St Giles St, on Royal Mile, 200 metres from Edinburgh Castle

Description

St Giles Street is B-listed (a building of importance to national heritage) in the Conservation area of the Royal Mile. This third floor apartment commands a prestigious position on the corner of St Giles Street and The Royal Mile. It provides astounding views of the adjacent St Giles Cathedral and up the Lawnmarket (top end of the Royal Mile) to Edinburgh Castle, 250 metres away.

The apartment is only a few minutes walk from many other major Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Scottish Museum and the National Gallery of Scotland. There is also a copious amount of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops in the immediate area. This apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and is a very comfortable base for your visit to Edinburgh and Scotland.

Sleeping

1 x kingsize double, 1 x sofabed in the lounge (please advise if required if only 2 guest)

Interior

LOUNGE/DRAWING ROOM
This is a wonderful south facing corner room with four large windows providing marvellous views of the Royal Mile and the square outside St Giles Cathedral. The room consists of two sofas (one of which converts to a comfortable double bed), a dining table suitable for four people. A beautiful Victorian fireplace with a gas coal effect fire provides additional heat to the electric central heating and creates a wonderful ambience in the room. A widescreen TV is available for entertainment. Guests who have a laptop can also enjoy a free broadband connection either through the supplied cable or by wifi.

BEDROOM
This is a lovely double bedroom with a window overlooking St Giles Street. A 5ft wide (150 cm) kingsize with two bedside tables, a large built in wardrobe and chest of drawers provide ample storage space for your possessions.

KITCHEN
The kitchen has a large light window overlooking St Giles Street and is equipped with cutlery & crockery for up to four people.

SHOWER ROOM

Walk-in shower

Exterior

Historical building in the UNESCO site of Edinburgh's Old Town

Additional information:
* Linen & towels are provided.
* Complimentary tea, coffee and milk are provided for your arrival.
* The airport bus drop off point and main railway station are 5 minutes walk.
* This third floor flat will be unsuitable for some people with disabilities as there are only stairs (no lift is available).
* Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the property, including at open windows.

Access Arrangements

A "meet and greet" service is operated , whereby you will be met at a property at a pre-arranged time to give access. Full instructions of this procedure can be found in the secure guest area after a booking has been completed. It is very important that an approximate arrival time is provided before arrival for this process. Entry is from 14:00 onwards but if nobody has booked to depart on your day of arrival it will probably be very suitable for us to give you entry as early as possible. Departure is by 10am (a guaranteed late departure up to 20:00 can be obtained for 50% of that daily rate. Please contact us if you want to utilise this facility and a price will be calculated).

Please note that arrivals after 19:00 will incur a range of late arrival fee.

**LATE ARRIVAL: fees, 19:00 - 22:30 - 15 pounds, 22:31 - 00:00 - 30 pounds and 00:01 - 02:00 - 50 pounds. The latest access can be given is 02:00, otherwise it is given at 08:00 the next day. ESC accept no liability for any costs involved in alternative accommodation for this 6 hour period.


A deposit of 25% is payable on booking and the outstanding balance of the rental price must be received 2 months prior to your arrival date. For bookings made less than eight weeks before your arrival date the whole rental price falls payable at the time of booking. Please note that a separate 200 pounds refundable key/security deposit must be provided prior to arrival. This is rescinded 5 days after departure.

Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washer/ Dryer
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • TV
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Pets not allowed
  • Bathroom(s)

This is a non smoking apartment.

Great for

  • Business
  • City
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Accessibility

This property is not suitable for anyone who has difficulty navigating stairs as there are many of them to get to the third floor and there is no lift within this historic building.

Floor plans

Price range

£78 - £132 Nightly

Location

Directions

There are three options to get from Edinburgh airport to the city centre, all take approx 30-35 minutes. The main rail station Waverley is approx 250 metres from the apt.

1. Edinburgh trams, approx every 8-10 mins (Sunday 12-15 mins), right outside terminal, the nearest drop off point for the apt is the Princes St stop which is approx 350 metres away. Cost 8.50 pounds for adults and 4.50 pounds for children for a RETURN journey.

2. Airport express bus, every 15 minutes right outside terminal building, drop off point on Waverley Bridge approx 250 metres from Bank St. Costs 7.50 pounds per person for a RETURN journey.

3. Taxi, many can be found right outside the terminal building and will cost 15 - 20 pounds for a one way journey. However a taxi will drop you off right outside the property you have booked.

Parking

  • Paid parking (outdoor)

Street parking is enforced Mon Sat 08:00 - 18:30, it is expensive and inflexible as you can only stay in one spot for a few hours.

There are many city centre car parks to choose from, you can use these for a short time or full days which cost approx 16 - 20 pounds or more or enter the postcode of the property you have booked into this website http://www.parkopedia.co.uk/

Alternatively if you do not plan your use your car much, (Edinburgh is a relatively small city centre and is much better explored on foot), leave your car in a well lit residential street outside the restricted city centre, the whole operation should take approx 30 minutes. Alternatively, the return journey in a taxi from an unrestricted area (approx 2.5 km) would be less than one days parking charges. Information on the best areas for this can be provided.

Nearby

  • Cityscape
  • Landmark
  • Cycle hire
  • Health spa
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Express supermarket
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Café
  • Nightclub
  • Galleries
  • Museum
  • Theatre
  • Internet café

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