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A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

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Perth, Western...
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A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

We are 2 couples from Australia in our 60's travelling around the UK in a hire car for 4 weeks in June/ July 2013.

We are staying in Edinburgh for 2 nights and would like to stay in a central location where we can park the car near by.

We like to be within walking distance to pubs, restaurants and cafe's as we enjoy good food wine and a cold beer at the end of the day. We also would like to see all the main sites of Edinburgh in our short stay.

I have been doing a lot of research and come up with these places and now I am confused.

Princess St Apartments in Waterloo Place (Newtown)

The Knights Residence (Old town)

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel (Newtown)

All your input would be much appreciated. Thanks

Grantown-on-Spey...
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1. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

We have just stayed in this apartment during March 2013 and for location and comfort I rate it very highly - AND it has free secure underground parking. Its minutes from the city centre on foot and seconds from The Royal Mile. We were two couples and a baby - plenty of room, two ensuites plus a family bathroom.

http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1052515

The owner (Sandra) was very helpful and efficient

Good luck

Woody x

Peterhead, United...
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2. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

I would recommend the Knight Residence. We have been staying there for years now every time we come to Edinburgh and would never consider staying anywhere else. Great location, close to town, lovely flats that have a supply of food already in the kitchen for breakfast, Parking in their own secure car park , you are given a special electronic key to operate the gates. However, the concierge service is second to none. The staff are the best we have seen and nothing is too much trouble, they are always at had 24/7, Go to the desk, ask about a restaurant, or a show, get a take away meal in your flat, or just borrow one of their umbrella's this place is 5 star.

Edinburgh
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3. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

Both Waterloo place options are well located but for parking you will need to add about £20 per day to your cost to park in the Greenside car park as the on street parking in that area is limited to 2-4 hours unless it is over the weekend when you can park for free from 6.30 Friday night until 8am Monday morning within a short walk from there.

Edited: 6:09 am, April 01, 2013
Perth, Western...
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4. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

Hi Woody,

This apartment looked good but was already booked for our dates.

Thanks Linda

Perth, Western...
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5. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

Thanks Frances Jane ,

Maybe Knights Residence is the way to go.

Italy
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6. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

We have stayed at the Apex Waterloo and the George on George street and much prefered the George, really because it is a typical Scottish hotel with the concierge in kilt, whereas the Apex is a very modern building which could be in any city.

Perth, Western...
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7. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

Thanks for the reply, will look into the George.

Edinburgh
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8. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

Just be aware there is no parking anywhere near the George!

Bucks, UK
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9. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

For slightly less money than the George, you could stay in the Hotel Missoni on the Royal Mile, which does have (somewhat pricey) valet parking in its basement.

New York
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10. Re: A central place to stay in Edinburgh for 2 nights

Very timely post. Four of us looking to stay in Edinburgh for four nights in September. Think we will look into Hotel Missoni as will want to get a hire car. By the looks of things it is a shame George does not offer parking as it sounds lovely.