bedroom over The Meadows to the Pentland Hills.

The property is centrally heated and warm with all modern appliances.

There is a security entrance system and elevator to the second floor.

Underground car parking is available on site, there is an extra charge for this and special arrangements need to be made. Public transport links are available nearby and most visitors find that walking is the best way to see this wonderful city.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Waverley Station, Edinburgh
Car: not necessary

This modern apartment is situated right in Edinburgh City Centre beside the University. It was converted from the old victorian buildings of the Royal Infirmary in 2009. There is a small supermarket and great bakery/coffee shop on the doorstep. Just a few minutes walk takes you to all the amenities and attractions of the city centre, including shops, bars and restaurants and the National Museum of Scotland. It is just a 10 minute walk to the historic Royal Mile, in the centre of the Old Town. Two minutes in the other direction and you are at The Meadows, a large area of public park suitable for picnics and ball games.


Bruntsfield Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Fantastic Modern Central Flat near to Historic Old Town. ***FREE Wi Fi****
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 24 reviews

Great location, but lots of problems with the property

  • 2 of 5

This spacious apartment is in a quiet location with easy access to the centre of Edinburgh, and plenty of facilities close by (and a nice view from the bedroom window). At first sight it's a great place, though we were warned on arrival that the bedroom door won't close, and that some people find the shower/bath difficult to get in to. And it is! If you are small or not very agile, then you will probably find it difficult (frankly, arrival is too late to find this out). It quickly became apparent that there were other issues with the property. The heating wasn't working properly, and dining chairs collapsed when sat on. John came and made a temporary fix to the heating, and replaced the chairs. The heating failed again on our last evening - too late to do anything about it, so no showers before leaving on the Monday morning. Over the week we were there, we found other problems. The carbon monoxide detector over the boiler cupboard was a year out of date, and not working. It's a basic safety device, and this just isn't good enough! We couldn't buzz each other in the front door and, as there's only one set of keys, this was pretty inconvenient for a second-floor flat. Many of the lights were not working. This includes the standard/reading lamp, which was falling apart. There was food in the bottom of the dishwasher, and the filters were filthy. There was a mouldy teabag in the teapot. Though the rooms looked neat and tidy, they weren't all that clean - evidenced by the dirt quickly picked up on our feet on the first evening. We sent the owner a note of all the problems just after we left (we were too busy to do much about them while we were there) so that they could be fixed for the next guests. No response at all! If it hadn't been for these problems, I think we would have given the property five stars.

Just found a one-star review from a couple who stayed in July. It wasn't up when we booked! So many of the problems we found had been known about for weeks before our arrival. Reading that review reminded me that, yes, the freezer is still full of mould! And why weren't those chairs replaced and the heating fixed? And we had the same arrival issues in September as suffered in July, Annette on holiday and passes us to Gill, Gill passes us last minute to Ben. What's going on?

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this quaint, efficient and well located apt. The owner and manager were easy to reach and deal with. We had a great visit to Edinburgh!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect: close to the center but in a silent and protected area.

The building is exactly the one shown in the picture. The apartment is modern, bright, well furnished and fully equipped.

Check-in was easy and friendly.

Cleaning conditions were OK, as well as sheets ant towels quality.

The damage deposit amount was immediately returned.

Edinburgh is magnificent: we'll visit again in the future, possibly not during the festival to better enjoy the beauty of the town, and will return in that apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edinburgh, what else?

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant stay at Yvonne's; clean flat, well atended. perfect location (10' walk to the city heart) in a quiet area with all services for daily needs nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly Dreadful- the only VRBO disappointment I've had in the many years I've used this service!

  • 1 of 5

The owner, YVONNE, sent a nice email about all of the things she'd do for us and then a week before our arrival she advised that she would be on holiday, unable to meet us and and that GILS would greet us etc. On the day of our arrival GILS said that BEN would meet us. He did..

Ben knew little of the unit and refused to leave us a second key even tho we required same as my wife and I had different schedules. He said the last person took the key with them.A second key was delivered a few days later.

There were no instructions oral or written in the unit on the operation of the washing machine, the TV media( which had 4 hand controllers), the heater which had numerous controllers throughout the unit,. etc,

Contrary to the ad there was NO PRIVACY as the bedroom door did not close, leaving a space of at least one foot. The bedroom had a 9 inch wall clearance around 1/2 of the bed. Ambulation in the dark was difficult. The bedroom closet was filled with the owners"junk."

The dining area had a nonexistent lighting system, the dining chairs(2) are cheaply made of metal, missing some screws so that their backs are not connected to the seating area. They are nonfunctional and I, a writer, had no place to write..

The freezer hadn't been cleaned and had such a foul odor that we never opened it after our first attempt to put ice cream in it.

The heater broke and we were WITHOUT WATER for more than a day. We had to wait for the plumber and later for the gas man.

A day later BEN advised he required our keys as the plumbers truck was stolen and the thief had our key. Another 1/2 day of my vacation wasted. Later a new person, a man named JOHN( he never advised how he was connected to Yvonne), appeared with a locksmith and said that he knew about the bedroom door being nonfunctional and the other issues wrong with the unit before we rented it.

In short, the unit was a total disaster. It was not managed, cheaply outfitted and maintained with absentee ownership . I would not give a star but one cannot leave a review without one star highlighted.

I am awaiting a suggested resolution from the owner or VRBO as I paid full price and didn't receive that value. It is akin to a fraud to rent this unit in the condition provided me.If YVONNE fails to rerun at least 50% of what I paid I shall seek legal redress including damages for the upsetting time my wife and I had.

Let me say that in the past I have been completely satisfied with VRBO rentals.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful flat---close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Yvonne and Gill were so kind to work with...they responded quickly and effectively to the one issue I had. The flat is in great shape. I stayed here for almost one month and would love to stay there again. Thanks Yvonne!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning and laundry $53.26
Refundable damage deposit $199.73

Special late booking discounts available - contact us for details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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