Live the high life in this seriously stylish apartment. The Ocean Drive Residence is a little slice of indulgence, waiting to pamper you in Edinburgh’s most cosmopolitan destination, The Shore. This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment sleeps up to four guests in style, and has recently been fully refurbished, setting the bar high for contemporary living. Every inch of this dream home-from-home has been thoughtfully redesigned, from the flooring to the flatware, ensuring your romantic getaway or family holiday is one to remember.
Put your feet up and relax in the spacious living room after a long day’s shopping and sightseeing. A mix of mid-century modern furniture and local artwork delight the senses in this lovingly decorated lounge, perfectly combining comfort with culture. Should you need a little external stimulation, large windows span the extraordinary, curved feature wall, providing a glimpse of outside life. Your electronic needs are also met, with a large, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, iPod dock, mini iPod loaded with tunes, and WiFi all provided for guests’ use.
Feeling peckish? Move through to the brand new kitchen and cook up a storm. Quietly confident in its slick exterior, this is no plain old pantry. State of the art appliances are at hand to help with the nitty gritty, including Siemens induction hob, oven and combination oven/microwave, and AEG dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge freezer. Whether you’re enjoying your own culinary masterpiece, or a quick coffee and croissant before a busy day, the modern dining table can seat up to four guests.
With a touch of tartan and a dash of deluxe, a good night’s sleep is guaranteed in the two inviting bedrooms. Experience slumber quite literally fit for a king, as the master suite boasts a Hypnos Premier double bed, a brand favoured by our very own Royal Family. A large wardrobe and vanity area ensure the very best home-from-home convenience, as well as an en-suite bathroom with Mira power shower and luxury Scottish Fine Soap toiletries. The second bedroom also offers brand new furniture and plentiful storage, as well as zip and link beds that can be set up as a super king or twin beds. Hairdryers, straighteners and a vanity pack are all available for guests' use. The family bathroom is decorated in calming neutral tones, perfect for a long soak in the tub.
The local area is one of the finest in the city. The Shore plays host to chic bistros, cocktail bars, and even Michelin starred restaurants, as well as art galleries and independent shops. Fancy something a little more commercial? Just a few minutes along Ocean Drive will take you to rainy-day paradise Ocean Terminal, full to the brim with high street and department stores, a cinema, gym, and popular eateries including Wagamama and Pizza Express. Permanently moored alongside Ocean Terminal is the Royal Yacht Britannia, voted the UK’s number one tourist attraction on TripAdvisor in 2014.
However, if you find yourself yearning for medieval streets, castles and extinct volcanoes, fear not as the hubbub of the city centre is within easy reach. Just 15 minutes on one of the many buses servicing the area, and you’ll be strolling along the Royal Mile or climbing Arthur’s Seat. If you’d rather bring the car, the Ocean Drive Residence provides a luxury few and far between in a compact city like Edinburgh: secure underground parking.
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 25 pounds for unsociable hours and 40 pounds for arrivals after 11pm. 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 Master bedroom - Hypnos double bed
Second bedroom - Zip and link bed, Kingsize OR Twin beds
Exterior This apartment forms part of a modern complex
Parking notes This property benefits from a designated parking space, within a secure, underground car park.