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Castle Lookout Apartment

SuperhostEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Entire apartment hosted by Aileen
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath

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Wow, just look at that view of Edinburgh Castle! Our apartment is right in the heart of the historical Old Town of Edinburgh, in an unbeatable and enviable location. Our beautiful, homely apartment is waiting to welcome up to 4 guests and provide you with all the amenities you need for a comfortable and memorable stay. A great choice of bars, cafes and restaurants are right on your doorstep and you'll love how easy it is to get around and explore Edinburgh’s most popular attractions.

The space
Climb our spiral staircase to our cosy 1 bedroom apartment and you will be rewarded with a view extraordinaire! You can't help but be impressed with the stunning view of Edinburgh Castle. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee looking at the view of the castle, any time, any season! Look at our special rates for stays of a week or more!

Castle Lookout Apartment is a 3rd floor, 1 bedroom apartment in the Grassmarket, in the Old Town of Edinburgh. It's the perfect location to walk to all Edinburgh's city centre attractions. The apartment is ideal for a couple but there is a separate sofa bed available in the living room if you are 2 friends staying. We can accommodate children, please just contact ask. The apartment is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay! There is a double bedroom, living/dining room, small kitchen and shower room for your use. In contrast to overlooking the lively Grassmarket from the living room, the bedroom overlooks a quiet courtyard at the back and both with secondary glazing. So for those sleeping on the sofa bed you can enjoy the atmosphere in the Grassmarket but shut it out for a good nights sleep! If you need more space or need accommodation close by for other family members or friends we have a similar apartment on the 1st floor that can be booked also called Stunning Castle View apartment at Porteous Pend.

We like to meet you personally when you arrive and answer any questions you may have and help you get the most from your stay.

What better way to start your day of exploring Edinburgh than with our light breakfast of porridge, and coffee from our Nespresso machine. We also provide tea, milk and a pack of shortbread, Scottish toiletries and other essential items.

Guest access
Guests have access to the whole apartment. Please note that due to the current crisis and cleaning protocols dropping off bags early or leaving bags after check-out times my not be possible but please ask.

Other things to note
This is a top floor flat with 54 steps. So please take care with luggage and small children as there is no hand rail so more suitable for older children. Also no smoking, stag or hen parties.
The Grassmarket is a popular lively area with numerous cafes, bars and restaurants on your doorstep. So particularly at weekends and during the festival it may not be very suitable for those looking for a quiet break!
We welcome families.
We will wash and change the towels and bed linen when you leave but please leave the apartment in a clean and tidy state.
We know keys get lost easily but it is expensive for us to keep replacing them. So we will need to charge for any lost keys.
There is no on-site parking for this apartment.
Wow, just look at that view of Edinburgh Castle! Our apartment is right in the heart of the historical Old Town of Edinburgh, in an unbeatable and enviable location. Our beautiful, homely apartment is waiting to welcome up to 4 guests and provide you with all the amenities you need for a comfortable and memorable stay. A great choice of bars, cafes and restaurants are right on your doorstep and you'll love how easy i…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Hair dryer
TV
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Essentials
Washer
Hangers
Heating

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Edinburgh is exploding with life during the famous Festival Fringe and the Hogmanay party. However there is so much more to Edinburgh, making it an ideal all year round holiday destination. The apartment is right on the Grassmarket in Edinburgh (Airbnb seems to locate it in the wrong place!) - with plenty to see and do right on your doorstep. It's hard not to be drawn to all that the old town can offer unless of course you are looking for a quiet holiday to get away from it all! With only a few minutes walk to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Museum of Scotland and Greyfriars Kirkyard you've got plenty of time to linger in the many pubs, restaurants and cafes on the way. There is so much to see and do in Edinburgh whether for a few days or a few weeks. Visit the many shops, theatres, art galleries and museums. Or simply wander down the many closes and small streets of the old town and discover Edinburgh's gruesome past!
The Grassmarket itself gets its name from local farmers selling hay, corn and seed. It is better known however for it's public hangings, taking place until 1784 and for the famous Porteous riot. Take a tour and discover the story of the body snatchers Burke and Hare, how half-hingit Maggie survived the Gallows and the world famous story of Greyfriars Bobby!
Edinburgh is exploding with life during the famous Festival Fringe and the Hogmanay party. However there is so much more to Edinburgh, making it an ideal all year round holiday destination. The apartment is rig…

Hosted by Aileen

Joined in February 2014
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I was born and bred in the heart of Scotland. It wasn't till I left Edinburgh for my 1st job did I realise what am amazing city it was. I look forward to welcoming you to one of my apartments and for you to see for yourselves the City of Edinburgh!
I was born and bred in the heart of Scotland. It wasn't till I left Edinburgh for my 1st job did I realise what am amazing city it was. I look forward to welcoming you to one of my…
During your stay
Keys will be in the key safe for you from 4pm. Due to the current situation and cleaning protocol we may not be able to offer early bag drop off or leaving bags after check-out, but please ask. We don't have a separate space for storing luggage.

As the apartment is self catering we will let you enjoy your stay in peace. If however there are any problems you can contact us at any time during your stay. If however there are any problems you can contact us at any time during your stay. We pride ourself in looking after our guests and making their stay as comfortable and easy as we can. We are therefore contactable at any time of the day to help you (Airbnb messaging, mobile or apartment phone) and will try and solve any issues as quickly as possible. Please remember though, if we don't know about a problem we can't fix it.
Keys will be in the key safe for you from 4pm. Due to the current situation and cleaning protocol we may not be able to offer early bag drop off or leaving bags after check-out, bu…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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