Holyrood Aparthotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

1 Nether Bakehouse, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8PE, United Kingdom

2 Reviews

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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 68% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Good For Solo
  • Families90
  • Couples87
  • Solo100
  • Business81
  • Great Place to Stay


    We were really impressed with the furnishings and facilities of the hotel. When we first went in, we couldn't stop wowing at the facilties in the apartment and it really made us felt at home immediately.

    The noise outside seem more significant only at night but in the day it's fine. I do have to comment that the floors is not very well done as in it squeeked too much.

    Otherwise we are well taken care of during our stay, food was provided for in the apartment and that really made our day. We enjoyed our stay there a lot and we'll definitely stay there if we are back in Edinburgh again!

    Unique Quality: Full service kitchen and the untencils.. plus the food provided!!

    Directions: Royal Mile, Holyrood Castle, Edinburgh Castle

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    Good for groups or families


    The Holyrood ApartHotel is ideal for groups or families and comes at a very reasonable price. We managed to get a four nights for the price of three deal which meant that the average cost was £122 per night for each apartment (July 2006).

    The apartments have two bedrooms, usually one double and one twin, a bathroom, a separate shower room and a comfortable lounge area with TV, CD player, wireless internet access, easy chairs, a sofa and a dining table.

    The kitchen area is small but has just about everything you would need unless you want to cook a five course banquet. Cooker, oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, along with pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. When we arrived it was also stocked with milk, orange juice, tea & coffee, bread, butter, jam and a big selection of cereals.

    From the outside the building looks a bit tired and dated but inside it's like new and everything is clean and well looked after. There is a 24 hour reception, fitness room, no restaurant but they will happily provide menus for local restaurants who will deliver.

    The location is good, tucked away down one of the many alleyways that lead off the Royal Mile at the lower end, with good views of Arthur's Seat. Within 10 minutes walk of both Holyrood Palace and Waverley Station.

    Unique Quality: The convenience was a big benefit to us, there were 6 of us turning up and leaving at various times over 5 days. Some arriving early morning on the sleeper train from London others on late night flights so the flexibility of having a couple of apartments the whole time and not having to worry about hotel check-in/out times was great.

    Directions: From Waverley Station take the Market St exit cross road turn left and follow Jeffrey St to the Royal Mile, turn left and look for an archway on the right hand side called Bakehouse Close, just after the Tolbooth Tavern.

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Holyrood Aparthotel - great idea!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Just stayed at the Holyrood Aparthotel and we were very impressed. The place itself was extremely clean, warm comfortable and stylish. Beautifully done with a fresh modern look. The kitchen was well equipt and the continental breakfast provided was adequate although the appearance of croissants would have made it all the more continental! We chose this accomodation as opposed to a hotel as with a late night planned we liked the idea of a late breakfast in your pj's. Definately recommended if you are looking for relaxed flexibility in your holiday whilst enjoying plush attractive surroundings. The staff were friendly and helpful being more than pleased to book us a table at a local recommended restaurant.
We stayed on the 5th floor and we were so glad we did. Though beatifully done the wooden flooring in the lounge cracked and creaked with each step - could have been very annoying to have been staying below a family of 5!!!

Highly recommended

by TripAdvisor Member louisa.bobcat

The Holyrood Aparthotel was clean, spacious and very comfortable. The location was good, only a short walk 5 minute walk into the city centre. Overall I would recommend this over a hotel for a short weekend break as it was much cheaper for the same standard for accomodation.

had a great time

by TripAdvisor Member marie-rhind

just returned yesterday from the holyrood aparthotel and we had a wonderful time there. the apartment was quite large and very comfortable although the wooden floor in the living room is fairly noisy. you soon get used to it though.
the location is good only round the corner to holyrood house and the scottish parliament and a bit farther to waverley bridge and princes street for shopping. we didn't mind this though because you get to walk down the royal mile on the way and do a little shopping.
the castle was excellent even if the one o clock gun gave us a fright. even though you're expecting it it still makes you jump out of your skin.
i would definitely recommend the holyrood aparthotel for a few days stay. the staff are very helpful and we always felt safe and secure while there. would stay again.

Loved apartment - great location, amenities, comfort

by TripAdvisor Member mlf212

Just returned from 2 nights at Holyrood Aparthotel with a friend and my two children aged 8 & 10. Excellent accommodation with 2 bedrooms and 2 lovely bathrooms. Location superb but agree with other reviews that it could be hard to find first time. We got a taxi from the station which, although unnecessary in terms of distance, was worth it to find the apartment quickly. From then on it was very easy to get to and from. Tourist bus stop as you walk onto the royal mile (really close to hotel) and the wonderful Arthur's seat area and dynamic earth a short walk behind hotel. The beds were comfortable and the apartment spotlessly clean and had all the amenities you need. My only criticism would be the cost of the breakfast which is an additional extra. It wasn't worth it and next time I'd get a loaf of bread, some miilk and cereals myself for a fraction of the cost. It was convenient to have it provided but would have been nice if something a little more interesting was provided for the money (eg croissants, pastries, fruit etc.) A wonderful place to stay especially for families or anyone wanting a little more space than a hotel. Excellent.

Little Gem - Feels like a Home from Home

by A TripAdvisor Member

I booked a stay for my Fiance and I in the Holyrood Apartments / Aparthotel for a little Christmas shopping, and some sightseeing in Edinburgh. I chose an apartment purely because it rated highly on tripadvisor, and because it cost LESS than a 3* hotel.

I wasn't expecting much from the apartment. I figured that I'd be handed the key, and left to sort out dinner, finding a supermarket, etc. I was a little disappointed too by the exterior of the building. It's in the middle of old stone buildings, and looks kinda plain and 'office' like. But inside, it's marble, bright, airy and thoroughly plush.

We were led up to our apartment by the very friendly and chatty woman at the check in desk. She opened the door, showed us around the modern, clean, wooden floored, fantastic apartment, and suggested places to eat, buy groceries (if we needed anything other than the breakfast things in the fridge - yoghurts, bread, butter, cheese, jam, marmalade, cereals) and left us to chill out on the sofa. :)

Edinburgh city centre is only 5 minutes away, and to get to Princes street, you walk through cobbled streets, past huge old buildings, and little alleys ('Closes') which litter the old town. In other cities, these alleys would seem intimidating, with the remnants of last nights alcohol carry-out lining them, but I found Edinburgh to be clean, welcoming and friendly, inviting you to explore

I'm not usually impressed by Hotel rooms or Apartments, and usually never write a review, but I have to say that the friendly welcome I received from all the members of staff, with a 'hello' when they saw us walk in, the incredible apartment (with soft, clean bed linen, comfy sofa, tv/video, central heating (important!) and kitchen packed with appliances) and the whole package compelled me to write this one.

Perfect for a short or a long stay, and excellent value for money. The only minus point would be that it is slightly further out than some of the other hotels, by maybe 1 MINUTE walking time. It's quieter too though because of that.

Absolute perfection!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Couldn't have been happier with this apartment/hotel! The 2 bedroom/2 bath suite was immaculate, beautifully decorated in a modern and light style. Concierge desk was friendly, and extremely helpful. Location exceptional! Close to all points of interest and Royal Mile. Way more for the price than I've seen anywhere else in Edinburgh.

Great place to stay

by TripAdvisor Member FoxsmumMelbourne

This was our last stop after 10 weeks in Europe. The Holyrood was located at the lower end of the Royal Mile, about a 10 - 15 minute walk uphill to the castle at most, same to the centre of town - we did not use our car! Staff were helpful and the gym was welcome. The hotel itself was quite new and clean. Was fabulous to have the washing machine & dryer in the apartment. Continental breakfast is included in your stay and helped to keep costs down. Would highly recommended this Apartment style hotel as the place to stay in Edinburgh.

Great hotel

by TripAdvisor Member V0yager

Great location, great value, great rooms. What more can you ask for? Would definitely stay in this hotel again.

Only thing I wouldn't do is pay for them to provide you with breakfast supplies because they charge over the odds for what you get. There is a good small supermarket two doors up from the hotel which sells everything you need for breakfast and it appeared to be open 24/7 so go there instead and save yourself a few quid.

Athens of the North

by jofl16

"Warm Scottish welcome"

A recent trip to a great City. Despite the chill in the air and some rain the people of edinburgh were without exception warm and welcoming.
We staryed in the Holyrood Aparthotel which is great

"Holyrood Aparthotel"

A great place to stay - even though our room was overlooking a building site. Fully furnished two bedroom apartment with separate kitchen and bathroom, TV, living room and CD/radio. Bars, restaurants and shops nearby and a 5 minute walk to Arthurs Seat

Forum Posts

Long Weekend

by reddc

Hi can anyone recommend a nice hotel nr Edinburgh City Centre, bed and breakfast included, for 4 adults with two single bed rooms, for around £80 per room, per night? thanks.

Re: Long Weekend

by bobgratton

I found nice hotel on this site : http://ticket.dejy.com

Re: Long Weekend

by St_Vincent

You could try the Holyrood ApartHotel on the Royal Mile. It has a good location and they have two bedroomed apartments that we found good value for money on our visit.

Details here, http://members.virtualtourist.com/vt/tfr/1/4c8a4/3/175a54/


Re: Long Weekend

by reddc

Thanks a lot for all your help

Re: Long Weekend

by clivedinburgh

I'd always recommend the Apex hotels in the Grassmarket, close to good bars and clubs and you get a great view of the castle at breakfast in the rooftop restaurant. You may have to stretch your budget but they do offer deals at that sort of price on a regular basis.



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Address: 1 Nether Bakehouse, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8PE, United Kingdom