St Giles Apartments - Edinburgh

375 High Street ,Edinburgh Eh1 1Pw, Edinburgh, United Kingdomshow map
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Overview

Located 550 meters away from Edinburgh Castle, a 4-star St Giles hotel offers an elegant accommodation within a 5-minute walk from Royal Mile. The rooms also contain en suite bathrooms with a bath, a hairdryer and free toiletries for your comfort.

St Giles is located in the heart of Edinburgh, in close vicinity of Gladstone's Land. Guests can reach the center of Edinburgh within 10 minutes' walk.

A castle and a theatre of Edinburgh are all within easy walking distance.

Edinburgh Waverley train station can be reached in a 5-minute walk. Turnhouse airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Rooms

A fridge, a dining area and a pantry are provided in all 24 rooms of the venue. Some of these rooms have a cathedral view. A kettle, a stove and a toaster are complimentary at the rooms.

Eat & Drink

Guests can dine at the onsite 24-hour restaurant. The café bar is complemented by a terrace and Wi-Fi. Dubh Prais is set 350 meters from the hotel.

Services

Guests wishing to explore Edinburgh can rent bikes and cars at the property.

Relax

The accommodation offers direct access to an outdoor swimming pool with parasols, a poolside snack bar and sun loungers.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   24.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Cafe

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service

Dining

  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar

Children

  • Playground

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-18:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle700 ft
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat2300 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land700 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1700 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons3300 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements3000 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre700 ft
Calton HillCalton Hill2700 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo400 ft
Royal Mile Royal Mile 500 ftRoyal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions1000 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland1100 ftChambers Street
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument1800 ftCalton Hill
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 3400 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 4200 ftCanongate
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Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant500 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
Dubh PraisDubh Prais1100 ft123B High Street
The Pompadour by GalvinThe Pompadour by Galvin1200 ftPrinces Street
Number OneNumber One1300 ftThe Balmoral Hotel
BlackfriarsBlackfriars1300 ft57-61 Blackfriars St
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Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.1 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.2 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo3.0 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.0 mi
Johnny's AmusementsJohnny's Amusements1.1 mi
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.3 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park5000 ft
King's TheatreKing's Theatre3700 ft
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art1.2 mi
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.3 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle2.6 miCraigmillar Castle Road
Rosslyn ChapelRosslyn Chapel6.6 mi1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin
Museum of CommunicationMuseum of Communication7.7 mi131 High Street
Forth BridgeForth Bridge8.3 mi North Queensferry KY11 1HPScotland
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.8 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1400 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  871  reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great value for money from this apartment. Reasonably central location as well, within easy walking distance to central Edinburgh

    We thought the apartment would have wi-fi but it didn't. No soap provided in the bathrooms - although shampoo, etc. were??

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Nothing

    Well firstly all ths glasses that had been put away were filthy, there was a funny smell in the apartment, bad directions, make up and fake tan all over carpets, bed sheets and towels, the shower was disgusting and the key kept getting jammed in the door. also the apartments think it is ok to just take money from your account without your concent and have hidden charges that they do not tell u about. when questioned about this staff and management were very very rude!! Wouldnt recommend this at all!!! Worst place I have ever stayed in, its all a money making scam!!!!! Bad customer service and vary vary vary unprofessional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location was perfect, fabulous views of St Giles cathedral, we even had the perfect view of a celebrity wedding ! The apartments are clean, modern and spacious and the shower was fantastic !

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The friendly staff, warm decoration and good location made our trip in Scotland more comfortable and enjoyable.St Giles Apartments is my first choice when I travel to Edinburgh next time.

    The new furnished apartment smells of paint.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location was very convenient for exploring edinburgh. It was nice to come back to a nice apartment and have the luxuries of home comforts - the additional space was also nice compared to a simple hotel room.

    it was slightly noisy at nightime as we were on the ground floor - but this really is me 'trying' to find a fault.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    very good location, next to atractons, shops and restaurants; comfortable apartment, good value for money. friendly staff and attention to little but nice details.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good location - just off Royal Mile (High Street); 10 minute walk from Waverly train station.

    No WiFi; bathroom flooring needs replacing; could add a few more amenities in kitchen like larger pot and oven mitts.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location excellent and apartment clean and comfortable.

    Noisy at night and rooms a bit hot. Boiler in one of the wardrobes.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    We stayed in a 2 bedroomed apartment, which was ideal. Very well fitted out, an immaculately clean. Quiet location, 50 metres off Royal Mile, so no passing traffic. Local shops and restaurants were excellent.Designated parking space was a boon. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an alternative to a mainstream hotel. Check in staff could not have been more helpful, but do note that this is some 10 minutes walk from the apartment.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location is absolutely brilliant, yet for the middle of a big city, the street was relatively quiet. The apartment was very nicely decorated, very well equipped, just excellent. We will definitely go back here.

    There was nothing we didn't like about this apartment, we will definitely be going back.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location and the communal spaces

    Stained carpet in the bedrooms. Hole in bedroom wardrobe door. We were given a key fob to enter the underground car park, but the agency had not checked that it was in working order. It wasn'T. The frying pan was of poor quality and burnt. We were not left the complimentary orange juice, water and milk mentioned when we received the keys, though they were dropped off later on the day of check in, along with the key fob, now in working order, having been fitted with a new battery.

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    As first-time visitors to Scotland from Los Angeles we were very unsatisfied with these accommodations. These apartments were advertised as luxury apartments that were conveniently located. Instead here is what we experienced: --A hard-to-find location that was anything but luxurious. Visitors enter the apartments by a large dumpster in a graffiti-filled parking lot. To get to the apt. you go under a bridge with lots more graffiti. Definitely not the nice part of town. --Poor service. The first day only one person could shower since there was limited hot water. The second day there was NO hot water. After calling the emergency line and letting it ring 50 times we talked with a co-owner. He told us what to check on the hot water heater and we discovered the maintenance people had never turned it on. After 2 hours we still had no hot water and could never shower. --Despite choosing a non-smoking apartment we entered a dirty smoke-filled lobby with no elevator. --The TV never worked. Our relatives stayed in a different Sarwar unit and their TV also did not work until someone from the company came and fixed it. --Stained dirty carpet. The staff was rude and never apologized for the discomfort and inconvenience they caused us.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very good location. Near Royal Mile with carparking and good facilities at a reasonable price.

    The website indicated the apartment was on the Royal Mile and within 10 min walk of Edinburgh Castle. It is not on Royal Mile, although close and it is 20 min walk to the Castle. Staff were very inflexible in extending carpark usage by even 30mins although new resident check-in had a 4hr gap from check-out time.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The appartments were very central and of a very good standard. The tea, coffee, juice & water provided were handy on arrival. The key collection and drop off were close by and very useful to be able to leave luggage in the office before and after at ease and with no charge. The staff were friendly and helpful even allowing us to print out our boarding passes for return flights preventing us having to find an internet cafe or paying extra at the airport.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It's a fantastic location in the heart of the Royal Mile action.

    Despite being no smoking, there was a constant odour of smoke. Plus the stairs. So many stairs and no lift...

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-18:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.8 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1400 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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