Best of all the travel decisions I made was to stay here
At the airport, our driver said right off "great neighborhood!" That was a great start and an understatement. We were a little stunned when we arrived to find that the photos could not do the apartment justice and everything was even more beautiful while still very comfortable. There's plenty of storage so you really shouldn't live out of a suitcase here, and a beautiful kitchen to have breakfast or meals at "home." We were extra happy to be able to do laundry, with both a washer and dryer, while there to avoid bringing extra clothes. There's a garden tub to soak in in the hall bathroom and a large rain shower in the master bath. Future travel will be difficult after staying in this very spoiling apartment within walking distance to everything.
Tip: if you sleep in the front bedroom, consider leaving the shade up. There is a gated front yard so no one can see in and you'll wake up with the most stunning light and the sounds of children and dogs playing in gayfirld square, even in the dead of winter.
We easily walked to Holyrood palace, the royal mile, edinburgh castle, Arthur's Seat, and as far as the festival theater with little effort. When it rained, city cab and central cab have an app for your smart phone and worked perfectly through the wifi available in the apartment. We didn't need to use the available phone provided at all. We got a massage a block away on broughton, and ate on the same block often. The lion king was playing across the street and the omni complex is next door along with several friendly pubs. If you whip out a paper map, people will stop and ask if you need directions in this neighborhood. There is a police station next to the apartment that was very quiet but made us feel even more safe just being there.
This place seemed too good to be true, and I was honestly worried about it because of that. Fortunately it turned out to be the very best decision I could have made for my family and it was the base for an amazing 8 days in Edinburgh, to which I am told by my husband that I have to find a way to match or exceed for our future travel. This will be a daunting task to beat 3 gayfield Square. I've traveled half my 44 years on earth and this one was by far the best of the best. If you're still considering accommodations in Edinburgh. Stop. You found it.
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Owner's Response: Thanks you so much again Chris and we are so delighted that you enjoyed the apartment and had a lovely stay in the city. Very much hope we see you with us again soon! All best wishes, Robin.
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