The Portland Gardens Residence Edinburgh

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  • Property ID38683
  • Sleeps 5 (+1)
  • Bedrooms 3
  • En-suite bedroom(s) Yes
  • Bathroom(s) 2
  • Floor 1st floor

The Portland Gardens Residence is a charming, three-bedroom apartment with secure parking, and is right next door to the Royal Yacht Britannia and fun-packed Ocean Terminal. Perfect for families and business travellers, this modern property blends contemporary style with personal touches, ensuring a comfortable stay for all.

The open plan living, dining and kitchen area allows you to keep the conversation flowing in true self-catering style. Cosy leather sofas invite you to put your feet up after a long day’s sightseeing, so you can kick back and relax. Your entertainment needs are met with flat screen TV, DVD player, Internet dongle and Sound Bar. The fabulous kitchen features five-burner stove with double oven, modern appliances, and intimate dining table.

There are two double bedrooms, thoughtfully decorated with homely décor and plentiful storage, and one benefitting from luxury en suite with shower over bath. A third, single bedroom and family bathroom with shower complete this delightful home from home.

The local area is one of the finest in the city. Just a few minutes walk away, 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? Right next door is 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 Portland Gardens Residence provides a luxury few and far between in a compact city like Edinburgh: secure parking.

Please note that there are rendering works currently being undertaken at the apartment building. Works are carried out Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00, and the occasional Saturday morning until June 2017. Noise may be heard during this time and views from the apartment may be effected.

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 Three bedrooms with 2x double beds, 1x single bed, and one sofa bed in the lounge

Exterior This apartment forms part of a modern complex

Parking There is free, secure car parking at the apartment.

Limited mobility access There are a small set of steps up to the property. There is also a lift in the stair.

  • General facilities

    • Dishwasher Yes
    • Linen provided Yes
    • Bath towels provided Yes
    • Hair Dryer Yes
    • Tumble drier Yes
    • Washing machine Yes
    • Microwave Yes
    • Fridge/freezer Yes
    • Oven Yes
    • Iron / ironing Board Yes
  • Entertainment

    • DVD player Yes
    • TV Yes
  • Suitability

    • Designated / private parking Yes

Other facilities

Sound Bar

Interior layout A central hallway leads to the lounge/kitchen/dining area, three bedrooms, one family bathroom and one utility room.


Check-in from16:00

You will be asked to check-out before11:00

The Portland Gardens Residence location within Edinburgh

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  • Cycle hire
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Gym
  • Leisure Centre
  • Shops
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Health Spa
  • Café
  • Car hire
  • Cycle Paths
  • Galleries
  • Internet Café
  • Museum
  • Super Market
  • Express Super Market
  • Parking
  • Playground

Also nearby

Royal Yacht Britannia
Ocean Terminal complex with shopping, restaurants, cinema and gym
The Shore

The Portland Gardens Residence reviews

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28 Mar 2017

Very good apartment despite a few little snags.
Unbelievably good service from Karen the manager.
Reported two bedroom radiators were not working and she had a plumber round the same day.
Will use Reserve Apartments again.

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01 Aug 2016

Apartment was fantastic spacious, clean and comfy great location 10-15 mins on a bus to Edinburgh City centre. Would stay here again.

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12 Jul 2016


The company was very easy to deal with and book. The manager of the apartment was very friendly and helpful giving a lot of information on what there was in the area as well as information on the apartment and how to work wifi etc. x
I would definitely book through this company again.


The apartment was very nice and had everything you need with the exception of perhaps a sieve which would have been handy. The cleanliness of the apartment was of a high standard, everything was in good condition and nicely decorated. The only small suggestion I would have is that the cream chair in the window area has obviously had a spill at some time and perhaps the owner could have a cream cotton throw over this that can be easily washed. I would highly recommend staying at this property due to the high standards of the property and how close it is to the cinema, shops, free parking and the fact that it is on the bus route into town. We also enjoyed the ceramics place downstairs from the apartment, our girls made some lovely mugs and they got a drink and a cake too from the very friendly staff.

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