The Alva Street Residence Edinburgh

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  • Property ID114844
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom(s) 2
  • Floor Basement

Key features

The Alva Street Residence is a charming apartment, located in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End. Sitting pretty just a haggis’ throw from Princes Street, the Old and New Towns, and The Royal Mile, this pied-à-terre is perfect for recuperating after a long day’s exploration.

Four guests are accommodated in traditional surroundings, as this apartment forms part of a Georgian townhouse (circa 1823) that has been lovingly restored by its new owners. Great care has been made to preserve original features wherever possible, combining these with a number of sympathetic modernisations. The result is a unique blend of the traditional and contemporary, including a new fitted kitchen, new bathroom and shower room, complete laundry facilities, and full gas central heating system. Broadband wireless internet connection is provided.

The two double bedrooms feature one king size, and one double bed, both with plentiful storage and large windows. The living room has leather sofas, flatscreen TV (with DVD player), and broadband WiFi, perfect for a quiet night in if you fancy. There is a family bathroom with large bath with shower over, plus a further extra large shower room, and a WC and utility room. The modern kitchen is brand new, and features everything you need to rustle up your own culinary delights. Why not head to the nearby Castle Terrace or Stockbridge farmers' markets and pick up some local delicacies to add in to your own cooking?

Alva Street combines an excellent central location within the heart of Edinburgh's West End in an elegant residential Georgian street that exemplifies the New Town grand design. The property enjoys all the benefits of city centre living with a wide variety of shops and
restaurants, the West End Village being home to some of the top contemporary independent retailers in the city. The magnificent Charlotte Square and the famous Princes Street are each just a minute's walk from the door. The beautiful Usher Hall and numerous other concert and theatre venues are a short walk away. Haymarket station is within ten minute's walk, providing convenient rail connections to Glasgow, St Andrews, Inverness and the Highlands.

Due to the external steps, this property may not be suitable for families with very young children.

A meet and greet service is provided, whereby you will be met at the property to be provided with keys and to be shown the property. Please arrange your arrival with the property manager.

Entry to the apartment is from 16:00 onwards; however, please note that arrivals after 19:00 may incur a late arrival fee of 15 pounds for unsociable hours. Earlier entry can perhaps be arranged but depends if there is a departure at your chosen apartment that day. This can be confirmed within 48 hours of arrival. If you are arriving earlier than 16:00 on your day of arrival, it is always worth contacting the property manager as they will always endeavour to give you access as soon as possible. You may be able to arrive early and leave luggage and come back however this is not guaranteed.

The latest departure time is 11:00, however, a guaranteed later departure (up to 20:00) can be arranged for a fee of 50% of the daily rate for that day but please note this is subject to no existing booking arriving that day already.

Sleeping arrangements Two double bedrooms, one with king size bed, one with double bed

Exterior This apartment is the lower ground level of an A-listed Georgian townhouse, with it's own entrance and patio

Parking notes This property doesn't come with free parking but there is paid street parking in local area for additional fee. Alternatively, there is parking available in the NCP Car Park on Castle Terrace.

  • Paid parking (outdoor)
  • General facilities

    • Dishwasher Yes
    • Linen provided Yes
    • Bath towels provided Yes
    • Hair dryer Yes
    • Tumble dryer Yes
    • Washing machine Yes
    • Microwave Yes
    • Fridge Yes
    • Oven Yes
    • Iron / Ironing board Yes
  • Entertainment

    • DVD player Yes
    • CD player Yes
    • TV Yes
  • Internet access

    • Internet access Yes
    • Wifi Yes
  • Accessibility

      This property is situated on the lower-ground floor. There is a small set of stairs down to the front door of the property.

    • Suitability

      • Pets not allowed Yes

    Interior layout A central hallway leads to two bedrooms, living room, kitchen/diner, WC and utility room, large shower room, and family bathroom. All separate.


    Check-in from16:00

    You will be asked to check-out before11:00

    Floor Plan

    The Alva Street Residence location within Edinburgh

    Postal code

    EH2 4PH


    • Health spa [¼ mile]
    • Shops [¼ mile]
    • Express supermarket [¼ mile]
    • Bar / Pub [¼ mile]
    • Restaurants [¼ mile]
    • Café [¼ mile]
    • Nightclub [¾ mile]
    • Galleries [¾ mile]
    • Museum [1 mile]

    The Alva Street Residence reviews

    independently rated: 100%The percentage of all customers leaving a review on who rated the product either 'good' or 'excellent' based on 18 user reviews of The Alva Street Residence
    14 Nov 2019


    A beautiful, cosy and comfy apparent which we book everyone we come to Edinburgh. Ideally situated, it has everything you need
    A quiet sanctuary to return to in the evening after a busy day in the City! The owners are lovely and the communication is great.
    We are already looking forward to our next trip!!


    Truly a 5 star apartment and always a 5 star experience!!

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We are delighted that you had such a great stay at this fantastic apartment. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

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    26 May 2019

    The flat is lovely, so comfortable and central and with a garden which is perfect for the days when the sun shines. There is a warm welcome and lots of chocolate biscuits! Many thanks to Richard and Barbara.

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    Thanks so much for taking the time to review the Alva Street Residence. We're delighted to hear that you got to enjoy the welcome pack and some nice weather!
    We hope to welcome you back soon.

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    04 May 2019

    The apartment on Alva Street was a great location. Very close to restaurants and the tram and Princes Street. The apartment was stocked with toiletries, food treats and extras for the kitchen, had two heated towel racks and even an electric clothes dryer. This helped us tremendously as we didn't have to bring as many changes of clothes in our luggage. I hope we can come back to Edinburgh someday. This location is all we need and no need to look anywhere else to stay. Dealing with Reserve Apartments to book, along with the coordination from the owner of the apartment, made this place a breeze to do business with.

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    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the wonderful location of this property as well as its great facilities. We are glad you found the booking process quick and easy, and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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