We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Nicolson Apartments

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Nicolson Apartments
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 100: English reviews
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed in the Drummond Street apartment for a long weekend during the Fringe. In terms of location it's ideal, five minutes walk from the major locations, literally just up the road from Pleasance, but off the main streets so that there isn't too much noise. It's also round the corner from Tesco Express and various restaurants and shops. There... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sarah B
Level Contributor
50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here recently, at the West Nicolson St apartments. Ours was a studio on the top floor. There's no lift (we knew about the stairs on booking) but you quickly get used to the four flights of stairs. It's a good way to burn off the extra food calories from all the great Edinburgh restaurants. The apartment is in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Toria1976
Delamere, null, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

New modern self catering apartment in the Q Mile district. Good facilities nearby (Starbucks, Sainsbury and a Bistro). Well appointed with fibre broadband. Nothing appeared to be missing, only staying one night we didn't have use for dish washer or clothes washer either. Very comfy bed and the whole apartment had just been deep cleaned.

Helpful?
Thank Jordi M
StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Jodri, thank you for taking the time to share your experience in an online forum and we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our Quartermile apartment. Located in the heart of Edinburgh, just next to the Meadows, the city’s favourite pubic park, and within a short walk of Edinburgh Castle, this luxury one bedroom property provides the... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We had a fantastic stay at Nicolson Apartments, despite our visit being cut short due to illness (nothing to do with the accommodation though!) Upon arriving in Edinburgh I was convinced the key collection point in the city centre would be difficult to find, as per trip advisor reviews, however, the instructions sent on my booking confirmation email were very... More 

Helpful?
Thank rmitchuk
StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback on your recent stay in an online forum and are delighted that everything was to your satisfaction. We strive to ensure our information is as clear and concise as possible for our guests and are very glad that, using this, you were able to find us with ease. We will pass... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I booked this apartment online via Expedia for a non-refundable cost of £179 for a night stay for 5 of us. The reviews were generally good but I think they manage 20-25 apartments, so I wasn't sure if the reviews are a good indication of all properties, nevertheless, I booked it. You have to pick the keys from their central... More 

Helpful?
Thank A J
StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Ankit, while we appreciate feedback when it is fair and honest we are shocked by the misrepresentation in this review. You did mention these issues during check-out and our maintenance engineer immediately reported to the apartment to investigate. He checked the flush in the upstairs bathroom and confirmed that it is fully functional. After each flush you do have... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was great Well done,clean and very convenient to Royal Mile. Only down side was no parking on site and parking was £20 a day off site. The washer worked fine but dryer was dead so that was a bit disappointing but still fine.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience in an online forum and we are delighted to hear that everything was to your satisfaction. At Apartments Edinburgh, we offer 39 self-catering properties throughout the city centre. Although there is no free parking in the city centre we do offer some accommodation options that include free parking in a... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Surprisingly, the actual apartment we stayed looks even better than the pictures on the webpage. It was clean and well furnished. The living room was filled with natural light. Staff are super helpful and friendly. They offered the travel info and free luggage storage before we asked. It was much appreciated. We had a fantastic experience and it is definitely... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mochi C
StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Mochi, it was a pleasure meeting you and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience in an online forum. At Apartments Edinburgh we offer 39 luxury self-catering apartments throughout Edinburgh’s Old Town. Each property provides the comfort of home with the luxury of a boutique hotel room and has been decorated with our guests comfort in... More 

England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Best apartments in Edinburgh! Very large, we had a 3 bed apartment which was stunning! Clean, great location and done to a very high standard will be returning in the future, thank you to the staff also! x

Helpful?
1 Thank 178madison
StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Madison, thank you for taking the time to share such a lovely review in an online forum. It was a genuine pleasure having you wish us and we hope that you will allow us the honour of welcoming you back to our fine city again in the future. More 

Gloucester
Level Contributor
45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Great apartments in a great location in Edinburgh. Only a short walk in to city centre. Comfy beds (which is a must for me!) Our apartment was very clean and very nicely furnished. Would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Edinburgh!

Helpful?
Thank Loulou0687
StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear LouLou, at Apartments Edinburgh we strive to provide luxury homes away from home n the heart fo the city and we are delighted that our apartments lived up to your expectations. We hope that, should you return to Edinburgh, you will choose our accommodation again. More 

North West England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The apartments were in a great location. They were relatively clean but not spotless. The shower was a trickle in the 2 bedroom apartment that we rented. The staff were very helpful but our girls were disappointed because they promised them shortbread in the apartment, but when they got there, it was missing 😔. However, we would consider these apartments... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lisa S
StGilesAptsEdinburgh, Manager at Nicolson Apartments, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, we appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay in our Nicolson Apartments but are a little surprised by your comments. We do offer our guests a complimentary welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar, mineral water, hospitality toiletries and a small supply of milk. We used to offer shortbread biscuits in this pack but, due to... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

69 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (48)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (21)
Viewed
Other (21)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
Southside & Holyrood
Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection
Southside & Holyrood
Kenneth Mackenzie
Kenneth Mackenzie
#133 of 151 in Edinburgh
3.5 of 5 stars 277 reviews
Southside & Holyrood
Richmond Place Apartments
Richmond Place Apartments
#22 of 203 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 stars 189 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Southside & Holyrood
Lady Nicolson Court
Lady Nicolson Court
#104 of 203 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 stars 11 reviews
Southside & Holyrood
Scotia Grand Residence - Quartermile Apartments
Old Town
Stay Edinburgh City Apartments - Royal Mile
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighborhood Profile
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the city Nicolson luxury self-catering residences offer a stylish and unique base to explore all our city has to offer. These spacious apartments are tastefully decorated using neutral décor with traditional Scottish furnishings to create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. All are situated only a few minutes’ walk from some of Edinburgh’s major attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Museum and are located just around the corner from Edinburgh University.Each apartment has a living room with dining area, modern tiled bathroom, well equipped kitchen, luxurious bedroom(s), cable TV, a DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher and hairdryer as well as soft fluffy towels and fantastic quality Egyptian cotton linen. We can also provide cots and high chairs if required.To complete your home away from home we also provide complimentary sea kelp toiletries from the Scottish Fine Soap Company as well as tea, coffee, mineral water and orange juice to help you settle in.Whether you are visiting for work, play, a family holiday or a romantic break away we have an exclusive private residence to suit your needs. Apartment Facilities:Iron, ironing Board, washing machine, heating, hairdryer, complimentary sea kelp toiletries from the Scottish Fine Soap Company, bathroom with bath or shower, TV, DVD player, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle, cooking equipment and crockery, additional blankets. Cots and high chairs can be supplied upon request. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nicolson Apartments

Address: 28 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Price Range: $91 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nicolson Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Agoda, Hotwire, Travelocity and Booking.com so you can book your Nicolson Apartments reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Nicolson Apartments Hotel Edinburgh
Nicolson Apartments Edinburgh, Scotland
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay