Guest Testimonials - A selection of reviews from our lovely guests :-)
We are consistently rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor. See our TripAdvisor ratings here.
Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us during Hogmanay. The fireworks over the castle were fantastic & we thoroughly enjoyed having a cup of tea while watching the sunrise with your incredible view! The location is fantastic & allowed us to easily walk around this beautiful city. We enjoyed a delicious dinner in the Mussel Inn & all the lovely little shops around the castle. Thanks again!
The Blades & Baird families - USA - January 2018
Penthouse Perfection!! I cannot say enough great things about the apartment. It was the perfect amount of space for us, giving everyone a place to come together to eat, socialize and play cards, but everyone also had their own space when they wanted some quiet time. Perfectly located, we were able to walk the city and enjoy all of the food and sights without having to worry about transportation. Fiona was kind enough to send along some recommendations for some Christmas activities that were going on before we got there and it just added to what was an amazing vacation. If you are looking to stay in Edinburgh this is the perfect spot. Todd & family - USA - December 2017
We had a wonderful time in Edinburgh! The apartment was a wonderful home base for our group of friends as we ran the Spartan Beast! Now we're off to explore the Highlands! Thank you !!
Kristen & Ben, Jenn & Neil, Jan & Simone - New Jersey, USA; Boston, USA & Cologne, Germany - July 2017
What a lovely place! We were knocked over by how nice the flat was but even more so by the view! After 19 hours of travel from Kansas, your place proved to be the perfect landing place for our family of 5. So close to Leith & we loved getting out to explore the beautiful city. I think our teenagers rated Craigmillar Castle as their favorite. Thanks again for putting up such a nice place. We'll certainly recommend, and look for it if we get the chance to come back! Kevin, Patsy, Allison, John & Natalie - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - July 2017
We enjoyed lots of special memories in your penthouse for our daughter's wedding here in Edinburgh. Thanks for the coffee, orange & sweet stuff. Really felt relaxed & assured by the lovely clean surroundings - thank you! Anthony & Maria - Blairgowrie, Scotland - July 2017
Really enjoyed our stay in your beautiful apartment. You had thought of everything & met the requirements of everyone from 8 months to 92 years old in our family! The lift & parking permits were particularly appreciated. Sadly the weather wasn't great at the start of our stay but then we spent even more time enjoying the apartment! Will certainly recommend the apartment to others! Thanks again!
Linda, Nigel, Arthur, Kim, Neil & Ben - Northern Ireland, UK - July 2017
We had such a comfortable stay at this lovely modern-feeling apartment. A party of 6 adults is sometimes difficult to accommodate but we always felt comfortable when we got back at the end of the day. Plenty of space for all of us and not to mention, great water pressure in the showers. We will miss the gorgeous view from the balcony & the proximity to the very fun city of Edinburgh. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. Two Massachusetts families in a row! JJ, Lauren, Hugh, Barb, Justin & Toni - Massachusetts, USA - July 2017
Fiona - We couldn't have been happier with the apartment. It's so comfortable, has everything we need (& more!) & the view is beautiful. We especially appreciated the close proximity to all the sights. It was just an overall wonderful stay. Thanks so much!
Wendy & Paul, Sam, Max & Jack - Andover, Massachusetts - July 2017
Dear Fiona - Our family of 4 from Santa Cruz, California enjoyed your beautiful flat immensely. We have travelled for 3 weeks & your place was by far the most comfortable, beautiful & relaxing of the 6 places we stayed at. Your attention to detail in amazing! It made the final days of our trip a grand finale :) Thank you ever so much! Alicia, William, Amelia & Seamus - Santa Cruz, California, USA - June 2017
Dear Fiona. We have had a wonderful time here in Edinburgh. Your apartment has been a perfect refuge after busy days. Ideally located, we have walked to the major attractions & to food nearby. Khushis Indian was delicious. We have had a great meal this evening at the Scottish Youth Hostel up the street. Close, delicious, hearty & cheap - great value. Our children have loved staying here, having their own bedroom & own bed to sleep in. Less bickering too :) We will be sad to leave Scotland in the morning but we have wonderful memories & are well rested after staying in your comfortable apartment. Thank you! Suzanne, Steve, Lily & Claire - Melbourne, Australia - June 2017
Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us. We spent 5 glorious days here in Edinburgh & so enjoyed our stay. The weather was spectacular, the people were friendly & the whisky was excellent! We will return to Chicago with wonderful memories of your marvelous city. The apartment felt like home & it was a joy to return here each evening. Thanks for the restaurant suggestions - that was very helpful. Blessings to you & your family & all who enjoy your beautiful home. Jeanette, Pam, Lizey, Jessee, Barbara - Romeoville, Chicago, USA - June 2017
Thank you for opening your home to us! It was a welcome comfort after all the traveling we've done. My Dad enjoyed his birthday with cake in the kitchen the night we got in. Tom at the Windsor on Elm was very kind! Vittoria was delicious after a long day of walking the steep hills of Edinburgh. We loved the location, amenities & furnishings! Made us all wish we lived here.
Nancy & family - Niceville/Orlando/Atlanta, USA - May 2017
This is a great apartment & we all had an amazing time. Everything was well thought out & you provided anything we would need to have a great holiday. Thanks! Justin, Trisha, Jacob, Carl & Darcy - Huntington Beach, California & Boise, Indiana, USA - April 2017
Thank you so much for a truly memorable stay at your beautiful apartment. A great location & fantastically spacious for our little one to run around. So well equipped with everything we could possibly need. We will certainly come again one day, hopefully when it's a little warmer & less windy! All the best. Richard, JC, Isabella, Betty & Ollie - Hong Kong, Yorkshire & London - April 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the views & the apartment. BTW, where else would anyone go for a holiday?
Richard, Susan, Charlotte, Helen, Helen & Blake - March 2017
Thank you so much for providing such beautiful accommodation. Everything we could have wished for and more. Loved the cookies. Our wedding was super. Thank you again. Gordon & Liz - February 2017
Another fantastic visit at your beautiful apartment. A great visit to 'Dynamic Earth' & a fabulous curry at Slumdog. Thank you!
James, Michelle, Scarlett & Freddie - Kendal, Cumbria, England - February 2017
Fiona's place is better than we could have imagined. The pictures do not do this place justice. The beds where comfortable and rooms spacious! The open kitchen, dinning room and living room gave us the space to enjoy my family's company together. Speaking of the living room, the couches were so comfortable! We all enjoyed hanging out after a long day out in the town! Fiona is very lovely. Helped us with any questions that came up and even let us leave our bags for a few extra hours on the last day. We will definitely be back.
Alisa - Camden, North Carolina, USA - October 2016
From the initial email-enquiry about the apartment, to the final-farewell at the door on the last day, the entire experience with Fiona and the apartment were fantastic! The apartment is both stunning and comfortable. The interiors are beautifully appointed and the fixtures are extremely convenient. We were a family a five, and the amount of space afforded to all of us was perfect (and much needed... Lol). The apartment is within walking distance of all the sights and sounds, yet tucked away peacefully from the hustle-bustle of the commercial centers of the city. We would definitely try to book this apartment again for our next visit to Edinburgh! Salik - London, UK - September 2016
Fiona's apartment was beautiful and in a terrific location. We had a rental car so really appreciated the garage parking spot. We never needed to drive anywhere. There were a great variety of stores and restaurants within a walkable distance. We also really appreciated having three bedrooms and bathrooms as we had a family group. Fiona was most responsive to my messages and even left us delicious home baked cookies. I highly recommend this lovely apartment as a great base from which to explore Edinburgh. Karen - Springfield, Virginia, USA - September, 2016
Fantastic apartment. The apartment is spacious, nicely decorated, close to city center. Everything just perfect; Fiona leaves anything you would need (coffee, tea, and even fresh home made cookies...) and is a great host. Patrice - Jonzier-Epagny, France - August 2016
We had a perfect week here and the apartment made a perfect base for our wedding celebrations. The welcome was lovely (especially the cookies) and the flat had everything we could need. The location was ideal - a short walk to the city centre but avoiding the hustle and bustle of the many tourists. Thank you for your hospitality! Joanne, Andrew & friends - UK - December 2015
Fiona's flat is nothing short of AMAZING! She has thought of everything to make her place feel like your home away from home. She has paid attention to every detail from a fully equipped kitchen, drying racks for laundry, to umbrellas for rainy days. We appreciated the ability to park our vehicle in a secure parking garage and then explore the city on foot. Highly recommend this listing to anyone planning a trip to Edinburgh!
Ryan & family - Philadelphia, USA - October 2015
Thanks so much for the warm welcome & the use of your apartment. Our family was very comfortable and had everything we needed. It was a joy to be here & experience your lovely city and countryside. I look forward to visiting again. Sonya & family - Oklahoma, USA - May 2015
This was our first such experience and it was excellent! The flat was beautifully done out yet really comfortable - we loved the decor etc. The open plan living/kitchen/diner was great, especially as we were there with our two little boys - it was good for us as a family during the day and very nice to spend time in during the evenings. Fiona provided a travel cot and high chair for our youngest which made the stay much easier.
Fiona also provided us with shower gel in every bathroom, fairy liquid and a clean sponge, dishwasher and washing machine tabs, tea, coffee and home made cookies - small things that make a stay somewhere much more comfortable, and the cookies were delicious! Location wise, it only cost £6 to get there in a cab from the train station, and took 10 - 15 mins to walk back into town - a great location. We loved staying here and have already been recommending it to friends and family. Fiona was a great host and we would love to stay here again in the future.
Dorcas - UK - December 2014
This is such a lovely apartment perfectly situated in the heart of Edinburgh! Beautifully decorated with amazing details. You feel like in a 5 star hotel, very clean, very comfortable. Fiona is so caring, she even offers nice shower frequencies, cookies, orange juice, milk, coffee etc. at home. The location is centrally located within walking distance or easy access to the bus station to anywhere you need to go in Edinburgh. The apartment is beautiful, clean, and very comfortable. To be honest I feel like my home. Hope to come back again...
Yosun - Istanbul, Turkey - October 2014
The apartment was beyond our expectations! Spacious. Warm and discreet decoration. With all amenities and very clean. Fully equipped kitchen and even the ingredients are supplied. Book of instructions for household electrical, heating, etc. very clear and useful references for restaurants. Close to restaurants, grocery stores and within walking distance of tourist attractions. Fiona was very quick to answer our questions either by email or during our stay. We will recommend this apartment. Daniele - Bromont, Quebec, Canada - September 2014
Fiona was really helpful and the flat was stunning. Really well organised. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was great that we could walk to all the fringe venues within 20 minutes. Also close to fabulous runs. I would highly recommend this flat. Justin & Kate - UK - August 2014
Thank you for a lovely time, we all enjoyed our break in Edinburgh. The apartment was fab, clean, modern with everything we needed!
Location, Location, Location! Just great. Minutes to great shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. Our trip home was for a family wedding, but also as we love Edinburgh's vibe! Thanks again. Bill & family - Dubai, UAE - July 2014
Fiona, thank you for a fantastic break in your lovely apartment. Everything has been first class and your personal touches (home made biscuits to the tea/coffee/orange juice) has made it "home from home". The accommodation is roomy, bright and spotlessly clean + a perfect location to reach many of the famous landmarks. Britannia in Leith was an exceptional couple of hours and would thoroughly recommend it to any of your other visitors! Thank you again. Brian, Jayne, Carol, David & friends - Halesowen, England - June 2014
Lovely apartment - even big enough for five girls and very well equipped! Thanks Fiona for the list of pubs, restaurants etc. Again thanks a lot and we will recommend your apartment to other Berliners. Michaela and friends - Berlin, Germany - May 2014
Our family of three adults stayed for seven days in this stunning penthouse apartment. It's spotlessly clean, the furniture is very comfortable, the beds extremely so, and it's only a short walk to the end of Princes Street. The owner, Fiona welcomed us with tasty home made biscuits. The rooms are light and airy and the large balcony gives a splendid view of the city from the rooftops. We will definitely visit again on our future visits to Edinburgh and I cannot praise this accommodation enough, very highly recommended. Tony & Barbara - Leeds, England - April, 2014
Lovely quiet spacious apartment with a lovely touch of home made biscuits on arrival along with tea, coffee milk etc. Fiona was very flexible in letting us check in early and leave late as she didn't have any guests arriving that day. No need for taxis either as it's only a 10 minute walk to Princes street and there's plenty of sightseeing books to read in the apartment. I'd definitely visit here again and recommend to anyone as great value for money. Julia - Leeds, England - February, 2014
This flat was amazing, very new and clean! Fiona was a great host and really made our stay special. We felt very at home and had everything we needed. The flat is in a great location too and we could walk everywhere. I would definitely stay here again!
Lindsay - San Francisco, USA - January, 2014
This is a stunning Penthouse apartment as it says in the headline. We didn't take our car so can't comment on the free parking but we're sure it's there. Fiona was very welcoming giving us a quick and informative tour of the apartment and the offer of more help if we wanted it at any time. Plenty of room for our family of 4. The only argument was which of our kids had the double bedroom with the en-suite and which had to walk a few yards down the hall. Honestly, they don't know how lucky they are as we all had a very spacious bathroom to ourselves for the entire stay.
All the facilities were of high standard and sofas, seats and beds (all the essentials) very comfortable. We were all intrigued by the 'Fat Boy' bean bag (with the bright red flower in the picture) and our kids ended up spending most of their time on this when we were in. There are plenty of great restaurants and cafes only a few minutes walk away from the apartment and Fiona or the house guide will be able to make some recommendations. We enjoyed I (heart) cafe and Pomegranate but ventured further afield to try the Tower and The Pompadour by Galvin for this special birthday weekend. A few more minutes walk and you're in the heart of Edinburgh so the apartment is very well located. Just in case you wonder what the large building opposite the apartment is if you look at the panorama view it's a bus garage and we had absolutely no noise problems at all. It was winter and we kept the windows closed but we don't think it would be a problem even in the height of summer. No place is ever perfect, particularly when you like your home comforts as we do, but this apartment is as close as you're ever likely to find. If it's available when you want to go to Edinburgh don't hesitate to book it. Tony - Liverpool, England - December, 2013
Fantastic Stay! The most beautiful apartment with fantastic decor. We will be recommending you to everyone. Thanks!
Ross, Laura, Tess, Dan, Brian & Su - Nottingham, England - December 2013
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing..Nothing else to say!! :-) Karen - Edinburgh, Scotland - November 2013
Great stay! Apartment is so cosy, beds are comfortable. Love the balcony. It's walking distance to city centre and Fiona provided great tips for good restaurants in the area. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you Fiona! We fell in love with the city and would come back again.
Alex, Alexandra & Matthew - Aberdeen, Scotland - September 2013
We enjoyed a fantastic 3 days at this penthouse. It is absolutely clean, very quiet for good night sleeping and ‘warm’ with all Fiona’s personal details (pictures, bunny & hearts decorations, stylish furniture). Five stars!! It is very well equipped with appliances and TVs and everything is or looks brand new. The view of Edinburgh from the apartment and especially the balcony is speechless! Absolutely stunning! We enjoyed it every night and always looked forward to come back to the balcony after being out all day and for us this is very important. For those that come with a car, it is perfect as you get a pass and can park free in the basement. Fiona is very kind, helpful and always available so if you need any help or just want to ask something, she is there for you. The location is excellent as just minutes’ walk to the busy centre. A few well stocked shops and some take-aways (did not try them) are minutes away. We have 2 teenage sons that had not complained on anything, so cannot beat that!
Thank you Fiona! Nik, Snezana, Uros & Ogi - Belgrade, Serbia, September 2013
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Lovely place & fantastic host.
Richard & Cyndi - Houston, Tx & St Andrews, Scotland - September 2013
Fiona has been an excellent host! It was one of the nicest apartments I have stayed in and Fiona has always been helpful in going out of her way to help. She was ever so helpful (texts were all replied within minutes and she was ever so polite). Great host, and a very comfortable experience. Cannot recommend more if you happen to stay in Edinburgh. Keep up with the good work Fiona! Ka Wing - Hong Kong - August 2013
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