Stylish Old Town Retreat by the Grassmarket

  based on 28 reviews
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  •  wifi


The Grassmarket was once Edinburgh’s main marketplace, and now it’s one of the city’s most vibrant areas. There’s a large selection of cafés and bars and a great Saturday market selling a range of tasty street food and arts and crafts. Minutes away from Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, Victoria Street is just round the corner featuring some of Edinburgh’s most interesting independent shops and eateries. Waverley train station and Princes Street are also just a short walk away.

Our apartment is quietly located on the ground floor of a small apartment block with its own private entrance. Heriot Bridge is a quiet street; you’ll get a good night’s sleep even though you’re in the bustling heart of the Old Town.

The spacious, cosy interior is beautifully furnished and decorated in our individual style with a mix of new, vintage and up-cycled pieces. Expect all the comforts of a boutique hotel, with plenty of space to relax and plan your next Edinburgh adventure.

The living room has a comfy three-seater sofa, vintage G Plan wingback chair, dining table, HD TV, Bluray player, stereo, and WIFI. The bright kitchen is well-stocked with complimentary breakfast cereals, milk, tea and good coffee and you’ll find all the kit you need if you want to cook. The luxurious bedroom has a comfortable double bed with crisp, white Egyptian cotton sheets and lots of storage space. The bathroom has a bath and shower and we provide a full range of toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand wash and body lotion) so you can travel light. Each guest gets a set of fluffy white towels.


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

  • Sleeping
    1 Double bed, Table Fan, Travel Cot
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Microwave, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Wireless Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Cable), NETFLIX
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin, Luxury Toiletries, Cotton Buds & Pads
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner
Breakfast included, Accessible 24/7 Children welcome, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm
Check in:
2:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
based on 28 reviews
Dave (UK)
great location

The flat is in a great location to wander Edinburgh, with everything you need close by. The flat was great for our stay. Dunc & Dee were very helpful both before and during our stay.

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2018

Really good hosts

Really good hosts, their tips and pointers were really good, did our research but you really don't need to with this pair. Really well located in Grassmarket, we walked everywhere we wanted to. Well equipped flat, miles better than staying in any hotel. Good base for a couple of nights away.

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2017

Kirsty (Uk)
Perfect place to stay!

Perfect place to stay in the city, Grassmarket is easy to reach, we even managed the walk from the station without much hassle! Apartment was just as described, bed was super comfy, certainly made getting up and out difficult! We had really quick responses to any queries and a detailed explanation as to where the entrance was that made getting in so easy!

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2017

Emma (UK)
Highly recommended!

I can't recommend Duncan & Dee's apartment enough and their hospitality is second to none. We felt welcome from the moment we arrived and as we travelled with an eight-month old in tow a high chair, travel cot and baby toys were all supplied and cot set up for us so we didn't even have to do that. Homemade shortbread, prosecco and really well stocked cupboards - and the apartment was fantastic, super clean and felt homely. I could really go on but the cherry on top was after our journey as we left in a bit of a rush and left some high value items behind only realising four hours later once we arrived home. Duncan couldn't have been more helpful and forthcoming with assisting us to get these home and we really appreciated it. So thank you Duncan & Dee, we will always remember this holiday with little one, walking around the Edinburgh Christmas markets soaking in the festivities before returning to your cosy apartment, it was really special. x

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2017

Great location!

Just returned from a 4 night stay in this perfectly situated flat, almost everything Edinburgh has to offer is on your doorstep and within walking distance. The flat was spotlessly clean, comfortable and cosy, a real home from home and Duncan & Daniella go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Despite being in the centre the flat was nice and quiet, even on Saturday night when the All Blacks were being hosted at Murrayfield! Would not hesitate to recommend and will return again one day hopefully.

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2017

Safe & Quiet

Great location, quiet and safe, and was a cosy base for exploring the city. Thoughtful and welcoming touches made me feel very welcome, thank you

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2017


The appartment was spotless and in a great central location. You are within walking distance of everything and their list of recommendations for eateries are spot on (the ones that we tried). Very good communication throughout our stay. We have a 4 month old baby and a good quality travel cot was provided. We arrived Saturday afternoon to a bustling market and music. The Grassmarket square was a lovely buzzing part of town even in the abscence of the market. Thanks for a great stay. Dave and family

Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2017

Stephen (Canada)

Beautifully designed and decorated. Close to everything; you can see the castle from the front door - just a few blocks away. We loved our stay.

Young couple  |  stayed in 8/2017

Kate (New Zealand)
Absolutely brilliant!

Absolutely brilliant! It's close to the sights but quiet and peaceful, super clean and cosy, and lots of thoughtful extras at the flat from homemade shortbread to a bottle of bubbles. Very helpful and responsive hosts. Apartment is on the ground floor for easy access, and is very stylish and well equipped. A great spot. Could not recommend more highly!

Young couple  |  stayed in 8/2017

Megan (USA)
Look no further!

If you're looking for a perfect place to stay in Edinburgh, look no further. This apartment could not have been more perfect of a location, place, hosts! Overall, a perfect experience!! Would recommend to anyone!!

Young couple  |  stayed in 7/2017

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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