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Davie Street Apartment

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Overall rating

5 stars
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Sleeps 2 (+2) 1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

One of Edinburgh Flats favourites for its great living space is this 1 bedroom apartment in the south of the city centre. Well within walking distance of the city centre and ideally located for all festival related activities. Our Davie Street accommodation is on split on 2 levels (lower and mezzanine). One the lower level you have a generously sized living,kitchen and WC. This areas gives you plenty of room to relax and make yourself at home after a busy day exploring. On the mezzanine level you have as Superking bed and ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Quality furnishings and designer fittings throughout make this property a really great find. As this property is accessed via stairs only it will not be suitable for mobility disability.

Interior Layout:
Spacious and bright kitchen/ living room with 1 sofa bed, high ceiling.
Well equipped open kitchen with dining area for 4.
1 downstairs cloakroom and WC with heated towel rail.

Facilities
Towels and linen provided
Gas central heating
Washing machine/ Dryer
Iron and Ironing board
Access to internet: Wifi (free)

Exterior
Victorian primary school building recently converted into luxury apartments. Central location next to shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Close to the University, National Museum, Festival Theatre and major Fringe venues.

Parking
Allocated parking for one car in secure private car park.

Distance
Edinburgh Castle 1.4km (0.9mi)
Princes St 1.3km (0.8mi)
National Museum 800m (0.5mi)
Royal Mile 800m (0.5mi)
Parliament/ Holyrood Palace/ Park 1.5km (0.9mi)
Festival Theatre 350m (0.2mi)
Royal Commonwealth Pool 1km (0.6mi)

Other Distances
Supermarket 230m (0.1mi)
Bank machine 230m (0.1mi)
Restaurant 110m
Bus stop 88m
Airport Bus (Waverley Bridge) 1.1km (0.7mi)
Train Station (Waverley) 1km (0.6mi)

Please note: These are approximate distances based on walking routes. Driving routes may be longer.

Key Collection
Personal Greeter
Check in/checkout fees apply as follows:
(to be paid with final balance before arrival):
Late Arrival between 22:00-24:00 - £40.00 (please call to arrange arrivals after 24:00 prior to booking)
Early check in between 12.00-15.00 - £40.00 (subject to availability)
Late Check out between 10.00 - 12.00 - -£40.00 (subject to availability)


Terms and Conditions: https://www.edinburgh-flats.com/guest-terms-conditions/

Please note that the terms and conditions for this property also include the following points:

* The property must be left in a neat and tidy condition, all rubbish removed, all crockery, pots, pans etc washed and returned to the cupboards. Extra charges apply to properties requiring additional cleaning after departure.
* Taxes and all utilities included in the price
* Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to arrival or immediately after booking if booking is within 6 weeks of arrival date
* Final balance can be taken by UK debit card, bank transfer or credit card.
* This is a no smoking property and not suitable for pets.
* A refundable damages deposit of £250 is required prior to arrival.
* A £30 surcharge is payable for use of the sofa bed.
* Internet is offered as a courtesy of the landlord and quality of service cannot be guaranteed. It is intended to be available at all times but from time to time, internet connections become slow or unavailable and the disruption is beyond our control. We do not accept any responsibility for this disruption.

1 bedroom with 1 super kingsize bed

Living room with sofa bed - Extra charge of £30 for sofa bed for more than 2 guests, (must elect sofa bed option when booking).

Victorian primary school building recently converted into luxury apartments. Central location and close to many amenities

Location

Parking

Allocated parking for one car in secure private car park

Facilities

At the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge/ Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Pets not allowed
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Wifi
  • Designated/ Private parking
  • Personal meet & greet available

Nearby

  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Gym
  • Leisure centre
  • Shops
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants [110m]
  • Health spa
  • Café
  • Car hire
  • Cycle paths
  • Galleries
  • Internet café
  • Museum [800m]
  • Nightclub
  • Theatre [350m]
  • Supermarket [230m]
  • Parking

Great for

Adventure , Business , City , Family

Reviews

Overall rating

5.0 stars

Based on 34 review(s)

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

A characterful little gem of a flat, which couldn't be more ideally located. Everything from the train station to bars, restaurants, and supermarkets are within a short walk, and anything further afield can be reached from one of the nearby bus stops. Yet somehow, in spite of being in such a busy and popular part of the city, it manages to remain quiet too, with barely any traffic or other noise from the street outside. More surprisingly is that the whole flat worked out as being around the same price as a room in a number of the hotels in the city. We'll definitely consider staying here again in the future.

Melbourne, Australia

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

This is a lovely apartment that combines the charm of old Edinburgh with the convenience, comfort and cleanliness of a thoroughly modern, stylish and superbly appointed open plan apartment. The kitchen is modern and spacious with top-notch appliances. The furniture is really comfortable. A short walk to the middle of Edinburgh (no need to use the car at all), close to the festival theatre. We loved it!

Thornton-Cleveleys

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

The flat is a spacious, modern flat within walking distance of all the main tourist attractions and the fabulous city centre. It has all mod cons and a very luxurious feel. The bed is enormous and furnishings are of an extremely high quality. You certainly won't be disappointed with your stay.

Preston

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

Excellent base for a stay in Edinburgh. Walking distance from main sights & just off bus route if needed. Flat has 'wow' factor - imaginative conversion of former school. Comfortable & well equipped. Tucked back from main road yet supermarket, shops etc just across the road. Will use again.

Preston

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

I was staying in Edinburgh with a friend for a weekend of shopping, sightseeing, eating and other girly treats and Davie Street was a perfect location for us. We were close to Holyrood, the Royal Mile, the castle and Grassmarket and a short taxi ride to and from Waverley station. We loved the fact it was an old Victorian school (you enter through the "Juveniles" door) and it had been very sympathetically restored with high windows, ceilings and natural light. This gave it an extra feeling of space. It was extremely modern inside with a lovely kitchen and all mod cons. We had chosen to eat out apart from breakfast time and there were two Tesco supermarkets within a 5 minute walk plus a 24 hour (I think) CO-OP only a little further down the main road for our food shopping. There were a number of local restaurants, also within a very short walk, and we ate at an Italian one night when we were too tired to go into the heart of the city. I would certainly go back and would be happy to recommend it to anyone.

Lancaster

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

Fabulous city apartment which is ideally situated on a quiet street running parallel with the main road which leads to Princes St. & the Waverley Station (approx 10 mins walk away). A supermarket, restaurants, & bus stop from which a very regular service runs to Princes St & Leith are 1-2 mins walk away & the University it's close by,. Parking is provided via an electronically controlled entry gate for added security. The apartment is very well appointed, extremely comfortable & furnished to a high standard . We highly reccommend this apartment, having stayed there several times

Grasmere

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

We have just enjoy a superb week in this comfortable well equipped flat. It's in a fantastic location close to all central amenities with supermarkets and restaurants on the doorstep. A short stroll to Hollyrood park and yet peaceful. Sun floods in through the windows making it warm bright and airy! Don't hesitate - get it booked.

Barnsley

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

My husband and I stayed here on our minimoon! The apartment is furnished to a high standard and has everything you might need for a self catering stay ... Conveniently located for holyrood park and Arthur's seat and a 10 minute walk to the Royal Mile free and secure parking is a bonus too.

Beverley

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

This is a very well appointed flat in an excellent location, with a gated off street allocated parking space, close to the centre of Edinburgh. The fittings and equipment in the flat are all of excellent quality and include a wide screen tv, stereo with iPod dock, and a good selection of CD's and books The kitchen has all the necessary appliances and equipment. The flat is light and airy with an open plan mezzanine bedroom area and is ideal for a couple. The flat is conveniently situated within 10 minutes walk of the Royal Mile and 15 minutes walk of the Grassmarket area. There are plenty of local shops, cafes and supermarkets with a Tesco Metro store just round the corner. There are also a number of restaurants locally. Overall would definitely recommend this apartment

West Midlands

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

Partner and myself stayed there 13/06/2014 to 17/06/2014. Lovely apartment set within a Victorian school. Attractive and modern furnished apartment decorated and furnished to a very high standard. Very modern kitchen, living area and the two level accommodation with the fantastic mezzanine bedroom area. It was a welcomed surprise when we arrived after a five hour drive. The apartment has its own allocated parking within electronic secure gated access which is an added bonus if you have your own transport. There are local shops within a 5 min walk, e.g, Tesco, Sainsburys. Choice of delicatesstants and resturants also. Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle & Holyrood Park all within 10 min walk. For the adventurous Portobello Beach is three mile walk via Holyrood Park (bus 26 takes 20 mins from Princes Street). Booking via Edinburgh Flats was excellent. They facilitated a last minute booking for four days with no drama, Tamara was great making the booking process faultless! The flexibility from the greeter regarding meeting times to pick up the keys and show us around the apartment despite her busy shedule and us arriving earlier than expected was excellent. Lenore 10/10 for customer service. We would thoroughly recommend booking this apartment and feel you will not be disappointed. We hope we are fortunate to stay there again!!

Chingford, London

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

Ideally placed, with parking. Well equipped, very large comfortable bed. Everything works. It is basically one room, with stairs to mezzanine (quite steep, not suitable for young children).Smart, clean,nice furniture, very high ceiling. 28 steps to flat. If 'off West Richmond St' was added to address it would be easier to find. In a lovely old Victorian school. Just great really. Only one set of keys.

St Andrews

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

The layout of this apartment is just terrific. With a huge bed and all the fittings you could want and lots of space which together with the modern furnishings generates a great atmosphere. Put this together with a location so close to the heart of Edinburgh and you can't go wrong. The proximity of many small bars with great live music and being only a ten minutes walk to the Royal Mile and Cowgate Road with all their restaurants, shops and amazing architecture tops it off. We meant to stay only 4 days, but extended to a full week. It was so good.
 Pat and Pat

Kyle of Lochalsh

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

Gorgeous loft apartment in the centre of all the action.Only minutes walk to the Royal mile and wonderful cafes and bars.We had our 8 month baby with us and it is a very baby friendly apartment with loads of room to move around down stairs.Everything you could possibly need is there and more.Very clean and modern with a secure car space is such a bonus.Clare our meet and greet lady was very welcoming,will be coming back next year thank you!

Munich Germany

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

Ideally located, great place to stay. Very close to the Royal Mile (walking distance). Fully equipped. I really enjoyed my time there.

Sheffield

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

My partner and I visited the city for the first time quite recently and fell in love and have always wanted to go back but city breaks can be quite expensive and it's difficult to get time off together, we managed to get a long weekend together and decided if the price was right we would treat ourselves to a relaxing weekend away. The prices for the hotels and guest houses were really pricy and after spending hours looking I came accross Edinburgh flats;decent website, lots of photos and easy to navigate around and perfect price!! The people I liased with were helpful, friendly and nothing was too much to ask. The journey there was a quite stressful one (maybe going straight from work on a Friday night was not the best idea) with 3 hour delays and a drunken man on the rails just outside leeds, finally arrived into Edinburgh at 11:30 to be greeted by rain and a huge long line for the taxis. After waiting half an hour in the rain we made it to the apartment Marcien our greeter met us at the door and showed us around, he was lovely and polite and was understanding of our late arrival. The apartment itself was absolutely beautiful, a home from home and was great to be somewhere so relaxing but at the same time not over the top, I couldn't ask for anywhere better! The facilities were exceptional! Finished to a high standard and amenities you wouldn't expect (great tv, wifi, dishwasher, cv/speakers) and the nice touches; Scottish monopoly, Edinburgh fringe art work and plenty of books to choose from. The apartments were located in old town (a part of the city we had only just touched upon and not really explored, we were so happy with just a 20 minute walk to princes Street and local amenities around the corner it was perfect. I'd highly recommend this to anyone and would definitely return here again the next time we visit! 5* out of 5 from us!!!!

Southsea

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

Flat was in good condition. Very quiet. Close to walk to Grassmarket, Royal Mile and City Centre. Recommend a stay here.

Glenburn, Maine

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

Our flat was close to the Festival, yet quiet and spacious. On our walk to the Royal Mile we passed many restaurants to try. It was close to The Festival Theater, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Park. We even strolled up Arthur's Seat, which was almost like the Highlands. We did take a tour to the Highlands, and we're able to walk to the meeting spot. Even closer was The Museum of Scotland. I am so glad we found this flat. The owners were very accommodating.

Stafford

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

This is the second time we have stayed at this apartment and we love the location, the apartment's layout and the quality of it's fittings. We were also impressed by the friendliness and efficiency of our greeter. The only area that stopped us from giving an excellent rating was the lack of maintenance, especially the plumbing. When we arrived we found the downstairs toilet seat sitting loose with it's fitting sitting by the side of the toilet, we repaired this in 5 minutes. Our greeter also explained that the upstairs toilet occassionaly needed a carate chop action to stop the toilet from running continuously, this problem was the there when we last visited 2 years ago!. We also found the loud knocking sound whenever the water was used irritating (this was not present 2 years ago). The hot water from the shower tended to go cold then back to hot during a shower with no adjustments being made by ourselves. Finally the master light in the centre of the lounge area and the stairs/landing lights did not work. None of the above prevented us from enjoying our stay, and we would definitely recommend the apartment.

Northampton

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

I was pleasantly suprised by the flat itself. The photos looked beautiful, but I was concerned that perhaps it would be quite small, however it's very spacious and much bigger than I had antsipated. There is parking for 1 car, which is off the road, which was useful, as I didn't use my car at all during my stay, and would have been reluctant to pay for parking. The flat itself is fairly central to all of the main tourist attractions. Our meeter was very helpful with directions and suggestions of things to do.

Omagh, N. Ireland

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

This flat is just as attractive as it looks in the photos. The exterior of the building is simply stunning and has an interesting historical background. Its location couldn't have been better for visiting our daughter at The University of Edinburgh as well as access to The Royal Mile and the city in general. The kitchen was so well equipped that we found it quite handy and cost-effective to cook some of our own meals or bring back take-away food. An excellent Tesco Metro was located a couple of minutes walk away and a good variety of restaurants are in the vicinity. We were met by a very friendly greeter - thank you for your help, Alison. I hate to complain about such a lovely apartment, but my other daughter didn't sleep very well on the sofa bed as its mattress has seen better days. The double bed was comfy, however, and if a better solution was found for those using the sofa bed, then this flat would be absolutely perfect and I wouldn't hesitate to use it again on future visits.

Beverley

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

This flat is in an excellent place for the main Fringe venues. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Hertfordshire

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

Very good accommodation.

Property manager response (23 Aug 2018)

Thankyou! Edinburgh Flats

Manchester

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

After some confusion with payment - there was a typo in the bank information, so a bit unsettling when using a company for the first time - everything was good. The flat is in a converted old school house, a beautiful building tastefully done up. It's essentially all one huge room with a mezzanine bedroom and bathroom. Probably better for a couple than, say, four friends or a family. Amazing high ceilings but the bulb had gone in the main lamp - probably only reachable with a crane! Lots of other lighting so fine. All mod cons but we mainly ate out so didn't really use them. All clean and modern. Nice big flat screen TV, good wifi. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. Recommended.

Ottawa

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

This Davie Street flat is in an old converted school but is very modern and comfortable inside. It's location was within a 5-minute walk to the Royal Mile/High Street area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Breakfast "at home" in the flat then a day out on the town was the general routine for us. Many pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance, including the Grass Market.

Yorkshire

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

We love staying in this flat; everything you need is provided. It is an easy walk to all our favourite Festival venues.

sligo

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

Top location and very nice apartment. Highly recommended for Edinburgh, Good service too.

Kent

  • Location 4.0 stars
  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Price / Value 4.0 stars

Very pleasant flat to come back and relax in when not busy visiting the nearby town centre. Edinburgh is such a lovely place with so much to do that you also need a relaxing place to get away from it all at time.

Shrewsbury

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

quiet location, well equipped, warm and plenty of hot water

Eyemouth

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

Beautifully furnished and comfortable flat in a historic building in the old town. Close to shops, theatres, museums and all amenities and within walking distance of major tourist attractions. Secure private parking. Recommended.

Gamle Fredrikstad, Norway

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

Looking for central and unique accommodation in Edinburgh.This flat is spot on. Nearby the old town of Edinburgh, Scottish Museum, Holyrood and the Meadows provide you an opportunity of easy access to a variety of sights. The flat is beautiful designed and well equipped. Highly recommended

Aberdeen

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

It's a lovely flat, bright, clean and very comfortable. And centrally located so just a gentle stroll to the centre of town and with Holyrood Park next door. In addition, everyone from Edinburgh Flats were pleasant and extremely helpful both online and in person.

York

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

This flat is a brilliant place for a couple to stay when in Edinburgh. It is positioned perfectly for visitors to the Fringe as many venues in the old town are just a short walk away. It comes well-equipped with everything needed when self-catering provided and had a 'home-from-home' feel to it. Would re-book without hesitation!

London

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

We (3 of us) recently stayed in this flat and we were amazed by its looks, functionality, character and location. There was no need to take any transportation within the city. The flat is just lovely and very well equipped: for those who like to cook whilst on holidays, it has absolutely all the utensils you need.

Westport, Connecticut, USA

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

This nicely decorated and well equipped duplex flat is near the University of Edinburgh and the Festival Theatre, and it is one of the best short-term rentals I have ever stayed in. It is centrally located, so you can walk to almost any tourist attraction in the city. The flat has a comfortable sofa bed, which allowed my wife and me to host a friend for two nights during our stay. My wife and I hope to return to Edinburgh and stay in this flat in the future.

Property manager response (23 Aug 2018)

Thank you Ronald. Great review, we hope we can welcome you back to Edinburgh soon. Edinburgh Flats