The David Hume Residence (Edinburgh) Edinburgh

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

Key features

Situated on the Royal Mile, and right under Edinburgh Castle's nose, in the newly-refurbished, culturally significant Riddle's Court this has to be the very best location for your holiday. This 18th century, listed building in Edinburgh's famous Old Town, was once home to David Hume, the Scottish historian and philosopher. Edinburgh Waverley train station, Edinburgh bus station, and Princes St are less than a ten minute walk away, as are many other popular tourist attractions including Dynamic Earth, Grassmarket and Holyrood.

Based on the second floor, this duplex apartment features minimalistic designer furniture throughout. On the lower level, the bright and airy living room has parquet flooring, and fantastic views over the Royal Mile. Just off of the lounge is the fully fitted kitchen, and a modern family bathroom.

The upper level is entered via a characterful wooden feature staircase, and plays host to two generous bedrooms with fitted storage and a luxury shower wet room room with WC.

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.

As this apartment is split across two levels, and contains a wooden stair case with handrail, it may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues.

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.

A £200 refundable damage/security deposit is due 7 days before arrival, and refunded after departure.

All properties are strictly non-smoking, and do not accept hen/stag/party groups. At least one guest must be over 25 years old.

Please arrange your arrival with the property manager at least 24 hours before arrival.

Check in is from 4pm, and check out is before 11am.

Please note that arrivals after 19:00 may incur a late arrival fee of 15 pounds for unsociable hours.

Please note that there is an additional charge for use of the sofa bed. Therefore, if your group size does not meet the maximum occupancy and all guests can be accommodated in beds, the sofa bed will not be set up unless explicitly requested. For example: if your party size is 2 in a property that sleeps 4 using a double bed and a sofa bed, the sofa bed will not be set up unless requested and an additional fee paid.

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 £4.10 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 (Edinburgh) location within Edinburgh

    Postal code

    EH1 2PG


    • 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 (Edinburgh) reviews

    independently rated: 100%The percentage of all customers leaving a review on who rated the product either 'good' or 'excellent' based on 45 user reviews of The David Hume Residence (Edinburgh)
    21 Sep 2019


    The location could not have been better and Michelle was helpful.


    Brilliant location !!!!!!

    Our response

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We are thrilled that you had a great stay and made the most of the apartment's fantastic location. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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    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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