- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the owner
Luxurious Apartment situated in Edinburgh City Centre. Awarded 4* by the Scottish Tourist Board - 'Visit Scotland'. Situated in one of the best locations for everything you will want to see and do in Edinburgh. Shops, supermarkets, restaurants, theatre, cinema, local bus/train services, many tourist attractions etc. are all within minutes walking distance. There is private and secure car parking provided if required.
This luxurious 1st floor apartment (no lift/elevator) has been awarded 4* by the Scottish Tourist Board - ''Visit Scotland''. Winner 2011, 2012, 2013 - Voted Excellent by tripadvisor/flipkey. Wonderful, central apa...rtment is in pristine condition, maintained to an extremely high standard. There is one double bedroom, and one twin-bedded room, lounge / dining room. The bathroom has a bath with shower. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with all the utensils etc you will require, ceramic hob/oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, blender etc.
The apartment is situated in a Georgian Crescent overlooking tree lined gardens which was the original 'Botanic Gardens' in the 1800's. A lovely quiet community yet only a few minutes walk into the city centre.Read more
About the owner
Liz McVie Full profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within a day
Calendar updated: 10 days ago
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 431 reviews and 4 properties
4* Hopetoun Apartment
Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Hopetoun Apartment is the east side of the city in the 'New Town'. Situated in a lovely quiet location, overlooking tree lined Georgean crescent and the original Botanic Gardens. Yet only minutes walk into the city centre, shops, supermarkets, local transport etc.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations
Car is not necessary
Last updated on September 20, 2014
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Additional notes from the owner
Discounts available for last minute bookings.
1 night / 2 nights stay available at a supplement.
- Towels Provided
- Alarm Clock
- Central heating
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
What Past Guests Are Saying
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166 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Liz is the perfect host! All the service you need is there!
Thanks for all your kindness. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 04/21/2014
Hello Sara, Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased you all enjoyed your stay. I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back again in the near future. Kindest regards, Liz
This apartment was everything you could wish for very clean and fully equipped for all your needs, very warm and cosy.
We were met by Liz on arrival and she made us feel very welcome she couldn't do enough for us. The location of the apartment was ideal and the secure parking was a bonus.
Thanks Liz we certainly will be coming to stay again. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 02/24/2014
Thank you very much for your valued review. I appreciate your time completing this, and I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hopetoun apartment. It was a pleasure to meet you both, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Thank you once again. Kindest regards, Liz
Edinburgh is such a wonderful city in so many ways and staying in this apartment was the perfect base from which to explore. Liz made us very welcome and was extremely helpful from our initial booking enquiry. The apartment was cosy, comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped and on site parking made all the difference. There are plenty of excellent restaurants, shops and theatres within easy walking distance and Princes Street is only a 10 minute walk. When we return to Edinburgh (which we will) we would certainly try to stay here again and will recommend the apartment to friends and family. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 02/24/2014
Hi Gordon, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay, and visit around the city. It was lovely to meet you all, and I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the very near future. Many thanks once again, Liz
The Scallop Capital
our third visit and a true home from home standards always very high and a warm welcome from the owner Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 02/13/2014
Hi Colin & Heather, Thank you for your review. As always it was such a pleasure to welcome you back on your 3rd visit, I am so pleased you feel so at home at Hopetoun apartment. I look forward to meeting you once again on your next visit. Thank you once again. Kindest regards, Liz
Liz é simpática e se desdobra para receber bem seus hóspedes. Indico com certeza o apartamento, por ser muito aconchegante, organizado e ter tudo que se possa precisar em uma estadia. É possível também ir caminhando até a região central de Edimburgo. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 01/04/2014
Hi Ariane, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am very pleased you and your friends had an enjoyable stay. It was a pleasure to meet you all, and I hope we will meet again on your next visit to Edinburgh! Kindest regards, Liz
Thoroughly excellent accommodation
The third time I've been lucky enough to stay in one of Liz's apartments. Excellent standard and communication throughout. Look forward to visiting Edinburgh and hopefully use this apartment again. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 01/04/2014
Hi Simon, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I appreciate your time completing this. I would also like to thank you once again for choosing to stay at Hopetoun apartment. It was a pleasure to meet you once again and I hope you will stay on your next visit. Kindest regards, Liz
A very cosy home
So we stayed here for one week, and everything exceeded our expectations. Not only was there plenty of room, it was clean tidy and everything seemed new and fresh. The only negative thing to say, would be the shower, which we had some hot/cold issues with and also some water pressure issues, but overall we can only give this place our highest recommendations. It also has a very functional kitchen with the most daily appliances.
A very nice place, and only a 15 minute walk from the center of town. We will surely be returning to this apartment for our next Edinburg stay.
Response from Liz McVie - 11/23/2013
Hi Nicolai, Thank you very much for your lovely review, I really appreciate your time completing this. I am so pleased to hear that the apartment exceeded your expectations and you would return on your next visit to Edinburgh. However, I do apologise for the pressure of water in the apartment, I have had a plumber to the apartment and the pressure has been adjusted, and is now a lot better! Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Kindest regards, Liz
Monica, Massimo, Marcello e Andrea
"A little and very nice flat near the city centre. It's got every necessity ad it's very clean and tidy. A warm welcome from friendly owner who provides her guests with milk, juice and some sweets when they arrive in Edimburgh!!"... Monica, Massimo, Marcello e andrea Verona Itally Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 10/26/2013
Hi Monica, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you once again for staying at Hopetoun apartment. I hope you will stay again on your next visit. Kindest regards, Liz
Michael and Julie
A great place to stay
A warm welcome and plenty of information available on local amenities(supermarket close by)and things to do and see. The apartment was extremely well appointed, very comfortable and conveniently located for exploring Edinburgh on foot or by bus. Secure and free parking was a bonus as we were on a touring holiday. The car stayed in its parking bay for the duration of our stay! We would certainly stay here again. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 10/04/2013
Hello Michael and Julie, Thank you very much for completing this review. I appreciate your time. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Hopetoun apartment, and would stay again on your next visit! It was a pleasure to welcome you both, and I hope we will meet again on your next visit. Kindest regards, Liz
Very comfortable apartment 15 min walk from Princes Street
Liz was very helpful with queries prior to booking. She met us on arrival and gave a thorough explanation of the apartment and of local amenities which we found very useful.The whole place was very well equipped, there was noting lacking. The lounge was a great place to relax and the main bedroom was fine. There were only two of us so we did not use the other bedroom, but it did seem a little cramped. There was a Co-op at the end of the street and a Tesco just a bit further on, both very handy for shopping, and Liz pointed us in the direction of one of the best butchers in Edinburgh for meat and pies. It was near Leith Walk for buses but we tended to walk up the back streets to get to Princes Street and beyond. We loved the comfort and the facilities, but least liked the very feeble shower. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 09/30/2013
Hi Robert & Elizabeth, Thank you very much for your time completing this lovely review. I am very pleased you both enjoyed your stay, and your visit around Edinburgh. Thank you for pointing out the shower - this is a new 'top of the range' Mira shower, unfortunately it is the water pressure that is the problem I think, I will have this checked and hopefully corrected. I hope this did not spoil your stay too much, and I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back. Thank you once again,
kindest regards, Liz
Well appointed and comfortable.
As usual Liz gave us a very warm welcome on arrival and made sure all was as it should be in the flat. The accomodation itself was comfortable, well furnished, very clean and in a pleasant area. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hopetoun apartment and would happily return. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 09/09/2013
Dear David & Lillian, thank you very much for your review. This is very much appreciated, and means such a lot to me. I am delighted to hear you had a comfortable stay, and would be happy to return. Thank you once again, kindest regards, Liz
Modern, clean, beautiful and convenient apartment - We will be b
Liz has been really kind and helpful all throughout our stay. The apartment is a modern, very well maintained property. Liz explained to us everything about the apartment and also about various places of interest in Edinburgh, on our arrival. The apartment has a very well equipped kitchen. There was a welcome pack with enough tea/coffee/cereals supplies for our stay. There are two bedrooms, both with cupboards and all things necessary. There is a good sized modern living room. Internet worked like charm. There were also some toys to keep the little one busy. Everything is so well maintained and clean. Liz must be putting in a lot of effort to keep this apartment in top condition.
Lastly, the apartment is conveniently located - 2 mins walk to Co-op and tesco. 10 mins walk to bus stops, 15 mins walk to Calton Hill, etc.
We absolutely loved our stay and will surely be coming back. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 09/09/2013
Hello Kishore, Thank you so much for your excellent review. I am very grateful to you. It is the best review one could expect, and I am delighted to know you will be returning on your next visit to Edinburgh, I look forward to welcoming you once again! Thank you so much, kindest regards, Liz
Family Van Assche
A very comfortable and beautiful decorated appartment. Fantastic location. Very helpful owner. We come back! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 09/08/2013
Hello Leen and family, thank you very much for completing this review. I am really pleased to hear you all had a comfortable stay, and you will come back on your next visit to Edinburgh! I look forward to meeting you all again. kindest regards, Liz
Fantastic apartment, immaculately presented and extremely well e
Really excellent apartment, great location, quiet but accessible and the walk up Broughton Street was fun especially if you're a foodie. The apartment was compact but not cramped, beautifully clean, comfortable and very well equipped - everything had been though of. Liz McVie was there to greet us and could not have been more helpful. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/27/2013
Hello Catherine, I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to complete this review, it is very much appreciated. I am very happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay, I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you and your family back on your next visit to Edinburgh. Thank you once again, kindest regards, Liz
Fantastic Flat near Edinburgh's Centre
If felt right at home at the Hopetoun apartment. It had everything a person needed to live in during a stay in Edinburgh. Extras were provided at no extra charge which made it so home like. I didn't need to bring anything from home or rush out to buy something I had forgotten. It's proximately to Edinburgh's major attractions was convenient as well as easy to get out of the city for day excursions. I am definitely coming back to Edinburgh just to stay at Hopetoun apartment! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/26/2013
Hi Markie, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am so delighted you felt at home at Hopetoun apartment, and you would stay again on your next visit. It would be my pleasure to welcome you back 'home' anytime! I hope we will meet again. Thank you once again, kindest regards, Liz
Margo and Bob
This is the second time we have stayed in one of Liz's apartments. Hopetoun is a perfect retreat from the busy Edinburgh Festival. Very quiet, comfortable and clean. The apartment is supplied with lots of useful little extras such as breakfast cereal, shower gel, shampoo etc. Liz goes out of her way to be helpful and welcoming. Thanks for a great weekend. We'll be back next year! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/19/2013
Hi Margo & Bob, Thank you very much for your wonderful review, I appreciate your time completing this. I would also like to say thank you for staying again on your visit to Edinburgh - I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Hopetoun apartment. As always it was a pleasure to welcome you, and I look forward to welcoming you again next year! Thank you. Kindest regards, Liz
Liz was fantastic from the initial enquiry through to departure. She was informative and helpful prior to our visit, the apartment was clean, had everything we required and was in a great area of Edinburgh. Extra touches which made it even more special were the bowl of fruit and the breakfast that Liz left for us because we arrived very late in the evening. I would highly recommend this apartment. Service was exceptional, apartment was homely and we loved everything. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/14/2013
Hi Rebecca, Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review. I am delighted you had a very pleasant stay, even though it was rather short, however I hope you will return in the very near future. Thank you once again for your time, kindest regards, Liz
Great apartment, walking distance to centre.
3 of us stayed here for The Open golf in July 2013. The apartment was great, met all our needs, clean with modern trendy appliances and furniture. In a nice quite area within walking distance of centre (12 mins to Waverly station) but also adjacent to some good pubs & restaurants on Broughton St (thanks Liz for the tips). Supermarket at the end of the street was handy too. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 07/29/2013
Hi Niall, Thank you very much for your great review! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and found Broughton Street a bonus. It was lovely to meet you, I hope you will return on your next visit to Edinburgh. Thank you once again, Liz
Chatham ON Canada
Great location for Edinburgh stay
Two bedroom flat, completely equipped and with starter supplies of cereal, tea, coffee, milk and toiletries. Easy walk (20 minutes) to Waverly station, Princes St and the Royal Mile. Cooperative store on the corner to purchase supplies and food, lots of restaurants close by. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 07/27/2013
Hi Mabel, Thank you very much for your review! I appreciate your time completing this. I would like to thank you for staying at Hopetoun apartment. If you ever decide to return to 'Bonnie Scotland' I hope you will stay again at one of my apartments. Kindest regards, Liz
Excellent location, calm, modern and clean with absolutely everything we needed. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 07/26/2013
Hi Petra, Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay, and everything was to your satisfaction. It was a pleasure to welcome you to Hopetoun apartment. I hope you will stay again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kindest regards, Liz
Home away from home!
We were met and welcomed by Liz at the apartment. Liz was easy to communicate with, our texts and phone calls always received a quick reply. She gave us confidence that if we needed anything during our stay we could contact her. Our apartment was very comfortable and cosy. Home away from home, which we needed as we had come a long way. Great location for us to explore Edinburgh. The apartment has 2 bedrooms - one with double and one with twin beds, another deciding factor for us as a family. Two supermarkets just around corner - one 2 minutes walk and the other 5 minutes walk. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 07/22/2013
Hello Melissa, Andrew, Jack and Amelia, I hope you are all well, pleased to hear you are all back home safely. Thank you very much for your lovely review, I really appreciate your time to complete this. I am delighted to hear you all had an enjoyable stay, and enjoyed your visit around Edinburgh. It was a pleasure to welcome you all to Hopetoun apartment, and I look forward to meeting you all again in the near future. Kindest regards, Liz
Bures sur yvette
The apartment is very well situated whit an attractive decoration and the welcome is very warm!
Response from Liz McVie - 07/17/2013
Hello Patrice, Thank you for your lovely review. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hopetoun Apartment. I hope you will stay again on your next visit. Kindest regards, Liz
Lovely apartment, great location, excellent communication
We were very impressed with this lovely apartment. We enjoyed three nights here - two adults and a toddler. Liz was helpful and accommodating, and communicated well with us leading up to and after our stay. We were given a friendly welcome by Liz's friends who couldn't do enough to help us.
The apartment was well appointed, with a great shower and comfy furniture. Decorated very nicely with everything we needed for our stay. Private car parking off the street was a bonus. Great location.
We are planning on visiting Edinburgh again in the near future and will not hesitate to book this apartment if we can.
Thanks for a lovely stay. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 06/08/2013
Hi Emma, Thank you for your lovely review, and kind words, I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay, and delighted to hear you would stay again on your next visit. Thank you once again for choosing to stay at Hopetoun apartment, I hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back very soon. Kindest regards, Liz
Excellent accommodation in Edinburgh city centre
Very nice and clean flat in central Edinburgh, close to the shops and other local amenities. The flat offers everything what you might need for a short/long stay. Communication and service from the host was excellent! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 06/03/2013
Hi Marianna, I hope you are all well, and now back home safely. I would like to thank you for your time completing this lovely review, I appreciate it very much. I am pleased you all had a pleasant stay, and I hope you will return in the not too distant future, kindest regards, Liz
Edinburgh it 's nice !
An apartment with all the necessary comfort, placed well geographically, with the excellent host. The peace, a public garden, a quality decoration, a cleanliness, nothing to say, the praises of the previous visitors are not useless, we can go there blindly! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 05/21/2013
Dear Patrick, thank you so much for your wonderful review. I appreciate this a great deal, and especially to know you all had a very pleasant and comfortable stay. I hope you will come and visit Edinburgh again one day, and hopefully you will not hesitate to stay at one of my apartments. Thank you once again, kindest regards, Liz
Beautiful apartment at an Excellent Location!
Sometimes, on rare occasion, an apartment/hotel can make a trip great. This was the case for our stay in Edinburgh.
Upon arrival, Liz greeted us with a warm welcome and gave us a tour of the apartment. Trust me, guys, it looks just as good as it does in the pictures. After leaving a meager hotel in Paris, this place was like a penthouse suite! The apartment was immaculately clean, the furnishes were of high quality, and the atmosphere was immersive.
After staying at the apartment for three days, we discovered our pros and cons as follows:
Excellent location - There's a Cooperative minimart literally a two minute walk down the road to the left. If that's not what you want, there's a Tesco minimart another two minutes to the right after reaching the Co-op. It's also only a 20 or 25 minute walk to the Scott Monument and the Royal Mile. It doesn't hurt that the immediate area around the apartment is gorgeous!
Kitchen - Apart from the lack of a dishwasher or non-stick pans, the kitchen was fairly well stocked.
Decour - The apartment is simply beautiful.
Experience - There's some inexplicable magical "thing" about the place. We just a fun time during our stay.
Water Temperature and Pressure - While functional, the water pressure was lacking and the temperature dwindled faster than expected. There is a temperature boost button on the wall by the toaster that didn't seem to do much. Then again, we could've been using it incorrectly.
Beds - They were just OK. Slightly stiff for my tastes.
Washer/Dryer all-in-One - For a four person apartment, I would've expected either a larger all-in-one or a separate washer and dryer. I'm kind of nitpicking at this point, but it has to be noted if you're going to be staying there for an extended period. All the towels provided barely fit.
When all was said and done, we were sad to leave the apartment and continue on our way. I can't think of a reason why anyone would dislike the apartment overall. Cheers!!!
Response from Liz McVie - 04/24/2013
Hi Austin, I hope you and your family are all well, and safely back home. I would just like to first of all thank you for such a very detailed review, this really helps potential guests make their decision, and I appreciate the time you have taken. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay, and had a lovely time visiting the city. However I apologise for the 'cons' you mentioned, I will ensure those issues are dealt with and any improvements I can make will be done as soon as possible. I hope they did not inconvenience your stay too much. It was such a pleasure to welcome you and your family to Hopetoun apartment and I hope we will meet again on your next visit to Edinburgh! Thank you once again for your lovely review, kindest regards, Liz
Me and my famely had a wonderful time in Edinburgh last weekend and Liz had a great part in that. She shoved us her apartment and everthing we should see or do in this short visit. It is a wonderful apatment in walking range from the city center and it is good to come home in this apartment after a busy day in the shops and take á hot bath. Thak you Liz fór á wonderful stay. Jóhann Gestsson from Iceland
Response from Liz McVie - 04/10/2013
Hello Johann, Thank you for your time completing this review, I appreciate it very much. I am delighted to hear you and your family had a pleasant stay at Hopetoun apartment, and enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family, I hope you will stay again on your next visit. Thank you again, Liz
Hopetoun - a perfect home away from home
The apartment is located in a very stylish environment and once you are in the apartment, you will find out that everything there matches this style. Modern, maintained to the highest standards and extremely comfortable it is a perfect home away from home in Edinburgh. You will find everything to make your stay an agreeable one, from the kitchen to Wlan and modern television.
Liz McVie offers an excellent location for any stay in Edinburgh with easy access to all public transport at absolutely reasonable rates.
Response from Liz McVie - 03/30/2013
Hello Thomas, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to hear you all had a very comfortable stay. It was a pleasure to meet you, and I hope to welcome you back on your next visit. I would like to thank you once again for your time completing this review, it means such a lot. Kindest regards, Liz
We had a lovely welcome from Liz on arrival,who had everything ready for a cup of tea after a long journey.
The apartment was beautifully furnished to a high standard, well equipped and was very cosy on a cold weekend.
The location was ideal,within easy walking distance to everything.
We would recommend Hopetoun Crescent to anyone and will definately look to stay here again in the future. Fantastic time had! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 03/22/2013
Hi Louise, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you had a very pleasant stay at Hopetoun Apartment, and would stay again on your next visit. Your feedback is very important, and I would like to thank you once again for your time completing this. I look forward to welcoming you back!! Kindest regards, Liz
Much better than a hotel!
Great location and lovely wee flat, just perfect for us. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 03/11/2013
Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your review. I am really pleased you had an enjoyable stay. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your family, I hope you will stay again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Thank you once again, kindest regards, Liz
Tidy, comfortable, well located
I echo the other reviews. This is ideal for a stay in the City with our two teenage daughters and dog. Just off-center but an easy walk. Clean, tidy and Liz recommended an excellent and fair motor mechanic which is just what we needed having arrived with car trouble. Enclosed dog walking just across the road. Perfect. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 03/06/2013
Hi Eric, Thank you so much for your review! It is very much appreciated by myself and I am sure will help future guests. I hope you will stay again. Kindest regards, Liz
Very nice place to spend holidays
Much better option than a hotel to visit the city, very comfortable and good located. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 03/03/2013
Hello Sergion, Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this review. I appreciate it very much. I hope you will stay again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kindest regards, Liz
Beautiful apartment in a fantastic location
We saw the apartment and read the reviews which seemed too good to be true but it was all true. It was very easy to book and Liz gave us all the details we required before and when we arrived. The apartment was very comfortable, clean and only a few minutes' walk from shops, bars and restaurants. The little touches made all the difference, flowers in the lounge, toiletries in the bathroom and the complimentary food pack in the kitchen was great. We would recommend this apartment to anybody and we hope to visit again. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 03/03/2013
Hi Elaine, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Hopetoun apartment, and especially to hear you would hope to visit again. It was such a pleasure to welcome you, and I hope we will meet again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kindest regards, Liz
Beautifully presented and well located apartment
The apartment was well located and had absolutely everything we needed for our stay. Liz was spectacularly helpful. Overall, I would highly recommend. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 02/07/2013
Hello Ashlee, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am very grateful for the time you have taken to complete. I hope you will visit again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kindest regards, Liz
Lovely and comfortable, a real treat!
Thank you so much to Liz for having us at her apartment at such short notice. The place is such quality and very classy. Everything we needed was there. She greeted us so warmly. Couldn't have asked for a better place to be based to explore this wonderful city. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 02/06/2013
Hi Tess, Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am so pleased to hear you had a lovely stay. I appreciate your time in completing the review. I hope I will have the pleasure to meet you again in near future.
Kindest regards, Liz
Great place to stay
The owner met us and showed us around the beautiful property. Had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend Hopetoun and Liz to anyone! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 02/06/2013
Hello Dan, Thank you ever so much for this lovely review. I am delighted you had a lovely stay, and would recommend the apartment. Thank you so much once again. I hope to welcome you back in the future,
kindest regards, Liz
Beautiful stay in central Edinburgh
We arrived at the Hopetoun apartments for New Years Eve, this is not our first stay at the Hopetoun and we were pleased to see that in the years since our last visit that standards still remain as high as ever. Liz is a fantastic host and this shows in the quality of the furnishings, the helpful information left and the fact that all your needs are equipped for while you stay. The new sofa was a welcome addition and super comfortable. I would not fault this destination for anyone visiting Edinburgh, its quiet but central with a ton of restaurants on the doorstep and you get a real feel for Edinburgh by staying on this lovely street. We will definitely be back again. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 01/14/2013
Hi Tracy, I would just like to thank you so much for another fantastic review, this means so much, and I appreciate the time you have taken to complete this. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the very near future. Kindest regards, Liz
The Hopetoun Ct apartment Made it a Fantastic Weekend!
The Hopetoun Ct apartment was absolutely fantastic. It almost felt like the 4th member of our group that weekend. After all 3 of us having very long train journey and getting into Edinburgh at about 6:30 in the evening, it was such a lovely welcome from Liz. She is a first class host, willing to answer any questions we had and probably could have planned our weekend for us with all her local knowledge.
As for the apartment itself it was great. Every room was furnished with everything you need and more. It had a quality feel about it. Although it's not the biggest apartment for the 3 of us I would say it was more cosy than crammed. The living room kept us comfy when we want to relax on an evening with a few drinks and lots of laughs. The bedrooms were very comfy and warm. The kitchen was perfect for our needs and we were able to cook in the morning and evening with no problems what so ever. The bathroom was immaculate and very stylish indeed.
All 3 of us are in our early 20's, went to university together and lived together for 2 years. The best compliment we could all give this apartment is it made us feel for that weekend like we were back to our 3rd year of university. Because the place was perfect for us to relax, have fun and be ourselves.
Thank you Liz for helping making it a brilliant weekend!
Response from Liz McVie - 12/03/2012
Hi Chris, Thank you very much indeed for your wonderful review. I am delighted you and your friends had an enjoyable time and had great fun catching up on 'old times'. Thank you for taking such good care of the apartment, I really appreciate it. I hope you will stay again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Kindest regards, Liz
A Wonderful Week in Edinburgh
Liz and the apartment were very welcoming. She stayed and talked us through the apartment and the surrounding area, making sure all our questions were answered. The decor is modern and beautiful with a fully stocked kitchen and very comfortable furniture throughout, which is important after exploring all day long! The location is superb for sightseeing as it is within walking distance of the train station and most local sightseeing. It's a very quiet and safe neighborhood but still within a block of the main road which has many restaurants and shops and markets. All and all a very good experience. I would definitely stay here again on a return trip to lovely Edinburgh. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 11/22/2012
Hello Andrea, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted you had a very pleasant and comfortable stay, and enjoyed your visit around Edinburgh. It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to you coming back on your next visit, kindest regards, Liz
Cosy and warm
The Hopetoun Ct apartment is a lovely place to stay at a reasonable price. The hostess, Liz, waited to meet us at the apartment (we were 1hr late) and made sure we were comfortable, and - something that we think is important, but not for everyone - then left us alone to enjoy the apartment and Edinburgh for the rest of our stay.
The apartment isn't large, but was suitable for our family of 4 for the five nights we were there. We found the kitchen rather cramped, with some awkward angles and little food storage - as we prepared most of our meals there, this was relatively important, but likely to be less significant for couples or families who eat out more often than we did.
The apartment is relatively conveniently located in Edinburgh, within walking distance of the major attractions in the Old Town, although those with young children or poor fitness might need to explore the option of public transport. Fortunately, you're usually walking downhill back to the apartment after a long day hiking about the city! Groceries and any number of restaurants are just up the street (shameless, unpaid-for plug: You *must* try Kushi's Indian restaurant).
I'd recommend the apartment for short family stays - perhaps a bit small for longer than a week, particularly if you have older kids - but probably perfect for couples or one-kid families. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 11/19/2012
Hello Geoff, Thank you very much for your detailed review. I appreciate the time you have taken to complete this. I am very pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay at Hopetoun apartment, and enjoyed your visit around the city. Thank you once again for staying at Hopetoun apartment, Kindest regards, Liz
A cosy place near everything !
We were very satisfy by the apartment. it was very quiet, with all the facilities needed accessible by foot.
Charming furnitures and a very good contact with the owner !
Response from Liz McVie - 11/16/2012
Hello Camille, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay, and everything was to your satisfaction. Many thanks for taking the time to complete this. Kindest regards, Liz
French Family from Beaujolais (FRANCE)
All was perfect.
Lize has been perfect. She was welcoming and all has been though for having us a pleasant staying.
The appartment is confortable, well equiped. All you need it, you'll have it.
The apartmnet is near fron supermaket, bus, 10 minutes of princes street.. and near of rental cars.
We were 2 adults and 2 children and the appartmnet was not too small.
We'll keep the adress of it. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 11/16/2012
Hello Philippe, Patricia and boys, Thank you very much for your very kind review. I am so pleased you all had a pleasant stay at Hopetoun apartment. I am delighted to hear you will return on your next visit to Edinburgh, It was such a pleasure to have you, I look forward to welcoming you all back, thank you once again, kindest regards to you all, Liz
The best appartment ever!
The owner of this apartment is friendly and helpful, gives you all the information you need and is on hand to help with anything you need.
The apartment is clean modern and have a homey feel to it, you are greeted outside by the owner and taken up to the apartment and shown around and everything you need to know is told to you at arrival.
Shower caps, soap, shampoo and conditioner and even a mini sewing kit! is provided for your stay you also get a nifty wee hamper of things you may need, i would definately reccomend this appartment to anyone its warm and cosey and was perfect for our stay, i had an awesome time!!! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 10/23/2012
Hi Michelle, I would like to say thank you for your much appreciated review. I am really pleased you all had a lovely stay at Hopetoun apartment and you would stay again on your next visit to Edinburgh. It was a pleasure to have you and I look forward to welcoming back. Thank you once again, kindest regards, Liz
Hopetoun apartment, Edinburgh = Excellent!
Amazing place, spotless, very good location plus a very good management (Liz).
Full recommended! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 10/21/2012
Hello Max, Many thanks for your review. I appreciate this very much. I hope we will meet again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Thank you once again, Liz
All round loveliness
My friend and I chose Hopetoun apartment for our 4 night stay in Edinburgh as it looked lovely, modern and very cosy, was in walking distance of Edinburgh town centre and had great reviews. We were impressed before we even arrived as Liz was very helpful over the phone and email and made sure we knew all there was worth knowing about this beautiful city. The welcome basket we were greeted with containing milk, cereals, tea and coffee etc was a really nice touch and much appreciated. Liz made sure we knew everything we needed to about the apartment before leaving us and we knew if we needed anything we need only give her a call. The sightseeing brochures in the apartment helped us to plan our visit. The apartment was warm, secure and we were never disturbed with any noise from outside. A 15 minute walk took us to Prince's Street where all the main shops are such as Marks and Spencer's and Debenhams and we enjoyed chippy one night from the local chip shop before a 10 minute walk took us to the local cinema. There was a tesco express quite close to us and numerous cafes and restaurants. It was ideal. The accommodation cost was very reasonable and worth it for the freedom of coming and going as you please. If I visit Edinburgh again which I'm sure I will I would definitely stay at Hopetoun again! Thanks so much for having us. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 10/20/2012
Dear Astrid, I am extremely grateful to you for completing such an excellent and detailed review. I sincerely appreciate your time for this. I am delighted to hear you both had a very pleasant stay and the best part of the review is to hear you would definitely stay on your next visit, I could not have asked for a better result. Thank you so much, and I look forward to welcoming you back! Kindest regards, Liz
A home from home in Edinburgh
My wife and myself had a great week in the best city in the world helped by being able to stay in an excellently equipped apartment. Liz made us so welcome and left nothing to chance in making the apartment an excellent base to be able to relax and enjoy Edinburgh. The location for the centre was perfect in being only a few minutes walk from Princess Street and all the main shopping. We could not find anything to fault and would recommend the apartment without hesitation. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 10/20/2012
Hello Steve, Thank you very much for completing this lovely review. I sincerely appreciate your time. I am delighted to hear you both had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend Hopetoun apartment. I hope you will stay again on your next visit. Thank you so much once again, Liz
Another excellent stay
After an excellent stay last year, this was my first choice for accommodation in Edinburgh. I would highly recommend. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 10/15/2012
Hi Matthew, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to hear you had another pleasant stay, and would recommend. Thank you for staying once again, hope to see you soon, kindest regards, Liz
Excellent appartment conveniently located for the festival
We had a great time in Edinburgh and Liz was so helpful.
The appartment is modern and very clean and located just off the centre so not too noisy!
We will definitely be back.
Response from Liz McVie - 08/30/2012
Hello Fiona, Many thanks for your review. I appreciate your time completing this. Delighted to hear you all had a great time in Edinburgh. You are all more than welcome to stay again on your next visit, I look forward to welcoming you back!! Kindest regards, Liz
well located but small
the apartment is well located to visit the town. It is rather small for 4 adults, especially the main room, there are too many furniture ; there is not enough place for lunch. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/26/2012
Hello Veronique, Thank you for your review, I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh. I appreciate your comments on the small dining area, unfortunately due to the size of the lounge a bigger dining area would reduce the seating space. I hope this did not spoil your stay too much. Kindest regards, Liz
Martin, - Ilford
Great apartment and great location
We came up to Edinburgh from Ilford in Essex, - with an overnight stop at ashington so we were a bit unsure about our actual arrival time at the apartment but after a call to Liz when we were approx 45 minutes away she pulled out all the stops to ensure the apartment was ready for our early arrival, - and what a great apartment it was. The pictures we had seen did not do it justice, - it was well equipped and very spacious and in a good location for a bus ride or for walking into town to attend the fringe festival. Shops and restaurants were on the doorstep, the wifi in the apartment was another bonus.
We hope to stay again soon at a non- festival time to enjoy Edinburgh on its own terms. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/19/2012
Hello Martin, Many thanks for this wonderful review, I am delighted you all had a wonderful time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and you will consider returning in the near future. Thank you once again, I look forward to welcoming you back! Kindest regards, Liz
Great location, Brilliant flat
The flat was very clean when we arrived, with a pint of milk and some cereals and jams ready for our use. The decor was really nice and it was all modern. There was everything you needed so it felt like being at home. The location was ideal for sightseeing, but also far enough away from busy streets. The gardens across the road were very nice as well. All in all we were very happy with the flat and would use again Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/18/2012
Hi Lewis, Thank you very much for taking the time to complete this review. I am delighted you all had a lovely stay and would stay again on your next visit. I hope you all had a great time at the wedding. Kindest regards, Liz
Good apartment - superb service
The apartment provided a nice base for our family of four. All of us slept very comfortably. There was little street noise. Leith Walk is a busy street 5 min walk from the apartment and has shops, restaurants and buses. There is a supermarket just down Hopetoun Crescent itself. The apartment is not in the best of locations for fast access to Edinburgh's popular sights, but the availability of buses nearby meant this was not a serious disadvantage. Besides this has to be considered against the reasonable rental rates for the apartment. Parking was available though we did not use it. WiFi and wide-screen TV were available as well. The apartment had all sorts of things thoughtfully put in - even books for children!
What differentiates this place is the helpfulness displayed by Liz. No request was too much trouble for her. She displayed flexibility from the time of the initial negotiations by email itself (we were initially expecting a fifth person to stay and were uncertain about the actual dates of stay). On this count alone we would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to other groups or families staying in Edinburgh. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/18/2012
Hello Amitabh, Thank you so much for your very kind words. I am delighted you and your family had a pleasant stay. I hope you will stay again on your next visit to Edinburgh. Thank you once again for taking the time to complete this review. Kindest regards, Liz
John and Karen; Andalucia, Spain (ex Scotland)
Comfortable, homely and central; might return next year!
Enjoyed our stay in apartment which was very clean and only 5 mins walk from Princes Street. Had a couple of 'teething problems' but Liz sorted these out asap! Happy hols! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/18/2012
Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay. Hope to see you next time. Kindest regards, Liz
Great, comfortable well equipped apartment in a great location. Hard to fault. Easy short walk into city centre. Friendly accommodating owner who will do anything to help. Highly recommended. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 08/18/2012
Hello Mike, Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted to hear you had a comfortable stay. I appreciate the time you have taken to complete this review. I apologise for my late response. Kindest regards, Liz
Andy & Maggie Thorne
The Hopetoun Crescent apartment was brilliant.
The Hopetoun Crescent apartment was brilliant. It was clean and modern and had everything you would want. The kitchen and bathroom were both well equipped. And although we didn't do any cooking during our stay, you could have cooked a full three-course dinner if you had wanted to. Every little detail was included for any occasion, including a small sewing kit, and toys books etc for younger visitors! The free parking space and Wi-Fi was an additional bonus. The apartment was well situated only a few minutes walk from Princess Street, 'The New Town' and Scotland St (for those who are fans of the alexander McCall Smith novels) Shops and Takeaways were a short walk away in Leith Walk.
Liz was fantastic to deal with, always replying to emails promptly, Liz was always friendly and helpful on the phone and you felt as if you had known her for years!
I was born and grew up in Edinburgh, and although I had not been back for over 20 years, I felt very at home at the flat. We can absolutely recommend a stay here and will return ourselves and stay at Hopetun Crescent when next in Edinburgh. Thanks again Liz for your friendly and helpful welcome.
Andy and Maggie Thorne
Response from Liz McVie - 07/17/2012
Dear Andy & Maggie, I would like to say a great big thank you for your excellent review, I am so grateful to you for taking the time to complete this. All reviews mean such a lot to me and also helps future guests in making their decision. I am delighted you all enjoyed your stay and will return in the future. Grateful thanks once again, Liz
Very satisfied with welcome, location and well equipped accommod
Thoroughly enjoyed four night stay. Appreciated welcome of owner and impressed by how well equipped the small kitchen was. Ideal for a visit to Edinburgh with German friends, without the need to use the car in the city. Well within reach of eveerything we wanted to see and do. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 07/09/2012
Hi Mike, Thank you very much for you kind review and for taking the time to complete this, very much appreciated. Delighted to hear you had an enjoyable stay. I hope you will stay again on your next visit to Edinburgh! Kindest regards, Liz
Bay Area, California
Great Edinburgh apartment
Liz was a great. She went out of her way to make sure we received an important message and made special arrangements to allow us to leave our luggage in the apartment past check out time. We found that having an apartment was ideal since there was ample space for the three of us. The apartment was well appointed and very clean. We would stay here again. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 06/07/2012
Hello Dennis and Family,
Thank you very much for taking time to complete this review I am really pleased to hear you would stay again on your next visit. Thank you once again.
Garth and Sharon Graham
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Excellent vacation experience
Liz provides an excellent vacation spot with all the amenities of home. The apartment was spotless and thoughtfully stocked. Centrally located close to grocery stores and restaurants. We would highly recommend this apartment. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 06/07/2012
Hello Garth and Family,
Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear you all had a pleasant stay and would highly recommend the apartment. I hope you will stay again on your next visit - thank you once again for your time to send in your review, very much appreciated.
Beautiful apartment, perfect location and excellent communicatio
Our first trip to Edinburgh and we can't wait to return! Upon arrival we found the apartment in pristine condition and we immediately felt at home. Very spacious and nicely decorated, with a lot more space than you would expect for such a brilliant location. The apartment is within a short stroll of the city centre and all of the wonderful sites are practically on your doorstep. I have already raved about this apartment to my friends and family and fully expect us to have rebooked with Liz before the end of the month! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 05/30/2012
Hello Vikki, Thank you very much for your review! I am delighted you had such a wonderful time - (albeit a little exhausted from the 'Marathon')? I hope you have recovered. I am so pleased to hear you want to return, this is the best review one could receive!! Looking forward to welcoming you back! Kindest regards, Liz
David & Lucie Lawson
Harrogate North Yorkshire
Excellent service from Liz from start to end of stay. Appartment was spotless & fully equipment with everything a family would need from toothpaste to a Harry Potter novel!Excellent location for walking, shopping & sight seeing.What makes this appartment stand out from others we have used is the fact it`s dog friendly too! Our pooch had just a good time as we did!
We shall be back to stay again & would strongly recommend others to take a look. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 05/30/2012
Hello David & Lucie, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I sincerely appreciate your time completing this. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay again on your 2nd visit, and I look forward to welcoming you back! Kindest regards, Liz McVie
This flat is a hidden gem with Liz being a welcoming and friendl
Liz's Hopetoun Crescent flat is a wee hidden gem and so central for all the amenities. She keeps the flat spotlessly clean. Private parking is very limited in Edinburgh and lots of hotels do not offer or have very limited parking which causes a lot of problems taking your car. My husband was overjoyed with the private parking permit and we just used the buses which are quite frequent. Hopefully we will stay at Liz's apartment again on our next visit - her friendly welcome and flexibility with our check in / check out was great. She also gave us a few tips where to visit and eat out. Her finishing touches with all the little extras dotted around the flat helped to make our stay a home from home. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 04/19/2012
Thank you so much for your excellent review! I am delighted to hear you had such a wonderful stay, and even better that you would like to come back again! This is the best review you can get. Thank you once again for choosing Hopetoun apartment and I look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.
New Mexico, USA
Great Service, Apartment and Location again
We returned and stayed for a second visit. This time we used the kitchen and with Liz's excellent instructions,
my husband cooked his favorites.The apartment was very clean with the same nice touches of fresh flowers and a bisket basket etc.It is a short flight of stairs up to the apartment, with all the conveniences of home including a washer/dryer. Since it was a return visit the location was familiar and even better than our first trip. All was well! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 04/19/2012
Thank you so much for your time in completing this review. This really does mean a great deal to me, and especially as this was your second visit. I hope you will stay again on your next visit to Edinburgh.
Excellent accommodation and owner.
An absolute pleasure to stay. Parking included. Great location with two excellent foody pubs nearby. Co-op and Tesco Metro very close.
We stayed at Hopetoun Crescent for a few nights in Jan. The flat was very central which was great. We were able to walk to Princes Street and back with 2 small children. The off the road private parking was good. The flat itself had everything we needed. It was spacious and comfortable. The land lady Liz was very welcoming and made sure we were happy with everthing before she left. Would recommend this flat to friends and family.
Richard and Margaret
Cannock in Staffordshire
A special time in a special city in a special apartment
Second time around staying in one of liz's apartments,nothing changes same warm welcome same excellent standard of accommodation. Stayed in the 2 bedroom Hopetoun apartment as my son came up for a few days from university. Lovely outlook over the park in the morning and the parking for us is a real bonus.The location is superb for us close enough for a busy day and quiet enough for a peaceful relaxing evening after a long day shopping.Lots of good pubs and eateries within easy strolling distance. Get to Crombies for some excellent meats and treats to take home or eat in,visit the Barony for some real ales and a nice warm fire for cold evenings.Been coming to Edinburgh for ten years now at Christmas time and really enjoy the break a nice apartment is the icing on the cake and Hopetoun does not disappoint. Well done Liz ! will be back in 2012
Mr Mrs Paul Gill
Warm and cosy
We had a lovely stay at Hopetoun cres,ideal size for four guests,plenty room on the cosy sofa and good lighting.Kitchen had everything you needed although would have liked a dishwasher but understand there is no room for one.Easy acsess to shops and Princess St,also good as car parking with apartment.Pet friendly was great for us as Darcy enjoyed her walk in the park directly across.Nice quiet street.We have stayed in Edinburgh many times as we like to come down at christmas from Elgin Scotland.You are always welcomed from lovely friendly people in Edinburgh.Thankyou Liz for our stay. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 01/06/2012
Delighted to hear you all had a very pleasant stay! I appreciate your time in sending this review. I hope to see you all again on your next visit! Kindest regards, Liz
Gold Nugget in a Diamond City
Liz the Proprietor met us and gave a warm welcome, showed us around the apartment and even better than the pictures, Everything was there, Bedding, Towels, Milk, Tea, Bin Liners, Washing Up Liquid, Tea Towels, Loo Rolls, a bit of fresh fruit and a few biscuits to wash down the tea while watching Digibox TV. The place was so clean as well (Planned I'm sure because you also naturally keep it clean). Car Parking was so easy with the permit she provided. But the real benefit was location, location, location. You can walk to town, shop, and shop, bring it all back and go out again to eat in the nearby restaurants without a taxi or bus required. 30mins walk and we were at the base of the Castle, How cool is that? Superb Place just wish I had a longer stay there. Thanks Liz from all four of us.
Fantastic Veterans Day Weekend in Edinburgh
We had a lovely time at the Hopetoun apartment. Everything was clean, cozy, and thoughtfully prepared for our stay. We enjoyed having the space to relax in the evenings, and the apartment was so comfortable that we felt very rejuvenated each morning. We loved exploring the city of Edinburgh, and this was a perfect spot from which to start off each day. Thank you, Liz, for taking such care in making us feel comfortable and welcome!
The place is very nice and convenient, Liz is perfect as a host. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 11/15/2011
Thank you for your time in completing this review, it is very much appreciated. Many thanks.
The apartment was very convenient for all the sights of Edinburgh and was warm and comfortable. It was a bonus to be able to park the car safely although we did not use it at all during our stay. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 11/14/2011
Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay. It is greatly appreciated. I am delighted to hear you had a pleasant stay, and I hope you will return on your next visit to Edinburgh.
A lovely home from home
As other reviewers have stated Liz has created the perfect home from home. The flat is perfectly situated and is very clean. It has everything you could possibly need for your visit and it was a real pleasure to come back to the flat after a day out in beautiful Edinburgh. Thank you Liz for your warm welcome and we hope to stay with you again. Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 11/14/2011
I am delighted to hear you all had a very pleasant stay. Thank you for taking the time to complete the review on your recent stay, and I would like to thank you very much for your kind words.
Wonderful stay !
Good location ! very good standard of apartment !
very quiet ! Read more
Response from Liz McVie - 11/14/2011
Thank you for taking the time to complete the review on your recent stay. It is greatly appreciated. Many thanks,
Very convenient, clean, and comfortable
Liz has thought of everything, the kitchen was well stocked and the flat was bright and clean. 10 minutes walk into Princess Street, and very near a supermarket and resturants. We would definitely book again.
Super Lage, tolle Gastgeberin
- Sehr empfehlenswerte Unterkunft für bis zu vier Pesonen, auch mit Kleinkindern;
- gute ausstattung (Kinderstuhl, Waschmaschine, etc.)
- super Lage (ca. 5-10 Minuten bis zur Princess Street), auch mit (kostenloser) Parkmöglichkeit;
- wunderbarer Empfang durch Liz: sehr hilfsbereit und flexibel
Clean, comfortable, welcoming and relaxing.
This apartment is really well situated whether in Edinburgh for business or sightseeing. A leafy area that is quiet for a city dwelling and convenient to park up and walk everywhere.
The apartment was clean, comfortable and well equipped and the convenient private car parking was a real bonus.
Liz made a very welcoming host and made sure that we had everything we required. We have a 4 year old and the accommodation was far more enjoyable and relaxing than a hotel.
Home from home but very chic
We stayed for two nights in order to visit Edinburgh University with our son. the appartment was in a great location , very quiet and only a short stroll from the town. We received a very warm welcome and the lovely extra touches were appreciated - milk,water little goodies tray and a lovely vase of flowers in the lounge.
A luxurious and peaceful stay
A beautifully furnished first floor apartment, filled with so many unexpected extras, such as fresh flowers in the lounge and bathroom. It is very well situated, just ten minutes walk from Edinburgh's city centre, making it a great base for exploring the beautiful city and surrounding area.
Many thanks to Liz for being so helpful by fitting us in at such short notice and making our stay such a such a happy and memorable one.
We really cant wait to pay a return vist.
Elizabeth was the perfect host looking after us going out of her way to store our case as we had arrived very early in the morning.Keeping in touch by phone Liz gave us helpful hints on the surrounds. Apartment was modern clean & welcoming fresh flowers a lovely touch. Park across the road nice out look. Nothing wanting!Hills were steep in Edniburgh so a taxi good idea (cheap)Highly Recommend Highly
Carole & Helen
Great place to stay in Edinburgh
We stayed at Hopetoun for 3 nights and can recommend it to others as a good place to stay. Location wise, its central and you can walk within 10 minutes to the John Lewis Store (which is the start of the main shopping/tourist area). Apartment very clean and Liz was very helpful and approachable, at the same time did not mither you or anything. I would really recomend it to anyone visiting Edinburgh
fantastic home away from home
Incredibly comfortable apartment which made our stay very memorable.Liz was a great host,extremely warm and helpful and to the very last detail, had made our stay perfect. We did not expect to see fresh flowers,milk,tea/coffee and cookies on our arrival.Thank you Liz
Fairfax, Virginia USA
Tatoo Festival Vacation
This apartment was very clean and organized. Centrally located to everything we wanted to see and quiet. I would definitely go back and stay in this apartment again.
It was a very comfortbale and pleasent stay! Thank you
Liz was an exceptional land lady for the 2 nights that we stayed. She made sure we had everything that we needed to make our stay very comfortable. All furniture and living ammenities were fantastic with all modern appliances. We would love to stay again if in the area.
R & M Leath
Perfect comfort, excellent location, nice amenities.
Liz met us at the door with her little dog, George, after our long flight. She was welcoming, helpful and cosiderate. Every detail in this lovely apartment was perfect. Soaps and lotions, big fluffy towels, biscuits and tea, games, and most important for visitors from the USa, a binder of complete instructions/manuals for the applicances. The location was ideal for us, short walks to excellent food and groceries, convenient access to buses for longer trips to Leith or the castle. Well done, Liz!
close to downtown
Comfortable apartment within walking distance of High Street. Owner is exceptionally helpful. Private parking, an important factor in this area.
Ideal flat close to City centre
This is a well equiped, modern flat, close to city centre with easy access and secure parking. An ideal location, lots of places to eat out or shop close at hand. Owner Liz, very welcoming and clearly cared that our stay was a good one! It was.
North Dakota USA
Most Comfortable Holiday Ever
It was not like being at a hotel or anything. It was perfectly comfortable and like a home away from home. The only down side was that there was no calling out on the phone. Which was bad because we could not call for a cab or for delivery if need be. It would be nice if it was able to make local calls out. Otherwise the stay there was perfect. I would come back and deffinitely recommend to others.
Liz (the owner) was fantastic and incredibly helpful, she really could not do enough to help with our stay. The apartment was very clean and is in an ideal location of Edinburgh, close to all the main sights and shops. Having off street parking for us was also ideal as we had heavy luggage. In summary a lovely apartment with good safe off street parking, all in a fantastic location and would definitely recommend it to anyone considering staying in Edinburgh.
Just what we needed
Liz has a clean and tidy modern apartment located within easy reach of the town centre. It was just what we needed for our weekend stay.
Family from Derbyshire
The apartment gave us all as a family the space, freedom and facilities to come and go as we pleased. Because of the ideal location, we left the car in the apartment car park and walked or used the local bus.
We were able to invite grandparents who were also visiting Edinburgh back for tea (and used a handy stool/step for a 6th place setting). As there was no standing on ceremony, the children could play in another room so the adults could catch up or sit and do a jigsaw or game (also provided) with the grown-ups.
All in all a very enjoyable stay.
Great apartment, very well located 10 minutes' walk from the heart of the city with many restaurants and a Tesco nearby. Comfortable beds, very nice place!
Lovely apartment, Great Location
We stayed in this apartment for a week during our recent visit to Edinburgh. The apartment was lovely, very well appointed with everything taken care of - including off street parking - even though a car isn't really a necessity unless you are travelling wider than Edinburgh as the apartment is so well located.
Liz does a great job managing the apartment and ensuring that everything is comfortable and as expected. We stayed in 4 apartments during this trip which included Europe and the UK - and this one was by far the best all round. Well done Liz! Highly recommended and we will be back when we next visit Edinburgh.
DYER, INDIANA USA
The entire experience was wonderful from beginning to end and was an enjoyable, pleasant, and hassle free all too short brief sabbatical for me. Liz was an exceptional hospitality engineer and a gracious business woman.
Carin from Sweden
The flat was fantastically cleen and fresh. Very well equipped kitchen.
A bit small perhaps when it comes to eating area or watching TV.
Situated on a quit street opposite a small parc.
So Convenient. So Cool.
Everything about this flat, from the location (mere steps to Leith Walk) to the interior (modern and stylish), was perfect. My two traveling companions and I spent three nights, and we had more than enough space to feel unpacked, relaxed and at home. I only wish we'd taken advantage of the gorgeous kitchen more (too many Edinburgh eateries we were anxious to try). Thanks Liz! We definitely stay there again.
Adelaide South Australia
excellent stay close to everything
We stayed here between chritmas and new year- As a family of 5 adults we were a little cramped but the locatin and qualitiy of the accommodation more than compensated for this. Liz met us on our arrival- snowing, dark and very cold and settled us in quickly, making sure we were able to access local stores etc.. A great place to stay everything you need and walking distance to main sights.
A great apartment and a fantastic family holiday
The apartment was very clean and warm, with all of the facilities that we expected, including the extras that we had requested for our baby daughter i.e. high chair, cot, etc. The apartment was ideally located for seeing Edinburgh's main tourist attractions and was close to a number of local shops, bars and restaurants, whilst also being in a quiet residential area. Liz was very welcoming.
Staying here enhanced the Edinburgh experience
Our second visit and we were not at all disappointed,a feeling of home from home and an ideal base from which to explore the city.
ps The Saints won the Heineken Cup game the highlight of the stay !!
Perfect Location in Edinburgh
Perfect! Thank you very much Liz for another wonderful weekend in Edinburg. I wish that we could found a holiday apartment like that in the Highlands...
I stayed here overnight in November 2010. I traveled through with my girlfriend for the rugby at Murrayfield, and my girlfriend's mother and her friend also stayed and were going to see Joseph at The Edinburgh Playhouse.
The communication between Liz (the owner) was excellent and she was very prompt with replies to any questions I had via email. She informed us when we could check in to the apartment and how to find the car parking at the rear of the property.
Our first impressions of the apartment were that it was very warm, cosy, modern, clean, just exactly what we had been looking for.
The location was excellent, it was only 5 mins walk from the theatre, which suited the elders of the group, and just a little further to Princes Street and all the bars, etc which suited us.
There is also a very nice bar right at the end of the road (60 secs walk) called the Hopetoun Inn which we visited for a drink a bit later.The beds were all comfortable and there was plenty of space for four of us.
I would highly recommend this apartment and we will definitely use it again next time we're visiting Edinburgh, a much better option than a hotel!!
Perfect for our stay
A great place - everything was spotless, milk in the fridge, flowers, TV etc. 15 min walk to Waverley/central but a ?5 cab between three of us so pretty central.
Also, possibly had the best breakfast we've ever had in nearby Broughton street at the Olive Branch cafe. All in all a great weekend, made all the better by a perfect place to stay. Thanks Liz!
Great apartment close to the centre of Edinburgh
Lovely furnished apartment with great facilities. Nice quiet, secure area, yet only 10 minutes walk from Princes Street.
Free wifi and a car parking space were really appreciated.
Would definitely stay here again.
Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Excellent value and comfort
We travelled to Edinburgh for a friend's party and were surprised to get such a wonderful apartment which was so convenient to the city centre in such a lovely location. Upon our arrival, which was late in the evening, we we welcomed with a warm and inviting apartment, fresh flowers and fesh milk in the fridge, a very welcome sight after our journey! The location is excellent, set in a quiet area but just a short walk to all the entertainment, bars and restaurants you could wish for and only a short walk to Princes Street. Liz, the owner, is very friendly and accommodating and I have no hesitation in recommending her property to anyone and have done so to all my friends. When I go back to Edinburgh, I will be booking this apartment as the value for money, convenience and the hospitality Liz has shown, cannot be beaten!
Junction City, Oregon, USA
Great location, small but modern apartment.
Nice place, modern furnishings, but too small for 5 adults. Four would have fit better. It was really great to have snacks and milk, tea, and coffee left for us. This was in a great location and we were able to walk to everything we wanted to see. Even had private parking.
Myself & four friends stayed for three nights & were hugely impressed with the apartment. It was hotel standard and within walking distance of the city centre and all amenities. Many Thanks x
Excellent Home Environment stay
We end up coming late, but we got the keys from lucy lat night, it was more like our home that we could experience, we could prepare all the food too. We would surely recommend everyone of our office colleges and friends.
Wellington New zealand
a home away from home with a convenient location
Lovely apartment. Would not hesitate to recommend to other travellers. Thanks Liz we appreciated all the special little touches.
Dave and Glen
Excellent apartment in an ideal location
Liz had the apartment ready earlier than planned and was very welcoming giving us excellent advice with regards to places to eat and shop. The apartment was excellent with everything we could wish for. Crombies in Broughton Street is an absolute must for lunch time treats and the Kings Wark at Leith should not be missed for excellent food, ales, wines and atmosphere.
Super apartment in a very convenient location
We would happily recommend this apartment. Liz met us and was happy to be a point of contact and the fresh fruit and flowers were a lovely touch. The parking space was a real bonus and there was a good range of shops withing easy walking distance.
All in all this made for a great place to stay.
The Walkers, Leicestershire
The apartment is as pretty as the pictures and the location couldn't be any better. Liz was a fantastic host and we hope to visit Edinburgh again and will definitely try and stay at one of her properties.
Waterloo, ON Canada
Family week in Edinburgh
The apartment was very clean and modern. Location was great for us - about 15 minutes walk to Royal Mile. Lots of restaurants within 10 minutes walk.
We were family of 5 so a bit crowded. Reception was very friendly and helpful after long drive from south England.
Home From Home!
Great service and hospitality deserves recognition and this is exactly what Liz extended to us during our recent visit to Edinburgh. She was there to welcome us and showed us around an apartment spotlessly clean, well furnished and equipped with everything you need whilst self catering...a real home from home. It is situated in an ideal location to explore the wonderful city of Edinburgh either by foot or public transport and yet is quiet enough to sleep well at night. The availability of a car parking space is also a bonus in a city centre location. If you are thinking of visiting Edinburgh consider the Hopetoun Crescent apartment, you will not be disappointed!
A great stay.
The flat is nicely fitted out and decorated. It is clean and there are nice touches with toiletries and a generous fruit bowl and items for making drinks and breakfast cereals.
The flat is within easy walking distance of the centre of Edinburgh and close to bus routes. The owner is very welcoming.
We loved the experience. Everything was perfect, the flat was in a great location.Place of reference for others.
Un bellissimo appartamento in una bellissima città.
Un posto tranquillo anche se vicinissimo al centro raggiungibile a piedi con una piacevolissima passeggiata.
Arredato con cura e con particolare attenzione per i dettagli, compreso uno splendido mazzo di fiori che Liz ci ha fatto trovare al nostro arrivo.
Insomma un posto dove ritornare.
Un grazie a Liz per tutto.
Maura e Luciano di Roma.
the apartment was perfect ! Furniture also was very efficient. location was very quiet, but near downtown and it's the top.
noela and katie
fab first trip to edinburgh
our short stay in edinburgh was special as it was a gift to my friend for her 40th birthday. we couldn't have wished for a nicer apartment for the stay. liz was super helpful, the apartment was beautiful, clean and had everything you could need. it is also fantastically positioned for getting about, but lovely and quiet at night. thank you liz.
Sunrise Beach, Texas
This lovely flat is located within walking distance of most of the well known attractions and most bus lines if you prefer that instead. We also had a car and found this location a good place from which to depart for day trips. The private car park was a huge plus. The flat was well furnished and maintained. The kitchen was exceptionally well equipped. Dealing with Liz was a quite pleasant experience. She was very responsive throughout our booking process. This is a great find and an exceptional value.
A Wonderful Place to Stay!
I have never been in a place that was so well prepared for our stay. Everything was thought of for us! It was a beautiful apartment that was located close to buses and shopping. Thank you and we hope to come back someday!
Rhuddlan, North Wales
Edinburgh summer hols
Excellant accomodation close to the city centre and all the main tourist attractions. Ideal base for exploring, left the car and didn't drive all week!
Liz was very welcoming and helpful.
Great value,excellent location with nice home comforts
Great value, excellent location just off the main centre of Edinburgh. Within walking distance of Princes Street and the Castle. Liz provides all the facilities in the apartment which make it feel like home from home. Our family real enjoyed their holiday which was provided by the superb foundation of the apartment in Edinburgh.
excellent location in Edinburgh
We were unfamiliar with Edinburgh, but this proved to be a very convenient base. It is far enough away from the Royal Mile to avoid the tartan shops, but still an easy walk. The view from Calton Hill is close at hand, and was a favourite place to stroll to. Buses along the Leith Road are close by, and the Botanic Gardens and Dean Village are within walking distance as well. The owner was especially helpful upon our arrival and allowed us to drop off our bags just after the previous occupants had departed, so we didn't have to stash them somewhere until check-in time.
Nancy and Peter
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Perfect place to stay in Edinburgh
Excellent apartment-very modern with all the latest in appliances and decor . Liz provided more than everything we needed. She was so friendly and helpful. Location was within walking distance to the Royal Mile and also close to a few very nice eating spots. The apartment was a great home away from home. Thanks to Liz for a terrific stay. We will be back.
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Great location and spotless
We spent 3 nights at the apartment and very much enjoyed it. It has everything you need. Much better than a hotel, great parking right out back for a rental car, easy walking to restaurants and sights. I highly recommend this property.
Immaculate and modern apartment
We received a very warm welcome from Liz - she was waiting at the apartment when we arrived. The apartment was up one flight of stairs.
The apartment was very clean, modern and beautifully decorated. Everything looked brand new - no owners cast offs here! All the soft furnishings had a lovely fresh smell. Liz had left some beautiful flowers on the dining table and also a basket of goodies in the kitchen plus milk in the fridge. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed. Liz had provided washing powder and conditioner for the washing machine.
The bed was comfortable and there were plenty of hangers in the large wardrobe. My son had plenty of room in the twin bedroom which looked very cosy - if only his bedroom at home looked as tidy as that!
The bathroom was very modern and clean with lots of extras in the drawers and a good shower with soft water.
The drawer in the hallway even had binoculars which we borrowed as we had forgotten to bring ours. The apartment has free wireless internet access. The only thing we were not so keen on was the wooden floor as it was noisy to walk on although it looked very nice. Most people would probably love it though.
Liz has taken a great deal of trouble to make sure that the apartment is very homely, although not cluttered - even the keyrings were special ones. There are some cards in the hallway drawer for taxis.
We only used the bus once when we went to the the Royal Yacht Britannia. We caught the No 22 bus from the bus stop opposite Tescos in Leith Walk. Lothian buses website provides more info.
There are lots of restaurants along Leith Walk. There are some roadworks there at the moment because of the new tramway. Hopetoun Crescent is quiet though apart from when an occasional car goes past on the cobbles.
We loved Edinburgh and Hopetoun Crescent apartment made it even more special.
Scotland is a beautiful contry
Our sun studies in Dundee for 9 months. It was an opportunity for us to visit scotland.He said us that Edinburgh was very nice.We didn't know.
But Edinburgh and Scotland are very nice.
Hopetoun Crescent apartment is also very nice. It's easy to go in the old town, easy to park a car.
We had normaly to arrive at 6PM but we had probleme with the volcano to come with the plane. Finaly, we only arrived at 6 am and margaret was at the appartment for us. Fantastic.
We had a real plasure in Edinburgh and will come back an other time.
Frankston Victoria Australia
Place to recommend
I have no problem in recommending Hopetoun appartments to anyone .. total satisfaction...
First time to Edinburgh. These apartments are in a brilliant location for everything to see and do in Edinburgh. The apartment is lovely. Clean and very well equipped.
Will defintitely go back, soon I hope.
Great holiday apartment
We spent 4 nights in this lovely, modern flat.
Very comfortable, clean and well appointed.
There's a Tesco Express 4 mins away (open until 11pm) which is very useful. Also, many car rental agencies within 2mins walk.
Owners were extremely helpful and responsive.
Nice park opposite flat.
Note: It takes about 15mins to walk to Princes St (centre of town) - and it's mostly uphill... On the flipside, walking back is dead easy :-)
Highly recommend - either for 1 or 2 couples, or a couple with 1-4 children.
Excellent place to stay
Liz has been very accommodating right from the beginning when we liaised through emails. We were late to check-in and should have informed her friend earlier but she was all nice and drove down within 10 minutes.
The apartment was new and clean, very stylishly furnished (our newly married friends couldn't help marvel at them) and there were little nice touches added by Liz (such as the nail varnish).
Kitchen was very well stocked with utensils and crockery. And there was a bottle of milk bought just for us in the fridge. Very nice touches, really.
You can't beat the location of this apartment and it really is value for money. Our friends who came with us (all the way from Singapore) were very impressed and we all hope to come back if we ever have a chance to visit Scotland again.
Dear Liz and Margaret, thank you for making our stay so comfortable and wonderful.
best of both
Arrived to a very warm welcome. Parking as described and no need to move the car until we departed. Only a ten minute easy walk into the centre and so we were able to come and go as we pleased instead of having to wait upon the mercy of the buses - good as they are in Edinburgh.
As far as the accommodation in general was concerned we had everything we required and more.
Am sure when we next visit we will be contacting you again. Many thanks
Everything you need for a perfect stay. Excellent apartment in good location. Didn't really want to review our stay as we wanted to keep it a secret!! We will be back....
Stayed 3 nights, 4 brothers away, apartment was excellent, modern interior, clean and well prepared. Located in a quiet residential type location.
Liz is really helpful. Be prepared for a 10 min walk to the to the centre of the city, a pleasant walk though.
Edinburgh is a beautiful city, the castle tour is a little pricey, but worth it. Take the open top bus tour, great value 4 different buses for 24 hours only £15. Both above give discount for over 60s.
Botanic gardens worth a visit, really nice and free!!
Also, found everyone very nice and helpful.
Will definitely revisit the city and stay at hopetoun crescent.
Superb welcome to the flat. Great, stylish apartment.
Lots of lovely welcoming touches. Good location for
Delightful and cozy home away from home.
The apartment was great but what made the experience in staying in this lovely apartment just amazing was Liz. The positive experience started with booking the apartment and her prompt responses to my many inquiries. My family and I were warmly greeted by Liz and she surprised us with morning treats since we arrived so late at night. The location was perfect and the local resturants were delightful. It was a great stay at a wonderful apartment in the great City of Edinburgh. Thank you, Liz.
Beautiful apartment in good situation
Hopetoun's apartment crescent is perfectly equipped with completely new furniture and placed good (15 minutes by foot of the royal mile. In necessary case has a parking in the door of the apartment.
Liz is very nice
The best: Edinburgh and the surroundings (visiting now famous roselyn chapel to approximately 45 minutes in car from edinburgh.
The worse: the weather, rain and snow to 0 degrees for 4 days non-stop. But good the Scotch pubs us received enough good.
This is a very cosy and comfortable flat with everything you are looking for. The bed is really huge and very comfortable.
It is extremly clean and Liz is very nice and friendly.
I could not imagine anything better because it was perfect.
thanks for the hospitility.
Oh Calcutta in Auld Reekie
Perfect accomodation and location for the Big Match and all that Edinburgh has to offer.The flat was very clean and warm like the welcome we received from the owner.
Annandale Street apartment review
We actually stayed at the apartment in Annandale Street, which is also managed by Liz McVie.
The location was pretty near to the centre of Edinburgh, but also within walking distance of other spots worth seeing, such as Leith or the Botanical Gardens. The original Valvona & Crolla deli, and the cinema with the giraffe sculpture outside, are both also very close.
The flat itself was cosy, very warm (which was great for that time of year), and had everything you might want for a stay. We particularly liked the little basket of tea, coffee, biscuits, and cereal, with milk in the fridge.
Liz herself was very kind and helpful, patiently waiting for us despite the lateness of our train, and was always at the end of a phone if we needed her.
Overall, we had a lovely time at Annandale Street, and we would be very happy to come back.
A great place for a holiday in this beautiful city
We had a lovely few days staying in Hopetoun Crescent. It was easy to walk in
to the city centre (10 mins) but in a quiet location with little passing traffic.
We have a 14 month old daughter and the apartment was fine and safe for her,
we moved some of the ornaments out of her way and Liz kindly put them all
back for us after we'd gone. The travel cot and high chair provided were ideal.
The apartment was very clean and had everything you would need. In
summary, we would recommend this apartment highly for a holiday.
the best apartment to succeed your holidays in edimburgh
Edimburgh is a very nice city to visit by yourself. But at the end of the day you enjoy to find a comfortable place close to the city center. The flat of Liz Mc Vie includes all these qualities.
Close to the city center
close to supermarkets, restaurants etc
very very confortable (you are like at home)
Liz Mc Vie was easy to contact if you need something.
We recommend this flat for your holidays
Lovely apartment in a convenient location
We stayed in the apartment for 3 nights and had a lovely time. We received a
really warm welcome and the apartment was perfect for us and our two small
children. Liz was fabulous and provided everything we needed for the kids.
The apartment is modern, cosy, warm and comes with everything you would
The location was great as it was quiet (not on a busy road) and we could walk
into the centre of town and we were even given an off-street parking spot.
There was a Tesco Metro just a few minutes walk away which is handy if you
were cooking in the apartment (which we were with kids!).
Excellent accommodation and service
The property has modern décor with everything you need for a home away from home. It had plenty of room for the four of us (adults). It was clean and functional and in a great location - within walking distance to town and has space for parking a car which was great. We certainly recommend it to anyone and would stay there again. Thanks Liz!
A pleasant stay in Edinburgh
The apartment was well-maintained and contained everything that we could wish for. Liz McVie was responsive to our every query and we are very pleased that we chose the Hopetown Crescent apartment for our stay in Edinburgh.
Gorgeous, Central, Well Equipped - Fantastic
We had an amazing stay at the Hopetoun apartments, being people who like to cook we were amazed how well equipped the kitchen was, all the utensils we brought with us were quickly put back in the car. The apartments are furnished and decorated to the highest standards and all details have been thought of, basket of breakfast goodies, toiletries, flowers it truly had more of a boutique hotel feel than an apartment. The apartment is well situated, with shops bars and restaurants of Leith Walk a stone throw away and Princes Street about a 10 min walk. The location is peaceful for somewhere so central with a lovely little park opposite. The owner was really helpful and friendly and accommodated various requests that we had asked for before. Traveling at a time we had a ton of snow the apartments were really well heated and also very secure. We have traveled quite a lot and I would rate this higher than any apartment we have stayed in and quite a lot of hotels too. Thank you Liz for a marvelous stay and we are sure to be back.
sha&sue. Brilliant place Edinburgh made better by our stay at t
Our stay at Hopetoun Crescent Apartment was brilliant. We would recommend this apartment to anyone. It was well equipped and beautifully furnished. So nice to come back to after a day in the City. Its within easy walking distance of the city and there are local shops 5 minutes walk away.The owner Liz had thought of everything. We even had tea,coffee cereal etc and bathroom accessories that you would not expect to find in an apartment.
We can't say enough good things about our stay at the flat. The flat was beautiful, clean, with all the modern conviniences, and in a good location. We were easily be able to walk from Waverly train station.
We were met in person and told where the nearest grocery store was. It had free WiFi, TV (with DVD), dish washer, full kitchen, and off street parking (if you drove).
The location is great! It's a 15 minute walk to Waverly station or a 2 minute walk to the nearest bus stop. There is a large shopping mall nearby with a cinema as well (10 minute walk).
We will definately be staying there again when we return to Edinburgh!
WONDERFUL FRESH BEAUTIFUL CONVENIENT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
This exceeded my expectations, it was so comfortable and Liz McVie went out
of her way to make everything wonderful - I highly recommend this as a well-
located and extremely well-presented and comfortable, well-appointed,
delightful - and also good-value too! - place to stay.
The best place to stay
Our experience in hopetoun crescent was perfect. We where welcomed by Liz, who helped us with everything we needed, and gave us all tips to the city. The apartment is greatly located, and full of charming details. We loved the fresh flowers. Liz is basically the best host you will find.
I will definitely recommend hopetoun crescent apartment to anyone planning to have some wonderful days in stunning Edinburgh.
An Oasis of Calm
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in October. The flat is small by North American standards but perfectly adequate for a short stay. There are 2 bedrooms, both situated at the back of the flat overlooking the building's small carpark. It was beautifully quiet at night allowing for a welcome escape from the noise and constant activity of the city. We didn't have meals in the flat but the kitchen was very well equipped. The location is great - an easy walk to restaurants, shopping and attractions. We will stay here again.
the perfect self-service apartment
The most beautiful appartment I've ever seen! Also if the weather in Edinburgh should be bad, I could stay in the flat all the day because it's so lovely. Nice kitchen - nice bathroom - fantastic living-room! It was very clean and there was a lovely welcome package in the kitchen (with food for breakfast and coffeetime). I plan to come back!
We had a great stay the flat was immaculate everything you could want was there.The apartment was local to all services and just a short walk from the center.Liz was very friendly and helpful.The little things like milk and tea coffee and cereal ect was a great bonus.would highly recommend it
the perfect apartment
The perfect apartment is PERFECT bacause is nice, well located, clean good, decorated good and at our arrival it was full of flowers. In 5 min. walking we were in the center. Up to place to park and Internet. Perfect!!!
My friends & I stayed in Edinburgh for 3 nights. We found the unit modern, clean & very well presented with 2 vases of flowers as an added touch. The outlook was onto a leafy park giving the unit a very homey feel.
The location was fantastic being very close to lots of restuarants, the theatre and a very easy 10 min walk to the heart of Edinburgh & only 2 mins to a bus service.
Overall I would rate the apartment as excellent & if ever I go back to Edinburgh I would definitely stay there again. Also, incredible value for money. Many thanks for a top holiday.
Chris and Susanna
Hopetoun Crescent rocks!
Liz was extremely welcoming; she had anticipated everything that we could need and the apartment was well furnished. We had come to Edinburgh for the Fringe and being an easy walk from everything was important. There are plenty of restaurants nearby as well as shops if we felt like a night in. The apartment itself is in a reasonably quiet neighbourhood so no disturbed nights. Would definitely visit again if coming to Edinburgh.
Really Fantastic Flat....Lovely Person...
The flat is very luxurious and there is great attention to detail by Liz, the lovely owner. For instance...there was a big welcome basket of goodies waiting for us. Big soft towels, free toiletries, nice bedding, comfy beds, snazzy tv and posh fire. Free wifi, parking permit and nice and quiet.....no neighbour noise. The flat is opposite a lovely little green park but really central for shops and restaurants. Really nice kitchen, good shower and plenty of coat hangers.
All in all like staying in a boutique hotel...
Would definitely return.
A fantastic apartment
This apartment is beautifully furnished, and was absolutely immaculate when we arrived. Thank to Liz's excellent attention to detail, there was nothing more we could've asked for - she'd thought of everything and was very friendly and accomodating. We felt very well looked after and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again or reccomend to friends.
Stuart & Caroline
Oakham, Rutland (UK)
Great Apartment, Great Location
We have stayed in this apartment four times now and each time has been a very positive
experience. The first thing you notice is the personal welcome you get, such as fresh flowers,
fresh milk, biscuits, and other bits which make you feel at home, and make your arrival
easier. The apartment has everything you will need for your stay. It is clean, modern, homely
and in a fantastic location. The centre of Edinburgh is only a short stroll if you want culture,
restaurants, bars etc. or if you want an evening in there is a great local Italian deli (Valvona &
Crolla). Highly recommended and great value.
A comfortable and well appointed hHaven from the bustle of the F
I found the flat clean and well appointed. The standard of linen and furnishings was good and we were comfortable there.
The location was convenient and walking distance from the station and the centre of town.
Our dealings with the owner were clear and efficient and I would recommend the flat without reserve.
Tonnie en Henk
Ravenstein, The Netherlands
We liked this apartment very much because it is
very close to the city centre (10 minute-walk).
It is very nicely furnished and complete.
Everything you need is in the apartment.
The only thing we missed (a little bit)was a dishwasher. The service we received from Liz Mc Vie
Barry and Sue
A very comfortable and conveniently located apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend the apartment to anyone wishing to stay in Edinburgh.
High quality and lovely apartment in excellent location
The apartment is of the highest standards all round - decor, furniture, equipment and cleanliness. Excellent communications and service provided by the owner before and throughout the stay (especially the welcoming items on arrival.) Location is excellent for central Edinburgh whether by foot or via many buses nearby and handy supermarket nearby for self-catering. Excellent value for money apartment that will use again for stays in Edinburgh.
Apartment in Central Edinburgh
Nice two bedroom and a living room apartment in a central position of Edinburgh. Apartment was very clean and the service outstanding. It was very easy to reach all major sights, museums etc. from this location. From the year 2011 you will reach this location very easy from Edinburg Airport, Ocean Terminal etc. by the new tram network, just depart at the McDonald Road (easy to remember!).
Rcommended: take a walk through Calton Hill to the Arthur´s Seat at Holyrood Park. On the way, you may visit Scottish Parliament and Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Great Location, Very Clean,
This self catering unit was close to a main street in Dublin, so we walked everywhere. The best thing was a youth hostel a block away for questions, ideas, computers with internet access not just wireless,and good coffee.
Hopetoun Crescent, Edinburgh
Smart flat very conveniently located in the centre of Edinburgh.
It is within 5 minutes walk of the centre of Edinburgh, in a quiet street. There is a sage car park at the rear, and a small public garden at the front.
Sleeps 4; it is very well maintained. The property is a smallish 2 bedroom flat - probably not the ideal place for a family if you intend spending a lot of time in the place (although why you would go to Edinburgh to watch TV is beyond me!).
Took the dogs there last year with my grandchildren. They were all very comfortable and we could walk the dogs regularly in the park, when they were not down the beach for their big walks. (There is a dog-friendly beech c. 15 mins drive away.)
British Columbia, Canada
Ideal Apartment & Location in Edinburgh
My husband and I stayed in this very well appointed apartment for 10 days. We were close to everything in Edinburgh and within walking distance to Princess Street. Loads of delicatessens, food shops and any other kind of shops needed. We packed light for our 2 month driving tour of Scotland so having a washer/dryer was ideal. Beds extremely comfortable, very beautiful modern kitchen & bathroom. This apartment rates high in our opinion and we would recommend it to anyone. Liz, the owner, was available for anything and everything. We thank Liz for making our stay ideal.
Home from home - but better!
We had a wonderful time in Hopetoun Crescent!
Fantastic location, apartment very well furnished and
equipped, and a most friendly and helpful owner. We
were sorry to leave and would definitely stay there
again and recommend to friends.