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St Giles St, Royal Mile, 200 metres from Castle

Registration: E-70359-P


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 non functioning Victorian fireplace adds character to 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

EPC rating: F

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).
* No lift is available.
* Strictly no parties - Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 08:00 to respect neighbouring properties.
* 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. Formal entry is from 14:00 onwards. if your arrival is before this time we will endeavour to provide access but this cannot be guaranteed . Departure is by 10am, if a late departure is required we endeavour to provide one when possible, if a booking is made to arrive on the day of departure(this could occur only the day before), the property must be vacated by 10am. A guaranteed late departure can only be achieved by booking to depart the day after. Please advise if you want to add this to your booking.

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.

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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 South St Davids St approx 300 metres from St Giles. 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.

  • Paid parking (indoor)
  • Paid parking (outdoor)

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Independently rated: 100%
The percentage of all customers leaving a review on who rated the product either 'good' or 'excellent' based on 4 user reviews of St Giles St, Royal Mile, 200 metres from Castle
04 Nov 2021

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Service Feefo rating: single plus

Everything worked well. My only complaint was the initial requirement for ID verification, e.g. picture of driving licence plus a utility bill. I would have cancelled the booking if they insisted on having this as I believe this is too dangerous to provide as organised criminals could steal my identity if the system was hacked. Fortunately, communication with the main provider, Edinburgh Self-Catering resolved the situation.

Product Feefo rating: double plus

Everything was as expected

15 May 2019

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Service Feefo rating: double plus

Booking simple and straightforward.
Likewise payment.
Stairs were a problem - steep stone steps and lots of them.
Wouldn't have booked if I'd known about them.
We loved the flat. It was very attractive, freshly decorated. Well equipped and immaculately clean.
A rubber mat for the shower is a pretty basic requirement, surely.
The location is stunning, St Giles one way and the castle the other.
Ideal rental for the younger and fitter.

Product Feefo rating: single plus

I just d in box on previous page

16 Mar 2019

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Service Feefo rating: double plus

The apartment on the Royal Mile was everything! Gorgeous and spotless with a wonderful location. When our flights home we’re can, customer service went out of the way to accommodate us! I highly recommend this company and their apartments!

Product Feefo rating: double plus

Everything was wonderful!

12 Jun 2018

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Service Feefo rating: single plus

The location was perfect. The apartment could use some work, especially the floors. The service was great. All-in-all, it was as worth it.

Product Feefo rating: double plus

The purchase process was easy and seamless. Their security deposit was refunded promptly

Our response

Thank you so much for leaving this positive review.

We are glad that you liked our booking service and enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate your feedback and we will let the owner know.
We hope to having you staying with us again the future.

Kindest Regards,
The Edinburgh Address


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