The Grassmarket Snug

Apartment - Entire home/apt · West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LD, United Kingdom

A fabulous centrally located studio in the Old Town

Your host, Ashlie
73 Reviews
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A fabulous centrally located studio in the Old Town

The Space

Do you want a fabulous studio apartment with all mod cons, in the best location in Edinburgh? Then look no further than The Grassmarket Snug!


The Snug has fiery beginnings and started off in life as a part of an Old Fire Station in the heart of the Old Town, before being lovingly converted into apartments
What makes us unique is that due to our location at the back of the building the Snug is very quiet and feels miles away from all the hustle and bustle of the Grassmarket and its restaurants, bars and action!

BRAND NEW shower installed in February 2014

The Snug is a a studio apartment with the main living area with consisting of a brand new black gloss kitchen with all mod cons (fridge/freezer, washing machine, oven and hob etc), a custom built corner window seat and dining table and a sleeping area with king size bed (with new memory foam mattress for 2014) and a double wardrobe. There is a shower room with power shower and a separate toilet.

Other Snug essentials to make your city break perfect include:
Flat screen TV, WIFI, DAB radio, towels and linens, hairdryer and toiletries, iron and board, umbrella(!) and kitchen supplies. If there is anything else we can help with from restaurant recommendations to arranging a bottle of champers on ice for your arrival, then please just ask!

Check in time 3pm onwards (flexible)
Check out time 12 noon

Standard minimum 2 night stay
Xmas/New Year 3 night minimum stay

Due to the Snug's central location, you are in the heart of the Old Town so public transport is not really required, however you are minutes away from a variety of routes all over the city.
The Train and Bus stations are approximately 15 minutes walk from the apartment.
Airport bus stop is approximately 15 minutes walk also.
Taxi fares to and from the airport are approx £25

Best parking option is RCP Parking on King Stables Lane at £12 per day

Longer stays welcome, please message me for details

Check out our other apartment 'The Royal Mile Snug' and 'The Castle View Snug'

The Grassmarket Snug awaits...

Guest Access

24 hour check in available
TV, WIFI, city centre location, kitchen facilities, welcome gift

Interaction with Guests

I will meet you at the apartment on arrival and exchange keys and show you around
Key safe available for later arrivals

The Neighborhood

The old town is full of character and history and you could not be better located for seeing all the sights

Getting around

Walking, public bus, tourist hop on/hop off bus, taxi, walking tours, bike tours

Other Things to Note

Please note we need to be contacted when you are 30 minutes away from the snug so we can come and meet you there
This can be done by phone (call or text), whatsapp, or simply a message through air bnb
There are internet stations at the airport and the train station
A pre-arranged meet time is not an option due to delays, traffic etc

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $176
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My husband and I had such a fabulous time at The Snug! Cozy and comfy! Amazing location. Truly walkable to everything, with the lively Grassmarket just a few steps away and Edinburgh castle looming over us! It was the perfect way to begin our honeymoon! We highly highly highly recommend staying here! Ashlie was super nice and accommodating! She even allowed us to drop our luggage off early so we could begin touring! Thank you a million times over! And we thoroughly enjoyed our wee welcome treats!

    July 2014
  • Sweet and cozy - great location and perfect for a couple.

    June 2014
  • Ashlie made the whole process really easy and was flexible when our flight was a bit delayed. The Snug is in a great location and is a perfect little hideaway in Edinburgh - ideal for a couple. Everything we wanted to do during our stay was easily in walking distance (although you can't avoid the hills in Edinburgh!) and the Snug was a great place to come "home" to in the evening. The cocktail bar next door is also really good!

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at the Snug during our two night trip to Edinburgh. Ashlie left so many nice little touches - the shortbread, the beer, the binder of local restaurants, attractions, etc. It was the perfect location and home away from home during the first stop of our Scotland holiday. We really looked forward to returning each night. The only thing was someone before us had used up a lot of the broadband so the wifi was unavailable while we were there. Everything else worked really well and the space was perfect for two people. Thanks, Ashlie!

    June 2014
  • Fantastic neighborhood and the snug is very cute and well appointed. Everything was clean and orderly when we arrived. Thanks for the great vacation!

    June 2014
  • The grassmarket snug is a perfect love nest in the old edimbourg. The room, the kitchen, the decoration, the place,everything was perfect!!

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay at the Grassmarket Snug. It's in a great location so we walked everywhere. The extra personal touches in the room made it very comfortable to come home too. Thanks

    June 2014
  • A very cosy apartment, perfect for a couple. Very comfortable bed, and fortunately big enough for us to be able to sleep without having to fight all night for each one's territory! It is right in the centre of Edinburgh, 2-minute-walk from the Grassmarket, but nevertheless very calm (the windows are on the opposite side of the street). Though the apartment is rather small, it got everything you need for a stay of a few days (or even several weeks).
    Ashlie is a very pleasant and friendly person. She always answered promptly all our mails. We can definitely recommend this apartment to everybody going to Edinburgh. Ourselves will stay there again when going back to Edinburgh.

    June 2014
  • Very pleasant experience. I loved 'The Snug' as it was perfectly located, beautifully furnished to a very high standard and very quiet and tranquil. I would without hesitation stay here again if i needed somewhere to sleep for a night or two in Edinburgh. Many thanks Ashlie...

    June 2014
  • Ashlie's apartment was adorable - we loved it! It's very comfy and has lots of character. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Ashlie's place to others.

    May 2014
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