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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Lucy Gillmore

If you’ve ever fancied your own uber-chic city pad in Edinburgh, it might well look like one of these 50 serviced apartments in the medieval Old Town.

The building might be centuries old, but the interiors are smart and contemporary, with exposed stonework, wooden floors, sleek modern kitchens and sofas in grey, raspberry or apple green wool.

Some come with balconies or views over the rooftops. There’s also a 24-hour gym, a welcome hamper for longer stays and you can pre-order your groceries to be delivered – it’s a bit like a plush private apartment block.

They’re perfect for flexible (an extra bed in an alcove) family or group stays – and you can even bring your dog for free.

Chic, contemporary design and a family and pet-friendly ethos come as standard in these luxury apartments in Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)[0.3 miles]

Scotland’s history, culture, art and design, science and technology – under one state-of-the-art roof. Special exhibits include the story of Mary Queen of Scots and Dolly the sheep.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

Edinburgh’s best food & drink

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)[0.4 miles]

Edinburgh’s culinary scene, the best in Scotland, is an exciting mix of rustic field-to-fork eateries, glitzy Michelin-starred restaurants and earthy farmers’ markets.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | Any

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)[0.1 miles]

An underground yomp through the darkest episodes in the city’s history, including the story of body-snatchers Burke & Hare, a torture chamber and the Grassmarket Gallows – a re-creation of when Edinburgh’s central square was famous for its hangings.

Best for ages: 10+ | £18

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Writers’ Museum

Writers’ Museum

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)[0.2 miles]

This hidden gem in the medieval Old Town is a treasure trove of artifacts and manuscripts belonging to three of Scotland’s most famous writers; Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Camera Obscura - two people inside a mirrored room

Camera Obscura

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK)[0.3 miles]

The city’s oldest purpose-built tourist attraction, at the top of the Royal Mile, is a unique experience that offers entertaining and educational presentations on optics and illusions. The main highlight is a rooftop chamber with a large periscope-like device that projects live, real-time images of the city onto a viewing table.

Best for ages: 4+ | £16 | Around 1 hour 45 min

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Edinburgh Region, United Kingdom (UK)

Capital treats abound, from mighty castles and royal palaces to gourmet restaurants and arguably the world’s best performing arts festival.

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