Contemporary living right beside the Royal Mile and Holyrood Park

A bright, stylish one-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1-4) in an attractive and modern apartment building beside the historic Royal Mile with The Palace of Holyrood House and the Scottish Parliament a few steps away. It's located right beside the green expanse of Holyrood Park. Within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

Key Features

  • 5 star rating5 Star
  • Sleeps up to 2Sleeps up to 2
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • Second floor (lift available)Second floor (lift available)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 50 metresShops within 50 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Shared courtyardShared courtyard
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Tumble dryerTumble dryer
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The living-room with dining area

The living-room with dining area


  • sleeps one to four; one bedroom with standard-size double bed, double sofabed in living room
  • living room with dining area, separate kitchen, double bedroom, bathroom with bathtub and shower over
  • unique, award-winning U-shaped apartment building with courtyard
  • free access to the gym, pool, sauna and steam room of the MacDonald Hotel, which is next door

The living room is comfortable and has a dining area with table and chairs. There is a TV and free wifi internet access for your laptop or mobile devices. There is laminate flooring throughout.  The sofa converts in to a double sofabed.

The modern kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine (a clothes horse is provided for drying clothes), fridge, cooker and microwave. There's a washing machine and tumble dryer for guests' use.

The double bedroom is attractively furnished and is quietly located at the rear of the property. The bathroom has a wash-hand basin and bathtub with shower over.

The apartment has full central heating; the price of electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

Guests also have free access to the gym, pool, sauna and steam room of the MacDonald Hotel, which is next door to the apartment.

The Palace of Holyrood House is a few steps away

The Palace of Holyrood House is a few steps away

This apartment is situated on Holyrood Road beside the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, and just a few steps away from the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament. The Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, connects the Palace of Holyroodhouse at one end with Edinburgh Castle at the top. Edinburgh's main visitor attractions are on your doorstep and the neighbourhood is full of attractive independent shops and restaurants, bars and cafés to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful pizzerias to fine dining establishments.

The nearby Canongate area of the Royal Mile was a separate burgh from Edinburgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. Because it was near the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the area developed as the court quarter and many fine residences for aristocratic families were built there. One of these, Queensberry House, now forms part of the Scottish Parliament building. Queensberry House was bought in 1686 by the father of the 2nd Duke of Queensberry, whose eldest son, the mad Lord James Douglas, escaped from confinement one night in 1701 and murdered a kitchen-boy – the very night that his father was signing the Act of Union that dissolved the Scots Parliament and put Scotland under English rule. You can find out more about Edinburgh's grisly past on the guided tours that leave from the Royal Mile. See for example Mercat Tours, Witchery Tours and The Real Mary King's Close.

The property has a shared courtyard, but if that isn't enough for you, just across the road is the extensive and rugged open space of Holyrood Park. Within Holyrood Park are Salisbury Crags, Arthur's Seat and Whinney Hill: an excellent place for an inner city picnic or ramble. Opposite the building is the popular Our Dynamic Earth visitor centre and the headquarters of The Scotsman newspaper. The Hub (the official centre for the Edinburgh International Festival) and the Festival Fringe office are on the Royal Mile, and you can easily walk to many of the Festival venues. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities.

The Park apartments were designed by Campbell & Arnott Architects and presented in 2002 as exclusive housing arranged in a U-shape around a landscaped court, alongside the new Scottish Parliament buildings. The architects won the EAA Awards 2002 (Silver Medal Commendation) and a Saltire Award in 2002 with Teague Homes.

Getting there

The apartment is approximately 15-20 minutes' walk from both the Airport Express Bus Terminus and the main railway station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. There is also a tram service from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is metered parking on Holyrood Road, though the maximum parking period is 2 hours. Parking on meters and single-yellow lines is free from 6.30pm to 7.30am; please check on-street signage for exact times of parking restrictions; parking is forbidden at all times on double-yellow lines. St John's Hill Car Park is on the next corner at Holyrood Road. Click on this website  and you can search for “Edinburgh St Johns Hill”.

Edinburgh has an efficient public transport system run by Transport for Edinburgh. Trams and buses run throughout the city from early morning till midnight, after which there is a reduced night service. Lothian Regional Transport's information office is on Waverley Bridge.


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  • “Excellently located, very comfortable and well equipped: It's in a great location just off the Royal Mile, however it was in a quiet area so quite peaceful at night. The apartment is very spacious, clean and very well cared for. Well equipped and to a very good standard. Lots of little extras, and even an extra TV in the bedroom. Tesco Express is just a very short walk up the road and you also have access to the Hotel pool.”
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  • “I just wanted to thank you for the great service we received and to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday at The Park. Everything was far better than we expected: quality of the apartment, location, comfort, cleanness. I will be recommending it to any of my friends should they plan to visit Edinburgh.”
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  • “Karin's place feels like home, spotless and with all necessary things you can need (even a kitchen cabinet with basic ingredients). The flat is in a really quiet and safe neighborhood, close to lots of pubs and restaurants and to a walking distance to the major tourist attractions ... We couldn't ask more, highly recommend.”
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  • “We really enjoyed our stay at Karin's place ... The location is pretty good too with just 5 mins walk to Arthur's Seat, Parliament and 15 mins walk to Castle. All the good cafes and bars are just a minute walk away.”
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  • “Best experience! Very nice and cozy apartment. Karin is a wonderful host. The apartment is just as described in pictures and it is really comfortable to stay there. I definitely recommend to stay there and it is very good located.”
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  • “Best apartment in Edinburgh! My partner and I visit Edinburgh at least once a year and we always stay in apartments and this was the best experience we've ever had. From our first point of contact with Karin she was so welcoming, friendly and insightful! The apartment itself is in the best location - quiet and so close to everything. Nestled behind The Royal Mile, the apartment block is well maintained, quiet and extremely safe. Inside is everything you need to feel comfortable - large double bedroom with a spacious wardrobe, great size living room/dining area with floor to ceiling windows making the space light and airy, well stocked kitchen with all amenities needed and the best room of all is the large bathroom with fantastic shower/bath.”
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