Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
- English, French, Spanish
I was born in Edinburgh and have lived here for most of my life. I enjoy learning languages, skiing, cycling, art and cooking.
Donna purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Donna chose West End
The flat is ideal for a city break, as it is a great base for exploring central Edinburgh on foot. William Street itself is a very attractive cobbled street, which has been used for the filming of several period dramas.
What makes this Apartment unique
William Street forms part of the West End Village, which lies at the western edge of the New Town. It is home to many stylish boutiques as well as a variety of cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
A very well placed property for the centre of town. Very well equipped, quiet and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and would stay there again
Cute Cozy Apartment Near Everything
This place is adorable, clean, and well appointed. Donna left fresh fruit and some biscuits and coffee to get me started in my first day. She was kind enough to point out where we are on the map and how to get to some main attractions. Donna also has plenty of guide books and pamphlets about everything Edinburgh.
The apartment is above a nice pub/restaurant with delicious pub fare. There is a grocer a couple blocks away for incidentals as well.
I felt like I was at home. Thanks, Donna!
Comfortable & Good Location
My wife and I rented this unit in early June for a few nights. We quite liked the unit, knowing in advance there are some aspects, such as the bedroom being fairly tight, to be aware of and as such there were no surprises. For two adults it is comfortable and has everything you need for a short stay.
Comfortable furnishings, TV and wifi, laundry washer and ample storage are all there. It is an old building but quaint, and very quiet. Not much in the way of a view but then you are not there to look out the windows too much. It's on a very nice street in the West end with cafes/pubs/coffee shops etc right at hand. It is an easy walk to the Royal Mile and all that entails.
In short, it's a very good rental to have. We would definitely take it again.
Very nice apartment, clean, well equipped and perfectly located. The only minor issue was that we found the double bed a bit small. You can walk anywhere from this location. It's a 10 minute walk to the Haymarket train station and a fifteen minute walk to the city center. There are three pubs and a great place for breakfast on the same street as the apartment. I'd stay here again if I returned to Edinburgh.
Cozy apartment in great location!
This apartment is in a wonderful location--walking distance to everything in the city, but still in a quiet area. Super convenient to get to from the airport via public transportation. Donna was incredibly friendly and accommodating, giving us suggestions of things to do and places to eat. Overall, great apartment that I would definitely stay in again!
Great location, but tough parking
We really enjoyed this apartment, which was central to all we needed to do, and was generally quiet EXCEPT for garbage pick up at 6:22 am (on the first morning we had a chance to sleep in), followed by road construction for about an hour.
The bedroom is very tight and we both bruised our shins trying to get around the bed to the closet. There was no full length mirror and no well lit mirror with space to do hair or makeup, which was tough when we had a formal wedding to dress for. We generally found the lighting inadequate for comfort or for detailed work (like mending a hem in the evening, or doing make up).The kitchen was economically but adequately equipped, and everything we needed was available.
We were met early by the owner's Mother, who let us in around noon to get some sleep after our flight. We really appreciated this! The nearby pubs, restaurants and coffee shops/bakeries were all excellent. The biggest issue was parking, which had to be paid every 4 hours during the day, was expensive, and the car had to be moved regularly (except for Sunday!). I would not recommend this apartment for visitors with cars. The entrance hall was not well lit, and the old stone stairs were predictably not completely even, so this is not an ideal location for anyone with vision or balance issues, or unable to handle stairs.
The owner was generally prompt in responding, and was helpful (though it was all by email, as we never met her).