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The Walter Scott Suite - Stunning Views of Edinburgh Castle! - Robert Louis Stevenson Suite 5* Luxury Apartment In Central Edinburgh!

Bedrooms 2
Space 12,862 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Robert Louis Stevenson Suite 5* Luxury Apartment In Central Edinburgh!

Located in the same historic building as Unit 2, this apartment is on the 1st floor and shares the same elevation as the neighbouring apartment above, with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle. This apartment comes with two bedrooms & two bathrooms, one on-suite. It is furnished to the highest standards with a contemporary, luxury decor throughout. Gas remote fire within period fire surround. Sky TV & Wifii throughout. Fully equipped kitchen to gourmet standard with a choice of four ovens! This apartment is at the very heart of the city on stylish George Street, with great shopping, Harvey Nichols etc and surrounded by top restaurants, bars and cafes. There is little need for a car when staying at this central location, as it's also within walking distance of all the main cultural and historical attractions. An unbeatable festival location for the minimum of hassle. A large, luxury suite with total privacy and without the bussle of a hotel. For sake of clarity pics are marked: RLS.

About the property

5* luxury central Edinburgh

We have two luxury suites in this building and unprecedented central location! For sake of clarity I have labelled the pictures with there respective apartment acronyms:

The Walter Scott Suite (2nd floor) = WSS

The Robert Louis Stevenson Suite (1st floor) = RLS

For reviews please go to The Homeaway sister site: for RLS Suite - www.vrbo.com/453347 and for The Walter Scott Suite - www.vrbo.com/185667

Another reason for selecting these names, aside from the "literary quarter" in which the building is located, is because I am the originator of the award winning, "Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour" (20th anniversary this year - 2016). Both authors of course quite likely to turn in their respective graves at the prospect, but because the building is situated directly across the road from Walter's town house on North castle Street and indeed directly across the road from the birth place of Kenneth Graeme of "Wind in the Willow's fame, I'm sure that you get the picture. Happy to offer a discount to all my guests on the tour which runs throughout the year! Details at: www.edinburghliterarypubtour.co.uk

This location on the corner of fashionable George Street and North Castle Street, is unprecedented for great shopping, superb restaurants and bars, stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, luxury decor and furnishings throughout. Access to lovely private residents gardens in the centre of town only 2 minutes walk from the building on Queen Street (keys supplied). On street metered parking surrounding the building or alternatively 7 x 24 parking only 10 minutes away at "NCP" on Castle Terrace. Acustic glass fitted in all the bedrooms for quite nights in the city centre! Stunning elegant lounge, with quality marble furnishings and large dining table for six people. Large screen TV & fast wifii throughout the apartment. Fab Gourmet quipped kitchen with three ovens, including steam oven and combi microwave. Separate Bosch appliances; washing machine and dryer. Large family bathroom with under floor heating, double bath, bidet and large steam shower.

I receive many queries about the second bedroom and whilst it is small, it can comfortably be made into a sleeping room for two people. The apartment has accommodated successfully, family groups and parties upwards of five people over the years ( we can also make up an additional bed either on the large and comfortable sofa or with a pull-down bed with sprung mattress). The large communal rooms, with high Georgian ceilings and stunning castle vista's, more than make up for a "cosy" stay for our larger groups, as I hope the reviews will testify.

There is on street metered parking surrounding the building, although I always recommend not to hire a car unless day trips are planned ( and even then), as the wardens are ruthless and fines punitive. That said, you can fill the meter from 6.30pm in the evening which will credit you in the morning, affording you that crucial extra couple of hours sleep! Alternatively, there is secure 7x24 parking only 10 minutes round the corner at The "NCP" car park on Castle Terrace.

We try to be as flexible as possible with regards check-in's, subject to other guests departing. Janice our amazing housekeeper, like to have your contact details direct so that she can keep you posted of early check-in's and of course vice a versa in terms of delay. If an early check-in is not possible, we can always store your luggage for you until the official check-in time of 2pm.

We are also very flexible in terms of pre-arrival requests etc, which we fully appreciate, especially after long hall flights. If you would like a stocked fridge on arrival, please just ask and we will take care of it. Please note that there is a flat rate charge of £50.00 for this service, which can be deducted from your deposit on departure. Where the grocery request amounts to more than £100.00, we require pre-payment in advance.

Please advise us of your ETA - expected time of arrival - as soon as you have made your travel plans, so we can schedule in housekeeping for you.

More Details

Morris Paton
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Morris Paton

I worked as an actor for many years and as a radio broadcaster on the BBC, presenting arts programmes. I'm also very interested in cultural tourism projects and in 1996 created The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour, an award winning tour performed by professional actors. It runs throughout the year and Rick Steves, presenter of travel programmes USA wide, is quoted as saying in a recent review, "for an entertaining insight into the greats of Scottish literature, served up with new friends, good beer, and lots of laughs, The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour is my vote for the best way to spend an Edinburgh Evening!" so can't be bad!! Let me know if your interested in going on the tour at check-in and I can reserve you a slot.

Morris Paton purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Morris Paton chose New Town

I'm interested in all things literary and so when this apartment came on the market in 2001, I was excited by the fact that it sits just across the road from Sir Walter Scot's Edinburgh townhouse and on the other side of the street from the birth place of "Wind in the Willow's" author, Kenneth Grahame. of course, that's not forgetting that the apartment has unprecedented, stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and is in an excellent, central location for shopping, restaurants and culture - especially during The International Edinburgh Festival!

What makes this apartment unique

Very central location in Edinburgh's New Town and highly fashionable George Street. Surrounded by great shops, Harvey Nicks etc and superb restaurants. Stone's through from major cultural and festival attractions such as The Assembly Rooms, the site of The Edinburgh Book Festival, Princes Street Gardens. Extremely well appointed for amazing views of the annual fireworks display from the castle at both the end of the festival and at new year.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
50% of total rental fee required to secure dates.

Changeover Day:
Check-in is approx at 14.00 pm and check-out by 11am.

Notes on prices:
August commands premium rates due to the Edinburgh International Festival and are subject to change at the owners discretion. The same applies to the period over Xmas and New year. Terms are negotiable. if split weeks are required etc please contact with requests.


Accommodation and facilities for Robert Louis Stevenson Suite 5* Luxury Apartment In Central Edinburgh!in New Town in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 12862 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On-suite off The Master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , separate bathroom off the hall
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , set as twin beds, can also be superking with luxury topper
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Notes on accommodation: Princes street gardens are only 2 mins in front of the apartment. Private gardens with access only to local residents are located 2 minutes from the front door on Queen street. Fully equipped kitchen, informal dining table. large and comfortable lounge with two large sofas and two arm chairs. Flat screen TV with Sky and Bose sound system. Wifii throughout. Two good sized bedrooms with secondary glazing in the master and working shutters in the second bedroom. Two good sized bathrooms; two showers and a bath. Outside: Keys to private gardens available on request. Surrounded by Georgian architecture, stylish shopping, great bars and restaurants.


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Robert Louis Stevenson Suite 5* Luxury Apartment In Central Edinburgh!
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
QLD, Australia

Excellent location - perfect for Hogmanay festivities!

  • 4 of 5

The suite was as advertised - very roomy, 2 bathrooms, well equipped - ideal for a family. The location was perfect - easy to walk around town, and right in the centre of all of the festivities. The double glazing was excellent and meant you didn't hear noise if you didn't want to part of it! Communication was very good prior to our stay too. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the nicest we've ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay in Edinburgh! The apartment is spacious, immaculately clean, has everything you could want, and in an outstanding location. We walked everywhere...Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat, Royal Mile, you name it. There are excellent restaurants just around the corner (try Wildfire...one of the best meals I've had in years), and several banks, coffee shops and shopping right there. The beds are firm but very comfortable, there are extra pillows, blankets and even sheets (for those who don't like duvets). And Morris is great to work with, very responsive to any need or question. Our only complaint is that it can be very noisy outside, very late into the night, being on a busy street and with a bar in the basement of the building. Overall, I'd recommend the apartment highly and would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caren Thomson

  • 4 of 5

My family just completed our stay in the RLS suite, and it was a beautiful place! Well located in old town, within walking distance of everything! Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a lovely apartment in a great central location. Cleanable modern with very comfortable beds.

  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy city centre apartments of very good quality this is one for you

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Special interest holidays:

Please enquire about the award winning "Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour", which has been running now for twenty years, becoming one of the "must-do" attractions. 300 years of Scottish Literary history presented in a dramatic duologue by two professional actors, across four great pubs!


Splendid beaches are located approx 45 mins drive down the East coast. Charming sea side villages and towns such as North Berwick and Dunbar are approx 45-60 mins by car or 30 mins in the train from Waverly Station.


Edinburgh airport is located approx 25 mins away by car or bus.

Further Details:

North Castle & George Street is surrounded by great restaurants and bars and the best shopping street in Edinburgh, with only a ten minute walk to Harvey Nichols! Perfect location for Edinburgh Festival and cultural, historical attractions.