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Royal Mile Elegance - Castle Old Town, Edinburgh - Luxury 2 bedroom apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A stunning '5 Star' quality 2 bed apartment in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town

General Overview

‘Royal Mile Elegance’ is a stunning 5 Star quality top floor apartment with lovely city views over Edinburgh’s Old Town. Built circa 1820s, it is situated on the historic ‘Johnston Terrace’, off The Royal Mile, literally just a 2 minute walk to the Castle! It comprises very spacious luxury accommodation, comprising entrance hallway, spacious living room, dining kitchen, 2 double bedrooms (1 kingsize bed and 1 with twin beds) and 2 bathrooms (including en-suite facilities). Wifi and TV included.

The Space

The apartment offers 1200 sq ft of beautifully appointed accommodation that is comfortable for up to 4 guests, comprising an entrance hallway, spacious living room, dining kitchen, 2 double bedrooms (1 with kingsize bed and 1 with twin beds) and 2 bathrooms (including en-suite facilities). There is a separate toilet off the hall and TV and free wifi are also included.

As you see from the photos, the apartment is furnished in a relaxed and charming country home style with top quality furnishings and fittings throughout. Features include lovely gas fire in the living room, heated bathroom floors and historic features which include lovely cornicing and traditional window shutters.

With stunning views, a prime Old Town location and tasteful decor, Johnston Terrace is the perfect choice for visitors looking for a luxury city break in Edinburgh.

Please note there is no lift as is typical of Edinburgh Old Town properties, although we will be there to give you a helping hand with your luggage :)

Guest Access

You'll have exclusive use of this top floor luxury apartment. Check-in from 3pm and check-out is at 11am.

Interaction with Guests

This apartment is professionally managed by Jason, Kathryn and Eddie of The Festival Partnership who will arrange to 'meet and greet' you on your arrival provide advice and support during your stay.

We also ask that one of the staying guests is at least 25 years of age and if requested upon check in, would politely ask for some verification of name / proof of address (drivers licence, passport and/or copy of utility bill).

Please note : Check-ins after 9pm at night will be £25 (payable in cash on arrival) for the 'meet and greet' service.

More Details

Property Manager
Jason Redman
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 2018

About Jason Redman

We are family run property agency in central Edinburgh, specialising in short term holiday lets. Jason Redman is a Chartered Surveyor and Kathryn Lorimer a Chartered Accountant, so we both bring a high level of professionalism to our work.

We have been involved in holiday lettings management since 2001, working predominantly with arranging holiday lets over the summer months and Edinburgh Festivals.

For visiting guests to Edinburgh, we are passionate about providing guests with a first class experience and as you would expect we are friendly, reliable and professional with all our interactions.

For property owners, we love Homeaway and Vbro, as many people do, but realise that managing a short term rental or holiday let can be quite demanding and time consuming. Whether you are travelling, living abroad or have a second home in Edinburgh that you visit occasionally, Jason and Kathryn can help you maximise income when your property is vacant. We provide a full service from holiday property marketing, answering enquiries and bookings, check in service, check out, professional cleaning, laundry and property management.

We love our guests, and nothing makes us happier than happy guests! We are continually working to ensure that we deliver the best possible service to our guests.

Please see our website The Festival Partnership and 'Guest Lets' in Edinburgh to find out a little more about us!

Jason Redman purchased this apartment in 2015


Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


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Royal Mile Elegance - Castle Old Town, Edinburgh - Luxury 2 bedroom apartment
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

We loved this place

  • 5 of 5

THis is one of the best VRBO places ever. Everything was perfect. The only thing to consider is can you make the 4th floor walk up. If that’s not a problem for you physically, then you should stay here. Perfect.!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Princeton, NJ

Spacious beautifully decorated and super location

  • 5 of 5

This two bedroom two bath apartment is located so we could watch the tattoo band and fireworks from the window — but it was very quiet despite the prime location, it is elegantly decorated but very comfortable, and has every amenity. Manager was very helpful and accommodating. We really looked forward to getting back to this aerie retreat after a long day and enjoying the views over some wine.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hingham, Massachusetts, USA

Beautiful, right in town apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is spacious and beautiful, with an incredibly central location in downtown Edinburgh. Just steps from Edinburgh Castle, lots of restaurants and other attractions, the location can't be beat. It's also beautifully furnished, with high ceilings and lots of room for our family of four. Just be aware it is on the fifth floor with no lift -- a tough hike up with suitcases if you're not fit (even if you are).

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant, clean, and cozy flat ideally located in the Old Town.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two daughters (ages 11 and 9) and myself stayed at this gorgeous and snug flat for a week at the end of November. We had an incredible visit to Edinburgh and much of that was due to the comforts and location of this apartment. We joked about never leaving and honestly wished we had packed our cat, so we could have just stayed! Every night we'd come back in after exploring a different neighborhood or museum and turn on the gas fireplace and knit, read and chat in the living room. The Christmas Markets had just opened, so it was so delightful to return after spending time shopping and make hot chocolate or tea in the well-appointed kitchen and recount our day's adventure or plan the next day. The flat had a washing machine and drying rack, so we were able to pack lightly and do laundry mid-way.

The flat is four flights up with no lift, but the views from EVERY window made it worth every step! I delighted in opening the shutters each morning and hearing bagpipes (not kidding) and seeing incredible views of the Hub on one side and Greyfriar's on the other. At the street level just outside the door are some great restaurants, we loved the Thai Orchid and Hanam's. We walked everywhere - you could not ask for a better location to see the major sites and museums. Other bonuses for us were the master bath, the twin beds, sky lights, and again, the fireplace. My only suggestion to the owner would be to possibly add a deck of cards and a checkerboard. I forgot to pack any games, and it would have been lovely to play games as a family in the evening. Otherwise, the apartment was very clean, arrival and departure was smooth and the owner has been fantastic to deal with. Weeks later, we are still talking about how much we loved the city and enjoyed staying in this flat.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York - Brooklyn

Lovely central location to everything

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The apartment was clean and bright and comfortable. We like to cook and the kitchen had all we needed to make some nice dinner meals.

It is central to most major attractions and close to all of the local bus routes. We walked to the weekly farmers market for fresh produce.

The owners were very helpful.

Beds were comfortable and the living room was a great place to relax in the evening.

We were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment

  • 4 of 5

Lovely large apartment and great location. 2 bathrooms is a huge plus especially being in the older part of the city. Only downside is walking up 4 flights (especially with luggage) but I guess that is the only way to get the better views. The management team was readily available to answer any questions. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Waverley Station (Edinburgh)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $46.04
Refundable Damage Deposit $263.09

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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