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/ St Giles St, on Royal Mile, 200 metres from Edinburgh Castle

St Giles St, on Royal Mile, 200 metres from Edinburgh Castle

St Giles Street is B-listed (a building of importance to national heritage) in the Conservation area of the Royal Mile. This third floor apartment commands a prestigious position on the corner of St Giles Street and The Royal Mile. It provides astounding views of the adjacent St Giles Cathedral and up the Lawnmarket (top end of the Royal Mile) to Edinburgh Castle, 250 metres away.

The apartment is only a few minutes walk from many other major Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Scottish Museum and the National Gallery of Scotland. There is also a copious amount of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops in the immediate area. This apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and is a very comfortable base for your visit to Edinburgh and Scotland.

This is a wonderful south facing corner room with four large windows providing marvellous views of the Royal Mile and the square outside St Giles Cathedral. The room consists of two sofas (one of which converts to a comfortable double bed), a dining table suitable for four people. A beautiful Victorian fireplace with a gas coal effect fire provides additional heat to the electric central heating and creates a wonderful ambience in the room. A widescreen TV is available for entertainment. Guests who have a laptop can also enjoy a free broadband connection either through the supplied cable or by wifi.

This is a lovely double bedroom with a window overlooking St Giles Street. A 5ft wide (150 cm) kingsize with two bedside tables, a large built in wardrobe and chest of drawers provide ample storage space for your possessions.

The kitchen has a large light window overlooking St Giles Street and is equipped with cutlery & crockery for up to four people.


Walk-in shower

Exterior Historical building in the UNESCO site of Edinburgh's Old Town

Additional information:
* Linen & towels are provided.
* Complimentary tea, coffee and milk are provided for your arrival.
* The airport bus drop off point and main railway station are 5 minutes walk.
* This third floor flat will be unsuitable for some people with disabilities as there are only stairs (no lift is available).
* Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the property, including at open windows.

Access Arrangements

A "meet and greet" service is operated , whereby you will be met at a property at a pre-arranged time to give access. Full instructions of this procedure can be found in the secure guest area after a booking has been completed. It is very important that an approximate arrival time is provided before arrival for this process. Entry is from 14:00 onwards but if nobody has booked to depart on your day of arrival it will probably be very suitable for us to give you entry as early as possible. Departure is by 10am (a guaranteed late departure up to 20:00 can be obtained for 50% of that daily rate. Please contact us if you want to utilise this facility and a price will be calculated).

Please note that arrivals after 19:00 will incur a range of late arrival fee.

**LATE ARRIVAL: fees, 19:00 - 22:30 - 15 pounds, 22:31 - 00:00 - 30 pounds and 00:01 - 02:00 - 50 pounds. The latest access can be given is 02:00, otherwise it is given at 08:00 the next day. ESC accept no liability for any costs involved in alternative accommodation for this 6 hour period.

A deposit of 25% is payable on booking and the outstanding balance of the rental price must be received 2 months prior to your arrival date. For bookings made less than eight weeks before your arrival date the whole rental price falls payable at the time of booking. Please note that a separate 200 pounds refundable key/security deposit must be provided prior to arrival. This is rescinded 5 days after departure.

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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 250 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 350 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 250 metres from Bank St. 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 7 days a week 08:00 - 18:30 Mon - Sat, 12:30 - 18:30 Sunday, it is very 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 - 25 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), You can also consider the park & ride options Edinburgh has here :-

Please note these sites have different operators and some have restrictions on the duration a vehicle can be left, please check each specific site description for accurate details & information.

Facilities and amenities

Property facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washer/ Dryer
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • TV
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Pets not allowed
  • Paid parking (indoor)
  • Paid parking (outdoor)
Nearby amenities and recreation
  • Cycle hire
  • Health spa
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Express supermarket
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Café
  • Nightclub
  • Galleries
  • Museum
  • Theatre
  • Internet café


23 Sep 2019

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I have used ESC before and enjoyed the quality of their properties. A fantastic location, the 17th. century Stairmaster was expected as I knew what floor we were on! Convenient location for our bus tours and old town shopping. The meet and greet could have been a little more on time...waited for over an hour to be let in to our apartment. More information in the book would help us North Americans when it comes to running single unit washer/dryers and lighting the gas fireplace but other than that it was good. A broom & dustpan would have been helpful for our daily clean up, but all supplies & groceries were appreciated. Maybe a grocery store map could be included for stocking the fridge. Thanks again and I will recommend you to my friends and family for quality apartment rentals. Thanks Glenn


We had to wait over an hour for entry to our apartment when I had stated between 6 & 6:30, we arrived at 6:15 and it was after 7pm. before we got into the apartment. We were very obvious as we had Canada all over our suitcases and clothing but we had to ask him if he was there for ESC....maybe a jacket or card on a lanyard around his neck would have helped us identify you!

29 Oct 2018

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Tres pro !


Tres bien placé
Propre, calme et confortable

26 Sep 2018

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We had great service from Glenn at ESC, however dealing with "Sparkle Property Mgmt" was not pleasant at all. Not sure if they are part of ESC or not, don't remember dealing with them on past bookings, but we likely won't book again through ESC due to that experience.


We have stayed at this flat before and the location is fantastic, but the flat is getting a bit tired looking. Seems like it needs a really good scrub down.
Didn't find that the flat was well stocked for a week stay either (2 rolls of toilet paper and about 6 sheets of paper towel left!!)

01 Sep 2018

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Everything was perfect. The flat is gorgeously appointed and meticulously maintained.


Beautiful location, unparalleled customer service.

Overall rating

5.0 stars

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

This apartment is an absolute dream for a trip to Edinburgh. The view of St. Giles right outside your window, and the castle out another, is breathtaking! Walkable to absolutely everything. We would look out our window and people would look up at us in envy, it is that prime of a spot on the Royal Mile! The decorating in the apartment was beautiful and modern, but still felt classic in a classic old building. The stairs were a bit tiring but worth every step to be able to have a place this close to everything and SO beautiful! We slept soundly every night. Also loved that we could enjoy a nice fire in the fireplace! Would love to stay here again someday!

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