Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Old Town (Grassmarket) - Edinburgh Palace Apartment
Free on site PARKING, just a few minutes walk to Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace.
This CENTRAL exceptionally clean GROUND FLOOR modern apartment (non smoking) with one bedroom, living room, separate kitchen and bathroom has every conceivable comfort and convenience for your stay. You will find a free welcome pack on your arrival to get you started. We have a selection of maps, guides, books and DVDs for your use and Wi-Fi (with a strong reliable signal) is also available free of charge together with IPOD docking and CD player. Of course all heating, bed linen and towels are also included in the price.
We provide everything you will need so there's no need to go shopping for the basics like, soap, kitchen roll, etc.
We have decided to let out our apartment to a maximum of 2 guests to ensure the best possible experience. We have therefore been able to provide a comfortable quality sofa in the living room as a sofa bed is not required. We have furnished the apartment carefully, choosing stylish quality furnishings for an enjoyable stay for our guests. The apartment is heated throughout and is lovely and warm.
As the apartment is on the ground floor there are no accessibility problems for the infirm. We also provide a 'meet and greet' service at no extra charge to ensure you have gained access to the apartment and to answer any questions you may have.
Babies under two years old
If you have your own travel cot and cot bedding you are welcome to bring your baby to stay.
Free private car parking, which is a rarity in central Edinburgh is provided for those arriving by car. There are private resident's parking bays at the apartment for which you will be given a parking permit for use during your stay. However, a car is not
necessary as all the main tourist attractions are within walking distance and Edinburgh has a fantastic regular bus service if you want to go further. Just outside the apartment there are cycle racks for any guests arriving with or hiring bicycles. We reward stays of a week or more with our offer of 7 nights for the price of 6 nights, 8 nights for price of 7 etc.
If you are flying to Edinburgh airport, the number 35 bus from the airport stops just around the corner from the apartment or you can take a taxi for £20 to £25. If coming by train, the Edinburgh Waverley train station is just 1 mile away. For those driving, you can park your car for free in the on site parking at the apartment.
Check in/check out times
The general check in time is 3pm but we are quite flexible so just ask if you want to arrive earlier.
Check out time is normally 11am but again if you need to stay a bit longer we can normally accommodate this. Please just ask us and we will try to help.
SCOTTISH TOURIST BOARD GRADED 3 STAR
Edinburgh Palace Apartment has now been inspected by Visit Scotland (the Scottish Tourist Board) and has been awarded 3 stars under their quality assurance scheme meeting their strict criteria and only just missing out on a 4 star grading. Here are some comments from the report:
'The property is WELL MAINTANED and in EXCELLENT CONDITION'
'The accommodation on offer is to a VERY GOOD STANDARD, in an ENVIABLE CENTRAL LOCATION and with the added BENEFIT OF PRIVATE PARKING, is an attractive package for the many visitors to Edinburgh'
'An EXCELLENT STANDARD OF HOUSEKEEPING is evident throughout with attention to detail in all areas'
'Furnishings of a VERY GOOD QUALITY'
'MORE THAN ADEQUATE STORAGE in the bedroom'
EDINBURGH'S 'HOP ON HOP OFF' CITY BUS TOUR
Edinburgh's official City Sightseeing Tour Bus has 11 stops and takes in Edinburgh's fantastic tourist attractions. Bus stop number 10 at Abbeyhill beside the Palace is just a few minutes walk from the apartment. You can start and finish your journey at any of the 11 stops and use your ticket for 24 hours. The buses are regular and you can hop on and off as often as you wish. Here are the bus stops:
Stop 1 - Hanover Street
Stop 2 - Princes Street ( Frederick Street)
Stop 3 - Lothian Road
Stop 4 - Grassmarket
Stop 5 - Johnston Terrace
Stop 6 - Lawnmarket
Stop 7 - Chambers Street
Stop 8 - John Knox House
Stop 9 - Dynamic Earth
***Stop 10 - Queen Marys Bath House, beside Holyrood Palace, Abbeyhill***
Stop 11 - Old Royal High School
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
I was born in Edinburgh and have lived here all my life. I am married with two children, one at school and one at the University of Edinburgh.
I have lived in Edinburgh all my life so know the city well. I have chosen the Holyrood area to purchase an apartment to let out as I know it's a great location to see the best of what Edinburgh has to offer a tourist. My family and I have been on many holidays ourselves so know what we appreciate and need in our holiday accommodation. We have therefore provided everything we would like ourselves when away from home. I hope you will consider booking with us and look forward to meeting you.
This apartment is new, modern, bright and fresh. It is in a quiet location away from the main road but just a short walk to the Royal Mile.