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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

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Hidden Gem perfect to explore the delight of Edinburgh City Centre

Sleeps 4 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Glorious city centre chic! Our guests have described this roomy apartment as "A perfect Apartment for a city break in Edinburgh" and we could not agree more! With its fantastic city centre location, just across from the Edinburgh Playhouse and luxurious finishes, with Adrian Sankay Glass designs, it is an Edinburgh Address favourite.

Bedroom 1- King size bedroom with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 2- Super-king bed or Twin beds (zip-link beds)

This traditional Edinburgh tenement is located in Gayfield Square, a leafy and central area surrounded by classic New Town buildings.

-Booking Requirements-
-Lead guest must be over 25 years old & provide proof of address and ID.
- Names and ages of all guests
-Lead guest must agree to our terms and conditions
-We reserve the right to vet any booking.

Please note;
-Not suitable for stag parties, hen parties or young single sex groups or parties.
-Strict non-smoking policy.
-Damage deposit of £250.00 required one week before arrival and will be fully refunded pending no damages or fees due one week after your departure.

New Town is considered to be a masterpiece of city planning and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it was built in stages between 1765 and around 1850, and retains much of the original neo-classical and Georgian period architecture. But what is most interesting in the New Town area are its bounty of eateries – fine dining and pub grub included – and its plenitude of galleries and places to rest your feet over a drink or few.

For some sights and experiences within walking distance include the Assembly Rooms on George Street, Waverley Station, the Scott Monument, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Edinburgh Playhouse, and also from the legendary Valvona and Crolla on Elm Row

For food and drinks, best of the local can be found on Broughton Street just around the corner, hosting such wonderful gems like the Olive Branch Bistro, also entitled the “Foodie heaven”, or the Artisan Roast for that “independent, quirky coffee house” feel. Also, the sister shop of Coco on Bruntsfield is just there on Broughton, aptly named Coco on Broughton – the place to go for that chocolaty treat!

You’d be good to try out Jamie’s Italian; serving temptingly fresh and flavoursome creations from world-famous chef Jamie Oliver. Joseph Pearce’s is a place to get proper housefood, made from scratch on the premises with hints of wholesome Scandinavian cuisine, which is always served with salad. The menu changes seasonally, but always include meatballs and pancakes!

Limited Mobility Access

The apartment is on the third floor (up three flights of stairs). As there is no lift, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

-Home Truths-
Fireplace is for decoration only. Please, for your own safety, do not try to use it

Location
Directions

Gayfield Square

Getting there from the Waverley Railway Station
Exit station onto Princes Street and cross the road to the bus stops beside Burger King, here you can take a number of buses to Leith Walk. The most frequent is the number 22, after passing the playhouse alight just after the roundabout which leads to London Road. Gayfield Square is on the left hand side of the road and the apartment is at the end of the road.

Getting there from the Airport
Take the Express Shuttle bus from Stand 19 just outside the UK arrivals hall into the city centre (buses approximately every 10 minutes, fare £3 single, £5 open return). Exit bus at Waverley Bridge, just off Princes Street. Follow instructions as above.

Executive car transfer:
The Edinburgh Address can arrange an executive car pick up for you from the airport to your apartment - or other locations on request. We can also arrange day trips and private drivers. Please contact us on 0131 261 8646 and let us know you would like to arrange a car and to get a quote. Transfers are usually around £60 each journey. Please let us know as soon as possible so we have the best possible chance of booking the journey on your behalf, as cars aren't always available at last minute.est in about 25 minutes, depending on traffic.

Getting there by Car
If travelling from the North continue on the A90 signposted for Edinburgh. Follow the city centre signs to the West End junction of Princess Street, follow the one way system through Charlotte Square and then onto Queen Street. Continue to the end of Queen Street where you will reach a roundabout opposite the Play House, take the second exit onto A900/Leith Walk. Follow the road until you come to a second roundabout, continue straight and Gayfield Square is the first left after the roundabout. Continue to the bottom of the road where the apartment is situated.

If travelling from the South continue to drive on the A1 and take the exit towards Craigmillar/Newcraighall. Then at the roundabout take the first exit onto A6095/Newcraighall Road and continue to Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. Follow the A7 into the city centre and once you have crossed Waverley Bridge go straight ahead past the St James Shopping Centre. You will come to a roundabout and continue straight across to A900/Leith Walk and Gayfield Square is the first left after the roundabout. Continue to the bottom of the road where the apartment is situated.

Additional Information

As you enter Gayfield Square the building is in the far right corner. Our ‘Gayfield Square Apartment’ is on the top floor, and as you are walking towards the apartment the door of the building will be on your left hand side.

Parking Information:
If you are bringing a car, there are metered parking spaces within Gayfield Square and on the surrounding streets.
For more information about parking in and around Edinburgh please visit http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/940401/parking.

Taxi hire:
Should you wish to use a taxi during your stay in Edinburgh, we recommend City Cabs. Their contact telephone number is 0131 656 3670

Parking

Metred parking bays on Gayfield Square. Free between 6.30 p.m and 8.30 a.m and free on a Sunday. The apartment is extremely well placed for exploring the city without a car. The city centre is a 10 minute walk.

Facilities
At the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/ Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • TV
  • Internet access
  • Telephone (incoming calls only)
  • Wifi
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Pets not allowed

Nearby

  • Gym
  • Leisure centre
  • Shops
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Café
  • Car hire
  • Galleries
  • Museum
  • Nightclub
  • Theatre
  • Supermarket
  • Express supermarket

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Business , City , Luxury , Romantic
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Guestbook reviews

"We had a fantastic stay in this flat! It is in a very convenient area but off the main street so it is very quiet. A £5 cab ride or a nice walk away from Waverley Bridge! Great restaurants in the area- highly recommend the French cafe and the Turkish restaurant around the corner! The flat is very comfortable and modern. We visited with our newborn and his grandparents- it was enough space for all of us. Each room and bathroom are far enough away from each other and the living room that you cannot hear the other rooms conversations. The beds are very comfortable (Grandpa said the most comfortable bed he's ever slept in!). The kitchen is very well stocked and although we didn't make a meal in it- it had everything we would have needed. The laundry unit came in handy! Very responsive owner/management company- that worked with us with our arrival and departure times. Would definitely stay there again if we return to Edinburgh!"

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

We had a short stay but it was absolutely lovely, not one thing i could fault about the apartment or the hospitality. The photos do not do the place justice i must say. Would highly recommend staying here if looking for a place in Edinburgh. "

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

"We keep returning as the quality of the accommodation is excellent as is the the ease of booking.

My only observation would be to have the option to pay the costs of the stay in one payment instead of having to pay an initial deposit and then the outstanding amount as this results in two charges for credit card/debit card costs. "

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

"The apartment fully lived up to the description and pictures. Totally lovely place. Well equiped, Nice and clean. Everything was modern, and it was larger than what we expected. Perfect for friends travelling together or for families. ""

Eva’s private feedback for you:

What Eva loved about your listing:

""We liked everything about the apartment. ""

What Eva thinks you can improve:

""The heating system was a bit difficult to figure out. It got freezing cold during night, as the heater turned off automatically. A better instruction upon arrival would be fine."

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

"Exceptional in all departments.
Well done Callum and Eddie to give such a good personal touch. Good to talk to Alice and her brother to reassure me my money had transfer had gone through.
Next time it's a ground floor apartment for me !
Anne Harte 😀"

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

This is the second time we have stayed with you and we would definitely stay again!

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

The process of booking, arrival, departure etc very smooth. We hope to stay with you again.

Mark, Jan 2015

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

"Can not fault anything at all. The flat exceeded our expectations. Fresh and clean, with everything we could wish for and more"

Vivecca Hall, Dec. 2014

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

Very happy with everything!
5 star accommodation. Gave guests a great impression of Scotland. Can't thank you enough for making their stay comfortable and enjoyable. Friendly and professional. Gave impression of organised and well run company'!

Owen B

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

We stayed here in February and really enjoyed the whole Edinburgh experience which included this great apartment.
Location is perfect for the short walk into the town centre and with loads of restaurants round the corner you are spoilt for choice.
With free parking at the weekend its a great place to stay.
lots of steps to get to the top floor but will keep you fit.
Thanks will use again next time we visit.

PD, England

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

We had a great stay in Gayfield, it is a really lovely apartment in a great location!

AP

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

"I stayed here with my two teenagers during the Edinburgh Festival, and the apartment proved to be the perfect base from which to take in all aspects of the city. The views from the full height windows in the living room were particularly charming, looking out over a typically Edinburgh roofline. Everywhere was within easy walking distance from the flat, and there are a wide range of places to eat nearby.

The decor is stylish and comfortable, and the lovely people at the Edinburgh address provided everything we needed to ensure we quickly felt at home. A wonderful stay! Thank you!"

Catherine, UK

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

"Wow what a fantastic pad. Top class and immaculate would recommend a stay here. A 10 minute walk to Waverley station and near to bars and shops."

Gwen, England

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

The flat was clean, well equipped, bright and airy, conveniently located....just perfect.

J. Ciano, Hawaii, USA

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

Overall the accommodation was excellent and very good value. It's difficult to see how the apartment could be improved.

Stylishly, but practically appointed with all you would need for a short or even extended stay. It was also a nice touch to feel you were "at home" with the personal items like books, DVDs and CDs in the apartment.

Everything you needed was there - including everything to accommodate friends to cook dinner at the apartment in the evening.

The apartment was clean. It was an apartment with good light.

The towels, bedding etc was very nice and having laundry powder and dishwasher tablets meant it was a real home from home.

Local amenities are first rate - and access to the city centre and beyond is a easy either on foot or by bus.

The service from The Edinburgh Address was excellent.

The booking process was simple and the follow up communication by email was first rate. Telephone communication with Kirsty at the office was excellent too.

Siobhan, who met us at the apartment was very pleasant and helpful and a great advert for the company.

S McDonald, South Africa (formerly of Edinburgh)

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

Gayfield Square apartment is very good value for money, it was just perfect for our family. We were very pleased with the accommodation and the service provided by The Edinburgh Address.
Margaret Watson

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

Fantastic apartment. Warm, comfortable, stylish and very well equipped. Convenient for restaurants, theater and shops.
Excellent communication and service. Will definitely recommend to others

Gillian Marshall

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

The apartment was well located and very clean with all the necessary amenities. The area was safe and close to restaurants, pubs and the movies.
It was our favorite place that we stayed during our European vacation.

- Donna Toth Plano Texas US

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

Location is really good, and the apartment is very quiet though it's very near busy streets! CD- and DVD-collection were impressive (we were all professional musicians...), it's a pity we didn't have any time to watch conducting videos... Everybody was very happy with the apartment, hopefully we'll have a chance to visit again. The service [from The Edinburgh Address] was very friendly and professional.

- Lea, Finland

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

The accommodation was excellent and everything was finsihed to a very high standard. [The service from The Edinburgh address was] excellent - great communication and friendly staff.


- D Mellis

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

It was perfect for us and we had a great week end. Very well appointed flat and the "piano" was a wonderful extra! My son sat and played away while we all rested on Saturday afternoon!
We heard about you via friends [also previous guests] and will keep spreading the word to friends over here.

-A. Algeo

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

I just wanted to say thank you. We had a great weekend, and the apartment was absolutely fantastic.

We look forward to booking with you again soon.

A. Shannon

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

The photos of this apartment do not do the apartment justice. It is simply amazing. It's beautifully decorated to a very high standard with a good mix of period and modern features. I was a bit worried that the apartment was in an older building but it is warm and spacious and has a fantastic family kitchen. The best feature has to be the lovely comfy living room with the added bonus of a piano. As for location, it was perfect for the city centre. I would stay again in a heartbeat.

I wasn't sure what to expect, but the service from The Edinburgh Address was helpful, easy and efficient. It made our lastminute accommodation booking a dream.
A. Amey September 2010

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

"Very well done, like a boutique hotel & child friendly.
Very efficient & friendly service."

C. Johnson, UK

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

Contemporary, modern, comfortable accommodation, very central location - will definitely be back. M. Forbes, Jan 2010

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

Contemporary, modern, comfortable accommodation, very central location - will definitely be back. It felt like home and everything was immaculate and modern. A perfect apartment for a city break in Edinburgh. M. Forbes, Jan 2010

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse

"We have just arrived back in Aberdeen, after a most enjoyable weekend at your Gayfield Square Apartment.

It is a perfect location for a city break in Edinburgh and the apartment itself was gorgeous and felt just like home.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will most certainly contact you again, when we are next down in Edinburgh, and will recommend to our friends."

M. Forbes, UK

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse
Media reviews

Very Good Value. Pleasant, clean, light and airy. All mod cons. Good quiet location. Friendly efficient and easily contactable. A Seamless service.

Sharing a flat with friends for the weekend is a much better way to catch up with them rather than staying in an hotel where you all go off to your separate rooms and you can have breakfast in your pyjamas!

Dianne Gopee

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The Stylish City Break @ The Playhouse