Central apartment with castle view

Apartment - Entire home/apt · West Port, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Your host, Charlotte
86 Reviews
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The Space

A cosy bright apartment, centrally located in the heart of old historic Edinburgh beneath the castle. All the main tourist and festival attractions are within walking distance: the castle, the Royal Mile, National Museum, National Gallery, Princes street and much more. Free wi-fi is available.

I am new to airbnb and look forward to welcoming people to stay.
The apartment is in a fabulous central location just up from the vibrant Grassmarket. There is no shortage of cafes, bars and restaurants nearby. The bedroom and kitchen have a wonderful view of the castle and as the flat is situated to the back of the building it is very peaceful. During the festival and Hogmanay you may hear the military tattoo and fireworks as well as see them! The apartment is accessed on street level through a secure gate with just a few steps up onto the balcony landing from where you gain entry.
Perfect for 2 but can comfortably accomodate 4 with the double sofa bed in the lounge. There is also a single fold out bed which would best be suited for a child. The apartment would be an ideal base for a city break, family fun or a romantic getaway as well as the business traveller.
The lounge is bright and airy with a sofa bed and two armchairs, an extending dining table and seating for four ( more fold away chairs are in a cupboard). There is a flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player as well as CD player. Free wi-fi.
The bedroom has a comfy double bed, ample wardrobe space, a chest of drawers, hairdryer and radio alarmclock .
The bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet, washhandbasin and a heated towel rail. Linen and towels are provided with complimentary shampoo and soap.
The kitchen is equipped with all you would need if you choose to eat in, with basic foodstuffs like salt and pepper and cooking oil supplied. Coffee, tea, sugar and milk is provided to help you settle in.

A cot is available if you need.

There is a small supermarket just up the street which stocks a good variety of food and groceries and every Saturday there is a farmers market close by on Castle terrace where you can buy lovely Scottish produce from meats, seafood, fresh vegetables and fruit to delicious baked breads. Directly opposite the apartment there is a friendly breakfast cafe that also serves delicious lunches and teas.

There is free parking in metered bays close to the apartment from 18.30 each night until 08.00 in the morning and from 18.30 on Saturday night through to 08.00 Monday morning. During the day you can pay to park in these bays (free Sunday) or use the multi storey car park nearby on Castle Terrace/King Stables Road.

The Grassmarket is in the historic centre of Edinburgh and is home to numerous bistros, cafes, Scottish pubs and specialist shops selling antiques, books, cashmere, clothes and much more. Restaurants in the pedestrianised areas allow for al fresco eating and drinking within the proximity of the castle with festival and tourist venues all around. The area is steeped in history. Public hangings were held here and it was the haunting ground of the famous body snatchers Burke and Hare. During the summer the place comes alive with street performers, musicians and special events. A quick stroll will take you up to the Royal Mile and the Castle or along to Princes street through its lovely gardens.
Other places within walking distance:
Whisky Heritage Centre
Camera Obscura
Gladstones Land
National Museum of Scotland
Holyrood Palace
National Galleries
Usher Hall
Traverse Theatre
Royal Lyceum
Festival Hub
Fringe Box Office

Check in is from 4pm but where work commitments and other bookings allow earlier times may be possible.


Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • I really recommend Charlotte's appartment to anyone who wants to travel to Edinbourgh. It's clean and cosy, and has everything you need. It's really well placed, next to Grassmarket, five minutes from the castle and Royal Mile. Charlotte has been very kind and flexible with us. I'm very grateful to her.

    July 2014
  • Situated perfectly near the Royal Mile, Charlotte's apartment is very spacious and we had a lot of room to relax. The apartment was very comfortable (and nice and warm), and had AMAZING views of the castle. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.

    June 2014
  • Charlotte was a fantastic host, and the apartment was excellent. Highly recommended, everything was perfect. The location is great, right next to the Grassmarket and a very quick walk to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. The view of the castle from the apartment is amazing. It is well setup and maintained, and it had everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The bed was great, it was especially cool waking up in the morning and seeing the castle. I am a picky sleeper, but got great night sleeps; comfortable and no noise at night. Charlotte was very helpful and accommodating; not only did she provide great travel advice that helped us to save a couple hours, she also gave my wife and I a very lovely welcoming (very much appreciated, thanks again). She helped us to orient our way around, and recommend some great restaurants; including the Grain Store in the Grassmarket, which my wife enjoyed so much that her eyes watered a bit with excitement during the meal. It is very accessible, close to everything you need. Grocery store very close by. Our stay was everything we hoped and more. Highly recommended Charlotte and her apartment, A+++. Thanks for a great stay.

    June 2014
  • Charlotte is a good host. We were happy with our 4 days stayed with her central apartment with castle view and walking distance to the attractions. We'll definitely come back again.

    June 2014
  • Stayed two nights in Edinburgh, and this flat was amazing. So close to all the things I wanted to see and do. The flat was clean and well provisioned with everything we needed. Charlotte was friendly and very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    June 2014
  • This was our second stay at Charlotte's apartment. It's a great place, central to everything, comfortable and no hassles.

    June 2014
  • My husband, myself, and several friends stayed at Charlotte's apartment for 2 nights. It was such a lovely apartment, the location was fantastic, everything was very clean. Charlotte was a great host, she was easy to reach when we needed her but was not overly intrusive. She was extremely flexible with letting us check out later than originally planned. We loved Edinburgh and we would absolutely stay in Charlotte's apartment again!

    June 2014
  • Charlotte was here to greet us. She made us feel at home straight away. She had a supply of food items. Great location, close to everything. Everything was as described. Loved the Old Town in Edinburgh.

    June 2014
  • It was wonderful "living" in Edinburgh for the five nights. The flat is cozy for three adults with one sleeping on the sofa bed. It was cheery, clean, secure and quiet. The location is just as described. Everything is in walking distance from the Royal Mile to Prince Street and pubs to bakeries. We would rent this flat again in a heart beat.

    June 2014
  • Great host, great location. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return! Slept 4 comfortably.

    May 2014
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HI, I'm a mother of 2 teenage boys. I work in a hotel and am looking forward to having my own mini hotel that I can welcome people to. My passions are art, food and travel and wish I had time to do more!
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