Moira is a great host and her flat is so thoughtfully prepared you feel as comfortable as staying in someone's home. Fresh flowers, books and games provided as well as milk, tea and coffee for that important first cuppa when you arrive. (My daughter was pleased to find a bottle of prosecco in the fridge too!) The sofa bed was easy to make up and the bedding already prepared. Centrally located, there are many shops and bars locally, with Grassmarket close by and the Royal Mile 20 minutes' walk. We used Uber cabs in poor weather costing between £5-8 to get to the Castle or Waverley Station. We had not stayed in the 'Old Town' before but we loved it., and would definitely stay again.
Clean, comfortable and fully equipped apartment. Well located, 5 minutes walk to Grassmarket and 15 minutes walk to high street. The owner is really nice and helpful.
The flat was a three story climb upstairs, which would be a consideration for some people. The owner, Moira, met us at the flat and eagerly ran out to show us up and to carry my wife's luggage upstairs. It was a very pleasant, comfortable flat with a full kitchen well-stocked with everything a traveler might need for a short stay, including some coffee and the like left from previous travelers. It was clean and well-maintained. It would be an automatic choice for us if we plan another trip to Edinburgh.
We stayed at Moira & Brian's apartment for 5 nights at the beginning of June. This was our first trip to Edinburgh (indeed, our first visit to Scotland!). Before booking, we didn't know whether to book "New Town" or "Old Town", but made the decision to say here - we were NOT disappointed.
This apartment is absolutely perfect - everything you need (including a washing machine, which we didn't use, but nice to know it is there, if required).
We were met at the apartment by Brian, who showed us where everything was and recommended places to visit and eat - there are lots of leaflets in the coffee table unit and I guarantee that there is always something to do in Edinburgh!
Communication from Moira was excellent and we were extremely pleased that we could check out later than expected - meaning that we didn't have to pay to store our luggage at the train station (thank you so much for this!). Our breakages deposit was returned to us, in full, within a couple of days.
I would definitely recommend this apartment - the location is perfect, as it is a short stroll to Grassmarket, the Castle, Royal Mile and not too far from the shops on Princes Street (if you enjoy shopping). Everything you need in the apartment and a Sainsbury's just around the corner for anything else!
(Also recommend The Coffee Shop around the corner - lovely, friendly staff and excellent breakfast rolls - my husband enjoyed the Scottish breakfast on more than one occasion :) )
This is a really lovely apartment right in the heart of Edinburgh old town. It is bright and spacious and very well looked after. The bed is so big and comfortable and there is also good sized sofa bed . Lots of storage space too. Moira was very welcoming and easy going. Really appreciated the late check. We will definitely be back, hopefully soon!