Friendly and helpful staff everything went smoothly
Only drawback was the amount of stairs to climb
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Edinburgh is the first UNESCO City of Literature. Explore Scotland's capital from this stylish apartment on Bank Street which is at the top of The Mound that connects the historic Old Town (Royal Mile) to the New Town at Princes Street.
Bank Street is a 2 bedroom, third floor (no lift) apartment situated just off the celebrated Royal Mile, this is a distinctive base from which to explore the magnificent city of Edinburgh. The surrounding area features a wealth of history; from the Royal Scottish Museum to St Giles Cathedral and, of course, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Furnished with a diverse selection of hand-picked furniture, this elegant apartment offers an enjoyable home from home in one of Europe's finest cities.
An extremely spacious and light room that will prove the centre-point for your stay. Two large comfortable sofas are provided to relax on and for entertainment there is a widescreen tv in this delightful, warm and open room. Guests with appropriate laptop facilities can enjoy broadband access through wi-fi.
The kitchen area is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, electric oven & hob, dishwasher, microwave oven, washer/dryer and cutlery & crockery. There is a breakfast bar with four stools for dining.
Bedrooms contain a beautiful comfortable kingsize bed and is equipped to allow you to make the most of your stay, with ample storage space, mirrors and lighting. There is a wonderful view from the window of the HQ of the Bank of Scotland and to Carlton Hill and beyond to the River Forth.
Bendroom two has fantastic super kingsize zip'n'link bed that can be split into two 3ft single beds. It has beautifully furnished with copious storage. This room also benefits from having an LCD TV with digital channels available. This room also has the wonderful view from the window of the HQ of the Bank of Scotland and to Carlton Hill and beyond to the River Forth.
A good-sized designer bathroom with attractive fixtures, bath, walk-in power shower and heated towel rail complete this distinctive property.
* Linen and towels are provided.
* A modest amount of complimentary tea and coffee for arrival
* The airport bus drop off point and main railway station are 10 minutes walk.
* No smoking is allowed within the apartment.
* pets not allowed.
* We regret that this third floor flat will be unsuitable for some people with disabilities as there are only stairs.
* No lift is available.
* Strictly no parties - Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 08:00 to respect neighbouring properties.
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. Entry is from 14:00 onwards but if nobody has booked to depart on your day of arrival it will probably be very suitable for us to give you entry as early as possible. Departure is by 10am (a guaranteed late departure up to 20:00 can be obtained for 50% of that daily rate. Please contact us if you want to utilise this facility and a price will be calculated).
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 which is rescinded 2 days after departure.
Sleeping arrangements The apartment has one kingsize double in one bedroom and a superking zip'n'link in the other that can be split into twins.
Parking notes 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 http://www.parkopedia.co.uk/
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.
* These extras can be selected when making your booking.
Check-in from 14:00
You will be asked to check-out before 10:00