Historic City Centre Retreat by Princes Street

  based on 14 reviews
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Thistle Street is the perfect location – an atmospheric cobbled street sitting between the New Town’s most famous streets (Princes Street, George Street, and Queen Street). Lined with independent boutiques, chic bars and some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh – you’re always in walking distance of great eating, shopping and sightseeing.

This bright, spacious and fully refurbished apartment is on the second floor of a period tenement block, which dates from 1755.

The interior is classic with a modern twist, stylishly decorated and furnished in a timeless style. Expect all the comforts of a boutique hotel, with plenty of space to relax and plan your next Edinburgh adventure.

The large bright lounge has a dining recess, original twin sash and case windows which bring in lots of lovely natural light, ornate cornicing and working shutters. There’s a 40" smart TV with Netflix and other digital services plus a good quality docking station for music.

The ultra-comfortable hotel-style shower room has underfloor heating and a powerful shower. We provide a full range of toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand wash & body lotion) so you can travel light. The large bedroom is quietly located with a very comfortable king size bed, Egyptian cotton sheets, working shutters and lots of storage space. The dining kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and dining table, well stocked with complimentary breakfast cereals, milk, tea and good coffee. You’ll find all the kit you need if you want to cook.


1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, Feather Pillows, Egyptian Cotton Linen

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 1 Sofa bed, Table Fan, Travel Cot
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Dish washer, Microwave, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Cable), NETFLIX, Smart TV
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Towel-set, Luxury Toiletries, Cotton Buds & Pads
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
Breakfast included, Accessible 24/7 Children welcome, Smoking not allowed
Check in:
2:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
based on 14 reviews
Jess (USA)
Great Stay!

We stayed at Dunc & Dee's for a winter holiday with our 4 month old daughter and this place worked out perfectly, from providing a travel cot to being very well located I would recommend to anyone. Also El Cartel is located across the street and is a fantastic Mexican restaurant, so huge bonus for being a quick walk across the street for great food! We would definitely stay here again when we return to Edinburgh.

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2018

Perfect Location

Perfectly located apartment within easy walking distance of the sights, restaurants and shops. Dunc and Dee are great hosts with lots of local information. Comes highly recommended.

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2017

Excellent location

Excellent location with lots of great food and drinks within a few hundred metres. Apartment was impressive and very quiet. Hosts quick to respond and really helpful.

Young couple  |  stayed in 12/2017

Jody (USA)
Lovely Apartment

Lovely apartment and great hosts - would definitely recommend. Had everything we needed and more! We were very comfortable during our stay, and the little touches (some very nice homemade shortbread and prosecco) were a great surprise. The location was also really good

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2017

Ideal Central Location

An ideal central located apartment, great for being close to all the main sights of Edinburgh in easy walking distance. Being spotlessly clean it has everything you'd need for a city stay including lovely white fluffy towels. The hosts have fantastic local knowledge of all the best places to eat and drink. We had a wonderful stay. Thanks very much.

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2017

Top Stuff!

A fantastically located apartment with everything you need to see in walking distance. Great communication and everything made simple. Top stuff, thanks! ☺️

Young couple  |  stayed in 10/2017


A lovely apartment in a great location with plenty of bars and restaurants close by. We would recommend the Mexican tapas restaurant across the road - lovely frozen margaritas . Everything you would want to see is within walking distance . The apartment is s great base to explore Edinburgh and we would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2017

Highly recommended!

Couldn't recommend Dunc and Dee's place enough. Really good size and perfect location - with lovely restaurants and bars literally a door away, yet super quiet. There was some great little boutique shops along the road too, as well as being an easy walk to all the main sights. We booked a very last minute trip (the day before arriving) to celebrate our engagement and D&D we're very quick to respond, and even left a bottle of prosecco!

Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2017

great central location

The apartment was excellent. Very clean, great central location & kitted out with everything you could possibly need. Duncan & Dee were excellent hosts. I thoroughly recommend this place! We hope to return soon!

Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2017

Beautiful apartment

Beautiful apartment right in the centre of the trendy area of New Town. Easy walking to all of the sights with many fabulous restaurants to choose from Dunc and Dee were excellent hosts with check in going like clockwork Would strongly recommend

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2017

Duncan Forbes


We are a fun-loving and sociable couple from Edinburgh with two young children. We love our amazing city. One of the best things about Edinburgh is the fact you can walk almost anywhere, and our apartment is ideally located in the heart of the Old Town. We are huge music fans so can point you in the direction of great music venues, pubs and clubs, many of which are a short walk from our apartment. We also love food (Daniela is a chef & Dunc is obsessed with good coffee) so we can recommend the best coffee shops, cafes, restaurants and food markets. Having traveled extensively ourselves (before the little people came along!) we know what makes a great holiday base. We look forward to providing a warm and friendly welcome!
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