A stylish and relaxing place to escape in Scotland’s capital, the 'City Bothy' is situated in Edinburgh’s "New Town", one of the city's most famous historic districts. This studio apartment is a 5-minute walk from Princes St and many of the city’s best shops, restaurants, galleries and other tourist attractions. 'Bothy' in Scots means a small mountain refuge, but you won’t have to rough it. We’ve tried to create the kind of place we would like to stay ourselves: white cotton bedding, a good kingsize-bed, attractive contemporary decoration and modern conveniences such as free wi-fi, a dishwasher and flatscreen TV. This ground floor apartment consists of an open-plan living and dining space with a bedroom area off it. There is also a separate full-sized bathroom, with power shower over the bath. Facilities include a well-equipped kitchen (including electric oven, microwave, gas hob, dishwasher), free wi-fi internet access and a 32-inch flatscreen television with Freeview and DVD player.
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- Min. Stay3 - 7 nights
Quite studio apartment in Edinburgh (New Town) 5 Mins Walk town centre
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Oct 2018
About Adrian Turpin
I work for a charitable organisation in the arts and literary sector in Scotland.
Adrian Turpin purchased this Apartment in 8
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Well equipped plain and small studio
It was only five blocks from Prince Street in a quiet area. Check out Stockbridge which is a ten minute over the river. Some nice cafes and shops including Scran and Scrallie owned by Tom Kitchin.
Fine for one person with good location. Could do with better lighting in bathroom and sitting area, more toilet paper and something to light gas cooktop with.
Cozy, with an easy 15 min walk to the center of the city.
Awesome apartment in a great location
We loved staying here! The apartment is clean and nicely furnished. It was surprisingly quiet in the complex and we rarely heard the neighbors. It was within walking distance to everything we wanted to see.
Lovely! Good location, roomy, clean
Nicely decorated, comfortable little apartment. Would definitely recommend! Cute complex with pretty courtyards. Walking distance to all the touristy spots. Nice little pubs nearby. Neighbor who let us in was friendly. The only thing I would have wanted was more towels and toilet paper. There's no A/C, but we didn't need it.
Thank you so much. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, Chelsea. We're always happy to provide more loo paper, just ask. We'll have a look at the towels.
shocking experience - very poor value for money
We lasted a total of 15 hours in this apartment. It was very grubby and not comfortable as described by Home and Away. The yale lock on the front door was not secure, it was lose and looked like there had been a break in previously. The deadlock worked from the outside but could not be secured from inside the property so we really did not feel secure or safe overnight. The bathroom was in real need of updating, the shower would only turn on the side making it difficult to use with very little water pressure. The bathroom wall joining the bathroom floor had gaps of 3 inches. There was a gaping hole. The seat and settee were very grubby, well worn. The floor was also dated and needed repair (very bouncy). This property is nothing like the photographs shown on Home and Away, may have been when the property was brand new but not now. After 15 hours we had to book into a hotel at the cost of nearly £500. This was an unexpected expense for us and left us short of funds for the holiday. If this is an example of Home and Away's properties, we will not consider staying again and will not recommend Home and Away to anyone. The only reason I have entered one star on this site as it will not let me submit no stars!
The nearest beach to Edinburgh is at Portobello, east of the city centre. This is easily reached by bus or taxi. If you're heading that way, make sure you stop off at Portobello's old Victorian swimming baths for a steam or sauna in lovely tiled surroundings (Glenogle Baths is a similar heritage swimming pool 10 minutes' walk from the apartment, in Stockbridge).
The apartment is a 15-minute walk (£6 / 8-minute approx taxi ride) from Edinburgh's main Waverley train station. If you're coming by air, a taxi from the airport costs around £20. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Princes Street (£5 return) and either walk, or take a taxi (around £5) from there. Glasgow city centre is a 45 minute train ride away from Waverley Station.
Princes St/George St - main shopping /restaurant area - 5 minute walk
National Gallery of Scotland 10 minute walk
National Portrait Gallery 10 minute-walk
Traverse and Lyceum Theatres 10-minute walk
Usher Hall (classical music) 10-minute walk.
Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile 20-25 minute walk
During the Edinburgh Festival, the apartment is within walking distance of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Assembly Rooms, as well as many other venues.
Within a 2-minute walk of the apartment, there is a selection of excellent cafes, a very good organic restaurant/bar (Iglu), a good Thai restuarant, a historic pub (Kays Bar) and two late-opening supermarkets (a Sainsbury's local and the independent Margiotta, which also has a free cashpoint). Down the hill a 5-minute walk, is Stockbridge village, which has a range of restaurants and services; up the hill 5 minutes are George Street and Princes St, which has the city's widest selection of bars, restaurants and shops.
Changeover Day: Arrival is usually after 3pm and departure by 11am. Notes on prices: We are happy to accept stays of various lengths, as long as they are of more than 3 days (ie you don't need to book for 7-days or 3-days). In exceptional cases we may accept 2-day stays.