About This Listing
A spectacular apartment, ideal for couples, friends and families. A 15 minute walk to the Old Town and 25 minute walk from the New Town. Surrounded by Edinburgh's best cafes, pubs, bars, restaurants and bakeries.
A PERFECT HOLIDAY APARTMENT FOR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND SMALL GROUPS:
Thanks for looking at The Rorro', our beautiful apartment in Edinburgh!
The Rorro' is a first floor, two bedroom, recently refurbished apartment, at the heart of Bruntsfield, one of Edinburgh's most dynamic quarters - a 20 minute walk (5 minute bus ride) from Edinburgh's bustling city centre.
The our fantastic apartment has a large, bright living room, two big double bedrooms, a modern bathroom, fully equipped galley-kitchen, and a private dining room that seats six guests. A comfortable double sofa bed in the lounge can sleep two additional guests.
The apartment is surrounded boutique shops, bars, eateries, cafes, restaurants for all budgets, and (reputedly) Scotland's oldest pub.
We are just two minutes from the Meadows - an expansive park overlooking Edinburgh Castle, a picturesque walking route into town, and the best place to view the Festival and New Year Fireworks.
We can't wait to hear from you and look very much forward to meeting you on arrival.
Thanks for looking!
Gavin and Lucie
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
Free high-speed wifi,
Fresh bed linen & towels,
Heating, hot water & electricity,
Two sets of keys,
A welcome-pack (of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk).
WE WILL MEET YOU IN PERSON ON ARRIVAL:
Airbnb is a wonderful way to meet interesting people, and it means a lot to us to know that you have arrived safely.
Simply let us know your arrival time and it will be our pleasure to welcome you in person and answer any questions you have.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR HOME:
The living room has: impressive 13-foot walls; a vast bay window; beautiful cornicing and ceiling roses; traditional woodwork; a recently upgraded gas fire; new comfortable sofas; a flat-screen, HD television, DVD player and an I-pod docking station.
Two double bedrooms each with: new mattresses; huge windows; black-out curtains; mirrors; side lamps; and storage space.
All beds are made up with fresh linen for your arrival.
A fully equipped galley-kitchen with: electric fan oven; a 4-ring gas hob; dishwasher; and a complete crockery set for x6 guests.
Our separate dining room seats 6 guests with an extendable table and side-board.
The bathroom includes: a full size bath and shower; a lit mirror; and ample storage space.
LINEN AND LAUNDRY
All beds are made with fresh linen for your arrival. A bath, hand and face-towel are provided for each guest.
We have a washing machine and tumble dryer too.
TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN:
BABY SITTING (£20/ hour):
We have two fully qualified, wonderful friends from one of Edinburgh's most prestigious day-care groups who would be delighted to baby sit children of all ages.
If you fancy a night out or day away, please let us know!
TRAVEL COT & HIGH CHAIR
To help you minimise your luggage, a high chair
travel cot (with fresh sheets) can be provided free of charge.
If you require additional services, please do not hesitate to ask.
Let our charming driver Paul meet you on arrival at Edinburgh Airport or Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station and chauffeur you by Mercedes to the apartment.
Transfers can be arranged at the time of booking or once your reservation has been confirmed:
One way: £35
OUR OTHER HOMES IN EDINBURGH
In total, we have three fantastic apartments in Edinburgh. For pictures and information, click on our profile page to see them!
OUR HOLIDAY HOME IN THE HIGHLANDS
Why not visit the Scottish Highlands and stay at our stunning, family holiday-home, My Ben Rye - overlooking Loch Tay, at the heart of Scotland.
For pictures and information, click on our profile page and look at our other listings!
Return guests, or guests booking to stay at two or more of our homes receive a 10% discount each return or second booking!
Interaction with Guests
HOW MUCH INTERACTION WILL YOU HAVE WITH US?
It is entirely up to you!
Airbnb is an amazing way to meet interesting people like you. We are genuinely interested in making sure you enjoy our home and our hometown.
We value meeting guests on arrival. It is a great chance for us to explain all the important things such as how to use the heating, keys and how to contact us if you have any questions.
We live a few kilometres away, but we are often in the area so please don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.
We will make sure you have our contact details, as well as those of our wonderful housekeeper, Jan. We encourage you contact us by telephone, email or through airbnb, before during and after your stay.
Whether you need some local knowledge, a table reservation or some company for a coffee or a beer, we are here for you.
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE:
Bruntsfield is a trendy part of Edinburgh, home to many families and young professionals. The Rorro' is only 5 minutes by bus, or 20 minutes on foot, from Edinburgh's City Centre.
The apartment is surrounded boutique shops, bars and eateries. From bakeries, to chocolatiers, German, Swedish and French cafes, phenomenal breakfast and brunch places, an array of restaurants for all budgets, bars that open onto the streets in summer, and (reputedly) Scotland's oldest pub.
We are only 2 minutes from the Meadows - an expansive park overlooking Edinburgh Castle and a picturesque walking route into town, also the best to view the Festival and New Year Fireworks, or enjoy a summer BBQ.
HOW CAN I GET ABOUT THE CITY?
The Rorro' is conveniently located for all the main bus routes into Edinburgh City Centre. Just outside the door you will find the stop for bus numbers 11, 15 and 16 into town. The bus costs £1.50, and takes 5 minutes into the city centre.
Alternatively, the walk into town from us is between 20 and 25 minutes depending where you are heading. It is a beautiful walk through some of Edinburgh's finest green spaces. We are always happy to point you in the right direction.
ARRIVING BY CAR IN EDINBURGH:
Guests arriving by car, but not necessarily wishing to use the car during their stay, can make use of our free parking guide, available in the guest book at check-in. Free parking can be found a 5 minute drive from the apartment.
On street parking is available Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:30pm, outside the apartment for up to 4 hours at £1/ hour. On street parking is free from Monday - Friday after 5:30pm until 8:30am the following morning. On street parking is free on Saturday and Sunday.
Don't worry - we will email all these details and more after you confirm your booking, but we are glad you read this far!
Thanks for looking,
Gavin and Lucie
We really only ask two things of our guests:
1. We love our neighbours! Even though you don't know them - please try to love them too. Enjoy your stay as much as possible, but please respect those above, beside and below you. Thanks so much.
2. We also love our cleaning lady with all our hearts. She is a kind and wonderful woman who takes great pride in her work. Please respect her and try not to leave a hectic mess or dirty dishes when you go.
That is pretty much it.
Thanks so much for your consideration.
It means a lot to us all.
The flat was very nice, clean and had everything we needed. It has good size for four people.
Gavin was very helpful and gave us a map with thing he recommended. He even took us to Arthur's Chair on his car. The apartment is well located with stores and restaurants. The bus stop is just a couple minutes away. The old town is 20 minutes away by bus.
Wonderful apartment, really well equipped, every available amenity, very comfortable.
Met by our host Gavin who was friendly and extremely helpful. He gave us a good introduction to the property and the local area.
We had a great time in Edinburgh over the three days we were there and would happily return to stay here again, good value for money.
The flat is really good and the pictures are an accurate representation of it. Gavin is a really nice guy. He was waiting for us in the flat and gave us all the tourist tips, which were really good. In sum, it is 120% recommended to book here!
This flat was perfect for us. The living room is one of the cosiest we've ever been in and spent a great time around the fireplace.
Lucie and Gavin are amazing and made us feel welcomed and "safe" from the first message sent.
We can't wait to come back!
It was a fantastic time in Edinburgh. Gavin came to welcome us in a very warm way. The apartment is amazing...very clean and sweet smelling.
We had a delicious time sitting by the fireplace with a good wine and our children had a delicious night, dreaming with angels at a comfortable bed!
We will be back!
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About the Host, Gavin & Lucie
Hello and thanks so much for checking out our profile,
We like to think that we are positive spirited, young, courteous and mildly interesting people from the beautiful city of Edinburgh - a place we cannot wait for you to get to know!
We love to travel and have been fortunate to visit, live, study and work in various parts of our exciting world. Since moving back to Edinburgh, we both decided to try hosting on airbnb - and here we are, almost three years later.
As guests and hosts, airbnb has brought so many interesting people into our lives and has changed our opinions about travel. We can't wait to meet you, and really hope you will love our homes, city and country!
Thanks for visiting and happy travels!
Gavin and Lucie