Blair St Scott apt, just off Royal Mile Edinburgh
Situated in a Victorian building Blair Street Scott is a superbly located apartment in the heart of the Old Town only 50 metres from the Royal Mile and offering a fantastic base to explore the amazing city of Edinburgh. This property shares a a private vestibule area with the Blair St Burns apartment next door and is therefore an excellent choice for larger groups or families who want to be close to each other.
This bright , elegant self catering apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard to make your stay as comfortable as possible and offers a host of contemporary and period features. Located opposite Mercat Tours and the Edinburgh Vaults (the underground chambers where Burke and Hare would find their victims). The apartment is on the lower ground floor of the building with a view of the street to the front and from the bedrooms at the back. On entering the building there are 4 steps up to the main door and then 8 stairs down to the apartment.
The historic Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting a wealth of charm and character. Main shopping and commercial thoroughfares are within walking distance and include high street retailers , fine restaurants and fashionable bars.
The property is extremely well placed for the many famous historical places of interest including galleries, museums and theatres. Edinburgh castle is a short 400 metre walk up the Royal Mile which is a mere 50 metres from the flat. The Palace of Holyrood House and Scottish Parliament can be reached with a short walk downhill.
The Grassmarket and Royal Mile offer a superb choice of specialty shops , restaurants, bars , coffee shops and boutiques. . A Sainsbury local and Tesco express are only 5 minutes away on North Bridge.
A wide variety of bus services are available nearby and Waverley train station is a 5 minute walk.
* All gas & electricity costs are included in the rental.
* Linen and towels are provided.
* A modest amount of complimentary tea and coffee for arrival
* Ironing facilities and a hair dryer are provided.
* Street parking is available but is expensive, various longer term parking solutions can be given.
* The airport bus drop off point and main railway station are 5 minutes walk.
* No smoking is allowed within the apartment.
* No pets.
* Although on the first floor, there are a small number of stair to negotiate and therefore may be unsuitable for some people with disabilities. 4 Steps from street to building door and 8 steps down internally to apartment door.
* No lift is available.
A "meet and greet" service is operated , whereby you will be met at a property at a pre-arranged time to give access. Full instructions of this procedure can be found in the secure guest area after a booking has been completed. It is very important that an approximate arrival time is provided before arrival for this process. Entry is from 14:00 onwards but if nobody has booked to depart on your day of arrival it will probably be very suitable for us to give you entry as early as possible. Departure is by 10am (a guaranteed late departure up to 20:00 can be obtained for 50% of that daily rate. Please contact us if you want to utilise this facility and a price will be calculated).
Please note that arrivals after 19:00 will incur a range of late arrival fee.
**LATE ARRIVAL: fees, 19:00 - 22:30 - 15 pounds, 22:31 - 00:00 - 30 pounds and 00:01 - 02:00 - 50 pounds. The latest access can be given is 02:00, otherwise it is given at 08:00 the next day. ESC accept no liability for any costs involved in alternative accommodation for this 6 hour period.
A deposit of 25% is payable on booking and the outstanding balance of the rental price must be received 2 months prior to your arrival date. For bookings made less than eight weeks before your arrival date the whole rental price falls payable at the time of booking. Please note that a separate 200 pounds refundable key/security deposit must be provided prior to arrival. This is rescinded 2 days after departure.
Sleeping arrangements 1 x double bed, 1 x kingsize zip'n'link that can be split into twins (must be requested during booking process). Sofabed suitable for one person (must be requested during booking process if required for groups less than 5).
Parking notes Street parking is enforced Mon Sat 08:00 - 18:30, it is expensive and inflexible as you can only stay in one spot for a few hours.
There are many city centre car parks to choose from, you can use these for a short time or full days which cost approx 16 pounds or more or enter the postcode EH1 1QR of the property into this website http://www.parkopedia.co.uk/
Alternatively if you do not plan your use your car much, (Edinburgh is a relatively small city centre and is much better explored on foot), leave your car in a well lit residential street outside the restricted city centre, the whole operation should take approx 30 minutes. Alternatively, the return journey in a taxi from an unrestricted area (approx 2.5 km) would be less than one days parking charges. Information on the best areas for this can be provided.
- Linen provided Yes
- Bath towels provided Yes
- Hair dryer Yes
- Microwave Yes
- Fridge Yes
- Oven Yes
- Iron / Ironing board Yes
- High chair Yes
- DVD player Yes
- TV Yes
- Internet access Yes
- Wifi Yes
Three steps from pavement to building door then 7 steps down to actual apartment door. People with discbility will have to be able to manage this small amount of stairs to be accommodated at this property.
- Pets not allowed Yes
You will be asked to check-out before10:00
Blair St Scott apt, just off Royal Mile location within Edinburgh
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