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Shahid Raza

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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EDINBURGH ROYAL MILE - PARLIAMENT SQUARE APARTMENT

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Old Town (Grassmarket) - Parliament Square Apartment

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

Edinburgh Hogmany: Edinburgh's Hogmany is famous world over. If you are looking for a spacious, light and stunning property to let over Hogmany, look no further! YOU'VE FOUND IT !!!!!

Check this link to see why Edinburgh is Europe's Leading Destination.

http://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-europes-leading-destination-2012

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
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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Shahid Raza

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46 years old, Married with 3 children...

Shahid Raza purchased this apartment in 2001

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.

Very central, postcode is EH1..

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

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Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews
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Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865301
+44 07973305350
Old Town (Grassmarket) Edinburgh
Corte Madera
5

GREAT LOCATION, GREAT APARTMENT!

  • 5 out of 5
I would highly recommend this apartment. It was the best location for exploring Edinburgh. Right on the Royal Mile and an easy walk to Princes Street. We loved it.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review for my central apartment.

Hope to see you back.

Regards
Shahid
business
Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865301
+44 07973305350
Old Town (Grassmarket) Edinburgh
5

GREAT PROPERTY IN GREAT LOCATION.

  • 5 out of 5
This is a spacious property in a great location. It was very comfortable for our family of four. We would definitely consider staying here again if we return to Edinburgh.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen

Thanks for such a lovely review. I am glad that you enjoyed staying in my apartment and look forward to having you all back again soon.

Shahid
business
Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865301
+44 07973305350
Old Town (Grassmarket) Edinburgh
3

SPACIOUS AND CENTRAL

  • 3 out of 5
The apartment is accurately represented by the photos and the location is fantastic for a first time visit to Edinburgh being right in the middle of the Royal Mile. The apartment was clean and Shahid provided very prompt and friendly service via email. We rent self-catering because we are serious about cooking for ourselves the majority of the time. I do think that the kitchen equipment needs to be updated and added to, especially at least one sharp knife and a good chopping board. In addition, if there are 4 adults sharing the apartment there needs to be larger towels provided for the single bed room. Only the double room had good sized towels.

We visited the castle and spent most of a day there. We climbed Arthur's seat and Calton Hill (great coffee at the little courtyard cafe on Calton Hill). We ate one night at the Whiski Bar and then returned every night for a pint and to listen to the music. Our last day we had lunch at Petite Paris in Grassmarket - highly recommended. The coffee shop downstairs in the apartment building also makes good coffee and has lovely fresh pastries.

Overall I would recommend the property to friends and in fact have already done so.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Michelle. I will endeavour to stock up the kitchen with more utilities for your return visit.

Best
Shahid
business
Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865301
+44 07973305350
Old Town (Grassmarket) Edinburgh
Cayucos, CA
5

PERFECT LOCATION, VERY RELAXING

  • 5 out of 5
Easy walk from train station, and to all major tourist attractions. Lovely, spacious, high ceilinged rooms, comfortable beds and bath. Coffee shop on ground floor, many restaurants nearby. Owner very accommodating. Would rent again if ever in Edinburgh. Thanks!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865301
+44 07973305350
Old Town (Grassmarket) Edinburgh
2

GOOD AND BAD LOCATION - VERY NOISY AT NIGHTS!!!

  • 2 out of 5
The apartment is on the top floor and there is no elevator- but it is in a nice building. The apartment's furniture is OK, it photographs better than it looks -
The location is ground zero for being in the heart of the tourist area - and it is very close to the castle. It is easy to walk to any major downtown areas. However, at least on the weekend we were there - people were up partying all night and all that noise went right through our closed windows. It was very difficult to sleep in the apartment. We obviously were not thrilled with this apartment especially after we realized how much we paid for 2 nights of limited sleep.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle

Thanks for staying in my apartment in the centre of Edinburgh. I am glad that you enjoyed the very central location.

The apartment has been designed by a leading interior designer and all furniture is kept to reflect the wonderful history of the apartment which is over 250 years old.

As it is a Category 1 listed building, no glazing is allowed to be installed and this create some street noise to travel into the apartment.

I hope to install some internal glazing to the apartment in time for your return visit.

Regards
Shahid (owner)
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Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p865301
+44 07973305350
Old Town (Grassmarket) Edinburgh
3

LOVELY BIG APARTMENT

  • 3 out of 5
Lovely apartment, very big and spacious! Had everything we needed. Central for all the main attractions, great to be able to walk to everything and just five mins from the castle. Apartment was clean and had wonderful views out the window of the streets below. Only drawback for us was the noise at night, we were prepared for some noise as the apartment is so central, but didn't expect it to go on until the morning. Shame as we loved the apartment itself and the location.
  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, I am sorry to hear about the excessive noise at night.
I am planning to get double glazing installed soon to hopefully eliminate some of the street noise.

Hope to have you back soon.

Regards
Shahid
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Edinburgh International
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Waverly Train Station
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
All within walking distance

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.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Old Town (Grassmarket), Edinburgh

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
August Festival 2014
24 Jul 2014 - 5 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£1,295
 
 
Christmas / New Year
19 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£1,200
 
 
Rugby Weekend
14 Feb 2015 - 16 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
 
 
Rugby Weekend
27 Feb 2015 - 2 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
 
 
Rugby Weekend
20 Mar 2015 - 23 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£360
for 2 nights
From
£180
 
 
August Festival 2015
24 Jul 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
From
£250
Fri,Sat
£1,300
 
 
Christmas / New Year
18 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
£600
for 3 nights
From
£200
From
£200
Fri,Sat
£1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Please note that prices for special events like Rugby and the Edinburgh Marathon can be provided upon request.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town (Grassmarket) in Edinburgh

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Luxury
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • A main bathroom with large walk in shower and heated towel rail. WC and sink completes the furnishings in the bathroom. Large bathroom mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • cycling
  • golf pass optional
  • ski pass optional
Notes:
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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