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Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 8 / Apartment
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 8  Type: Apartment

2 Full baths

5* THE PENTHOUSE, EDINBURGH ( HOPETOUN STREET )

Indulge yourself in a bit of luxury in our luxurious penthouse right in the centre of Edinburgh, be it for a short city break, a romantic weekend, a business trip, or longer. The Penthouse is our private home for when we visit our daughters who are university in Edinburgh, it is based in a very exclusive development ideally situated in the city centre, yet is in an area really safe to walk any time of night or day. It really is a fully furnished home and has been given a 5 star rating from VisitScotland, and we have also just been awarded "Top Rental Property" award on FlipKey and have been awarded "Rated Excellent" status by TripAdvisor and Flipkey.

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Our extremely well appointed home has everything to offer, only a 10 minute walk to Princes Street with private parking for 2 cars. We are delighted to welcome guests to stay for any period from 2 nights, our minimum stay, all the way through to an extended period.

In addition to the facilities within The Penthouse itself, we also have arranged access for our guests to use the first class facilities at Virgin Active Omni Centre private gym and swimming pool during their stay, it’s only a 5 minute walk from The Penthouse. There is a £10 charge per person each time they use the facilities. Please note that Virgin Active don't allow children under the age of 16 to use any facilities.

The Penthouse is situated in a highly desirable central location, in a very exclusive quiet private development, yet really is right in the centre of the city. It is only a 5 minute walk to The Playhouse Theatre, many exclusive shops such as Harvey Nichols, restaurants, grocery shops etc, and only a 2 minute walk to one of the main bus routes in Edinburgh, whilst Princes Street, the main street in Edinburgh, is only a 10 minute walk away.

The Penthouse is ideal for a couple to enjoy a romantic break together with all the luxury of a 5 star premises. It's also ideal for a family reunion, where up to 6 guests (plus another 2 on a sofa-bed) can be comfortably accommodated, enjoying not only the luxurious surroundings, but also the freedom and informality that The Penthouse can offer. It's child friendly and includes all the equipment needed for babies and toddlers, including a cot, high-chair, night lights, bath mat etc. It's fully equipped with everything you could possibly need from a large eating kitchen designed by The Queen's cabinet maker + balcony, to a spacious lounge/dining-room with designer furniture and 42" plasma TV, DVD, cable TV and wifi internet broadband, and over 200 DVDs and is suitable for all ages of guests. All three bedrooms have plasma TV/DVD and Freeview, there is a stunning bathroom with bath/shower, and an ensuite with a double walk-in shower off the master bedroom. It's 1500 square feet, so is extremely spacious accommodation.

Our Virtual Tour of the Penthouse is viewable here. Please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

http://www.albavirtualtours.co.uk/2407Penthouse1/_flash/TourWeaver_Penthouse2.html

Our guests come for a wide variety of reasons from getting married, golf breaks, theatre/shopping trips, to business meeting, from attending Edinburgh Festival, to Edinburghs Hogmanay Celebrations, visiting children who are being educated in Edinburgh, seeing the Giant Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo, through to extended families meeting together, where there is plenty room for everyone to have their own space, yet 25% of our bookings are one couple who want to be pampered in a more private relaxed environment than a hotel can offer.

We work closely with any guests who want any help in planning their trip to make sure that they have as enjoyable a time as possible, as we want our guests to leave our home having had as enjoyable a time as possible during their trip to Scotland.

TripAdvisor property ID 3896481

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Book this 3 bedroom apartment in Edinburgh today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 105 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1012 to as high as $3106, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 02, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Mr E.
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
02 Dec 2018
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

Policies

Policies

Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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Map

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Edinburgh Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Central heating
  • Clothes dryer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Pool / Spa


  • Shared indoor pool

Property Features


  • High chair
  • Parking
  • Secure parking

Kitchen


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Grill

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking not allowed

Bathrooms


  • 2 Full baths

Reviews

Reviews (105)

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“Look no further.”

Reviewed 9 May 2014

This rental accommodation is second to none. Everything, from the initial enquiry through to check-out,was made stress free by the exceptional attention to detail of Eddie and Doreen, the owners. Their comprehensive information packs are excellent. The Penthouse was the perfect venue for our family birthday celebration and all three generations had a wonderful time. We would recommend the Penthouse to anyone who wishes to have a luxurious experience in a top class venue.

“Fantastic Family Stay”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2014

The Penthouse is a perfect stay in the city for families and friends. We (my parents, my brother, my husband and I) stayed in The Penthouse for a 10 day visit in Edinburgh and my brother's wedding. It was absolutely perfect. Eddie & Doreen made us feel like family. Their correspondence throughout the booking process and before our arrival was fantastic. The Penthouse is a fabulous spacious flat with everything one needs to feel at home in the city. We had a great time cooking and entertaining family and friends during our stay. The Penthouse has a lovely kitchen that is equipped with everything you need of cooking. The open lounge and dining area is inviting with beautiful big windows. We spend many evenings relaxing and enjoying this space. All the bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. The bathrooms are very neat and well kept. A truly amazing and enjoyable family stays for us with memories that will last a lifetime.

Response from the owner Dear Rozahn, Thanks you so much for your lovely review, Doreen and I loved having you and your family to stay, particularly when it was for such a special occasion as your brother's wedding. We were really pleased to hear that you really liked the fact that you were able to use our Edinburgh home, The Penthouse, as a base for you to entertain your extended family, If you are ever back in Edinburgh then we'd be delighted to welcome you back to stay in The Penthouse. Kind regards Eddie and Doreen Ewen

“Best value money can buy - for a luxurious 'true home experience”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2014

The Penthouse Experience starts way before your visit - with Eddie's introductory emails, phone calls and preparation. The amenities are impeccable and will always exceed your expectations - spotless and always like new. Then there's the attention to detail by Eddie and Doreen - every little detail that goes way beyond customer service - from restaurant recommendations to maps to Dvds and basic groceries when you walk in! The location is ideal to see Edinburgh on foot - very centrally located, close to Princes Street, yet very quiet. This place is truly a home away from home!

“Perfect”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2014

Beautiful accomodations. Eddie and Doreen very very helpful from our first inquiry. Immediate response to all our concerns. We were treated as family. The Penthouse had everything we needed to make our Family trip one to treasure for a lifetime. We were to Edinburgh with all our children for our daughters wedding. Upon arrival we were welcomed with gifts and essential food items. Everything was perfect, the amenities were exactly as listed. Ideal location within walking distance to many sites and the food market. We felt very safe walking at any time of day or night. We rented a car and having a parking space right outside the door was very convenient. The appartment was very nicely decorated and clean. We will be back.

“Great home”

Reviewed 23 Sep 2013

Beautiful home for family or group. We stayed for a week with 3 couples. Large living area & bedrooms. Very well maintained & furnished. Eddie, the owner was extremely accommodating and very helpful with local attractions and suggested restaurants. Convenient to the bus system and many nearby restaurants. Highly recommend.

“Tourist friendly”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2013

The Penthouse was well located for access to buses, quality restaurants to eat in or take out, grocery stores, and tourist activities. The condominium was comfortable, extremely clean, and very modern. The owner was a gracious host providing much information about the area and able to make accommodations for luggage storage and date changes when requested. It was a remarkable experience in a remarkable city.

“Wonderful relaxing unable to fault on any aspect”

Reviewed 15 Aug 2013

Service fantastic from initial enquiry to stay The apartment was brilliant clean instructions for everything Location was central and everything within walking distance

“Excellent stay”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2013

The owners were very helpful and the location was perfect. Highly recommend booking this apartment. We would rent again.

“Our great experience at the Penthouse”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2013

My group and I had a wonderful vacation in Edinburgh and a great stay at the Penthouse. We enjoyed staying in this beautiful and very comfortable apartment. The kitchen was very well equippped and we felt at home. The location was great, safe and quiet. The owner has always been very helpful and friendly and his informations and directions always very accurate and precise. I would recommendit the Penthouse to friends and relatives. Francesca and her friends from Naples

“Great Location and Perfect Vacation apartment”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2013

Eddie Ewen treated me like a special friend throughout the rental process. From the beginning of my first inquiry to arriving at the the Penthouse Eddie was helpful. We were so pleasantly surprised at the many amenities which our host provided for us to make our stay in Edinburgh a memorable one. In all of my experiences renting a vacation property, his service to his rental clients was by far the best I have every received. Cleanliness is an issue with me and The Penthouse was among the cleanest of any vacation rental I have ever rented. A rental unit must be clean for me to relax and enjoy myself. This unit is indeed clean and I felt as if I were in my own home. Included in the apartment are detailed instructions on how to use the appliances such as the washer/dryer and dishwasher. The Penthouse is superbly furnished and comfortable and Eddie will do everything to make your stay great! We were in Edinburgh as tourists and connecting to the Old Town and New Town areas was important. The apartment is located about two to three short blocks and an easy walk from a main thoroughfare where we were able to connect with public transportation and taxis. Both grocery stores and restaurants were within easy walking distance. We found the location to be quite convenient. Future renters must be aware that there is no lift and that you must carry your luggage to the third floor. We hope to return to Edinburgh and The Penthouse will be where we stay.

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