The David Hume Residence Edinburgh

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  • Property ID34493
  • Sleeps 4 (+2)
  • Bedrooms 2
  • En-suite bedroom(s) 2
  • Bathroom(s) 2
  • Floor 2nd floor

Probably the best location for a holiday in Edinburgh, located on the world-famous Royal Mile you'll be based just 100 metres from the spectacular Edinburgh Castle and in the newly-refurbished, culturally significant Riddle's Court.

This category A-listed 18th century building on the Mound in Edinburgh's Old Town, has architectural significance and is within the UNESCO World Heritage Site. David Hume, the renowned Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, lived in this building.

Located on the second floor, this apartment is architect-designed and furnished throughout with minimalistic designer furniture.

The lower floor of this high quality duplex (over two floors) features a spacious living room with wooden parquet flooring and lovely views onto the Lawnmarket section of the Royal Mile. A modern, fully-equipped kitchen is also on this level, and a luxury family bathroom.

The upper floor is accessed by a beautiful feature wooden staircase, where you'll find two very large bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, and a Jack and Jill-style (shared between the two rooms) modern wet room with shower, wash hand basin and toilet.

This apartment is located in the heart of Edinburgh very close to Edinburgh Castle & St. Giles Cathedral. Only 10 minutes walk from Waverley Train Station, Princes Street, Edinburgh Bus Station and many major visitor attractions including Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth.

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 The apartment has 2 x superking zip-and-link beds which can be separated to create 4 x single beds.
There is also a double sofa bed in the living room for 2 x additional guests.

Exterior Traditional historic Edinburgh tenement dating back more than 200 years.

Parking Due to the centrality of this apartment there is no parking directly outside the apartment. There is metered parking about 150 metres from the apartment costing £2 per hour Monday-Saturday 8:30am-6:30pm. Alternatively there is a NCP car park 400 metres from the apartment at £15 per day.

  • General facilities

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

    • Satellite/ Cable Yes
    • DVD player Yes
    • Radio Yes
    • CD player Yes
    • TV Yes
  • Internet access

    • Internet access Yes
    • Wifi Yes
  • Suitability

    • Pets not allowed Yes
  • Optional extras

    * These extras can be selected when making your booking.

Other facilities

Although the apartment is non-smoking, there is an enclosed balcony that is a substantial size. This is ideal for any smokers as it can be opened to the fresh air but separated from the rest of the flat.

Check-in from16:00

You will be asked to check-out before11:00

The David Hume Residence location within Edinburgh

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  • Beach [5 km]
  • Cycle hire [200m]
  • Golf [3 km]
  • Swimming (Indoor) [2 km]
  • Gym [400m]
  • Leisure centre [1000m]
  • Shops [<100m]
  • Bar / Pub [<100m]
  • Restaurants [<100m]
  • Health spa [200m]
  • Café [100m]
  • Car hire [1000m]
  • Galleries [200m]
  • Internet café [100m]
  • Museum [300m]
  • Nightclub [200m]
  • Theatre [300m]
  • Supermarket [1000m]
  • Express supermarket [400m]

Also nearby

Edinburgh Castle is 100 metres from this apartment.

The David Hume Residence reviews

independently rated: 100%The percentage of all customers leaving a review on who rated the product either 'good' or 'excellent' based on 43 user reviews of The David Hume Residence
04 May 2018


Great location! Very clean and well stocked. Only two flights of stairs to access and very secure. Manager was great to deal with, would definitely rent again!


Great apartment, wonderful location. Lots of room and beds were very comfortable.

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14 Nov 2017


A fantastic location in a stunning building. Good communications right the way through with the team. Definitely will be staying there again.

Thank you.


It was all fantastic.

Will definitely book again.

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03 Mar 2017

Lovely location just down the road from Edinburgh castle. Apartment clean and spacious for four. Tea/coffee/milk provided for arrival. Good wifi. The entrance is a bit difficult to find first time and the alley and stairway are scruffy but the flat itself was nicely decorated throughout. The lounge is double glazed and is quiet. The bedrooms are not double glazed but you rarely get disturbed from traffic on the road just occasional noisy people. It can be a challenge to remember to lock/unlock the shared bathroom upstairs as it is located between the two bedrooms. One bath and one hand towel provided. We would have liked a towel for the downstairs bathroom too and change of towels after a few days. Walking distance to most areas although we only found grass market on our last night which has lots of bars and eateries instead of walking into the centre. Turn left before the castle and down the steps. Michelle the owner is lovely and welcoming. Overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend it.

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Thank your for your wonderful feedback. I am so pleased to hear that you had a great time and loved the apartment. 

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