The location is perfect for exploring Edinburgh being right on the Royal Mile. The secret garden behind the flat was lovely, a good place to read a book. The flat has everything you need, including a washer/dryer. The book that comes with it is very helpful and I recommend reading it soon after arriving as it explains how everything works in the apt and also has very helpful hints for places to eat. The kitchen is full function and there is a market close by. I did not see a better place to stay than here. It is quiet at night and we slept with the window open.