Guest Testimonials - a selection of reviews from our lovely guests :-)
We had a lovely time at the apartment. It looked even better than the photos. It was very clean and spacious as well as the location was perfect. Communication was easy and overall we had a fantastic stay and would definitely recommend. Ryan - Biggleswade, UK - October, 2016
Fiona's flat is incredibly stylish and comfortable, there was nothing we missed. The photos and descriptions are exactly what you find, and communication was quick and easy. Location wise you could not want anything better and if the chance came to stay again we would without a doubt.
Meg - Wooburn Green, UK - October 2016
This was a great experience! Fiona's instructions to get into the apartment were clear and helpful. The space was clean and delivered all the things described. The location is right in the center of the Grassmarket area and there were a ton of great restaurants and shops close to the front door. You won't regret booking this place! Ashley - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - September, 2016
The apartment is lovely, clean and has a homely feel to it. The location is ideal - central but tucked away enough to be able to escape for some peace and quiet when needed. Fiona was great - always responded promptly to any messages sent, was flexible around the check in time and added a few personal touches before our arrival. Sarah - Nottingham, UK - August, 2016
This was a fabulous place to stay! A friend and I stayed 4 nights at Fiona's apartment and it was great. The apartment was stocked with everything we needed, and Fiona had thought to provide all the little amenities that made our stay extra comfortable - coffee, tea, milk and orange juice, shampoo and soap, etc. The location was superb, and the because it was located on an inner courtyard, it was calm and quiet. It was perfect for our low key holiday, but it would be a great place to plan a more packed agenda because of its close proximity to all of the Edinburgh attractions.
Elizabeth - Zurich, Switzerland - July, 2016
Fiona's place was a perfect base to explore Edinburgh: it was comfortable and perfectly kept. The Grassmarket location is good for anyone visiting the city for the first time as it is very close to the major sites and great pubs and restaurants. While we didn't meet Fiona, she was a gracious hostess available when we had any issues and leaving us juice, milk, tea, and even homemade cookies! Would recommend the place to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
Aaron - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - June 2016
Absolutely gorgeous flat! Fantastic location. Wonderful and thoughtful touches which made for a perfect weekend. Wish we had a longer stay so we could explore the beautiful city a little bit more. Wonderful stay and can't wait to come back. Katie & Stu - London, UK - February 2016
Stunningly cute flat. Loved it. Fab location. Appreciated the little touches - milk, coffee, cookies, etc. Thanks. Melissa & Mat - Holmfirth, UK- January 2016
Thank you so much for the wonderful stay at your beautiful flat. The location was great. Everything was exactly as listed. The cookies & OJ a very welcome touch. Thank you! Julie - Walton, Kentucky, USA - December 2015
Thank you! Despite being ill on our work trip & short getaway, we were treated to a cosy & very well-equipped apartment. Your soft furnishings are a delight, especially for our toddler & we very much appreciated the tips / recommendations for family/child-friendly places. We had a ball of a time!
Shin-Shin & Yee-Whye - Oxford, UK - November 2015
Loved the flat. Lovely & clean & extremely well equipped. The little touches (like milk, coffee, juice, teabags) are very much appreciated (and the cookies - of course!) Really enjoyed our stay. Hope to come back next year - for a longer stay. David & Robert - Warrington, UK - October 2015.
Fabulous apartment, very clean and cosy - just perfect for us. Everything we needed was here - home from home. We will use the apartment again and tell all of our friends. Denise & Martin - Llandybie, Wales - July 2015
I can't say enough great things about this Grassmarket flat. The location is absolutely stellar - in the shadows of the Edinburgh Castle and surrounded by fabulous pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops. The flat itself was bigger than we had expected with all the amenities we wanted provided. And the bed... It was so comfortable, we found it hard to get up in the morning but with so much to see and do in Edinburgh, we ultimately had to pull ourselves from its comfy grasp. Fiona was super helpful at every step along the way. I booked my stay many months in advance due to HOGMANAY and she was extremely organized, helpful and timely in all communications leading up to my checkin. I would absolutely stay here again and recommend to all my friends visiting Edinburgh. Martha & Pete - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - January 2015
What an incredible experience! My trip to Edinburgh was amazing and I honestly have to say that Fiona's amazing apartment and it's PERFECT location are responsible for half of that. Fiona is an incredible host. She answered all of my incessant questions and was so helpful when it came to recommendations. The guide book that she has is perfect. The location of her flat made it so easy to get around. I walked to all of the sites and the shops and restaurants around the apartment were great! Anyone who is going to Edinburgh, looking for a great location and a seriously comfortable apartment, YOU NEED TO HIT UP FIONA! Thanks again Max - Washington DC, USA - December 2014
Fiona's apartment is as depicted (beautifully appointed) and as reviewed by pretty much everyone else (wonderful!) It made a great home base for me for ten fall days in Edinburgh. It's an easy walk to amenities as well as tourist attractions. (Okay, I live in San Francisco, so "easy" = short + hills to me.) It was great to be able to return to the relative serenity of the close after days spent with family and friends in this great city. Communications were easy and punctual, and we were able to work out one minor technical problem I was having via texts within minutes. I would love to stay here again!
Brady - San Francisco, USA - October 2014
We THOROUGHLY enjoyed our stay at Fiona's apartment. It was just as described and through photos, only better! Located in the heart of the Grassmarket, the apartment was surprisingly quiet and cosy. We loved entering through the Close, our private courtyard. The apartment is immaculate, as in eat-off-the-floor clean, and has every convenience and comfort that you would want. Fiona has thought of everything! Bed, pillows, and linen were absolutely comfortable and delightful. Kitchen fully equipped. Nice bathroom, with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Fiona is a pleasure to business with, and was always accessible if we needed her (but we didn't). Communications, directions to the apartment, and a guest information booklet - all were complete, timely, and so so helpful. We can't say enough nice things about this place - I've stayed in many self-caterings and vacation rentals. This place goes straight to the top of my list of favorites. Highly recommend. Terry & Stu - USA - September 2014
We have never walked into an apartment where every single detail was so carefully and lovingly taken care of. Thanks Fiona for this home you share with us in Edinburgh! We spent a lovely time here, hope we can come back, although Argentina is a long way from here.... Best wishes.
Gaston & Cecilia - Argentina - July, 2014
Thank you Fiona! You could not have done more to prepare this apartment for guests and how lucky we have been to find it!
Best wishes for your future! Gillian & Ken - Sydney, Australia - July, 2014
Dear Fiona, Your flat is beautiful, clean and charming. It's even better than your photos. We appreciated also the milk and tea you bought for us. Thank you so much. You're doing such a great job! Michael & Manu - Arlesheim, Switzerland - June, 2014
Fiona - Thank you for your hospitality. We loved your city and your country. We had a great time and hope to return. You have a beautiful apartment in a great location! Your recommendations were great! Bart & Betty - North Carolina, USA - May, 2014
Fiona provided such an amazing stay while in Edinburgh. I had everything I needed during my stay and more. She went above and beyond to make sure that I felt like I was at home. I highly recommend this apartment. Danilo - Virginia, USA - April, 2014
What a lovely place! Fiona is a great host. She was easy to communicate with and introduces you to the flat & city straight away. She even left a batch of super good homemade cookies to make us feel welcome- loved them!!! The flat is just as you see in the pictures, lovely. Very clean and has all the basics you would need i.e. kitchen supplies, etc. Not to mention the location is perfect. Super central and you can walk almost anywhere. Definitely would recommend this flat and I will be coming back next time I stay in Edinburgh, thank you Fiona! Lorena - Vienna, Austria - March, 2014
Amazing apartment, amazing location, amazing weekend break. Fiona was fantastic from start to finish, as was the apartment. Clean and tidy with some excellent personal touches thrown in. I will be recommending both Edinburgh and this apartment to friends and family. Thanks !!!
Jamie & Miriam - England, UK - February, 2014
Wonderful stay at a terrific property. Everything we hoped for!! A very hospitable welcome, excellent standard of accommodation and a perfect location. We will most certainly book with you again when we return to Edinburgh. Thank you for a great stay. Nick & Emma - Surbiton, England - February 2014
We had a wonderful stay! The apartment is perfectly located! We enjoyed all the local sights along with the large New Year's Eve street party. Thank you for the cookies and the postcard greeting! We loved it all!! Sherry - Louisiana, USA - December 2013 - January 2014
Yes, all of you are right who have been here before - this place is HOME AWAY FROM HOME! We spent so much more time here "at home" during our trip than we would have in a regular B&B or hotel. We were always looking forward to the cup of tea "at home", the cosy bed "at home" and were grateful for the perfect location of this cute apartment that always made it possible to take a break before continuing exploring Edinburgh. Thank you Fiona and Diana for the warm welcome!! :-) Barbara & David - Munich, Germany - December 2013
Fiona, I cannot thank you enough for the use of your lovely apartment. Its location is perfect & the Grassmarket is enchanting. The personal touches in the apartment make it feel like home from home, but nicer! Paul & Simone - Buckinghamshire, England - November 2013
Fiona, Thank you for keeping this lovely apartment for visitors from across the globe! We were delighted with our stay here. Everything was fantastic. We had a great few days here visiting our son at Uni. Will certainly recommend to others. Ingrid & Craig - Shetland, Scotland - November 2013
Thank you very much for the use of your apartment. The great location allowed us to see so much of Edinburgh in such a short time.
Charlotte & Ben - Milton Keynes, England - November 2013
Perfect apartment & attention to detail. Thank you for your understanding with our late arrival. Will spread the word to all.
Cheryl & Robert - Lithgow, Australia - October 2013
We have had a brilliant "wee taste" of Scotland. The beautiful apartment very much a part of that. We loved the detailed touches and they made our trip so much more enjoyable...a hard act to follow as we journey through Europe.....
Rebekah & Dean - Christchurch, New Zealand, October 2013
This has to be the best kept secret in Scotland! I just wish we had more time here. .. Thanks for the great stay!
We really appreciated the extra care and detail that has been put into your apartment. This has been the best place that we've stayed on our trip. Your guest information was detailed and informative. The only thing we would change is the time we spent here. We wish we could have stayed longer!
Kaz & Craig - Sydney, Australia - September 2013
Have loved our stay in your beautiful apartment. So close to everything and so well appointed with everything we have needed. Also, considering the life in the Grassmarket, how quiet it has been. We'll spread the word and if ever back this way, will stay again. Thanks! Loved it!
Dale & Carol - Perth, Australia - August, 2013
What a fantastic week! Came here for our cousin's wedding and you couldn't have asked for better weather! Sun all the way through! We stayed here for the week and the bride got ready here - everyone was jealous of our little apartment :-) Fiona was amazing to deal with, both for booking and when we arrived. We absolutely love this flat and we will be back! Tell all your friends! Thx Ray & Lee - Kamloops, BC, Canada - July 2013
Thank you so much Fiona for making our visit so wonderful. The flat has all you need and more, the little touches you have made are much appreciated and made us feel right at home. The location is amazing and you can easily walk to many of the city's attractions.
Emily & James - Cambridge, UK - June 2013
Thanks for the kind welcome, the impeccably clean and well-arranged apartment and your tasty cookies. The place is so well thought out and equipped. Particularly like the photos and illustrations. It was a haven of peace (except when the restaurant empties the bottles) during a busy working week. Thanks again and would gladly return. Thomas and Valerie - Geneva, Switzerland - May 2013
The Edmonstone's Close flat is in the perfect location. We loved the Grassmarket and it is a short walk to everywhere in the city. After a fabulous two weeks, it is going to be hard to leave. This will be the first place we look when we return to Edinburgh. it is truly a home away from home. Thank you so much. Suzanne & Madison - Mobile, Alabama, USA - May 2013
Wow! What attention to detail. Traveling alone, I instantly felt safe and at home here. Everything had a personal touch. So close to everything and the weather Gods were very kind to me. Will be raving about this place to anyone that will listen. A VERY big thank you. Five Stars.
Natalie - Nambucca Heads, NSW, Australia - April 2013
We enjoyed our weekend here very much indeed. In every respect from our exchange of e-mails you have ensured our arrival in Edinburgh and stay in your lovely apartment has been relaxing and memorable. Thank you for the delicious biscuits and all the warm welcome details you provided.
A weekend here is too short a time for there is so much to visit and experience in this lovely city.
We look forward to another visit in the near future. Lynn & Ben - Cambridge, UK - March 2013
The apartment exceeded our expectations and helped us have a great week in Edinburgh. Not only does the flat offer all amenities, it helps you feel "at home" while being away from home. We loved walking the city and enjoyed so many of the local eateries and pubs. But it was also wonderful to have a kitchen and have our daughter and her friends over for dinner. We are so glad we stayed here vs a hotel! Thank you Fiona!
John & Cindy - Brownsburg, Indiana, USA - March 2013
We are very glad to have stayed in this nice and cosy apartment that gave us a sense of home away from home. It's comfortable, well equipped with everything we needed and at a wonderful location. This apartment was exactly what we were hoping for and our stay was a wonderful experience. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable and we surely look forward to revisits of this beautiful city in the future. - Weilus & Longxi - Hong Kong SAR, China - February 2013
Very simple to review - This apartment was perfect! It's in a fantastic location and immaculately presented. Moreover, Fiona was a great host. Me and my wife visited over a long weekend and would definitely recommend anyone else doing the same to choose this place.
Adam & Maria - Greenwich, England - February 2013
This is a very modern, clean and totally charming apartment right in the centre of Edinburgh. We cannot recommend it highly enough. It is within a short walking distance of all the places one could want to see in this picturesque and historic city. In addition Grassmarket has an abundance of great places to eat, many within a minute or two's walk of the apartment. Even though our flight arrived quite late, Fiona was there to greet us. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she was a delight to deal with from the moment we got in touch. We would strongly and unreservedly recommend this apartment. It will help to make your stay in Edinburgh even more memorable! Hugh & Heather - Paphos, Cyprus - February 2013
Fiona's flat is incredibly fantastic. The Grassmarket area is a great place to stay, full of life. The flat is situated just off it in a private gated square so there's no noise. Everything we love to find was included, even kitchen gadgets. The layout is really nice, clean and modern. I wish we lived here all the time. Our only concern is that the wireless internet is provided through a 3g cellular hotspot, which does not provide truly unlimited use. It's perfectly fine for email and light browsing, but if you need it for work for a long stay you might run into trouble. This probably isn't a concern for the vast majority of vacationing visitors. Next time I'm in Edinburgh this is where I hope to stay, and you should too! Ben & Rea - Montreal, Canada - January 2013
We have spent a wonderful week (including Hogmanay 2012) in Edinburgh in Fiona’s apartment. And we found this holiday so nice in large part thanks to Fiona’s apartment: Lovely decorated and furnished with everything you needed, it made our stay very comfortable. Excellently located to reach the center by foot, it made our discovery of Edinburgh very easy and exciting. Thank you, Fiona, for welcoming us in this beautiful apartment as well as for helping me recover the items I had left behind (silly me)! I wholeheartedly recommend Fiona and her apartment for all travelers going to Edinburgh, it is exactly what you would expect from a great traveling experience with all the comfort from home.
Laura & Martin - Brussels, Belgium - New Year 2013
Perfect apartment, perfect host & perfect city! We loved everything about Edinburgh & has been our favorite spot on the trip! Thank you for your gracious welcoming, we will be looking for this place again when we return! Cheers! Dan & Chrissie - Ventura, California, USA - December 2012
We had a lovely stay at Fiona's flat. It is clean with all the amenities a traveler might need. The bed is comfortable and the bathtub is huge! The location is great as well! Thank you Fiona for a lovely visit. We would definitely stay there again! Sarah - New York, USA - December 2012
It was a terrific apartment charmingly decorated in the middle of town! I will definitely make a return visit. Fiona was great at showing me the place and keeping in touch as I came in on a late flight. Alex - London, UK - December 2012
Wonderful apartment in fantastic location, I cannot fault anything, everything was superb down to the finest details.
Charlotte & Catie - London, UK - November 2012
A beautiful, cosy and perfectly located apartment was matched by just a brilliant host in Fiona! From helping to arrange for an anniversary surprise of flowers and prosecco for my girlfriend to the quick responses to any emails and the very useful little guide booklet, I could not have asked for a better holiday host! Francis and Alex - London, UK - Oct/Nov 2012
My wife and I had a wonderful and easy stay at Fiona's apartment. The space is wonderful - just as described - and so so well located in the Grass Market area - central to everything. The flat is in a close so while the area is busy/fun the apt. is quiet. The WIFI worked really well and the amenities were comfortable. Fiona was great communicator throughout. THANKS! Tracy & Stephen - Eugene, Oregon, USA - October 2012
I could not have had a better experience at Fiona's place. From the initial communication, to the spot-on directions, to the homemade cookies, everything was thoughtful and homey and much appreciated! The flat was in the best possible location. RIGHT on top of many pubs and restaurants, yet hidden away enough from the noise. One night while we were there a circuit blew because a light burnt out and Fiona had stopped by and fixed it the next morning before were even back for lunch. That sense of urgency goes a long way! My friend and I raved about our Edinburgh flat the rest of our trip : ) I would gladly go back anytime. Thanks Fiona! Kimberly & Abbie - Washington, USA - October 2012
Thank you so much for the warm welcome and lovely apartment Fiona! I've fallen in love with this historic city and spectacular landscape during my stay. Leaving will be very hard to do. I will be recommending this place to everyone. Thank you! Eve - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - September 2012
What a wonderful modern apartment, that it is in such a central location makes it perfect! Alas, I could only spare 3 days this time but if I am ever in town for Hogmanay would definitely come back. Neville - Philadelphia, USA - September 2012
Staying at Fiona's apartment was an absolute pleasure! Fantastic apartment and Fiona herself made me feel very welcome and comfortable. It was really like staying at a hotel, but with the secure feeling of a home. I really wish my stay would've been longer, and I'd go back any time!
Ellen, from Finland - September 2012
Have had a wonderful few days in this great apartment and look forward to another night next week!!
Marg and Penny - Wagga Wagga, Australia - September 2012
Everything about our stay was perfect. Fiona's directions to the apartment were straight forward and easy to follow. Fiona was there at the apartment to meet us which was wonderful and she even made us some choc chip cookies. The apartment was beautifully decorated and well supplied and the location was perfect. When I next go to Edinburgh, I will book in with Fiona again. Catherine and Gerard - Perth, Australia - September 2012
Fiona has done a terrific job to make her guests feel at home, paying an unprecedented attention to detail, comfort, style and convenience. Plus this is a fantastic apartment in a great location. Stratis - Athens, Greece - September 2012
Very nice apartment with lots of natural light. Comfortable and extremely clean. Spacious, clean bathroom with excellent water pressure. Having a washing machine in the kitchen was a huge bonus. Well-appointed, modern kitchen. Wonderful. Fiona responded immediately to emails, and was very nice and helpful. Gail - North Carolina, USA - September 2012
This beautifully decorated flat is in a great location in Grassmarket (only a few minutes walk from the Castle and the train station and close to several great restaurants), and I would gladly stay there again. Fiona provided us with a very useful guide to the flat and the neighbourhood. Strongly recommended! Michael and Greg - London, England - August 2012
Fiona is a wonderful hostess and her flat is fantastic. The location is at the center of everything right beneath the castle and, because Edinburgh is so accessible on foot, this flat is perfectly situated within walking distance from most main attractions. We happened to visit during the Fringe Festival and the buzz was wonderful. The flat itself is clean, bright and has every amenity you need. The huge bed is very comfortable and the luxurious bath is perfect for soothing soaks after long days of sightseeing. We highly recommend this flat! Greg and Deanna - Manitoba, Canada - August 2012
We had an amazing time in Edinburgh and staying in Fiona's flat made it perfect. Fiona is a great communicator and made sure we could check in and out at the exact time which suited our needs. We really enjoyed the home-made cookies, the charming decoration of the flat with lovely objects Fiona had designed herself as well as the cleanliness and comfort of the flat. What's more, the flat is ideally located in Grassmarket, only a five minute walk from the castle and the main points of interest of the Old Town. I have already recommended the flat to some friends!
Anne and Fab - Dijon, France - August 2012
Edinburgh is such a lovely city and this apartment is perfect to walk around it. The apartment is very nice with really nice taste as well. We have had a wonderful time and look forward to coming back soon. We will definitely recommend staying at Fiona's to our friends and family!
Mayra and Laura - Mexico City, Mexico - July 2012
Fiona's flat is fantastic! It is spacious, very comfortable, and extremely polished (when I first arrived, it felt more like walking into a showroom than a flat). The location is really nice: in the center of Old Town, but a bit removed from the tourist throng of the Royal Mile. The shops and restaurants here seemed a bit nicer than elsewhere. You can see the thoughtfulness Fiona has put into the flat in the little details – photos of Edinburgh on the walls, little blue coasters throughout the house as decoration and function, the house guidebook with listing for restaurants, groceries, and everything else I could think up. She even left home-made cookies for me (which I happily gobbled up). I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and, had I not already booked other plans, I probably would've stayed longer. Fiona and her family were extremely helpful, and her guidebook provides all the answers you'd need.
Rob - Seattle, USA - July 2012
We loved this place ! We are so happy we chose to stay here rather then a hotel or motel ! The place was exactly what we needed, perfect location, clean, spacious and had all necessary amenities! Fiona was beyond lovely, even before we arrived she was so willing to answer our questions. She was flexible and understanding with our late check in and warmly welcomed us with cookies :) We wish we knew in advance how much we would love Edinburgh because we would have definitely stayed longer ! We highly recommend this place!
Jennifer and Alyssa - Sydney, Australia - July 2012
Wow! This apartment's location can't be beat. Its on this quaint little street 2 minutes away from the Royal Mile. It's quiet and characterful. Fiona's taste in doing up the apartment is impeccable. We loved all the small touches to hang stuff up and snifters to enjoy the Malt Whisky's we'd bought. Fiona herself was waiting when we arrived and like a professional, orientated us around the apartment. We enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh and don't think this apartment can be beat! Sharan - San Francisco, USA - July 2012
Wow! This apartment is so beautiful and perfectly situated for anything you could want to do in Edinburgh. It is a stones throw away from a bundle of lovely pubs and restaurants but very quiet, cosy and secure. Fiona went out of her way to make sure we had everything we could possibly need and was lovely enough to allow a late check in after a very long and tiring drive. The home made cookies were a perfect treat after a long lie in. We can't wait to come back! Candace and Pete - Perth, Australia - June 2012
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