Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle

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Apartment (2 Bedrooms) | Living room | TV
Apartment (2 Bedrooms) | Private kitchen
Apartment (2 Bedrooms) | 2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Apartment (2 Bedrooms) | 2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle

Entire apartment

Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle

3.5 star property
3.5-star apartment within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle

8.6/10 Fabulous

4 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Lounge area
  • Bathtub
Grassmarket 25, 1/6, Porteous Pend, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2HP
Feel at home
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Royal Mile - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 6 min walk
  • Princes Street - 6 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 8 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 1 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 1 min drive
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 4 min drive
  • George Street - 9 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 8 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 34 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 13 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 17 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle

Bright and stylish 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Edinburgh Old Town. The Edinburgh Castle is right outside your doorstep and you will find plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars within 5 minute walk from the flat. In the absolute heart of the city centre, this apartment is the perfect base for exploring everything Edinburgh has to offer!Edinburgh Castle/Royal Mile - 5minsWaverley train station - 7minsPrinces street/airport tram stop - 10minsDean Village/Water Of Leith - 20minsThe Space:The property is quite spacious, brightly decorated as well as well-lit. It can sleep up to 4 guests due to the 2 lovely and airy bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with a double. There is also a comfortable bathroom with tub where you can refresh yourself before going out or after a day of exploration. Completing the assembly or layout is a cozy and vibrant living room with Freeview TV where you can relax at the end of the day. And a fully equipped kitchen with washer and dishwasher.Guest Access:You will have unrestricted access to the whole apartment including free wifi.Interaction with Guests:Good communication from both sides is key. Therefore i will be happy to hear from you as much as you would like. But will otherwise leave you to enjoy your stay!The Neighborhood:You are in the heart of old Edinburgh, right in the city centre! The buildings are ancient, the streets are cobbled, the area is vibrant, stylish and full of tiny boutiques, antiques, book shops, restaurants, bars, Art Galleries, Theaters including the Royal Lyceam and The Usher Hall for concerts. You are a stone throw from the Castle, The Grassmarket and The Royal Mile. Princes Street, Edinburgh's main street with its beautiful gardens is a five minute stroll. You are less than 1km from the two central stations.Getting Around:The property is located so centrally therefore you can reach everything by walking!Waverley station is just 5mins walk and the tram stop is on Princes Street (7 mins) with frequent services to & from Edinburgh Airport.The city is also very well-served with a good taxi service and Uber - a rule of thumb being that £5-£10 will get you almost everywhere you want to get to from the flat.Other Things to Note:The apartment is professionally cleaned, and my cleaners place fresh, hotel quality linen and towels on the beds prior to each guest's arrival.House Rules:• Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)• No smoking• No pets• No parties or events• Check-in is anytime after 3PM



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

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Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Prior to arrival, you must complete online registration via a secure link
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your government-issued photo ID after booking
  • This property enforces quiet hours from 10 PM to 9 AM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • TV


  • No pets allowed


  • No elevators
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A mandatory cleaning fee is included in this property's rental rate; it will be displayed at the time of booking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Contactless check-out is available.

The property is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between guest stays.


This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Heart Of Old Town 2bed By The
Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle Apartment
Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle Edinburgh
Heart Of Old Town 2bed By The
Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle Apartment
Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Does Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at this apartment?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at this apartment?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Are there restaurants at or near this apartment?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Let Me Eat (3-min walk), Timberyard (4-min walk), and The Bow Bar (4-min walk).
What's the area around Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle like?
Heart of Old Town! 2bed Apartment by the Castle is a short 4-minute walk from Royal Mile and 6 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Castle. Travelers recommend the apartment for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

The apartment was in a vibrant location in Grassmarket with lots of bars and restaurants. The Royal Mile was a 5 minute walk away and this and the streets around it are all fantastic with a lovely selection of shops, restaurants and stunning architecture. The main shopping area is a 20-30 minute walk away and again lovely. The apartment itself was clean and offered stunning views of the castle. The mattresses could do with being replaced but on the whole couldn’t complain. Only complaint would be no lighting in the main stairwell walking up to the flat on the top floor at night. Would definitely recommend this property and beautiful Edinburgh.
6-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Grassmarket stay
The apartment was easy enough to find with good directions provided. The location is lovely with a fabulous view of Edinburgh castle and Grassmarket is a bustling square with plenty of choice for food/drinks. It was however noisy if you stayed in the front bedroom due to being on a Main Street and the bin men empty the bins early in the morning at approximately 0600 hrs. In addition, the resident in the opposite appartment has his television on all day and night keeping us awake. We eventually had to ask him to turn the television off at a suitable time rather than 0300 hrs! It is therefore recommended that if you are staying here, to let him know upon your arrival, so he is aware he needs to switch it off. The beds were comfortable, towels and toiletries were provided and the kids loved the spa bath! Please be aware, the apartment is on the top floor with no lift available.
View from the apartment
Keeley, 4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Vi bodde väldigt centralt vid Grassmarket. Om man inte gillar pubar i närheten och glada människor som gärna vill spendera kvällarna på uteserveringarna ska man inte bo här. Rummen var bra med sköna sängar. Utsikten över Edinburgh Castle var utmärkt.
4-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely bomb location and a nice little apartment with everything you need. The one thing worth mentioning is that it can be a bit loud on the street and the windows let most of the sounds through.
Nina, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review