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Apartment With Parking Next To Parliament And Holyrood Palace

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bed, 2 Bathroom, City Centre Apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland (with parking)

Third floor apartment with lift access. Tastefully furnished - all new beds, linen and furniture. Solid wooden floors. 42’ plasma TV with freeview and DVD player. Broadband WiFi. Perfect location for all main tourist attractions. 24 hr concierge service offers a friendly welcome and guarantees security. Superb restaurants and bars close by. Very peaceful location despite central location. Holyrood Park on the doorstep so perfect balance between city life and open green space. Landing looks directly into the offices of the Scottish Members of Parliament.

abbey arkotxa
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About abbey arkotxa

My husband and I met as students at Edinburgh University and have always loved the city. We moved back to Scotland 7 years ago and now run a small property rental and development business.

We now live on a sheep farm north of Edinburgh with our young family but regularly visit the city to enjoy all it has to offer.

We enjoy finding flats in Edinburgh that we know to be in excellent locations and which we enjoy staying in ourselves.

We buy good quality furniture and fittings that we enjoy using and looking at ourselves and strive for very high standards of cleanliness from the firm of professional cleaners we employ.

We started renting to holiday makers in April 09 and have had extremely positive feedback about how lovely our flats are to stay in.

When deciding how to pay please be aware that if you book and pay via Owner's Direct you will be charged a 'service fee' which is about 6% of the booking. I also pay a 'service fee' too if you choose to pay via the website. I only enabled online booking last year - prior to that guests paid via bank transfer directly to me. If you chose this method it will save us both money and will make your stay cheaper. Feel free to call me and discuss how to save money on your stay.

abbey arkotxa purchased this apartment in 2009

Why abbey arkotxa chose Edinburgh

We felt that The Park is an ideal tourist flat. It is on the doorstep of all the major tourist attractions - Holyrood Palace, Parliament, Royal Mile, Castle, Grassmarket are all 1-5 mins walk from the front door.

Despite it being in the heart of all the action you get a really good night's sleep in this flat due to it's situation within a small private development and facing onto Holyrood Park.

The area is packed full of bars, restaurants, shops etc. You don't need to walk far for anything.

We have young children and being on the doorstep of Holyrood Park is brilliant for giving them all a big run around first thing in the morning.

What makes this apartment unique

We like the fact that it is so easy to stay here. Allocated parking, lift access and quick to warm up in the winter. It is a really cosy place which is a real bonus given Scotland's weather reputation.

We adore being in Edinburgh during festival time and love the fact that this flat is in the heart of the action. After a long day's festivalling and coming out of a show in the early hours of the morning you can be in bed within a few minutes. Perfect!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The flat was perfect, ideal location and had everything we needed. Very nice decor and clean throughout. Will definitely come again and recommend it to friends and family! Thanks very much." Lisa, John, Mel and Paul.

"A des res in a hot spot! Fantastic. Can't wait to return."

Di (Kent), Hilary (Yorkshire) and Mon (California).

"A hidden gem. Couldn't be in a better location. We'd recommend it to anyone." Mary & Dan (West Yorks).

"Fabulous apartment and perfect location - think I would like to live here! We will be back - 3 days not enough. Thank you Abbey." Rachel & Alex

"Another wonderful festival. What an apartment to enjoy it all from! So very convenient and central to so many venues and the bonus of the parking space. Thanks for sharing your flat with us." Chos and Hendys (Sutherland & London)

"Great apartment in a fantastic location. We liked the neutral unfussy and modern style of the furnishings and particularly enjoyed the local art. John & Sam
Mar 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Edinburgh and Lothians

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 has large double shower, marble tiles, WC and sink. Bathroom 2 has a large bath with overhead shower WC and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed and large fitted wardrobes - bathroom adjacent. Bedroom 2 with King size bed (can be separated into twins), fitted wardrobe and en-suite. There is a single futon mattress which can be used for a child. There is also a travel cot for babies.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Notes on accommodation: As our flat is newly painted and furnished we do not permit smoking. 24 hr concierge service offers a friendly welcome and guarantees security. Outside: Private communal gardens with benches. Private balcony. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Servicing only on changeover unless otherwise requested. Other: Balcony off kitchen, able to sit out and have breakfast on a good day and enjoy the views!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

Boston, MA, USA

Very nice location, super clean and safe. Definitely one of the best I have stayed at!reat ins

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, great communication. Bathrooms large, modern and extremely clean. Wonderful location. Very pleased.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment, close to town, shops, restaurants, etc

  • 5 of 5

New looking contemporary apartment, very well equipped, very comfortable, close to shops, restaurants etc. We really enjoyed being in central Edinburgh. Just felt like home.from home., and Edinburgh was great at Christmas time!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful modern apartment

  • 5 of 5

Directly next door to the McDonald Holyrood Hotel, opposite Scottish parliament, is the The Park apartments, about a 10 minute walk to princess street. This well maintained, modern,2 bedroom apartment has all the facilities as described on the website and has the luxury of 2 bathrooms, The owner was very obliging, very responsive to any emails I sent her and even allowed us to have an early check in, which was great, as we were then able to unpack before going out to get some breakfast. The apartment has its own underground secure parking place which is an added bonus. Would definitely recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment with all amenities

  • 4 of 5

Lovely apartment which was just round the corner from Holyrood Palace. Could do with some small maintenance work but all in great place!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A fair review. Maintenance visit carri d out today. New bedside lamps, new shower hose and new sofa ordered.
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Good value apartment within easy walking of city attractions

  • 5 of 5

Lovely warm apartment in a great location. Bedrooms were very comfortable with adequate storage for short stays. Linens and towels were of good quality.

The kitchen is well appointed and compact with laundry facilities provided in a hall cupboard. There were more than adequate utensils and crockery provided.

The lounge area would benefit from being upgraded. The corner settee is quite uncomfortable with cushions sliding forward. Occasional chairs could also be more comfortable.

Overall I think the accommodation is good value and the allocation of a parking space is of significant benefit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the 5 stars and the feedback. New sofa and chairs on order - I do agree - time for a change!
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Orlando, Florida, USA


  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time during our stay.

Apartment exceeded our expectations, excellent location, well equipped.

Owner was superb, will definitely stay again.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Hogmanay 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We enjoy speaking to our guests so please call to book - we'll always answer the phone 9am - 9pm. We have enabled online booking but be aware that you will pay a 'service fee' to the website for doing this. By booking and paying directly with me you will save money on your stay. Payment to me can be made by cheque or bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Arrival after 3pm and departure before 11am preferred but we can sometimes be flexible. Changeover day flexible.

Notes on prices:
£135 is a rough guide price. The actual quote will depend upon time of year and the length of your stay.

Peak season rates are £300 per night. 2 night weekend breaks will be more expensive than Sunday-Thursday nights. We aim to provide the best price we can.

Discounts available for rentals longer than 1 week and last minute bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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