The Thistle Apt, 250 metres to Princes Street



There are three options to get from Edinburgh airport to the city centre, all take approx 30-35 minutes. The main rail station Waverley is approx 500 metres from the apt.

1. Edinburgh trams, approx every 8-10 mins (Sunday 12-15 mins), right outside terminal, the nearest drop off point for the apt is the Princes St stop which is approx 300 metres away. Cost 8.50 pounds for adults and 4.50 pounds for children for a RETURN journey.

2. Airport express bus, every 15 minutes right outside terminal building, drop off point on Waverley Bridge approx 500 metres from apt. Costs 7.50 pounds per person for a RETURN journey.

3. Taxi, many can be found right outside the terminal building and will cost 15 - 20 pounds for a one way journey. However a taxi will drop you off right outside the property you have booked.


Street parking is enforced Mon Sat 08:00 - 18:30, it is expensive and inflexible as you can only stay in one spot for a few hours.

There are many city centre car parks to choose from, you can use these for a short time or full days which cost approx 16 pounds or more or enter the postcode of the property you have booked into this website

Alternatively if you do not plan your use your car much, (Edinburgh is a relatively small city centre and is much better explored on foot), leave your car in a well lit residential street outside the restricted city centre, the whole operation should take approx 30 minutes. Alternatively, the return journey in a taxi from an unrestricted area (approx 2.5 km) would be less than one days parking charges. Information on the best areas for this can be provided.

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Facilities and amenities

Property facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Pets not allowed
Nearby amenities and recreation
  • Golf [3 km]
  • Health spa
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Nightclub
  • Galleries
  • Museum


03 Apr 2019

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I experienced some issues with the booking agent , they resolved it and kept me fully informed. I was met at the property in good time and shown all the facilities the property had


excellent location, you could not be any closer to local bars and restaurants.
lovely apartment , clean , fully equipped with all that you could require

01 Nov 2018

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Réservation et prise en charge de l'appartement facile et ponctuelle.
appartement conforme aux attentes, propre et joliment décoré, cosy et confortable. Literie excellente. Localisation pratique pour visiter Edinburgh et ses alentours via la gare à 10 mn.


service et appartement conforme à nos attentes, voir descriptif précédent. Les salles de douche, suites parentales sont joliment équipées et arrangées.

14 Sep 2018

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Excellent availability to answer questions


Facilities not for 4 (chairs, eating and cooking)
just about enough for 3 ,
Small toilet in hall

Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 1 review(s)

  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
  • Price/Value 5.0 stars

Thistle Suite was everything we had hoped for and more. Excellent City Centre location ideal for walking to Edinburgh's many attraction. The two en suite bedrooms were perfect and the stunning interior made for a memorable stay.
We would recommend this spacious and well kept apartment to anyone planning to visit Edinburgh, we will be back soon !

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