Great Central Flat
Shahid's flat was excellently placed right on the Royal Mile so in the thick of everything that was going on at the Edinburgh Fringe. It was great to sit and have breakfast with all the activity right outside the window. For those who like their sleep, the bedrooms are situated at the rear of the building so well away from the revelry that continues late into the night! Definitely recommended as a place to stay in Edinburgh
Ian from Nottingham on 31/08/2015
A jewel in Edinburghs crown
We couldn't have wished for a better location within the beautiful City of Edinburgh for visiting the Fringe/ Festival. What a welcome we received - we opened the fridge to see a bottle of sparling vino, smoked salmon, oatcakes, bottle of milk, tea/coffee in the kitchen etc. Jane couldn't have been more helpful; she was determined that we wanted for nothing....and we didn't!
Every event we had booked was entirely walkable, we never set foot on any public transport - apart from the train which brought us from near Hull. Even the journey from the railway station was walkable - with considerable baggage too for a nine night stay. Our journey to the flat took us through the gorgeous old town, a bustling international spectacle. The meadows was right at the bottom of the road where the flat was located, a huge expanse of grass, great for kids who are footie fans, no shortage of space to kick a football around at all. A little walk beyond took us to Edinburgh Castle and a night at the Tattoo - lovely!
The flat had everything we needed to feel like you weren't actually staying in a rental property - it somehow felt like home. Beautifully presented and squeaky clean, it appeared to combine all the mod cons with tradition perfectly. Easily spacious enough for a family of four, even with one son at 6 foot 4! No shortage of supermarkets - one within five minutes walk in every direction virtually - a co op, Sainsburys, Tesco etc etc. Victor Hugo, a famous deli was virtually on our doorstep too and wandering past it almost felt you were transported to Paris - probably attributable to the fact our stay was combined with fantastic weather!.
Would we go back? When the list of events comes out next year for the Festival and Fringe, our fingers will hit the keyboard. Thanks to Jane, Lenore and Janet for making our holiday a truly rememorable one ;)
Jayne from East Yorkshire on 31/08/2015
Excellent location with easy access to City
The flat had everything we needed and was located in a suburb close to regular bus and train services into the City. We had no problem getting home after late shows. The agents were very efficient and friendly.
S Rochester from Birmingham UK on 31/08/2015
Good central flat
The apartment was well located with good facilities pleasantly furnished with secure parking. We enjoyed our stay and would use again if in Edinburgh.
Colley from Nottingham on 30/08/2015
Great well equipped apartment
A great very well equipped apartment. The rooms were spacious, clean and exactly as described. The kitchen was very well equipped with all utensils required for most cooking and baking tasks. The greeter, Geoff, was very helpful and friendly. The location is very convenient with easy walking access to the royal mile, castle and other popular locations.
Bradley from Kent on 29/08/2015
I cant tell you much about this flat as I sat looking out of the window for much of my stay :) but seriously - communication with owners was great. They met us and explained how everything worked. They left us some tea and milk etc which made us feel at home right away. They also left us maps and a guide to the fringe festival and local restaurants etc. 4 mins walk to the number 10 bus and 10 mins walk to Asda and a fishmongers. Secure underground parking for two cars however we only had one clicker to open the gate. Also we only got 2 sets of keys and another set would have been handy. Everything worked and instructions were clear. We were well prepared as practised self caterers but it was nice that washing up/cleaning supplies had been left including dishwasher tablets, tea towels. Owners seemed to have made a real effort to supply us with things we may have forgotten. Beds were comfy, showers were good, bath is a nice size. An amazing flat that exceeded our expectations.Hope to return soon.
Fiona from Sheffield on 26/08/2015
Great central location
Nice flat, clean and tidy, fine for a family of 4, great location for the tattoo and the fringe. Staff were helpful and accommating. Only potential drawback is that it is on the third floor!
JAD from Scotland on 26/08/2015
Well Appointed Residence
The location of this flat was perfect for us (family with one child). The apartment was beautifully furnished on a quiet street not too far from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh. Nice restaurants and cafes nearby made our stay a very pleasant one. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the city.
J.Lin from Singapore on 26/08/2015
Excellently located top floor flat
Bright and warm flat as was the help and welcome given by the owner, walking distance of city centre and good range of shops and restaurants, marvellous views from this 4th floor flat, excellent new dishwasher and modern washer/drier though instructions would have been useful as we never managed to dry any clothing on the dry cycle and the dishwasher on eco took 3+ hours! Plenty of kitchen equipment though did turn out old food in cupboards with use by dates up to 5 years out! Bathrooms functional but 70s/80s style, need stronger bulbs , water pressure just adequate. Flat was clean but bedroom and hall carpet is old and heavily stained, beds very comfortable though 16 year old got hand trapped opening futon bed and needed 2 of us to free him, He just slept on it unopened after that. Adequate wardrobe space but better if owner's clothing was removed. Instructions on what to do with rubbish would be useful though we worked it out and should have asked perhaps. We all suffered from allergic symptoms during out stay, might have been the feather duvets or perhaps a cat used to live in the flat? TV is tiny old portable and dongle wouldn't work with our internet provider. Despite a few reservations the flat is and excellent base for visit to Edinburgh in a quiet street and we had a good stay.
PJMPMc from Teesside on 26/08/2015
Home from home
Really can't recommend this apartment highly enough.
We visited for The Fringe and the location is perfect. It's a pleasant 20 min stroll into town or theres a bus stop right outside.
There's also a shopping centre over the road with a sainsburys and m&s for all your essentials.
The flat itself is lovely and cosy with a huge squashy sofa to chill out on, comfy beds and great powerful shower.
Thanks for a lovely stay, I would definitely return
Lisa from Bristol on 26/08/2015