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CITY OF EDINBURGH LUXURY PENTHOUSE APARTMENT OVERLOOKING HOLYROOD PARK

Franco and Lynne

Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks English, French, Italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Franco and Lynne

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CITY OF EDINBURGH LUXURY PENTHOUSE APARTMENT OVERLOOKING HOLYROOD PARK

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Newington - Holyrood Park Apartment

Very spacious 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large lounge, kitchen and terrace

The Holyrood Park Apartment is of course for the exclusive use of one party at any one time and can accommodate up to a total of 4 persons in the 2 stylish bedrooms, fitted out with sumptuous beds and linen.

The apartment at a glance:

Totally non-smoking

• 2 Bedrooms (1 king size bed 1 super king size or twin)

• 2 Bathrooms ( both with shower one with bathtub)

• Lounge/Study/Dining Area

• Panoramic Terrace (with table and chairs)

• Kitchen

• Hall

• Vestibule

• Lift

The apartment also offers:

• Free Resident Parking

• Free Wi-Fi

• Free Local Telephone calls

• Lift right up to its door

The Holyrood Park Apartment is a quality Edinburgh Holiday Apartment and is owned and personally operated by Franco and Lynne Galgani of Southside Guest House Edinburgh.

Over the past 10 years Southside has become a favourite with guests from all over the world seeking a stylish and unique base for their Edinburgh stay. Its location just under a mile from the Royal Mile and Princes Street and right at the heart of academic and residence buildings of the University of Edinburgh ~has made it a home-from-home for visitors exploring the City and for academics & families visiting the University.

• Your Hosts: Lynne and Franco Galgani

• Lynne MacDonald Galgani and Franco Galgani are the proud owners of The Holyrood Park Apartment & of Southside Guests House and your hosts and contact during your stay. Lynne was born in the Highlands of Scotland and Franco further South …in Florence, Tuscany. Both Lynne and Franco have been involved in running hotels for many years, in most roles. Both are very happy to have gone back to the roots and take enormous pleasure in the personal and attentive hospitality and standards that can only be achieved within smaller owner managed properties

As you walk or drive down Holyrood Park Road you will see emerging the end of the building ~ just ahead of a red pillared Victorian Post Box you enter The Maltings estate, built around and preserving, the massive old Whisky Bond of J & G Stewart Limited which was owned by Andrew Usher (…reputed with introducing the first whisky blending!). At the centre of the building overlooking the Park you can still see the regally pedimented centrepiece inscribed AU (for Andrew Usher) 1902.

The apartments were built around the site in 1988 perfectly blending an impressive early 20th Century building with contemporary architecture ~ and now set in immaculate landscaped grounds.

Holyrood Park Apartment was mainly built within the original structure ~ it sits right at the top of the South end of the building. In order to enter the hall of the building you walk over a little bridge across the converted (…now a marvellous cycle path) old Innocent Railway line built in 1832 and connecting Dalkeith to Edinburgh.

There is free resident parking.

The Apartment offers two bedroom: one with a king size double bed the other set up either with twin beds or with a Superkingsize double bed ~ this latter bedroom has its own suite large shower room. There is also a second bathroom with bath tub and shower close to the first bedroom. The kitchen of course has all that you might require, during your stay. The large lounge ~ offers leather sofa for relaxation, excellent dining facilities and a study area. The French windows on one side of the lounge open up to the Terrace fitted out with al fresco furniture and from that vantage point you can absorb the beauty and splendour of Holryood Park!

The Apartment which is of course generously equipped with all that you need for an enjoyable stay, also has a small library of interesting books about Edinburgh and Scotland and a good DVD collection .There is also complimentary Wi-Fi connection. Ample televisions with free-view digital channels and all provide a DVD player. In the lounge you will find a Bose music wave system. All of this will ensure that you have the choice to relax or be entertained ~ or both.

For more invigorating activities you have three wonderful choices : we can organize mountain bikes (there is a charge for this) for you to slip into the Innocent Cycle Path right below the building and cycle away past through the Park heading for Duddingston ~ jog or brisk walking or gentle climbing through one of the many routes of Holyrood Park (..including reaching the summit of Arthur’s Seat!!) ~ or simply cross the road enter the Royal Commonwealth Pool where with a day membership you can use its Olympic size pool and the superb Gym.

Apartment Facilities & Accessories

Parking and Communication

• Free Parking for 1 Car (1 additional space may be possible)

• Free Wi-Fi

• Free Local Telephone calls

Lounge

• Study Corner

• Dining Area

• Bose Music System ~ Radio with integrated CD player

• Leather Sofa and Easy Chair

• 32” Television (HDI) with Integrated Digital Freeview Channels

• DVD Player

• Selection of Scottish Theme Folio Books

• CD Selection (mostly classics with some light compilations)

• DVD Selection Collection of books relating to Edinburgh

• Maps and Guides ~ Scotland and Edinburgh

• Games, Playing Cards, Binoculars etc.

Both Bedrooms

• Television with Integrated Digital Freeview Channels and Integrated DVD Player

• Direct Dial Telephone

• Hairdryer

Master Bathroom and En-Suite Shower Room

• Bath Sheets and Towels

• A selection of quality Scottish Toiletries

• Shaver/Electric Toothbrush Socket.

Kitchen & Miscellaneous

• Breakfasting Area

• Cooker with integrated oven

• Microwave

• Refrigerator

• Freezer

• Toaster, Kettle etc.

• Dish Washer/Dryer

• Washing Machine/Dryer

• Coffee Machine

• All other utensils for cooking, dining and wining!

• Ironing Board and Iron

• Miele Vacuum Cleaner

When you arrive at the Apartment you will find a generous hospitality tray including a chilled supply. Fluffy towels and Scottish quality toiletries. You only need to bring “yourselves” and your personal belongings ~ to enjoy Edinburgh at its best.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Franco and Lynne (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, Italian

About Franco and Lynne

The Holyrood Park Apartment is a quality Edinburgh Holiday Apartment and is owned and personally operated by Franco and Lynne Galgani of Southside Guest House Edinburgh.

Over the past 10 years Southside has become a favourite with guests from all over the world seeking a stylish and unique base for their Edinburgh stay. Its location just under a mile from the Royal Mile and Princes Street and right at the heart of academic and residence buildings of the University of Edinburgh ~has made it a home-from-home for visitors exploring the City and for academics & families visiting the University.

• Your Hosts: Lynne and Franco Galgani

• Lynne MacDonald Galgani and Franco Galgani are the proud owners of The Holyrood Park Apartment & of Southside Guests House and your hosts and contact during your stay. Lynne was born in the Highlands of Scotland and Franco further South …in Florence, Tuscany. Both Lynne and Franco have been involved in running hotels for many years, in most roles. Both are very happy to have gone back to the roots and take enormous pleasure in the personal and attentive hospitality and standards that can only be achieved within smaller owner managed properties.

Franco and Lynne purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Franco and Lynne chose Newington

We currently own and operate Southside Guest House in Edinburgh and in 2007 fell in love with the apartment which we bought as our future home. Until such time we have been very happy to welcome to the Holyrood Park Apartment guests from all over the globe.

What makes this apartment unique

The views from the terrace overlooking the magnificent Holyrood Park where you can almost 'touch' Arthur' Seat . Its historical connection with William Usher whisky bonding house. Its spaciousness and particularly the enormous lounge.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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City Of Edinburgh Luxury Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Holyrood Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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City Of Edinburgh Luxury Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Holyrood Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1196194
+44 -01316684422
Newington Edinburgh
5

Great accommodations in a great location; perfect!

  • 5 out of 5
We were two couples traveling together through Scotland. Spent four days in Edinburgh on last leg of our trip and this apartment was the perfect place to end our two week tour! The location is close-in and just a few minutes walk to restaurants and services. Also close walk to Royal Mile and main downtown (about 20 minutes walk), as well as being close to bus lines.

Apartment was well equipped and had a great view of Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat right outside our window! Appreciated the washer/dryer, kitchen and lovely living room/dinning room after being in B&Bs prior to our stay here.

Franco and Lynne were very gracious and easy to work with on all arrangements. Would definitely stay here again :-)
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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City Of Edinburgh Luxury Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Holyrood Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1196194
+44 -01316684422
Newington Edinburgh
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
5

Beautiful apartment

  • 5 out of 5
Our family of four stayed for six nights in this lovely apartment and were so pleased with it. The proximity to the beautiful and peaceful Holyrood Park makes it truly special. As other reviewers have noted, the views from the deck and master bedroom are breathtaking and have to be seen to be fully appreciated. The city centre is a 15-20 minute walk away. In addition, there are several restaurants in easy walking distance of the apartment.
The apartment was spacious, very comfortable, full of natural light, and spotlessly clean. We all had the impression we were staying with friends rather than in an impersonal rental.
Finally, Franco and Lynne were responsive to questions, very professional, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend this apartment.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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City Of Edinburgh Luxury Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Holyrood Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1196194
+44 -01316684422
Newington Edinburgh
5

Deceptive

  • 5 out of 5
Location easily found but with some apprehension particularly when making our way to the lift and final arrival on the third floor. On opening the eventual front door there is an atmosphere that you have stepped into another world. The apartment slowly unfolds the inner content not only of rooms but also of tasteful furniture - a true Tardis. The accommodation is more than one could hope for but the contrast of views is superb. One side of the apartment looks over the city whilst the view from the lounge and balcony produces the most magnificent vista: one which has to be seen to be appreciated.
Everything is on hand, such are the painstaking details that the owners have taken in order to make guests' stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Luxury it certainly is and one which could be indulged in time and time again.
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
City Of Edinburgh Luxury Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Holyrood Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1196194
+44 -01316684422
Newington Edinburgh
5

We liked it so much we stayed an extra night

  • 5 out of 5
Very spacious, modern, well thought out accommodation and facilities with added bonus of free off street parking. Quiet and comfortable, with fabulous view from the balcony terrace. Good location, only 15 minute walk in to the city or £4 taxi ride back in the evening. Will recommend to friends and family.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
City Of Edinburgh Luxury Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Holyrood Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1196194
+44 -01316684422
Newington Edinburgh
5

Excellent apartment and what a breathtaking view!

  • 5 out of 5
A very comfortable and extremely well equipped apartment in a stunning and central location. This is our second stay in the Holyrood Park Apartment and it will certainly be our first choice for future visits to Edinburgh.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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City Of Edinburgh Luxury Penthouse Apartment Overlooking Holyrood Park
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1196194
+44 -01316684422
Newington Edinburgh
5

Lovely property, great location.

  • 5 out of 5
My husband, son and I decided on a four night stay in Edinburgh over the New Year period. We didn't want to be right in the town because of the festivities so chose a property just outside of the main hustle and bustle. The booking process and prompt and detailed communication from the owners made he process very easy. The apartment itself was as described and very comfortable, with a welcome package and luxury toiletries, together with every amenity you could need! The location was perfect for us, close enough to walk into town (or use the regular buses that run from the top of the road for a very reasonable price) but also right on the doorstep of Holyrood Park with wonderful views from the lounge and main bedroom windows. There are an abundance of restaurants and take-aways in the area and a lovely pub just up the road. We would definitely stay at this apartment again and recommend it to friends/relatives.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Salisbury Arms
Nearest Ferry
84 Miles
Troon to Ireland
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Prestonfield Golf Course,
Nearest Train
1.4 Miles
Waverley Station
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
M8
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Salisbury Arms
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Midlothian Snowsports Centre,
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Portobello
Car: not necessary

Overlooking Holyrood Park and very close to the University of Edinburgh’s Campus.

The Apartment sits right on the edge of the entrance to Holyrood Park offering magnificent views across the Park to Arthur’s Seat, Salisbury Crags and the skyline of the City of Edinburgh. The University of Edinburgh's Pollock Halls of Residence Complex is a just a couple of minutes away.

From the Apartment you will be in the Park in a few seconds and walking downhill or following the Salisbury Crags panoramic path on the edge of the volcano (..extinct!!) crater, you can be at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the new Scottish Parliament in a few minutes and from there you can walk up the Royal Mile to the Castle, the ancient Edinburgh Closes, Princes Street and the New Town.

The Royal Commonwealth Olympic Size Pool and Leisure Centre is only a few minutes walk away.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Newington, Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Summer Autumn
1 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,100
£4,500
 
 
Autumn Winter 2014
1 Nov 2014 - 22 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£1,000
£4,000
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2014 - 27 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£200
 
 
New Year Period
28 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
 
 
Winter Spring
3 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£1,000
£4,000
 
 
Spring Summer
1 May 2015 - 6 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,200
£4,800
 
 
Edinburgh Festival
7 Aug 2015 - 30 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,540
for 7 nights
From
£220
 
 
Summer Autumn 2015
31 Aug 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£540
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,100
£4,500
 
 
Autumn Winter 2015
1 Nov 2015 - 22 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£1,000
£4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Newington in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 103 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom En Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is attached to Bedroom 2.
  • Bath Sheets and Towels A selection of quality Scottish Toiletries Shaver/Electric Toothbrush Socket.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This room can be made up as a twin room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

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