We were met by Sandra and David upon arrival and they explained a few things and recommendations for our stay in Edinburgh which was greatly appreciated.The booking process beforehand was so easy and they are easily contactable if you have any queries before you arrive.
The apartment is cosy, the bathroom is modern,the bedroom is comfortable and the kitchen/ lounge area spacious stocked with all that you might require for your stay.The apartment is warm and airy and easy to control the heating when needed for a quick boost .A nice gesture of a bottle of Prosecco awaiting in the fridge was an added bonus.
The location is great and close enough to walk to all the attractions and amenities and with being on The Royal Mile it can generate a bit of noise which you can hear which is due to the age of the building but you do expect that in the location you are in.
Be aware the apartment is on the third floor with stairs the only access.
Overall a great place to stay and to explore from.
Really comfortable and well equipped apartment in really good location. Everything was well handled and would recommend this rental,without hesitation
This apartment was absolutely perfect. The location was excellent as it was in walking to all the important sights. We also enjoyed being in the historic area of Edinburgh. The apartment was so comfortable and well set up. Loved the open plan and the well equipped kitchen. The lounge and bed were very comfortable. The bathroom was immaculate with floor heating. After a big day out sight seeing this was a lovely place to come back to and relax.
I can't say enough about my perfect stay at The Secret Garden. Hosts Sandra and David went out of their way to make it a perfect stay, beginning with a personal welcome and an enhanced welcome basket, through thoughtfully-stocked kitchen and bathroom supplies. A guest could easily bake and cook from scratch in this flat's kitchen.
The flat is euro-small, yet complete. The hosts thoughtfully provide a universal electric plug converter, as well as a hair dryer. They supply lots of books, maps, DVDs, and CDs, as well as the means to enjoy all of them, should you wish, as well as cable TV. The bed, an essential item, is very comfortable. The bathroom, with its heated towel rack and floor, is both functional and beautiful.
Besides being a very-comfortable base and retreat, The Secret Garden is well-located at the foot of the Royal Mile. Sandra will introduce you to a small Tesco grocery store, one street down through a wynd, that will provide all your food needs. Everywhere that you walk from The Secret Garden is just a short distance uphill. That means that your journey back to the flat is always downhill. Everything not within walking distance for you is a short Black Taxi or Uber ride away.
There is a bus stop directly across the street that will take you into the heart of Old Edinburgh every twenty or thirty minutes. I'd suggest buying a weeklong Lothian bus Ridacard on the way in. The Tollbooth Tavern, steps away on the other side of Canongate Kirk, has wonderful food and grog; the Warlock Pie is heavenly. Across the street, the wonderful ownersThe Wyrd Shop have everything that a curious person could get curious about.
Yeah. The Secret Garden is the place. Just do it. I did on intuition, even before I found my price for an airline ticket.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our time staying in the Secret Garden Apt. The location was wonderful, easy access to everything and the apt had everything you would need - kitchen was well stocked, and the furniture including the bed were very comfortable.
Sandra and David were fantastic hosts. We met them when we got there and they ran through everything with us. They were very generous with their time. We would highly recommend this apt!
Melanie and Jim Schafer