The Best Holiday Apartments in Scotland, UK
Old Town Chambers offers award-winning apartments in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town | Courtesy of Old Town Chambers / Expedia.com
Holiday apartments are a home away from home, with more space, freedom and privacy than you’ll find in most hotels – and Scotland is home to some seriously stylish options. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated city pad for a corporate stay or an apartment with castle views, here are the best holiday apartments in Scotland.
Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile
4.5/5 (1059 Reviews)
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This four-star aparthotel, in the heart of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile, is within walking distance of the city’s best shopping, as well as famous historic landmarks including Edinburgh Castle. There are 146 sleekly designed, pet-friendly apartments and studios; each features a fully equipped kitchen. Guests also have access to a fitness room and private car park, making it ideal for those looking for a long stay. Families travelling with young children will love the kids’ corners, which offer books, colouring activities and educational games.
Serviced Apartment, Apartment
4.4/5 (1738 Reviews)
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These stylish apartments in Edinburgh – just a three-minute walk to the Scottish Parliament Building and a 10-minute walk from Waverley Train Station – have been designed with extended stays in mind. There are one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that sleep up to four adults, with fully equipped kitchens and spacious living areas. If you don’t have time to prepare breakfast in the morning, order one of the handy grab-and-go breakfast boxes. Packed with cereal, milk, a muffin, granola mix and juice, it’s a quick and easy way to start a busy day.
Old Town Chambers
Serviced Apartment, Apartment
4.8/5 (1384 Reviews)
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You’ll instantly feel at home in these thoughtfully designed, award-winning apartments in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The historic Old Town Chambers building has been transformed into 50 designer apartments, including a 15th-century two-bedroom town house – the freestanding bathtub surrounded by drapes and gothic-style candles alone is worth booking a stay here for. The concierge team is also on standby to assist. If you book a long stay you’ll receive a complimentary welcome hamper with all the essentials, and you can also organise additional food deliveries to help stock the fridge.
Highland Apartments by Mansley
4.6/5 (243 Reviews)
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Planning to visit Nessie? Book a stay at these luxury serviced apartments set on the banks of River Ness in Inverness, just a 25-minute drive to Loch Ness. Depending on which apartment you book, you’ll be treated to views of the river, Inverness Castle and the surrounding mountains, or the city rooftops. The fully furnished apartments are also perfectly located to visit the Isle of Skye and Culloden battlefield, making it a convenient spot if you want to explore the Scottish Highlands.
Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Grassmarket
Chain Hotel, Apartment
4.7/5 (103 Reviews)
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This new aparthotel in Edinburgh’s vibrant Grassmarket district is just as charming, stylish and quirky as the Irish poet Oscar Wilde, who was the inspiration behind its design. Each of the 128 apartments celebrates Wilde’s signature style: elegant marble and brass details, bespoke joinery and wild art deco-patterned carpets. The on-site Wilde Cafe serves a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is open as a bar until midnight. There’s also a 24/7 self-service pantry selling drinks, snacks, groceries and toiletries.
Edinburgh Pearl Apartments, Dalry Gait
4.3/5 (11 Reviews)
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If you’re travelling with a family or a large group, a holiday apartment will give you far more flexibility and a better price than a traditional hotel. The Dalry Gait Edinburgh Pearl Apartments in the heart of the city are two- to four-bedroom apartments that sleep up to eight guests. Each apartment has everything you need for a convenient stay, including handy laundry facilities. It’s just a 10-minute walk to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, as well as many of the city’s tourist hotspots, and you’ll also get free private parking on-site.
Edinburgh Castle Apartments and Suites
4.4/5 (304 Reviews)
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These brand new luxury apartments and suites have been tastefully decorated in a palette of subdued greys and neutrals, offering guests a relaxing haven in the centre of Edinburgh. The 12 spacious apartments also feature 24-hour monitored security, so guests will have peace of mind during their stay. If you like to enjoy the fresh air, book a deluxe garden suite, which opens out onto a plant-filled courtyard with seating. In cold weather, cosy up next to the fireplace and admire the views over Edinburgh from the palatial penthouse apartment.
Destiny Scotland St Andrew Square Apartments
Apartment, Chain Hotel
4.4/5 (215 Reviews)
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The mid-century-inspired interiors of Destiny Scotland’s St Andrew Square Apartments offer a stylish base from which to explore Edinburgh. Located in the lively East End, the apartments are just a 10-minute walk to the Old Town and the Royal Mile, and are perfectly located to indulge in a spot of shopping at Harvey Nichols and Multrees Walk. If you want to stay in, you can relax in the bright, light-filled living spaces or cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen.
These recommendations were updated on December 3, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.