|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This bright and spacious ground floor studio apartment has recently undergone a complete refurbishment. Located in the New Town it is within a 5 minute walk of Princes Street. The kitchen includes a built-in espresso machine, dishwasher and there is a separate utility cupboard housing a washer/dryer. The living area has a wall mounted LCD TV with built in DVD player and there is a real gas fire. The sofa converts into a double bed.
My husband and I stayed at the flat for nearly three weeks. While the flat was smaller than I expected from the pictures, the location was perfect for us as it is very close (short walking distance) to Princess Street and many other sites as well as being handy to grocery stores, coffee shops etc. It was well equipped for a short stay.
We loved our stay in Edinburgh and loved the apartment. It was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. Loved the gas fireplace.The little store a block away (Tesco) was very convenient and we did some minor food prep in the kitchen. Also, as others noted, there are places to eat nearby. The bed was very comfortable however the sofa bed was not ....are they ever??? It was very convenient to have the washer/dryer. It does take quite a bit of time for a complete wash and dry but this is not a problem if you plan accordingly. We were able to walk EVERYWHERE and we did! Always we were happy to come back to our cozy, comfy apartment at the end of the day.
Francois met us at the apartment and explained everything to us. We would definitely stay here again.
Great studio in New Town. Walking distance to the Castle and Waverely Station. Small Tesco in the next street. Francois was very prompt with replies to emails and met us at the door with keys etc. Very comfortable with everything you would need. Even a washer/dryer. We loved our stay here. Must watch the step up in the bathroom. Very hard to see at times on the dark tiles. Would definitely stay again.
As previous reviews of this property have noted, this location is ideal for a tourist in Edinburgh. The apartment is in an upscale neighborhood within easy walking distance of the main tourist areas in the city. Having said that, you could consider what you are getting for the cost of the unit a bargain, but at this point in time I think you actually get what you are paying for. The apartment is beginning to show wear and tear with time. Francois is very gracious and will take care of your concerns, but issues will probably not get addressed unless they are brought to his attention directly. The funky latch on the bathroom door may bother some. We found some of the sheets for the sofa bed unusable. The kitchen cabinets contain a mish-mash of stuff, probably accumulated over time, but still usable. The floor has lost the finish that you see in the pictures advertising the place. But we did get used all of this very quickly and enjoyed our stay!
A note of caution that the hot water system took getting used to. If you do not figure out how to set the taps in the bathroom correctly you could risk getting hit by alternating flows of scalding hot or icy cold water. This may be an concern for some of us from the US who are used to water heaters with storage.
Another positive of the apartment is the opening of a new Tesco Express location close by that is open well past restaurant times. It definitely helps with the food situation.
This studio apartment is located in a quiet neighbourhood, but within easy walking distance to Waverley, the Bus Station, Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile. Even the tram to the airport is only a couple of minutes away. Francois greeted us upon our arrival and showed us how everything worked. The room is spacious and the gas fireplace is lovely to sit by after a long walk. Our only small criticism is that the space is a little tired and could do with a bit of freshening up (e.g. dust and candy wrappers under the bed, linen showing signs of wear. The built-in coffee machine was not functioning (or at least we could get it to work). Francois kindly offered to bring over another machine. All minor concerns. Would definitely return.
Nicely furnished and spacious studio. Very convenient New Town location. The owner, Francois, was very helpful and gracious. I highly recommend staying here and will do so should we return to Edinburgh.
Located within the New Town the property is just a 5 minute walk from Princes Street.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Prices may vary due to the number of people staying, special events and sporting occasions so please contact me for confirmation. Discounts are also available for longer stays and last minute bookings.
Credit/debit cards accepted (2% charge).
Prices quoted includes the cleaning. There are no further charges.