The David Hume Residence

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

Key features

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 notes 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 public parking available at NCP Castle Terrace.

  • Paid parking (outdoor)
  • General facilities

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

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

    • Internet access Yes
    • Wifi Yes
  • Accessibility

      This property is situated on the second floor of an 18th Century building and is only accessible by stairs - no lift access is available.

    • 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

    Floor Plan

    The David Hume Residence location


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

    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 44 user reviews of The David Hume Residence
    30 Apr 2019


    Easy to reserve, apartment manager is very helpful and accommodating Apartment was spotless and comfortable.


    Good value for location and getting around Edinburgh

    Our response

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are delighted that this property met your expectations and made use of the wonderful location. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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    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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