Royal Mile No. 1

Situated in a quiet historic courtyard just off Edinburgh's Royal Mile in the heart of the Old Town.

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Royal Mile 1 is situated in the picturesque Chessels Court in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Chessels Court is an historic courtyard with a green and surrounded by trees. No traffic passes through the courtyard and so it is a haven in the summer after the hustle and bustle of the Fringe. The apartment is in a great location for exploring the city whether you’re here for days or weeks, as there is so much to see and do minutes from the doorstep. Edinburgh Castle, St Giles’ Cathedral and Holyrood Palace are but three of the attractions you can reach via the adjacent Royal Mile. Several of the University of Edinburgh’s buildings are also nearby.

The area has lots of excellent cafes, restaurants, bistros and bars, small specialist shops and grocers. Many of the city’s main attractions are within easy walking distance, but if you don’t want to walk everywhere the open-top tour buses stop just outside the courtyard on the Royal Mile. Waverley Station is five minutes’ walk away; the Airlink bus service also terminates here, making it easy to get to and from the apartment and the airport. 

The apartment is on the first floor above ground and there is no lift. The accommodation comprises a shared entrance, stone stairway, entrance hall, and a comfortable and light lounge/dining room with a sofa bed. There is also a small balcony off the living room overlooking the courtyard, a modern fitted breakfasting kitchen, two generous bedrooms, and a bathroom with shower over the bath. Royal Mile 1 sleeps a total of five between its kingsize bed, two singles and sofa bed. 

The rental price includes hot water, electricity, towels, linen, heating, lighting, Wi-Fi, taxes and the welcome pack. There are basic essentials in the apartment, including a hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Discounted rates are available for longer stays; please enquire for more information.

Royal Mile 1 is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy the city. This luxury self-catering apartment is ideal accommodation for Edinburgh’s festivals and Hogmanay or Christmas breaks in the capital, as well as for university events such as graduations.

Please note – the building work on the site behind the apartment was completed at the end of July 2016.


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8 Reviews of Royal Mile No. 1

  1. Leslie G says:

    We had a very pleasant stay at the Royal Mile 1.
    It was perfect for us and our two-year-old son. Katie kindly put a highchair in the apartment for us, which was very useful.
    The beds are comfortable (that is important when you stay a whole week !) and the kitchen is well equipped.
    The location of the apartment is ideal, as it is in the heart of the Old Town but not on a busy and noisy street.

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  3. Elizabeth Belnap says:

    We just stayed at the Royal Mile 1 flat and really liked it. It was clean and cute and comfortable. It was an excellent location. We were right at the Royal Mile, had a lovely walk to Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park, and an easy walk to Waverly Station when it was time to go. It is nicely decorated, and has all the conveniences of dish ware, refrigerator, microwave, etc. Plus a nice tv and even some good DVD’s. There were also maps and informational books. We had a lovely stay here and would stay again if we come back!

  4. patty thorell says:

    My husband and I stayed here in mid-November for a week visit. Our son, a student at U. of Edinburgh lives nearby. Clean, comfortable, well equipped. We entertained our son and friends, and apartment easily accommodated 7 for a sit-down dinner. We had a car for a few days, used a parking garage (fee) near the apartment, then found street parking on the weekend. While right on the Royal Mile, a very quiet apartment, no street noise.

  5. Caitriona says:

    Beautiful, cosy apartment. 4 of us stayed here over Christmas and we were delighted with everything about the apartment. It’s location is excellent- within easy walking distance of everything. Spacious and comfortable. We highly recommend it

  6. Angus Latta says:

    I and my three sons found the apartment to me quite comfortable
    The location was great. The apartment was very affortable and met all our needs. It is certainly be a place I would want to stay at when I return to Edinburgh

  7. Abigail says:

    The apartment was quite lovely and spacious for our family. The location is ideal for seeing the sights in Old Town We were well cared for and would certainly stay here or in any Greatbase apartment again!

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