St Giles St, on Royal Mile, 200 metres from Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh

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  • Property ID26112
  • Sleeps 2 (+2)
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom(s) Yes
  • Floor 3rd floor

Key features

St Giles Street is B-listed (a building of importance to national heritage) in the Conservation area of the Royal Mile. This third floor apartment commands a prestigious position on the corner of St Giles Street and The Royal Mile. It provides astounding views of the adjacent St Giles Cathedral and up the Lawnmarket (top end of the Royal Mile) to Edinburgh Castle, 250 metres away.

The apartment is only a few minutes walk from many other major Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Scottish Museum and the National Gallery of Scotland. There is also a copious amount of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops in the immediate area. This apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and is a very comfortable base for your visit to Edinburgh and Scotland.

Sleeping arrangements 1 x kingsize double, 1 x sofabed in the lounge (please advise if required if only 2 guest)

Exterior Historical building in the UNESCO site of Edinburgh's Old Town

Additional information:
* Linen & towels are provided.
* Complimentary tea, coffee and milk are provided for your arrival.
* The airport bus drop off point and main railway station are 5 minutes walk.
* This third floor flat will be unsuitable for some people with disabilities as there are only stairs (no lift is available).
* No lift is available.
* Strictly no parties - Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 08:00 to respect neighbouring properties.
* Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the property, including at open windows.

Access Arrangements

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. This is rescinded 5 days after departure.

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

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.

  • Paid parking (indoor)
  • 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
    • High chair Yes
  • Entertainment

    • TV Yes
  • Internet access

    • Internet access Yes
    • Free Wifi Yes
  • Accessibility

      This property is not suitable for anyone who has difficulty navigating stairs as there are many of them to get to the third floor and there is no lift within this historic building.

    • Suitability

      • Pets not allowed Yes
    • Optional extras

      * These extras can be selected when making your booking.

    Other facilities

    This is a non smoking apartment.

    Interior layout LOUNGE/DRAWING ROOM
    This is a wonderful south facing corner room with four large windows providing marvellous views of the Royal Mile and the square outside St Giles Cathedral. The room consists of two sofas (one of which converts to a comfortable double bed), a dining table suitable for four people. A beautiful Victorian fireplace with a gas coal effect fire provides additional heat to the electric central heating and creates a wonderful ambience in the room. A widescreen TV is available for entertainment. Guests who have a laptop can also enjoy a free broadband connection either through the supplied cable or by wifi.

    This is a lovely double bedroom with a window overlooking St Giles Street. A 5ft wide (150 cm) kingsize with two bedside tables, a large built in wardrobe and chest of drawers provide ample storage space for your possessions.

    The kitchen has a large light window overlooking St Giles Street and is equipped with cutlery & crockery for up to four people.


    Walk-in shower


    Check-in from14:00

    You will be asked to check-out before10:00

    Floor Plan

    St Giles St, on Royal Mile, 200 metres from Edinburgh Castle location within Edinburgh

    Postal code

    EH1 1PT


    • Cycle hire
    • Health spa
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
    • Express supermarket
    • Bar / Pub
    • Restaurants
    • Café
    • Nightclub
    • Galleries
    • Museum
    • Theatre
    • Internet café

    St Giles St, on Royal Mile, 200 metres from Edinburgh Castle reviews

    independently rated: 100%The percentage of all customers leaving a review on who rated the product either 'good' or 'excellent' based on 5 user reviews of St Giles St, on Royal Mile, 200 metres from Edinburgh Castle
    11 Oct 2021


    From the check- in to my departure , I was given the most excellent service. My request for early check-in was graciously granted, the meet and greet staff were very warm and helpful and I will definitely be recommending them to people and will be staying at property again. The return of damage deposit was prompt. The whole process was very professional and cordial.


    Excellent service. Warm and kind staff. My every request was accommodated. I was pleasantly surprised by the reception. My stay was like home away from home. I love the traditional charm of the property . I loved every moment of my stay there.

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    11 Mar 2015


    Efficient service with good email communication


    Lovely apartment, great location. May need a little bit of TLC in 2016 but perfectly comfortable. It should be highlighted though that there are 71 stairs to reach the apartment.

    Our response

    Great to hear that the booking process went smoothly for you. I am also happy to hear that the apartments location was ideal for your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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    14 Oct 2014


    Easy to book and pay for


    Great location, easy to find, and very helpful host (Dave)

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