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1 Parliament Sq (apt 5), Royal Mile, 300 metres from Edinburgh Castle

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
Sleeps four/five in two bedrooms, one of which can be set up as double, a twin or triple. Please specify when booking. 1 (apt 5) Parliament Square is located in a very prestigious building on Parliament Square, opposite the Edinburgh City Chambers (local Government Offices) on the famous Royal Mile and adjacent to the magnificent St Giles Cathedral. This luxurious 2 bedroom, third floor apartment commands excellent views of the famous Royal Mile and the City Chambers. Located in the very heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town and only 300 metres to Edinburgh Castle's entrance. The apartment is only a few minutes walk from many other major Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Scottish Museum and the National Gallery of Scotland located on the Mound at its junction with famous Pri...Sleeps four/five in two bedrooms, one of which can be set up as double, a twin or triple. Please specify when booking. 1 (apt 5) Parliament Square is located in a very prestigious building on Parliament Square, opposite the Edinburgh City Chambers (local Government Offices) on the famous Royal Mile and adjacent to the magnificent St Giles Cathedral. This luxurious 2 bedroom, third floor apartment commands excellent views of the famous Royal Mile and the City Chambers. Located in the very heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town and only 300 metres to Edinburgh Castle's entrance. The apartment is only a few minutes walk from many other major Edinburgh attractions such as the Royal Scottish Museum and the National Gallery of Scotland located on the Mound at its junction with famous Princes Street. There are also a copious amount of restaurants, cafés, bars and shops in the immediate area. This holiday apartment is furnished and decorated to a high standard and is a very comfortable base for your visit to Edinburgh and Scotland. Guests who have their own laptop can also enjoy a free broadband connection either through the supplied cable or by wifi. Connection throughout the apartment. LOUNGE/DRAWING ROOM: This spacious room consists of a comfortable sofa with two soft chairs , a glass topped dining table suitable for six people and some smaller items of furniture and lighting features. There is a gas coal effect fire which provides additional warmth to the gas central heating and creates a wonderful ambience in the room. A widescreen lcd smart TV with approximately 105 digital channels and a separate DVD player is available for entertainment. KITCHEN AREA The kitchen is located just off the main lounge area (see floor plan). It has a window with a fantastic southerly view of ancient extinct Arthur's Seat volcano. It is equipped with a fridge/freezer, electric cooker, microwave oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher and cutlery & crockery for up to six people. A small table and two chairs is provided. BEDROOM 1 This is a very spacious double bedroom with a window overlooking the historic Royal Mile . A 5ft3' (1.60 metres) wide king-size bed with two bedside tables and occasional chair , large built in wardrobe and a chest of drawers provide ample storage space. It has original working wooden shutters to shut out the world to ensure a good night's sleep. BEDROOM 2 The second bedroom also has a view of the historic Royal Mile. It has twin beds (default set up) that can be assembled as a double and a third single bed can be provided as required . Please indicate your preference during the booking process. There is a storage cupboard adjacent to this room for hanging clothing. There are also working wooden shutters in this bedroom. Bathroom The bathroom includes a toilet, wash handbasin, a bath with mixer taps and a shower over the bath. A shaver point is also available. A separate additional toilet room with wash handbasin is also available just off the hallway. Additional information * 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. * Daytime street parking is available but is expensive, various longer term parking solutions can be suggested. (However, overnight parking is free from 6.30p.m. to 8.00a.m. 7 days a week * The airport bus drop off point and Edinburgh's main railway station (Waverley) are approximately 250 metres away. Restrictions * No smoking is allowed within the apartment. * pets not allowed. * We regret that this third floor flat will be unsuitable for some people with disabilities as there are only stairs. * No lift is available. * Strictly no parties - Guests must be quiet between 21:00 and 08:00 to respect neighbouring properties. Access Arrangements 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
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Edinburgh SC (Self Catering) Ltd
Hosting since May 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 86%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (52)
VietnamLover123
VietnamLover123
5 contributions
Lovely apartment, great location, roomy and comfortable, perfect for the Fringe
Just stayed here for a week at the 2022 Fringe. Can't praise it too highly. It's well kept, clean, bright, spacious, comfy and brilliantly located. The living room overlooks the Royal Mile so you can watch the street performers without even having to leave the flat if that appeals to you! But it really couldn't be in a better location and is a really appealing, nicely balanced space. Lots of good little touches too - not only a loo roll for each toilet, but spare loo rolls as well! A spare adapter with multiple sockets and a long cable if you need to connect where there aren't any sockets. Spare dishwasher tabs. Washing powder supplied for the washing machine. Decent bedside tables with sockets you can charge your phone at overnight; ample towels; a drying up cloth in the kitchen &c &c. I know these are all tiny things individually (and very "first world" concerns), but how many places have you stayed in which have none of them and it's really annoying? Well, this apartment has thought all that through. It even had an inkjet printer which was great for us as we were able to print supplementary slips of paper with reviews on to staple to the fliers for our daughter's Fringe show! Drawbacks? It is on the fourth floor and of course there is no lift, so you have got a tramp up four long-ish flights of stairs to get to your apartment. We knew that and were quite happy with it, but if you struggle with climbs or have weak knees or elderly members of your group or kids in buggies, this would be tricky I guess. But overall a really first rate location and the service from the staff at ESC was superb. We were delayed and ended up arriving a day late and they couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. In short: highly recommended.
Visited August 2022
Written 14 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Patsiecat
Patsiecat
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Comfortable, well located flat
This is the third time that we've stayed in this flat for the Edinburgh Fringe. It is right in the heart of the festival with great views over the Royal Mile. We didn't find it especially noisy. The flat is comfortable.
Visited August 2017
Written 7 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alan D
Alan D
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions
Great accomodation
Booked to stay for weekend , with 4 other adults - plenty of room for us all. Was met at the apartment on time and shown round the facilities. Accomodation was clean and fresh. Location is fantastic - right over the Royal Mile. There are quite a few stairs to climb, which wasnt a problem for us. Would not hesitate to use again - In fact , hope to do so
Visited February 2017
Written 17 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
escadmin
escadmin
Thank you for leaving a review for Parliament Sq 4 and indicating it contributed to your stay in Edinburgh and even better you hope to return. You will be most welcome. Regards, Glenn
Written 22 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tot777
tot777
18 contributions
Great views and a great location
We stayed here between Xmas and new year in 2016. The flat is very spacious with high ceilings and is lovely and warm. The flat is on the top (third) floor, which means there are many steps to climb, but the views are worth it. There are nice views of the university and of Arthur's seat out the back window. The front window has views of the royal mile, so you can watch the street performers from the flat. A word of warning - the flat is noisy. It's a listed building, so the sash windows are only single glazed, which let in the noise from the royal mile below. The location of the flat is ideal for exploring the old town. Would stay here again. Wi-fi, TV and DVD player are provided. Kitchen has all mod-cons.
Visited December 2016
Written 31 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fourmisbleu
Fourmisbleu
37 contributions
Outstanding stay in the heart of the capital
We booked Parliament Square for two nights at the end of November as we were through in Edinburgh for a family birthday. In spite of the weekend not going quite to plan (spent far too much of it in A&E!!!), the apartment was flawless: spotlessly clean, deliciously comfortable, and everything from the handover to the ease of departure went like clockwork. You would struggle to find a more conveniently situated place if you wanted to 'do' Edinburgh in the run-up to Christmas... or during the festival... or any time, really. We hope to be back.
Visited November 2016
Written 18 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
escadmin
escadmin
Thank you for finding the time to leave a review and that Parliament Sq 4 contributed to a successful trip to Edinburgh. Thank you for all the support and business. Regards, Glenn ESC Ltd
Written 19 December 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mrsw2015
mrsw2015
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom74 contributions
Fantastic
lovely flat in a brilliant location. It is incredibly spacious and beautifully equipped while still feeling homely and relaxing. The heating was great which was very important to us. Yes, there are a lot of stairs and it is important to know that but the location is so convenient that it is well worth it. There was some noise from the street but it is Christmas. Communication on the booking was excellent and the list of restaurants helped us to find the stunning Petit Paris ,shhh, don't tell anyone else! Edinburgh never disappoints.
Visited December 2016
Written 18 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
escadmin
escadmin
Thank you for finding the time to leave a review, and a lovely positive one at that. "hast ye back" Regards, Glenn ESC Ltd
Written 19 December 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stay53230
Stay53230
1 contribution
Brilliant, home away from home !
brilliant apartment , brilliant location , brilliant price. Central to all locations in edinburgh. lovely family friendly apartment with luxury style settings. Feels like your just at home in a different city. No problems at all with apartment or people dealing with our stay. thank you .
Visited November 2016
Written 25 November 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
escadmin
escadmin
Thank you for finding the time to leave a review for Parlaiemtn Sq 4. It s is wonderful to know that it contributed to a successful trip and we hopefully see you back at some time. Regards, Glenn ESC ltd
Written 26 November 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jteacher2016
jteacher2016
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Perfect for our needs
Could not be more central for festival. Perfect for us but as others have said there are a lot of stairs and luggage/shopping took a little effort. Felt fitter by the end of the week!
Visited August 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 4 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Poppybess
Poppybess
Perth, Australia18 contributions
Right in the Action
This is a tough one to review. The pros Beautiful well appointed flat,lovely decor, bright lighting, very spacious areas,only one bathroom but extra toilet. The cons Many flights of stairs to struggle with suitcases. At festival time,the sound from the street easily reached us but generally died down before midnight. Quite a bit of walking to actually reach flat, but again because of the festival some of the high street was closed to traffic . Having said all that if you don't mind the cons I would certainly recommend it for a stay which is full of character and bang in the heart of the city.
Visited August 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 1 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David S
David S
Perth, Australia5 contributions
Lovely apartment, great location
We rented this apartment for a week during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was very well equipped with three good sized bedrooms. It was located a few blocks from Princes Street, so it was easy to walk there, but far enough away to escape the Festival crowds. Francois was very busy at that time, but all went smoothly. Lots of restaurants and coffee shops nearby, and a very nice bakery
Visited August 2016 Travelled with family
Written 27 August 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
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  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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Cancellation policy
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