In these post-corona virus times, we are incredibly mindful of your needs to be comfortable and safe. Your health and welfare are our top priorities.Guest access
Our property is professionally cleaned and disinfected. You can book with confidence. Our management company has established cleaning protocols that adhere to the government guidance on cleaning and disinfecting properly and they pay particular attention to high touch areas such as light switches, doorknobs and remote controls.
Additionally, we add a block to the calendar for the 24 hours before and after your reservation so as not to be hosting guests back-to-back.
Stay safe and book with confidence.
A complete refurbishment of our apartment was completed in 2018 and everything is bright, modern, fresh and clean! We love staying here in the city because it is so close to everything; the door opens right onto the Royal Mile and all of the fantastic attractions the city offers. Most are within easy walking distance.
There is plenty of space for groups of 4 and all the amenities you need to be comfortable. Our property is professionally managed by local company Five Star BnB so you can be certain you will be coming to a spotlessly clean flat with fresh clean sheets and big, fluffy towels!.
You are renting the whole apartment; please treat this as your home away from home.Additional notes
There are two flights of stairs to climb. This is a traditional Edinburgh tenement, not built with elevators in mind!Guest interaction
Our local management company will be available if you have any issues.Neighborhood overview
This is Edinburgh! You are right in the middle of the Royal Mile, the historic heart of the old city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Getting around
We are half way down the Royal Mile, meaning you are within a few minutes walk to reach the Castle or Holyrood Palace.
There is an abundance of cafes and restaurants in the vicinity to choose from, including Cafe Truva - a Turkish cafe, right beside the stair door that has outdoor sheltered seating and does strong coffee and great baklava!
The food scene in Edinburgh is amazing and there are so many more I could tell you about. Just ask if you would like any more recommendations.
GETTING TO THE FLAT:
From Edinburgh Airport: A taxi from the airport normally takes 20-25 minutes (longer during rush hour) and costs approximately £25. Alternatively, there are two bus options from the airport:
1.The 100-Airlink bus is a limited stop bus which leaves from Bus stop D outside the terminal every 10 minutes and takes approximately 30 minutes to Waverley Bridge on the west side of Waverley Station. The adult fare is £4.50 single, £7.50 open return and you can buy your ticket(s) from the driver. From Waverley Bridge it is a 600m walk to the flat. Head south, away from Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare Princes Street, turn left at the mini-roundabout into Market Street, go under North Bridge, take the right fork into Jeffrey Street, then after 200m turn left at the traffic lights into the Royal Mile, and the flat is just 75m down the Royal Mile. Or take a taxi from the taxi rank on Waverley Bridge (but expect to queue).
2.The 300-Skylink bus leaves from Bus Stop F outside the terminal every 12 minutes during the day, every 30 minutes evenings and Sundays, and takes you down the Royal Mile and close to the flat, but because of its more circuitous route the journey takes 50 to 80 minutes, depending on the time of day and traffic. The adult fare is also £4.50 single, £7.50 open return and again you can buy your ticket(s) from the driver. You should ask to get off at the Museum of Childhood then walk downhill for 75m to the traffic lights junction with Jeffrey Street, and a further 75m downhill to the flat. The stop for the return journey to the airport is directly opposite the flat.
There is also a tram service from the airport into the city but it is no quicker than the 100-Airlink bus, it will cost £6, and you will have to get off on Princes Street, a bit further from the flat.
From Waverley Railway Station: Take the Market Street rear entrance on the south side of the station, not the main exit to Princes Street. On exiting the station it is just over 400 metres on foot to the flat. Turn left into Market Street, go under North Bridge, then take the right fork into Jeffrey Street, then after 200m turn left at the traffic lights at the junction of Jeffrey Street with the Royal Mile and the flat is just 75m further down the Royal Mile.
From St Andrew Square Bus Station: It is approximately 1km on foot to the flat. Go towards and across Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare Princes Street. You then have several route choices. Going left along the far side of Princes Street you will very soon come to the famous “Waverley Steps” (and escalator) which take you down into the railway station which you can walk through (mostly under shelter) to the rear entrance to Market Street, then follow the directions from the station as explained above. Alternatively, continue past the Waverley Steps to the traffic lights at the end of Princes Street, turn right into North Bridge, continue to the junction with the Royal Mile, then turn left down the Royal Mile to the next junction with Jeffrey Street and the flat is just 75m further down the Royal Mile.
Or you can go to the right for a short distance along the far side of Princes Street and very soon turn downhill onto Waverley Bridge, walking away from Princes Street. At the end of Waverley Bridge, turn left at the mini-roundabout into Market Street, go under North Bridge, take the right fork into Jeffrey Street, then after 200m turn left at the traffic lights into the Royal Mile, and the flat is just 75m further down the Royal Mile. Or take a taxi from the taxi rank on Elder Street or St Andrew Square (but expect to queue).
By car: NB there is a 20mph speed limit in the city centre which is sometimes not well signed. Also watch out for bus lanes which operate at peak times. You can approach the flat by car from many different directions but if you are coming into the city from the south along Nicolson Street and then South Bridge, be aware there is no right turn into the Royal Mile. (A better way in from the south is the straight run via Dalkeith Road/St Leonard’s Street/The Pleasance/St Mary’s Street, with a final right turn into the Royal Mile.
Parking: This is central Edinburgh so we won’t pretend that parking near the flat is always easy; neither is it cheap during the day. But it is manageable and not too expensive if you can be a little flexible. There is a single yellow line parking restriction directly outside the flat which means that between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Saturday you can only stop to load or unload. Leaving your vehicle unattended for more than 5 minutes during these times makes you liable for a £60 parking ticket, but if a traffic warden sees that you are in the act of loading/unloading you should be allowed more than 5 minutes in total.
Metered parking during the day is available nearby in East Market Street and Jeffrey Street, or on the other side of the Royal Mile in St John Street accessed by Holyrood Road (£3.70/hour). At peak times you might have a problem finding a space. But the New Street multi-storey car park (which serves Waverley Station) is only 200m from the flat and is rarely full. It is free for 40 minutes, then £7.50 for 3 hours, £11 for 5 hours, £17 for 10 hours, £21 for 24 hours. We suggest using this car park for any stay of more than 2 hours during the day Monday to Saturday, but to park for free either in a metered bay or on a single yellow line between 6.30pm and 8.30am.
Please note that if you unload outside the flat before going to park, there is no left turn into New Street from the Royal Mile. To get to the New Street multi-storey, or the metered bays on East Market Street or Jeffrey Street, you will need to go round in an anti-clockwise loop, driving to the bottom of the Royal Mile, turn left at the mini-roundabout, then immediately first left into Calton Road for about 400m, then under the railway bridge and left into New Street.
Park and Ride: If you are travelling to Edinburgh by car but will not need your car during your stay in the city centre, there are seven park and ride facilities around the outskirts of the city.