We stayed here over a year ago, and given the pandemic decided Edinburgh would be a safer destination for our summer vacation this year. The apartment delivered on all fronts again, an oasis of calm in the centre of the city.
We've loved the appartement from the first moment. We've reached everything we've want to see by walking (with all the ups and downs it is fitnesstraining), but you can feel the wonderful atmosphere of this exiting city. We had only three days but we will co e back.
Stayed for the rugby weekend at this very smart, comfortable apartment. Great location. Spacious kitchen and cosy TV room.
A terrific property in a wonderful location in New Town. Immaculately clean and tidy, cosy, comfortable and stylish, well equipped and so useful to have somewhere to park the car too! Excellent communication at all times and perfect organisation for meeting on arrival to collect the keys and to be shown around the property.
We loved Circus Lane and Stockbridge and enjoyed walks along the Waters of Leith and visits to the Botanical Gardens both of which are on the doorstep.
We enjoy staying on this apartment Very close to everything what we need..It’s also very spacious and comfortable. Will definitely come back here again
Excellent location, a beautiful apartment near the city centre and near all the attractions. There’s a Tesco nearby as well as a Sainsbury’s so it’s very comfortable
Nice house, Ideal for a stay over Christmas. Facilities and equipment generally very good. Only issues were, the lack of a TV (we brought a small TV and connected it up to our laptop) and not a great amount of cutlery. Off road parking very useful, goor location close to Stockbridge.
My party of four adults stayed for three days at the conclusion of a driving tour of Scotland, and we used Royal Mile Mansion #14 as our base for exploring Edinburgh's old town on foot. The location is nearly perfect for this purpose; about halfway along the Royal mile, in the middle of innumerable restaurants, pubs, and shops, and very near all public transit options. The accomodation itself was well appointed, comfortable, spacious, quiet, and possessed of an updated, old world charm. Of particular note were the city views and the extremely comfortable beds. All members of my party comm...more
After a long journey and informing of arrival time we had to wait for cleaner to finish disappointing! On arrival a small amount of milk and a packet of biscuits were left ,unused food in fridge /freezer and old fruit left in fruit bowl . No dishwashing liquid /tablets were left and dirty sponge/dish cloth were in the sink which were too dirty to use . Some kitchen paper towels would have been appropriate and appreciated . The washing machine was faulty and we were offered for somebody to look at it but we were not happy to have anybody in the apartment in the current situation .Stuart did...more
This little apartment was perfect for a few nights stay. Very basic but everything you need. Brilliant location, didn’t need to use the car at all while we were there and the Royal mile is only a 15 minute walk away.
I had booked a small appartment in Dublin Street but, due to an issue with the heating, I was relocated to Albany Street. What a treat! The appartment is in a lovely location. It is bright and sunny with many original features. It is well furnished and extremely well equipped. I would love to make a longer return visit. Thank you, Stuart, for making this possible.
This flat will definately be my place to stay in Edinburgh. It is spacious and yet very cozy, light and extremely central and in walking distance for visitors wanting to explores. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Excellent value as the apartment was clean, modern and in a very good area. Parking was easy and Edinburgh's best sites are in walking distance
Booked an apartment to stay with friends for 2 nights. Ideal location on the Royal Mile. Great location, very comfortable rooms. Ideal for a short break and have already recommended Greatbase to friends.
After the 'COVID-19 lock-down' this was a very welcome break in a lovely stylish and comfortable cottage with easy parking yet close enough to walk to several city attractions. The location is peaceful with the added bonus of a very attractive garden, with comfortable places to sit out when the sun shines. The owner was very helpful and Greatbase had made very good provision for the additional hygiene requirements. Edinburgh as always a delight.
Thank you to Katie and team for being so efficient with emails and queries. We had a really lovely stay in the house. It was really good to find basic necessities such as tea, coffee, milk, salt, pepper and oil when we arrived. There were lots of other bits and pieces too which made the place feel very welcoming. I would certainly stay again.
Blackie House 2 is a fabulous place for 2 people. The location couldn't be better, the interior is a work of art, and the views are fantastic! It's on the top, 6th, floor and the small but perfectly adequate elevator opens into the apartment. The historic location makes you feel you are in a special place each time you walk through the courtyard and a tour group is discussing the area. I would choose this place again and again.
Thank you for helping organise a wonderfully relaxing few days. The apartment was very well appointed
Beautiful apartment, wonderful location, and excellent customer service from Katie. It is relatively expensive compared to other rental possibilities, but not excessive. Kitchen amenities were basic but very useable. Coffee Pot is not functional. Both beds are not great, mattress springs are past due replacement. In poor weather the front bedroom is *very* noisy due to building design structure and the wind-tunnel created by adjacent building. Apartment has some maintenance issues as reported to Katie: 1. Front bedroom window lock is broken and this is problematic - it blew open in s...more
This is an ideal base, for two, for exploring Edinburgh. It's well equipped, spotlessly clean and very quiet. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the heating. The owner was quick to respond to my texts and I was swiftly moved to another flat just around the corner. I would certainly recommend this flat.
The Cheyne Street apartment was really comfortable, quiet and bright. Good sized rooms, everything worked well, great location.
Very happy with Greatbase. Everything was perfect, location, cleanliness, comfort and customer service. We booked another apartment, but later needed a bigger one and the process was smooth and fast.
A fantastic property, very central and large enough for 6 friends. Great to have 2 bathrooms and lots of space to sit in the living room. The apartment has brilliant views over the city due to the fact it’s up about 4 flights of stairs, it kept us fit over the weekend! Only negative point was the lack of a freezer, the kitchen is well equipped apart from a freezer which would have handy after I’d bought a bag of ice!! Also it got rather cold in the bedrooms at night; all sorted after a trip to Primark for fleece PJs all round! Would definitely recommend the apartment! Thank you Greatbase, we’l...more
The apartment was perfect for our needs. The only problem was the man who met us there to give us keys really wasn't very helpful. I was told on an email it would be one of two ladies meeting us and instead it was a man so that was a bit odd in this day and age not knowing who he was, but ok since there were three of us. Once in the apartment he said this unit had no instructions on using the washing machine which would have been a problem since we are not familiar with this type, but in searching the cupboards we did find the manual. Then he said the heater (furnace) was the water heater and ...more
Flat is extremely well decorated and in a great location. We will definitely stay here again...very soon!
Handy location for both the station and the city centre. Lovely views. Some noise from passing sirens but the doubleglazing takes care of the worst of it. Comfortable, well furnished, nice soft beds, well equipped kitchen except for lack of corkscrew! (hopefully now sorted). You do need to be reasonably fit to manage the four flights of stairs.
Castle Terrace offered a wonderful 'home base' for sightseeing in Edinburgh and for the Fringe festival. It was walking distance to everything we wanted to see, so very conveniently located close to groceries and restaurants. The flat was clean and bright with lots of windows and a sparkling kitchen. It had a comfortable living area, though a bit small. There was plenty of room in the bedrooms and the temperature was comfortable. Our host met us on time, we were late due to train and rain. There were some fruits and cookies as well as tea and milk. We were very grateful for the snacks. ...more
This is an attractive apartment which has many useful features including a dishwasher, washing machine, television, wifi. It is also a close to restaurants, shops, the castle, the university, and the train station. The only drawback is that the apartment is very small, especially when the fold-away bed is open. With 2 people it is very difficult to move around the room.