Eclectic & Design Led 3BR apt near Edinburgh Castle

Apartment - Edinburgh
Self-controlled heating / cooling system
Wireless internet connection
Coffee / Tea maker


6 Guests
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4° floor

ALTIDO is delighted to welcome you to this absolutely beautiful 3-bedroom flat located at the heart of Edinburgh. This unique and eccentric property is steeped in history and culture. Blackie House was originally built in 1690 and subsequently served as a hall of residence for the University of Edinburgh from 1890 and Red Cross Headquarters during WWII, before being turned into private apartments.

In this property, you will find timeless elegance that is fused with contemporary style, showcasing bespoke pieces and exquisite materials that represent the finest in 21st-century luxury design.

With reliable WiFi and convenient desk space, this flat makes the perfect place to staycation. So why not delay your departure as much as possible and stay a while longer.

Book this exceptional flat now and head to your next adventure!

Once you enter the elegant living room, you will find yourself surrounded by vibrant colours and comfortable sofas for you to sit back, enjoy the views and relax after a long trip.

The Samsung Frame flat-screen TV will keep you entertained when not exploring the historic sights of the city. There are also numerous coffee tables where you can enjoy a light snack.

The well-equipped and beautifully designed kitchen has all the necessary amenities, including a Nespresso machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, oven, gas hob, cooking basics, and silverware.

Surprise your loved ones with a home-cooked meal—gather them around the dining table and share the joy of spending time with them. The dining table is suitable for up to 8 guests.

There are 3 stylishly furnished bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a king-size bed, and the second bedroom is fitted with a double bed. The third bedroom offers a single bed that can convert into a double bed, and a desk space. Storage space for your belongings is also available.
*Please note that the single bed in the third bedroom will be made as a single bed if there are no other requests. If you would like to use it as a double bed, please let us know prior to check-in.
The bathroom is fitted with a bathtub, over-bath shower, toilet, and a sink. There is also a WC with a toilet and sink next to the single bedroom.

Laundry and Extra Appliances:
The property is also equipped with a washing machine, dryer, vacuum cleaner, iron, and ironing board for your convenience.

Guest access
Guests will have full access to the property, excluding the owner’s locked closet in the entry hall and the locked cupboards in the washing machine room.

The apartment is located on the fourth floor, and there is a lift available. Please be aware there are 10 steps to reach the lift, and the lift is a single-person lift.

Other things to note
*Please note that the property is fitted with a noise detection device.
The property is professionally cleaned, and hotel-quality linens and towels will be provided for your stay.

The neighbourhood
ALTIDO’s place is nicely nestled in the Old town, a culturally vibrant area where each nook and corner has a story to tell. Wandering around this historic centre, you could easily believe you have stepped back in time.

There is no shortage of things to do in Edinburgh Old Town—a striking castle, beautiful architecture, spooky tours, delicious traditional Scottish food, and a variety of whisky!

A short 3-minute walk will take you to the famous Edinburgh Castle, home to the oldest crown jewels in Britain, which were worn by Mary, Queen of Scots for her coronation.

If fashion is your passion, visit the newest mall in the city—St James Quarter, where you will find department stores, fashion shops, and cafes, with a NCP car park nearby.

Museum on the Mound: 2-minute walk
St Giles' Cathedral: 2-minute walk
Greyfriars Kirkyard: 9-minute walk
The Scotch Whisky Experience: 2-minute walk
Scott Monument: 8-minute walk
Royal Mile: 5-minute walk
St James Quarter: 13-minute walk
National Museum of Scotland: 6-minute walk
Edinburgh Castle: 3-minute walk
Old Town: 5-minute walk
Royal Mile: 5-minute walk
Princes Street: 8-minute walk
Princess Street Gardens: 4-minute walk
George Street: 11-minute walk
Edinburgh International Conference Centre: 16-minute walk
The University of Edinburgh: 7-minute walk

Amber: 2-minute walk
Whiski Rooms: 2-minute walk
Makars Gourmet Mash Bar: 2-minute walk

Bar at Amber: 2-minute walk
Bow Bar: 8-minute walk
Devil’s Advocate: 3-minute walk

Getting around
Edinburgh Lothian Bus Service provides links all over the city.

Your most convenient and nearest bus stop is “Princes Street,” and it’s a short 2-minute walk away.

The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley, and it’s only a 7-minute walk from the flat. Serving as Edinburgh's main railway station, this bustling historic hub also offers shops and eateries.

Black cabs and Uber services are readily available.

House Rules
ALTIDO Scotland wants you to have a fantastic stay, so encourage you to see the space as a home away from home - treating it as though it is yours! There are, of course, a few things we politely ask guests to note before their arrival and throughout their stay:
- Strictly no smoking, no parties, no pets
- Dispose of rubbish appropriately
- Keep the property clean and tidy
- Whilst washing up and stripping the beds at check out would be appreciated, it is by no means expected
- Quiet hours are between 10:00 PM and 9:00 AM. Please keep the noise down and respect other neighbours in the building
- Please remember to close all windows and doors when leaving the space
To ensure the safety of our current and future guests, we ask all guests to complete our online check-in form and to provide a valid form of identification.

Check-in: 16:00
Check-out: 10:00



Check-in: 16:00

Check-out: 10:00

Standard occupancy: 6

Max occupancy: 6

Floor: 4°

Elevator: Yes


Bathroom amenities
Carbon monoxide detector
Car not necessary
Chair provided with desk
Closets in room
Coffee/tea maker
Cooking basics
Dining area
Dining room
Dining room seats
Dining spices
Dishes and silverware
Double beds
Enhanced cleaning
First aid kit
Full kitchen
Hot water
Ironing board
King bed
Kitchen supplies
Laptop friendly
Living room
Long term stays allowed
Plates and bowls
Private bathroom
Private living room
Room darkening shades
Seating area
Seating area with sofa/chair
Self-controlled heating/cooling system
Single bed
Sitting area
Smoke detector
Smoke detectors
Tables and chairs
Tourist attractions
Wheelchair inaccessible
Wireless internet connection
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Edinburgh, Scotland