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Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 130 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful 2 bedroom Apartment overlooking the Historic Royal Mile

This impressive second floor apartment is a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful city of Edinburgh, whether for business or pleasure. This is a lovely apartment which is furnished to a luxurious standard by a leading interior designer. It is within walking distance to all of Edinburgh's attractions, including Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood House. It is also a 10-15 minute walk to Harvey Nichols.

The apartment itself has a very large drawing/dining room (table seats 6) with ornate cornicing, three windows overlooking Edinburgh's most historic street - The Royal Mile. A comprehensive fully functional kitchen with all appliances is accessed from both the hall and the living/dining room.

The master bedroom with super king-size bed, has built in wardrobes and a flat screen TV. The second bedroom has one double and one single bed and both bedrooms benefit from views over The Royal Mile.

A main bathroom with large walk-in shower, wc and heated towel rail, completes the accommodation.

An absolutely stunning property in an absolutely stunning location. Well appointed 2 bedrooms consisting of a super king-size bed in bedroom 1 and two beds (double and single) in bedroom 2. Fully functional kitchen with all mod cons, including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer. The large lounge (20 feet x 20 feet) can be used to host dinner parties and the free WiFi (with unlimited downloads) is great for those who prefer to work on their laptops.

Only 5 minutes walk from Princes Street, a great opportunity to stay in one of Edinburgh's prestige addresses and highly recommended for corporate clients.

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4 people. (can accommodate 5 for additional cost)

Special Events: Edinburgh Festival: This is a stunning flat to stay in during the Edinburgh festival and all festivals and theatres within walking distance

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More Details

Shahid Raza
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Shahid Raza

50 years old, Married with 3 children...

Work as a Chartered Civil Engineer.

I currently stay in Livingston, just outside Edinburgh, where I have been for 40 years.

Shahid Raza purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Shahid Raza chose Old Town

Its gorgeous, central and very large right on the Royal Mile and 5 mins walk to The Castle.

Sit by the window and watch the locals and holidaymakers walk by, singing and performing in the street shows.

What makes this apartment unique

Location... Location... Location!!

Very central, postcode is EH1..

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at this apartment over New Years Eve and what a week !!

We loved staying in this lovely apartment and the views were amazing.

Can't wait to come back soon. Highly recommended but be prepared for the stairs.
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Old Town, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • A main bathroom with large walk in shower and heated towel rail. WC and sink completes the furnishings in the bathroom. Large bathroom mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed
  • The master bedroom with king-size bed, has built in wardrobes and a flat screen TV. The second bedroom has 1 double and 1 single bed. Both bedrooms benefit from views over The Royal Mile.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • ski pass optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
Top 13 Must Do Activities when visiting Edinburgh 1.Edinburgh Castle , Castle Hill, 0131 225 9846 2.Royal Botanic Garden , 20A Inverleith Row, 0131 552 7171 3.Museum of Scotland , Chambers Street, 0131 247 4422 4.Camera Obscura and World of Illusions , Castlehill, The Royal Mile, 0131 226 3709 5.Royal Yacht Britannia , Ocean Terminal Leith, 0131 555 5566 6.National Gallery of Scotland , The Mound, 0131 624 6200 7.Scott Monument , Intersection of Princes Street and Waverly Bridge, 0131 529 4068 8.Royal Mile , Edinburgh Castle to Holyroodhouse Palace, Old Town 9.Holyroodhouse Palace , Holyrood Road, 0131 556 5100 10.Real Mary King’s Close , 2 Warriston’s Close, High Street, 08702 430160 11.Open Top Bus Tour, Waverley Bridge, 0131 220 0770 12.Museum of Edinburgh , 142 Huntly House Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DD 13.John Knox House


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Edinburgh Royal Mile - Parliament Square Apartment
average rating of 4.7625 based on 84 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment in an ideal location for exploring Edinburgh.

Lots of steps up to the apartment and no lift, so possibly not suitable for people with mobility difficulties.

Apartment is stunning and decorated beautifully.

Owner very accomadating with quick response to messages.

Thoroughly reccomended.... I will be returning.

You will not be dissapointed.

  • Review Submitted: 09/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review Lee
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Great location, spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in great location. Always on my list to check if it is available when i travel to Edinburgh and always pleased when manage to get it. The spacious lounge a boost when travelling with two children.

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks James Always great to have you stay.
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Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Located on the Royal Mile, this well-appointed apartment has all the comforts that you need. Centrally located, it is within walking distance to attractions, as well as very close to the bus stop. Nicely updated with modern fixtures, it still retains its historic charm. Shahid Raza was extremely kind, able to assist us with any questions that we had.

I would definitely stay there again, as it was an absolute delight. Thank you for the wonderful stay!

Best regard,


  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for a wonderful review, Joan.
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is close to all of the tourist attractions and within easy reach of Princess Street. The apartment is comfortable and warm. There is an excellent shower, comfortable beds and everything you need in the kitchen. This is our second visit and it is as nice as we remember it. We would recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Edinburgh. A real gem, we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 10/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review Sue. It was a pleasure to have you back again and look forward to seeing you soon. Shahid
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location in the centre of the Royal Mile. The apartment is beautifully furnished; lots of space, comfortable settees and beds, and quiet bedrooms. Plenty of cooking equipment if you feel the need to cook. Lovely to walk straight out of the apartment into the centre of town. Street entertainers can be watched from the window.

We (including 2 x teenagers) loved Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Camera Obscura, Calton Hill, Arthur's Seat and the Royal Yacht Britannia. Easy to walk everywhere apart from the Yacht which is an easy taxi/bus ride away. If you go to the Castle you will benefit from buying a guidebook / headset / going on one of the guided tours provided by the Castle. Holyrood and Britannia both provide free headset tours which are very good.

Transport from the airport - the No 100 bus (get off at Waverley Station) is cheap and marginally closer to the apartment than the tram stop. 5 min walk up a hill, or taxi from the airport cost £20.

Restaurants - Burgers and Beers Grillhouse is situated in the ground floor of the apartment block. Had a fabulous meal (as long as you just want a burger and a drink). The Filling Station is directly across the street; great seating areas, but the meals weren't particularly good for any of us. Gordon's Trattoria is a small restaurant next to this; ambiance was basic, but the food was very good.

Fabulous place to stay. Would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review, Catherine.
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Absolutely fantastic!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying at the apartment and once again it was perfect. Modern and very comfortable, perfect location for exploring. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for coming back Yvette. I am glad all was well with your stay. Shahid
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Edinburgh International
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
All within walking distance
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Rosyth Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Waverly Train Station
Car: not necessary

Close to the world famous Edinburgh Castle (2 min walk), 5-10 mins to Waverly Railway station and bus station.

This property is in the middle of the Royal Mile and within walking distance of Holyrood House (Queen's official Scottish Residence) and The Scottish Parliament.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Old Town, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nightly Rate
19 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
August Festival 2018
30 Jul 2018 - 30 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
31 Jul 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
August Festival 2018
3 Aug 2018 - 28 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
29 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
August Festival 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
2 Sep 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year
27 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
1 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
8 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
8 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
August Festival
31 Jul 2019 - 2 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
Xmas /New Year
26 Dec 2019 - 3 Dec 2020
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$352.94

Please note that prices for special events like Rugby and the Edinburgh Marathon can be provided upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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