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The exterior of Royal Mile Mansions. It used to be a department store. C and J Brown's?Spacious and light front room with extensive views up the Royal Mile. The windows on the right are the ones with the lights on in the main (first) photo. We now also have a piano here (see other photos).
Massive flat, phenomenal views, weird antiques!
Massive flat, phenomenal views, weird antiques!
9 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
9 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath

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This is a marmite flat that some will love and some hate. It is a large, characterful flat with a lot of old antique furniture and ancient four poster, an sleigh bed and a double put-me-up bed. It is set only yards away from one of Scotland's busiest and noisiest streets.
Neither the bathroom nor the kitchen are modern. There is no television, but there are hundreds of books a dodgy old grand piano and a guitar.
The views up and down the Royal Mile are stunning.

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Family/kid friendly
Doorman
Kitchen
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds, 1 couch
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 7PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM
Cancellations
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Nicole User Profile
January 2018
Maxwell's flat is exactly as described! We loved the multilevel layout and the furnishings, books, art were so interesting! We stayed up til 240am just to look at books. It was great having the piano and guitar to play. It was noisy (as advertised) during Hogmanay but honestly we…

Robert User Profile
December 2017
You could not find a flat with a more central location in Edinburgh. It is a very large two-bedroom apartment with a living room and eating area overlooking the Royal Mile and the Old College. It is filled with books and art - quirky (as advertised) and very comfortable. The h…
Maxwell User Profile
Response from Maxwell:
You and yours were a genuine delight, I hope you will see the flat as your Edinburgh base, and myself as someone who will enjoy being of service. Best Mm
December 2017

Sean User Profile
October 2017
Terrific flat with a magnificent collection of historic books, art, and curios. The location at the heart of the bustling Royal Mile simply couldn't be better, so long as you don't mind the sounds of the street. Perfect for one night or as a longer base for visiting Edinburgh and…

Brian User Profile
September 2017
Maxwell's flat is in a great, bustling location. The flat is full of interesting items and you can tell there is a story behind each of them. Maxwell graciously shared his time with us when we arrived to share some of those stories. When we stayed, there was a bagpiper and then …

Karen User Profile
August 2017
It will be a rare opportunity to live in the middle of the action on such a lively street which is so close to everything! There are so many artifacts to gaze upon it will surely keep you busy!

Amanda User Profile
July 2017
Simply an amazing stay in a storied flat with a great storyteller of a host, overlooking the royal mile, surrounded by endless museums, great restaurants and stunning architectural beauty. Couldn't ask for more!
Maxwell User Profile
Response from Maxwell:
Please come back, especially with the kids
July 2017

Stephen User Profile
July 2017
We stayed in the flat for our trip and it exceeded our expectations. The flat was centrally located on the royal mile. The views from the dining area out were magnificent and great for people watching. The apartment itself was spacious and the bedrooms were well located for two c…

Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in August 2014
Maxwell User Profile
64 year old retired school teacher. Writes a little for the press. Interests include sailing and whales.
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