Edinburgh Accommodation

Selection of Edinburgh holiday apartments and city lets

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Book an apartment in Edinburgh and stay in the Scottish capital that is considered by many to be the ‘Athens of the North’, and is awash with history. Rent a serviced apartment in Edinburgh Old Town, or find the perfect Royal Mile apartment, so that you can enjoy Edinburgh Hogmanay or the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a month’s worth of live comedy, theatre and performances that annually take over the city’s streets. Hike up to Edinburgh Castle or Arthur’s Seat to gaze over the old rooftops of the city, or get lost in the winding streets. Here at Hundredrooms, we highly recommend booking a short term let in the capital of Scotland. If you’re looking to stay in an Edinburgh city apartment, we have availability in New Town, in Grassmarket and much more. For keen explorers, it is the perfect size for exploring by foot, but only a small distance away can you find rolling hills and coastal views, thanks to its fantastic seaside location that are perfect to explore from a holiday cottage in Leith. We have some fantastic holiday lets right in the city centre that are perfect for your trip. Don’t wait any longer - find your ideal flat to rent in Edinburgh from our partners Airbnb Edinburgh, Booking.com Edinburgh, HomeAway Edinburgh among many others and enjoy your weekend break. While the weather can get rather cold, this city is great to visit all year round; the Christmas markets in Edinburgh are some of the best in the world, and you can see the Military Tattoo during the Festival Fringe in the summer months. The Scottish capital is ideal for a city break in Europe, and Scotland is the perfect size to hire a car and drive across to Glasgow, another landmark centre of Scottish culture. Walk through its medieval streets declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the many sights and get lost in the spectacular natural landscapes that Scotland offers just a couple of miles over the Forth Bridge. Pack your bags and book your holiday apartment in Edinburgh!

Places to stay in the Scottish capital

Your perfect self-catering apartment is waiting for you - here at Hundredrooms we don’t believe you have to spent a fortune to properly experience this lively Scottish city from your Edinburgh city apartment. Not sure about where to stay? Once nicknamed ‘Auld Reekie’ (Old Smelly!) you can relive the past in the Old Town and get lost on the cobbled streets that transport you straight back in time, or alternatively stay in Edinburgh New Town, which is swanky and sophisticated with beautiful Georgian buildings which might house your dream Edinburgh private let. Or what about a gorgeous Haymarket apartment? Grab your Edinburgh map, book your flight, and don’t worry about anything else - all you have to do is have a great time! Wherever you go, with Hundredrooms you can compare the best apartments to find the cheap accommodation in the city centre.

  • The Grassmarket: A lively and vivacious area that is full of independent shops and artisan shops that are the best for shopping. If you are looking for great places to eat, here you will find some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh and a range of great bars. We recommend visiting here to see the beautiful colourful houses of Victoria Street.
  • New Town: Home to the business district of Edinburgh, there are many boutiques for shopping alongside some of the best places to eat in Edinburgh and many high-end clubs. It is perfect for wandering around from your Edinburgh holiday let, and with its numerous Georgian townhouses, you won’t fail to be amazed at the gorgeously chic architecture. There are many great places to eat in Hanover Street, and Rose Street is a dark back alley that is full of great pubs and small shops.
  • Old Town: Full of dark alleys and lurching streets, this is the underbelly of Edinburgh, and gives a real feel of a city once been. Here you can explore the Royal Mile from your city let, or alternatively if you want to experience Edinburgh’s nightlife, you can explore Cowgate which is pedestrianised for all club-goers.
  • Broughton and Calton Hill: For one of the most enviable viewpoints across the city, this could be the place for your Edinburgh accommodation. It is full of typical Georgian and Victorian architecture which gives Edinburgh its stunningly regal feel. Calton Hill is beyond the East End of Princes Street and forms part of the city’s UNESCO heritage. It is also the headquarters of the Scottish government, and is home to many beautiful monuments.
  • Princes Street and Gardens: Probably one of the most visually impressive areas of the city, from the beautiful Princes Street Gardens hosts some of Edinburgh’s most iconic events. There is a fantastic view looking up to Edinburgh Castle over the basalt cliffs, and during the winter you will find the Christmas Markets and of course the fireworks for Hogmanay, the biggest New Year’s party in the UK by far. You will be perfectly situated to catch a train from Edinburgh Waverley or one of one the Edinburgh trams.
  • Southside and Holyrood: If you’re looking for an apartment for the Fringe Festival, this area is perfectly geared up for exactly that and for easy access to Holyrood Park where you can climb Arthur’s Seat. In this young area with plenty of second hand shops and eateries, you can explore the Meadows which is a beautiful park ideal for playing sports.
  • Stockbridge and Dean Village: These villages have been enveloped into the main city centre, and are perfect if you’re looking for something a little quieter that maintains all of the cobbled streets, high-end shops, boutiques and bars that the city has to offer. It is decorated with beautiful timber houses and is only 15 minutes walk from the centre.
  • Edinburgh West End: Another great area that is perfect for access to Edinburgh’s largest arts venues, such as the Usher Hall, the Filmhouse, the Traverse Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre. Here you will find many boutique shops, restaurants and beautiful architecture.
  • Royal Mile: The centrepoint of many of Edinburgh’s most important streets such as Castlehill, the Lawnmarket, Canongate and Abbey Strand. Here you will find many shops and it is an important part of the flyering process during the Edinburgh Fringe! It runs between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.
  • Leith: In the north of Edinburgh is this previous centre of industry located next to the sea on the Firth of Forth. Here you can visit the Royal Yacht Britannia, and it is a great place to stay in an up and coming area that is industrial and is very much the inspiration for Irvine Welsh’s novels. In fact, it was voted the UK's second most hippest place to stay just after Ancoats in Manchester.

Holiday rentals in Edinburgh