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Unique Flat overlooking the Castle Sleeps 8



Updated: 19-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

4 bedroom duplex flat with great views, WIFI and linen / towels included

A rare opportunity to stay in a beautifully modernised four bedroom flat in one of Edinburgh's most impressive historical buildings set in a central and elevated location beside the esplanade to Edinburgh Castle with exceptional views.

The house comprises of;

3 double bedrooms

One single bedroom

One day bed

Large living room

Dining Room that over looks the Castle

x2 W.C bath / shower rooms

Modern and fully fitted kitchen

WIFI Internet

BT Vision TV Package


All beds benefit from freshly pressed linen and towels for each guest.

Check in to be after 2.30pm and check out by 12.30pm unless specifically stated and agreed.

Please note that there is no allocated parking with this property.

This property is provided and managed by a professional 24hr on hand management service.

Landlord Registration Number; 384170/230/12531

EPC Rating - C

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About the Owner

Sam Paulo - Coulters Lettings
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2017

About Sam Paulo - Coulters Lettings

I work for a letting company that specialises in the management of a number of properties around Edinburgh.

We are on hand 24/7 if you require any assistance.

Why Sam Paulo - Coulters Lettings chose Edinburgh

It is a great base to explore Edinburgh from.


What makes this apartment unique

The property is the closest property to Edinburgh Castle.

The property comes with WIFI, Linen, Towels and accessories.

13 Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Denver metro

Great historical house, wonderful location. Worth the $

  • 5 of 5

Be sure that you and your family and friends are ready for the adventure of ascending 2 floors of spiral stone steps before achieving wonderful views, great bathrooms and an Aga in the sizable kitchen that stays warm (and dries your clothes via a beautiful rack above the stove). Loads of space. Very fashionable touches. Full dining and family room. Great place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious flat with amazing view of Edinburgh Castle

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to holiday. I came here on business with my university, sharing the flat with 6 others, but it still felt like a vacation. The accommodations were excellent - comfy beds, excellent kitchens, updated bathrooms, and adequately furnished. The wifi was a tad disappointing, especially because we had research to conduct; however, the location and castle view made up for the slow & spotty wifi. Contact with management team was smooth and professional. I had no difficulties finding the flat from the AirLink drop-off at Waverly Bridge. I would definitely stay here again, and I hope to book again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful apartment in a fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

This turned out to be the perfect place to stay for our trip to Edinburgh. The flat was very well kept and quickly felt like home after we arrived. The instructions on how to check in were great and it was in an ideal location close to the centre. The owners provided tips on restaurants and things to do and access to wifi and digital TV meant that it was also an ideal place to relax and switch off for a bit. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely flat but not managed well

  • 3 of 5

This is a great flat in an excellent location if a bit hard to get around in August. It is managed by an estate agent who has sub-contracted it to a manager. We had a polite but very hasty welcome by yet another person. No instructions, directions or any of the usual information at all in the flat.

Not clear if the bedroom TV works at all and if so there were no instructions.

For the price we paid I feel there was a disappointing lack of welcome items,just a box of shortbread wrapped in individual packs.

None of the Molten and Brown promised products, we had to go out and buy our own soap. We complained about this and a few other flaws at the start of the week. The soap arrived on the Wednesday lunchtime but nothing else happened.

There was a very limited amount of loo roll.

Superficially clean but poor maintenance including damaged wooden floor with sharp edges, stained stair carpet, around a dozen light bulbs need replacing, especially in the bathroom above the basin/mirror and above the dressing table in the main bedroom, or where you really need them. The bath pop-up waste is broken and it's also obvious that this is not a recent problem as it was left up on the side. There is no shower mat and the bath is quite slippery.

The flat has lovely views but unfortunately the windows are not as clean as they might be.

The bath towels were disappointingly small and thin.

The kitchen is fine but there could be more mugs and several of these are chipped.

The website states that the flat should be vacated by 12.30 but at 11.00 the cleaner arrived saying that the next guests were due at 11.30. Fortunately for them we had already tidied up.

All in all we had a great week in this is a lovely flat in a very central location.

It is just a shame that it is being very poorly looked after and nobody seems to care.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review Susan, Following this review we had a meeting to address these points with the cleaners, the linen company and our check in agents and we hope that your experience can serve as an example and that we have changed or system to ensure that no other guests have a similar experience. Kind regards, Sam
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Beautiful historic building steps from Royal Mile

  • 4 of 5

What a great place to stay for a few days in Edinburgh with our five grown children. We were able to spread out and relax after long days enjoying all that Edinburgh has to offer. It is literally steps from the Castle and within walking distance to Arthur's Seat, New Town and Holyrood Palace. The owners were responsive and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'm sure it would've been lovely if we'd been able to stay!

  • 1 of 5

We booked this apartment for an overnight stay and were excited to see it and utilise the fantastic location. Unfortunately upon arrival we were informed that the owners daughter had decided to use the place for the weekend and therefore we couldn't stay!

What followed was an exceptionally stressful hour waiting to find out if alternative accommodation could be found for us (and the 7 others guests in our party). Fortunately a suitable alternative was found, although there were initially issues actually gaining access without paying another security deposit which in the end we paid and had refunded.

We managed to enjoy our weekend however the stress that this issue caused definitely put a dampner on things and despite being promised a full refund we're still waiting to hear back despite emails and phone calls!

I would've assumed that owners had a responsibility to check if their property was occupied and if an issue like this arose then I would've thought they would have had to vacate given that as a customer you have a contract and pay in good faith to stay in somewhere that you've selected. I was surprised by the whole issue and I definitely wouldn't book somewhere like this again for fear or something similar happening. I'm sure the apartment is beautiful but unfortunately we'll never know.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good afternoon Louise, Thank you for the review. I am sorry for the inconvenience that was caused by this and we have put mechanisms in place to ensure that this does not happen again with the owners. Fortunately we managed to get your whole party relocated in a more expensive apartment closer to the city centre within an hour at no extra cost to your self. Kind regards, Sam
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From the Owner

It is a great base to explore Edinburgh from. http://www.squarefootmedia.co.uk/video-11169

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh Airport at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Waverely Train Station at 1 Miles Car: not necessary

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

There is an additional charge of £25 for check ins after 10pm and £50 for check ins after Midnight.
Fee is due in cash upon arrival to the agent.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 19-Jun-2017


From the Owner

The property is the closest property to Edinburgh Castle. The property comes with WIFI, Linen, Towels and accessories.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Floor Area

  • 1806 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Pull out Laura Ashley day bed


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • There is no allocated parking with this property.