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.
Interior layout LOUNGE/DRAWING ROOM
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.
Exterior Historical building in the UNESCO site of Edinburgh's Old Town
* 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.
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.
Accessibility statement This property is not suitable for anyone who has difficulty navigating stairs as there are many of them to get to the third floor and there is no lift within this historic building.