Large Sunny Room on Royal Mile

Apartment - Private room · Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Comfortable room in relaxed, quiet, homely apartment right in the middle of the action.

Your host, Mark
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Comfortable room in relaxed, quiet, homely apartment right in the middle of the action.

The Space

Large comfortable private room in the heart of the City Center. Actually on the Royal Mile, the bedroom faces South and overlooks Chessel's Court and is amazingly quiet at Night.

The Apartment is 500 metres from Waverley Train station and the Airport bus. Less than a 10 minutes walk to Princes Street, The apt is roughly half way between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Not forgetting the glorious Authurs Seat where in less than 15 minutes you can find yourself immersed in a mini Highland wilderness with Lochs and amazing views.

Ideal for Festival goers as very close to all major venues. The Pleasance Courtyard is less than 5 minutes walk away. Seconds from many restaurants and bars.

Very comfortable king size mattress, pure cotton bedding, electric heating along with Wood Burning Stove.
Pure cotton bath, hand and face towels are provided.
A hairdryer, luggage weigher, EU, USA and Australia to UK adaptor and a USB charger are in your room for your convenience.

Checkin is really flexible. Your room wont be ready till noon but you can come earlier to drop your things off and start exploring!
On checkout you are free to use the rest of the apartment / store your luggage till your transportations are due to leave if I can have the bedroom by 10am.

Unlimited free use of fibre optic BT Broadband wifi.


Parking is free directly behind the apt from 6.30pm till 8.30am Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday. You can also park for free 24hrs on Royal Park Terrace (a very pleasant 15 min walk along Queens Drive)

Otherwise you can park in the Waverley Station car park (200m) Sat nav postcode EH8 8BH, access is from New Street.

Enjoy your temporary home from home,


Guest Access

Come and go as you wish, there is some great nightlife close by and coming home late is not a problem.

Make use of the shared kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, gas hob and electric oven. The shared Bathroom has roomy power shower unit, separate bath and underfloor heating.

Help yourself to Cereals, tea, coffee, milk, juices. There are various breads in the freezer for toast.

Making yourself at home works best for me.

Interaction with Guests

I'm out and about depending on weather, I also lead bike tours around the city. |I know the city well and am happy to suggest places to explore, eat and drink.

The Neighborhood

The Canongate is an area rich in culture and history in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, it forms the lower part of the Royal Mile leading down to the Palace of Holyrood.

The narrow wynds, closes and lanes create a unique atmosphere and excellent local amenities include specialist shops, bars and restaurants.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $62 / night after 2 guests
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a great time staying in Mark's apartment. It was comfortable and relaxed, very central, within walking distance to everywhere and easy to get to and from the airport. The bed is comfortable, the shower hot and we were greeted with a cup of tea on arrival, there is nothing else more we could have wanted! Would definitely stay here again.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying at Mark's. He'(email hidden) and a fun person. We really enjoyed the time we spent with him. And he was very helpful in any way we needed. The apartment was ideal - very attractive and perfect location. Trees and blackbirds' song out the bedroom window, and the Cannongate right there at the front!

    June 2014
  • Only one phrase - Thank You! Thanks for the nice, clean and perfect placed "Home"! Next time in Edinburgh, means next time at yours!

    June 2014
  • Lovely room in a very central part of Edinburgh. Right on canon gate! Mark was very friendly and gave us some good advice on exploring Edinburgh. Free wifi is a plus!

    June 2014
  • It was our first airbnb experience and we had a super time. Mark was a very kind host and helped and gave us some valued tipps for the trip in Scotland. The location is perfect and you can reach everything very easily. The room was large and beautiful, as it is portrayed in the picture.

    June 2014
  • Mark (email hidden)! Very friendly and accommodating. His flat is clean, welcoming with a great shower. The location is great for exploring the city and he had some great tips on where to go. His friend also does bike hire so he really sorted us out! Will be back for sure.

    June 2014
  • Large comfortable sunny room
    Very good location in center town
    Good restaurants not far from the appartment
    Mark is very kind and we were very happy to discuss with him !
    Thank you !

    June 2014
  • I enjoyed my stay immensely at Mark's place! It was clean and large with everything I needed including a hairdryer, towels, and a closet to unpack! The bathroom was very clean and open with heated floor and heated towel rack so my towel was always dry. The location was excellent too. Mark was friendly and available to chat and ask me about my day and/or plans. It was a wonderful stay and I would absolutely stay with Mark again when I return to Edinburgh!!

    June 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had a wonderful trip to Edinburgh and loved our stay with Mark. The room was spacious and clean, with a really comfortable bed. The place is located right in the center of the city, which allowed us to pop in and out. Mark is a friendly and informative host and made us a pot of tea as soon as we arrived. Had a guidebook in the room for us to use as well, which was helpful. Overall it was a relaxing few days and we would definitely stay again.

    May 2014
  • We had a great time in Edinburgh. Mark's very friendly, helpful and laid back and his place is right on the Royal Mile. Perfect location! Big bedroom, comfortable bed and very quiet. Would go back.

    May 2014
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