Born in MIlan,Italy grow up in Newport Beach ,California and been living in the Uk for the last 15 years in London and Edinburgh with Django his 8yo Chihuahua
Four of us spent a long weekend here over new year at and it was absolutely perfect. The flat is in a brilliant location and within easy walking distance of the city centre. Stefano was a fantastic host, going above and beyond our expectations - the flat was clean and spacious but it was the little touches that made our stay. We had food in the fridge, umbrellas for when it rained and all the necessitites we couldn't fit in our suitcases (towels, hairdryer, toiletries). Stefano was easy to contact leading up to and during our stay, I really couldn't recommend this flat highly enough!
Stefano's apartment was in a superb location to enjoy the Fringe. We stayed late August 2013 and had a brilliant time.
The apartment is very spacious and clean, with plenty of bedding, towels etc. Stefano provided some essentials in the cupboards and fridge which were extremely welcome, and meant we were not rushing out to find a shop when we first arrived.
We did not need to contact Stefano much when we were there as we found all of the information he had provided in the apartment to be detailed and more than sufficient. When we did need to contact him he was really fast at replying via email with detailed responses.
We were not disturbed by any noise from other apartments or the street. The only thing I would say is that you can hear really easily between the kitchen area and the bedrooms of the apartment. This really wasn't a problem for us as we all slept and got up at the same time. There is a lounge completely separate from the sleeping areas/kitchen where adults could easily sit and noise would not travel if kids were asleep.
Overall we couldn't fault the apartment - it met our needs perfectly, and Stefano was really welcoming and helpful. His little dog is adorable too!
We wouldn't hesitate to go back.
We stayed here recently with another couple for the Fringe festival and were really happy with our choice! Stefano was so accommodating and had ensured even the smallest things were thought of. The apartment is quite spacious and each bedroom is large with very warm duvets (good if you visit during winter). Excellent location – walking distance to the city centre but on a quiet street. We would definitely stay here again next time we return to Edinburgh.
Hi All. I recently spent a fabulous week in stefano's apartment and would recommend it whole heartedly. The area is fantastic. Close to the old town and plenty of great restaurants nearby.
Stefano was an amazing host. Nothing was too much trouble for him to make our stay comfortable and convenient.
There are a few stairs to deal with to get to the apartment but they are worth the minor effort and are rewarded by a great view of the castle and Edinburgh
I thoroughly recommend a stay here
Location was good.
Stefano is the perfect 'host'. Replied to emails promptly, we arrived early and he was there, the place was spotless with milk, bagels and orange juice. All very welcome the day after we experienced Edinburgh nightlife!
The location is also (after very initial 'worries') great. 5 minutes walk from an area with great cafes/delis, bars and shops and 10-15 from the Centre.
Criticisms - not really, but expect basic and functional decor and a very slight student feel. I was transported to my days as a northern undergraduate a bit, but quite frankly that had its charm as well.
Would I choose here as a romantic base, probably not, but as a place for 2 couples, it was great.
We had a lovely stay in Edinburgh - Stefano could not have been a more helpful or hospitable host. He replied promptly and nothing was too much trouble for him. The flat was nice and we very much appreciated the well stocked fridge/cupboards! A great location approx 15 min walk from the main train station and Prince's St and with some good cafes/restaurants closeby. Would happily stay here again.
Stefano's flat was a great base for a family reunion in Edinburgh - good views all the way down to the water of Leith, clean, characterfully decorated, in a great location, big enough to sleep four comfortably and spacious enough to allow for visitors staying nearby. Stefano was very helpful on arrival and offers good advice and recommendations if you don't know Edinburgh. Stefano was flexible with check in and out and provided tea, coffee, juice and breakfast cereals. A good place to stay.
This apartment worked out so perfectly for our first trip to Edinburgh. It is only a ten minute walk from Princes Street and walking distance from everything you want to see in Edinburgh. There are restaurants and cafes right near the apartment and it was so accessible for everything. We had a great time and Stefano was so helpful throughout the whole process. He left us towels, linens, food, and drinks and was accessible by mobile the entire time we were there. The flat was clean and perfect for a weekend trip with more than enough room for 5 people. Stefano, the location, and the apartment all made our first trip to Edinburgh extremely great!
Our stay in Edinburgh was lovely. Stefano's apt. was very spacious and comfortable, even with 4 of us staying there. He was accommodating with our check-in/out times, provided a stocked fridge which we didn't even ask for - it was a blessing since we arrived so early in the morning. He even gave us access to his wifi which allowed us to keep in contact with family back in Canada. Anything we needed, he provided. It was only a 15 min walk to Princes St. - his place was in a great spot. I would definitely recommend this apt. for anyone heading to Edinburgh. Overall our host was super nice and provided a great place to stay.
Excellent guest! Very quick replies to messages. Tidy and left the flat spotless - thank you