Stay in an Apartment on or near Royal Mile in Edinburgh

Which Holiday Apartments are nearest to Royal Mile in Edinburgh City Centre?

The Royal Mile is one of Edinburgh's most popular and bustling tourist areas, full of shops and restaurants. It is made up of several streets, starting at Edinburgh Castle and finishing up at Holyrood Palace. It includes Castle Esplanade, Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street, Canongate and Abbey Strand and no trip to Edinburgh should be without at least one visit to this atmospheric stretch.

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Due to its popularity, many visitors choose to stay on or near the Royal Mile and one popular option is self-catering apartments. These offer more flexibility than a hotel and are great for families who need more than one bedroom or for people staying in Edinburgh on extended stays.

The apartments have separate lounge and kitchen areas and many of them are well-equipped with oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. You can choose to eat out at one of the many nearby restaurants or cook for yourself. Many offer excellent facilities such as Freeview TV, DVD players and free Wi-Fi which is great for keeping the kids entertained. There are surprisingly many self-catering apartments either near or directly on the Royal Mile. Many have views directly onto the Royal Mile, while others are in slightly quieter locations, so you should be able to find what you are looking for.

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Which apartments are the closest to Royal Mile? Read on.

Which Apartments are Closest to Royal Mile?

Royal Mile Residence

The Royal Mile Residence is 5 star serviced apartments situated right on the High Street, perfectly located for the attractions of Edinburgh. There are 1 and 2-bedroom apartments available, plus penthouse suites, decorated in a contemporary style and equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay including a washer dryer and free WiFi. The apartments offer views of Princes Street or the Royal Mile itself. There is also complimentary access for guests at the Escape Health Club and Spa at the nearby Scotsman Hotel.

Holyrood Aparthotel

The 4-star Holyrood apartHotel is located in Nether Bakehouse Close, a quiet location close to the Canongate and a 5-minute walk from Holyrood Park. The modern and spacious accommodation consists of 2-bedroom apartments which are serviced daily. They have a separate lounge and fully equipped kitchen area. Some of the room rates include a daily breakfast hamper and a welcome hamper, as well as complimentary newspapers and parking. If you want the flexibility of serviced apartments close to the Royal Mile yet in a quieter location, then consider the Holyrood apartHOTEL.

Atholl Brae Royal Mile Apartment

The 4-star Atholl Brae Royal Mile is a holiday rental apartment in a peaceful location a 2-minute walk from the Royal Mile. Overlooking a peaceful courtyard, it sleeps up to 6 adults in 2 bedrooms and is equipped with the latest technology such as Freeview TV, iPod dock, a CD player and free Wi-Fi. The apartment is well-maintained by the friendly owners who place an emphasis on a high level of service and there are numerous nice touches such as a welcome hamper. There is also free secure parking available, making it a good choice for families travelling to Edinburgh by car.

St Giles Apartments

The 4-star St Giles Apartments are a series of serviced apartments throughout Edinburgh city centre, many on or close to the Royal Mile. These include the St Giles Apartments which are on the High Street, the Quarter Mile Apartments which are 0.25 miles away, the Holyrood Apartments which are just off the Royal Mile and the Old Town Apartments, some of which are in the Fishmarket Close (very near to the Royal Mile). They are decorated to a high standard in a contemporary style, and offer accommodation from 1 to 3 bedrooms but the specifications and amenities in each apartment vary and some of them offer parking whilst others do not.

Other holiday apartments on the Royal Mile

  • Pillowstops offer holiday apartments on the Lawnmarket and the High Street, both on the Royal Mile. There are 1 and 2-bedroom apartments available, both with incredible views directly onto the Royal Mile. A welcome hamper is provided to all guests and parking is available a 5-minute drive away.
  • Edinburgh Premier Self-Catering Apartments is a 2-bedroom furnished apartment located at 457 Lawnmarket on the Royal Mile. The owners offers a starter pack of food to all guests.
  • The Royal Mile apartments is a series of apartments on or near the Royal Mile, the largest of which can sleep up to 10 people. Some are decorated in a traditional design while others are more contemporary.
  • The 3-star Anne House Apartments are 2-bedroom apartments situated just off the High Street. They offer a welcome pack, Wi-Fi and limited parking.
  • The House by the Royal Mile is a townhouse located 60 metres from the Royal Mile at Old Tolbooth Wynd. There are three bedrooms and an internal garage for secure parking.
  • Greatbase are a company with apartments all around Edinburgh, including 3 on the Royal Mile.
  • Apartments by Castle are located in Johnston Terrace, close to the top of the Royal Mile, with views over Edinburgh Castle.

Conclusion - Staying in rental apartments on Royal Mile

There is a wide variety of self-catering and serviced apartments close to or overlooking the Royal Mile. Some are single private apartments which are rented out by the owner while others, such as the Royal Mile Residence and Holyrood apartHOTEL, are suites of apartments with excellent facilities.

When choosing an apartment in Edinburgh bear in mind that while those directly on the Royal Mile offer great views, some of them can be noisy. Most of the apartments near the Royal Mile offer all the comforts and equipment you would expect in your own home and offer a far more relaxed and flexible stay in Edinburgh compared to hotels.

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