Apartments hotels are quite a new phenomenon in Edinburgh, Scotland. Apart-hotels, as they are often called, are well known in continental Europe. Apartment hotels offer more privacy than a hotel room and offer a more personal service than a serviced apartment, usually with a 24 hour reception.
Most apartment hotels in Edinburgh can be booked for one night, up to much longer stays (typically up to 6 months).
In Edinburgh we are privileged to have several great apartment hotels. In this article I give you 5 Of The Best Apartment Hotels In Edinburgh.
The Knight Residence (5-Star) – The Knight Residence (see Guest Review Video above) sits in the West End of Edinburgh, tucked behind Edinburgh Castle. The Knight Residence is very close to the popular Grassmarket area of town, with its fab restaurants, bars and pubs, and only a short walk further on you reach the rest of the city’s main tourist sites. There are 28 luxury apartments to choose from – one, two or three bedroom – split into Superior and Comfort grades, the Comfort grade aimed at those looking to stay longer than four nights. Apartments are bright, modern and very well appointed. Fittings are of a very high standard and streets ahead of most new-build apartments. The design and decor is modern, elegant and comfortable. The Knight Residence has its own secure and flood-lit car park. The Knight Residence apartment hotel makes a fantastic and luxurious place to stay in Edinburgh.
Fraser Suites Edinburgh (4-Star) sits right in the middle of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town, and is only a 10 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. This luxury apartment hotel offers 75 boutique and contemporary rooms. Some of the views of Edinburgh from Fraser Suites are the finest I’ve seen. Although the apartments are thoroughly modern this apartment hotel is in a hugely historic building (originally a newspaper printing office) and retains many original features – stain glass windows and cornicing to name two. All rooms are finished with the highest quality linen and Designer Guild fabrics. Staff are extremely friendly and courteous and on hand at all times to make your stay as memorable as possible. There’s also a shuttle bus to make getting to and from Edinburgh airport a breeze.
Holyrood ApartHotel (4-Star) – in Edinburgh’s Old Town at the bottom of the historic Royal Mile you will find the modern and comfortable Holyrood ApartHotel, next to the Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth. The Holyrood apartment hotel in Edinburgh offers a mixture of studio apartments and two-bedroom luxury apartments – this makes these apartments flexible for large groups or small. Each apartment comes with its own fully equipped kitchen, lounge with flat screen TV, and modern bathroom. Whether you are travelling with friends and family or as group, the Holyrood ApartHotel offers a whole lot of space and a whole lot of value for money.
Fountain Court: The Stewart Apartments (4-Star) - these luxury boutique apartments opened in 2011 and are the best located for the New Town of Edinburgh – situated on Young Street. There are 31 stylish apartments to choose from, all benefiting from a 24 hour reception just in case you need anything at any moment. There are 4 inter-connecting apartments which are ideal for families. Each apartment features an open plan living room and fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher and washing machine. Apartment hotel technology includes 37 inch HD television, blu-ray DVD player and iPod dock in the living room and a 32 inch HD TV in the bedroom, as well as free WiFi, Sky sports and movie channels.
Princes Street Suites (4-Star) – these luxury serviced apartments are only 2 minutes from Edinburgh Waverley train station and some apartments offer stunning views over central Edinburgh. There are 37 luxurious suites to choose from – studios, one, two, three bedroom suites and a 1500 sq ft penthouse. All apartments have a living room and a fully equipped kitchen with high-end facilities. I’d highly recommend the Princes Street Suites apartment hotel to anyone planning a business trip, romantic break or luxury stag/hen weekend in Edinburgh city centre.