My wife and I have just returned from an excellent long weekend break staying in New Town Apartment, Edinburgh.
We've stayed in Edinburgh on many occasions usually staying in the big hotels. We decided this time to try an Apartment stay to give us the flexibility to come and go as we please, and comfort and relaxation if we decided to "stay at home" when weather wasn't so good. I can honestly say it was the best decision we've made.
New Town Apartment is a reasonable sized, one bed lower ground Apartment located a few hundred meters down the hill from Princes Street in a quiet area off Dundas Street.
We drove from Newcastle on a Friday morning for our stay as its only a couple of hours away, and were a little concerned about parking, but once we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to find that parking restrictions are lifted from 5:30 on Friday to 08:30 on Monday all over Edinburgh. We managed to park across the road from our apartment when we arrived and had no parking issues at all during our stay.
The apartment is very well equipped and maintained and has what appears to be a new central heating system recently installed which was most welcome on some of the colder, windier days in Scotland. (It was even left on with the gas fire burning when we arrived... lovely and toasty ).
The hill back up to Prince St and the main center is fairly steep, so walking up is a bit if a chore, and could be a problem if you have difficulties walking, but taxis are plentiful and public transport is good if you need it...
There are some small shops near the Apartment to get the essentials, with cafe's and restaurants a short walk up Dundas Street if you don't want to go to far.
Other reviewers have mentioned the small bathroom, which is small, but well appointed and perfectly usable, even the "small" shower cubicle. (I'm nearly 6ft and had no problems at all !!)
We missed the owner Sylvie when we arrived on Friday as she was working, but gained access and keys without issue. Communications were excellent using emails, phone and text messages, but I'm sure she would have been on the spot if we had any issues.(which we didn't)..
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return in the future, it's changed our view of hotel stays in Edinburgh for good now... Apartments all the way and New Town Apartment in particular.
Thanks for a great stay Sylvie.
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Quaint, beautiful place.. Very cosy..
Only thing was, we had a hard time looking for it since I wasn't able to read the owner's message right away with the address in it.. And the trip advisor ad didn't have any address.. Otherwise, really good stay
The location of the property is ideal away from the main busy roads yet 10 minutes away from the centre. great flat very cosy alot of character and you will feel right at home. I would stay here again and again, its a shame I did not get to meet the owners but never the less they made us feel welcome by making the place ready and clean and also adding a few other touches all of which is appreciated and makes this the ideal place for a romantic getaway weekend to explore a wonderful city. Thank you Sylvia hopefully we might see you again in the near future.
Cozy, comfortable apartment! About a 20 minute walk from Royal Mile. Great contact and welcome package from renter. Perfect place to relax after a day of exploring the sights of Edinburgh. Highly recommend.
Sylvie was very welcoming with a great welcome pack which was a nice touch. Apartment could do with some updating. Would recommend.