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Luxury Apartment in Prestigious location Central Edinburgh lying in the UNESCO W

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Edinburgh, Scotland - Peaceful location 10 minutes from Waverley station,playhouse Hollyrood Palace close to Royal Mile

The apartment has been tastefully designed and the is close to Carlton Hill,It is spacious with 150 metres of floor space. The furniture has been designed individually for each room and along side the 3 En-suite themed bedrooms there is another public washroom in the hallway. The kitchen is equip with all amenities including two fridge freezers a dishwasher and lots of cutlery and utensils. We have a small laundry area at the back of the property and this furnishes a washing machine. The property is gas centrally heated and has wi Fi throughout. The large lounge has a a beautiful wooden oak table and leather chesterfield and leather chairs . The City Retreat is in a quiet area and situated near the American Embassy.

Nearby are lots of restaurants and shops and a local pub within 5 minutes walk.

Parking is free at weekends and during weekdays from 5.30 pm till 8.30 am .There are also parking meters if you want to use them on the street at other times, but parking free can be found if you look around the local area.

Award winning property.

Please see our other property http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8169714

More Details

Owner
Savita Handa
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Savita Handa

Well I am outgoing and have 30 years of experience in the hospitality market. I also am a Counselor and work with disadvantaged groups with mental health issues .

I love traveling now that my two children have left home and are at University.

I enjoy mosaics and love to spend time with friends .

I like art theatre and dinner parties

I used to keep fit but need to get back into this again so joined a gym recently. I love meeting new people and enjoy good chats with my friends and guests too

Savita Handa purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Savita Handa chose Edinburgh

this property means a lot to me as i used to live here when the children were born and so it has great memories and flashbacks , i decided to renovate it and let the interior designer Simon do what is wanted within reason and am delighted with the results , The area is exclusive and is one of the best addresses in Edinburgh it is a A listed property and the location to all the attractions is a plus. no need for a car cinema , theatre , walks all near by .It is very quiet too and this is a bonus as when sleep you feel the tranquility ,

the Garden is South facing so fantastic sun trap

What makes this apartment unique

I love staying here all rooms are en suite loads of room and the furniture is specially made rustic and original. The area is surrounded by greenery . local shops nearby nice pubs and delicious restaurants. Aurther seat nearby as is Carlton hill

Guestbook comments from the owner

please check trip advisor property called City retreat Edinburgh
Mar 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in New Town in Stockbridge

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • all 3 bedrooms have en suite shower rooms toilet wash hand basin electric towel rail and a vanity unit with a mirror on the wall.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This room can be 1 grande double or 2 single beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This room can be 1 grande double or 2 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Can be 1 grande double or 2 single beds with 2 fold away bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 bedrooms ,extra two foldaway beds Notes on bedrooms: bedroom 1 paris design grande double or twin bedroom 2 Moroccan design Grande double or twin bedroom 3 Oriental design Grande double or twin can add extra two foldaway All rooms flat screen tvs/integrated dvd hairdryers
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: please note a residential property so not to make to much noise after 10 pm would be appreciated . Non Residents are not aloud in the apartment after 9pm. Smoking area in the Courtyard at the front but strictly no smoking within the Apartment .Early Check in or Check out possible at a small cost. Entry system to the front of the property so access is via a code this saves all guests having to take out keys with them , code allows self check in 24 hours a day . Outside: Garden table , courtyard small table to front DESIGNATED smoking area ,The garden is private as is the Courtyard Utility Room: washing machine the controls for the central heating and hot water.

Reviews

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Luxury Apartment in Prestigious location Central Edinburgh lying in the UNESCO W
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Beautiful character property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Apartment is spacious & well equipped. Catherine was there to greet us and show us around. Great having some outside space. The location is perfect. Easy walk into the centre but in a quiet, upmarket residential area. Lovely walk over Carlton Hill into town. I booked the property for a group of 7 friends and all loved it as much as I did. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Good

  • 5 of 5

I arrived mid afternoon not knowing what to expect from an apart hotel, but found it to be just what it says. I felt as if I was in my apartment. I had the privacy of my own room, as sumptuous as a boutique hotel, and I had the run of the apartment, to make tea and a hearty breakfast in the kitchen. The living room was very big and was good to meet the other quests there, in a more friendly way than in a hotel where everyone keeps to themselves. The garden was accessible, and used as it was a sunny afternoon.

Savita was around in the morning and it was nice to meet her and we had a good chat, with lots of advice on what to do in the town. I will defiantly recommend this place to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great find

  • 5 of 5

What a great find!would recommend this place very good location and the owner who we met was very helpful and made our stay more pleasant.Its a short walk from all the sights resturants ect

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Holiday accomodation review

  • 5 of 5

We decided to go to Edinburgh at quite short notice. Looking online I found hotels far too expensive and cramped for our family of five with two teenage boys, my wife and an elderly mother. Looking on-line we were impressed by the photographs and the apparent space shown on the website so we made an initial enquiry. After a relaxed discussion with the owner Sav I booked the whole apartment for four nights.

The basement apartment is accessed down a short flight of stone stairs. Which my mother managed okay as the steps were broad and reasonably flat. The row of houses in which the apartment is situated is very elegant overlooking a park with views out to sea between the trees.

The accommodation is very spacious especially the Oriental room which has a long connecting private corridor and lovely themed screening. There is a great feel of space with a wide hallway three large bedrooms all with on-suite bathrooms and a separate toilet off the hall.

We were a short walk away from the city centre and taxis cost around £6-7 for five of us which was very reasonable. If you had no mobility issues you could walk in and return easily and safely as the road is well lit and open. We chose to eat in several nights cooking in the large kitchen and eating at the family sized dining table. We found it very comfortable. Having a dish washer was also very welcome.

A great deal of attention has gone into the décor which is new stylish and clean which makes it really warm and welcoming. Externally there is a private garden with a table and chairs at the rear which we did not use due to the weather but again this would provide further space if needed. My family all enjoyed the stay and thought the facilities were very impressive. All rooms have TV/DVDs except the living room which has a larger TV only.

Things to consider...

We took a car for our own convenience and while there are places you can find not to far away to park that do not require a permit be careful as the traffic wardens are very keen and patrol from 8.30am.

We really enjoyed our stay. Having the whole apartment was excellent and even my teenage sons were impressed and took 'selfies' to send to their friends. The location is very handy we had a lovely time. Thank you Sav.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
magum
Nearest Train
1000 Metres
waverly station
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
unicorn (lots locally)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Portobella

Coast/Beach:

you can go to Portobello beach about 4 miles away

Travel:

Can get a airport shuttle number 100 to Waverley station then walk or a short taxi about 4-6 pounds if you have luggage etc . By taxi from airport about 25-45 minutes depending on traffic

Distances:

In City Centre

Further Details:

Edinburgh festival walking distance on for 4 weeks in August and 1 week in September. Hogmanay in Edinburgh walking distance to big party tickets needed via Edinburgh events web site

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in New Town, Edinburgh and Lothians

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
14 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 2 nights
From
£500
From
£500
Fri,Sat
£3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
19 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,350
for 3 nights
From
£450
From
£650
Fri,Sat
£3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
20 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 2 nights
From
£500
From
£500
Fri,Sat
£3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
25 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£500
From
£650
Fri,Sat
£3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
27 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£450
for 1 night
From
£450
From
£450
Fri,Sat
£3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept Oct
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£700
for 2 nights
From
£350
From
£400
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Nov Dec
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£700
for 2 nights
From
£350
From
£450
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas and NY
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 3 nights
From
£600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£800
for 2 nights
From
£400
From
£600
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £25 per person per night
Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
deposit t25% non refundable on booking and then balance within 6 weeks prior to arrival . A security deposit required of £300 pound day before arrival refundable pre autorisation


Changeover Day:
arrival from 2pm
Check out 10 am
changeover days flexible

Notes on prices:
we have three seasons winter spring and summer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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