The West Port Apartment

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

The Space

1 Bedroom Apartment on the 1st floor (access by stairs). Recently refurbished.
Practical and comfortable furnishings.

Check in after 14:00, check-out before 12:00, but we can be flexible to suit our guests. Bag drop from 09:00 if required.

Bright living room with 1 sofa bed, Freeview TV and DVD. Dining area for 4. Open kitchen (4 hotplates, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle).

1 Bedroom with 1 double bed.

1 Bath/shower/WC with heated towel rail

Towels and bed linen provided
Electric Central Heating
High Chair and Cot available free on request
Washing Machine/ Dryer
Iron and ironing board
Access to internet: Wifi (free)

Welcome pack provided: toilet rolls, washing up liquid, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, fruit juice, fruit.

Traditional tenement building in Old Town, central and lively location. Near shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Secure entry system.

Metered parking on adjacent streets Mon-Sat (phone number hidden) (free outside those hours)
Long Stay Car Park on Castle Terrace: 300m
Unrestricted Area: 2.4km (1.5mi)

Edinburgh Castle 750m (0.5mi)
Princes St 750m (0.5mi)
National Museum 650m (0.4mi)
Royal Mile (St. Giles Cathedral) 750m (0.5mi)
Parliament/Holyrood House/Park 1.9km (1.2mi)
Edinburgh International Conference Centre 650m (0.4mi)

Other Distances
Grocers 77m
Banking Machine 100m (0.1mi)
Restaurant 95m
Bus Stop 10m
Airport Bus (Shandwick Pl) 850m (0.5mi)
Train Station (Haymarket) 1.2km (0.7mi)
Train Station (Waverley) 1.3km (0.8mi)

Please note: These are approximate distances based on walking routes. Driving routes may be longer.

Key Collection
Personal Greeter - Flexible arrival time.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Clean room, and many kitchen utensils were available. Comfortable bed for two with a big window with lots of natural light. The apartment has many condiments ready so we did not need to buy many ingredients when cooking (butter, salt, pepper, etc...) They even had shampoo and body soap ready for us w/ towels as well. There is a super market less than a minute away. Definitely a great place to stay.

    March 2014
  • We love Edinburgh. Eric is very receptive and helpful. The apartment is in the center near restaurants, markets, pubs, tourist places and main station. It has everything you could need in the kitchen, living room and bedroom. It has a wonderful view of Edinburgh Castle. We really enjoyed being in this place.

    March 2014
  • We had a very good time in Edinburgh staying in Eric and Marion's flat. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a nice bath and shower with loads of hot water. The flat is very conveniently situated just off the Grassmarket and only about a 10 minute walk from the main sights. Being so central does mean that it was a bit noisy outside on the Saturday night but the bedroom is at the back and very quiet with no traffic noise. I can thoroughly recommend it.

    February 2014
  • Having never before visited Edinburgh, I can't think of a better first impression then walking into the beautiful West Port Apartment and being so warmly welcomed by Marion.
    The location of the apartment was fantastic; spitting distance from the castle, Grassmarket and a host of great local pubs and coffee shops. Travelling to and from the airport is also a breeze with a few bus routes to choose from, all of which are only a short walk away.
    The apartment itself was homely and cosy, making the evening's we spent in cooking and sheltering from the cold a pleasure. The flat and its contents provided us with everything we could have needed and we were left wanting for nothing. Crucially, everything was impeccably clean and easy to operate.
    All in all, our visit to Edinburgh was hugely enhanced by the West Port and it's owners and I can't recommend it enough.

    February 2014
  • Great flat in a great location! The flat was perfect for a weekend away to watch the rugby! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to visit Edinburgh. Eric and Marion were great hosts and I hope to go back very soon!

    February 2014
  • An absolutely perfect apartment with the loveliest hosts. Everything you could possibly need, clean, centrally located, and homey. Marion was wonderful with letting me in, showing me around and giving me some tips on places to check out. I highly recommend to anyone in Edinburgh, and will definitely be returning. Thank you for a magical experience!

    January 2014
  • My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights in this lovely apartment in late January 2014. Marion met us at the apartment and she is a delightful lady to speak with and was extremely friendly and helpful.

    The apartment is absolutely perfect for a couple visiting Edinburgh. It is a minute walk to Grassmarket where there are some great pubs and restaurants and just 5 minutes away (uphill as is all of Edinburgh) to the Royal Mile, the castle and many more places to enjoy food and drink.

    The apartment is also large enough to stay in and enjoy when the inevitable Scottish weather descends.

    All in all a perfect place to stay with lovely hosts and I will definitely look to come back again. Thanks!!

    January 2014
  • Eric and Marion's place was fantastic. Great central location very easy to get around. Eric and Marion were really easy to communicate with and Marion even met us on arrival. Had a really enjoyable weekend up in Edinburgh. Would recommend Eric and Marion's place to anybody heading to Edinburgh. Cheers.....

    January 2014
  • This is a lovely apartment, and is well located for visiting the city. It's a friendly and welcoming space, and we very quickly felt at home. We stayed over 2 cold January days, but the flat was toasty throughout.

    Marion met us at the apartment as we arrived, and she was incredibly friendly and helpful. As the apartment was free on our checkout day, she suggested that we could checkout whenever suited us that day, rather than at the usual time, which was super helpful.

    Overall, if we were to come back to Edinburgh again, this would be the place we would stay.

    January 2014
  • Eric and Marion's apartment in Edinburgh was perfect. The location was excellent, right in the centre of town with bus stop right outside (though walking everywhere from the apartment was just as manageable). The apartment was very clean and spacious and they were very understandable when our plane was delayed also. Communication and check in/check out was very easy. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others!

    January 2014
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