This flat was fantastic. Had everything you could wish for and more. Eve (the host) was amazing and kindly provided us with some provisions (including wine !) which was totally unexpected. The location was great (just by the castle) as it was within walking distance of everywhere we wanted to visit.
We had a lovely time in Edinburgh and will certainly remember this lovely flat for when we visit again.
Eve's place is in the heart of Old Town, Edinburgh. Very cozy with all the little extras you could want, including lovely handmade soaps. Off the street from Grassmarket and Edinburgh Castle. Close to lots of restaurants and a 15 minute walk from transportation. Definitely recommend!
From its location in the heart of Old Town Grassmarkets to the divine homemade jam, Eve's apartment was everything other reviewers stated. Many of the sites we wanted to visit on our first trip to Edinburgh were within a 15 or 20 minute walk. (People should be advised that walking within the city centre involves steps, more steps and then still more steps!) Eve greeted us upon arrival and we were able to access the apartment before check-in. Which after the brutality that is Customs/Immigration at Heathrow was much needed. The apartment is on the first floor and requires a flight of stairs to access and there is no lift in the building. Visitors also need to be aware that they are staying in a popular area and that Saturday nights into Sunday mornings can be noisy fron midnight to 3 am. Keep the ear plugs from the plane or use those provided.
The apartment had everything we needed for our 8-day stay and we could have happily stayed in both Edinburgh and the apartment for a month. I so appreciated the house book that had instructions for how the various appliances worked. Often in the past I've needed to spend a fair bit of time figuring out how to turn on the television, wash/dry clothes or turn up the heat. Not here thankfully.
All in all a terrific apartment that will certainly be our first choice on our next visit to Edinburgh. And if Eve has left her delicious spicy apple and apricot jam, stop at J.M. Mellis cheesemonger on Victoria for a cheese scone. The jam on one those is culinary heaven.
Excellent stay. Highly recommend. Eva was beyond accommodating and the apt. was well appointed. Location is perfect.