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Where to stay in Edinburgh?

My Husband and I will be in Edinburgh for two nights in June. I am looking for a place to stay. I'm all about location to the most interesting sites. Hotel or B&B both work. Mid to Upper price work but if there is a quaint place that is less expensive that works too. I'm all about the location and being in a nicer more convenient area.

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York Place in New Town. Easy access to everything. 10 minute walk to Old Town.

Is at end of tram line to airport, near bus and train stations.
Rent a flat in this lovely lively part of the city.
We use Air BNB and have stayed in amazing flats.

In Old Town, I recommend Chambers. Is quiet and away from bars and street noise but close to Old Town sites.

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We stayed in York Place and the location was great. A 5 minute walk to the train station, 2 blocks from the bus station, and the airport tram stopped at the door of our hotel. Easy walk to old town and Royal Mile, but just enough distance that you could get 1 step away from tourist crowds of the Royal Mile.

We stayed at Premier Inn City Center (York Place). A lovely modern hotel with views out over Edinburgh harbor that take your breath away. Be sure to ask for a high floor and the side of the hotel with the view. The price was extremely reasonable. The hotel was clean and we slept well. There is a restaurant in the hotel and many restaurants and a shopping center a few blocks away

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we will be there this summer on a RS tour. His hotel will be the Parliament House.

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much as I like Premier Inns, and I do, I think it probably a stretch to say that it is quaint or in Mid to Upper Price (still don't know what that means to kris in actual British Pounds Sterling).

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Google B+B Rothesay Place Edinburgh. It's really a hotel despite the name. We stayed there last year and it was very good. You can take a tram from the airport to a stop within walking distance of the facility. That same tram will go almost to the main train station and many of the places you'll want to see. If you decide to stay there ask for a room on the back overlooking Dean village. We can give specific directions if you decide to stay there, and also other info about Edinburgh.

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We love the Bonham and will stay there again. They provide a fabulous breakfast in a beautiful room with tartan wool drapes at the windows. Location is good--quiet but a short walk to most everything.

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I haven't had the chance to see what the average price for a hotel/B&B is but anywhere from $150-$275 would be reasonable. Depending on what the price range of that city is.

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I've stayed at the Fraser Suites two times now...and both were great experiences. It's just a few blocks from the castle in Edinburgh, a few meters from the Royal Mile, and just up the street from St Giles. Really nice place, breakfast is extra, but there is an amazing cafe just next door with the best food..we ate there breakfast and lunch.

It's walking distance to the entire Royal Mile, close to the history museum, Grassmarket, and easy access to Waverly if your journey takes out of of town for a day.

Super convenient, great beds, and I found it to be very quiet. First time we had a suite with a microwave (great for left overs!) and mini fridge. They give you a free bottle of water (just one per stay, not per day) Coffee / hot chocolate mix in the room.

Just don't try to check in before 3PM....

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For anyone trying to help, $150- $275 is around £112 to £205 at current rough exchange rate.

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We stayed in the larger apartment (11/1) here a couple of years ago. Edinburgh Apartments by Castle: We were thrilled with the views, the huge living space, and quiet, but central, location. They’re right under the castle and just off the Royal Mile. The pictures on the website are exactly what you see. I understand that the view to the castle from the smaller apartment is marred when they put up the grandstands for the Tatoo. I’m not sure how early in the summer they do that, but the owners could advise. The apartments are self-catering, but they leave a basket of welcome goodies in the kitchen and a market to stock up on groceries is close.

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In 2008 we stayed at A-Haven Townhouse Hotel. It isn’t in the old town, but a couple minute bus ride away and at a bus stop. It is very walkable straight down Ferry Road to go visit the ocean terminal area of town where the royal yacht Britannia is at as well as some restaurants.

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Has anyone stayed at the Apex Hotel in Edinburgh? I'm curious, since I booked it for our trip next May.

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Yes, to the Apex on Princes Street. We have stayed there twice.
It's on a fairly quiet area on Princes Street. We always ask for a room "above reception" because (I think) the lower rooms could be more "dungeon-like" with no views and face a street other than Princes, which is busier and noisier. We also pay extra to have breakfast included. You order off the menu. We love the Apex.